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McMinnville police respond to gang fight

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So, kid doesn't want to talk. Have they scared this kid to such an extent by the beating, or was it simply initiation and he won't turn on the homies? Where are the parents? At 13, 15, and 16 they should be in sports, school clubs, planning for college, and going to the movies with pretty girls- not already having previous offenses. The parents should have some explaining to do.

Curious about the race of these kids? Any insight? And no it is not racist motivation so don't even go there. Simply curious as we had another gang fight just a little while back with bats.


The world needs gas station attendants and burger flippers!


I was sorely tempted to start up on the whole illegal immigration thing again but instead I'm going to show great restraint.
Good Lord, I hope I'm not becoming a racist. Maybe I need to just stop reading the news and go do something to make the world a better place.

John Smith Jr

mack: obviously they are latinos so go on, start assuming they are here illegaly and start posting comments about how harsher immigrations laws and secure borders would have ensured these people would have never gotten here and blah blah blah, we all know that's where these posts will head eventually, and "not becoming a racist" well, i think it's too late for that

John Smith Jr

but please just remember,
latino name does not equal illegal
latino name does not equal criminal
latino name does not equal gang member
latino name does not equal mexican
latino name does not equal representation of the entire latino race


Yes, please don't start that again, who cares?! I am soooo over the whole "let's get rid of those illegals" crap.

We are neighbors, members of the same community no matter what the circumstances might be so deal with it.


Easy now John and Zen. No need to get angry. I think you may have misread my post. I come in peace. I said I'm NOT going to talk about illegal immigration.
What I was trying to say is that these angry, divisive conversations aren't helpful for any of us.
I for one need to stop reading the news and start doing some good in the world. Plant a tree, help a neighbor mow his lawn, help someone learn to read, volunteer to shelve books at the library etc. etc..
Our community needs us to be united in doing good things not on here bickering back and forth.
So I invite you to join me. Take a break from all of this news. Go do something good. If enough of us did that maybe the youth of today would see our example and be less prone to this kind of violence.


"but please just remember,
latino name does not equal illegal
latino name does not equal criminal
latino name does not equal gang member
latino name does not equal mexican
latino name does not equal representation of the entire latino race"

Although in this instance it's true.


DM - you are really ignorant, you know that?

Do you know these people personally to know they are illegal? Mexican?

and how do these pieces of crap represent the entire latino race?

you are what makes this country have a reputation or racist arrogant sob's to the many in the rest of the world


Wow, so sensitive. Take a pill and relax. It's called hyperbole. I was just pointing out that unfortunately there are too many recent instances in our fair little town where criminal activity is being committed, and it seems when this activity is gang or drug related more often than not it is being done by latinos. Flame away and call me ignorant racist. I'm just giving my opinion.


These kids are young, Given "Required" Vaccinations for school. This is a mixed cocktail of chemicals, and create disorders..Including Behavioral. Of course not the only contributor, But I'm pretty sure all these kids involved have been vaccinated.

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Philadelphia Cop Had Sex With Teen, Offered Her $100

Leaked U.S. Army documents prepared for the Department of Defense contain shocking plans for �political activists� to be pacified by �PSYOP officers�.

Anyways thats just this last week worth of news....News Register doesn't seem to wanna report something Important to the people.

Let the kids fight, I heard no talk of weapons. We've all been there..
Police intervention wont make it better.
The police Department gets mailed documents from the federal level, on polices (not law) to enforce and taking situations out of context for the reason of creating more "safety".
Police, Your only job is to uphold the constitution. Which is as tool to be used by the people, to restrain the government.


