Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Latino Gang Conspired to Kill Blacks

Federal prosecutors allege that members of the Avenues in L.A. plotted to commit violence against African Americans.

There have been major issues between Black and Latino gangs for decades in regard to turf wars. But this is the first case I've heard of where the federal government is seeking to use "a federal hate-crime law based on the amendment to the U.S. Constitution that outlawed slavery, and another law created in the civil rights era, to go after four gang members."

I, for one, applaud this action and would feel the same way if it was a Black gang terrorizing Latinos. Gang violence is an issue that should be dealt with at the federal level because of it's impact on society and connection to the drug trade.
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