Merced Cambero - California - 2004 (CAPTURED!!) Sept 7, 2014 9:23:20 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 7, 2014 9:23:20 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: fbi.gov)
Merced "Shadow" Cambero is wanted by the FBI on civil rights violations charges. He was aired on AMW in 2006 during a 15 SOS Of Shame profile.
Cambero, a California native was a member of the Avenues gang in Highland Park, the Avenues being one of the oldest gangs in Los Angeles. The Avenues had a long-standing hatred of African-Americans and from 1995 to 2001, residents recounted incidents such as the attempted murder of a homeless man, racial slurs directed at a police officer, and human chalk outlines being drawn outside a home. On Apr 18, 1999, Cambero and five fellow Avenues gang members were patrolling the streets for rival gang members in a stolen van. Suddenly, they spotted a 38-year old African-American man named Kenneth Wilson making a u-turn and decided to kill him. Three of the gang members, including Cambero got out of the van and opened fire on Wilson, killing him. Since then, all five of Cambero's accomplices have been arrested in a 2004 indictment against the gang but Cambero remains at large.
Thoughts? This is a very troubling and underrated case imo. Tony Rafael's "The Mexican Mafia" goes into an entire chapter in great detail as to how innocent African-Americans in Los Angeles were being killed by Hispanic gangs such as the Avenues, this case being the main focus. Due to the civil rights violation charges and the $20,000 reward the FBI is offering, I've sometimes wondered if Cambero may one day make the FBI Top Ten List. As for his whereabouts, Cambero is probably in Mexico by now.
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