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Lucinda F. Boyd's Blog – June 2010 Archive (41)

Sexual abuse touches every life when.......

Sexual abuse touches every life when it leads to losses of trust, decreases in self esteem, and development of shame, guilt and depression.

Sexual abuse touches every life when it leads to eating disorders, abuse, gangs, substance abuse, violence, suicide, promiscuity/prostitution, other psychobehavioral issues;

The statistics are shocking

1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18.

1 in 6 boys is…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 30, 2010 at 4:37am — No Comments

A New Dawn: The terrorist gang

The worst type of terrorism is the kind that is effective.

This was my answer when I was watching a television panel that discussed which was worse, homegrown or international terrorism. For all the inter-agency fighting, the bottom line is that any successful terrorist attack is a bad one.

As correctional professionals, we are now on the front lines of this battle, and politics aside, there are some real threats we need to recognize and combat.

The gang…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 8:18am — No Comments

Mexican warden kidnapped, dismembered and scattered

Drug gang hitmen abducted him as he was driving to work

CorrectionsOne Staff


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments

54 men, women, and children shot over 3 days in Chicago

1-year-old girl is youngest victim

By Tina Sfondeles

The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — A bloody weekend of gun violence spilled into Monday, leaving 10 dead and nearly 60 men, women and children wounded all around the city.

Investigators tied some of the shootings in the…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Nogales, AZ police at disadvantage in fighting drug smugglers

NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Nogales, Arizona Police Department says it will not be stopped by threats from drug cartels. But Nine On Your Side has learned Nogales police are also threatened by a lack of funding. Outdated tools are putting its officers at a disadvantage when it comes to fighting drug smugglers.

Last weekend, a Mexican drug cartel issued a threat to shoot off-duty officers who bust up their loads. Officer Victor Hertherington said, "The border is always scary.…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 7:39am — No Comments

Mexican boy killed in Border Patrol shooting

The group allegedly threw rocks at border agents while trying to enter the country illegally

The Ledger

EL PASO, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 15-year-old Mexican boy after a group trying to illegally enter the U.S. threw rocks at the agents at an international bridge near downtown El Paso, authorities said Tuesday.

The shooting, which happened Monday evening, drew sharp criticism from Mexico, where the…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

South Florida workshops aim to train parents to prevent children's gang involvement

Gang violence tears families apart and ends lives, but by educating parents, government officials hope to hit gangs at their source, cutting off their access to potential new recruits.

In a series of workshops this month in Palm Beach, Broward and…

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 6:42am — No Comments

Authorities in Cincinnati again target 'Tot Lot Posse,' gang taking name from playground

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say they've charged 27 people with drugs and weapons counts in a new attempt to break up what's called the "Tot Lot Posse" in Cincinnati.

Police believe there are some 70 members in a gang that takes its name from a children's playground near police headquarters. Investigators say the west-end neighborhood gang had rebuilt after a rash of 2004 arrests.

Police link the group to dozens of felonious assaults involving guns and drugs.…

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments


Israel Perez wrote faithfully for The Beat Within , a juvenile justice system writing workshop, while in the Security Housing Unit at Corcoran State Prison in California. Following is thoughts on his imprisonment, which The… Continue

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 24, 2010 at 6:27am — No Comments

Chino street gang indicted on drug charges

A federal indictment, unsealed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, charges 21 members of a Chino street gang with being part of a drug distribution ring with ties to the Mexican Mafia prison gang.

The indictment is the result of a two-year-long investigation known as "Operation Redemption." It targeted members and associates of the "Chino Sinners" street gang.

They are accused of distributing controlled…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 21, 2010 at 6:49am — No Comments

New gang may have started in Tracy prison

State prison officials have traced the genesis of a new gang to Tracy's Deuel Vocational Institution. The Northern Riders first gained attention in 2000 when a founding member made a brazen declaration of war in a yard at Deuel. Officials today are determining if this group should hold rank among California's established prison gangs.

If it started inside the Tracy prison, as officials suspect, it would become the state's eighth documented prison gang and Deuel's…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 21, 2010 at 6:43am — No Comments

Newark-based drug bust linked to Bloods gang nets 40

Forty people have been charged in an investigation targeting drug dealers in one of Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, authorities announced today.

Police seized drugs, four handguns and an assault rifle during arrests on Wednesday, capping an investigation that began 18 months ago.…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 21, 2010 at 6:40am — No Comments

Cabrini-Green Area Gang Members Arrested for Drug Trafficking After Three Year Police Investigation

Chicago - Eight known or suspected members of the Gangster Disciples street gang were arrested early on Tuesday, culminating a nearly three-year investigation into drug trafficking in and around the Cabrini-Green housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side, the FBI and Chicago police announced on Wednesday.

All of those arrested were taken into custody at various locations in Chicago, without incident, by members of the FBI’s Joint Task Force on Gangs and Officers from the CPD Gang…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 21, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Rosaries are a popular gang tool, but not usually for prayer

When seventh-grader Raymond Hosier was suspended for wearing rosary beads to school late last month, civil rights groups rushed to his defense.

"Without question, the continuing action taken by the school district in punishing Raymond for wearing a rosary to school violates the constitutional rights of our client," argued Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice.

After Sekulow filed a lawsuit, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on June 1, telling…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 15, 2010 at 3:58am — No Comments

GANGS - Culture a common thread

While only a small fraction of Latinos are in gangs, only a small fraction of gang members are non-Latino.


Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

WALLA WALLA - The presence of criminal gangs may not be as significant a problem here as in surrounding communities.

But it's large and growing, officials…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 15, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

It's real deep out here so... listen up people

Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence. Lighting a candle of remembrance for those who've lost their lives to domestic violence behind the blue wall, for strength and wisdom to those still there, and a non-ending prayer for those who thought they had escaped but can't stop being afraid.think

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

info... to be concerned about

  • [TN] Nashville Police Officer Deon Cartmell can't get his story straight about how his wife Shari was shot to death about 10 hours ago
  • [NY] The NEW wife of fired-rehired-fired-and-appealing Officer John Lewis has injuries to her…

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

8 SoCal arrests with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia

LOS ANGELES—Authorities say a drug bust has netted eight arrests of San Gabriel Valley gang members with alleged ties to the Mexican Mafia.

The U.S. attorney's office said the arrests on Tuesday stem from a 22-count federal racketeering and narcotics indictment naming 17 defendants.

Prosecutors say four of the defendants are eligible for the death penalty if convicted of the 2006 killing of a rival gang member. The remaining 13 face 20 years to life without parole.



Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 10, 2010 at 5:52am — No Comments

Police: Salvadoran gang member arrested Friday is key player in Pogonip area drug trade

SANTA CRUZ - A "kingpin" in the Pogonip drug trade and documented Salvadoran gang member was arrested Friday by Santa Cruz police and federal immigration officials, and may be deported, police reported Tuesday.

Police said Jose Alvarenga, 23, of Aptos is a key player in heroin and cocaine sales in Santa Cruz's Harvey West neighborhood, between UC Santa Cruz and Highway 9. He also allegedly is a member of Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13, a violent street gang blamed for at least two of the…


Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on June 10, 2010 at 5:50am — No Comments














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