Friday, March 10, 2006

Irony, Thy Name Is Little Weasel

Downey, CA

As usual, I'm going to go with my gut, here. I don't have all the facts. I don't know the people involved. That in mind, this story pisses me off.

A former gang leader who founded an anti-gang center in Hawthorne called No Guns was arrested Thursday when police found him with a handgun.

Hector Marroquin Sr., 49, of Downey was taken into custody when police raided his home looking for his son, Hector Marroquin Jr., a reputed gang member nicknamed "Little Weasel," Hawthorne police Lt. Tom Jester said.

Back in 1998, Hector Marroquin, opened an anti-gang center called No Guns in Hawthorne. From what little I can see, it looks like he was really trying to turn things around.

Yes, he is an ex-felon. He has been convicted and has done time. He was grabbed and acquitted in '98 for gun possession. Last year he was arrested "on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and false imprisonment". The charges were dropped.

In looking for his son, who is suspected of taking part in a home invasion robbery in December, the police also arrested Hector Sr. and his daughter Charleeda. A handgun was found in Hector Sr.'s bedroom along with a small quantity of marijuana. Charleeda was grabbed on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

I'm not condoning his past, or hell, anyone's for that matter. Mr. Marroquin got to where he is in his life through a combination of choices and responses to an ugly and violent environment. He also appears to have helped out a lot of kids through the same means.

No person is going to come to a realization that things need to be turned around and suddenly become Mother fucking Teresa. So he has some pot. BFD. So he's got a gun. He lives in the middle of gang territory with a son who goes by the name "Little Weasel", for chrissakes. Not having a gun there is like not having a gun in Texas. It's socially unacceptable and possibly suicidal.

I'm glad Hector Jr. is in custody. If he committed the crime, lock his ass up. But the charges against Hector Sr. sound trumped up. Is he the subject of a wider investigation? Or is Hawthorne PD just fucking with him because they can?

At what point does a person earn redemption? And who judges it? There's a wide gap between law and justice, and justice rarely wins out.

So, am I talking out my ass here? Does anyone know this guy? Know the organization? Is he really a monster and the cops are doing us all a favor for throwing his ass in jail? Or are they just being stereotypical assholes?

9 comments:

gurl said...

I understand all the facts arent known. i know how No Guns is portrayed to the public. and i know how hector Sr. is in turn portrayed to the public. I dont disagree that the PD can be wrong alot of the time, but dont feel sorry for this guy, he is definitely getting what he deserves.

Hector Sr. is not a great guy. he used to own 2 aprtment buildings and a 2-home lot in Lennox, before he lost one aprtment building and the homes. while he still had the property, he was more of a slum lord than a landlord. he cheated many of his tenants out of rent, even as he knew he was losing the property, he failed to inform any of the tenants, and collected rent for the next month. Besides his wife, Hector Sr. is known to have had a few girlfriends on the side, and when angered, or intoxicated it doesnt seem unlikely that an argument with one girlfriend could turn into full-fledged kidnapping. Hector has lost quite a bit of his influence over gangs and neighborhoods, but that has not changed his ability to be an overbearing tyrant.

so...hector jr...i dont know why they didnt publish this, but the reson hector jr. goes by "little weasel" (or sometimes "little hector") is because his predecessor - his father - went by "weasel". Little hector is also involved in the NO Guns program, but unlike his father, has failed to keep his private life from marring his public image like his father has done so far. Hector Sr. is very careful about his business, even going so far as to avoid bankruptcy by putting some properties in family members names, leaving their credits marked and not his. The police suspect both father and son of being at least somwhat involved in quite a few crimes, but have not been able to find substantial evidence. but listen, these suspicions are definitely justified. so dont feel sorry for Mr. Marroquin for being busted for this small crime, its only cuz hes good at showing at putting up a clean facade to certain people that he hasnt ended up facing worse consequences so far.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Gurl, thank you very much for the information. It's very enlightening.

It's easy for me to get caught up in a rant based on incomplete information, and easy to forget that there's always more than one side to any story.

At best, I am an asshat with a soapbox and a bullhorn. Thank yo for reminding me that there are shades of gray to every situation.

Anonymous said...

I know these people personally because they helped me out with my own sons that were once in gangs too. Beleive me when i say that Hawthorne Police Department lt.getts has been trying his best to fuck with them and the whole community. Hawthorne Police are real dirty and they get away with so much okay. Its real funny how a Hawthorne Police Officer kills a women crossing the street just because he was driving fast and not responsing to any pursuit, for that matter but still gets to work. He was only assigned to desk duty. If it was me or a Marroquin they would lock us up for life. Oh this is going to get real dirty when they find out that Hector Jr. was not involved in any Robbery or Home Invasion that day. My mother is a key wittness of that incident so watch out for when the media finds out about Det. Getts and all his dirty work he's been getting away with.

