Man Dies After Being Shot at Federal Courthouse

Annie Knox and Brady McCombs, SFGate, April 22, 2014

Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.

A U.S. marshal opened fire on Angilau–a 25-year-old “Tongan Crip” gang member known on the street as “C-Down”–shooting him several times in front of shocked jurors, lawyers and courtroom watchers. He died hours later.

Siale Angilau

Siale Angilau

The shooting turned a new and secure federal courthouse that opened its doors just one week ago into a site of terror and alarm. Nobody else was hurt, but those in the courtroom were stunned by the sudden turn of events. A mistrial was declared, with U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell saying in her order that jurors were visibly shaken and upset.

“It was kind of traumatizing,” said Sara Jacobson, who was in the courtroom to support her grandmother who was scheduled to testify in Angilau’s trial.

Her father, Perry Cardwell, was with her and said Angilau was shot at least six times as he attacked the witness, who collapsed to the ground. As he recounted the scene, Cardwell said he remembers hearing somebody yell to get down.

The witness, who was not injured, appeared to be in his mid-20s and was testifying about gang initiation, Cardwell said. {snip}

Angilau was shot in the chest and died at a hospital, the FBI said in a news release. {snip}

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Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2010 accusing gang members of assault, conspiracy, robbery and weapons offenses.

Prosecutors said Angilau and his fellow gang members robbed convenience stores and assaulted clerks in Salt Lake City on five occasions from 2002 to 2007. A clerk was shot in the final robbery, according to the indictment.

Angilau was accused of assault on a federal officer with a weapon and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence on Aug. 11, 2007.

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Prosecutors say Angilau was a member of the Tongan Crips, a group of men of mostly-Tongan descent that are aligned with larger Crip culture in the western U.S. They have rivalries with “Blood” gangs and a gang of ex-members known as the “Tongan Crip Regulators,” court records show.

Angilau was in Utah state prison from September 2007 until he was handed over to U.S. marshals on Friday, said Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams.

He was arrested in August 2007 for a probation violation and pleaded guilty a year later to obstruction of justice and failure to respond to a command of a police officer, court records show.

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  • A nice ending for a vibrant parasite.

    • Conrad

      May I suggest a different word?
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      adjective
      1.
      actively poisonous; intensely noxious: a virulent insect bite.
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      Medicine/Medical . highly infective; malignant or deadly.
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      Bacteriology . causing clinical symptoms.
      4.
      violently or spitefully hostile.
      5.
      intensely bitter, spiteful, or malicious: a virulent attack.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Some of these darkies when it comes to virulence and poisonousness should be put in the same category as plutonium. They are utter poison to us, our nations, and our future just as plutonium is to the human body.

  • BonV.Vant

    New name “C-Down For The Count”. C-Down is Down, and he’s not getting back up again folks! CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!!

    • RisingReich

      How about an up vote?

    • kikz2

      i’d like to re-appropriate a meme from the horrendous public scandal of the Guardisil killer/maimer HPV vacc, which our lovely gov goodhair and his capitalist crony investors tried to force my girls to take….. in response to the dead Tongon criminal ….or any criminal …

      “One less”. 😀

      • Gardasil does not contain Thimersal, and the (mild) side-effects of the vaccine run at a rate of around 0.017 percent. On the other hand, approximately 300,000 women die worldwide each year of cervical cancer, caused by HPV.

  • BonV.Vant

    Funny when a “Crip” “Bleeds” out.

    • refocus

      Indeed. It takes our attention off of the real criminals.

  • There are some Tongans to be found in some towns in southwest Missouri, working the chicken plucking plants.

    • coco bongo

      Are they paid or do they pluck for free out of enjoyment?

    • NeanderthalDNA

      They appear to be black, based on this guy and his posse’s behavior.

    • zipper

      Tongans? who knew? what’s next, Outer Mongolians forming the “Frozen Tundra Gang?”

      • Laura Dilworth

        don’t know if they deleted your other comment about the marshall having to shoot the guy 6x, but he even did that at close range

        • zipper

          wow, they DID delete my comment! why? nothing bad there. we need to challenge WND on their “standards.”

          • Laura Dilworth

            yep. there was nothing offensive about your comment

        • Svigor

          Hollywood really has deluded the public into thinking that one pistol-caliber bullet center mass is always instantly fatal/incapacitating, and anything more than that is unjustifiable brutality. The truth is, against a real bad guy, 1 pistol-caliber bullet is rarely enough to incapacitate.

          • Laura Dilworth

            didn’t know

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Diversity: the gift that just keeps on giving.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Indeed, even more than Herpes, which unlike Dieversity usually does not kill the host. Dieversity always kills the host sooner or later.

  • IstvanIN

    Funny how the most primitive people, whether sub-Saharan, Australian, or Pacific Islander, all have a common facial appearance.

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    • coco bongo

      They all have a common ancestor …

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    An accused street gang member standing trial in federal court in Salt Lake City was shot to death by a deputy U.S. marshal on Monday.

    Loud Bang of judge’s gavel.

    Case Closed!! Jury dismissed!!

    NEXT!!

    And, just as he was getting his life together.

    • blight14

      Genus/species anyone? Is there a taxonomist among us?

      • jeffaral

        Call him simply untermensch!

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        You’ll need to find a crypto-zoologist or UFO-ologist for that one.

    • zipper

      article said the judge declared a mistrial! can you believe the stupidity?! wouldn’t surprise me if they held another trial and brought the corpse in for the circus event.(at taxpayer expense, of course)

  • BonV.Vant

    This is called “Diversity in the court room”. Now, if the police officer had been a five foot tall old lady, like the one who let another such creature grab her gun and shoot his way out a few years ago, this would have ended differently.

