12 Arrested In Alleged Plot To Kill Police Brockton Officer

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  1. CPT Chaos

    CPT Chaos Subscribing Member

    BROCKTON (WBZ) ―

    Brockton police arrested 12 suspected gang members on drug and firearm charges in an alleged plot to kill a police officer.

    Brockton police have arrested a dozen men on weapon and drug charges in an alleged plot that may have taken an officer's life.

    Police officials said they believe the group was plotting to kill a Brockton police officer who was involved in a deadly shooting of a drug suspect last month.

    Police said the men, who are all members of rival gangs -- the Green Street Gang and the Bloods Street Gang -- were collaborating on the potential hit.

    The affidavit alleges that during a drug trafficking investigation related to gang activity in Brockton, police learned that the gang members had pledged retaliation against an officer.

    The unidentified officer was involved in the Nov. 5 shooting death of 25-year-old John Earl Parks. The affidavit alleges that gang members were planning to retaliate against police "in the name of Parks."

    Eight suspects face federal charges, including 22-year-olds John Goncalves and Placido Pereira, 25-year-old Dennis Afonso, 18-year-old Emmanuel Teixeira, 29-year-old Rodney Gallaway, 24-year-old Embassi Dosanjos, 21-year-old Johnny Richmond and 18-year-old Daquawn Jones, all of Brockton.

    Four others face state charges, including 36-year-old William Hart, 19-year-old Angel Otero, 18-year-old David Stuart and 29-year-old Edson Miranda.

    The charges are related to firearm and drug offenses. Each federal charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted.

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  2. sean37

    sean37 MassCops Member

    damn. Well that would probably explain the helicopter I heard for an hour straight this morning. Green street is real nasty. Always has been. There was a double shooting right off of there the other day.
  3. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 91K+Poster

    [​IMG] Brockton police arrested 12 suspected gang members on drug and firearm charges in an alleged plot to kill a police officer.
    WBZ
  4. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    Allegedly, one suspect is currently hiding out in Cape Verde - I'm counting on the how long the CV Prime Minister takes to hand him over or not, and his reasons/excuse as to why.

    Particularly, since Mayor Harrington parades the asshat around the city 3 or 4 times a year... lets see how he plays ball now.
  5. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 91K+Poster

    FBI: Gangs vowed to ‘retaliate’ vs. cops


    A brazen Brockton street gang plotted to put cops in the cross hairs, ratcheting up a siege of the city’s streets that ranged from selling crack to gunning down rivals, according to a federal affidavit unsealed yesterday.
    The Boston office of the FBI and the state police gang task force locked up 12 Brockton men between the ages of 18 and 36 for federal and state drug crimes yesterday. All of the men were connected to either the Green Street gang or a group of local thugs who claimed affiliation with the national Bloods gang, according to an FBI affidavit.
    “Certain neighborhoods in Brockton had been adversely affected by the actions of a very small group, and we are confident that today’s arrests will help in a very significant way to restore a sense of peace and safety to those neighborhoods,” said Brockton police Chief William Conlon.
    The two gangs had worked together for months selling crack on Brockton’s south side while warring with rival gangs on the city’s north side, police said. Last month, cops said they spotted reputed Bloods gang member John Parks dealing drugs. He pulled a gun during a struggle, prompting police to fatally shoot him, cops said.
    “Since Parks’ death, reliable (information) has been received warning law enforcement working in the Brockton area that Green Street gang members and associates, including the Bloods, have pledged to retaliate against the police,” the affidavit states.
    “We will not tolerate the violence,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan. “If you threaten the lives and safety of law enforcement or innocent citizens, we will utilize all necessary means to investigate and prosecute you.” None of the men arrested yesterday on drug charges has yet been charged with plotting to kill a cop.




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  6. CPT Chaos

    CPT Chaos Subscribing Member

    U.S. attorney says Brockton cop-killing plot ‘unnerving'

    Marc Vasconcellos/THE ENTERPRISE

    U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, center, speaks at the press conference today at Brockton police headquarters announcing the arrest of 12 Brockton men charged with drugs and firearms offenses. During that investigation, authorities say, they uncovered a plot to kill a Brockton police officer who had fatally shot an armed suspect in November.

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    BROCKTON — The week after John Earl Parks was fatally shot by Brockton police officers, three state troopers spotted members of the Bloods street gang in front of a Green Street house.

    It was wrong to shoot Parks so many times, one gang member told the troopers. His gun was small. It was difficult to fire.

    There was talk now about retaliating against the police, the troopers were told.

