Everett and its Central American gang problem
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Since: Apr 08
#1 Dec 19, 2012
Mayor Admits Local Gang Problem; Clarifies on Stratigies and Solutions
December 12, 2012
By Joseph Domelowicz Jr.
A seemingly benign resolution offered by Alderwoman Millie Cardello and Councilwoman Rosa DiFlorio on Monday night to ask the Chief of Police and Mayor Carlo DeMarias office to participate in a discussion about re-instating a fully staffed gang unit, may have resulted in one of the more unexpected admissions, when Mayor DeMaria took to the podium and stated that a recent string of local violent crimes all appear to have ties to gang activity in the city.
That information in and of itself is not really news to anyone who lives near where those crimes took place or listens to a scanner. However, given the lack of information that has been shared by local police and the Middlesex District Attorneys office about the two shootings a stabbing and an armed robbery in the city in the past six weeks, the mayors candor seems all the more impressive.
We do have a problem with MS13 and Honduran gangs in the city, said the mayor.They had been very passive the last few years and have started to be more active lately.
However, he was also trying to clear up some misinformation and misrepresentations that had been made to Alderwoman Cardello and others.
But, we dont just have two people on our gang unit, said the mayor, responding to a statement made by Cardello.All of our detectives are part of the gang task force...and we have partnerships with (detectives units) in neighboring cities, which help the city address gang activity as it crops up.
Ultimately, the resolution to ask for feedback was referred to the Public Safety Committee, which is where these concerns are likely to be addressed and answered.
However, it is important to note that Everett detectives have been working with detectives from Chelsea, Lynn, Malden, Revere, Saugus and Winthrop in recent years on gang issues and drug investigations, both as part of the Shannon Grant gang task force and the Metro Northeast Drug Task Force.
The mayor also noted that for the four most recent incidents,all the players have been apprehended, and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has detained them.
#2 Dec 19, 2012
ICE LET THEM GO.ARE YOU KIDDING ME.CRIME WILL NEVER STOP TILL WE SEND THE SCUM BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM.
#3 Dec 19, 2012
Did you vote for Obama and Patrick? Most people in Everett did. Another example of people voting against their own best interest.
#4 Dec 19, 2012
Most people voted for DeMaria as well. I didn't vote for any of the above. I really don't know what people are thinking.
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