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    Taylorsville, KY A Spencer County man who was allegedly growing a considerable amount of marijuana inside his house is recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg today. State police detectives went to a hospital to interview Danny Walden about the gunshot wound and were told it was accidental.

    State police say troopers went to Walden's home and say they were greeted with a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. They say in a report that 37 marijuana plants were found growing in a closet and 78 more were in a crawl space. Four surveillance cameras and monitors were discovered along with several guns.

    Police say Walden did, in fact, shoot himself by accident, while attempting to arm a booby trap.

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    Man Hurt Setting Booby-Trap
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    A bizarre story out of Spencer county.

    Kentucky State Police say a man trying to protect his indoor marijuana plants, accidentally shot himself after trying to set a booby trap.

    Danny Walden was taken to University of Louisville hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg.

    KSP's Hazardous Devices Unit found and removed the single booby-trapped rifle that shot Walden.

    Troopers also confiscated a total of 115 marijuana plants.

    Four surveillance cameras and monitors were also found.

    The investigation is ongoing.
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    Something to be aware of for sure, but I have a feeling that the boobytraps were intended for other not so savory characters more then it was intended for the poilice or fire department.
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    I agree he was protecting his crops from thief.The problem is that the trap does not cull thieves or first responders.I hope this guy gets a harsh sentence.
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    Another word of caution......meth cookers are famous for setting up booby traps for police AND firefighters, so when you get that call and the fire is at a suspected meth cook, watch your six.

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    In our first in area, we have grown to be very aware of booby traps. We have a HUGE gang area with emphasis on a gang known as MS-13. We've been on several fires in our slum area apartments where they have been set ablaze. We have found everything from containers of gasoline attached to walls/ceilings in adjoing rooms, holes cut in floors covered by rugs/carpets, things rigged to fall from ceilings, etc.

    There is also a $25,000 bounty from that gang for killing anyone wearing a uniform in our area...feel the love yet???

    I love my job...LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOBY14B
    In our first in area, we have grown to be very aware of booby traps. We have a HUGE gang area with emphasis on a gang known as MS-13. We've been on several fires in our slum area apartments where they have been set ablaze. We have found everything from containers of gasoline attached to walls/ceilings in adjoing rooms, holes cut in floors covered by rugs/carpets, things rigged to fall from ceilings, etc.

    There is also a $25,000 bounty from that gang for killing anyone wearing a uniform in our area...feel the love yet???

    I love my job...LOL.
    I've talked about this gang here before. Also known as "Mara Salvatrucha", they are extremely violent. They are across the country and are into drugs, weapons, extortion and even the export of stolen cars. Not sure about the bounty (first I've heard of that) they have a history of murdering police officers.

    Here's an article from Newsweek: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7244879/...wsweek/page/2/

    BTW, Pay attention to the graffiti in your area. Certain signs such as upside down crowns, signs such as MSXIII or what appear to be Nazi signs with dots mean you may have a problem. Call this kind of tagging to the attention of law enforcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    I've talked about this gang here before. Also known as "Mara Salvatrucha", they are extremely violent. They are across the country and are into drugs, weapons, extortion and even the export of stolen cars. Not sure about the bounty (first I've heard of that) they have a history of murdering police officers.

    Here's an article from Newsweek: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7244879/...wsweek/page/2/

    BTW, Pay attention to the graffiti in your area. Certain signs such as upside down crowns, signs such as MSXIII or what appear to be Nazi signs with dots mean you may have a problem. Call this kind of tagging to the attention of law enforcement.
    Yeah, they are very violent. The gang has expanded into our area, Charlotte NC, Wash DC, Fairfax, and maybe a couple other places.

    The bounty resulted from PD using some fire gear for a PD incident to "fool" the gang, or so I've been told. Until that the bounty was for a PD officer, then it was changed. This information has been verified by our PD gang unit's informants. Apparently the "upper brass" in LA have been unsatisfied by the lack of high profile killings by this gang in our area. They have even sent some "higher ups" from LA to our area. Since then the violence has increased dramatically.

    Graffiti...our entire area is graffiti. When we see the MS13 calling with another painted over it, we anticipate violence soon...and we've never deen disappointed.

    Our first in area has been going downhill for several years. We can sit outside our station and hear automatic gunfire many nights. We've had drive-by killings with a few hundred yards of our station, it's quite interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't get some sort of ballistic protection in the near future.

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    Here is another article that describes the gang's migration east, including our county.

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3606102/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOBY14B
    Yeah, they are very violent. The gang has expanded into our area, Charlotte NC, Wash DC, Fairfax, and maybe a couple other places.

