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Juggalos down under

Violent street clowns hit Sydney: Meet the Juggalos and Juggalettes:

It seems that the Australian press has gone into full panic mode after a trio of Juggalos have been accused of trying to rob a woman in Sydney. Except they haven’t captured the suspects or have any real proof that the suspects were in fact Juggalos.

I can’t believe I’m about to defend Juggalos but here goes. Look, for the most part the majority of Juggalos are harmless. They’re usually just a bunch of suburban kids who smoke dope and listen to Insane Clown Posse. They are not an organized gang in the vein of Hell’s Angels or anything like that. However there are Juggalos that have formed gangs and have committed acts of violence.

So basically to sum it up there are Juggalos that are gang members but not all Juggalos are gang members.

Alleged gang member accused of sexually assaulting teen

Man Denies He Sexually Abused Girl From MySpace:

21-year-old Angel Acosta of Waukegan, Illinois is an alleged gang member. He’s accused of meeting a 15-year-old girl over MySpace and sexually abusing the girl twice. No word if it was just statutory rape or an actual sexual assault.

The MySpace I posted is obviously not the one he used to meet the girl but if you read his MySpace blurb it looks like a tip of the hat to his alleged gang affiliation.

Gangsta has bail raised because of his MySpace

MySpace page used against gang suspect:

23-year-old Spencer Bomberry had been arrested for slashing a man in the face but was out on $5000 bond. An assistant district attorney tried to get the judge to revoke bail by citing Bomberry’s MySpace. Obviously not the one I posted.

On Bomberry’s MySpace he boasted about his gang affiliation by showing pictures of himself wearing gang colors and giving the obligatory gang signs.

The judge didn’t revoke bail but did raise it to $50K. The judge even stated that it was Bomberry’s MySpace that hurt him the most.

For his obvious criminal prowess this gangsta gets awarded the brand spanking new…

MCS Dumbass Award

Have fun in jail Vanilla Ice

UK police blame Bebo for gangs

Social websites lure youngsters into gangs:

Police and press really need to get their wording straight. This is about gangs in the UK that are using sites like Bebo to recruit new members…

Young people are being groomed into gang culture by a criminal element, a chief constable said today.

Norfolk police chief Ian McPherson said teenagers are being inadvertently drawn in by internet social networking sites.

How about no?

It’s not the site’s themselves that are drawing in kids to join gangs. I don’t think Bebo is taking advertisement money from gangs. It’s the gangs themselves that are drawing in the kids. It probably also has something to do with lax parenting but let’s not look at that. Let’s look at social sites instead. That must be the problem. Sheesh.

YouTube gang member busted

YouTube leads to arrest:

You have to love an article when it starts out like this…

Gang members, take note: Police officers see YouTube, too.

And that’s just what Buena Vista Township, MI police did when they saw a gang video on YouTube.

In the video a 19-year-old member of the BV Boyz was brandishing a MAC-10 and stating where their turf is. It had the usual gang signs and gun flashing.

It was enough for police to launch raids where weapons were seized and at least one arrest was made.

Further proving that gang members aren’t the brightest bullets in the magazine.

Lee County crackdown on gangs

Gang members busted on MySpace:

14 alleged gang members arrested:

I bet you didn’t know that as of October 1st it is against the law in Florida to use MySpace to recruit people into a gang or promote gang activity. While I think this is a great idea I see the law being challenged in the future.

However that’s neither here nor there as Lee County in Florida has taken it upon themselves to use that law to initiate Operation Firewall. They arrested 14 alleged gang members including a Juggalo but he was arrested for something else.

First the Juggalo. His name is Devin Goldie and he was arrested for having a hit list posted on his MySpace rather than being a Juggalo. It cracks me up that the FBI considers them a gang though even though some of their members have committed violent acts.

Felix Cuevas and Pablo Ortega of the Latin Kings were arrested.

Others arrested were Victor Cruz Gomez, 17, Richard Omar Figueroa-Santiago, 22, Erik Jose Hernandez, 14, Uriel Lujan, 15, Miguel Jimenez Jr, 17, Obduella David Soto, 25, Marcos Santiago, 17, Priscilla Ortiz, 23, Antonio Geminaiano, 23, Yan Rocha, 22, and Isaias Antonio, 16.

Personally I think it should be illegal just to be in a gang. The Constitution guarantees the right to peaceably assemble. Gangs are anything but peaceful.

Thanks to Frank for the tip.

UPDATE: Police also arrested 29-year-old Elvis Rodriguez.

Omaha gang celebrates cop shooting on YouTube

You Tube Video Shows Gang Celebration After Shooting:

I found the video in question and it’s still available on YouTube.

I find it amazing that YouTube’s parent company Google can censor the internet for the entire country of China but they’ll complain that they can’t check every YouTube video for offensive content.

Teen killed after MySpace gang boast

Jamiel Shaw’s gang association made him a target for murder:
I received an e-mail today from a reader by the name of Michael. He asked me why I haven’t posted about the murder of Jamiel Shaw. To be honest when I received Michael’s e-mail it was the first I had heard of it.

17-year-old Shaw was an athlete at his Los Angeles high school and was allegedly not in any gang. However he inferred on his MySpace that he had some affiliation with the infamous Bloods gang. Apparently that didn’t sit well with 19 year old Pedro Espinoza. Espinoza is a member of 18th Street which has been at war with the Bloods for 12 years. Espinoza gunned down Shaw on March 2nd just because of his alleged gang affiliation.

I don’t know what Michael was trying to accomplish by sending me the tip which I am grateful for. I don’t know if he wanted me to comment on the surrounding controversy that this was a race related hate crime. I don’t know if he wanted me to post about the senselessness of gang violence that still permeates our country.

The only thing I can really say is to make another plea to parents to keep your eye on your kids’ internet behavior. This is not an indictment on anyone but please parents educate yourself on not just MySpace but the internet in general to keep your kids safe.

More taggers on MySpace

MySpace post leads to Orosi arrests:
Three teens from Orosi, California were arrested for vandalizing a local packing house.

Police had no trouble finding them since the suspects posted their handiwork on MySpace.

This just further proves that gangs aren’t filled with brain surgeons and rocket scientists.

UK gangs are stupid

Gangs caught out by online boasts:
Apparently gangs in the UK are as smart as their US counterparts, which is not very.

They’ve been posting videos of themselves brandishing illegal weapons on sites like YouTube and Bebo. In return British police have been rounding them up.

Ch Insp Mulroonie said: “The message is that we don’t have to physically see you brandishing the weapon. If it’s posted on the website, we can use it as evidence.”

So keep those videos coming hoodies.