Trial starts in killing of Temple Cit...

Trial starts in killing of Temple City teen

There are 59 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Mar 24, 2009, titled Trial starts in killing of Temple City teen. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Opening arguments began in Pasadena Superior Court Tuesday in the trial of two men accused of killing Temple City teenager Deandre Netter in a drive-by shooting in July, 2007.

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Foreman

La Verne, CA

#41 May 20, 2009
Do You Know wrote:
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Google Brown Side: http://www.templecity.k12.ca.us/files/mnu_men... and this is what came up from Temple City's Safe Schools and Safe Neighborhoods Community Forum March 2008 Sheriff Department’s Response to Questions (Prepared by Deputy Adams and Deputy Soto)
Why were Brown Side, Wha Ching, and Red Door gangs not talked about?
As Detective Shulze from “Operation Safe Streets Bureau” eluded to in his presentation, Temple City does not have a gang that claims Temple City as it’s territory.“Brown Side” started about five years ago as a group of kids that were allegedly being harassed at school by Asian kids and congregated at school to prevent any altercations. The past few years, this group was involved in several incidents throughout the city. The Sheriff’s Department identified these individuals and numerous arrests for various crimes were made. Since these individuals have graduated or moved from the city, we have seen a significant decrease in reported incidents. The Honorable Judge Dohi did touch on “Wa-Ching and Red Dragon.” Though we cannot rule out that some of these individuals may reside in Temple City, none of the related gang stats provided during the forum involved either of these two gangs.(Based on this answer isn't Brown Side a gang? At trial did they say that Guerra and Lopez are Brown Side? There is also information on the DeAndre Netter murder from the TC Sheriff on this site.)
Also, the amount of information not admissible seems to outweigh the amount allowed. Legal bullsh*t.
Do You Know

Pasadena, CA

#42 May 28, 2009
Foreman wrote:
<quoted text>It is my understanding that "Brown side" was grafittied at both the Lopez/Guerra homes and their friend, also on trial for a hate crime, whose name I forget. It is not, as far as I know, a real gang per se.(I grew up in El Monte- what we call a gang is likely different! LOL)
The other case is for 3 counts of attempted murder (hate crime enhancement the victims were black). The main defendant is Christopher Mitchelltree a long time friend of Phillip Guerra and an admitted member of Brown Side. The 3 other Temple City boys Nathan Carlson, Richard Alexander and Robert Yankowski are also charged in this case. Their next court date is 6/26/09. Brown Side may not have compared to the other surrounding "real" gangs but they postured themselves in the community and at school as a gang and they committed violent crimes and sold drugs according to what the kids in the city said. I wonder why the Netter case is not being tried as a hate crime?
Foreman

La Verne, CA

#43 May 28, 2009
Do You Know wrote:
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The other case is for 3 counts of attempted murder (hate crime enhancement the victims were black). The main defendant is Christopher Mitchelltree a long time friend of Phillip Guerra and an admitted member of Brown Side. The 3 other Temple City boys Nathan Carlson, Richard Alexander and Robert Yankowski are also charged in this case. Their next court date is 6/26/09. Brown Side may not have compared to the other surrounding "real" gangs but they postured themselves in the community and at school as a gang and they committed violent crimes and sold drugs according to what the kids in the city said. I wonder why the Netter case is not being tried as a hate crime?
Thanks for your updates! The reason the Netter case isn't a hate crime is that it was a retaliation for a first class @ss whipping! LOL.
And you're right, they want to be gangsters. That's enough.
rissy

Redmond, WA

#44 Jun 4, 2009
El Monte Res wrote:
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It does not matter to you where your from, but the people who live in the area care. That fool brought the ganster life with him and he got, got for it. "You can take a gangster out of the hood but you can't take the hood out of the gangster"
All I know is that my cousin Deandre was not no bad person, he was not a gangster at all. I don't know why people is saying messed up things about him, what if that happened to 1 of your family memebers, the way they did my cousin. The whole principle is that nobody deserves to die... Those boys who killed my cousin are some cowards and they couldn't fight head up 1 on 1, they had to use a weapon to take him down. Deandre never started any trouble... You guys don't know nothing about deandre like that and u don't know what he's been doing in pasadena, my cousins were not gangsters. Its so wrong and stupid how the way people talk negative. You guys are really the fools...
Foreman

