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“Chain-Sawlsa” Chicano Lop-Top’s Cherry Chica Low-Rider

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Barrio Paul Bunyan makes chupacabra cord wood out of mudpie mamacita by way of Husqvarna Macarena.

Just a little slice of third world savagery that is in the McAmerican woodpile, courtesy of ‘Pudlickins, pickle-snoots and prissy PC Lib-girls.

Not enough to deter you from the forced integration and melting pot madness? Check out the video link below for Red Robin Chronicles prime cuts…

Jose Corona (KTVT)

DALLAS (CBS/AP)A routine mail route came to a gruesome end for one Dallas-area mail carrier, when he found the decapitated body of a woman lying in the street Monday. Police identified her as Maria Corona, and said they believe her husband, Jose Fernando Corona, is responsible, and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Responding officers from the Lewisville Police Department reported finding two chainsaws at the scene, one of which was still running, with blood and tissue matter nearby. A bloody trail led from Corona’s headless body to the doorway of the home.

“I saw somebody [lying] on the ground with blood all over. And I saw a girl outside screaming and somebody trying to hold her back,” neighbor Chris Cortopassi, who returned home Monday afternoon to the grisly scene, told CBS affiliate KTVT.

The girl she describes is believed to be the couple’s oldest daughter Carla Corona, who arrived at the scene shortly after the police arrived, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Carla Corona’s husband, Freddie Arellano, told authorities that Jose Corona had called a few minutes earlier to say that he “had done it, he had killed her and was going to drag her body next door,” according to the arrest affidavit.

Police believe Jose Corona fled the scene in his 2005 Toyota Sequoia SUV, but he allegedly stopped at a used car lot and asked to test drive a 1991 Ford Ranger and never returned. The Ford truck has the Texas license plate AA2 4004.

Lewisville police Capt. Kevin Deaver told the Morning News he was shocked by the violence of the crime.

“Over 20 years in law enforcement and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Deaver said.

Our next cut is a razor-sharp piece of  DIE-versity goin’ out to all those ‘Pudlickin PC panderers and lib-girl homo-cumming queens:

WARNING- EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO:

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Supreme Court Stops Texas Execution

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Death row Duane avoids gettin’ extinct-n-shit as Supreme Kikes of McAmerica decide racial reality, facts and state rights have no place in feral-federal jewstice sewer system.

 

Supreme Court Stops Texas Execution

 

Liberal lapdogs and Kikenvermin Marxists allow toe-faced tarbaby to continue its leisurely stay in taxpayer funded Super-Ape motel.

 

The Supreme Court made the rare decision to step in and order a stay of execution for Duane Edward Buck in Texas, hours before he was to die, because the jury sentencing him to death was told that Buck posed a greater threat to public safety because of his race.

The justices still must determine whether they will review the Buck case, so this stay may not last very long. But at a time when Rick Perry is running for President, it’s a significant reversal that could cause further scrutiny of the death penalty system in Texas.

“We are relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the obvious injustice of allowing a defendant’s race to factor into sentencing decisions,” his attorney, Kate Black, said in a statement.

“No one should be put to death based on the color of his or her skin,” she added.

Perry, his Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles either refused to hear the plea for clemency or recommended against it. But this is a serious constitutional issue. In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of an inmate whose death sentence was reversed because of a race-based appeal made in sentencing. John Cornyn was Attorney General at the time, and he listed six cases where prosecutors relied on race-based arguments in death penalty cases. Specifically, an expert witness testified that the African-American defendants had a greater propensity for “future dangerousness,” a consideration in Texas death penalty cases, solely because of their race. Of the six cases, five received a new sentencing hearing (those cases were pending in federal court; only Buck’s was in state court). But for some reason, Buck did not. One of the state prosecutors who worked on the case, who has now come forward to say that Buck should get a new trial, simply assumed that he already had one, based on the Cornyn order in 2000. It’s not Buck’s guilt or innocence that’s at issue, it’s this serious misconduct at trial by the prosecution.

State prosecutors won a lower court case arguing that Buck’s Constitutional rights were not violated, but his lawyers appealed up to the Supreme Court. And now they have a stay of execution while the justices review the case. This doesn’t even mean that Buck won’t still get death for the murders; in the other cases, the inmates were re-sentenced to death. But it does mean that he would get a new sentencing trial, because race-based appeals like this violate the federal Constitution.

