I will gladly take a beating from them to make up

## ## Police Investigating Assaults

Read below. Notice how the younger brother already was associated with a horrid beating and then gets shipped to a mental health facility. The writing is on the wall.According to police, the shooting occurred after 18 year old Pee Wee Carmello Martinez argued with other teens at the Downtown Recreation Center. The argument moved to Blue Ridge Commons, where Martinez and his 17 year old younger brother, Indio Martinez, wielded a handgun and an AK 47. The AK 47 was allegedly handed to 19 year old Javier Garcia, who was ordered to shoot. A bystander was injured in the spray of bullets. The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a green SUV.Indio Martinez was arrested first, in Charlottesville. Martinez has a record locally: He was one of the teens indicted in an April 2006 gang beating near the Downtown Mall that caused the victim to need reconstructive facial surgery. On June 6, Judge Edward L. Hogshire denied him bond and ordered him to be transferred to a mental health facility.The elder Martinez was picked up in March in Bronx, New York, allegedly fleeing the cops. The Martinez family moved from New York to Charlottesville a few years ago, according to police, seemingly bringing their ties to the Bloods with them.Garcia was picked up in the Bronx last month, though he has not been extradited to Virginia. Calls to the New York City Police Department and Bronx District Attorney’s office were not returned. “Chip” Harding says, “We just don’t have enough information yet. We’re not labeling him as a gang member just yet.”cod protection is NOT vigilante. Personal protection is a humnan right. Vigilantes go out and seek wrongdoers and deal with them, typically in response to a real or perceived inability of law enforcement to do so.I seek nothing but the ability to safely walk the streets and go about my business. If I am attacked I will defend myself by whatever means is appropriate and necessary. That is my right. That does not make me a you are being mobbed my a group or 10 teenagers, I think you possibly in a of force situation where the sheer fact of their numbers makes the group, collectively, a deadly weapon.I must respectfully say that the chris comment is not especially helpful.One thing we need to keep in mind is that other cities have had this problem. New Orleans with the area around Rampart Street in the French Quarter, Cicago with Cabrini Green and the area around the White Sox baseball stadium, New York with the East Village and Alphabet City, and there are many other examples. All of these cities have made a lot of progress. Hopefully we can solve the problems as New York and New Orleans did, without simply razing the projects and moving the residents. Regadless, if we can solve this (and fast), Longo isn as good as we think he is. This is literally a group of 50 children at most, and more likely a group. of about 20.That said, I think this is a big weekend. If there are more assults, I am guessing at least some people are going to go in terms of their personal protection. I will gladly take a beating from them to make up for the beatings their ancestors took, then an only then can I become at peace with the sins of my ancestors. All white people should all be proud to take a beating from a group of angry african americans or whatever they call themselves now. They are oppressed and denied the opportunities for a quality education and good jobs in this racist society. There isn even a decent place to park their Lexi and Cadillacs in Friendship Court after dark, and some of them even pay up to $30 dollars a month to live there, the place hasn been re carpeted in two years!!!. The A/C is too cold in the summer, and cable tv is not included with the rent. The bus stop is 50 yards away, and sometimes they serve cold pizza for free lunch at school What a shitty country.Thu, 12 Jul 2007 20:55:16 +0000I saw two kids downtown last night wearing white t shirts and what appeared to be red bandannas hanging under their tees, perhaps tied to their belts or belt loops. I can’t imagine their outfits were anything other than a gang uniform.The Red bandannas are what makes it a uniform wherever it is they have them. And it is of course the signatory color of the national bloods gang.I don normally go to the downtown mall but on at least two occasions when I had business down there in the late afternoon I received 2nd looks from individuals (never groups) wearing the clichd gangsta uniform. Fortunately that was all that it was. This was before all the dust ups around Garret Square (I refuse to call it Friendship Court) and before all the news coverage. But it made me take note and wonder if he was going to be an immediate problem for me. I lived in large cities before so this isn a new experience, but it is one I never thought I would have in Cville.All of this coverage has made me wonder how I would handle similar situations, and I honestly must say I don know. I don go looking for trouble and consciously avoid putting myself in the position where I might become a victim. But I have decided (in part because of what I read here, and the unlikeliness that any of the individuals would ever be caught or prosecuted) if I were going to get a beating (or worse) I fully intend to take at least one of them with me.]]>I saw two kids downtown last night wearing white t shirts and what appeared to be red bandannas hanging under their tees, perhaps tied to their belts or belt loops. I can’t imagine their outfits were anything other than a gang uniform.The Red bandannas are what makes it a uniform wherever it is they have them. And it is of course the signatory color of the national bloods gang.I don normally go to the downtown mall but on at least two occasions when I had business down there in the late afternoon I received 2nd looks from individuals (never groups) wearing the clichd gangsta uniform. Fortunately that was all that it was. This was before all the dust ups around Garret Square (I refuse to call it Friendship Court) and before all the news coverage. But it made me take note and wonder if he was going to be an immediate problem for me. I lived in large cities before so this isn a new experience, but it is one I never thought I would have in Cville.All of this coverage has made me wonder how I would handle similar situations, and I honestly must say I don know. I don go looking for trouble and consciously avoid putting myself in the position where I might become a victim. But I have decided (in part because of what I read here, and the unlikeliness that any of the individuals would ever be caught or prosecuted) if I were going to get a beating (or worse) I fully intend to take at least one of them with me.Thu, 12 Jul 2007 17:16:54 +0000Until we get some affirming word from the CPD regarding this situation, let continue to use this space to keep ourselves informed and hopefully safe. Is that OK, Waldo?

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