Cops: Drugs, murder linked to gangs - Sentinel & Enterprise

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A recent drug raid and murder in Fitchburg are a testament to the ongoing problem of gang-related crime in the city, according to public safety officials and documents filed in federal court.
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“I'm a Fitchburger and Proud ”

Since: Jan 08

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#21
Dec 15, 2009
 
I just find it interesting that "the last couple of years" of drug crimes and firearms crimes, just happens to coinside with Ms. WrONG tenure as Mayor. She seems to think that crime has not risen in this city. Ya right! Soon there will be no Law Abiding citizens left if she continues her reign.
Dominican Nerd

Leominster, MA

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#22
Dec 15, 2009
 
F these effing gangs who are corrupting and killing our youth. I don't understand why people join gangs. What's so great about having to always watch your back just because you want to belong and be accepted? I think it's so stupid!!!
NOBAMA

Leominster, MA

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#23
Dec 15, 2009
 
listen catch the graffiti artists..half the pigs on the force are dirty..SUER RUNS THE BURGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Maurice Ronaldo - Mo Ron

Rockville, MD

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#24
Dec 15, 2009
 
...and those who decide will tell you drug addiction is an illness, just like alcoholism. You can't send them to jail for an illness (addiction)
REAL TALK

Gardner, MA

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#25
Dec 15, 2009
 
im not on a race trip....
every race has its bad....
some races may be worse than others.....
are you a racist bully?
REAL TALK

Gardner, MA

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#26
Dec 15, 2009
 
Dominican Nerd wrote:
F these effing gangs who are corrupting and killing our youth. I don't understand why people join gangs. What's so great about having to always watch your back just because you want to belong and be accepted? I think it's so stupid!!!
you probably was in a gang once....
kevin from fitchburg

South Lancaster, MA

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#27
Dec 15, 2009
 
The feds need to take over the police station and have the local cops watch and learn. We may need to get rid of the inactive patrolmen and the overpaid do nothing but corrupt "Brass".
The chief needs to arm the citizens so we can take over law enforcement as they just use their time harrassing and hiding.
I do think the new chief is doing well but he can't fix this department alone as it has been corrupted for years.There budget is multi millions!! They allowed these Cliques to run and ruin Fitchburg for years and I am not talking about street gangs!!
The FPD had become an out of control thug force that harrassed it's citizens and allowed the criminal element to run the city.
you wont know

Shrewsbury, MA

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#28
Dec 15, 2009
 
most people that use drugs wait till the first of the month to use the people who are workin money to go out and by drugs. i believe anyone that collects ssi or are on well fair should have to be drug tested before they can get there check because MOST not all but most of the peeople are just using are tax money to by drugs....and some of those people that where arrested just because they are of the hispanic races doesnt make them a bad person there are plenty white people out there that are in jail for doin worse and that will continue to...
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Gardner, MA

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#29
Dec 15, 2009
 
kevin from fitchburg wrote:
The feds need to take over the police station and have the local cops watch and learn. We may need to get rid of the inactive patrolmen and the overpaid do nothing but corrupt "Brass".
The chief needs to arm the citizens so we can take over law enforcement as they just use their time harrassing and hiding.
I do think the new chief is doing well but he can't fix this department alone as it has been corrupted for years.There budget is multi millions!! They allowed these Cliques to run and ruin Fitchburg for years and I am not talking about street gangs!!
The FPD had become an out of control thug force that harrassed it's citizens and allowed the criminal element to run the city.
so true...
to bad they cant stick around
Real Talk

Concord, MA

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#30
Dec 15, 2009
 
Honestly, yes in Fitchburg when there's shootings or drug busts most people involved are hispanic. And im Puerto Rican and I have to be honest too. Either way it dosen't matter when someone does something WRONG they need to pay the consequences whether they are black, white, latino, or asian. Don't judge a book by it's cover. No matter what it may be
Ball of Confusion

Bolton, MA

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#31
Dec 15, 2009
 
Illegal latinos dealing drugs, sickening our cities, killing us and themselves.

And while the one hand of law enforcement works in a futile effort to stem the tide, these crimaliens are given cash, food and housing support by the 'other' hand of our government.