Hanging over this is the extreme surety with which Perry touts the “very thoughtful, very clear process” for death sentencing in Texas. That’s obviously not true in this case, and hopefully this will force a reckoning from major media on other cases. Like Cameron Todd Willingham, perhaps.

 

Treasure Of The Please Spare-Em Cadre

July 9, 2011 1 comment

Island of Doctor Moreau man-monkey prez attempts to use fed jewstice system to save Meh-hee-can toilet bowl brush from fatal flush to that big sewage treatment plant in the sky, where we wish all of these  barrio bowel movements would go.
Lone star state ignores D.C.  Super spade and puts down rabid spic-bull as it cries “vive Mexico!” in all its assimilating, Die-Verse splendor…
  • This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Humberto Leal. State lawyers have told the U.S. Supreme Court that appeals to halt this week's scheduled execution of the Mexican national for the 1994 rape-slaying of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl are without merit. Leal faces lethal injection Thursday in Huntsville,Texas. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
Mestizo murderer “My way or the highway” Humberto Leal ends victim’s life with chunk of Asphalt in what must be the non-White’s form of “road kill.”
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national was executed Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down an appeal to spare him that was supported by Mexico and the White House.

In his last minutes, Humberto Leal repeatedly said he was sorry and accepted responsibility.

“I have hurt a lot of people. … I take full blame for everything. I am sorry for what I did,” he said in the death chamber.

“One more thing,” he said as the drugs began taking effect. Then he shouted twice, “Viva Mexico!”

“Ready warden,” he said. “Let’s get this show on the road.”

The 38-year-old mechanic was pronounced dead 10 minutes after the lethal drugs began flowing into his arms.

He was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda, whose brutalized nude body was found hours after he left a San Antonio street party with her. She was bludgeoned with a chunk of asphalt.

Leal was just a toddler when he and his family moved to the U.S. from Monterrey, Mexico, but his citizenship became a key element of his attorneys’ efforts to win a stay. They said police never told him following his arrest that he could seek legal assistance from the Mexican government under an international treaty.

Mexico, the Obama administration and others had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay Leal’s execution so Congress could consider a law that would require court reviews in cases where condemned foreign nationals did not receive help from their consulates. They said the case could affect not only foreigners in the U.S. but Americans detained in other countries.

The court rejected the request 5-4. Its five more conservative justices doubted that executing Leal would cause grave international consequences, and doubted “that it is ever appropriate to stay a lower court judgment in light of unenacted legislation.”

“Our task is to rule on what the law is, not what it might eventually be,” the majority said.

The court’s four liberal-leaning justices said they would have granted the stay.

Leal’s attorney Sandra L. Babcock said that with consular help her client could have shown that he was not guilty. But she added, “This case was not just about one Mexican national on death row in Texas. The execution of Mr. Leal violates the United States’ treaty commitments, threatens the nation’s foreign policy interests, and undermines the safety of all Americans abroad.”

Prosecutors, however, said Congress was unlikely to pass the legislation sought and that Leal’s appeals were simply an attempt to evade justice for a gruesome murder.

Mexico’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the government condemned Leal’s execution and sent a note of protest to the U.S. State Department. The ministry also said Mexican ambassador Arturo Sarukhan attempted to contact Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who refused to speak on the phone.

The governor’s office declined to comment on the execution Thursday.

Leal’s argument that he should have received consular legal aid that could have helped his case was not new. Texas has executed other condemned foreign nationals who raised similar challenges, most recently in 2008.

Leal’s appeals, however, focused on legislation introduced last month in the U.S. Senate by Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy. Leahy’s measure would bring the U.S. into compliance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations provision regarding the arrests of foreign nationals, and ensure court reviews for condemned foreigners to determine if a lack of consular help made a significant difference in the outcome of their cases.

“Americans detained overseas rely on their access to U.S. consulates every day,” Leahy said after the Supreme Court decision was announced. “If we expect other countries to abide by the treaties they join, the United States must also honor its obligations.”

The Obama administration took the unusual step of intervening in a state murder case last week when Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. joined Leal’s appeal, asking the high court to halt the execution and give Congress at least six months to consider Leahy’s bill.

The Mexican government and other diplomats also contended that the execution should be delayed so Leal’s case could be thoroughly reviewed. Some also warned his execution would violate the treaty provision and could endanger Americans in countries that deny them consular help.

