They gave this goon $1.5million


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Dravur
January 18, 2008, 01:29 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323727,00.html



LOS ANGELES — A former gang member who founded an anti-violence group called No Guns has pleaded no contest to federal weapons charges.

Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin, 51, and co-defendant Sylvia Arrellano, 25, entered pleas Thursday for three counts of manufacture, distribution and transport for sale of an unlawful assault weapon.

Arrellano also pleaded no contest to machine gun conversion and possessing a silencer and acknowledged that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

She was given until Tuesday to surrender for sentencing and would likely be sentenced to four years in prison, prosecutors said.

Marroquin attorney Patrick Smith did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment Thursday. No phone listing was available for Arrellano.

Marroquin was arrested in June at his Downey home following a nine-month investigation into weapons sales by the 18th Street gang, to which he once belonged.

Arrellano was arrested at a Cudahy home as a result of the same investigation

Marroquin founded No Guns in 1996, ostensibly to reduce gang and gun violence. The group received $1.5 million from the city as a subcontractor on anti-gang efforts but its contract was canceled last year after authorities learned that Marroquin had hired relatives, including his son, Hector "Little Weasel" Marroquin.

The son is an acknowledged 18th Street gang member who pleaded no contest in June 2007 to home-invasion robbery and was sentenced to nine years in state prison.


Apparently, he meant to say... No guns for you, but lots for me.... typical

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Technosavant
January 18, 2008, 01:48 PM
Of course criminals are in favor of gun control; it doesn't affect them in the least, and meanwhile, they can prey on an unarmed populace. This is exactly what the RKBA folks have been saying, and here we have a concrete example.

69Chevy
January 18, 2008, 01:52 PM
Thats hilarious. Hopefully more people see the shame that the government runs. They paid a gang to manufacture machine guns for their own personal use. I wonder how many more weapons are out there that the police can't find.

kamagong
January 18, 2008, 02:11 PM
It's not the first time government and even the media have been suckered by street gangs. The P-Stones (Chicago gang) once received an educational grant from the feds. They had gangsters tutoring kids how to read. The Stones siphoned the money and used the opportunity to expand their influence and gain recruits.

Standing Wolf
January 18, 2008, 02:45 PM
Marroquin founded No Guns in 1996, ostensibly to reduce gang and gun violence. The group received $1.5 million from the city as a subcontractor on anti-gang efforts but its contract was canceled last year after authorities learned that Marroquin had hired relatives, including his son, Hector "Little Weasel" Marroquin.

Your tax dollars and mine at play in the service of leftist extremism.

Steve N
January 18, 2008, 11:53 PM
Duplicate Thread http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=332220

elrod
January 19, 2008, 12:27 PM
Apparantly, there is no background check in getting a 1.5M grant like there is in buying a .22 revolver......Hmmmm......:rolleyes:

Crunker1337
January 19, 2008, 04:44 PM
What a coincidence, on the bio channel just like an hour ago there was a show on gangs, and they had an interview with this Hector guy.
I didn't like the ideology that gang violence could be stopped by discouraging people to go armed for personal defense, of course, but I don't think that gangbangers go armed for defensive reasons.
What a shame, looks like he's just playing the "no guns for you, but guns for me" card... trying to disarm rival gangs to make them easy prey.

Justin
January 19, 2008, 04:48 PM
Closed as duplicate:

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=332220

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