Fugitive in 1991 gang slaying found t...

Fugitive in 1991 gang slaying found teaching in Mexico

There are 42 comments on the LA Daily News story from Oct 4, 2008, titled Fugitive in 1991 gang slaying found teaching in Mexico. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

After 17 years on the run, an ex-gang member suspected of gunning down a Burbank high school student was finally jailed Friday in Mexico - where he was teaching English at a respected university.

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Teacher Banger Curriculum

United States

#1 Oct 4, 2008
Okay class, today we have a spelling test. Here are your words:

1) shoot
2) kill
3) escape
4) coward
5) Mexico
6) hide
7) teach
8) discovered
9) arrested
10) convicted
Bonus words: death penalty

Test is canceled for next week.
Greg T

San Jose, CA

#2 Oct 4, 2008
It's a great day. First OJ goes down and now this scumbag. May he rot in hell. My hat is off to the the US and Mexican law enforcement personnel who pulled off his capture.
oh dang

San Diego, CA

#3 Oct 4, 2008
Now repeat after me class: "Where are you from, ese? Varrio Blythe Street Gang!" What a goof.
Mike for change

Calabasas, CA

#4 Oct 4, 2008
Teacher Banger Curriculum wrote:
Okay class, today we have a spelling test. Here are your words:
1) shoot
2) kill
3) escape
4) coward
5) Mexico
6) hide
7) teach
8) discovered
9) arrested
10) convicted
Bonus words: death penalty
Test is canceled for next week.
He was 16 when the crime was committed and Mexico will not extradite anyone if he faces the death penalty. If he would of been caught here after the crime, say when he was 17 - most likely the court would of let him out when he turned 25 or 7 years for good behavior. Gang member know it's best to murder before you're 18, because you'll go to prison and hang with the homies, learn a new sexual preference and graduate with a degree in crime. When he gets out we need to GPS the bastard (transmitter up the a..) this/these idiots and send him back to Mex. never to return to the USA.
The way things are; makes gang membership an easy choice for young kids. Things need to change - they're getting worse. The young murders are coming out of prisons as real problems, believe me!
Cheneys_Ego

Arlington, TX

#5 Oct 4, 2008
Another stereotype: Mexican gangbanger with tatoos in Gothic script.
Annonymous

Laguna Beach, CA

#6 Oct 4, 2008
Teacher Banger Curriculum wrote:
Okay class, today we have a spelling test. Here are your words:
1) shoot
2) kill
3) escape
4) coward
5) Mexico
6) hide
7) teach
8) discovered
9) arrested
10) convicted
Bonus words: death penalty
Test is canceled for next week.
LOL!
SellingFearEvery where

Laguna Beach, CA

#7 Oct 4, 2008
Thank You Daily News for posting his picture -- it always helps to associate the names and the faces when we know the facts.
skeptical taxpayer

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Oct 4, 2008
Proof that gang injunctions DO work, the residents themselves say so. And so does tough enforcement: "The LAPD is the real gang here" is said with pride.

It's a shame there's so much politically-correct hand-wringing from the ACLU and even local officials like Alarcon over gang injunctions in gang-infested (San Fers) Pacoima -- worrying about impeding the social life of these terrorists and trainees because they can't hang with homies or Tio Roberto because they're gang members doesn't exactly break my heart.(Mike for Change is right that because minors get lenient sentences, especially if they're not on a gang list yet, they're used for crimes including killings to spare the senior gangbangers.)

