Oregon Drug Smugglers -Record Kidnapping?

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Portland, Oregon 

Cristal M Clark 

Just when you think you’ve heard it all something new and pretty entertaining comes along, for instance over in Portland Oregon, two members of a Portland-based drug ring came up with a rather devious plot to kidnap a storage facility manager. 

But these two brilliant individuals actually took the time to rehearse a kidnapping and actually recorded themselves on a cell phone practicing the kidnapping the manager. You know they wanted to get it right. But don’t be shocked by just that, they saved the recording, yes saved it, then they subsequently filmed the actual crime. 

That’s like an investigators wet dream, these two guys would have solved the crime for them but, the feds were already watching them and actually caught this going down. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon is prosecuting six men who happened to be involved in an operation that primarily focused on transporting marijuana grown in Oregon to Texas. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, agents have seized “11,000 marijuana plants, 546 pounds of processed marijuana, more than $2.8 million in cash, 51 firearms, 26 vehicles, trailers, pieces of heavy equipment, a yacht, and three houses used as marijuana grow sites” in conjunction with this case since September 2017. The group would transport drugs to Texas by truck, with money returning to Oregon through U.S. mail and passenger luggage on commercial flights.

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The kidnapping just so happened to be part of the operation that federal authorities were watching back on December 2. 

On 12/2 Federal Authorities witnessed Jody Wafer and his accomplice, Trent Knight enter the Public Storage facility in southern Portland to confront manager Shawn Riley about nearly 500 pounds of marijuana that somehow went MIA from their rental space. 

The two would be kidnappers approached manager Shawn Riley whilst he was in his office, held a pistol to his head, backed him into an empty storage unit and tied his wrists and ankles with duct tape. Shawn Riley said that he did not know who took the marijuana and told Jody and Trent that his boss instructed him to tell anyone asking that the cops took it.


Joke was on Jody and Trent, Shawn had nothing to do with the MIA weed, it was the DEA who took it and poor Shawn was an innocent pawn in all of this. Turns out District Judge Robert E. Jones was not all that thrilled that the DEA used Shawn in the set up and for putting the guys life at risk.

They should have asked the poor guy for help or sent in one of their own. That was a dick move DEA. At any rate During the trial, agents admitted that they had staged the burglary in an attempt to find additional suspects in the case. Judge Jones told the defendant “They knew you had a weapon and were going to go in there and find your drugs gone, taken. They should have anticipated the conduct that could have cost Mr. Riley his life.”

Agreed, total dick move. 

To everyone’s surprise though during a police review of Jody’s cell phone after his arrest, authorities discovered video of him and Trent in a hotel room from December 1. Interestingly in the clip, the two men brandish pistols and rehearse how they would confront the storage facility manager during said kidnapping. To make matters worse for these two would be kidnappers, investigators also found a recording of the kidnapping.

Trent has pleaded guilty on related charges. His sentencing date is January 22. Four other members of the group will be sentenced later this year. Jody was sentenced earlier this month to seven years in prison for his role in the case.

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5 Minors Killed After Police Kidnapped Them


Mexico City – Drug Cartels

Cristal M Clark 

Naturally only in Mexico could this “accident” happen. The Mexican Government has come forward and apologized for for deaths of at least 5 minors who had been taken by police then promptly handed over to the one of the most violent known drug gangs in Mexico.

It should be noted that this is in fact rare for Mexico to actually admit to the state’s culpability/participation in such crimes.


Officials initially lied, in their initial statement they insisted that the youth were criminals when they went missing in 2016 in the Gulf state of Veracruz, one of Mexico’s most violent places to visit or disappear in.

Columba Arroniz, a mother of one of the dead youth had this to say whilst tears streamed down her face; “More than anything, we want to reclaim the good name of our kids … and demand justice for them and for thousands of others who experience the same thing.”

The minors, 3 boys and 1 girl were on their way home when they were stopped by local police, in what police are calling “the mistaken belief they had ties to a gang,” then turned over to members of the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel.


