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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 04:51 AM

San Francisco couple kill daughter's alleged pimp, cops say (SFGate)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/14/MNF01P1GIH.DTL

A San Francisco couple whose teenage daughter was allegedly being pimped by a Southern California man tracked him around the state, failing at one attempt to kill him before shooting him to death near Candlestick Park, authorities said Wednesday.

Attorneys for the couple say that they tried everything to rescue their daughter from Calvin Sneed, a 22-year-old alleged gang member from Compton (Los Angeles County), but that they didn't kill him.

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Eventually, they found out that the girl and Sneed were in North Hollywood, San Francisco police Officer David Nakasu said in the criminal complaint. On May 27, someone fired a 9 mm pistol into Sneed's car, and police believe that it was either Gilton or Mercado.

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On June 4, Sneed was in San Francisco, driving his Toyota Camry at Meade and LeConte avenues at 2 a.m., when someone - prosecutors say it was Gilton - shot him with a .40-caliber handgun. Sneed crashed into a parked car and died a short time later at San Francisco General Hospital.


I don't know ... the girl is a minor. I can't say this was the right thing to do (assuming they had anything to do with it at all), but I also can't imagine what kind of things I might be considering if my 17-year-old was being pimped out. I can imagine such a thing having a negative effect on my ability to think rationally.

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Reply San Francisco couple kill daughter's alleged pimp, cops say (SFGate) (Original post)
Shampoobra Jun 2012 OP
XemaSab Jun 2012 #1
Shampoobra Jun 2012 #3
XemaSab Jun 2012 #4
tkmorris Jun 2012 #2
sendero Jun 2012 #5
2pooped2pop Jun 2012 #6
closeupready Jun 2012 #7
EFerrari Jun 2012 #8
closeupready Jun 2012 #10
Marrah_G Jun 2012 #9
closeupready Jun 2012 #11
EFerrari Jun 2012 #12
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #13

Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:05 AM

1. I posted it earlier and it sank like a rock

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:17 AM

3. I just gave yours a k&r

Sorry for the dupe. Since it's the middle of the night, and the story is dated the 14th, I was sure it was new enough that I was breaking it here on DU.

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Response to Shampoobra (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:37 AM

4. Ain' no thang.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:15 AM

2. He needed killing

I don't give a fuck who did it, the world is a better place.

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Response to tkmorris (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:48 AM

5. If the defense can prove..

... he was pimping the daughter, the prosecution would not want me on that jury.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:58 AM

6. I say good for them

 

too bad about having to go to prison to save your daughter, but I get what they did.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:08 AM

7. How do we here know he was a pimp? I love how all vigilantism

 

posted here gets huzzahs and applause.

>>"They had gone out to local police agencies, agencies in Southern California - they had even tried talking to national organizations," said Eric Safire, Gilton's attorney. "Every place they turned to turned them away."<<

>>The couple's lawyers say their daughter accompanied Sneed to the hospital after the May 27 incident.<<

But hey, no need for a trial.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:14 AM

8. We only know the police think so -- probably because that's the only way

they can hang the shooting on the parents.

Many years ago, a young girl in my extended family began hooking and her parents tried everything to get her to come home. Had anything happened to her pimp, I have no doubt that her father would have been picked up, too, because he was a hunter and had guns at home and because he and his wife had tracked her all over the western states.

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:16 AM

10. Good points, thanks.

 

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:18 AM

9. I can sympathize

It's very, very hard to watch your child being manipulated by a bad person. I've been there and it took alot of self control not to act on my emotions. Then again, they may have saved their child and I haven't had contact with mine since she was 17......

Anyway, sad situation for all involved. The only one I do not feel badly for is the predator.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:16 AM

11. Agree.

 

nt

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:18 AM

12. That is sad and painful.

One of mine went out there and by some miracle, came back and straightened up but we've never really been close again. I finally had to just let go of it. It's not an easy thing to do or something that you only do once.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:37 AM

13. Assuming they got the right guy (always a risk in vigilantism) I can't say I blame them

 

Granted they still need to go on trial because we can't tolerate this kind of thing.

But if I were on the jury I wouldn't be too harsh in the sentencing.

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