Many neighborhoods can not maintain themselves with the level of competition. They may get pulled into other neighborhoods or they just fade out. Only discuss those areas from LOS ANGELES that are gone.
User avatar
Super Heavy Weight
Super Heavy Weight
Posts: 6088
Joined: June 19th, 2003, 7:01 am
What city do you live in now?: south paris
Location: from cpt to vegas up to paris its blue and gold ogk1 reppin sw pj south 1-tray cripppin

Re: Satanas

Unread post by bgcasper » December 30th, 2017, 8:22 pm pinoy are very friendly to white people it reminds me of the pawnees indians who was lovin white while the sioux of south east asian defenetly are the viets

Posts: 0
Joined: January 28th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Country: Philippines
If in the United States: California
What city do you live in now?: Los Angeles

Re: Satanas

Unread post by TrustySGV » November 22nd, 2019, 9:04 am

Anthony Michael Halas and Kevin Anthony Paredes were convicted of first degree murder, with special circumstance [*2] findings that they had discharged a firearm from a motor vehicle, armed principal findings, and (as to Halas only) a finding that he had personally discharged a firearm and caused the victim's death. Both were sentenced to state prison for life without the possibility of parole, with an additional 25 years added to Halas's sentence for the personal discharge enhancement. They appeal, claiming there were numerous errors of constitutional proportion and contending there were a variety of evidentiary and sentencing errors. For different reasons, we reverse both judgments and remand for a new trial.

On May 26, 1998, Thien Pham and Chris Dang (members of the San Fernando Valley Asian Boys gang) were driving west on Parthenia Street in Pham's Acura, with Michael Boonthawesuk (Asian Boys) and Kathy Bui following in a green Honda, when Boonthawesuk noticed a black Nissan 240 behind them. Boonthawesuk flashed his lights to get Pham's attention, and they both turned south onto Kelvin Avenue. Boonthawesuk pulled up next to Pham and asked whether Pham or Dang had seen the Nissan and whether "that was Satanas" (a rival San Fernando Valley gang). While they were talking, the Nissan [*3] drove toward the Asian Boys' cars, and both Pham and Boonthawesuk drove away.
Pham and Boonthawesuk turned west onto Chase Street, north onto DeSoto Avenue, east back onto Parthenia, and south onto Mason, all the while followed by the Nissan. The Nissan then drove onto the wrong side of the road and pulled along side Pham's Acura. Two gunshots were fired from the Nissan. Dang shot back, then noticed Pham had been hit and was lying on the steering wheel. Pham's car swerved, hit a curb, and stopped across the center line. Dang got out and discarded his gun. Boonthawesuk (who had been driving in front of Pham) heard the shots, looked in his rear view mirror, and saw Pham's car swerve, then stop. Pham died at the scene.
All of this occurred in broad daylight, in front of several innocent bystanders. Kirsten Dreyfus saw Pham's car and the Nissan, heard gunshots, and then saw a gun pointed out of the driver's window of Pham's car. James Sharp saw the two cars driving "erratically" and saw Pham's car hit the curb and stop, but did not hear gunshots. Thomas Kane heard engines racing and gunfire, walked toward Mason, saw the Nissan, and saw someone shooting a gun out of the Nissan's passenger [*4] window. None of the witnesses were able to identify the occupants of the Nissan.
Later that day, Halas and Paredes (both members of the Satanas gang) arrived at Jessica Lampl's house in the Nissan. Lampl (Halas's 14-year-old girlfriend) noticed three or four bullet holes on the passenger side of the Nissan, and later told the police that Halas was "really upset and looked like he was about to cry and [was] just freaking out and shaking." Lampl saw a handgun in the car.
At the scene of the shooting, the police found Dang's .380-caliber handgun and nine shell casings, but the murder weapon was never found. Pham's Acura was riddled with bullet holes. Sometime later, a Nissan belonging to Paredes was found abandoned and the car was impounded. There were two bullet holes in the passenger's side door and sanding marks around the holes. The front seats and radio were missing, but the ignition had not been "punched" and none of the windows were broken. No one had reported the car stolen.
In a taped interview, Paredes admitted to the police that he was the driver of the Nissan and he identified Halas as the shooter. n1 Halas and Paredes were thereafter arrested and charged with Pham's [*5] murder, with a special circumstance allegation that the murder was committed by discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, and additional allegations that the murder was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang, that a principal was armed with a firearm, and that Halas personally discharged a firearm causing death. (Pen. Code, 187, subd. (a), 190.2, subd. (a)(21), 186.22, subd. (b)(1), 12022.5, subd. (a)(1), 12022.53, subds. (b), (c), (d), (e)(1).) n2 At trial, the People presented evidence of the facts summarized above. The jury rejected Paredes's and Halas's claim of self- defense and convicted them as charged. Paredes and Halas appeal.

Post Reply