Bronx Gang Member Gets Seven Years In Prison For Brutal Anti-Gay Attack

6a00d8341c730253ef0133f5173759970b-800wiNelson Falu, a member of the Latin King Goonies gang that in 2010 brutally attacked and sodomized two teen boys and a thirty year old-man, will serve seven years in prison for his role in the horrific crimes that took place in the Bronx, The New York Daily News reports:

Nelson Falu was among
eight members of the "Latin King Goonies" who tortured and beat two
teenage boys and a 30-year-old man over the course of several hours in a
Bronx home, while using anti-gay slurs. Prosecutors say the gang members sodomized two of the men with a
plunger, chained one to a chair, and used a cigarette lighter to inflict
burns. Falu, 20, and two other participants, took guilty pleas in June. Falu, who copped to a robbery plea, declined to say anything before his sentencing, and his victims were not in court. Prosecutor Theresa Gottlieb told Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven
Barrett her office made the plea offer because the victims don't want to
relive "the nightmare" on the witness stand. The cases against the other gang members are still pending.

Comments

  1. Stephen says

    This guy is a monster, and all he gets is 7 years? He probably will get out in less than 2 for “time served”. American justice system at its finest.

  2. kodiak says

    Is the fact that the victims refused to testify the reason a plea was copped? If so, why so light a plea? I imagine reliving the “nightmare” via testimony would have been traumatic, but I also think that going up on the stand against gang members could put them in harms way again. I wonder what else went into the decision not to testify?

  3. MIke says

    The Latin King Goonies, huh. They probably already have a branch in the prison he’s going to and when he comes back to the streets of Bronx in 2 years, he’ll be -what’s the term in Goodfellas? – “made”.

  4. UFFDA says

    I certainly hope he gets to experience multiple “plungers” in prison. What an animal. He should be sent to Russia.

  5. Duration & Convexity says

    The family of TRASH like this always rally around and support them with SICK commentary in the press making their spawn some angel.

    When I was growing up, my parents would hurt me if I stole an orange from a store. They would force me to face extra punishment, including working at the store for a month (for free)….at 11 years old.

    If I brutally hurt someone, they wouldn’t be smiling holding my hand, or praising me to the press like this piece of trashes family have been. May they all get their karma soon.

  6. Jersey Girl says

    I’d never say this and never have, but may he, and all the thug gang members AND their families who supported them get terminal diseases that force them to slow, painful agony. This right here is a bunch of barbarian beasts that don’t deserve anything.

  7. Two Dads says

    Swine. Evil. evil swine. And raised like that too, judging by the support they’ve been getting from they no good families. Swine.

  8. Kyle says

    They are smiling? The torture they made those boys go through was NAZI GERMANY like. And his family has nerve to crack any smile in front of the cameras?

    I agree with others. Karma. And may she be horrific to them.

  9. J. Alfonso says

    Don’t call him an animal. I have an animal at home. A rescued cocker spaniel mix who has shown my incredible kindness, approached every stranger with a lick, and visits sick children at the children’s hospital to comfort them. This is a monster. Animals are far more evolved than the monsters in this story.

  10. BamaMan says

    Do you all not remember the larry king trial when after the trial, jurors wore bracelets in support of the straight boy who shot the gay boy in cold blood?
    There’s very little justice for crimes against gay people in our nation.

  11. Klien says

    And its because of cases like this and stories like these I roll up my sleeves and fight for LGBT. And so should all of us.

  12. Domino says

    Huh? I’ve never even HEARD about this case. This is vile. Why were there not more attention placed on this story? Even if the victims were straight, LGBT groups had a duty to mandate press, and a swift national response about this. Was this even given much national attention? I live in the east coast and hardly heard about it.

  13. Lee says

    Sounds to me like before trying to clean up Russia, it do us some good as American LGBT to be just as passionate, engaged, and involved in fighting for respect, rights and protection within our own streets?

  14. Rowan says

    LEE what about both?? Have you heard of the term short and long term strategies?? Or a plan? Or macro and micro problems?

    You’re not that smart but let me give you a clue: Your domestic issues will require different KINDS of people to fight that cause. For example, something like this happening in inner cities to ethnic minorities? It wouldn’t work particularly well to have a white upper middle class liberal go into that neighborhood to campaign OR to speak nationally about the issue. Riiight? Likewise the ones to do with white right wing conservatives in red states would not to do well with people from a different state who are atheists and liberals, try and go there to fight the issue.

