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Friday, April 20, 2007

Who should be LA's Gang Czar?

Mayor Villaraigosa wants to spend $168 million to fight gangs. We can talk about how ineffective that would be but right now we want you to vote for the person you want the Mayor to select as the "Gang Czar" for LA.

To read about the candidates you need to click here and here.

Vote early and often!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why are the LA reporters afraid to investigate Father Boyle and his corrupt so called gang program? WE know the clowncil doesn't want to touch it cause its rumored they all have received political campaign money that was suppose to be used to keep kids away from gangs. Someone should also find out if its true the church threw him out and he's no longer a priest.

April 20, 2007 7:18 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Why not Tookie Williams? Or better yet Saddam Huessin.

April 20, 2007 10:13 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

A. Bunker,

I think one of the job requirments is to be living.

April 20, 2007 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The police are effective when called in to put down the fire storm. But what about continued vigilance in their nieghborhoods. THAT responsibility belongs to the residence. Clowncil needs to push the message that the LAW ABIDING citizen is allowed to defend themselves with equal or greater force with those that want to perpetrate lawlessness. The resident citizens need to be in a sense deputized.

April 20, 2007 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Once again Pollo is looking for a political feather in his hat so now he is using the gang angle. He isn't about to do the right thing by making tough choses to fight this problem. No way.

April 20, 2007 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry to the spelling nerds.....choices

April 20, 2007 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who will take care of the biggest gang in Los Angeles: the LAPD? They routinely torture and frame and beat people. But I bet this absurd and ignorant blog won't be covering that.

April 20, 2007 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Mack in the House!!!

April 20, 2007 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:46 pm


April 20, 2007 1:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Al, have you spoken with Tawana Brawley lately?

April 20, 2007 1:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Mayor Sam. I think Bunker has the right idea. A dead person would be more effective as a Gang Czar than whoever Antonio selects.

April 20, 2007 3:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Archie, why not Barak Hussein Obama if he fails to win the nonmination? With a middle name like that, you might get your wish!

April 20, 2007 4:41 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

How about that Sheriff from Arizona? What's his name?

April 20, 2007 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

School, LAPD deny mayor's claim of gang war over turf

http://www.dailynew s.com/news/ ci_5709269


LA Daily News
Article Last Updated:04/19/ 2007 09:23:47 PM PDT

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - It was news to police, school administrators and
students alike when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared in his State
of the City address that four gangs were fighting a turf war for East
Valley High.

At the six-month-old campus where Villaraigosa gave his speech
Wednesday night, Assistant Principal Karen Williams said Thursday
that four gangs operate in the neighborhood, but that none of their
members attend the school.

And Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Paul Vernon said there are
actually three small gangs in the neighborhood and that some of the
members attend East Valley High, but there's no battle for them
to "claim" the campus as their turf, as Villaraigosa said.

"There isn't a single school in the city of L.A. that any gang
controls," Vernon said. "This gang picture is typical of many
neighborhoods that we deal with on a small scale."

Villaraigosa' s staff said the mayor's comments were based on
information provided to them by Williams about the four local gangs.

But 16-year-old students Albert Quintero and Martin Cabrera, who both
attended Villaraigosa' s speech on Wednesday night, said they felt he
overstated the threat.

"This territory is not a gang territory," Quintero said. "I don't
really know what gangs are trying to claim territory at this school,
so I was surprised when he said that."

"I don't normally see gangs around this area, so it's not true,"
added Cabrera. "Sure there are fights at the school, but it's not

"It's making the school look bad."

As president of the 15-year-old Communities and Schools, Bobby Arias
has been working with the mayor's staff on gang intervention and
prevention programs.

He said his staff plans to meet today to discuss whether the problem
near East Valley High is as severe as the mayor implied.

"The worst thing we want to do is create hysteria," Arias said. "I'm
not prepared to say it's not real, but it was news to me."

naush.boghossian@ dailynews. com

(818) 713-3722

April 20, 2007 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The two worst Districts for gangs are District 14 and District 1. Even the Councilmen are the police are afraid to go into either one of them. Sheriff Joe Arpaio for LA Gang Czar.

April 21, 2007 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Trujillo? That's just comical. He's a boy. And he lies. For every friend he has in government, he has made two enemies. Just like his teacher, Ben.

April 21, 2007 11:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You must not know trujillo then.

He hates government -- he's said it a thousand times, the only way for government to work is to piss it off and light a fire under its butt.

that would mean he has many enemies in government, something he wears as a badge of honor.

April 21, 2007 1:23 PM  

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