Anonymous said...

talk about personal vendetta what is up with the hawthorne police department anyways how is it that they can serve a warrant outside of their jurisdiction with out an escort from the local police. and how is it possible to serve a warrant after it has already been used are they recycable? Everyone is quick to jump on the wagon to persecute and throw stones,but do they really know the situation that this tweaked out so called eye witness that sells information for these dirty cops in the first place how is she credible was mr marroquin actually there, ask a tweaker everyone is always somewhere, wether they are visible or not.

Anonymous said...

Gurl is for sure a cop

Anonymous said...

Now what, fools?

Anonymous said...

This crook had everything coming to him and as for him being from 18 st get it right a former 18 st er know one from 18 street want anything to do with the dude !! he a tax collector , a murder, cheat on his wife with many many women. even a child molester he been with girls a young as 14 yrs old .
this is a sick dude.
personally no the guy he no good the people of Cudahy did not like him they new his bar was a cover up. every thing you heard about him trust me it so true he thought he was untouchable. now he been touched.
He brought his kids up to be crooks just like him what sick person would do that to his children .
Had his alcololic wife home well he was out with all his other women.
This is a monster him and his family got what been coming to them there is a god.

MIKAELA CARRILLO said...

WOW!!! THIS IS ALL A SHOCKING NEWS TOO ME. I MEAN I DO KNOW HOW THE DAD WAS A GANG MEMBER BEFORE AND MAYBE EVEN THE SON, BUT IS NOT FARE... IS NOT FARE HOW YOUR PAST CAN JUST TURN AROUND AND BITE YOU IN THE ASS. AFTER YOU DID CHANGED "N" ALL. AND WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THIS NON-SENCE I'M READING ABOUT HOW BIG HECTOR BROUGHT UP HIS CHILFDREN TO BE LIKE HIM... I MEAN YEAH PARENT'S DO HAVE A BIG INFLUENCE ON THERE KID'S BUT SOME- TIMES, OFTEN, HAVE NO CONTROL OF WHAT THEY MAY BECOME... I MEAN THERE IS PEOPLE THAT ARE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND POLICE OFFICERS THAT HAVE MANY "OUTLAWS" IN THERE FAMILY, MANY... = ( SAD BUT TRUE... SOMETIMES... YOU KNOW, MAYBE JUST SOMETIMES, PEOPLE DO CHANGE... TAKE IT FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. EVEN THOUGH THIS SUBJECT AIN'T ABOUT ME... BUT, THEM. (EXAMPLE) "I KNOW- THAT- FAMILY"... CAN'T SAY VERY WELL. BUT WELL ENOUPH TO KNOW THAT HALF OF THIS NON-SENCE OR MAYBE EVEN 75% IS ALL BULL... HAWTHORNE IS MOST DEFINATELY IN FOR BREAKING THERE BALLS ( "MARROQUIN'S" )... IS THIS EVEN LEGAL AND ABOUT "LAW" OR IS IT ALL JUST PERSONAL... HAS ANYBODY EVER HEARD SUCH THING AS "COP-BANGING," CAUSE I HAVE... AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THERE DOING! THEY ARE GANGSTER'S WITH BATCHES... HOW SAD... DURTY DURRRTY DURRRRRTY COP'S... HOW SAD IS THAT WHEN IN THEM WE CAN'T EVEN FIND TRUST... I AM A WOMEN AND NOT TO TALK DOWN ON "THE OFFICERS" OR ANYTHING, BUT THERE HAS BEEN SITUATION'S WHERE I'VE WITNESSED DURTY TRANSACTIONS BY THEM... AND BEEN OFFERED ANYWHERE FROM MONEY TO GRUGS TO SLEEP WITH THEM... THAT IS JUST SICK. I AM A WOMEN OF RESPECT... NOT NO CHEAP PROSTITUTE... I MEAN WHO CAN WE TRUST??? CAN WE FIND TRUST IN THESE GANG MEMBER'S THAT REALLY DID MAKE A DIFFENCE, I MEAN "REALLY" WOULD YOU TRUST YOUR CHILD WITH ONE... LET'S SAY A PAROLEE! WOULD YOU GIVE THIS CONVICT THE PERMISSION TO TAKE YOUR CHILD ON A CAMPING TRIP ALONG WITH OTHER EX- FELON'S OR GANGMEMBERS... I MEAN WERE TALKING ABOUT 13-17 YRS. OF AGE. "ALL" NEW ADDITION TO THE GANG MEMBER SOCIETY... LET'S SAY, ALL THIS KID'S DIDN'T GET ALONG IN SCHOOL. AT FIRST, FOR GANG BANGING REASONS. THEN LIL. HECTOR MARROQUIN. AND, BIG HECTOR MARROQUIN. ALONG WITH OTHER EX-GANG MEMBERS COME ALONG TALK TO THE SCHOOLS, TO THE PARENT'S TAKE THESE KID'S ON THIS TRIP AND MADE A DIFFERENCE... I'M TALKING ABOUT HISPANIC'S, AFRICAN AMERICAN'S CRYP'S, BLOOD'S DIFFERENT