    This isn’t rocket science and is the reason why so many campaigns FAIL. Target the right people to fight in the right areas.

    As an educated liberal who is not good at one to one situations and likes to see where there money goes-I put my energy on macro issues like these that have a bigger impact on the world as a whole.

  15. ratbastard says

    Some of you are funny. How many reading this are familiar with the Bronx and the neighborhoods this occurred in? It the epitome of everything that’s wrong with many aspects [not all, but many] of ‘progressive’ social engineering and social policies in America over the past half century.

    Here’s a clue; violence is THE NORM in their part of The Bronx. Has been for 50 plus years, but became very, very bad from the 1970s onwards. All the housing projects, section 8, WIC, food stamps, SSI, etc., etc., [and uncontrolled and out of control immigration, especially illegal] has not and will not make everything better. The only difference I can see from over say the past 30 years [and from what I’ve been told by very reliable and honest people who remember the 60s and 70s] that has improved is:

    1) Murders are way down, but this is due to many things, including superior trauma treatment for gunshot victims, and vigorous pro-active police procedures and activity in the worse neighborhoods and housing projects. Also, locking violent offenders up for LONG periods of time helps tremendously. But, if they do 10 years and are still relatively young when they come back to the streets, expect elevated levels of extreme violence.

    2) Many ‘ghetto’ neighborhoods I remember well as a child 25-30 years ago looked like post WW2 Germany or something out of a zombie movie. Almost all have been fixed up and they look far better, even nice, compared to the bad old days of the 70s and 80s, early 90s. DON’T BE FOOLED by how ‘nice’ and ‘normal’ everything may now look; the mentality is still alive and well.

    People get shot, stabbed, assaulted, ‘tortured’ EVERY DAY in bad parts of The Bronx and other urban areas of the country. It’s so friggin commonplace, no one notices anymore. People hear ‘drive by shooting’ in such and such neighborhood, and immediately lose interest. People here a body is found in such and such neighborhood and no one bats an eyelash [unless of course it’s a pretty white girl from a middle or upper middle class background, then there will be ‘outrage’.

  16. ratbastard says

    Some of you are funny. How many reading this are familiar with the Bronx and the neighborhoods this occurred in? It the epitome of everything that’s wrong with many aspects [not all, but many] of ‘progressive’ social engineering and social policies in America over the past half century.

    Here’s a clue; violence is THE NORM in their part of The Bronx. Has been for 50 plus years, but became very, very bad from the 1970s onwards. All the housing projects, section 8, WIC, food stamps, SSI, etc., etc., [and uncontrolled and out of control immigration, especially illegal] has not and will not make everything better. The only difference I can see from over say the past 30 years [and from what I’ve been told by very reliable and honest people who remember the 60s and 70s] that has improved is:

    1) Murders are way down, but this is due to many things, including superior trauma treatment for gunshot victims, and vigorous pro-active police procedures and activity in the worse neighborhoods and housing projects. Also, locking violent offenders up for LONG periods of time helps tremendously. But, if they do 10 years and are still relatively young when they come back to the streets, expect elevated levels of extreme violence.

    2) Many ‘ghetto’ neighborhoods I remember well as a child 25-30 years ago looked like post WW2 Germany or something out of a zombie movie. Almost all have been fixed up and they look far better, even nice, compared to the bad old days of the 70s and 80s, early 90s. DON’T BE FOOLED by how ‘nice’ and ‘normal’ everything may now look; the mentality is still alive and well.

    People get shot, stabbed, assaulted, ‘tortured’ EVERY DAY in bad parts of The Bronx and other urban areas of the country. It’s so friggin commonplace, no one notices anymore. People hear ‘drive by shooting’ in such and such neighborhood, and immediately lose interest. People here a body is found in such and such neighborhood and no one bats an eyelash [unless of course it’s a pretty white girl from a middle or upper middle class background, then there will be ‘outrage’.

  17. Rowan says

    Butchbear, if you don’t get it…you don’t. I’m not gonna waste my time explaining it, I find some of these arguments that go round and round on these blogs mainly wasteful unless people try to be intelligent and less personal.

