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Lucinda F. Boyd's Blog – August 2010 Archive (45)

Man dies a day after he was shot in the head in gang-related Austin shooting

A man has died a day after he was shot in the head in an on-going gang dispute as he was driving in a car in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

At 12:25 a.m. Monday, two men were driving north in the 500 block of North Leamington Avenue in a Chevrolet Malibu sedan when at least one gunman approached them on foot and opened fire, shooting the driver in the head and the passenger in the leg, Austin District Lt. Michael Stevens…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 13, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Watsonville Police Investigate Gang-Related Stabbing Near Middle School

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- A 15-year-old boy was stabbed Tuesday morning near a middle school in Watsonville in a gang-related incident, according to police.

Officers found the boy at about 10:15 a.m. in a parking lot at E.A. Hall Middle School at 201 Brewington Ave.

He told officers he had been walking in an alley near the 600 block of Palm Street when he was approached by a man in an Oakland Raiders… Continue

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 13, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Authorities seize heroin, arrest 23 in Chicago

Federal authorities say an investigation on Chicago's West Side has led to nearly two dozen arrests and the seizure of heroin worth at least $1.2 million.



Most of the 29 defendants named in the 230-page indictment are members or associates of the New Breeds street gang. On Thursday, 23 were in federal custody.



Authorities allege the gang and its associates ran an open air drug market within a…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 13, 2010 at 8:31pm — No Comments

14 S. Ind. men arrested for foreign gang links

Federal and local authorities have arrested 14 men in southern Indiana for their alleged involvement with violent foreign gangs.



Most of the 14 taken into custody this week are from the Jasper and Evansville areas.



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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 13, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

The violent new face of border smuggling

Photo by James Tourtellotte In America’s border ‘war zone,’ a U.S. Border Patrol agent is assaulted every eight hours

Border Patrol Agent Jose Morales has patrolled the same stretch of no-man’s-land in his unmarked SUV between Tijuana, Mexico and San Ysidro, Calif., hundreds…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 13, 2010 at 6:28pm — No Comments

When violence hits too close to home...

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The kidnappings, beatings, and murders that mark the drug-related violence of Mexican border cities like Tijuana and Juarez have increasingly spilled over the…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 13, 2010 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Man dies a day after he was shot in the head in gang-related Austin shooting

A man has died a day after he was shot in the head in an on-going gang dispute as he was driving in a car in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

At 12:25 a.m. Monday, two men were driving north in the 500 block of North Leamington Avenue in a Chevrolet Malibu sedan when at least one gunman approached them on foot and opened fire, shooting the driver in the head and the passenger in the leg, Austin District Lt. Michael Stevens said.

The man shot in the head was identified…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 11, 2010 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Gunmen on bicycles kill 8 year old, injure another

CHICAGO - Police say two gunmen on bicycles killed an 8-year-old girl and wounded her younger cousin as the children were skipping rope in a Chicago neighborhood.

Deputy Police Superintendent Ernest Brown says the shooting…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 11, 2010 at 5:53pm — No Comments

10 immigrants rescued from Arizona desert

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Search, Trauma and Rescue Team rescued 10 suspected illegal immigrants Tuesday traveling in the scorching sun.

The group had been abandoned by their guide and was lost in a west desert…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 11, 2010 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Former NFL linebacker Mark Fields arrested in Goodyear

Former NFL linebacker Mark Fields was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of beating the mother of his 6-year-old daughter outside a Tutor Time in Goodyear, according to Maricopa County Superior Court documents.

Fields, 37, was arrested about 1 a.m. at his…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 11, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Former Corrections officer gets 2 years in cocaine case

A former private prison security officer goes from guarding inmates to becoming one after attempting to secure cocaine for an inmate.

Juan Nunez, 41, of Coolidge was sentenced Monday to 24 months in a federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Nunez previously pleaded guilty to attempt to furnish an inmate with contraband on April 10.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 11, 2010 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Arizona mom with baby accused of selling meth from apartment

Authorities said they arrested a Florence woman who…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 11, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Arizona agents seize backpacks filled with pot

Arizona agents seize backpacks filled with pot

Agents assigned to a…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 10, 2010 at 6:52pm — No Comments

CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Alien Smuggling and Bribery

BROWNSVILLE, TX—A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer has been convicted of alien smuggling and bribery, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

At a hearing late Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, on the eve of jury selection for trial, Rudy Trace Soliz, III, 44, of Brownsville, pleaded guilty to two counts of an indictment. He admitted that on Sept. 25 2009, while serving as a public official—a Department of Homeland Security CBP officer—he knowingly allowed a…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 9, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

ON THE SOUTHWEST BORDER...Public Corruption: A Few Bad Apples

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In the surveillance footage taken hours before his arrest, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Michael Gilliland can be seen nonchalantly waving a car… Continue

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 9, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

BE CAREFUL IN ARIZONA....

Be Careful in Arizona

There is an entire Army whose job it is to protect us from invasion. That Army is based in Atlanta at Ft McPherson and is called Forces Command. Their sole reason for existing is to protect the American homeland.

In my opinion it is unacceptable to have portions of the US declared off limits to US citizens because Mexican drug cartels control the area.

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Who would have believed that inaction by our…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Former California hero convicted in gang shooting

FRESNO, Calif. — As a little boy, Ivan Ramirez was honored as a hometown hero for saving a drowning peer. Now, 13 years later, a jury has convicted the Fresno gang member for his role in a drive-by shooting.

Ramirez, 21, was found guilty Tuesday of shooting at an inhabited house, being a felon with a gun and participating in a gang. He faces a possible life prison term when he's sentenced on Aug. 31.

"They gave Ivan a…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 8, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Suspected West Oakland gang leader found guilty

OAKLAND -- The suspected leader of a notorious West Oakland street gang was found guilty Thursday of seven felonies, including attempted murder, and now faces at least 40 years in state prison.

Marc Anthony Candler, 35, who police and prosecutors say ran the Acorn gang and tried to kill a member of a rival gang, joked with bailiffs before the verdict was read and laughed as a court clerk announced the jury's decision.

Candler was arrested in 2008 during one of…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 8, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Gang member sentenced to death for 2008 Compton murders

LOS ANGELES - A gang member was sentenced to death today for murdering two men in separate shootings in Compton in 2008.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis B. Rappe rejected an automatic motion to reduce the jury's death sentence recommendation for Travis Jeremy Lewis to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lewis, 23, of Compton, was convicted May 4 of first-degree murder for the April 3, 2008, slaying…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 8, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Officials laud GPS system tracking gang parolees...

OAKLAND, Calif.—Law enforcement officials are touting a program that's been monitoring paroled gang members by strapping GPS units to their ankles—a program first used to monitor sex offenders.

Officials described the program's success Thursday, in the midst of a multi-agency gang sweep that led to 48 arrests.

Through GPS monitoring, agents can track a parolee's every move, checking whether the person has wandered back…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 8, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

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