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Prosecutors charge dead kid's aunt is no winner

Antonia Gadson, aunt of accidentally shot-to-death Liquarry Jefferson, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on gun possession and drug trafficking charges related to the aftermath of a still unsolved 2006 murder, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced:

The charges against Gadson stem from the May 30, 2006, homicide of Dwayne Turnbow next to his car a short distance from Gadson's residence. Evidence suggests that, shortly after his death, she retrieved a .38 caliber revolver from his car and brought it into her home.

Boston Police investigating Turnbow’s death learned of the gun she allegedly took and obtained a search warrant for her residence. In the course of executing that warrant, they recovered that gun, a second firearm, a quantity of ammunition for firearms of various calibers, 54 Ecstasy tablets, and a large quantity of cocaine in powder and crack forms. Investigators also recovered scales, plastic baggies, and $4,800 dollars in cash.

Bail was set at $15,000.

Earlier:
Crime consumed a family, and an 8-year-old is lost.

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Well I, for one, would like to applaud this woman's strength in facing these charges after all of the adversity she and her kin have faced.

We, as Bostonians, must all rail together against the guns that have destroyed this otherwise happy, productive, and peace-loving family.

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Is it just me or does it seem like there are several families in Boston that always seem to be involved with the violence? There is always the sidebar story about how the latest victims couisin/uncle/brother was gunned down on another corner near the latest shootout. The name Mendez seems to be in the paper a lot.Anybody else notice this?

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It could have something to do with how it's the 303rd most common surname in the U.S...

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I know what I am talking about.Why do you feel the need to jump on everything i post? I know you do nothing but post all day but maybe you could skip my posting next time? If you Google around a bit you will find the story of this family. Isaura Mendes is the mothers name, sorry for my spelling(i know how you get about that).Do me a favor and stick these up what I assume is a fat ass.

news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/...&cnum=5

http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO63161/

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1130/p01s01-ussc.html

boston.com/news/local/...a_2d_son_of_activist/

boston.com/news/local/...dozen_years_and_an_arrest/

http://www.bpdnews.com/2007/04/arrest_made_in_the_...

http://www.dotnews.com/arrestsmadein2murders.html

boston.com/news/local/articles/...plan_a_strategy/

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That is Eeka's favorite thing- making smarmy and righteous comments on every one's posts.

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Are you blaming Mendeses, or Mendezes for crime in Boston? Have you even decided which?

What crimes are you accusing Isaura Mendes of? Being a grieving mother?

And yes, of course, anyone with either name (both of which are common...) is clearly a criminal.

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It is MENDES.I never said anyone with the name is clearly a criminal.My point was that there are some families that seem to have a lot of links to violent behavior.This MENDES family is one of them.As for Isaura,how about this crime?

http://www3.cw56.com/news/articles/local/BO63161/

Peace activist Mendes arrested
BOSTON -- Inner-city activist Isaura Mendes was arrested.

Mendes wanted to see her grandson in jail. When she was denied access, she sat in front of a police cruiser.

Police claim they confronted her, and she allegedly assaulted several officers.

Back in 2000, Mendes started an annual walk to promote peace.

Her two sons were killed by violence in 1995 and 2006.

Wednesday, her nephew, Chris Carvahlo died from gunshots he suffered four years ago.

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Yelling at a bunch of cops who refused to let her see her grandson in jail is hardly of the same magnitude as, oh, running a ten-year murder spree.

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eeka asked me what crime Isaura was accused of and I told her. My point was not to say that she is a criminal king pin.I am only saying that there are some families with lots of violent things in their pasts. I know I grew up in Boston and not one of my brothers, cousins, or uncles was ever murdered or murdered someone else.Oh yeah, and my mother has never been arrested for laying down in front of a police car. Maybe if her sons had more respect for authority they would have avoided the sad paths they went down. Maybe Mom never taught them.

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Like, PMS? ;-)

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From the old Globe article Adam linked to:

Crime in many neighborhoods runs in families, where elders bequeath gang membership, drug abuse, joblessness, and brutality to their offspring like a toxic inheritance. In Grove Hall, police have said that 2.4 percent of the area's 19,000 residents cause most of the serious crime. Many of those people, police say, are related.

And:

Under an unusual initiative paid for by the Boston Foundation and launched in 2003, police had discovered that a handful of families, including Liquarry's, accounted for a wildly disproportionate share of crime. One clan of 36 related adults, dubbed "the Smiths" by police, had racked up 200 arraignments in their lives and founded one of the city's most violent gangs, MIC.

So, yes, somebody else has noticed.

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Gadson was arraigned at Suffolk Superior Court, not Dorchester District Court.

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i find it unfortunate that you used the Mendes family as an example. Her sons were good guys who were killed. I get the gist of the point you were making but maybe if you were talking about actual perpetrators/felons or people who were killed that had criminal pasts then maybe I'd give you argument more merit.

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Granted the example may not have been the best one, but the point stands on it own and DOES have merit. If the statistics the police have documented can be verified and are true, this clearly establishes MT’s point. Crime in many neighborhoods runs in families. Plain and simple. It would be interesting if the authorities could conduct a test; by moving targeted families out of a particular area and monitor them closely to see the net affect of the area they moved from... and moved to. This would put these target families under a microscope to watch their behavior. Hey, if people act like animals, they should be treated like animals.

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