Monday, March 19, 2012

What Did CBS News L.A. Know, and When Did It Know it? A Pink Bicycle, Perjury Galore, and a Media Cover-Up All Figure in Gang Double-Murder

Allegedly Carried Out by Davion McClelland
By Nicholas Stix

On May 23, 2011, on Hooper Avenue in Los Angeles, in the LAPD’s Newton Division, someone murdered two-year-old Joshua Montes and his uncle, Josefat Conchola, who was holding Joshua in his arms. Davion McClelland, 19, has been charged with two counts of capital murder, for allegedly shooting the two victims to death. McClelland is a member of an L.A. gang. I know that because LAPD gang Officer Brandon Barron testified in court that “McClelland has three tattoos identifying him as a gang member.”

Officer Barron further testified that McClelland’s gang has “been feuding since the 1980s” with the gang whose two members McClelland, then 18, allegedly tried to kill, when he allegedly missed and instead killed little Joshua Montes and his uncle, Josefat Conchola.

McClelland was allegedly trying to kill Michael Smith, who is a member of the gang with whom McClelland’s gang has been feuding since the 1980s.

These gangs are a matter of public record, via sworn testimony, gang tattoos, etc. So why am I acting all cute, and refusing to identify them? It’s not me, it’s CBS News L.A.

Why would you send a reporter to cover a trial, and then refuse to report on the most important aspect of that trial? Joshua Montes and Josefat Conchola are dead, because a member of one gang (who couldn’t shoot straight) tried to murder one or more members of another gang. If the killer isn’t a member of Gang 1, and the targets aren’t members of Gang 2, the shooting never happens, and Joshua Montes and Josefat Conchola are probably both still alive.

Is someone at CBS News L.A. a gang sympathizer? A gang member? Ask news director Scott Diener: contact page; telephone: 818-655-2000 (Studio City Broadcast Center).

Fortunately for my readers, while CBS News L.A. is not a news site, at least not where certain gangs are concerned, WEJB/NSU is. And so, I had to connect the dots on my own, with no help from CBS News L.A.

Davion McClelland is a member of the Pueblo Bishops Bloods gang, which controls the Pueblo del Rio housing project, where McClelland lives. The Pueblo Bishops Bloods were reportedly founded in the Pueblo del Rio projects during the 1970s. Normally, no clique or set within the Bloods Network will ever go to war against another Bloods clique or set, but this is reportedly a unique situation. The gang (set/clique/whatever) with which the Pueblo Bishops Bloods are at war is the Bloodstone Villains, though according to this source, the two gangs have been at war since 1998, when a Pueblo Bishops member murdered a Bloodstone Villains execution-style, during a drug deal, and not since the 1980s, as claimed by Officer Brandon Barron and CBS News L.A.

The Bloodstone Villains originated on 56th Street.

In a 2005 murder trial successfully prosecuting a killing carried out by members of the Pueblo Bishops Bloods, LAPD Officer Gerald Harden testified,

Going out there [N.S.: On to Bloodstone Villains territory, especially 56th Street], shooting, and … killing somebody from the Villains… you’re going to .. get shot straight to the top, be revered….

And it also shows the Villains that the Pueblos have no problem driving over here and pulling the trigger. They have no problem just going down the street and just shooting at a random crowd…believing it’s Villains.

In any event, the two gangs have been at war since at least the late 1990s, with the Pueblo Bishops Bloods apparently holding the upper hand, due to their even more extreme level of sociopathic ruthlessness and bloodlust.

At the trial, Michael Smith, his aunt, Rene Lewis, and his neighbor, Susan Harris, all contradicted helpful statements they had made to police last May. Either they were lying then, or they’re lying now. It’s a crime, either way, but don’t hold your breath, waiting for any of them to be prosecuted. And pay no mind to blacks who complain that they get inadequate police protection. Give them better policing, and the same people will usually scream “racial profiling,” at the drop of a pair of handcuffs.

