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Police: Man shot in Lodi was targeted by gang

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Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:00 am

A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm Tuesday night in what he told Lodi police was a gang shooting.

Ronald Acosta, 21, of Sacramento, was found lying in the road in the 500 block of East Elm Street around 9 p.m. He was conscious and told officers he was shot because he is a Sureno gang member, police said.

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27 comments:

  • posted at 6:41 am on Sat, May 8, 2010.

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    JoAnne wrote on May 6, 2010 7:44 AM:"The neighbors with the help of the landlords, police, and code enforcement must work together to change a ailing neighborhood."Yes, indeed, JoAnne. We all have to do this together or it won't get done. If one turns away thinking it's someone else's problem then it continues.

     
  • posted at 1:13 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    What decent Lodi Family would knowingly rent a house or Apt. next to a known gang member? You know other gang members will go there, and of course they will have to get drunk, high, fight with themselves then their neighbors, and of course other gangs will drop by for fights and shootings!California needs to STOP being "Politically Correct".... and create a website like Megans Law where we can see where they are and wharer to avoid living.Here is how simple it is to see where registered sex offenders are in Lodi:http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/cgi/prosoma.dll?zoomAction=Box&zoomAction=clickcenter&zoomAction=clickoffender&lastName=&firstName=&Address=&City=&zipcode=&searchDistance=.75&City2=&countyLocation=&zipcode2=95240&SelectCounty=&ParkName=&searchDistance2=.75&City3=&zipcode3=&countyLocation3=&schoolName=&searchDistance3=.75&City4=&zipcode4=&countyLocation4=&refineID=&pan=&distacross=107211&centerlat=38409907&centerlon=-121514242&starlat=&starlon=&startext=&x1=&y1=&x2=&y2=&mapwidth=525&mapheight=400&zoom=&searchBy=ziplist&id=&docountycitylist=2&OFDTYPE=〈=ENGLISHThe same could apply to Gang members but it will never happen. They have the right to privacy. Lord forbid we violate gang members rights.

     
  • posted at 1:08 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    Jason J wrote on May 6, 2010 5:39 PM:" You can tell it's Spring & Summer as the gang violence returns! Though this may sound wrong to say: I'm GLAD it WAS an actual gang member that got shot since many gang members target non gang members like cowards! The ongoing growing problems with gang related crimes is hurting the safety and peace of innocent residents! I believe we need a boot camp "tent city" dedicated to gang members that forces them to either change their lives or face life in prison! The boot camp method has worked in other states since jail and prison don't do anything to teach/force people to change. "Great idea Jason J, the problem is Obama and his Majority House & Senate will never fund it.

     
  • posted at 1:06 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on wrote on May 6, 2010 5:14 PM:" And, T&C, do you think Lodi will ever change and elect anyone other than a good old white boy or girl? "Same old news from you pre$$ur$on! You (KEEP) Evading the same simple question I ask of you:Why do you NOT RUN for city council and CHANGE all these alleged conspiracies and GOB's? Why pressure do you complain but do not offer positive imput?I made the POSITIVE imput of volunteering to help Campaign for you, to get you to achieve the dream of a lifetime for you, to (Rid the city council of (Gob's). As for answering your question pre$$ur$on.... I would vote for you!

     
  • posted at 12:41 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    T&C and LodiJoe have a good idea about publishing the names of gang members same as for sex offenders. Gang members and their lifestyle threaten all of us.As for landlords controlling their properties, is the landlord supposed to confront the gang members? Maybe if he gives them cupcakes and says please they will listen to him?

     
  • posted at 12:39 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    You can tell it's Spring & Summer as the gang violence returns! Though this may sound wrong to say: I'm GLAD it WAS an actual gang member that got shot since many gang members target non gang members like cowards! The ongoing growing problems with gang related crimes is hurting the safety and peace of innocent residents! I believe we need a boot camp "tent city" dedicated to gang members that forces them to either change their lives or face life in prison! The boot camp method has worked in other states since jail and prison don't do anything to teach/force people to change.

     
  • posted at 12:14 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    And, T&C, do you think Lodi will ever change and elect anyone other than a good old white boy or girl?

     
  • posted at 12:10 pm on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    T&C, these were just my thoughts. Can you come up with anything better? Or anything at all but the same old propaganda? No one is forcing you to read them or even like them.