GANGS... NONE OF THEM SPOKE ON THE WAY TO THE TRIP OR GOT ALONG... SPENT 3-4 DAY'S WITH EACH OTHER OUT IN BIG BEAR CAMPING. AND BY THE TIME THEY CAME BACK THEY ALL GOT ALONG AND BECAME FRIEND'S IN SCHOOL AND EVEYTHING... I MEAN THE VIBE AND THE HATE ON THAT TRIP WAS SOMETHING ELSE... I MEAN HOW IS IT THAT KIDS AS EARLY AS THAT AGE HAVE SO MUCH HATE WITH EACH-OTHER TO THE POINT TEY'D WANNA KILL EACH-OTHER... WHY? FOR WHAT? ONLY WITHIN THEMSELVES THEY KNOW... BUTWHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT WHEN A SIMPLE LITTLE ARGUMENT JUMPED OF ON THE WAY TO THE TRIP LIL. HECTOR STOPPED THE VEHICLE GOT THE KIDS OFF THE VAN AND REGULATED... PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY NOT IN A GANGSTER WAY EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ROUPH BUT IN A WAY WHERE HE MADE SENCE AND MADE THE LITTLE YOUNGSTERS UNDERSTAND AND HAVE A WHOLE DIFFERENT OPINION ON THERE BELIEVES... "SHITT" ME NOT, THEY ALL HAD A GREAT TIME.... WHEN TO NICE RESTAURANTS TO EAT AT. WENT TO PLACES THEY AIN'T NEVER BEEN AT BEFORE... CAUSE THERE LOW INCOME FAMILIES THAT CAN'T AFFORD IT IT... "MAN" DID THEY HAVE A GREAT TIME LOT'S OF FUN ACTIVITIES... THERE ALL FRIENDS NOW... DIFFERENT RACES AND EVERYTHING... I SEEN THE SMILE LIL. HECTORS FACE WAS AS IF HE WAS HAPPY TO KNOW THAT HE MADE A DIFFERENCE.... HOW DO I KNOW TIS YOU ASK YOUR-SELF CAUSE I WAS THERE AND SEEN FOR MY-SELF... THERE WAS NO CAMERAS OR THE NEWS OR ANYONE THERE THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO IMPRESS JUST THE KID'S AND THEM... THAT WAS NICE... HOW COME THEY CAN'T PUT THAT SHITT ON THE NEWS... AND TALK ABOUT IT... IMAGINE HOW MANY DEATHS AND KILLING THEY PROBLY PREVENTED... "DAYUUUMMMMM." IMAGINE THAT... EACH DAY MADE A DOFFERENCE... SO THEY FOUND A GUN ON HIM AT HIS HOME... "WOW" JUST CAUSE HE CHANGED HIS LIFE AROUND DOES'NT MEAN EVERY SINGLE GANG MEMBER IN HIS AREA DID, I MEAN HE STILL HAD ENEMYS AND ALOT MORE THIS TIME CAUSE THESE GANGSTERS DID'NT UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE WAS DOING THEY FELT LIKE NAHH!!! FUCK THAT "HIS A BITCH" WHAT DOES HE THINK HE IS A PEACEMAKER... NAHH!!!!! IN THERE EYES HE WAS WRONG AND THEY FELT LIKE HE TURNES HIS BACK ON THEM... SO OF-COURSE I MEAN I DON'T BLAME HIM FOR HAVING A WEAPON IN HIS HOME... HE HAS ENEMYS THAT WAN'T REVENGE ALL OVER FROM THE MOMENT HE STEP'S OUT OF HIS HOME AND GOE'S TO WORK WITH THESE KID'S AND THE MOMENT HE COMES HOME... I MEAN DAYUUUMM HE HAS CHILDREN OF HIS OWN HE HAS TO PROTECT AT HOME... YEAH HE CHANGED HE DID... BUT HE AIN'T PERFECT AND NOT EVERYBODY AT HIS SURROUNDINGS CHANGED SO "YEAH" I DON'T BLAME HIM... HE AIN'T "GOD" HE CAN'T CHANGE EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD HE CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH... THERE FOR I RESPECT THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY... IT TAKES TIME TO DO A CHANGE LIKE THAT... THEY DID AS MUCH AS THEY COULD... WHAT BETTER THEN TO SPEAK TO A TEENAGER THAT IS IN A GANG THEN AN EX-GANG MEMBER HIM-SELF THAT HAS BEEN THERE DONE THAT... AND ABOUT THIS CASE THAT LIL.HECTOR HAS WHICH YOU ALL ALSO, KNOW BY LIL.WEASEL IS A BULLSHITT CASE I MEAN MAN HOW MANY TIMES CAN THE STORIE CHANGE... ASK YOUR-SELF... THERE'S OBIOUSLY A GIRL THAT IS MAD ABOUT SOMETHING AND IS LYING... BUT HEY WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE... "I KNOW" HE IS INNOCENT AND NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT I'VE HEARD... BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT I'VE SEEN... AND IF YOU ASK ME... LOL... THAT IS SOMETHING LIL. HECTOR WOULD NEVER DO... HE HAS A MOTHER THAT HE LOVES DEARLY AND VERY MUCH AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING OR ANYBODY HE WOULD EVER HAVE RESPECT FOR IS A WOMEN... AND PLEASE GURL'S NEXT TIME YOUR MAD AT A MAN ABOUT SOMETHING MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT... CAUSE LYING AIN'T GONNA GET YOU KNOW WHERE... THERE IS "GOD" AND ONLY HE WILL JUDGE THE DAY OF JUDGEMNT... REMEMBER THAT...

