Jamaica PM: Police unit reorganized after Cuba complaints that Jamaica lax in drug war


DAVID McFADDEN (Associated Press) | December 16, 2010 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Bruce Golding said Thursday his government shook up an anti-drug police unit after Cuba complained that the force had been uncooperative in preventing Jamaican drug smugglers using speedboats and small planes to move narcotics. Golding’s announcement followed the publication of a leaked […]

Three locals charged in white supremacist case

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Joseph Serna | December 16, 2010 Three Costa Mesa residents were among nearly 50 people arrested or indicted in Orange County’s biggest white supremacist prison and street gang crackdown ever. Jessie Raffensberger, 31, Richard Michael Briggs, 58, and Edward Anthony Ferraro, 30, are among more than a dozen suspected white supremacists charged with a litany […]

Alleged gang member faces trial on machete attack outside high school

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Kevin Amerman (THE MORNING CALL)| December 15, 2010 A 16-year-old Allen High School student, wearing casts on both hands, testified in court Wednesday that a friend handed him a machete so he could defend himself just moments before a bloody gang battle erupted last month within blocks of the school. The student said a classmate, […]

16 in global child porn ‘club’ indicted

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Nardine Saad (Los Angeles Times) December 15, 2010 Federal authorities Tuesday announced the indictments of 16 men who allegedly accessed a password-protected Internet forum on child pornography containing thousands of graphic images and videos of young boys. The two-year investigation into the “Lost Boy” Internet group found that members were encouraged to regularly post sexually […]

Looking for Bloods member in Lehigh robberies

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Pamela Lehman (THE MORNING CALL) December 15, 2010 Bethlehem police are looking for a 21-year-old man they said is a member of the Bloods and involved in the rash of recent robberies and burglaries involving Lehigh University students. Darius Michael Newman, who lived in Bethlehem but now has no known address, is wanted on charges […]

Va. biker gang racketeering trial nears end


The Associated Press 12/15/2010 A federal prosecutor portrayed the national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang as a crafty leader who manipulates members into committing crimes, but a defense attorney said Tuesday that her client never directed anybody to break the law. The statements came in closing arguments in the racketeering trial of Jack Rosga […]

Salinas police ID gang members in officer-involved shooting

KIMBER SOLANA December 14, 2010 The gunman who police say engaged two gang task force officers in the fierce gun battle Saturday evening was once charged with murder and attempted murder over a decade ago. But the charges filed on February 1998 against Nicholas Ruelas Martinez were dismissed two months later, according to the Monterey […]

Britain: Gangs Joined Tuition Fracas

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | December 13, 2010 Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday that street gangs and “hard-core activists” infiltrated a protest last week in which demonstrators rampaged through London and attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. She also confirmed that a protester made contact with the duchess […]

Woman dies after being shot in front of grandchildren at Inglewood park


Jason Felch (LA Times) December 13, 2010 Map shows location of Saturday’s shooting in purple, as well nearby homicides, in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report. Inglewood police are looking for a gunman who shot a 61-year-old woman in front of her grandchildren during a picnic at […]

Bell corruption: Judge rules not to delay state attorney general’s lawsuit


Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) December 13, 2010 A Los Angeles County Superior judge denied a request Monday by the state to delay its lawsuit against current and former Bell officials because it could interfere with L.A. County’s criminal cases against the troubled city’s current and former leaders. Judge Ralph Dau rebuffed efforts by lawyers […]

Alleged leader of gang accused of hijacking school bus and kidnapping kids shot dead


By Associated Press December 13, 2010 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police say a gang leader accused of kidnapping children from a school bus has been killed in southeastern Nigeria. Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna told The Associated Press on Monday that a joint army and police team shot Obioma Nwankwo during an operation Sunday in Abia […]

Convicted Murderer Stabs Child Molester in Jail


John Lobertini (FOX40 News) | December 13, 2010 SACRAMENTO — A bizarre story out of the Sacramento County jail where a convicted child molester is savagely attacked by a convicted murderer. 55-year-old Robert Precobb was stabbed in the face and neck as many as ten times last Friday night by convicted murderer Ruben Rivera. It’s […]