Measures similar to Leahy’s have failed at least twice in recent U.S. congressional sessions. The Texas Attorney General’s office, opposing the appeals, pointed to those failures in its Supreme Court arguments and said “legislative relief was not likely to be forthcoming.”

After his execution, relatives of Leal who had gathered in Guadalupe, Mexico, burned a T-shirt with an image of the American flag in protest. Leal’s uncle Alberto Leal criticized the U.S. justice system and the Mexican government and said, “There is a God who makes us all pay.”

In 2005, President George W. Bush agreed with an International Court of Justice ruling that Leal and 50 other Mexican-born inmates nationwide should be entitled to new hearings in U.S. courts to determine if their consular rights were violated. The Supreme Court later overruled Bush.

Stephen Hoffman, an assistant Texas attorney general, said evidence pointing to Leal’s guilt is strong.

“At this point, it is clear that Leal is attempting to avoid execution by overwhelming the state and the courts with as many meritless lawsuits and motions as humanly possible,” Hoffman said.

Prosecutors said Sauceda was drunk and high on cocaine the night she was killed, and that Leal offered to take her home. Witnesses said Leal drove off with her around 5 a.m. Some partygoers found her brutalized nude body later that morning and called police.

Sauceda’s mother, Rachel Terry, told San Antonio television station KSAT her family already had suffered too long.

“A technicality doesn’t give anyone a right to come to this country and rape, torture and murder anyone,” she said.

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Associated Press Writer Jesse J. Holland in Washington contributed to this report.

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Welfare Worker and Supervisor Charged in Death of Child

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Affirmative action Jacksons and Granny-Groid tie up instead of time out and restrict niglet to Super-Model diet.

Legal apparatchiks go into damage control, quickly pointing finger at Killin’ chillin’ agency, completely avoiding the 800 pound gorillas in the room…

 

Welfare Worker and Supervisor Charged in Death of Child

Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Damon Adams, left, the former A.C.S. caseworker assigned to Marchella’s case, and his supervisor, Chereece Bell, center, were each indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide. Marchella’s grandmother, Loretta Brett, right, was indicted on manslaughter and other charges.

By MOSI SECRET
Published: March 23, 2011

A former New York City child welfare worker and his supervisor were indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide, the Brooklyn district attorney announced on Wednesday, saying that their failures had contributed to the death of a 4-year-old, Marchella Pierce, who had been repeatedly beaten and tied to a bed and weighed 18 pounds at the end of her life in September.

The girl’s grandmother, who witnessed her being tied to the bed many times, according to the district attorney, was also indicted, on manslaughter and other charges. The girl’s mother already faces a murder charge.

It was believed to be the first time in the city’s history that child welfare workers had been charged with homicide in a child’s death, and the district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, made it clear that he did not believe they were the only ones to blame.

Mr. Hynes said he was convening a special grand jury to investigate “evidence of alleged systemic failures” at the child welfare agency, the Administration for Children’s Services. The grand jury will seek to determine whether the agency had followed through on its plan for reforms after the 2006 death of Nixzmary Brown, a 7-year-old Brooklyn girl, one of a long series of abuse and neglect deaths that have pockmarked the city’s halting efforts to protect its large numbers of vulnerable children.

Damon Adams, the caseworker on Marchella’s case, and his supervisor, Chereece Bell, were indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide, official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Mr. Adams was also charged with tampering with public records and falsifying records.

Prosecutors said agency workers indicated “significant concerns” a year ago after Marchella’s mother, Carlotta Brett-Pierce, who had a history of drug abuse, left her alone in an emergency room and acted inappropriately.

Between then and the child’s death half a year later, Mr. Adams made two entries in agency computers, recording a phone call in March and an attempted home visit in June. After her death, he made five entries, saying that he had had contact with the family in March, April, June and August, and that in August he had observed her head, neck and torso and had seen no changes from previous visits.

Jacqueline Kagan, a prosecutor, said at Mr. Adams’s arraignment on Wednesday that signs of malnourishment would have been obvious by then, and that the entries had been falsified. Even if he had made the visits, she said, they would have been insufficient, because biweekly visits were required.

After Marchella’s death, Ms. Bell made several entries saying she had met with Mr. Adams on the case, prosecutors said. Mr. Hynes said Ms. Bell had failed to properly oversee and monitor Mr. Adams’s work.

“Baby Marchella might be alive today,” Mr. Hynes said, “had these A.C.S. workers attended to her case with the basic levels of care it deserved, or had her grandmother stepped in and put a stop to the shocking abuse she is charged with facilitating.”

