Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in...

Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in gang-related killings

There are 14 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Apr 13, 2008, titled Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in gang-related killings. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

For the sheriff's Industry Station, 2006 was a year of murder. The station reported 31 homicides for the year, 24 of them gang-related. That put the station third in gang slayings behind crime-infested areas ...

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Former law enforcement

United States

#2 Apr 13, 2008
The problem is being attacked all wrong. The sheriff's need to go back to the way gangs were handled in the past.
concerned person

Duarte, CA

#4 May 7, 2008
WELL I BELIEVE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SHOULD BE INFORMED THAT THE REASON THE CRIME IS UP IN THIS DISTRICT IS BECAUSE THEIR DEPUTIES ARE BUSY PRACTICING THEIR SOCIAL SKILLS. THEY ARE ALWAYS TALKING WITH FEMALE RESIDENTS THAT LIVE IN THE CITY OF LA PUENTE RATHER THAN PATROLING. TODAY THEY WERE OBSERVED ON CALIFORNIA AND AMAR PULLING OVER A CAR FULL OF FEMALES, AND THEY NEEDED FOUR MALE DEPUTIES TO CONDUCT THAT STOP, IT IS FUNNY THAT IT IS SO CLOSE TO THE MURDERS THAT HAPPENED ON FOXWORTH IN WEST VALINDA
ramos

Lehi, UT

#6 Sep 23, 2008
I would just like too say growing up in La Puente near Bassett High Never have i seen or heard of any one getting shot or killed, i do not consol gang's but I am a 15 year old hispanic boy from La Puente California i say that its not as bad as it seems, but i do agree with this plan to add more deputies on the street
Lami

Redmond, WA

#7 Sep 23, 2008
Its not bad when u consider that the city of industry patrols about 6 different citys with a total population over 200,000
JUST ANOTHER CHICANO

Covina, CA

#8 Sep 29, 2008
YOU THINK THATS HOW GANG MEMBERS DO EVERYTHING YOU HIT SOMEBODY UP ASK THEM WHERE THERE FROM AND IF THEY DONT SAY ANYTHING SHOOT HIM ONCE AGAIN YOUR WRONG THE SHERIFFS JUST SEE THE MURDERS CRIMES AND ASSUME IT WAS A GANG MEMBER PULL EVERY BALD HEAD WITH TATTOOS OVER BUST EVER BODY FROM PUENTE AND BASSETT THAT WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM NOPE WITH EVERY GANG MEMBER YOU KILL HAND CUFF MISTREAT ANOTHER ONE IS BORN NOT ALL WAYS CAUSE YOUR POOR WHAT ABOUT THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT WERE KILLED YOU THINK SHERIFFS CARE THERE JOB IS LIKE ANYOTHER JOB YOU GO IN FOR A CHECK MAKE THE STREETS SAFE I DONT THINK SO POLICE OFFICERS ARE EXACTALLY LIKE GANG MEMBERS BUT THEY GET AWAY WITH WHATEVER THEY DO AND GANGS A LABLED AS CRIMINALS LIKE A CONFERTATION THAT I PERSONALLY HAD WITH CITY OF INDUSTRY SHERRIFFS WHEN GANG UNIT PULLED ME BY MY SHIRT AND TOLD ME HED KICK MY ASS ANY TIME ANY WHERE LIKE I CARED ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER MAKING THE STREETS CALM AND SAFE IF YOU TREAT A PERSON LIKE AN WILD ANIMAL DONT BE SURPRISED WHEN THAT PERSON SNAPPS ON YOU ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR WAY OF LIFE
Facts of Truth

Sierra Madre, CA

#10 Jan 7, 2009
Its really simple, poor neighborhoods have gangs and gang violence and high crime rates and such, etc etc blah blah blah...... Move to South hills if you want to be in sgv but out of ignornant minority communities..........
KellyP

