Mexican gang members charged in attacks targeting blacks

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  1. XrayTed macrumors regular

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    Ought to be quite a dilemma for the lefties, trying to walk the line between 2 criminal groups of minorities. Imagine if it were gangs of whites targeting mexicans or blacks, it would be international news complete with a prime time Obama speech and outraged sympathy tweets from Hillary. They don't want to risk offending any mexicans, blacks are already in their back pockets, so the thing to do is keep it local and keep a wrap on it, no need for any federal intervention, as there would be if a white cop shot a black felon.

    This article gives the impression that innocent "black families" are the victims, and I may be wrong but I have a tough time believing that. This seems like a classic turf war between 2 violent ethnic criminal factions, I seriously doubt there are any innocents involved here, unless maybe some of the drug dealers have children.

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    Seven members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia were charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday for their role in attacks targeting African-Americans.

    The men, all members of the Big Hazard gang, allegedly took part in the 2014 firebombing of several residences of African-Americans in the city's Boyle Heights neighborhood in a bid to push blacks out, according to the indictment handed down June 22.

    "The defendants used firebombs to drive the victims from their homes because of their race," said Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division. "This is a hate crime.

    "Such violence and intimidation have no place in our society."

    Authorities said the attacks were spurred by the gang's bid to reclaim control of the neighborhood's Ramona Gardens housing project, once a bleak crime-infested area where the police dared enter only in groups.

    In recent years, however, crime has lessened in Ramona Gardens and more black families have moved in.

    The indictment alleges that Hazard members would spray paint or "tag" gang monikers and symbols on businesses and residences in the neighborhood and would meet to discuss ways to deter blacks from living there.

    On May 12, 2014, the gang members, wearing gloves and disguises, went on a firebombing rampage, authorities said.

    They split into groups, breaking victims' windows before hurling the firebombs to maximize damage, according to the charge sheet.

    Following the attacks nearly 40 gang members were indicted in 2014 on drug-related and other charges but the firebombing attacks went unresolved.

    The seven men named in the 10-count indictment unsealed Thursday were identified as Carlos Hernandez, 31; Jose Saucedo, 22; Francisco Farias, 25; Joseue Garibay, 23; Edwin Felix, 23; Jonathan Portillo, 21; and 21-year-old Joel Monarrez.

    They were charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights, arson, carrying explosives, racketeering and several other related crimes.

    Saucedo, aka "Lil' Moe," allegedly would confront black residents in Ramona Gardens, including children, and bluntly tell them they were not welcome in the neighborhood and risked harm if they stayed.

    Saucedo and his co-defendants face maximum prison sentences of 110 to 115 years or life behind bars.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/californ...attacks-targeting-blacks-203722952.html?nhp=1
     
  2. Renzatic Suspended

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    Oh, if it were the whites, I'd be handing out the ropes myself. But since it's people who are tan or more, I don't...I don't know what to do!
     
  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Rhetoric like yours does nothing but contribute to the problem. Congrats.

    On the subject of the lowlife gangbangers in your article, lock em up and throw away the key.
     
  4. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Black and Mexican gangs have been going at it for decades.
     
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    XrayTed needs to watch The Shield, apparently.
     
  6. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    IT'S the other sides fault, always :mad:

    so where is the problem? let them exterminate each other.
     
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    If gang violence was concentrated solely between gangs, I'd agree with you. But since it has a tendency to spill out...
     
  8. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    teach them to shoot, problem solved.
     
  9. Renzatic Suspended

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    I imagine a drive by. Three people go down. 30 more pull their guns, and start firing at a car. Chaos ensues.

    A logistical nightmare.
     
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    it's not that hard, hell they even have a range to train in
     

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