Fitchburg police: Gang member shot at man who didn't pay for cr...

A member of the Latin Kings gang allegedly shot at an Orange man early Tuesday morning because he didn't pay for his crack cocaine, according to police. Read more
BBB

Concord, MA

#48 Jul 17, 2008
Why didn't the supplier ask for the money up front.

Perhaps if she had better business practices, this could have been avoided.

GET THE CASH UP FRONT NEXT TIME

(I say ringing with SARCASM)
Moe Moe

Attleboro, MA

#49 Jul 17, 2008
Really? Most of the Fitchburg cops are honest straight laced people? Why don't you go hang out at the Singapore sometime and watch them show up with their girlfriends while their unsuspecting wives are at home? I have 2 Fitchburg cops living on my street, and I can tell you they are DIRTY! Any gang member could tell you they pay a cut of their drug money to the cops. COMMON KNOWLEDGE!
CIt4WhatItIs

Boston, MA

#50 Jul 17, 2008
Anyone who has been around Fitchburg for years will indeed recognize this as common knowledge. Moreover, many of the drug dealers are allowed to continue to do business as long as they keep ratting on other drug dealers. While there are good cops on the FPD like Office McNamara who rescues people from burning buildings, many of them commit more crimes than the average citizen while hiding behind their badges.
Moe Moe wrote:
Really? Most of the Fitchburg cops are honest straight laced people? Why don't you go hang out at the Singapore sometime and watch them show up with their girlfriends while their unsuspecting wives are at home? I have 2 Fitchburg cops living on my street, and I can tell you they are DIRTY! Any gang member could tell you they pay a cut of their drug money to the cops. COMMON KNOWLEDGE!
Rena

Jacksonville, FL

#51 Jul 17, 2008
lilbit wrote:
<quoted text>ya know why don't you wake up and realize yes crack heads may do things they shouldn't but same as all drug addicts they have a problem stemming from another problem and it's the damn drug dealers that are the real bad guys they are the ones ruining our childrens lives and killing them.
I am awake.... obviously the dealers are the 'real bad guys' but they wouldn't be in business if it wasn't for the people buying them... They should ALL go to jail.
Boulder City

Damariscotta, ME

#52 Jul 17, 2008
While living in St.Paul, Minnesota (another one of the "Twin Cities" I lived in), I was asked by the Job Corps Center I was living in, to go to a Gang Summit that was televised by Minnesota Public Television.

If you think Fitchburg is bad, Minneapolis is a mid-point in the Gang Network, between Chicago, and Los Angeles.

I listened to White people who were in Neigborhood Groups (some that were akin to Ted DeSalvatore's groups), and hearing them bash the blacks, and the Civil Rights people (most of which were black), who were bashing the Whites.

After raising my hand, I said "Look, this isn't a Black thing, nor a White thing, it is EVERYONE'S thing, and unless government, white/black people, and immigrants come together to work on this problem...you will have even more problems, and more people will die."

After this was done, I was castigated by the White person for being a sellout, and the Civil Rights person said, that "I said something good, but was naive to think that this could happen."

Now Fitchburg made a change in Government, and it is time, that the people in the Neighborhoods make it clear that such problems are not tolerated. Problem is, that when you bring this up, especially to some of the White folks, you are branded a socialist, a commie, and a few other things I cannot write, and the immigrant community brands you a racist for telling them to clean up their act (as there are others among them who are screwing the mix for the hard working people..)

Solving the problem won't happen over night, and will take time. But if you want change, EVERYONE needs to look at themselves, come together and work together to solve problems. Anything else causes problems (and the S&E editor and his Walking the Walk editorial didn't do much for the cause..)
Working Stiff

New York, NY

#53 Jul 17, 2008
Our fates are sealed as residents of Fitchburg...We are all doomed to suffer the woes of an ever changing demographic, financial, civil, racial condition that IS life in america in the twentieth century. That is why i prefer a Glock 17 with 15 rounds of Hydrashock hollowpoints!
Sara

Everett, MA

#54 Jul 17, 2008
Go to the Wine Cellar, J.R.'s, or Partners(known cop bars-owned and/or operated). Try to find a girl in any of them who's over 16 and not dating one of the cops or his buddies. YEAH, they are honest and law abiding alright!
mr big

Salem, MA

#55 Jul 17, 2008
Erin O wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope so!
i second the motion
mr big

Salem, MA

#56 Jul 17, 2008
why dont they call themselfs the Latin Crackheads?
those that know

Fitchburg, MA

#57 Jul 17, 2008
how about Majors Cafe?

