Salinas, Castroville shootings kill t...

Salinas, Castroville shootings kill two, injure teens

There are 15 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Aug 16, 2010, titled Salinas, Castroville shootings kill two, injure teens. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Two young men were shot dead and three teenagers were wounded late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Salinas and Castroville.

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Gangs Stink

United States

#1 Aug 16, 2010
They died for their gang! What brave men and children....They will be remembered for about a month, until the next killing....O well.
Jack A Concerned Citizen

Boulder Creek, CA

#2 Aug 16, 2010
Look at the names of these people ALL MEXICANS and what do you want to bet they are probably not here LEAGALY What do you say to that Mr Soretoro. GO ARIZONA
zzzzzz

AOL

#4 Aug 16, 2010
No comment
something has to change

Salinas, CA

#5 Aug 16, 2010
I am sorry for the families and their loss!

Now I remember the public meeting, charging
the Sheriff dept of many negative things when they looked for a killer among them.
Will the Latino leaders have the same contempt
against these shooters?
Will they have a public meeting? get on TV?
Will they cry over waking up Grandma and frightning her?
are you kidding me

Salinas, CA

#7 Aug 16, 2010
We are talking about children here and by the way Dentice is not Mexican and who cares if they are. They were children somebodies son, brother, nephew, best friend. Sal was a good kid so if your going to run your mouth know what your talking about. JERk!
Sadden

Monterey, CA

#8 Aug 16, 2010
its all just sad
are you kidding me

Salinas, CA

#9 Aug 16, 2010
are you kidding me wrote:
We are talking about children here and by the way Dentice is not Mexican and who cares if they are. They were children somebodies son, brother, nephew, best friend. Sal was a good kid so if your going to run your mouth know what your talking about. JERk!
No honey Im not clueless I am a family friend, you are clueless. I love Sal with all my heart and his brother they are good kids. People like you scare me because you are clueless and think that when a child is murder it has to be gang related. WAKE UP gangs dont care who they kill......
1giant39

San Diego, CA

#15 Aug 16, 2010
just remember we're all human beings! who cares what color we are, this is America and at some point in time you ancestors left the country they were from to be here illegally. families are mourning let's all do our part and keep all BS to ourselves.
Hindsight2020

Soledad, CA

#16 Aug 16, 2010
In regards to the shooting in Castroville;
It remains to be seen, if this was, or was not "gang related". Should it be determined that it was, it does NOT mean that the VICTIMS were gang members. The violence that was once, gang on gang, is now beginning to include, gang on non-gang. Because the victim has a Hispanic sounding last name, does not make them deserving of a street crime. And, as these pathetic crimes escalate, I predict we will see "gang related" violence reach the gang on non-(Hispanic)gang. That could mean YOUR kid.
While at Del Monte Center yesterday, my daughter recieved the text informing her that Sal Vargas had died. Following texts, informed her of how he died, and the final one was about his little brother. Not that it should matter, but we are white. Half of the group contacting each other was "non" Hispanic. Sal was a local boy. Athlete, worked for the family business. He was an AMERICAN.
how could you

Salinas, CA

#17 Aug 16, 2010
Sal was the best kid that you could ever wish for, but now it's time for god to judge him. Sal's family was like part of our family, and now we have to put him in the ground because of immature teens or so called adults. His family is now going to be devistated that they have to live with out one son.
Shameful

Chualar, CA

#18 Aug 16, 2010
The Latino community needs to speak publicly about the hatred that exists. Until this happens, no healing will begin. This horrible cycle will continue over and over. Stopping the hate begins at home. Telling your children not to hate people because they are northerners or southerners has to be discussed with kids at home and yes, at school.
Unless and until this happens young people will continue to be killed. Yes some of these young kids are not gang members but they are targeted because they are either southerners or northerners. The biggest solution begins at home. We cannot expect law enforcement and politicians to solve this problem on their own. Families have to get involved.
Torres Family

Monterey, CA

#19 Aug 24, 2010
Gangs Stink wrote:
They died for their gang! What brave men and children....They will be remembered for about a month, until the next killing....O well.
Our hearts and prayers go to the families for their tragic loss. Responding to your comment, I assure you that they will be remembered in the hearts of their family and friends forever. I am sorry you think that way you must not have any family or friends who care for you.
Posted by Torres Family.
Torres Family

Monterey, CA

#20 Aug 24, 2010
Jack A Concerned Citizen wrote:
Look at the names of these people ALL MEXICANS and what do you want to bet they are probably not here LEAGALY What do you say to that Mr Soretoro. GO ARIZONA
In your response to your posted comment its clear to say you " Jack A Conserned Citizen" don't even know what you are commenting on this is a tragedy, a loss of a child. Not some politic agenda! You really are ignorant to what you know these Children were not Mexican as you say only judging by their name. To the Unaware Citizen the name of the family is Italian. Get your facts straight before just running some ignorant comment. Mr Conserned Citizen!
Dentice was a well manered, respectful young man who played sports, graduated and helped his Father run their bussiness. He will be missed.
soo upset

Salinas, CA

#21 Nov 3, 2010
People think they know the whole story behind this. Especially all you judgemental people. Don't be so gosh damn ignorant. If it was your son, brother, nephew, cousin, or friend.. You wouldn't be upset if people just said "oh well" or "they deserve if it they wanna be in gangs." What kind of people are you? Idiots.
Janice

Salinas, CA

#24 Apr 23, 2014
Seems to me that Nortenos and Surenos do not care about who they kill or about the consequences of their crimes against their own race which to me personally looks like the "Genocide of the Hispanic Race" I also know Sal's family and he was NOT in any gang he played sports and did well in school just as the Football Player that was killed on Williams Road in the 1990's he was a star athlete for the Alisal Trojans and yes he was Hispanic and now he too is dead ...the issue here is that witnesses have agenda's they will not come forward and they will not testify unless there is something they get out of it like a lighter sentence or amnesty from prosecution in other words a plead deal. I've been following this story since it happen...people know things ...the TRUTH is out there and from what I have tracked down someone by the name of Steve Vasquez or Vazquez is wanted I also saw more info regarding the case: http://www.montereyherald.com/ci_20143546/wit... apparently the suspects are in Las Vegas, Nevada...however authorities in Nevada are not giving these criminals up to California??? We are all voters and we do not need to put up with Senators, Congressman, and other public officials that are dragging their feet...VOTE them out of office and elect REAL PEOPLE that CARE for the PEOPLE ...send these criminals to do hard time like to the Moon or Mars link here to send them to Mars: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/10/tech/innovation... Mar's is also a ONE WAY trip they NEVER come back to EARTH. The only way they can survive on Mars is to get along with other people that means Surenos and Nortenos will be working together to survive Crips and Bloods will work together to survive the different Asian gangs will also be forced to work together to survive...then they will learn to appreciate each other because they will be forced to get along ...otherwise they DIE alone on Mars...

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