17 LA gangs have sent out crews to follow and rob city's wealthiest, LAPD says

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Look at what democrats created......

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/17-LA-gangs-have-sent-out-crews-to-follow-and-rob-17076319.php

LOS ANGELES — More than a dozen Los Angeles gangs are targeting some of the city's wealthiest residents in a new and aggressive manner, sending out crews in multiple cars to find, follow and rob people driving high-end vehicles or wearing expensive jewelry, according to police.

In many cases, they're making off with designer handbags, diamond-studded watches and other items worth tens of thousands of dollars — if not more — and then peddling them to black-market buyers who are willing to turn a blind eye to the underlying violence, police said.

In some cases, suspects have been arrested but then released from custody — only to commit additional robberies, police said.

Those are among the conclusions of a Los Angeles Police Department task force convened at the end of last year to identify the cause of a sudden surge in "follow-home," or "follow-off," robberies, so called because victims are robbed soon after leaving luxury boutiques and hotels, ritzy restaurants, trendy nightclubs and other locations where the gangs are scouting for targets.

According to Capt. Jonathan Tippet, who spearheads the task force, police have identified at least 17 gangs, most based out of South L.A. and operating independently, that are involved. There were 165 such robberies in 2021 and 56 so far this year, he said, including several over the weekend.
 

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White supremacist gangs? Any word on the type of people who comprise these gangs? What type of people should the good citizens of Los Angeles be looking for?
 
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LA’s Crime Surge Migrates to Wealthy, Whiter Zip Codes of Boldface Names​

https://www.realclearinvestigations...hiter_zip_codes_of_boldface_names_826600.html

Crime has risen dramatically in Los Angeles, as well as in many other major cities, since the start of the pandemic and last summer’s protests against police violence resulted in the slashing of many law enforcement budgets. News stories document rising fear across LA and crime has become the major issue in both the upcoming mayor’s election and a possible recall of the district attorney. It may not be surprising that issues of race and class are driving this concern, though they have a new twist.

Wealthy and predominantly white neighborhoods have experienced the sharpest upticks in a wide array of crimes, according to an analysis conducted for RealClearInvestigations by criminologist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
 

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I was just at the California District Attorneys' Association Gang Symposium last week where we were being updated on recent changes of laws etc. It is comical. Despite the ever exploding game crimes problem, the elites of our legislature and Judges continue to try to limit gang prosecutions.
It started in earnest in 2015 and 16 with the Supreme Court essentially changing how we prove our cases. Our offices learned from that and became compliant with the new judicially created limits.
The legislature then got involved and redefined gangs, limited crimes that could be used in proving the enhancement, limited ways we could prove the crime benefitted the gang and finally require bifurcation which means we would have to prove crime, get a conviction before we could introduce gang evidence. This leads to a problem if the crime is gang motivated since we cannot theoretically introduce to the gang evidence until after the conviction is obtained (should still be able to use it for motive evidence, but it requires judicial discretion)...
And finally to make matters worse, our recently appointed AG (Thanks Gov. Goodhair) our AGs office has been submitting on gang cases and agreeing with appellants as well....
It just baffles me how the legislature and judges are more than willing to turn their backs on the victims in these cases....
 

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I was just at the California District Attorneys' Association Gang Symposium last week where we were being updated on recent changes of laws etc. It is comical. Despite the ever exploding game crimes problem, the elites of our legislature and Judges continue to try to limit gang prosecutions.
It started in earnest in 2015 and 16 with the Supreme Court essentially changing how we prove our cases. Our offices learned from that and became compliant with the new judicially created limits.
The legislature then got involved and redefined gangs, limited crimes that could be used in proving the enhancement, limited ways we could prove the crime benefitted the gang and finally require bifurcation which means we would have to prove crime, get a conviction before we could introduce gang evidence. This leads to a problem if the crime is gang motivated since we cannot theoretically introduce to the gang evidence until after the conviction is obtained (should still be able to use it for motive evidence, but it requires judicial discretion)...
And finally to make matters worse, our recently appointed AG (Thanks Gov. Goodhair) our AGs office has been submitting on gang cases and agreeing with appellants as well....
It just baffles me how the legislature and judges are more than willing to turn their backs on the victims in these cases....

My guess is that once De Niro's place gets ransacked, then these morons will be forced to prosecute criminals....

LOL... "forced to prosecute criminals".... Let that sink in.
 
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My guess is that once De Niro's place gets ransacked, then these morons will be forced to prosecute criminals....

LOL... "forced to prosecute criminals".... Let that sink in.
Oh I am well aware. We have multiple public defenders parading around as District Attorneys and our AG couldn't have been any less qualified.
 

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I was just at the California District Attorneys' Association Gang Symposium last week where we were being updated on recent changes of laws etc. It is comical. Despite the ever exploding game crimes problem, the elites of our legislature and Judges continue to try to limit gang prosecutions.
It started in earnest in 2015 and 16 with the Supreme Court essentially changing how we prove our cases. Our offices learned from that and became compliant with the new judicially created limits.
The legislature then got involved and redefined gangs, limited crimes that could be used in proving the enhancement, limited ways we could prove the crime benefitted the gang and finally require bifurcation which means we would have to prove crime, get a conviction before we could introduce gang evidence. This leads to a problem if the crime is gang motivated since we cannot theoretically introduce to the gang evidence until after the conviction is obtained (should still be able to use it for motive evidence, but it requires judicial discretion)...
And finally to make matters worse, our recently appointed AG (Thanks Gov. Goodhair) our AGs office has been submitting on gang cases and agreeing with appellants as well....
It just baffles me how the legislature and judges are more than willing to turn their backs on the victims in these cases....

You ain't seen nothing yet.
The fewer of these people prosecuted for felonies the more votes the incumbents will get.

Then they can send more money to organizations like Thrive NYC (for example) a DeBlasio slush fund
 

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You ain't seen nothing yet.
The fewer of these people prosecuted for felonies the more votes the incumbents will get.

Then they can send more money to organizations like Thrive NYC (for example) a DeBlasio slush fund
No rebuttal from the leftists on this board? Why am I not surprised? How's the stock market NJ?
 
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