Mr. Adams, 36, and Ms. Bell, 34, who have resigned from the agency, pleaded not guilty. Both were jailed, with bail set at $35,000 for Mr. Adams and $25,000 for Ms. Bell.

Ms. Bell’s lawyer, Joshua E. Horowitz, blamed Mr. Adams, calling him a “substandard worker” whom Ms. Bell had wanted removed from her unit. Mr. Adams’s lawyer, Wayne C. Bodden, said his client had been directed to make the post-death computer entries by “his superiors beyond Ms. Bell.”

Both lawyers blamed the agency. “Why is she being thrown to the wolves?” Ms. Horowitz said. “Why does it stop at her?”

John B. Mattingly, the commissioner of the agency, has acknowledged that it did not do its job to protect Marchella. But he warned that charging agency employees with homicide could have a chilling effect on recruiting people to the profession, a task already hampered by low pay and a high rate of burnout.

“They are going into people’s homes all hours of the night and trying to do it in ways that keep them safe as well,” Mr. Mattingly said. “If people who are interested in those kinds of jobs see this action taken by the district attorney, we have a concern, with social workers all around the country, that this will hurt our ability to recruit and retain talented people.”

According to prosecutors, Marchella’s mother tied her to her bed, beat her with a belt and a videocassette tape, deprived her of food and water, and force-fed her medication. Marchella died on Sept. 2 of child abuse syndrome, along with acute drug poisoning, blunt impact injuries, malnutrition and dehydration, prosecutors said.

Her life had never been easy. She was born more than three months prematurely, with underdeveloped lungs, and had spent most of her four years in hospitals. She returned home in February 2010, with a tracheal tube to help her breathing. The city became involved in her home life the previous month, when Ms. Brett-Pierce gave birth to a son and was found to have drugs in her system.

The agency assigned the case to Child Development Support, an independent agency in Brooklyn, to work with the family and help the mother with her drug problems. In a report on the case in October, the agency acknowledged that it had failed to properly assess the girl’s condition and plan for her care with Child Development Support. That failure was compounded by inadequate home visits and assessments by both it and the independent agency, the report said. Child Development Support’s role in the case ended in June, returning full responsibility to Children’s Services.

The case was handled by the field office in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the same one that did not prevent Nixzmary Brown’s fatal beating by her stepfather despite several complaints to the agency about her treatment.

The district attorney said Marchella’s grandmother, Loretta Brett, 56, witnessed the girl being bound to her bed on most days from last March to her death. For part of that time, prosecutors said, the bed was in the grandmother’s room.

Ms. Kagan, the prosecutor, said that Ms. Brett had acted as a second parent to Marchella — her father was not involved in the family — and that she had acknowledged to the police that Marchella had been bound regularly since May, “basically day and night,” by her hands and feet. Ms. Brett has tried to get custody of her daughter’s other two children — the infant and a 5-year-old boy — though she has tested positive for marijuana use, Ms. Kagan said. Those boys have been removed from the home.

Ms. Brett’s lawyer, Julie A. Clark, said Ms. Brett had helped investigators after Marchella’s death and denied that she had known about the beatings and restraints. Bail for Ms. Brett was set at $300,000.

Karen Zraick contributed reporting.

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Man gets 32 years in Chicago student’s slaying

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Silvonus the stompin’ silverback puts boot to fellow boot-lip, hip-hopping on Negro appendix like inner city Easter jungle-bunny.

Chicago libtards dumbfounded by cold disregard of ape-law by population of Denzel Washingtons. Those who reside in reality proper know that these violent displays by foot-loose ferals just status quo for any areas infected with DIE-versity.

Man gets 32 years in Chicago student’s slaying

AP

Red Robin quiz of the week:
What is young Silvonus thinking about in this picture?
A. His favorite poem by William Butler Yeats
B. The reconciliation of quantum mechanics and general relativity
C. His dick
AP – FILE – This Sept. 28, 2009 file photo released by the Chicago Police Department is Silvonus Shannon, …
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press Don Babwin, Associated Press Thu Mar 24, 6:33 pm ET

CHICAGO – Each time the video was played in court, spectators turned away at the sight of a young man bending his legs and jumping into the air near a teenager sprawled on the ground after being punched, kicked and hit over the head with a wooden board.

