La Raza Unida leader sentenced to life in prison for racketeering

August 22, 2011 05:52

La Raza Unida (RU) is an organized prison gang that originated in 1988 in the southern Texas prison system. It’s main ideology is the re-conquest of U.S. states such as Arizona, California and New Mexico.

By Jim Kouri at Canada Free Press


“We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are migrants, free to travel the length and breadth of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population.” – Jose Angel Gutierrez, founder and spokesman

La Raza Unida leader Johnny Joe Guerra, 33, Ricky Alejandro, 25, and Anthony Torres, 35, all U.S. Citizens and residents of Corpus Christi, Texas, were sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Janis Jack.

All three defendants pleaded guilty in June to various counts of the indictment in which they and 11 other members or associates of La Raza Unida were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of methamphetamine and various federal firearm violations.

The indictment alleged three violent crimes committed in Corpus Christi, Texas, by La Raza Unida gang members, including a home invasion in which a man was shot and two other shootings at Corpus Christi nightclubs.


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