Respected youth counselor testifies t...

Respected youth counselor testifies to committing crimes for Nuestra Familia

There are 15 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 23, 2010, titled Respected youth counselor testifies to committing crimes for Nuestra Familia. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A respected Bay Area youth counselor and art teacher testified last week that he was secretly committing crimes for the Nuestra Familia gang and meeting with its leaders in Salinas while he worked with at-risk youth in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Idle Thoughts

Oakland, CA

#1 Nov 23, 2010
Sentinel wrote:
Treas said he studied under them and that he offered to help improve the gang's written constitution by fixing syntax and grammatical errors.
Sentinel editors, give this man a job!
SC_Local

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Nov 24, 2010
COMO SE DECE "DEAD RAT" EN ESPANOL?
nettie

Watsonville, CA

#4 Nov 24, 2010
Idle Thoughts wrote:
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Sentinel editors, give this man a job!
First laugh of the day. Thank you!
disabuser

Palm Springs, CA

#5 Nov 24, 2010
Idle Thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>
Sentinel editors, give this man a job!
Sounds like the government is determined to do that.
Amazing

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Nov 24, 2010
Treas was arrested in 2007 on a drug charge and again on a probation violation in 2008, when, he said, he decided to cooperate with law enforcement.

By 2009, he was wearing a wire for the FBI and was paid more than $30,000 for that work, he said.

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Now, let me get this straight. Treas, is a known criminal and he is PAID $30,000 to COOPERATE with law enforcement.

Is that a smooth definition of a bribery? How about do it or go down...AGAIN

Sadly all too familiar a story, corruption from within..humm..can't imagine where we've heard this one before.

This guy betrayed HIMSELF. And in the end..
west coast

Felton, CA

#7 Nov 24, 2010
some scum.
IronShaft

Sunnyvale, CA

#8 Nov 24, 2010
what the...
IronShaft

Sunnyvale, CA

#9 Nov 24, 2010
These piece of Sh!it gang members deserve to be put together mixed-in one prison, so they can user their non sense and k!ll each other! that way will have safer streets.
I P Nyu

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Nov 24, 2010
I can say this 'cause I'm a recovering Catholic.

Gotta love them Catholics. As long as I confess it, I am forgiven and everything is OK. Hmmmm?

Don't get me started on the pope's recent announcement on condoms and Brazilian male sex workers! WT*?
I P Nyu

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Nov 24, 2010
I P Nyu wrote:
I can say this 'cause I'm a recovering Catholic.
Gotta love them Catholics. As long as I confess it, I am forgiven and everything is OK. Hmmmm?
Don't get me started on the pope's recent announcement on condoms and Brazilian male sex workers! WT*?
Yea. A case of too little, too late. Still stuck in medieval times.
Deej

Pacifica, CA

#12 Nov 24, 2010
This story is why I don't believe that Arnolfo Anaya, the reformed gangbanger who retained his job as groundskeeper at Garfield Park Village, is reformed. Arnolfo keeping his gun in his locker at Garfield Park Village while claiming he is no longer a gangbanger is the same dual life bull this guy in the article claims.
It stinks

San Bruno, CA

#13 Nov 24, 2010
Diversity in hiring. Ha!

Hiring the fox to guard the henhouse, it seems.
bikerscum

San Jose, CA

#14 Nov 24, 2010
This guy is now a dead man walking! No way is La Familia going to let THIS slide!
HowShocking

Watsonville, CA

#16 Nov 24, 2010
Send a 15yo to an adult prison and then expect him to reform? Give me a break. Sounds as if they sent him to gang school and he conformed. I wonder how many 15yo gangbangers even know what a syntax error is? He sounds as if he has a brain, he knows how to do business ( be that illegal,) and is enterprising. Too bad he didn't take that opportunity to turn his life around. He could've made a whole lot more than $30K and some vicious evil enemies. Again, when you send a boy to prison instead of giving him education and reform, how can you expect him to grow into anything more than jailhouse criminal.
Reality Check

United States

#17 Nov 25, 2010
"We were a movement, it was a social cause, and we didn't define ourselves as a gang," Treas testified. "... We didn't like the negative connotations of gang being afflicted upon the (Nuestra Familia) or the (Nuestra Raza)."

OH, ok. They weren't a gang, they just dealt drugs, ripped off other drug dealers and "planned robberies". Sounds like a very social cause, no?

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