Gang that killed blacks indicted
Florencia 13 face conviction in U.S. District Court
Los Angeles, CA - Ten members and associates of the Florencia 13 street gang were convicted Monday on a range of federal charges, including drug trafficking, racketeering and attempted murder, according to news sources. Prosecutors told jurors of a widespread criminal enterprise directed by Mexican Mafia members. The gang was known for allegedly shooting African Americans who came into the neighborhoods in which the gang operated and controlled drug distribution in unincorporated areas of south Los Angeles and Huntington Park. Dubbed “Operation Joker’s Wild” by law enforcement officials, the defendants convicted Monday were among 102 gang members charged in four related indictments. Prosecutors said that 76 of the defendants have either pleaded guilty or have been convicted at trial. Those convicted Monday will be sentenced Feb. 9 in U. S. District Court.
Two forums will be held to give voters an opportunity to hear the viewpoints of candidates in runoff elections in Compton.
The first is May 23 from 6-8 p.m. in the Compton City Council Chambers, 205 S. Willowbroook Ave.
The second will follow on May 25 at noon, also in the City Council Chambers.
The forums will feature mayoral runoff candidates Aja Brown versus former mayor Omar Bradley; and Second District Councilwoman Lillie Dobson facing off against challenger Isaac Galvan.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The City Council approved a plan today aimed at turning Jordan Downs, a 700-unit public housing project in Watts, into an “urban village” with a mix of affordable and market-rate homes, along with retail storefronts and “pedestrian-friendly” features.
David Starr Jordan High School sits smack within one of America’s best known ghettos—Watts. In the past, most of its students have consistently performed on par with the ambience of their surroundings.
Television is not like life.
OK, so you already know that. You’re well aware that situations don’t get wrapped up in 60 minutes or less, that hospitals aren’t like fraternities, and that nobody’s relatives are that weird.
You also know that crime isn’t anywhere near as clean as it is on TV, and gang-bangers don’t dance for the cameras.
—Nov. 16, approximately 3 p.m., a multi-victim shooting at 84th Place and Normandie Avenue.
Two male victims in their 20s riding together on a mini-bike. As they reach the corner of 84th Place and Normandie Avenue, a suspect (male Black 20-25 years old) fires multiple times, striking one victim in the head and another in the arm. Both victims are transported to a local hospital where the victim with the head wound dies. According to police, both victims are documented members of the Eight Trey Gangsters. The suspect entered a waiting vehicle and fled the scene.