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Pink Bicycle Allegedly Links Gang Member to Slayings of Toddler, Uncle
March 12, 2012 8:35 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A reputed gang member was ordered Monday to stand trial on two counts of murder for allegedly shooting a 22-month-old boy and the toddler’s uncle, a crime that a prosecutor said was committed while the defendant rode a distinctive beach-cruiser bicycle.

Davion McClelland, 19, is charged with two counts of capital murder for allegedly opening fire on two men, one of whom is a documented member of a rival gang, in South Los Angeles on May 23, 2011. The shots missed the intended targets but struck Joshua Montes and his uncle, Josefat Canchola, outside their home.

Testifying during a preliminary hearing for McClelland in Los Angeles Superior Court, one of the alleged original targets testified that he and a friend were walking on Hooper Avenue near 55th Street when two young black men riding bikes and wearing hooded sweatshirts passed them, going the other direction.

“One of (the bikes) was like a beach cruiser,” Michael Smith said.

Smith said one of the bicyclists made a gang “call,” and as he and his friend continued walking, “I turned around. The next thing I know, I’m being shot at.”

Two other witnesses testified that they saw two suspects riding away from the scene of shootings, one of them on a pink beach cruiser. Both of them previously identified McClelland from a photo lineup as one of the suspects.

Video surveillance footage recovered from a nearby business also showed the beach cruiser. After viewing the footage, police traced the bicycle to the nearby Pueblo del Rio housing project in the territory of the gang to which McClelland allegedly belongs.

According to testimony, McClelland’s aunt, Rene Lewis, told police she had seen him riding the beach cruiser, while a resident of the project, Susan Harris, told police he had returned it to her shortly after the shootings.

In court Monday, Lewis instead testified that another nephew was riding the bike, while Harris said it was a cousin or friend of McClelland’s who returned it.

“It wasn’t Davion, I know that,” Harris insisted.

Smith previously identified McClelland as the likely gunman from a photo lineup. In court, he said he had “no idea” if McClelland was the bicyclist with the gun.

“He was probably the one behind the shooter,” Smith said.

But he admitted under questioning from Deputy District Attorney Charles Fredgren that it would be a bad thing in his neighborhood to be a “snitch” and he was afraid for his family’s safety.

Joshua Montes was being carried by his uncle when the two were struck by gunfire.

LAPD Officer Brandon Barron, a gang expert, testified that the two gangs involved in the shooting have been feuding since the 1980s. He said McClelland has three tattoos identifying him as a gang member.

Fredgren told City News Service that police have interviewed an individual suspected of being the bicyclist riding with McClelland, but no arrest has been made.

Judge Mary Lou Villar found sufficient evidence at the preliminary hearing to bind McClelland over for trial. The charges against him include a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, but prosecutors have yet to decide whether to seek the death penalty.

[N.S.: These are all of the comments that CBS News L.A.’s censors permitted through.]

Forget the Taliban. These gangs are the terrorists we should be hunting down. They kill more American citizens in one year than Terrorists ever did. They are in every city and their numbers are growing.
March 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Reply | Report comment
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funny how the witnesses/family members/friends change their stories in court. they should all be charged. it aint right to shoot innocent people and when that piece of trash reaches the pen, he will be dealt with accordingly:)
March 14, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply | Report comment

Even in columbus ohio they ride around on their bikes in hoodies pulled low. People wonder why there is instant distrust and attitude, all they have to do is read this stuff and logic follows that you see a person concealing their face and you’re on alert and dialed 9-1-on your cell and have your finger hovering over the last 1.
Only in the inner city do you see grown sized men pedaling a bike around to commit crimes.
March 15, 2012 at 2:36 am | Reply | Report comment

N.S.: At 2:54 a.m. today, I left the following comment:

Nicholas Stix
If the names of the gangs of the alleged shooter and alleged target, respectively, are matters of public record that even the jury knows, why would CBS News L.A. be engaging in a cover-up? You are, allegedly, a news organization, are you not? I don’t want you sue me for falsely identifying you as a news organization.

[Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this story.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how to send a message any other way but this incident is getting national media coverage. Raises the usual questions. It was featured on the Today show this morning with the interviewers doing their best to portray this as a racist incident.