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Eastside attack: 2 suspected gang members shot, injured

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Ranulfo Gomez

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 10:24 am | Updated: 9:08 am, Tue Jun 21, 2011.

In the latest in a string of gang-related attacks in Lodi, two suspected gang members were shot early Monday morning near Garfield Street and a member of a rival gang was later arrested.

The victims were taken to Sacramento-area hospitals. One was shot in the back and is expected to recover; another was shot in the head and is suffering with what are considered life-threatening injuries.

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25 comments:

  • William Dawes posted at 3:49 pm on Mon, Jun 27, 2011.

    William Dawes Posts: 116

    Is their an INS hold on any? or are they "home grown"?

     
  • Justin Creadible posted at 7:42 am on Wed, Jun 22, 2011.

    DivideandConquer Posts: 5

    You are correct Doug I could be, maybe I will be. Maybe that's why I'm Just Incredible. I'm just guy from Lodi who cares. I want to voice my opinions as you do. I have some very strong views and may be very critical at times. Perhaps I could say something that upset's the wrong person and it could ruin my future as Mayor. I think LPD allows many areas here in Lodi to fend for themselves. I know that much has gone on in this town that Lodi News does not report on. Take for example a guy named Stephen Gooden, Army National Guard taken into custody a few days before kids went out on Halloween. His charge? Selling an unknown amount of military grade weapons out of our armory. Could be grenades it was admitted machine guns. I want to know what where and how much left our armory. No news on it though. Maybe I'm off topic a bit though. Back to the Gang shooting just a few blocks from that armory. What was the caliber of weapon used in this shooting? Why anytime I want to voice my opinion on an issue i need to log into Facebook? Just a few thoughts I have this fine morning. It was not my intention to move our conversation to DUI's and speeding tickets. It's pretty common knowledge in our town if you drink and drive your going to get a DUI. I think LPD has that taken care of. So now on to the other issues like gunfire. I will say this LPD did a GREAT JOB last night. Squad cars were in all the right spots.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:55 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Get over your self pity, Raymond. Maybe you were the drunk driver for all anyone knows.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:53 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Raymond, read your racist comments over the last two years as T&C, a name you stole from a blogger who was banned. You've no room to talk about negativity, especially when it comes to Mexicans.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:50 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Justin, get a real name if you want to have any credibility on these blogs. You could be a city councilman for all we know.

     
  • Sam Heller posted at 5:32 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    Great comments, Doug. (all of them) I also would like to thank you for all the work you do for our community. Well done.

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 4:22 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    Hi Justin:

    I was 20 years old when I was hit head on by a drunk driver going 80, who was going the wrong way on I-5. I am still disabled thanks to that drunk driver and am 58 in a couple weeks. While I want Drunk driver's off the road, I feel massive pressure on the Gangs in Lodi should come first.

    Control of distribution of drugs is a priority to the two Gangs and yes, those gang leaders in prison do "Call the shots" many times from prison as to how their drug sales are and who gets shot.

    While Doug believes I am anti-hispanic, he will not that I did not say it was a hispanic driver who had no insurance or license that hit me.

    I could have said that and no one could prove me wrong. But its been so many years since my accident, 1974, its not really important to me if he was white, black or hispanic. I was more concerned with fighting for my life.

    I do know the 20 year old drunk driver died. The only positive side is that he couldn't harm any others.

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 4:16 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    To Jay Samone:

    Before you accuse me, of posting (Negative things)... Please read Doug Chaney's Doug Chaney's posts at 9:56 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011. Oh by the way... feel free to review all Doug's comments posted over the last 2 years. You may find your "Friend" posts more Negative comment at LNS then all the other posters put together.

     
  • Justin Creadible posted at 3:20 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    DivideandConquer Posts: 5

    Linda, I think the control of drug distribution has a lot to do with it. Few people get shot and it becomes a blood feud real fast. The young kids just don't know any better and i'm sure they are great soldiers because they have no fear or true understanding of there actions. I'm not sure if this is true but I've heard sometimes the leaders in the prison send out orders just to flex there power to get what they want in there. All I know is LPD keep that area saturated! No need to be writing tickets on honest folks headed to Target or Wally World. DUI's should come second too a gang war. If you allow it to become how Stockton is with designated areas for crime be aware the the gangs became so dam cocky they started taking pot shots and Police who went into areas on calls. I'm not into all of the politics that surround a new Chief so I won't chime in on that. I will say this though City Leaders, if you have to shut down funding for other things to get the area flooded with Police then DO IT NOW. Force them to stay off the streets. Put the Units where the crime is and keep them there till this BS slows down. Good Luck and stay safe.

     
  • Linda Evans posted at 1:24 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Linda Evans Posts: 16

    I just don't get gangs. What purpose do they serve? Just to kill and be killed? What are they even fighting about? Do they even know? Both gangs that are being reported here are Hispanics. Shouldn't all you guys stick together and quit shooting each other?

     
  • Jay Samone posted at 10:53 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Raymond - you have proven my theory that most people have poor reading and comprehension skills - which appear very frequently on these blogs. First off, I still disagree with you and your assessment of Doug's view on gangs in this ridiculous town. Second, id you every stop to think that Doug doesn't care either what the gangs or hispanics think of him, it's what he does for his community. No matter what anyone else says or thinks - he's not doing it for them - he's doing it for the community. No recognition needed or wanted.......You attack him for posting negative things, but that's all I read from you.

