ㅤ"’The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wields the power in the underworld behind bars,’ announces the AP report. ‘The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting ‘taxes’ on smuggled drugs, ordering hits on people who didn’t follow their rules and even calling the shots on street crimes, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.’"ㅤ
JUDGE BLOCKS LOS ANGELES FROM ENFORCING MAJORITY OF GANG RESTRICTIONSㅤ
Pictured: U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips
ㅤ”‘Appropriately applied, gang injunctions are a valuable law enforcement tool intended to improve the safety of Los Angeles neighborhoods and stem the tide of drug dealing, assaults, and other violent crimes associated with gangs,’ a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Protective League said in a statement to the Times. ‘It’s unfortunate that a judge would eliminate this important crime fighting tool instead of working to resolve any issues with its application. We urge the city to appeal this shortsighted ruling.'”
Full story at The Daily Caller, image from hdnux(.com) – 3/16/18.
ㅤTags: virginia phillips, los angeles, california, gangs.
ㅤ”The Association of Los Angeles District Attorneys cited federal crime statistics that show California’s violent crime rate in some cities has gone up by 50 percent. Violent crime in Los Angeles is up by 69.5 percent since 2013, according to The Epoch Times.”