     
  • posted at 11:06 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on wrote on May 6, 2010 11:54 AM:Males3-Females2. It's time you three male members quit your male chauvinistic attitudes and listen to the ladies."Oh I just love it pre$$ur$on: You refuse to run for city council or Mayor yet you demand that male council members quit. That leaves (3) city council member spots open. The City Council cannot function with only 2 council members pre$$ur$on. Please think before you post!

     
  • posted at 11:03 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    Ms. mounce lives right on that corner where that young man was shot and is very aware of the situation and how to take a giant positive step to clean it up."Enlighten us pre$$ur$on.... what is this (Giant positive step to clean up the Gang problem? You seem to know what EVERYONE else but yourself is doing so here is your 15 seconds of FAME: "Tell us what she is going to do?I thought so. Nothing but innuendo from you about everyone and everything.

     
  • posted at 11:00 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    Tell us oh mighty pre$$ur$on.... "Why do you feel "We citizens should leave gangs alone while they have a free reign of terror in Lodi"? Tell us why LPD should leave them alone?

     
  • posted at 10:58 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    pre$ure$on.... answer this question:Why haven't you run for City Council or Mayor and CHANGE all the things you hate about Lodi? Well, we are all still waiting. I even offered to help "Campaign" for you free of charge. I could stand in from of the Salvation Army or thrift store across from the bus station with a sign that says... "Vote for pre$$ur$on"... but don't ask me why"!So sad to see you passionately love to whine about the most mundane of issues but REFUSE to take an active part in making things better.Waa, waa, waa is all we hear!

     
  • posted at 10:55 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on wrote on May 6, 2010 11:38 AM:" T&C, maybe you could be like a gang monitor and go door to door on the eastside and document some of your blatherings and make a citizens arrest or two. Before it was the "white tweakers" on Main street that told you to mind your own business/ So now you pick on those poor "illegals?" Obviously you have me confused with someone else pre$$ur$on.... perhaps it was the GOB's you were thinking on, lol, you seem very obsessed! The threat gangs pose to Lodi affects everyone of us silly man! Since GOB's are a figment of your imagination, they are a threat to no one but you lol. Sorry to see you are not Anti-Gang!

     
  • posted at 8:52 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    it's summer time and the punks are going to be outside a lot later. now is the time to get the bike (bicycle) cops in groups riding around and getting "friendly" with these people and run some warrent and praobation/porole checks while they are at it.

     
  • posted at 8:42 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    Thanks to JoAnne and the community improvement dept have I have liquided most of my real estate in Lodi and invested else whereThe previous properties were all well kept and well run hands on properties in better condition after I purchased them then before I didMaybe you have help create some of your OWN PROBLEMSGood luck should be fun in this economyI wish I could say keep up the good work

     
  • posted at 6:54 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    Thank you JoAnne Mounce, and Joseph Wood, for being the only two with enough integrity to respond to these blogs. You are 2 well respected people amongst the community of the poor, homeless and downtrodden. Hansen and Johnson don't even have the bells to even answer e-mails with questions about the suspected corruption and good old boys games they are paid to play. Mr. Katzakian I respect. He's the only male CC who knows when to speak and doesn't stick his foot in his mouth every time he opens it. And Ms. Hitchcock is very thorough and has been a welcome addition to those constant scores. Males3-Females2. It's time you three male members quit your male chauvinistic attitudes and listen to the ladies. It's time this council and LPD put together some kind of program directed toward those eastside youths imprisoned in Lodi's own little ghetto, many of those slum properties owned by area investors. Maybe LPD needs to start billing owners for each call for services? Ms. Aldred has her hands full with code enforcement and is doing a great job with what little resources she has and it's time CC and LPD step up to this problem. IMHO

     
  • posted at 6:38 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    T&C, maybe you could be like a gang monitor and go door to door on the eastside and document some of your blatherings and make a citizens arrest or two. Before it was the "white tweakers" on Main street that told you to mind your own business/ So now you pick on those poor "illegals?" Ms. mounce lives right on that corner where that young man was shot and is very aware of the situation and how to take a giant positive step to clean it up. Your other four CC have been fighting against her for 20 years or so when she tried to clean it up back then. Her only reward was being setup by Hansen and the LPD and arrested, while their gob buddies were given free rides home for lesser infractions. Don't you notice that Johnson always rebuts everything JoAnne says? They still treat her like they have a score to settle against her for her outspoken and honest personality and for being elected to council. This CC needs to face reality and start an intervention program like Operation Peacekeepers in Stockton and HomeBoy Industries in LA. Hopefully, it's not too late. IMHO

     
  • posted at 3:36 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    oh my goodness gangs are finally reaching the area the upper class people in lodi's area. oh my oh my welcome to the real world. now get something done about it stop letting these los life run your town. stop letting them ruin people's lifes.