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 9:49 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    Here is the funny "Post of the day" from Doug Chaney:

    "The gangs are here to stay, thanks to the greedy good old boys that don't believe in equal opportunities in livable, lovable, gang and drug infested Lodi."

    You say the "Gangs are here to stay." So your attitude is for the Lodi Police to leave the gangs alone, and for the citizens to live in fear and let them steal from us and harm us?

    That is a very warped way to look at the gang problems Lodi has Doug.

    As for Equal Opportunity for Gang Members? That is the joke of the day! Gang members "Take what they want... and they shoot anyone they choose to point their gun at. We are All Equal Opportunity Victims of Gang Members Doug; "Even you!

    You think Gang members give a Rats "Butt" that you are for the Hispanics on the east side, or that you bring donuts to homeless addicts and alcoholics to Lawrence park?

    You look so cool in your "Rose colored glasses".

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 9:43 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    Doug Chaney said: "My feelings are that the new chief will be nothing but a figure head for that elite group of LPD officers that voted no confidence to retain Chief Gary Benincasa from being appointed the new chief of police, unless he breaks the mold of the rumored low morale of LPD, caused by the select few that think they should run LPD in their own pecking order style manner."

    My question to you Doug is this:

    "Is there ANYTHING you could ever think of to say about Lodi that was in a (POSITIVE) way? Anything? All you seem to hold onto is the elusive (Theory) that the City of Lodi is in a life and death struggle with (GOOD OLD BOYS) and that LPD does nothing but pick on hispanics on the Eastside.

    Well we Have a serious struggle on the eastside and it has to do with Hispanic Gangs and the crimes they commit against others, be they opposing gang Members or innocent bystanders.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:33 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    My feelings are that the new chief will be nothing but a figure head for that elite group of LPD officers that voted no confidence to retain Chief Gary Benincasa from being appointed the new chief of police, unless he breaks the mold of the rumored low morale of LPD, caused by the select few that think they should run LPD in their own pecking order style manner. It's time for a change with a new, reputable outside police chief that should be very familiar with the gang problem after serving the Stockton police Dept. for many great years. I would also venture to say that this problem should be addressed immediately with the school system being out for the long, hot summer, offering plenty of time to those youths who don't want to live by the rules to further organize and terrorize. I gave it my shot to form a gang intervention program in 2009, to no avail, and not being the most welcome personality at city hall, hope the new group from Stockton that wants to work with the city of Lodi and LPD, can have better luck than our group, Impact Lives, had with leaders and law enforcement officials who seem to be in deep denial of a gang problem in Lodi. Maybe fear is their worst enemy?

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:19 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    So, please blog for yourself and let me express my own thoughts and opinions for you to again find dissatisfaction in most all I post. The gangs are here to stay, thanks to the greedy good old boys that don't believe in equal opportunities in livable, lovable, gang and drug infested Lodi.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:01 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    And the old guy who offered you a ride to the vets hospital in Livermore anytime you needed a lift, but you were too humble to accept my offer, weren't you? And the weasel who stole T&C's blog name when he was banned by the almighty Sentinel?

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:58 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Weren't you the Main Street snitch, until they ran you out?

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:56 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Raymond, I see your ignorance still speaks for itself. I haven't seen you in a while? Just out of jail or rehab again? You don't know me. You've only spoken to me once. I'm the old guy you refer to as the one who takes the old doughnuts to the Unity Project Thrift shop, remember? And, Raymond, I'll speak for myself, thank you.

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 4:31 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    Hi Jay:

    I beg to differ with you. I happen to know Doug too.

    Anything that has to do with "The East Side" and hispanics and gangs pisses Doug off! It's like he feels we should sit by and tolerate gangs and illegal drivers and all the after affects that come as a result.

    It is my opinion and many in Lodi that Gangs and unlicensed driver, be they hispanic or not DO NOT belong in Lodi.

    Please tell me what part of my comment you disagree with?

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 3:25 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Jay, you are right about Doug acknowledging the gang problem in Lodi. However, he gets all twitterpated when you mention they are HISPANIC. Sad to see Lodi slowly erode because of these morons.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 3:22 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    These punks need more firearm training. Adopt the sniper motto "One shot, one kill". Wounded gang bangers mean taxpayer funded medical care. Cheaper to bury them.

     
  • Jay Samone posted at 3:12 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Raymond - are you referring to Doug Chaney? If so - you are SADLY mistaken if you think he is on here posting "Lodi doesn't have a gang problem". Doug knows firsthand the gang problem and is very aware. I don't speak for Doug and I don't necessarily agree with some of the things he posts, but I do know him personally and I KNOW he doesn't post statements such as the one you posted.

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 3:11 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 386

    WAKE UP LODI!!! The Eastside is unsafe.

    Let's hope the incoming Chief has some reallllllllllly good gang experience.

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 1:32 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    Since Doug hasn't posted yet... I will speak on his behalf.

    "Lodi doesn't have a GANG PROBLEM and it (UNFAIR) for the LNS to post an article referring to the shooters and victims as Gang Members."

    Sorry Doug; but we do have a serious gang problem in Lodi and the LPD Gang sweeps need to be conducted every week if not more often or the next victim could be someone innocent.

     
  • Emmanuel Castaneda posted at 12:27 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    guitar4090 Posts: 5

    More Hispanic gang violence, shocking...I think we're finally going to beat Stockton this summer.

     
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