The cops in Fburg are nothing but a waste of taxpayer money. Since the shooting on the 4th there has been an influx of State Troopers in the city. And I welcome them.

I had an FID card years ago when I lived in a nice upscale town. Damned straight I am getting it again. I have no problem shooting anyone that threatens me or mine. And yes. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Far worse.
Economy tumbles violent crimes increase. Fact of fucking life.
jack

Montpelier, VT

#58 Jul 17, 2008
Wake Up wrote:
The FPD is in desperate need of a couple of Officers to track gang activity and investigations. It appears that the city is going back to the early 90"s when gangs roamed the streets. But at least back then, we had a couple of Officers that stopped that activity.
crack head deserved it
sure

Gilford, NH

#59 Jul 18, 2008
You took RACISM of all things from his post?
You awful mongoloid. You could have gone with one or more of the following: homophobic, paranoid, gun-toting, religious zealot.

Where on earth did you drudge up racism? You're not progressive at all, you're the little boy who cried racism, and that's what is going to be impetus for backlash against people like yourself, with narrow-minded beliefs like yourself. I know you fancy yourself an open-minded person, but evidently, you are quite ignorant.
sure

Gilford, NH

#60 Jul 18, 2008
wow, that was not meant to be posted there.
sure

Gilford, NH

#61 Jul 18, 2008
Progressive Individual wrote:
<quoted text>
You're obviously a bitter, racist person. Seek help!
You took RACISM of all things from his post?
You awful mongoloid. You could have gone with one or more of the following: homophobic, paranoid, gun-toting, religious zealot.

Where on earth did you drudge up racism? You're not progressive at all, you're the little boy who cried racism, and that's what is going to be impetus for backlash against people like yourself, with narrow-minded beliefs like yourself. I know you fancy yourself an open-minded person, but evidently, you are quite ignorant.
joe joe

Fitchburg, MA

#62 Aug 5, 2008
i noticed that the latin kings are starting alot of trouble in this city and the cops aint doing nuttin about....
Marie P

Haverhill, MA

#63 Aug 6, 2008
I must live in a closet. I wouldn't know what a latin king looked like if it came at me. How do you know who they are? Do they wear certain colors or something like that?
ICE3792

Clinton, MA

#64 Oct 12, 2008
To answer anyones question about whether or not gangs or Latin Kings to be specific, are active in the Leo/Fitch area...They do exist.
FPD is doing the best they can with what they have at the moment. Let's hope that they can receive federal assistance in the near future to help the officers' with the increase in criminal activity that has been consistent there. I can tell you that my agency has been there and will continue to be there to try and keep your community safe.
Until then, please be safe yourselves.
ICE3792

Clinton, MA

#65 Oct 12, 2008
Marie P., their organization typically wears Black and Gold colors. They also have tatoo traits that are also helpful for law enforcement personnel to identify members.

Since: Mar 08

Princeton, MA

#66 Oct 12, 2008
Emily wrote:
Over crowded prisons is one of the reasons that drug dealers get away with it all.
It is hard for the state to convict everything due to lack of space. I think they all should be convicted and if there is no room in a Massachusetts prison, then they should be transferred out of state to a prison with room.
Then again, Mass taxpayers would have to pay for them wherever they end up, so who knows.
It is frightening to see so many get away with so much. Criminals laugh in the face of justice because we let them!
Massachusetts transfers prisoners to other states on a regular basis. The transfers are mostly prisoners who are a high risk of danger and gang members.
Chief Lolly Pops

Fitchburg, MA

#67 Oct 12, 2008
The city of Fitchburg will attack gang memebers with a three prong approach. The non exsistant cops will keep being unseen in the neighborshoods, 2.) the City Council will continue to offer laws that will never be enforced, the Board of Health and other City Department will continue to do nothing to enforce local codes unless you are middle class and trying to better yourself then they gang up on you, however if you are a slum loard they'll do nothing to you, wait 30 days nothing will happen to these people 3.) other agencies will continue to help like the stat police only until they are called somewhere else and most don't care about fitchburg they only care about the overtime money they make for being here,

Please keep paying the high priced chiefs salary and rememebr to fund my 3 percent built in contract raise, i'll let you know how thing look form my
home in Lowell.

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