United States

#11 Jan 7, 2009
Actually no it's not. I've grown up in Calabasas with my mom and Beverly Hills/Bel-Air with my dad. There were still problems with Gangs there. The Funny thing is they were "White boys" who had parents who were lawyers and Dr's and so on, they weren't poor, or come from a poor neighborhood, so what is that answer to that?
Sheriff John

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jan 7, 2009
JUST ANOTHER CHICANO wrote:
YOU THINK THATS HOW GANG MEMBERS DO EVERYTHING YOU HIT SOMEBODY UP ASK THEM WHERE THERE FROM AND IF THEY DONT SAY ANYTHING SHOOT HIM ONCE AGAIN YOUR WRONG THE SHERIFFS JUST SEE THE MURDERS CRIMES AND ASSUME IT WAS A GANG MEMBER PULL EVERY BALD HEAD WITH TATTOOS OVER BUST EVER BODY FROM PUENTE AND BASSETT THAT WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM NOPE WITH EVERY GANG MEMBER YOU KILL HAND CUFF MISTREAT ANOTHER ONE IS BORN NOT ALL WAYS CAUSE YOUR POOR WHAT ABOUT THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT WERE KILLED YOU THINK SHERIFFS CARE THERE JOB IS LIKE ANYOTHER JOB YOU GO IN FOR A CHECK MAKE THE STREETS SAFE I DONT THINK SO POLICE OFFICERS ARE EXACTALLY LIKE GANG MEMBERS BUT THEY GET AWAY WITH WHATEVER THEY DO AND GANGS A LABLED AS CRIMINALS LIKE A CONFERTATION THAT I PERSONALLY HAD WITH CITY OF INDUSTRY SHERRIFFS WHEN GANG UNIT PULLED ME BY MY SHIRT AND TOLD ME HED KICK MY **** ANY TIME ANY WHERE LIKE I CARED ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER MAKING THE STREETS CALM AND SAFE IF YOU TREAT A PERSON LIKE AN WILD ANIMAL DONT BE SURPRISED WHEN THAT PERSON SNAPPS ON YOU ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR WAY OF LIFE
What? Slow down, quit yelling, and take a deep breath.
Sounds to me like you have had a few run-ins with the law.
If you act like an animal you will be treated like an animal!
Frank Dragna

Spirit Lake, IA

#14 Oct 27, 2009
I would like to know update information on David Dragna.

thanks
Space Cowboy

United States

#15 Aug 15, 2010
My father knew the Dragna's. He said Dave's uncle was the original Jack Dragna from the Los Angeles Crime Family, and he was on The Commission as well. My father remembers when Dave used to get picked up in limosines, and tooken straight to a suit tailor, to get dressed properly..
Nothings New

Irvine, CA

#16 Sep 5, 2010
Former law enforcement wrote:
The problem is being attacked all wrong. The sheriff's need to go back to the way gangs were handled in the past.
$2 trial and a rope?
sister

West Covina, CA

#17 Mar 7, 2013
My brother was a great man. I will pray so he may rest in peace now. It all over now.
SGT V

Brownwood, TX

#18 Nov 13, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
My father knew the Dragna's. He said Dave's uncle was the original Jack Dragna from the Los Angeles Crime Family, and he was on The Commission as well. My father remembers when Dave used to get picked up in limosines, and tooken straight to a suit tailor, to get dressed properly..
Space Cowboy
I was and still am David's uncle and the only two other uncles he had were my brothers, and our last name isn't Dragna. I had never seen David wear a suit or ride in a limo, I don't think he had ever worn a suit during his life. I'm afraid your repeating hear say that just isn't true.
lil dave

Pomona, CA

#19 Dec 11, 2014
SGT V wrote:
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Space Cowboy
I was and still am David's uncle and the only two other uncles he had were my brothers, and our last name isn't Dragna. I had never seen David wear a suit or ride in a limo, I don't think he had ever worn a suit during his life. I'm afraid your repeating hear say that just isn't true.
Yea he never wore a suit. Most of his life was parole violations. Unfortunately. He did come out on the front page of the la times. Was from Townsmen but had puente on his back. He was down.

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