Anonymous said...

WHAT GURL IS SAYING IS ALL TRUE..HE IS A SLIM NO GOOD FOR NOTHING ALL THOUGH FOR HIS WIFE I BELIVE SHE WAS ANOTHER VICTIM OF THIS AWFUL REDICULESS WANNA BE GOOD MAN...HE WOULD BEAT HER UP AND PRACTICALLY HAD HER LIVING AS HIS SLAVE...SHE LEARN TO LOVE HIM BUT GOT TO THE POINT THAT SHE BOOKED ON HIMM LOL .... HE IS A CHILD MOLESTER THAT HAS MOLESTED HIS OWN DAUGHTERS... HE NEVER TOOK PEACE SERIOUSLY HE ALSO USED SO MANY PEOPLE TO WORK AS A NON PROFIT ORG.. AND NEVER WOULD PAY THEM A DIME KNOWING DAM WELL HE WAS COLLECTING ALL THAT MONEY.... BACK IN THE DAYS AND STILL WAS A CRACK HEAD HE USTO SMOKE CRACK WITH YOUNGSTERS AND PREACH HE WAS ALL FOR THE PEACE I AM SO GLAD HES COVER FINALLY WAS SHOWN AND AS FOR HIS DAUGHTERS WELL WHAT CAN YOU SAY MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO.... HE DESERVES EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPEN AND MORE.... AND IT WAS ABOUT TIME HE SWEAR HE WAS THE KING BUT HE WAS THE KING OF CROOKES...GOD BLESS AMERICA......FOR PUTTING A SHOW OFF AWAY WERE HE BELONGS..... AS FOR HIS SON ANOTHER CROOKE WOULD CHEAT AND BEAT HIS FORMER WIFE BUT SEE UNLIKE CHARLOTTE SHE HAD BALLS AND LEFT HIM... YOU KNOW THEY LIVED THE GOOD LIFE USING OTHERS AND NEVER CARE ABOUT WHAT OTHERS WENT THROUGH... THE LITTLE HELP TEY GAVE WAS ALL A COVER UP THEY COULDN'T ALWAYS JUST DO BAD OFCOURSE THEY USED WHAT EVER THEY COULD TO LOOK AS IF THEY CARE OF OUR COMMUNITIES.. IVE NONE THIS FAMILY FOR OVER 15 YRS AND THE DAY I LEFT THE ORG... WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE...I WAS ALSO THREATEN BY BIG WEASEL BUT I NEVER FEARD HIM HE IS NOTHING BUT JUST A BITCH......IM NOT TALKING JUST TO TALK IM ALL THE FACT ARE TRUE....