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Man admits he was leader of violent Latin Kings chapter in Boston, the one that included the BPS counselor who shot a student in the head

Peguero

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports that Wilson "King Dubb" Peguero, 29, pleaded guilty today to RICO charges related to his role as "Inca" or leader of the Devon Street Kings, a chapter of the national Latin Kings gang.

Peguero faces sentencing on Oct. 20, with a potential sentence of up to 20 years.

According to the US Attorney's office:

Peguero produced various music videos touting his allegiance to the Latin Kings, distribution of controlled substances, and threats against rival gang members. During the investigation, various meetings were covertly recorded in which Peguero and members of the Devon Street Kings discussed the business of the racketeering enterprise. Internally, Peguero was present during meetings where members were beaten and violence against rival gangs was discussed and decided upon.

According to an affidavit by an FBI agent on the case of 62 alleged Massachusetts Latin Kings members indicted last fall, Peguero was also present in Shaun Harrison's Roxbury apartment the night Harrison, then a dean at English High School, shot one of his students in the back of the head after the teen stopped selling marijuana for him.

Harrison was convicted in 2018 in state court and received a sentence of 23 to 26 years. He was among the Latin Kings associates indicted last fall.

According to the affidavit, after Boston detectives took Harrison in for questioning from his Pompeii Street home, another detective kept watch on the residence and spotted Peguero and two other alleged Latin Kings members coming out. The detective went up to them as they stood at a Massachusetts Avenue bus stop and had them arrested as well after he discovered one had a gun in his waistband.

In another incident, the affidavit states, Peguero was captured on a recording discussing how to talk to detectives investigating a 2009 murder ten years later. The other member counseled Peguero not to try to deny he was a Latin Kings member, since he had made so many YouTube videos in which he was, but to instead admit his membership, but say he couldn't remember that far back - not with all the pills he's been popping.

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To be king!

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The network of gangs is so numerous, tight, and will never go away as long as there is the insatiable appetite for drugs and the power of addiction behind it by human beings. From the homeless stemming dude who sleeps at your office building doorway to the Hedge Fund billionaires of Wall Street. These people are the gangs biggest life line and nothing will ever stop it. It's a cold, hard fact.

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Gangs build on the fact that kids are in poverty and want to feel the love of a group. Solve poverty and you solve gangs.

Simplistic and unworkable, but it's still the truth.

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Yeah true. Curing poverty is easier and cheaper than curing addiction.

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End zoning laws.

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Plenty of places in this country have far looser zoning restrictions and much higher rates of poverty.

Zoning needs to be changed but just because someone could build a 10 story apartment complex in a single family neighborhood won't make those apartments affordable.

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because is there any complex, deeply-rooted and multifaceted social problem that a libertarian can't glibly and simplistically claim is really an issue of private property?

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Who would staff schools with gang assassins?

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I was wondering whether there were any repercussions on whoever it was that dropped the ball by allowing a gang member to become a school counselor.

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Nope. In fact, BPS counsel recently moved for a protective order to keep confidential the records related to Harrison. Probably because Harrison was a known reverend and had some connections to get the Dean Assassin job. There can’t possibly be a legitimate reason to keep those records confidential. If journalism existed in this city outside of UHub, someone would’ve made a FOIA request for those records already.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/05/28/boston-public-schools-wants-conv...

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How do you know they dropped the ball?

What information are you assuming they were privy to prior to his hiring?

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All private schools and business are perfectly staffed and never have had a scandal or incident?

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