La Verne, CA

#45 Jun 4, 2009
rissy wrote:
<quoted text>All I know is that my cousin Deandre was not no bad person, he was not a gangster at all. I don't know why people is saying messed up things about him, what if that happened to 1 of your family memebers, the way they did my cousin. The whole principle is that nobody deserves to die... Those boys who killed my cousin are some cowards and they couldn't fight head up 1 on 1, they had to use a weapon to take him down. Deandre never started any trouble... You guys don't know nothing about deandre like that and u don't know what he's been doing in pasadena, my cousins were not gangsters. Its so wrong and stupid how the way people talk negative. You guys are really the fools...
I tend to agree- except that some people do deserve to die- murderers.
My condolences for your loss. Truly.
rissy

Redmond, WA

#46 Jun 4, 2009
clearing it up wrote:
i love how all u people think you know the netter twins. none of you do, if you did your research you would know the guerra family is all from the 43rd street avenues gang. so shove it, and if you hvae done it on chris lopez you would know he has stabbed around 3people, and he was stabbed at the mall. the netter family had moved to temple city to get a better life, because pasadena is a ghetto and he lived there. the family didnt mopve back to pasadena, they are in protective custody scared the guearra family will kill them off just like they did deandre. learn your facts. your guys are idiots
Well first of all, the Netter family did not get put into protective custody, they moved back to pasadena if u know so much, obviously u don't know nothin about my family and another thing is that we are not scared of nobody... Its just there are some coward people who don't know how to fight, they always wanna use weapons and that's what phillip and chris did... so don't say anything if u really don't know what's up...
pasadena

Redmond, WA

#47 Jun 4, 2009
No Gangs wrote:
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You are so right!!! We do not need black gangs in TC from Pasadena or elsewhere - thanks but no thanks!!!!
No you guys are so wrong, my cousin was not a gangster, you don't know nothin about him. All I know is that chris and phillip are the ones who are cowards and punks and they didn't have to kill deandre.
Escape CA

United States

#48 Jun 4, 2009
pasadena wrote:
<quoted text> No you guys are so wrong, my cousin was not a gangster, you don't know nothin about him. All I know is that chris and phillip are the ones who are cowards and punks and they didn't have to kill deandre.
yeah and the killers should be put away forever. and the families of the killers: fck you. you stupid shts raised this trash subhuman monsters? you are to blame. la razaist racist fcks. go to hell.
Foreman

La Verne, CA

#49 Jun 5, 2009
pasadena wrote:
<quoted text> No you guys are so wrong, my cousin was not a gangster, you don't know nothin about him. All I know is that chris and phillip are the ones who are cowards and punks and they didn't have to kill deandre.
This is so true. Call them out one on one alone, no witnesses, and they won't come. DeJohn said he wasn't scared walking home after seeing them, and that was a big mistake, He was, I'm sure, expecting maybe four guys in a car (since they already went 2 to 2 and that didn't work out so well for G/L) and a throw down. Courage isn't a lack of fear, but a continuance of duty in its face. Yes, they had to kill DeAndre- they were afraid of their biggest fear- lack of respect due to the beat down. It's all fear. Sadly.
Freedom is found in Christ, in faith.
Do You Know

Pasadena, CA

#50 Jun 10, 2009
DeAndre is dead because the ignorant people in power in this city sat by and did nothing for several years leading up to DeAndre's murder. Instead of dealing with this group of wanna be gangsters teens including Guerra and Lopez they ignored the problem and allowed them to become murderers. The school officials, law enforcement and the corrupt Mayor Judy Wong who by the way was indicted this morning on five counts of bribery, three counts of perjury, and one count of solicitation of bribery ran around town denying there was a wanna be gang element growing in TC. Many of these same people were the first to say that the Netter twins were gangsters while continuing to deny that Guerra, Lopez and the Carl's Jr. four were gang affliated. Several citizens asked Mayor Wong to set up a community meeting to discuss these issues after DeAndre's murder but she refused all requests. Mayor Wong had the nerve to say she did her part by having a friend from the funeral home donate a casket to the Netter Family for DeAndre stating that was all she was going to do. I guess she was too busy taking bribes to care about kids getting stabbed and shot in the city. The TC School District refused to set up a parents meeting too. Well Karma is a B*tch! Mayor Wong has been indicted, TCUSD Superintendent Dr. Hillard lost her job and Guerra and Lopez will be punished too! Let's all continue to pray for justice and the Netter Family.
reafs

Alhambra, CA

#51 Jun 23, 2009
I have personally been in a fight with these so called brown side gang! These guys are punks who have a couple connections through some older vets they know... They however are young and stupid and when u put a gun in the hands of youngsters like these guys anythings possible! I enjoyed beating these guys up and I hope the families of the victims can find peace through all this! P.S brown side is not a gang its more like a crew they don't have the right to claim to be a Hispanic gang. With that being said a couple of the guys that "rolled" with brown side were white. I know who they are there were a couple kids that went to Arcadia high... Now a days this so called gang has dissolved and will most likely be a memory!
gangmember