     
  • posted at 3:19 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    When I was a youngster, we used to hang out at Lodi Lake in the summer. IF our radios were loud enough for the park ranger to hear them when he drive by we were told to turn them down or off. I was at Lodi Lake not long ago and encountered several VERY LOUD stereos and the rangers just drove by and didn't say a word. Are they afraid to say anything for fear of gang retaliation?

     
  • posted at 3:05 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    Calif has a website for SEX Offenders, I say post one as well as Gang members! Who in their RIGHT MIND wants to live next door to a seemingly nice couple who have 8 gangbangers seven days a week in their apt.?Thats begging for a gang shooting to occur sooner or later and Innocent people are in the middle of it. Shame on you landlords who rent to gang members, and shame on your property mgmt companies who know of gang locations you rent too, and do not just give them a 30 day notice to vacate.Oh I forgot,That's profiling! BS! You can give anyone a 30 day notice to vacate without any reason.

     
  • posted at 3:01 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    curveball wrote on May 6, 2010 5:12 AM:" This is Mounce's quote,"She said apartment owners have told her they have trouble finding tenants, but Mounce said the actual problem is that the owners allow too much noise and disruption, so quiet people don't want to rent there." She thinks that is the actual problem !!! Give me a break.Truer words were NEVER spoken. Why would I want to have to listen to LOUD MUSIC from neighbors? Lack of respect on the part of the Tenant and Greed on the part of the Landlord who cares only about the $$$$ not having good tenants.Sign a lease and then realize your neighbors want to play loud music all night long, and you move out, losing your DEPOSIT! I have known many landlords who do this. One went to Hawaii every december on the deposits he got to keep.

     
  • posted at 2:58 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    lodibill you are NOT a racist. You are merely stating what Liberals do NOT want to state. Obviously there will be another gang shooting to "Pay back the other gang".

     
  • posted at 2:44 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    As the outreach director of the Lodi Improvement Committee for eight years, I know first hand what it takes to change a neighborhood.The neighbors with the help of the landlords, police, and code enforcement must work together to change a ailing neighborhood. Working together is the only way neighbors will agin feel safe as well help young children avoid the trap of gangs.I have asked the police department to work with me to develop an action plan to be applied to neighborhoods across the city battling with gang activity.

     
  • posted at 2:15 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    No, curveball, I don't think that is the actual problem. The gang problems run much deeper. The landlords who allow criminal activity on their property do need to be held accountable or do you believe all the citizens of Lodi should pay for repeat calls for service?

     
  • posted at 12:52 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    WELL, gollee gee, imagine that. Gang related. Doesn't that just surprise the heck out of everyone? I seriously doubt that any shooting in Lodi in the past few years was NOT gang related. Gangs are here because we make it way to easy on these punks. If they are under 18 they just get turned over to their parents, some of who were/are gang members themselves. Lower the age to 16 for trying them as adults and publish their names in the newpaper. Post a website with the names and addresses of convicted known gang members just like Megan's law website for convictged sex offenders.

     
  • posted at 12:12 am on Thu, May 6, 2010.

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    This is Mounce's quote,"She said apartment owners have told her they have trouble finding tenants, but Mounce said the actual problem is that the owners allow too much noise and disruption, so quiet people don't want to rent there." She thinks that is the actual problem !!! Give me a break.

     
  • posted at 11:55 pm on Wed, May 5, 2010.

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    Quote-"The shooting does not appear to be connected to this weekend's fatal shooting, Detective Steve Maynard said."Right. With the obvious exception that both of these incidents are part of an on-going problem with LATINO GANG members.Refute that. Call me a racist all you want. WE HAVE A PROBLEM and sticking your Hispanic apologizing head in the sand won't work anymore. This issue is going to have to be dealt with, soon.

     
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