They were then murdered and their bodies incinerated, according to preliminary findings. Which has all of the same markings as the 2014 abduction subsequent massacre of 43 trainee teachers in southwest Mexico, in which the government did admit that police were involved.

One debate has been brewing for some time and that is, should the United States suck it up and consider the cartels and drug gangs from Mexico terrorist groups? This debate, well it has really started heating up again, along with more and more support for it.


Cartels fight in an effort to control trafficking routes, the illegal drug trade, human smuggling, extortion and kidnapping.

In the last decade turf wars among increasingly splintered criminal cartels have left more than 40,000 people missing, as well as around 26,000 unidentified corpses in over 1,100 mass graves scattered about Mexico.

Perhaps it is time to change the game and rather than simply having a heated debate about considering the cartels terrorists and actually have real honest discussions because they are our closest neighbors and are currently moving slowly but surely north of that southern border.

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Trump Back-Peddles?


Doesn’t Really Win – Cannot Admit Defeat

By: Cristal M Clark

You would think by now that Trump would pick a battle, that he could actually win then again, all of those rather ill thought out campaign promises were never really things that were attainable. Yesterday an agreement was reached in Washington so as to avert another shutdown but, for only $1.375 billion for barriers and NO WALL.


He had been asking for $5.7 billion for his illusionary wall to “protect” the citizens of the United States from all of those MS-13 gang members heading here to rape, pillage and murder, radicals, terrorists and evil doers who flood our “unprotected and under-protected,” southern border. A crisis that Trump and his goons concocted or if you prefer the more accepted term “manufactured,” dreamed up so as to make it appear that he was in fact, able to keep at least one of his campaign promises.

During his rally last night, he seemed to back-peddle just ever so slightly by casually mentioning that a lot of the wall has already been built, which indicates he already knew he had lost that battle.


The funniest part is, that $1.375 billion he is getting is even less than what was originally proposed and agreed to, so he is walking away here with even less than he could have had if, he had not thrown a temper tantrum and held the Government hostage.

What’s more is that Trump also included untrue facts such as the majority of the drugs that are coming into the US are entering the US at illegal border crossings while the truth is that they are making their way in at legal border crossings.

The question now as we all hold our breath, what is Trump going to do? Shred the deal or suck it up and take it? Maybe if he would forgo listening to some of his staunch supporters and actually hear what the rest of America is saying, he will suck it up and focus his attention on more important issues that hard working, red blooded American’s are actually facing each and every day, you know not manufactured hardships, threats and strife.

Cristal M Clark

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Texas police officer also a Drug Dealer

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Leading a double life can sometimes get you killed


Julian Pesina sold drugs for the Mexican Mafia, also known as La Eme, while at the same time serving as a police officer for Balcones Heights, hiding his gang tattoos under the safety of the uniform he bore.

Julian was gunned down on May 4, 2014 by the gang whom he pledged allegiance to after having learned of his daytime job as a police officer from Facebook.

Even more problematic for Julian, the feds and the SAPD were investigating his involvement with the Mexican Mafia and were poised to arrest him but, the gang got to him first.

His sentence from the feds would have included prison time, his sentence from the gang he was affiliated with, well it was death.

On that fateful day Julian was outside of a tattoo shop that he owned. The FBI had set up surveillance of the shop and saw the entire murder play out.

Jerry “Spooks” Idrogo plead guilty to the murder last Friday, he also plead guilty to the murder of another man Texas Mexican Mafia member Billy Padilla, who Jerry killed in back in 2013 for not turning over the organization’s cut of drug money.

The gang’s Texas presence gained power in the 1980s, according to court documents and it’s still growing and going strong.

To gain membership into the gang, inductees have to commit a criminal act, which could include the murder of an enemy.

And according to the gang’s constitution, cooperation with law enforcement was punishable by death.

So Julian just being a cop was enough to seal his fate once the gang discovered that. What makes Julian’s murder interesting however is the fact that it is not unusual or uncommon according to author Tony Rafael, to find civil servants among the gang’s ranks.

