Chicago man wrongly accused of being gang member freed after months in ICE custody

Liz Nagy | ABC7CHICAGO NEWS Monday, January 22, 2018 10:30PM CHICAGO (WLS) — A Chicago man is free Monday night after he was arrested in March 2017 and wrongly accused of being a gang member. Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez hugged his family for the first time in 10 months Monday night. “It’s thanks to all the support […]

Kilroy went from Mexican Mafia prisoner to now visiting and speaking to inmates in prison

STREETGANGS.COM | April 27, 2017 Ernest “Kilroy” Roybol discusses being an inmate in Pelican Bay security housing unit where all the Mexican Mafia members are housed. After his release from prison in 1993, and spiritual transformation, he now visits prisons and speaks to the inmates, to the very prisons he was once incarcerated in. Original […]

Conviction in 10-year old cold case murder overturned because of Double Jeopardy

STREETGANGS.COM | April 01, 2017 MONTEREY PARK / ROSEMEAD – Raul Isaac Pedroza grew up in Varrio Lomas neighborhood and had been in-and-out prison for years. After being released on January 1, 2008, he was ready for freedom but just 6-weeks later, Pedroza was charged with a murder from 1998. According to court documents, Raul […]

3 armed killers caught on surveillance

Posted By Greg Lee | ABC 7 | March 7, 2017 A search was on for three murder suspects who were caught on surveillance video wielding guns outside a home in Placentia, where a man was shot and killed. Placentia police on Tuesday were asking the public to take a good look at the surveillance […]

Gang member sentenced for killing connected to the Mexican Mafia

STREETGANGS.COM | December 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES – An El Sereno man and former 18th Street gang member has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal drug trafficking offense and murdered of a man who had failed to pay “taxes” to the Mexican Mafia. Eddie “Criminal” Garcia, 39, […]

Federal Racketeering Indictment Targets Wilmington Street Gang

By: DEA Public Affairs November 9, 2016 Authorities have arrested 17 members and associates of the Wilmas street gang who are named in a federal racketeering indictment that alleges acts of murder, attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, robbery and witness intimidation – as well as a series of armed attacks on law enforcement officers dating back […]

Thee Rascals in Atwater Village

Thee Rascals [Tiny Rascals/TR/] are a predominately Latino street gang in the Atwater section of Northeast Los Angeles. Deceased members Ryan “Huero” Gonzales, 16 (November 1, 1983 – June 3, 2000), Shot and killed on the 3300 block Silver Lake Boulevard. Toonerville member Timothy “Huero” McGhee was convicted for this murder. Coincidentally they shared the […]

Mexican Mafia member Raul Leon tells investigators that COs can get stabbed too

STREETGANGS.COM |May 28, 2016 Pelican Bay State Prison – Institutional Gang Investigators question Mexican Mafia member Raul “Huero Sherm” Leon about Eme business, the mesas and attacks on correctional officers. SUPPORT US – Purchase signed Long Beach shirt: http://bit.ly/2c0VjkZ – Discussion of Oldest Blood Gangs on forum: http://bit.ly/2bt5LmH – Merchandise, Books, DVDs & Magazines: http://bit.ly/2bQe9ws […]

Florencia Varrios in Los Angeles County

Florencia 13 is a large Latino gang identity in Los Angeles found in various places in Los Angeles County inside and outside of the Florence district of Los Angeles. Below is a list of different Florencia 13 Varrios in Los Angeles County. Florence 13, Bell Gardens , [Bear] – Florence 13, Los Angeles – Harvard […]

La Sangra in the City of San Gabriel

Varrio La Sangra is a predominately Hispanic Street gang located in the small city of San Gabriel in the San Gabriel Valley. Deceased members Jimmy “Character” Palma, 23 (May 18, 1974 – Oct 13, 1997), was stabbed to death in San Quentin prison as a result of a Mexican Mafia hit for his involvement in […]

Alleged theft by FBI agent places prosecutions in jeopardy

Scott Glover | CNN Thu October 22, 2015 | Updated 10:03 AM ET Los Angeles (CNN)For two years, investigators decoded text messages, conducted surveillance and leaned on informants to unravel a drug trafficking network that allegedly distributed heroin and methamphetamine in a city park and California prisons. The painstaking work resulted in a sweeping federal […]

‘There’s No Real Fight Against Drugs’

Ginger Thompson | The Atlantic Jul 20, 2015 The slight man at the breakfast table seemed more like an evangelical minister than someone who once brokered deals between Mexican drug lords and state governors. He wore a meticulously pressed button-down, a gold watch, gold-rimmed glasses, and a gold cross around his neck. His dark brown […]

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