Tag: Gangs

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Federal law creates a mass of minor observances, honoring this group and that cause, all through the year. Current events and religions create additional overlays of important dates, noted by the president of the United States in his official capacity. There is an element of boilerplate, of consistent wording framing annual observances across administrations. Look […]

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Black Americans, even millionaire athletes, know that the real threat to black communities and all urban poor communities, is the reign of terror by criminal gangs, street-level organized crime. President Trump has turned federal law enforcement loose on these criminal enterprises, trying to fill the gap left by George Soros funded prosecutors, no-cash-bail policies, and […]

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Last night, the CHOP Terrorist Mini-State in Capitol Hill, Seattle, became a genuine war zone. Shots fired, one killed, one injured, and as a result, they now have RIP signs up in the Zone. The residents of the neighborhood are “on edge” (ya think?!) about the situation, and “city leaders are mum.”

Surviving shooting victim “critical”, and as yet no arrests have been made. Well, since the police allowed themselves to be stopped and not enter the “zone,” perhaps they will never find the perpetrators; it’s hard to investigate a shooting if you can’t enter the area of the shooting. Community members outraged and saddened.

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Donald J. Trump has been president for two years. He’s at the border and is asking for a wall, oh wait, no – now a steel fence, and compromise and dialogue with the Democratic Party. He was asking for a little over five billion to shore up the Southern border. He said “I’ll take less […]

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For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had former CIA operative and leader of CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center’s WMD unit, author of the must-read and highly relevant 2009 book Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA and outspoken critic of the politicized leadership in America’s intelligence and national security apparatus, Charles Sam Faddis on to discuss among other things:

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This is the kind of good news I want to read about every day. These gangs are turning our inner cities into bad places and it is time to run these monsters out of the country, or incarcerate them all.

Caso Pilato, an 18 month investigation into the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit (TCIU) in El Salvador, with significant support from HSI San Salvador, concluded last week with the arrests of 53 MS-13 members and associates during Operation Tecana, the enforcement phase of the investigation.

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I know what you’re thinking. “First the Colombian Cartel and now the Latin Kings. Why is RightAngles even still alive?” Welp, sometimes I don’t even know the answer myself. I seem to be some kind of Bad Boy magnet. Anyway, the Colombians were in my 20s. Travel with me now to my 30s when I […]

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Here is a fantastic bit of good news, one that makes me feel safer because it seems we are headed in the right direction, now that President Trump has removed Obama’s shackles on Immigration law enforcement. Headline: Arrests of Illegal Criminals Jumps 250% In One Week Preview Open

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This week on OppCast, host John Hart talks in-studio with senior OpportunityLives writer Izzy Ortega, breaking down everything from the upcoming VP debate, to the reason why the best way to make something expensive is for Washington to make it “free.” Later we continue last week’s conversation with anti-violence leaders Antong Lucky and Omar Jahwar.

For the second episode of OppCast, we break down the importance and the likely outcomes of some of the most crucial Senate races in the country. Later we bring you the first part of our conversation with Antong Lucky and Pastor Omar Jahwar, two urban specialists fighting gang violence and poverty on the ground in Dallas, Texas.

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orangeThursday was Gun Violence Awareness Day, and its proponents encouraged people to #WearOrange as a show of support for new gun control legislation. What legislation, they don’t say. They take it as given, though, that guns are the problem. That reducing gun ownership is the way to reduce gun deaths.

Violence isn’t morally worse when committed with a firearm; murder is just as much an outrage and tragedy, regardless of the weapon used. But, for the sake of argument, consider the gun-control premise that “gun violence” is a meaningful distinction as we investigate some facts. There are about 32,000 firearm-related deaths in the United States each year (the total has been declining), of which approximately 21,000 are suicides and 11,000 homicides. But there is more to the story: American homicide and suicide rates differ greatly by race and sex. Among whites, 77 percent of gun deaths are suicides; among African Americans, 82% of gun deaths are homicides. If my math is right, black men are nine times more likely to be the victim of gun-related homicide than white men, or women of any race.

And we know some things about these homicides. First, most of them are intraracial. According to DOJ statistics from 1980-2008, 84 percent of white homicide victims were murdered by whites, and 93 percent of black victims were murdered by blacks. Second, there are racial disparities in the circumstances of homicides. For example, blacks constitute over 60% of drug-related homicide victims and nearly two-thirds of perpetrators. And third, much of the violence is concentrated in our large urban centers. Drug-related and gang-related killings are overwhelmingly urban phenomena, and guns are used disproportionately in gang-related homicides (see DOJ link above).

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I really can’t improve on Jake Adelstein’s title for this — funny? horrifying? — story at The Daily Beast.  Each Oct. 31, the gangsters famous for their permanent costumes (tattoos, missing digits and the like) invited ordinary citizens, mostly small children in “scary” outfits, to have fun with extortion, demanding Japanese candies and snacks. Preview […]

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