Gang member testifies against own gang for plea deal

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By Alex Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer December 30, 2010 | 8:01 p.m. LOS ANGELES – In September, defendants Jonathan Fajardo and Danny Aguilar were found guilty of first degree murder in the murders of Cheryl Green, 14, and Christopher Ash, who were both killed in December 2006. The jury recommended the death penalty for Fajardo [...]

L.A. Gang Member Jonathan Fajardo Should Die for Deadly Hate Crime, Says Jury

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Caroline Black (cbsnews.com) September 28, 2010 LOS ANGELES – The mother of a 14-year-old girl wiped tears from her cheeks, as a Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty for Jonathan Fajardo, who killed her daughter in a racially motivated shooting. The 22-year-old Latino gang member was convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances in [...]

Two gang members convicted of hate-crime murders

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Victoria Kim (Los Angeles Times) September 10, 2010 Two Latino gang members were convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in a hate-crime trial involving the deaths of a 14-year-old black girl and a potential witness in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles. The jury deliberated for less than two days before convicting Jonathan Fajardo, 22, [...]

Harbor Gateway teen’s slaying case goes to jurors

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Victoria Kim (Los Angeles Times) August 26, 2010 In the days after 14-year-old Cheryl Green was gunned down, residents, activists and politicians took to the streets of Harbor Gateway, decrying the senseless, racially motivated slaying of a child and protesting the gang activity that long plagued the area. But a different message quietly appeared on [...]

Opening statements in murder trial against 204th Street gang members

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By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 20, 2010 | 12:56 p.m. The trial against Jonathan Fajardo, the teen accused of the December 15, 2006 killing Cheryl Green, 14, began last week. Fajardo, a 204th Street gang member from the Harbor Gateway section of Los Angeles is charged in the murder of Green, in what [...]

Racial Tensions? Do Mexicans & Blacks get along in Imperial Courts Watts Los Angeles?

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Streetgangs.com April 11, 2010 There has been a lot of discussion about the conflict between Blacks & Hispanics in Los Angeles for some years and some have suggested that there is an ethnic cleansing or racial war taking place in Los Angeles. Evidence on crime between the two groups does not reflect that, and killings [...]

Deadly shooting in Lincoln City could be gang-related

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Teresa Blackman (KGW.com) February 8, 2010 LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — Police pulled over an SUV in Lincoln City and found two people inside with gunshot wounds – one of them dead – in an incident that could be a sign of gang activity in the small, coastal community. Police said the shooting happened at The [...]

Los Angeles names top ten gangs

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By Alex Alonso (Streetgangs.com) February 10, 2007 updated: February 18, 2007 Last week the City went in a different direction in their goal of reducing gang violence by naming gangs and putting them on a top ten list as being most violent. This is a radical change by the City and one that is unusual [...]

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