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Lucinda F. Boyd's Blog – July 2010 Archive (38)

Mich. Woman Gets 9 Years for Sex With Son...

PONTIAC, Mich. -- A Detroit-area woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison.

Thirty-six-year-old Aimee L. Sword of Waterford Township apologized at her sentencing Monday in Oakland County Circuit Court. She had pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 13, 2010 at 11:53pm — No Comments

3 charged with drug possession after railroad tanker car found filled with marijuana in LA

Three men whose arrests led to the discovery of hundreds of pounds of marijuana in a railroad tanker car have been charged with drug possession in Los Angeles.

The district attorney's office says 28-year-old Jesse Lopez, 18-year-old Justin Coffey and 19-year-old Kristopher Maldonado were each charged Tuesday with two…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 13, 2010 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Grandmother held as police investigate ax slaying of Detroit woman, 26, in Detroit-area home

The Detroit News

July 12: Police remove a child from a home in Highland Park, Mich., where a woman reportedly held her 3-year-old grandson hostage for several hours.

Police in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park are investigating what a neighbor described as the bloody ax…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 13, 2010 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Three Phila. officers charged in drug theft plot...

Three Philadelphia police officers plotted with drug dealers and staged a traffic stop and drug seizure in a scheme to steal $15,000 worth of heroin from a supplier and sell the drug, federal authorities charged.

Officers Mark Williams, James Venziale and Robert Snyder were named in a 14-count indictment announced Tuesday, along with Snyder's wife and three suspected drug dealers. The plan went awry…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 13, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Report says Ohio fails to stop youth prison gangs (Columbus, OH)

COLUMBUS - Efforts to stop gang violence in Ohio's youth prisons are ineffective and three facilities remain unacceptably dangerous places for young people, according to a new report.

While the Department of Youth Services has tried to fix the problem, the agency is also guilty of "a widespread and somewhat misguided belief that gang violence may no longer be a significant problem," the report released late Wednesday said.

"The time has come for a different approach to gang…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 10, 2010 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Mexican street gang members arrested in Bozeman, West Yellowstone



A two-week federal investigation in Gallatin County ended Friday with the arrest of 10 Mexican-born men, seven of whom are associated with a…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 10, 2010 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Gang members who commit crimes face additional punishment

Wyoming, MI (WZZM)-- A 15 year old girl who police say was wounded by members of a Wyoming gang say she's glad the shooters could receive extra long prison sentences.

"I didn't do anything to these people and I don't know them," says 15 year old gunshot victim Demonica Young.

The suspects accused of shooting her face prosecution under a new law that adds punishment when gang members commit felonies.

"We needed a hammer, a tool to go after…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 10, 2010 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Gang crackdown, 15 indictments, 3 for murder

COLUMBIA --

State and local officials took aim Friday at gang violence in the Columbia area with indictments of 15 people on charges including murder, kidnapping, assault and robbery.

Those charged by the statewide…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 10, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Rapper '40 Glocc's' image considered in Colton gang injunction trial

Lawrence White's image as street-hardened rapper has served him well, but it remains a point of contention in the trial to determine his inclusion in a gang injunction in his native Colton.

In closing briefs filed late last month, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office argues that White -- as "40 Glocc" -- consistently flaunts his membership in Colton City Crips, supporting police and…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 10, 2010 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Mexican murder suspect: US consulate infiltrated

MEXICO CITY – The drug-cartel enforcer told an unsettling story: A woman who worked in the Mexican border's biggest U.S. consulate had helped a …

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 3, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

U.S. Is Arms Bazaar for Mexican Cartels

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 3, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

On patrol in Mexico's most dangerous city

Police trampled over the scene where one man was killed - in front of his young family

Mexico's Ciudad Juarez is one of the world's most dangerous cities, plagued by battles between drug gangs. A BBC team witnessed its violence at first hand on a police patrol, as Ian Sherwood reports.


The sun sets early now that winter is approaching. It is nearly 1800 and Ciudad Juarez has already descended into darkness.

We drive up to Estacion Delicias…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 3, 2010 at 2:23pm — No Comments

'Family values' of Mexico drug gang

They decapitate, torture, and extort. Then they pray, and donate to charity.

The "Familia" cartel is perhaps the most extreme example of the paradoxical enemy which Mexico faces as it tries to defeat organised crime.

It is a fight which would be much easier if the cartels were simply maverick gangs on the fringe of society.

But they are, in many areas, part of society.

"La Familia was originally a social structure. And in many ways it still is," says a…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 3, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Mexican drug gangs 'spread to every region of US'

Mexican drug gangs have expanded their activities in the US with heroin production doubling in 2008, the US justice department says in a report.

Despite US funding for the war on drugs, trade in marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine also grew, the National Drug Threat Assessment said.

The report found that Mexican groups were active in every region of the US.

Gangs were moving an estimated $40bn (£27bn) in cash back into Mexico across the border…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 3, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Mexico prison gang fighting kills 29

A clash between rival gangs in a prison in Mexico's north-western state of Sinaloa has left 29 inmates dead.

The killings brought the number of dead on another day of apparent drug-related violence to more than 40.

In the western state of Michoacan, 12 police officers died in an ambush by suspected drug cartel gunmen.

Michoacan and Sinaloa are home to rival drug gangs that are fighting turf wars and battling security forces.

Officials said 18…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 3, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Detroit Police to reshape gang squad

The Police Department’s gang squad, which has come under fire for its treatment of Detroit residents, is being reduced

The Gang Enforcement Unit from…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 2, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Detroit Police to reshape gang squad

The Police Department’s gang squad, which has come under fire for its treatment of Detroit residents, is being reduced

The Gang Enforcement Unit from…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 2, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Efforts to stop gang violence in Ohio's youth prisons are ineffective

COLUMBUS - Efforts to stop gang violence in Ohio's youth prisons are ineffective and three facilities remain unacceptably dangerous places for young people, according to a new report.

While the Department of Youth Services has tried to fix the problem, the agency is also guilty of "a widespread and somewhat misguided belief that gang violence may no longer be a significant problem," the report released late Wednesday said.

"The time has come for a different approach to gang…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on July 2, 2010 at 2:37pm — No Comments

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