Tony says that it the group is very good at the art of being able to coerce people into doing things for them or things that would benefit the gang. According to Tony, they have corrupted social workers for the gang and even police. They are from what Tony says quite capable and excellent manipulators.

As with any individual who has a manipulative personality, they seek out the weak, someone that has something to gain through the manipulation process. After all, regardless of victim or criminal, every relationship we choose to have, has some benefit for both parties, otherwise we wouldn’t have them.

But for a manipulative person, the benefit from searching out the weak and manipulating them is sometimes criminal intent. They get the weak to do their bidding thus shielding them from the law.

Just how it was that Julian ended up in uniform is a mystery, he was part of the gang prior to becoming a cop so it’s a valid question.

It’s clear that he somehow managed to keep his life as a gang member from surfacing when he accepted and took the job as a cop.

That question, well it has never really been answered, let alone addressed.

Did he want out, was it a past he couldn’t quite escape or did he enjoy the benefits of leading a life as a cop and a criminal?

We may never know now because Julian Pesina was murdered by one of his own for being a cop.

One thing that we do know for sure is that a member of the Mexican Mafia managed to become a cop in Texas.

Cristal M Clark

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5 members of motorcycle gang slain


July 4th murder

The 5 members who were murdered were part of the Outlaws MC.

William “Water Head” Allen, 22

William “Mouse” Dronenburg, 32

Bridgette “Midget” Benfield, 17

“Terrible Terry” Henderson, 29

Randall Feazell, 28

They had been shot so many times the coroner gave up counting the bullet holes in each of the victims.

It’s been said that in the 70’s Charlotte was a biker haven for MC’s who ran girls and drugs, in fact it is widely reported that Charlotte was the southeastern hub for the Outlaws, Hells Angels, Tasmanian Devils and Tar Heel Stompers.

The suspects somehow made it over an 8 foot fence and around guard dogs unnoticed sometime in the wee hours of July 4th 1979, where they opened fire upon the group who were sleeping at the at 2500 Allen Road South, home.

The autopsies also revealed that the victims had no traces of alcohol or drugs in their systems, they were simply gunned down in cold blood where they slept.

Initially investigators assumed that the murders were a hit from a rival gang but after 36 years, investigators learned that it was not a hit by a rival MC.


The Suspects

Gregory Scott Lindaman, who died in Houston after a traffic accident in October of 1990

Randy Allen Pigg who died of liver disease in October of 2007

Neither were in any MC, in fact one of the two had a beef with someone who was in the Outlaw MC.

Someone it would seem confirmed what investigators long believed, both Lindaman and Pigg were suspects at the time of the murders but investigators never had enough of anything to tie the men to the crime.

After 36 years however, someone did come forward with a long held secret and confirmed to investigators what they already knew in that Lindaman and Pigg were in fact the men responsible for the murders.

The murders however did prompt the local police in the area to beef up investigations and surveillance into the MC’s at the time figuring that they had better wake and up and see the light that the gangs posed a degree of danger to the communities.

The worst part of this crime is that investigators and the community unfairly, initially assumed that the crime had been committed by a rival MC, the MC’s in the area had to live with that dark shadow following them around like a plague.

MC’s more often than not do get the blame, they are suspected of being bad boys, drug dealers, pimps, the reality of that is, most are not bad guys. They hold fundraisers that benefit the communities they live in, not just the MC itself, they support other clubs even though they are considered “rivals,” and they are some of the few people in this day and age, if they see you broken down on the side of a road where no one else is stopping to help, that will actually stop and help without expecting anything in return.

If the MC’s in the area were that dangerous that they would take hits out on each other, do you believe that Lindaman and Pigg would have really lived as long as they had after the murders given that neither were part of any MC?

It’s always worth knowing that IF the MC’s were as bad as law enforcement and the media still makes them out to be these days, the suspects in this case would have died long before they each had because it was very public knowledge back then, that both men were suspects of the murders of the Outlaw crew.

Cristal M Clark


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