  18. Charlie says

    So we’ve all pretty much accepted that Ratbastard is Rick but meant to be the more watered down version of Rick, but still Rick, right? This last tangent proved it.

  19. ratbastard says

    Where’s Falu’s father? Same old,same old…always the dude’s mom, sister[s], grand ma show up, shout, scream, say what a good kid they are, etc., but dad is almost always absent. And when he is present, father and son have different last names. Here’s a clue: if you’ve ever wondered why kids in these kinds of stories almost always have different last names from mom, dad, fellow siblings, it’s because mom is scamming the welfare system. She’ll get far more goodies if she’s single with children, especially if she had an ‘abusive’ BF or husband. Siblings are also often half brothers and sisters; mom has had kids with multiple men, another reason why they have different last names.

    True story:

    A very nice and decent guy I know from El Salvador took his wife to the hospital for some issue. Social workers separated the two, and when they were alone with his wife, they asked her all kinds of questions about him abusing her, beating her and so-on. They suggested or said outright that she’d get a lot more $ and other benefits if she divorced him on grounds of abuse. Bear in mind, she was not and isn’t abused, and she wasn’t in the hospital for anything that had to do with an injury consistent with abuse. They were both scandalized with what happened, and he told me the story in hushed tones and a dead serious face, which is unusual for a guy who is very good natured.

    Our social policies and social services INDUSTRY are completed effed up.

  20. Rowan says

    Rat,personally nothing of what you are saying is incorrect but doesn’t mean something should not be done?

    But like I said, only the communities in those parts or people who understand the mindset there, will be listened to if they try and fight the issues there.

    Rat, we should never ‘GIVE UP’ on places because they are so bad. That’s how you get ghost town cities with literally their own archaic rules lead by ONLY gang members.

  21. jamal49 says

    Punk soon to be major prison butt-boy. I wish him misery, despair, loneliness and humiliation.

  22. Wayne Young says

    The prosecutor’s reasoning for a plea deal is appalling. Again, we are victimizing the victims. Why is it that because they do not want to relive the horror of these brutal crimes, that their case is some how invalidated and reduced in the eyes of the court. Again, appalling.

  23. Munro says

    If you want to be in a pack like a dog and gang up on people, I’m thinking you should be put down like one.

  24. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “Has been for 50 plus years, but became very, very bad from the 1970s onwards. All the housing projects, section 8, WIC, food stamps, SSI, etc., etc., [and uncontrolled and out of control immigration, especially illegal] has not and will not make everything better…”

    Ratbastard,

    some older folks who’ve lived in the Bronx for over 60 years say that they had a stable neighnborhood until ‘city planners” expanded the Cross Bronx Expressway. It basically tore the Bronx in half, destroyed neighborhood businesses and greatly dropped property values.

    In your description of the horrid living conditions in the Bronx you forgot to mention the Cross Bronx Highway.

  25. ratbastard says

    @Derrick,

    I agree with you. That was a significant event. It was repeated in cities all over the country. Of course ‘urban renewal’ from the late 50s-60s was also a disaster. The real impetus for urban decay and decline dates from the construction of the interstate highways system in the 50s and 60s. This made it possible for people to live in suburbs. The housing industry as we know it today was created, and all those new suburban homes needed to be filled up. I understand where you’re coming from, Derrick, And I know what blockbusting was and is.

  26. Franklin says

    It’s pathetic when people don’t show up to court to confront their attackers, and the attackers families.

    It’s even more pathetic to just focus on violent crimes against gay people. As others have noted, poverty creates violence.

    But you go on and try to change Russia, when there are plenty of problems here that you don’t care about until it hits one of “your own”, whatever THAT really means, since a lot of middle class and rich queens really could not care any less about anything than what’s int heir own little pathetic gay ghetto social circles.

  27. Pookie says

    Poverty, absent fathers, crime, fodder for the US prison industry – it’s the same old crapula as always.

    You want justice ? Stop being pawns in the partisan political games that keep the poor poor and ignorant, and keep the crimes of the rich essentially ignored and untouchable.

  28. andrew says

    This is yet another example of how soft the American justice system is on VIOLENT THUGS like this. He will be out in less than three if he acts like a good boy in prison. DISGUISTING!!!