United States

#52 Jul 3, 2009
i think you are full of crap i never heard that brownside was none to get beat up by any lil punks you prob got you ass kicked and your just pissed off your lame
reafs wrote:
I have personally been in a fight with these so called brown side gang! These guys are punks who have a couple connections through some older vets they know... They however are young and stupid and when u put a gun in the hands of youngsters like these guys anythings possible! I enjoyed beating these guys up and I hope the families of the victims can find peace through all this! P.S brown side is not a gang its more like a crew they don't have the right to claim to be a Hispanic gang. With that being said a couple of the guys that "rolled" with brown side were white. I know who they are there were a couple kids that went to Arcadia high... Now a days this so called gang has dissolved and will most likely be a memory!
j Reafs

Alhambra, CA

#54 Jul 22, 2009
they did get beat up everbody does once in there life! I don't even live in Cali anymore but when I did they got there ass kicked at this party:) haha!!
what gang

Alhambra, CA

#55 Aug 7, 2009
gangmember wrote:
i think you are full of crap i never heard that brownside was none to get beat up by any lil punks you prob got you ass kicked and your just pissed off your lame
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what gang gang member?bsc not real gang period who do they beef it with? What real gang agrees thier a gang?
Brownside

Phoenix, AZ

#56 Mar 2, 2012
Brownside is actually a branch of La Gran Familia... the single biggest Mexican gang from Atlanta, they just made a clique in Temple City/Arcadia/Pasadena, CJ and Chris though... I played soccer with both of them as kids when we were young, I don't know what happened. When they turned to gangs though, I ended up getting in fights with both of them on a few separate occasions, just a couple of stupid idiots who made the conscious choice of ruining their lives, the twins were good kids in high school, I used to play basketball with them after school almost every day after school, good kids, he is still missed to this day by me and a lot of people i know. Rest in peace.
Get a clue626

United States

#57 Mar 22, 2014
Im having trouble understanding your point, so this young man deserved to be shot to death, lose the rest of his life? Get a clue, because if your the type of person that inhabits temple city then no wonder it has the name, as well as the dirty after taste it does.. Disgusting
Temple City Resident wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you very much. The truth be told. The boys accused of killing Netter were not involved in gangs. The Netter brothers came from Pasadena to Temple City with their gang signs and challenging many other school boys to fights. I drove by them once, and turned to look at them as I heard about all the commotion they had started at the school, they fliped me the finger. They came to Temple City looking for and bringing trouble. Students went to the school dean to complain about them. The dean did not nothing and accused them of racism. If the school and intervened, then possibly a death would have never occured and two other boys would not be spending their lives in prison.
edgar

Antioch, CA

#58 May 1, 2014
what gang wrote:
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what gang gang member?bsc not real gang period who do they beef it with? What real gang agrees thier a gang?
they beef it with sangra wa ching and backus st from east pasadena i know.that foo luis from bsc aka toro
FakeassLopezandg uerrahyna

Wildomar, CA

#59 Jun 14, 2014
Listen these wack ass Lopez and guerra they just some fuckin cowards I went to school with all them they just some wanna be fake ass foos that I know are having trouble in prison and as for Phillip family they were from avenues but they some lame ass bitches too the homie through a bottle at one of there cars and they still kept driving like some hynas. Phillip and Lopez got there ass beat and they actually tried to scare them by shooting at the ground but deandre the good dude that he is jumped in front of the little homie who was 13 and Latino he took a bullet for him I just seen this kid and he told me how it all went down he would love to see Dejuan though he said I hope Phillip and Chris get what they deserve fake ass clowns trying to be gangsters nobody scared of none of yall. You can find me in Rosemead at the Park R.i.P D appreciate the little time we had hommie see you heaven

Since: Jun 13

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#60 Jun 24, 2014
Speaking of crime and Temple City....

Temple City also has a problem with "gang stalking" by corrupt police officers.

“Gang stalking”– also known as “organized stalking”– is a slang term for a set of tactics used in counterintelligence operations involving the covert surveillance and harassment of a targeted individual. The goal of such operations – in the parlance of counterintelligence personnel – is to “subvert” or “neutralize” an individual deemed by a government agency (or corporation) to be an enemy.

Anyone who has angered someone with connections to the police can be blacklisted and targeted for this kind of psychological torture.

For more info, visit http://FightGangStalking.com

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