‘Shrimp Boy’ Makes Federal Court Appearance In Leland Yee Corruption Case


CBS / AP | March 28, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The federal public defender’s office says it cannot represent a key defendant in a criminal case that also includes corruption allegations against a California state senator because of potential conflicts of interest. Assistant Federal Public Defender Elizabeth Falk told a judge during a hearing in [...]

Original Mexican Mafia member is now devout Christian, Kilroy

Southern California – Ernest “Kilroy” Roybal, 75, is an original Mexican Mafia member that joined Varrio White Fence in Boyle Heights near East LA in the early 1950s. He spent nearly 40 years in prison, from the 1950s to 1993 when he was released. While incarcerated, a friend of his came up with the concept [...]

RIVERSIDE: Gang member says he shot in self-defense

Arsenio Morgan

JOHN ASBURY (Press-Enterprise) | March 03, 2014 A Riverside gang member who killed two teens told a jury that he felt he had “no choice” but to open fire because he thought he was being confronted by rival gang members at a party in 2008. Arsenio Morgan, 23, testified in his own defense Monday in [...]

Outlook: Echo Park’s Street Gangs

Echo Park Loco

Andrew Stein (Examiner) | March 1, 2014 For the better part of the last thirty years, Echo Park – a Los Angeles neighborhood near downtown – has been synonymous with gang violence. While residents had accepted that street gangs were a part of the neighborhood’s fabric since the 1970’s, the mid to late 80’s brought [...]

August Bleu aka Scooby from 83 Gangster Crips talks about getting shot on the eastside of LA

Los Angeles – August Bleu aka Scooby was from 83 Gangster Crip, lived in 62 East Coast Crip, where he was shot and almost killed in 2006. The doctors were able to save his life but he now lives his life as a paraplegic. It wasn’t until he was shot at a second time while [...]

Walk up shooting claims two lives on Normandie & 3rd Street


Streetgangs.com Staff Writer January 22, 2014 | 5:15 p.m. PST Westlake / Koreatown – On Monday, a double homicide claimed victims, Jonathan “Kidd” Villamizar (b. April 5, 1990), 19, and Alexander “Frost” Veleche (b. Dec. 1, 1994), 24, on the northwest corner of Normandie Avenue and 3rd Street in the Lucy’s Laundry Mat parking lot. [...]

Two leaders of ‘Los Palillos’ Mexican gang convicted of murders, kidnappings

Jorge Rojas-Lopez

CNS | January 16, 2014 SAN DIEGO – Two leaders of a Mexican drug trafficking gang were convicted Thursday of several murders and kidnappings in San Diego County between 2004 to 2007. Jorge Rojas Lopez, 34, was found guilty of four murders, while Juan Estrada-Gonzalez, also 34, was convicted of six counts of first-degree murder, [...]

Gang member convicted of Santa Monica murders gets life sentence

Jose Zapien

Paresh Dave (Los Angeles Times) | January 9, 2014 A 25-year-old man convicted of murdering two people in Santa Monica during attempts as a teenager to gun down rival gang members was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jose Contreras Zapien Jr., was also given a prison term of 95 [...]

Lil Man from Inglewood talks about getting shot & focusing on producing hip-hop tracks

December 30, 2013 – Lil Man from Lockhaven (18th Street), Inglewood area talks about getting shot, slowing down, and focusing on producing music (Hood Music Vol 1 & 2). Date: October 2013 Location: Lil Man’s Studio Related stories: Lil Man from Inglewood (Lockhaven) talks about gang life style and producing beats for homies Inglewood – [...]

Woman shot to death in front of family in LA

Juliana Barrios

Sid Garcia (KABC) | December 26, 2013 LOS ANGELES — Detectives are asking for the public’s help to find the suspects who fatally shot a woman following a Christmas gathering in South Los Angeles Wednesday. Juliana Barrios, 24, of Pomona was fatally shot outside a duplex on the 700 block of 87th Street around 5 [...]

Example “kite” sent among Hispanic gang members in LA County Jail


Streetgangs.com December 3, 2013 In the Los Angeles County Jail, inmates communicate through letters called “kites,” and at times, the kites tell other inmates what to do in the County Jail setting. These kites are also used in the California Prison system, and jail officials will often seize these kites to investigate possible crimes. In [...]

Gang Members from Ventura County linked to Mexican Mafia charged for Drug Trafficking


Streetgangs.com Staff Writer November 20, 2013 | 2:55 p.m. PST Operation “SuperNova” is Targeting Gang-Related Drug Trafficking LOS ANGELES – In the third phase of Operation “SuperNova,” a multi-agency task force investigation has charged 17 people following an investigation by a task force comprised of the FBI; the Ventura Police Department and the Oxnard Police [...]

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