Nor do law-abiding people "suffer" as claimed by Alarcon and others for living in an area with a gang injunction. Sounds like in less than a decade the area has totally transformed.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#9 Oct 4, 2008
SellingFearEverywhere wrote:
Thank You Daily News for posting his picture -- it always helps to associate the names and the faces when we know the facts.
Posting pictures of known gang members should be a daily part of the Daily News. I would bet that readership would increase, ad revenue would increase and crime would go down because people who have been harmed by these animals would be able to ID criminals who've committed offenses that are still open cases. It would be a win-win!
Sick Of It All

Granada Hills, CA

#10 Oct 4, 2008
West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
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Posting pictures of known gang members should be a daily part of the Daily News. I would bet that readership would increase, ad revenue would increase and crime would go down because people who have been harmed by these animals would be able to ID criminals who've committed offenses that are still open cases. It would be a win-win!
Amen.
Pacific

AOL

#11 Oct 4, 2008
Maybe if these stories were on spanish language TV and newspapers, that the people who run to Mexico are getting caught, just maybe that might prevent some of the killing from happening in the first place.
Tagger Killer

Glendale, CA

#12 Oct 4, 2008
death is too good for him. he needs to smell the hairy cracks of twenty other ese cockroaches like him for the rest of his life sharing the same toilet seat and diseases. or even better, may he be gang raped twice a day for the rest of his life by his homies. hope he contracts hiv and dies a miserable death.
CAL

AOL

#13 Oct 4, 2008
Ain't diversity great. AKA forcing the civilized to live with savages.
Joepphoto

United States

#14 Oct 4, 2008
Mike for change wrote:
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When he gets out we need to GPS the ****(transmitter up the a..) this/these idiots and send him back to Mex. never to return to the USA.
The way things are; makes gang membership an easy choice for young kids. Things need to change - they're getting worse. The young murders are coming out of prisons as real problems, believe me!
I think the GPS is a great idea! Then you hook it up to a miniature explosive device implanted in their brains and as soon as they cross back into the US, pop goes the MED!
This guy looks like he turned his life around, though.(At least he wasn't trying to come back to the US and do more banging.) Too bad for him: Do some stupid stuff when you're a dumb kid and you gotta spend the rest of your life with it. Too bad for the kid he killed & his family and the other kids he shot. Oh well: do the crime, do the time.
Joepphoto

United States

#15 Oct 4, 2008
West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Posting pictures of known gang members should be a daily part of the Daily News. I would bet that readership would increase, ad revenue would increase and crime would go down because people who have been harmed by these animals would be able to ID criminals who've committed offenses that are still open cases. It would be a win-win!
I've read some of your posts on other subjects where... well let's say we don't see eye to eye on politics, but WVD, you nailed this one! Their pix should be on the internet and in that little box that runs across the top of the front page. Let everyone know what these jerks look like and who they are. Then put 'em away.
Bonesaw

United States

#16 Oct 4, 2008
are we supposed to feel all warm and fuzzy because he turned his life around,it was a mistake of a young boy, but look what he was doing now,teaching how nice:) I'm sure some people will say this. Pleeeeease ! tagging,maybe some burglary's whatever they can be forgiven if someone really does turn their life around before it gets any worse but when you cross the line and commit murder sorry no excuse no forgiving this scum should fry.
Mr Lucky

Palm Desert, CA

#17 Oct 4, 2008
Hats off to LAPD and evryone else involved with catching this guy. I was a friend of Anthony Caldera's and I now work for LAFD not far from where he was killed. This type of thing happens all the time in and around that part of the Valley and has been for a long time. That "pocket" of the Valley along with many others have way too many senseless crimes like this one going on.
To The Caldera Family, I hope this brings some peace & closure to your pain.
Lizzie

Celaya, Mexico

#18 Oct 13, 2008
Who the hell are you to say Rodolfo deserves death? I met this guy in Mexico; he was my English teacher. I just want you to know that nobody is perfect. I mean you've have a thousand mistakes in your life, all of us are humans, as Rodolfo. He was just 16 years old, he was a kid, an underaged guy. Come on!!! He's not supposed to be punished with death or 25 years od prision. Believe me, he changed in Mexico,I swear. Everyone how knew him could tell how friendly, loyal and nice he is.
C-club

Celaya, Mexico

#19 Oct 13, 2008
"kids should not die for comitting a crime". Gallegos was a kid when he comitted the murder. SO,DEATH MUST NOT BE GALLEGOS PUNISHMENT.
Shinjo

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#20 Oct 13, 2008
Hang the guy. Mexico will probably give him an award and invite him to be honorary mayor of Tijuana.

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