Illegal Immigrant Freed by Feds Suspected of Murder: An illegal immigrant, released earlier this month by Ohio sheriff's deputies after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents instructed them not to hold him, is now suspected of murdering one woman, wounding another and attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl. Edmund DeMarche of Fox News reports that Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti says he doesn't understand how federal authorities could have ordered the release of 35-year-old Juan Emmanuel Razo on July 7, considering he had no green card, birth certificate or driver's license to verify his identity. At the time, Border Protection officials informed local deputies that Razo was an illegal immigrant from Mexico, but would not pick him up for deportation because he hadn't committed a crime at that point. Razo is being held on $10 million bond. His public defender entered a not guilty pleaTuesday, despite Razo's confession.
Rumored Threats of Gang Violence Spread on Social Media: A rumored competition spreading on social media under the hashtag #100Days100Nights has South Los Angeles residents afraid to step outside. The objective is to pit gangs against each other to see who can murder 100 people first. Amy Powell of ABC 7 reports that the hashtag started appearing online over the weekend while police responded to several shootings in the area resulting in a tactical alert. LAPD Assistant Chief George Villegas says that the post has spread in circular, word-of-mouth manner that creates a challenge for law enforcement to identify any one particular gang or gang member as the original poster. LAPD officials have increased patrols throughout the South Los Angeles area in case the threats are carried out.
MS-13 Recruiting Newly Arrived Migrant Children in NY: Latin street gangs, chiefly MS-13, are seeking more than 3,000 new recruits, targeting Central American migrant children under the age of 18 who have recently settled in the Long Island, New York area, according to authorities in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Fox News Latino reports that departments across Long Island have been closely monitoring other Latin American gangs such as the Latin Kings, Netas and Surenos, but MS-13, with as many as 10,000 members in 46 states, is the most concerning. Like most immigrant organized crime groups, MS-13 starts by targeting their own community, and the vulnerability and susceptibility of the young migrants from Central and South America gives the notorious and ruthless gang the advantage to expand.