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Bay Area Crime Watch: It’s hard out there for a pimp

Posted By Lynn Yu On Jun 14, 2012 @ 3:06 pm In News | Comments Disabled

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When you suspect your daughter of being pimped out [1] and prostituted around, the answer is vigilante action. Take the Batsuit out of the closet and the Batmobile of the cave, and make your way down to SoCal. Or at least that was the alleged solution for 38-year old San Franciscan Barry Gilton 37-year old girlfriend Lupe Mercado [2].

The story: The couple suspected 22-year old Calvin Sneed of exploiting their 17-year old daughter for prostitution and followed him down to North Hollywood. Sneed, a Compton resident, was apparently a member of the Nutty Block Crip street gang in Southern California, which must be a lot nuttier now that all this has gone down. He was shot in a drive-by that certainly did not resemble the Train song [3], and was wounded in the incident.

Then, he headed back up to the Bay to get his girl. Piss off the parentals once, you get shot. Piss off the parentals twice, you get killed.

Now the couple is being accused of murder (although they ardently deny it) and if convicted, Mercado could face 25 years to life in prison and Gilton could face life without parole.

Commissioner Gordon [4] a.k.a. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon does not condone vigilante action and states that the couple cannot claim “defense of the daughter” as a defense because said daughter was not in immediate danger during the shooting. The couple is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday and are being held on $2 million bail.

Will the pimp be avenged? Or will the parents escape punishment?

To be continued …

Image source: Mags_cat [5] under Creative Commons


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URLs in this post:

[1] pimped out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN0xK6bgQkQ

[2] 38-year old San Franciscan Barry Gilton 37-year old girlfriend Lupe Mercado: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/14/BAED1P2450.DTL

[3] Train song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzJvwtiW_s4

[4] Commissioner Gordon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gordon_(comics)

[5] Mags_cat: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mk1971/2110205333/

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