The Board of Directors voted to close a Boys and Girls Club in El Monte, CA which allegedly was used by a street gang tied to the Mexican Mafia as reported by KCAL.
Last month federal prosecutors hit 41 defendants with racketeering charges for their alleged roles in the El Monte Flores gang which is under the proverbial thumb of the Mexican Mafia as reported by Caitin Owens for the Los Angeles Times: "the 62-count indictment alleges that members of the gang commit violent crimes ranging from battery to murder, as well as robbery, burglary, carjacking, witness intimidation, kidnapping, weapons trafficking, credit card fraud and identity theft," and "the gang maintained a presence at a Boys & Girls Club in El Monte, where members openly sold drugs, held gang meetings and even hosted a car-wash fundraiser, according to the Department of Justice." Apparently the Hispanic gang doesn't care much for black people who resided in El Monte and South El Monte, and attempted "to rid these cities of all African-Americans" through hate crimes as reported by Frank Stoltze for KPCC: "the indictment alleges several incidents dating back to early 2001 in which African-Americans were attacked, threatened and subjected to racial epithets."
No word on whether Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will protest the closing of the boys club as akin to denying Baby Jesus a room at the inn.
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