On Thursday, a judge cited the video of the 2009 attack that was seen around the world after it was posted online, saying that those few seconds when prosecutors say Silvonus Shannon leaped onto the head of 16-year-old honor student Derrion Albert justified the 32-year prison sentence he was handing down.

Cook County Circuit Judge Nicholas Ford said while it was impossible to know whether Shannon actually killed Albert when he stomped on his head, it did not matter. What mattered, he said, was that when Shannon jumped in the air he crossed a “hard line” that can’t be crossed. He violated a code, the judge said, that says “once a man was down he wasn’t assaulted any more. He’s out of it.”

The sentence was the latest chapter in the story of a brutal incident that became synonymous with the kind of violence that was claiming Chicago high school students at a terrifying rate — more than 20 deaths in a six-month period.

The sight of Albert, trying to defend himself against waves of attackers, being knocked to the ground, staggering up and unable to cover his body from all the kicks and punches, prompted the police department and the school district to take steps of security around schools,. At the same time, in Washington, President Barack Obama dispatched two top Cabinet officials to the city to discuss ways to quell the violence.

Five young men were charged, four as adults and one as a juvenile The juvenile has already been convicted and one of the other adults pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, with two others still awaiting trial.

Shannon stood trial in January and a jury convicted him of first-degree murder after only a few hours of deliberations, a clear signal that they had little trouble discounting the contention by Shannon and his attorney that he did not actually land on Albert’s head.

On Thursday, while there was some talk about whether Shannon landed on Albert, another student at the same high school on the city’s South Side, most of families of both victim and assailant talked about what was lost that afternoon in September of 2009 a few blocks from the high school.

Responding to all the media reports that included references to Albert’s good grades and his desire to go to college, Shannon’s cousin, Leona Shannon said, “He wants to go to college, too.”

Albert’s family reminded the judge that this was the year Albert’s future would begin to unfold, with his graduation from Fenger High School.

This should have been a time, said Bonita Braxton, when the family might have been asking Albert about his prom, his test scores and what college he was hoping to attend.

Instead, “We are asking for justice,” she said. “We will never get to see his dreams come alive.”

Albert’s mother told Shannon that nothing he could say would make any difference to her.

“There’s no apology you could ever give to me that I would forgive you,” she said. “You helped destroy a family.”

Shannon did try to apologize.

“I’m genuinely sorry for what happened and I hope you can forgive me,” he said, standing in the courtroom, his body turned to Albert, her father and other relatives.

Byman had asked the judge to impose the minimum sentence of 20 years and not the 60-year maximum. He said that even the jury, after reaching a verdict, had asked the judge to show some mercy toward Shannon.

Shannon, though, seemed to know by the time Ford told him his sentence, that he wouldn’t be sentenced to 20 years in prison. His head was already in his hands when Ford imposed a 32-year sentence — or six years more than the man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder earlier this year.

When it was over, Ford allowed Shannon to hug his mother.

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Predators and Pray

March 13, 2011 4 comments

White egalitarian reverend gets all Ape-phyxiated-n-shit by “we all beez equal in da eyes ah da lawd”  congregation of  Black sub-human angels. Female Church assistant clings to life as niggers blithely enjoy shopping spree with stolen plastic.

Expect Common sense and self survival to take a back pew to liberal madness and ego gratification as babble thumpers apologize for these vicious bubble-lipped beasts while continuing the genocide of Whites by bringing these hostiles into our country.

Race trumps religion in yet another brutal real-world lesson in White hubris.Seems to this writer that it will take a “miracle” to wake some Whites up.

Rev. Clint Dobson is Murdered in Church, Two Suspects Laugh About Bloodshed

By Cory Zurowski in Douchebags, homicide
Friday, March 11, 2011, at 7:59 am
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Another victim of the illusion of racial equality.

The person calling their relative who worked at NorthPointe Baptist Church in Arlington, TX knew there was something wrong right away. They always picked up. But on this day the phone just kept ringing and ringing. The person went to the church to see what was up…

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Giggling Zulus laugh at White weakness and assimilation attempts. Stone age Urko will only stop relentless attacks by expulsion to its own savage lands, or turning it into wind chimes. 

Suspect Steven Lawayne Nelson was overheard laughing with his accomplice about the murder

 

They peered through a window and spotted someone lying on the ground motionless. Emergency responders were at the house of worship within minutes.

