New Mexico Gang Task Force

New Mexico Gang Task Force The New Mexico Gang Task Force (NMGTF) is the largest organized multi-jurisdictional task force in the state dealing with criminal gang activity.

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05/12/2014

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped make the Annual Gang Conference a success!!!!!! This Conference could not have been done without you.

05/12/2014

The New Mexico Gang Task Force would like to recognize the following individuals from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety who assisted in making the 16th Annual New Mexico Gang Conference and Community Forum a success. Thank you!

Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Pat Mooney
Public Information Rep., Tony Lynn
ASD Director, Kathy Griego
Admin. Assistant, Antonette Sandoval
Grants Manager, Jacob Weathers
Grants Assistant, RJ Porras
IB Administrator, Debie Trujillo
Bureau Chief, Frances Dunaway

Hi everyone!  Just a reminder that the NMGTF will be hosting a FREE community seminar on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Hard...
03/01/2013
New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that the NMGTF will be hosting a FREE community seminar on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. Also the Law Enforcement Conference is scheduled for May 7-9, 2013 at the same venue and is only $50 for 24 hours of accredited training. We have some great topics for both events and special room rates are being offered for anyone who is interested. Flyers and registration forms can be found at: http://www.dps.nm.org/index.php/gang-task-force/meetings-training/ Hope to see you there!

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01/04/2013

Police: Rival Gangs Involved in Murder
By Bill Rodgers Journal Northern Bureau
Albuquerque Journal
January 4, 2013

Police: Rival Gangs Involved in Murder
Probe Asks Why Victim Out of Jail

SANTA FE — Two Norteño gang members tried to interrogate a rival gang member over a burglary and ultimately drove him to a dirt lot outside Española, where he was killed with a .22 caliber rifle, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
And law enforcement officials are still trying to figure out why the victim, Marco Bequett, 20, of Alcalde was on the streets when he should have been in detention.
The affidavit, written by Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matthew Vigil, outlines actions alleged to have led to the murder, beginning with a stolen PlayStation.
According to the document, Norteño gangsters Eric Rodriguez and Jeremy Lopez tried to shake Sureño gang member Bequett down in an Española low-income housing complex on Dec. 30. A PlayStation video game system had been stolen earlier from the apartment of a woman Lopez knows, and Bequett was a suspect.
As the two took turns beating Bequett and threatening him with a .22 caliber rifle, Bequett admitted taking the video game system, but refused to reveal who he sold it to.
Lopez, 17, told deputies he never pointed the gun at Bequett but Rodriguez, 21, did, the affidavit states. Lopez added that at one point Rodriguez hit Bequett in the head with the rifle.
Lopez told deputies Rodriguez ultimately said “let’s go for a ride.”
The three got into a white Lincoln car, in which deputies would later find a smear of blood.
Lopez told deputies he sat in the back seat to keep an eye on Bequett as Rodriguez drove them to La Mesilla and pulled into the lot off N.M. 399.
Lopez said he stayed in the vehicle but he could hear Bequett and Rodriguez talking outside as Rodriguez pointed the rifle at Bequett.
Bequett asked if Rodriguez was going to shoot him.
Rodriguez responded: “I don’t want to, but you will come after my family.” Lopez said he saw Rodriguez shoot Bequett, then he looked down as the shots continued.
Law enforcement would find Bequett’s body near the Black Mesa Golf Club the following morning. He had a tattoo of his last name on his chest. Using this, authorities located Bequett’s family, who identified the body.
Lopez and Rodriguez face a number of felony charges in the case, including an open count of murder and kidnapping. They are both being held on $500,000 cash-only arrest warrants.
Meanwhile, officials with the Santa Fe Department of Public Safety are trying to find out how Bequett was released a year early from state custody. He was supposed to be returned to the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque, where he was serving a two-year commitment, if he was released from the Santa Fe County jail for any reason.

Wishing you many blessings during 2013!
12/27/2012

Wishing you many blessings during 2013!

Merry Christmas from the New Mexico Gang Task Force!
12/13/2012

Merry Christmas from the New Mexico Gang Task Force!

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The New Mexico Gang Task Force (NMGTF) is the largest organized multi-jurisdictional task force in the state dealing with criminal gang activity. The NMGTF receives its funding through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety/Bureau of Grants Management from the Bureau of Justice Administration, Justice Assistance Grant. The NMGTF believes that the denial of the existence of gang activity by communities and lack of action by law enforcement are a gang’s greatest ally. Therefore, acceptance of the problem and a united response among law enforcement, law-makers, communities, schools, and prevention, intervention and treatment programs is our best defense against criminal gang violence. While the NMGTF seeks to educate and facilitate community partnerships, the main goal is to provide federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies with training, intelligence, funding, net-working resources and legislation to enhance interdiction and enforcement efforts with the goal of reducing criminal gang activity, including narcotics trafficking, throughout the State of New Mexico.

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Please say that you did not invite David Clarke to our state. He is the most hate-filled individual that I have heard in a long time. Much of the time, he does not even sound sane. Please reconsider. I'm sure that he does not exemplify what you all want to accomplish.
Democracy Forum is calling for a boycott of Isleta Resort & Casino, the venue for this event. Please share widely. "As part of their 20th-anniversary celebration, Clarke will be the keynote speaker. He will also be the guest of honor at a VIP dinner, which is open to the public."
Who invited this idiot?