Oh, Hector. You really screwed the pooch on this one, didn't you?
Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin is the founder of the anti-gun and gang group "No Guns". He's been cited as having done a lot of good work for teens and against gang violence as an "ex" member of hte 18th Street Gang. Of course, that's the public story.
Back in March of last year, his son, aptly known as "Little Weasel" was nabbed in relation to a home invasion robbery. Hector himself was picked up for an illegal weapons charge and his daughter, Charleeda, got popped on suspicion of meth and marijuana possession.
Well, now Hector's really fucked up.
Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin, 51 -- who founded the one-time city-funded group "No Guns" in 1996, purportedly to work against gang and gun violence in the inner city -- is charged with the sale of an assault rifle, a machine gun, two pistols and two silencers, Susan Raichel, a spokeswoman with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms told the Los Angeles Times.When i first heard of Hector, in relation to his arrest last year, my take was that here's a guy who's doing something to make some changes. At what point does he get to find redemption? Then, just to point my hubris out to me, I got a few interesting bits of info on Hector and the fact that he's maybe not as squeaky clean as he was purported to be.
The most disturbing part of this whole saga is that, at one point, No Guns received over a million dollars as part of the city's anti-gang program, L.A. Bridges. I have to wonder what that money really went to buy.