Inside they found church assistant, Judy Elliot, brutally beaten and clinging to her life. Not far from her lay the dead body of the Reverend Clint Dobson, 28. He had died by asphyxiation. The murder weapon: a plastic bag.
As medics rushed Elliot to a local hospital, two men were having a good old time on a shopping spree. Using credit cards in Elliot’s name, they purchased jewelry at several kiosks at The Parks at Arlington mall. They also bought clothes and high-dollar tennis shoes.
According to tips authorities would receive, 24-year-old Steven Lawayne Nelson and 19-year-old Anthony Gregory Springs were overheard overheard laughing and making callous comments when a news report of Dobson’s killing was broadcast.
Within days of the early March attack, investigators had put the pieces of the crime together. Along with tips from the public, they had also ascertained video camera surveillance footage from the mall showing the two men using Elliot’s pillaged credit cards.
Both men were arrested last Saturday. They face charges of capital murder and criminal attempted murder.
Investigators say robbery was the motive.
According to public records, Nelson has a rap sheet dating back a decade. His past crimes include theft convictions and aggravated assault. Springs, however, has no previous criminal convictions. Both men are in the Arlington jail with bail set at $1 million for each.

Meanwhile, Elliot remains hospitalized. NorthPointe Baptist Church buried its beloved young pastor this week.

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“The Wire you watching this garbage” post

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Jewish HBO organ grinders lose heroin headed Capuchin to TNB. Fear consumes McAmerican cable-cluckers as they squat in there claustrophobic devalued Kike cages, the omniscient one-eyed Jew fading to black on this sweeping Forsythian drama about a female mulatto “hitman” with the Iq of pigeon dung.

 

Wire’s ‘Snoop’ arrested in drug raids

The actress known as ‘Snoop’ from David Simon’s The Wire was among 30 people arrested this morning in a series of raids by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, The Sun’s Justin Fenton reports.

Baltimore police, DEA agents and other law enforcement authorities began the raids in the pre-dawn hours, hitting locations in the city and counties in connection with a suspected large-scale heroin operation.

Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson played a street-wise hit-man in the HBO series. As Fenton points out, Pearson “has a troubled past, having been convicted at age 14 of second-degree murder. More recently, she refused to testify as a witness at a murder trial and was arrested at her then-Northeast Baltimore home.”

Here’s a story on Pearson by The Sun’s Tricia Bishop from May last year and a photo by Kim Hairston on Pearson getting arrested this morning:

Nearly five years after he stabbed three people outside a chicken joint on The Block in Baltimore, Steven James Lashley pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and two counts of assault, agreeing to a 30-year prison term, with half of the time suspended.

City prosecutors had originally proposed a 25-year deal. They changed the offer shortly before trial, after their reluctant star witness – Felicia “Snoop” Pearson of the Baltimore-based crime drama “The Wire” – vowed to invoke a Fifth Amendment right to not testify if forced to take the stand.Police claim said Pearson, a crack-addicted baby convicted of second-degree murder as a teenager and given the role of a boyish hitwoman on the HBO series as an adult, was with Lashley the night of the stabbing.

She clearly was not inclined to testify against him. She failed to show up for an earlier 2008 trial date, leading a judge to issue a warrant for police to pick her up, and for police to charge her with marijuana possession after saying they found “plant material” while serving that warrant. Lashley’s trial was postponed, as it would be for many more times, and Pearson was found not guilty of the possession charge.

A recent court affidavit suggested that she might testify that the incident, which allegedly occurred after she and Lashley got into an argument with the three victims, was self-defense. But she instead came into Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday morning with her attorney, who informed the parties that Pearson would invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if made to testify.

A new plea deal, approved by the two surviving victims, was on the table for Lashley by the afternoon, a half-day before jury selection was set to begin. Court records show that the trial had been postponed 10 times before this.

With his family looking on, Lashley quietly pleaded guilty and listened as Assistant State’s Attorney Amy Donze, who planned to prosecute the case with colleague David Grzechowiak, read a statement of facts into the record.

According to a police report, the victim – two brothers and their friend, Stanley Thomas Jr. – exchanged words with Pearson and Lashley inside a New York Fried Chicken restaurant. They had another encounter down the street, and Lashley stabbed all three of them. The brothers survived; Thomas did not.

Lashley’s official sentencing was scheduled for June 2 to allow his family and the victims time to prepare statements.

Pearson’s attorney, Bradley Goldbloom, said in a telephone interview afterward that his client is “happy that she is out of it at this point.”