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Lucinda F. Boyd's Blog – March 2012 Archive (24)

Fear of repeat offenses keeps bail higher for drug charges

Fear of repeat offenses keeps bail higher for drug charges

by Brian Anderson

banderson@annistonstar.com Anniston Star

Mar 23, 2012

Bail bond agent Jason Chandler says 34 of the 41 people he has bonded out of jail in the last three weeks have been accused of drug offenses.  Jason Chandler said in his line of work, it doesn’t pay to be judgmental.

As a bail bond agent with A Bad Boy Bonds on 11th Street in Anniston,…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 24, 2012 at 12:37am — No Comments

9 charged in St. Paul gang rape

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Prosecutors have charged nine people in connection with an alleged gang rape in St. Paul last November.

A criminal complaint issued Friday says the defendants, five adults and four juveniles, are reported members of the "True Blood 22" street gang.

"They are a documented criminal street gang that operates in the Twin Cities," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.  "The facts outlined in this complaint are horrible."

Prosecutors say the 14-year-old…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 24, 2012 at 12:29am — No Comments

Mayor calls city violence ‘unacceptable;” McCarthy retools anti-gang strategy

Pounding the podium with emotion, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’s outraged by the bloodbath of violence that claimed the life of a 6-year-old playing on her porch in front of her parents and nearly killed a Chicago Police officer.

“What happened is unacceptable. Our streets are for our children…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 24, 2012 at 12:25am — No Comments

Gangs in crime-plagued El Salvador call a truce

SAN SALVADOR | Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:12am EDT

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Rival gangs operating in El Salvador have called a truce as the Central American country confronts a plague of…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 24, 2012 at 12:21am — No Comments

Don't say.... NOT MY CHILD... gang violence can start with young children!

Seven girls facing charges from Williston Middle fight

Posted: Mar 16, 2012 1:24 PM MST Updated: Mar 20, 2012 1:24 PM MST
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Gang Task Force Unit is investigating an incident that happened Thursday at Williston Middle School,…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 20, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Wanna be's... are GUNNA BE's

March 15, 2012

Parents upset about gang label

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Boys and girls as young as fourth grade are known to be involved in gangs.

Detectives: Gang violence begins in elementary school

Posted: Mar 19, 2012 2:08 PM MST Updated: Mar 19, 2012 2:08 PM MST


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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 20, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

The nation's largest operator of for-profit prisons, has sent letters recently to 48 states offering to buy up their prisons...

As state governments wrestle with massive budget shortfalls, a…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 18, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Private Prison Company to Demand 90% Occupancy

Private Prison Company to Demand 90% Occupancy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The nation’s largest private prison company is offering cash-strapped state…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 18, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Can the cinnamon challenge kill you?

An Internet meme with potentially risky consequences is sweeping the Web. The question is, can the brutal 'cinnamon challenge' be potentially fatal as well?

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mom sells 6 year old daughter's body for sex to score drugs

Florida mom sold 6-year-old daughter’s body for sex to score drugs: police

Woman's own mother says 'drug dealers' took over her home, making her 'as much a victim as her…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 6, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

When Kids Commit Crimes

By Ryan Schill

Comments: 1

Monday, March 05, 2012 07:50



When Kids Commit Crimes





Photo by DavityDave, via…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 6, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Deciphering Teens' Drug Slang

In the age of texting, e-mail, Facebook and other forms of communication that teens have available, it can be hard for parents to keep up with all those cryptic abbreviations. But your child's life might depend on you deciphering them. Would you know what "robotripping on DXM" would mean? Or why April 20 is significant to kids who use drugs? Many of today's parents were raised in the era of Just Say No, and while schools still teach that concept,…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 6, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Tainted “Spice”, synthetic drug... Linked to Kidney Failure Outbreak

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Health officials in Casper, Wyo., are investigating an outbreak of kidney failure linked to a batch of synthetic marijuana known as “spice.”

Three people were hospitalized Friday and two more were treated and released from a hospital in the eastern Wyoming city of 55,000 residents.

The patients, all in their teens and early 20s, reported vomiting, back pain and stomach pain. Officials are investigating reports of…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 6, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

'Freeway' Rick Ross Biopic: Former Drug Kingpin in Talks With Ryan Gosling, Mark Wahlberg

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 2, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

'Freeway' Rick Ross Trial Date Set, Calls Rapper Rick Ross a 'Complete Idiot'

Former Los Angeles drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross continues to seek justice in his case against rapper Rick Ross, whom he claims is unlawfully profiting from his name and reputation.



After the lawsuit was…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 2, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

More than 200 arrested in Lee County (Florida) Sheriff's Office drugs, sex crimes sweep.

2-month 'Operation Street Sweeper' a success for LCSO

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott entered 2012 with the resolve to send a clear message to Lee County felons: "Stop plying your illegal trade on our highways and streets."

In an aggressive, two-month, multi-level approach, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics, P.I.L.S. (Pharmaceutical Investigations Law Enforcement Strategy), Vice, Highway Interdiction and…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 1, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Former gang members work to prevent repeat of violence

Former gang members work to prevent repeat of violence…


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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 1, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments

US Number of Aging Prisioners Soaring

Corrections Officials Ill-Prepared to Run Geriatric Facilities
January 27, 2012…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 1, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

The Gray Box: An investigative look at solitary confinement... cont.

The Gray Box: An investigative look at solitary confinement

A few weeks ago, on the fifteenth anniversary of his first day in prison, Osiel Rodriguez set about cleaning the 87 square feet he inhabits at ADX, a federal mass isolation facility in Colorado.

“I got it in my head to destroy all my photographs,” he writes in a letter to me. “I spent some five hours ripping each one to pieces. No one was safe. I did not save one of my mother, father, sisters. Who…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on March 1, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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