How miserably ignorant must a group of minorities be to discriminate against another group of minorities. But, in this case, a gang of latinos not only discriminated against a black community, but terrorized and intimidated the black community in the town of Azusa.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the gang, Azusa 13, saw 51 members indicted on “racketeering and conspiracy charges; six were accused of conspiring to violate the civil rights of African-Americans.” The case marks the second time federal civil-rights laws have been used against a gang, authorities said.” Only 39 of the 51 were in custody at the time of the report.
The gangs never attacked out of a financial criminal endeavour they were similar to Aryans in attacking simply because their victims were black. They even spray painted African American homes with graffiti and would be promoted in the gang based on the amount of African Americans they terrorized.
The gang was bold with their assaults because 64 percent of the 47,000 residents are Hispanic. Only four percent of the population is black. The mayor, Joseph Rocha, told WSJ that the community relations had been looking up since 2007 when a black Army private, LeRoy Harris-Kelly III, from Azusa was killed in Iraq. His death united the community in a city-organized ceremony for Kelly. During the ceremony, hundreds of children presented Kelly’s parents with flowers.
Mayor Rocha was surprised by the indictments and also said that now Azusa is a different place. “Azusa has moved on. We are a peaceful place now,” he said. Read more here.