These two conflicting efforts all paid for by YOU THE TAXPAYER.

And how does the government respond?

We need to raise taxes even HIGHER and have government spend even MORE on these failed measures.

Keep voting for Massachusetts liberals, keep getting the same results.
scumbag

Fitchburg, MA

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#32
Dec 15, 2009
 
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I'll say it, all of these problems are because of PR's, and all other Latino's. All of them are useless races. Tell me, how many white boys are in the latino kings or the crips/bloods.
I know some of these guys and brain is white and asain retard oo yea n hes a blood
Anon

Franklin, IN

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#33
Dec 15, 2009
 
Blueboy wrote:
It's the weak in the head users that make it possible for the drug dealers to stay in business.
Make the penalty for using drugs more severe,like real heavy fines,and more jail time.
That would be a start. KUDOS to the task force,stay safe.


I don't know, but I think these kids who are in gangs running drugs and guns should be taken down behind the barn and whipped to within an inch or their lives... treat them like the idiots they are...if they don't get the message the first time, whip them in the public square in front of everyone and televise it...don't be sending them to jail where they are in with worse criminals and come out their neighborhood heros...they should be publically hhumiliate and ridiculed...then let their families take care of them...if they die, they die and good riddance...
Fitchburg pride

South Lancaster, MA

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#34
Dec 15, 2009
 
This city,including the mayor and the FPD are obligated to correctly addressing the gang problem in Fitchburg. They should be working with our youth in encouraging them into not cheating themselves out of the good things in life by joining a gang.
Opportunity would be a start. Fitchburg needs that 10.2 million dollars in stimulus more than any surrounding community. Incorporate that money into giving these young kids job opportunities.Do not take the money and hand it to some corporate CEO.
This stimulus money needs to be worked properly,not for budget shortfalls, it is strictly for job creation.
furball

Leominster, MA

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#35
Dec 15, 2009
 
it's good when they kill each other
anon

Groton, MA

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#36
Dec 15, 2009
 
This investigation has nothing to do with race. Some of the people involved bringing this to a sucessful conclusion were Latino. Don't use this to promote hate.
Secondly, don't use this to bash FPD. This could not have been sucessfully without them either. There are many honest and hardworking officers there, especially in the DSU.
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Gardner, MA

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#37
Dec 15, 2009
 
anon wrote:
This investigation has nothing to do with race. Some of the people involved bringing this to a sucessful conclusion were Latino. Don't use this to promote hate.
Secondly, don't use this to bash FPD. This could not have been sucessfully without them either. There are many honest and hardworking officers there, especially in the DSU.
you gotta bash if bashing is due
Fitchburg pride

South Lancaster, MA

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#38
Dec 15, 2009
 
anon wrote:
This investigation has nothing to do with race. Some of the people involved bringing this to a sucessful conclusion were Latino. Don't use this to promote hate.
Secondly, don't use this to bash FPD. This could not have been sucessfully without them either. There are many honest and hardworking officers there, especially in the DSU.
Let me ask, is it true that detectives are contracted to work in Fitchburg for the first shift besides OT? Someone stated that they are contracted for the first shift only 7-3
Shaking My Head

Holbrook, MA

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#39
Dec 15, 2009
 
Remember when those two were killed on Mechanic Street? Everyone came on here and swore they were really good boy scouts just having a little fun. Now we find out the killings were gang related. I guess those two boys weren't such good scouts, huh? I didn't think that good kids carry machetes in their cars.
Fitchburg pride

South Lancaster, MA

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#40
Dec 15, 2009
 
Shaking My Head wrote:
Remember when those two were killed on Mechanic Street? Everyone came on here and swore they were really good boy scouts just having a little fun. Now we find out the killings were gang related. I guess those two boys weren't such good scouts, huh? I didn't think that good kids carry machetes in their cars.
Everyone is all pumped up over discussions but lets take it easy as those two kids were "kids". Did you see there pictures? They were babies. God bless them; it was a tragedy that society needs to address.
These kids need direction and guidance from the public at large. Our police never interact with them at all. The police should know some kids in the city. Wow, peace to everyone; my heart goes out to their families!

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