Gang Defendant Retaliated Against Witness Online, Napa Police Say

Napa police say a Sureño gang member used a social media site to post personal information about a witness who testified in court. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

A Napa man known to be a member of the Sureno gang was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of witness intimidation, gang participation and violation of probation, according to a shift activity log from the :

On 05/30/12 (S) . Ramirez is a known/documented Sureño gang member. The victim who was a witness to the fight later testified in court. Ramirez used a social media site to post the victim's personal information and made other references to the victim after the court hearing. 

Ramirez was booked at the , police said. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

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Kristy Page September 02, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I think if a known gang member, especially a norteno or sureno, only intimidates a witness online, we should be rather thankful.
Moss Adams September 03, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Bet these kids are 'Anchor Babies,...yah enjoy the good life this country and community have!
vocal-de-local September 03, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Moss, here's one of the most common sense articles I've read about anchor babies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michealene-cristini-risley/the-14th_b_1343158.html And yes, it is a big problem. If you want to understand just how skewed the statistics are on undocumented immigrants and probably anchor babies, read about Special Order 40 here: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-underreporting-of-crime-is-epidemic Because the U.S. has 'chosen' to turn a blind eye to the escalating violence of immigrants migrating here, we will not be able to identify, using statistical data, a brewing civil war. When there are MORE gang members in L.A. then there are Marines in the entire U.S. It's a problem, a big one.
vocal-de-local September 03, 2012 at 07:07 PM
ANY form of intimidation by a gang member needs to be taken seriously. Gangs are sending their tentacles into the minds of other gang members, many who are eager to prove themselve worthy in the eyes of other gang members, when they use social media sites. Their culture is dangerous no matter which mode of communication they use. Labeling someone as a snitch is putting a mark on them. This is how gangs and cartels control and manipulate their growing armies.
Moss Adams September 03, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Thanks for the link D Doorbos (vocal-de local), a very interesting read. I have been watching the evolution of anchor babies since the 8nation 0's and have seen the outcome of 'our good intentions and heart'. An almost complete failure. These anchor babies suffer what I consider the lack of nation idenity and hero idenity. Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, King...people, who are part of our molded character. These kids have nothing from their parents home country to be proud of. No politicians, no civic heros, no national philosophy. Instead, due to the media images of american tacky celebrities...they find hero worship and idenity in over paid, over indulged vacuous, empty talents and violent imagery. So, thanks again for the link, it is encouraging to feel not alone in my perceptions.


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