18th Street clique charged with baby killing in Federal gang case

From the Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities have unsealed a racketeering indictment charging about 40 members and associates of a clique of Los Angeles’ 18th Street gang with a slew of offenses, including the murder of a 3-week-old baby.

The FBI said Tuesday that federal and local agents had arrested eight of those named in the indictment. Several others were already in state and local custody.

Among the crimes outlined in the indictment, members of the gang are accused of the 2007 killing of the baby near MacArthur Park, as well as the 2001 murder of an innocent man who was mistaken for a rival.

The indictment also charges a defense attorney with laundering illegal proceeds on behalf of the Mexican Mafia, a prison-based gang.

*Here’s a copy of the 144-page indictment: clcs 2nd superseding rico final.pdf
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  • 211guy

    Put’em on the south bound green bus before Laker Riot Part II Wednesday, then call the ACLU. Ooops, he was indicted also.
    Are these the dudes the Big Chief refers to as “Knuckleheads”?.

  • Pokerface

    This is so ridiculous, it sounds like Los Angeles is Mexico with the brashness of these criminals. It’s time for the government to take back the streets. And change the immigration laws immediately. These lifeless killers don’t deserve to take up space in America.

  • Billie Garrow

    Thank you to the FBI and law enforcement for helping to clean up the streets of Los Angeles. You are very appreciated for the hard work you do and the danger you put yourselves into.

    A concerned citizen of Nevada

  • Billie G.

    Thank you to the FBI and law enforcement for helping to clean up the streets of Los Angeles. You are very appreciated for the hard work you do and the danger you put yourselves into.

    A concerned citizen of Nevada

  • Nomad

    These parasites are tearing at the very fabric that makes the U.S. so unique. We are allowing a culture of violence to destroy what’s left of sourthern California. I pray for my grandchildren as I have long left there for saner places.
    God help us all.

  • 1MENACE8

    I BELIEVE IT WAS A MISTAKE THE BABY WAS NOT MEANT TO GET SHOT I FEEL SORRY FOR THE FAMILY WHO HAD TO GO THRU BUT IT HAPPENED WHAT CAN WE DO

  • Rabid

    Right where the Mexican Consulate is. Political asylum anyone?
    The rotten fruit of illegal immigration. Gang members should be hunted down like the animals they are and exterminated like the rats they are.
    What purpose do they serve, other than to thieve, extort, rape, sell drugs, procure illegal firearms for the Mexican drug cartels, murder, murder, and more murder? It’s too bad one can’t take out six, but they can’t operate like that because all are cowards and have to wreak violence and crime in packs, never will they confront a situation face to face. Have you ever heard of an innocent or educated gang member?
    I don’t understand how gangs are even permitted to exist, much less spread to the epidemic proportions to which they have burgeoned and flourished. And we’d better hope they haven’t reproduced – that should be another crime. On the contrary, they reproduce like rats and I’m sure that many are living on welfare and other governmental benefits that WE taxpayers pay for, except education and birth control. They don’t seem to like those. Let’s keep that gene pool going.
    We need to form an organization – “Californians Against Gang Activity” (CAGA) in order to organize and support stricter laws and enforcement thereof for our own protection. Maryland has such an organization, Help Save Maryland (HSM) and seems to be rather effective.