    The bounty resulted from PD using some fire gear for a PD incident to "fool" the gang, or so I've been told. Until that the bounty was for a PD officer, then it was changed. This information has been verified by our PD gang unit's informants. Apparently the "upper brass" in LA have been unsatisfied by the lack of high profile killings by this gang in our area. They have even sent some "higher ups" from LA to our area. Since then the violence has increased dramatically.

    Graffiti...our entire area is graffiti. When we see the MS13 calling with another painted over it, we anticipate violence soon...and we've never deen disappointed.

    Our first in area has been going downhill for several years. We can sit outside our station and hear automatic gunfire many nights. We've had drive-by killings with a few hundred yards of our station, it's quite interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't get some sort of ballistic protection in the near future.
    My friend, you are very wise. My response was geared to those who do not have the experience level you do.

    This gang is even in little tranquil Morris County, NJ.

    You are also right about the graffiti. There are officers who can "read" this graffiti like they can read a book. When you see conflicting graffiti, it's all over but the shooting.

    BTW< we have discussed this issue of PD wearing fire gearon here many times before. It is never, ever, a good idea. For reasons you can clearly testify to.

    Stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOBY14B
    In our first in area, we have grown to be very aware of booby traps. We have a HUGE gang area with emphasis on a gang known as MS-13. We've been on several fires in our slum area apartments where they have been set ablaze. We have found everything from containers of gasoline attached to walls/ceilings in adjoing rooms, holes cut in floors covered by rugs/carpets, things rigged to fall from ceilings, etc.

    There is also a $25,000 bounty from that gang for killing anyone wearing a uniform in our area...feel the love yet???

    I love my job...LOL.
    I'm so sick of hearing about these scum. I wish someone had the balls to bring the hammer down on these thugs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KemalT
    I'm so sick of hearing about these scum. I wish someone had the balls to bring the hammer down on these thugs...
    Easier said than done...at least in our area.

    These guys are smarter than one would think. Plus, they have ALOT of money!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOBY14B
    Easier said than done...at least in our area.

    These guys are smarter than one would think. Plus, they have ALOT of money!!

    Stay safe man...I just got hired on an ambulance service, made be a bit uncomfortable realizing one of the outside compts. has flak jackets in it.
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    Hey Scooby, where you located? I am in WV in the eastern panhandle and the word is they are moving into the Winchester VA and Martinsburg WV area as we speak. I did have the satisfaction of helping bringing down some top level Mexican cocaine cartel members in my recent task force days, but MS13 is a way different story.

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    Damn - thought this was about bras!

    On a serious note - why arent gangs considered terrorists? If people are afraid to go somewhere because of fear of injury or being caught in a violent situation - isnt that terrorism? So why doesnt the government do SOMETHING about domestic terrorism - send em to gitmo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOBY14B

    We can sit outside our station and hear automatic gunfire many nights. We've had drive-by killings with a few hundred yards of our station, it's quite interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't get some sort of ballistic protection in the near future.
    With an alleged bounty on your heads, and drive-by's going on, do you think it wise to sit out in front of the station?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball
    With an alleged bounty on your heads, and drive-by's going on, do you think it wise to sit out in front of the station?
    It's actually behind the station, and I'm not gonna be a prisoner in my fire station.

    One question...have you flown on an airplane since 9/11? If so, do you think it's wise with the knowing that terrorists have and may fly them into buildings? And if you haven't, is it because of the terrorists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave404
    Damn - thought this was about bras!

    On a serious note - why arent gangs considered terrorists? If people are afraid to go somewhere because of fear of injury or being caught in a violent situation - isnt that terrorism? So why doesnt the government do SOMETHING about domestic terrorism - send em to gitmo!
    It is because the fear that is caused in the public is not the intentions of the gangs but mearly a byproduct of thier actions.

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    We are hearing more and more about gangs in my area too....not to the point where there are violent outbursts amongst rival gangs but word has it they are moving in in small numbers...Ran a brush fire couple months ago and found some Graffiti tags on a couple abandoned houses near our public works building from the bloods....whether or not it was some kids messing around it was there...and we notified the police about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashton
    It is because the fear that is caused in the public is not the intentions of the gangs but mearly a byproduct of thier actions.
    CASHTON - Fear is a part of terrorism. All a terrorist organization is is a gang with money and an ideal to change to world. A street gang wants to change the hood - what happens when everyone gives up and lets a gang take over - Im sure it would be a glorious way to live......naaa gangs should be dealt with in the same manner, get rid of em - what good are they?
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