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23 Sep 2009 10:54


U.S.: Avenues no more? A massive raid could end a notorious gang

  • There are parents today that don’t have to run to the bus stop to make sure that their kids don’t get jumped because they have an iPod or because they are carrying books or because they have lunch money. This is the daily terror that gangs like Avenues impose.
  • Los Angeles-area councilman Ed Reyes • Describing the campaign of terror the notorious Avenues gang brought to his community. Yesterday, the gang got raided like nobody’s business. 1,100 police officers and 300 federal agents descended on the gang, arresting 46 alleged members. Avenues has been operating in northeast Los Angeles since the late ’50s • source