FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Sell-Crack-or-Die Defense is Now 0 for 2

October 16, 2009  | 

Rigoberto Valle testified recently in San Francisco court that he was told that he must sell crack or face death by gun or knife. The jury didn't buy the Honduran immigrant's "sell crack or die" defense, convicting him. Soon he'll be sentenced, and probably deported.

Now a jury has rejected the somewhat similar, arguably less compelling case of Jorge Jimenez. The 27-year-old former laborer from Mexico, arrested twice for dealing crack and deported at least once, was caught again in January dealing crack to an undercover SFPD officer. His defense? He had to do it, or the man who provided him with drugs might kill him.

Read full story at

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Judge Blocks Los Angeles Gang Enforcement Program
The order is believed to mark the first time a judge has blocked Los Angeles officials...
Video: Judge Releases Footage Showing Marshal Shooting Suspect That Attacked Witness in Utah Court
The 24 seconds of video shows Siale Angilau, a member of the Tongan Crips gang, standing...
Video: Georgia Officer Dragged 1 Mile While Suspects Toss Guns from Car
A Marietta, GA, police officer conducting a traffic stop was dragged down the road for...
Shootings at Chicago Gang Members' Funerals Getting 'Out of Control,' Police Say
Chicago-area officials trying to prevent funerals for gang members from turning into...

Police Magazine