    In the days that followed, state police heard more talk from two different gangs about a plot to shoot a Brockton police officer “in the name of Parks.”

    It would mark a chilling turn in an ongoing state and federal investigation into gun and gang activity in the city.

    News of the plot to kill a police officer forced authorities to wrap up the probe sooner, fearing someone would die if the gang members weren’t locked up quickly.

    “These things are unnerving,” U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan said.

    Twelve Brockton men — including one now in Cape Verde — have been charged with federal and state drug charges in the eight-month probe into gang violence in the city.

    While no one has been charged yet in the plot to kill a police officer, authorities said the investigation into gang activity in the city is far from over.

    “Our work here is not done,” Sullivan said.

    Parks, 25, of Brockton, was shot and killed Nov. 5 behind a former seafood restaurant at Pleasant and Warren Avenue, just west of downtown.

    Authorities said police opened fire after Parks pulled out a gun and opened fire on officers. Police were trying to arrest him in connection with an earlier suspected drug deal one block away.

    The investigation into gun and drug crimes by members of the Bloods and Green Street gangs involved undercover purchases of drugs, raids at 18 Lexington St., 80 Highland St. and 134-138 Green St.

    Sullivan said 20 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded .22-caliber handgun were seized in the raids. Parks was one of the gang members targeted in the probe.

    Of the 12 charged, nine were arrested Thursday, two were jailed on other charges and another, Placido Pereira of 249 Green St., is in Cape Verde.

    It was outside Pereira’s house that 17-year-old Shaian Colon was shot to death and another man was shot and left paralyzed as they sat in a van two years ago. No one has been charged in that shooting.

    Authorities held a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the arrests and the alleged plot.

    Sullivan said the investigation was “accelerated” after the police-killing plot was uncovered.

    Warren T. Bamford, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston field office, said the threat highlighted the dangers that police officers face and that danger is “very clear and very real in Brockton.”

    “When we get up and get dressed in the morning, very few of us have to worry about getting killed because of the clothes we put on,” Bamford said.

    Police Chief William Conlon said members of his department were aware of the threats and were on high alert.

    What was unusual in the case was two gangs appeared to have joined together in the plot, he said.

    “We haven’t seen great cooperation between gangs,” he said. “To have opposing gangs come together just multiplied the threat even more.”

    It was not released if the rival gangs were targeting a single officer or were looking to shoot any member of the department, but Sullivan said the threats were not general banter.

    “This was a particular threat,” the federal prosecutor said.

    The original probe into gang activity in the city drew investigators from Brockton police, state police and federal investigators and involved undercover purchases of drugs, video surveillance and hours of watching by authorities.

    State Police Major Michael Crisp said the cooperation between the agencies is what moved the probe forward and should be a model for other law enforcement groups.

    Mayor James Harrington agreed. “This is a team effort,” he said.

    Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said the investigation also highlighted the challenges authorities face in battling gun and gang violence.

    “Today’s arrests should send a strong message that as a community we stand firmly with the officers who, in carrying out their duty, risk their lives to protect us,” Cruz said. “We will not tolerate a threat to their safety or to the law-abiding people who they serve.”

    The following eight men, all from Brockton, were charged with the below federal crimes after a drug trafficking-weapons probe:
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    John Goncalves, 22, of 99 Wyman St., conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine
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    Placido Pereira, 22, of 249 Green St., first floor, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine
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    Dennis Afonso, 25, of 414 Montello St., distribution of crack cocaine.
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    Emmanuel Teixeira, 18, of 73 Weston St., no. 1,distribution of crack cocaine with a school zone violation.
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    Rodney Gallaway, 29, of 28 Lexington St., Apt. 1, distribution of cocaine
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    Embassi Dosanjos, 24, of 35 Weston St., #3, distribution of crack cocaine.
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    Johnny Richmond, 21, of 37 Silver Road, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine
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    Daquawn Jones, 18, of 21 Keith Ave., Apt. 2, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine
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    These four men, all from Brockton, were charged with state crimes:
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    William Hart, 36, of 85 Bernice Ave., distribution of crack cocaine in a school zone, subsequence offense.
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    Angel Otero, 19, of Anawan St., distribution of crack cocaine
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    David Stuart, 18, of 41 Park St., distribution of crack cocaine
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    Edson Miranda, 29, of 89 Highland St., basement, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
  7. kwflatbed

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    VIDEO EXTRA: State police worked undercover to probe Brockton’s street gangs

