Police operation in Duarte targets gangs after recent shootings

There are 20 comments on the Dec 6, 2009, Pasadena Star-News story titled Police operation in Duarte targets gangs after recent shootings. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Sheriff's deputies conducted a two-night gang sweep across the city this weekend in response to a string of recent gang shootings that wounded one man, and alarmed residents and city officials.

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Jumping Jim

Chatsworth, CA

#1 Dec 6, 2009
The cops are always having so called crack downs on the gangs in that area, and nothing seems to improve. Maybe they should bring the bears down from the foothills and let them eat the cholos.
STOP IT

La Puente, CA

#2 Dec 7, 2009
HOW DO THEY CALL THE ARREST OF 2 SUSPECTS A GANG SWEEP? THE COPS ARE JUST SPINNING THEIR WHEELS BUT GOING NOWHERE.
SHOTCALLER

Stafford, VA

#3 Dec 7, 2009
2 cholos 2 cops.
----abc

Anaheim, CA

#4 Dec 7, 2009
2 cholos? And how many cops did it take to arrest these 2 ??? The police should try and use a metal detector when looking for a weapon .
Many Questions

Upland, CA

#5 Dec 7, 2009
This is because the Duarte Council voted pro gang and against the anti gang law. You get what you ask for.
hecnut69

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Dec 7, 2009
"so were going to try to stop thes shootings" how bout you get a little more agressive and take these dirtbags out.

Since: Jan 09

Duarte, CA

#7 Dec 7, 2009
The Losers South of the tracks. Duarte Eastside. Latino Gang.

Maybe the knuckle heads on the Duarte City Council should enact the Gang Injunction?

At least Monrovia is ready to take care of business. It's citizens won't put up with this crap.

Officer Quote:

"The problem with most of the shootings that we've had up here (Duarte) is that the victims are not cooperating," Hester said.

Are they afraid they may get depoted?
idk

Whittier, CA

#8 Dec 7, 2009
hahahahahaha
vikeing parent

Venice, CA

#9 Dec 7, 2009
everyone knows the kids that do the shootings in duarte dont even live in the city what will it take for the police to figure this out
Glendora Resident

La Habra, CA

#10 Dec 7, 2009
Many Questions wrote:
This is because the Duarte Council voted pro gang and against the anti gang law. You get what you ask for.
Duarte gets upset with Monrovia because their new anti-gang laws got "tougher". Duarte didn't want to participate with neighboring Monrovia because the anti-gang laws were an "infringement" on the gang thugs constitutional rights. This is why I drive through Duarte with out stopping.
DUARTE SHERIFF

La Puente, CA

#11 Dec 7, 2009
Glendora Resident wrote:
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Duarte gets upset with Monrovia because their new anti-gang laws got "tougher". Duarte didn't want to participate with neighboring Monrovia because the anti-gang laws were an "infringement" on the gang thugs constitutional rights. This is why I drive through Duarte with out stopping.
HHAAAHAHAA! I DO THE SAME THING.
El Chino Tigre

United States

#12 Dec 7, 2009
LOL Officials didn't want a gang injunction cause that would affect their own family members and friends that have ties to the gang.

What a f up world we live in.
Escape CA

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Dec 7, 2009
El Chino Tigre wrote:
LOL Officials didn't want a gang injunction cause that would affect their own family members and friends that have ties to the gang.
What a f up world we live in.
no doubt. familia raza crap
sgt slaughter

Camarillo, CA

#14 Dec 7, 2009
Jumping Jim wrote:
The cops are always having so called crack downs on the gangs in that area, and nothing seems to improve. Maybe they should bring the bears down from the foothills and let them eat the cholos.
just cholos , whats the matter are the crips to toastie .
Jumping Jim

Pleasanton, CA

#15 Dec 7, 2009
sgt slaughter wrote:
<quoted text> just cholos , whats the matter are the crips to toastie .
SAY WHAT ?????
Go away

Bloomington, CA

#16 Dec 7, 2009
Put them on their own island, give them a reality show and let them have at it!! Good way to get rid of them!
Go away

Bloomington, CA

#17 Dec 7, 2009
Glendora Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Duarte gets upset with Monrovia because their new anti-gang laws got "tougher". Duarte didn't want to participate with neighboring Monrovia because the anti-gang laws were an "infringement" on the gang thugs constitutional rights. This is why I drive through Duarte with out stopping.
Thanks for that bit of information, I'll remember to keep my business OUT OF DUARTE!!!!!
pepe

Monterey Park, CA

#18 Dec 7, 2009
MSLSD wrote:
The Losers South of the tracks. Duarte Eastside. Latino Gang.
Maybe the knuckle heads on the Duarte City Council should enact the Gang Injunction?
At least Monrovia is ready to take care of business. It's citizens won't put up with this crap.
Officer Quote:
"The problem with most of the shootings that we've had up here (Duarte) is that the victims are not cooperating," Hester said.
Are they afraid they may get depoted?
its deported not depoted p e n d e j o
COP

Montebello, CA

#19 Dec 8, 2009
WOW!
Didn’t know Duarte only had Cholos....lol.
Some of these COPS don’t have a clue on how things are on the streets……Young and inexperienced!!
They need to pick up some of the Dirt-rocs as well!!

Maybe something will get done about it when a lil white kid gets shot!
Ig Nant

Glendale, CA

#20 Dec 8, 2009
As someone who knows something about Duarte, the comments on here sound especially ridiculous (comments?On the internet?! no!.
The majority of gang affiliated youth, don't live in the city limits of Duarte, but instead in the lawless "no man's land" to the southwest and east. Therefore, any injunction passed in the city would have the net effect of harassing Latino and African American youth (males mainly) and other minorities, whilst the real Hardcore elements could continue their affiliations.
Duarte needs to get real about the city's "ghettoizing" of the Low-end area and come up with a strategic way to meet the needs of all residents and business in the area - NOT THE residents and business it WISHES it had.
Sorry to bring reality/facts!

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