Maybe if the cops wasn't dealin with the gangs they could investigate recent suspicious deaths


The gang activity that has been reported over the last couple of weeks in McMinnville is not just something that has 'made its way here.' It has been here, and in the West Valley, for many, many years.
I moved to McMinnville 15 years ago and work with teenagers every day. Fifteen years ago was not to early too start 'gang intervention.' It is in every school in Yamhill County. We don't hear or read about it every day, but it is there.
Our schools and community need to take a very active role in educating themselves and becoming proactive,with a 'no tolerance policy.'
Don't let it start in your neighborhood. When you see anything that makes you think 'gang activity,' report it. And the 'wannabe's' are just as detrimental. The can actually be more of a threat.
Across from Columbus Elementary, on Cypress Street, you will often see graffiti painted on homeowners' fences. How many times a day do you think a police officer drives by that area? How many other people drive by? By leaving it there, it just encourages more.
As a community, let's all be aware and do our part before this goes further.


This is not 1984, We do not spy on our neighbors, or anyone for that matter. Leave people to what they have a right to, FREEDOM.
There is not any such thing as a thought crime..and Mcminnville police only interested in control over the people.


Im all for getting the illegals out of here!!! call me racist, i dont care what you wanna call it. mac never used to be this bad and its getting worse cuz these dumb kids are making it little mexico. i dont hate mexicans or latinos, i hate the dirty ones and the illegal ones taking our money and trying to make it THEIR country and taking OUR healthcare for free, when were all in debt because were from here and cant afford to pay a Dr. bill? this gang shit is getting rediculous. im going off about different subjects, this i know. but all im saying is....this isnt mexico. u cant even tell on someone in mexico if u see a crime commited because u will get killed yourself. and thats how i see it all turning out to be. STUUUUPPPIIIIDDDD and irritating. they think theyre 'cool' cuz theyre in a gang? pshhhhhhh yeah, right. how about NOT. so f-ing stupid man. i could rant for dayyyyssss about this.


Also, the kid probably wont rat on the others because its the rules of being in a gang, or else you get killed. THATS why. DUH.

John Smith Jr

Ashley, I must have missed the part of the article that confirmed these teens were illegals....or mexicans, racist isn't the only word for people like you.

Also, illegals can't get free healthcare, they don't qualify - they can go to low income clinics and pay on a scale but those programs are mainly privately-funded

This isn't Mexico, but it is America and America is the land of the free, the land where MANY people from MANY parts of the world come to call home, if YOU don't like it, go somewhere else, "Mexicans" have a problem with living in their country so they call the US home, why don't you call Canada or France or the North Pole home? American doesn't need more racist biggots creating more hate and violence that is contributing to problems with ALL our youth, not just the "Mexican" ones.


who trule is "American" after all? We are all children of this world and America is the melting pot of so many cultures, you can't really say what an American looks like or what his name sounds like - just like you can't say how a Mexican looks like or what they look like. Let's stop the hate, we are neighbors and children of the same God....but please, do behave, no matter who or what you are or where you come from.


Mr Smith,
I think Ashley raises some legitimate concerns. Granted her expressions are pretty coarse and crude, but why dismiss her as a hate filled racist? I didn't find any hate or racism in her post.
She sounds like someone who is frustrated with illegal immigration. If you don't agree with her, why not engage her on the issue of illegal immigration? You know, put forth your thoughts and ideas on the issue in a civil, reasonable manner. Why just try to slam the door shut by calling her names and dismissing her as a crack pot? What does that accomplish?
If you are in favor of illegal immigration, tell us why. Try to persuade us to your point of view. Who knows, you might just convert a few of us.


Ron Paul- Your an idiot. This has nothing to do with Police brutality or civil rights issues. The Police are there to Protect and Serve the American Citizens. Hence the term Public Safety.

This isn't a race or illegal immigrant issue either. It's an issue of Gangs and violence that will escalate if something is not done. Yes, these particular gangs happen to be Latino, but there are also white supremacist gangs here as well. I say make the punishments for gang or hate related violence harsher for those that do commit the crimes so it sends a signal that if you do this your going to pay serious consequences. Maybe the community should start an outreach for these teens in an effort to steer them in the right direction.

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