    By Maureen Boyle
    ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
    Posted Dec 21, 2008 @ 09:47 PM
    Last update Dec 21, 2008 @ 10:17 PM

    BROCKTON —

    Rodney “Bam” Gallaway hopped into the car parked outside his 28 Lexington St. apartment.
    “Got four?” the driver inquired.
    “Four 50s?” Gallaway asked.
    No, four 100s, the driver answered, referring to a quantity of cocaine.
    Five minutes later, after the driver went around the block, Gallaway was back with two clear plastic bags filled with suspected crack cocaine in exchange for $400.
    It was one of several gang-related drug deals conducted by an undercover state trooper — recorded by authorities and detailed in affidavits filed in federal court — as part of the months-long probe into the Green Street and Bloods street gangs.
    Gallaway was one of 12 men — all identified as gang members — charged in federal or state court with drug dealing in the undercover investigation aimed at gutting the street gangs.
    U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan said the investigation was “accelerated” after authorities got word the gang was planning to kill a Brockton officer to avenge the fatal Nov. 5 shooting by police of one of their members.
    “It will provide some level of peace to the families in the Green Street area and it may have prevented the execution of a Brockton police officer,” Sullivan said of the arrests.
    As part of the investigation, an undercover trooper, driving a vehicle equipped with video and audio surveillance, recorded drug deals with the suspects as they came up to and into the vehicle. Other investigators, using a surveillance camera mounted nearby, recorded the comings and goings of the suspects on the street.
    Those charged include some suspects long on law enforcement watch-lists and whose neighborhoods have long been a focus of violent activity.

    Brockton centers around the Green Street Gang, Bloods street gang and their rivals,” state Trooper Eric V. Telford wrote in an affidavit to support keeping those charged in federal court locked up while awaiting trial.
    And much of that violence has been centered on Green Street, outside the home of Placido Pereira, who is now in Cape Verde and is one of the dozen charged by authorities in the probe.
    Seventeen-year-old Shaian Colon was shot to death two years ago as he sat in a van outside Pereira’s home; Colon’s family said he wasn’t the intended target. A second man, Rosando Marcelino, was left paralyzed. While the name of the killer has been bantered on the street, no one has been charged in the case.
    A shirt covered with blood was found in Pereira’s yard on June 8, 2008 and a box of .357 Magnum ammunition was found on the side porch of the 249 Green St. house after a shooting by Green and Lexington streets.
    Pereira was also shot in the head near his home, reportedly by a rival gang member, according to federal court papers, and has a criminal record that includes gun and drug crimes.
    Many of the victims of the gang’s violence are the intended targets in gang wars.
    The Dec. 13 afternoon shooting at the top of downtown’s Legion Parkway, not far from Green Street, left two men wounded.
    One, Lance Hood, who was shot in the chest, is a suspected Bloods gang member, according to the court papers. The second, Antoine McKoy, was identified in court papers as a suspected Annis Avenue gang member and a relative of Hood. McKoy’s brother, Corey, was shot and killed in 2005 in a slaying that remains unsolved.
    On Aug. 24, two men shot were found at 263 Green St., the home of a suspected Brockton Bloods leader.
    Drug dealing is the main business of the gangs and much of that business is done openly. But few, fearing retaliation, will come forward to talk about it.
    “During undercover purchases of narcotics made during the course of the underlying investigation, as well as on the surveillance pole camera, it is clear that innocent residents of the area are confronted with drug dealing brazenly conducted in their presence by gang associates and other individuals who reside on the street,” Telford noted.
    Sullivan said he hopes the investigation — and the arrests — will now bring peace to the neighborhood.
    “The residents of the city of Brockton have a right to a safe place to live, work and play,” he said.
    On the Web: See The Enterprise’s series “Deadly Silence” at www.enterprisenews.com. Click on the Special Reports tab.

    See The Enterprise’s series, “Deadly Silence."



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  8. Irish Wampanoag

    Irish Wampanoag Subscribing Member

    It would have been nice if the MSP and Brockton Police could have given us the heads up that there was a conspiracy to shot a cop instead of hearing it on the news...:mad:
  9. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    Probably, but I don't think most of these POS's attend institutes of higher education, and I'm fairly sure it was a specific threat.

    Hanging around the City of Champions in a police uniform of any denomination brings an elevated risk anyway.
  10. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Manny Teixeira and Johnny Richmond....... SHOCKER. These ignorant punks thought they had it bad a few months back with the influx of 5-0 in the city??????? Writing the ShittyPrise and calling the PD complaining about Terry-Frisks and mv searches. STAND THE FUCK BY.

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