  • Conrad

    All of these gang members should be arrested, given 1 week to ask God for forgiveness, and the executed.

    • blight14

      That is truly the only sane, logical course of action.

    • zipper

      how about we make it like, 24 hrs.

  • RisingReich

    C-down – is down. That marshal has no idea how much he saved the taxpayers.

    • zipper

      or saving the future victims after the broken Legal system let him go on a “technicality” or something.

  • The US Marshals were very nice to me.

  • Good work officers. The smirk on that animal’s face has now been permanently removed.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Indeed, think of how many policemen’s and whites’ lives those marshals saved by rendering “C-down” permanently irrelevant. I was rather hoping he died with that smirky face of his literally shot off. This is what allowing darkie heathens into white nations gets us, violence and murder. That it happened in a courthouse should be an opportunity to shoot big holes in the argument for no questions asked immigration of non-whites. Whites must arm themselves and find the stones to pull triggers when scum like him threaten them with death or bodily harm.

      • kikz2

        talk to the LDS Mormons.. they brought them here…..

        • jayvbellis

          I am.

          My main point is that with all the moral corruption in the USA, including unelected Fed judges dictating homo marriage equality in Utah, the LDS church should come home and deal with real problems in our country, not try to convert all the rough characters in places like Tsonga.

        • Xerxes22

          Those who were victims of Tongan criminals should sue the LSD church for bringing them over here in the first place. The same goes for the Lutheran church and the Somali criminals. People who were victims of these diversity criminals should sue all the churches who brought these things over here. Once the churches have to pay out millions in lawsuits, they will change their policies in these areas very quickly. Money is always a major factor in the policies of organized religion.

          • zipper

            amen to that!

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Another reason why I want nothing to do with any church other than a Russian or Ukrainian Orthodox church. It’s getting to be increasingly difficult to tell cults such as Scientology apart from the likes of the LDS Mormons and other mainstream denominations that are totally corrupted.

        • Laura Dilworth

          the mormons brought who here?

  • MBlanc46

    Good move, Siale! I do hope that plenty of your homies adopt this tactic next time they’re in court.

    • Black Swan

      I would say kudos to the marshal that shot this parasite dead.

      HE is the hero in all of this and deserves a parade in his honor. He saved us taxpayers a TON of money and grief.

  • Mrfinoni

    A ‘Tongan’ gone bad???? Who would have thought?

    • IstvanIN

      There are bad apples in every group, but when you consider all the good that Tongan-Americans have contributed to our nation I think we come out ahead.

      • blight14

        Ok, I’ll bite, dare tell us of the plethora of contributions these lovely creatures brought to our shores……….

        • IstvanIN

          Science, the arts, scientific arts, artistic science, all sorts of stuff.

          • blight14

            Istvan, you inadvertently forgot the requisite ‘/sarc’ at the end of your sentence. Thanks in advance…..

        • zipper

          palm frond basket weaving, rotten fish sauce, the 20-minute shrunken head procedure, tribal-tattoos-made-easy video…..shall i go on?

          • blight14

            I stand corrected Zip……thanks!

  • trouble maker

    I worked as a bouncer in Hawaii for six months when Bush was president and the locals hate the Tongans and called them the scum of the South Pacific , they are viewed as the ni99er out there.

    • zipper

      haha, reminds me of the bar scene in that Star Wars movie where Han Solo calls the patrons “intergalactic scum.”

  • Alexandra1973

    Save the taxpayers mucho dinero.

  • Bill Moore

    Hello,

    Seems like the defendant should have been restrained.

    This wasn’t a civil trial, where the participants are normally passive.

    Leg irons would have made quick moves unlikely.

    Attacking someone with a pen can be dangerous, but shooting the man dead seems to be a bit much.

    Just My Thoughts,
    Bill Moore

    • dd121

      You can’t be too careful.

    • The bailiffs (county deputies) in state courts and US Marshals (in federal courts) are trained to not tolerate any nonsense in courtrooms. Restraints are sometimes used on a defendant who has gotten out of line in prior court appearances. Sometimes also a remote-operated electrical shock device is fastened, with the contact electrodes right over the kidneys. This reliably floors the defendant right away when they go “off”. My point, however is that this is done only with individuals who have previously caused serious trouble in court.

      I didn’t cause trouble in court, and after sentencing, Ron gave a box of my books and papers to my mother, because I was being transferred from the Denver County Jail to the Engelwood Federal Detention Center. He also let me hug her before cuffing me again.

    • zipper

      typical Liberal. you wouldn’t say that if YOU were the object of his desires.

  • kikz2

    Tongon gangs in the US.. lovely.. i doubt this development is what the idiot Mormons had in mind with their good works of offering them ‘economic advantage’ of transport, en masse here….. crap like this needs to be traced back to it’s ‘causal agent’ and that causal agent held accountable… for Tongon gangs, that would be LDS Mormonism, as they are all over the south pacific in their ‘outreach’ missions which then import such exquisitely positive additions into our country.

    • zipper

      now it’s Tongan gangs along with Asian gangs, Russian gangs, Mexican gangs, Black gangs, etc. these all need to be eradicated, NOT just incarcerated.

  • kikz2

    at least, they’re easily identifiable w/in the population of sheep/geese…

  • blight14

    A healthy nation wouldn’t consider allowing such creatures into our living spaces….we are not a healthy nation.

    • dd121

      The Muzzies in GB are demanding to implement Sharia law. Doesn’t that raise a huge red flag with anybody?

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        It should demand a ” I told you so” from white Britons. They already know what Islam is, namely a religion of death.

      • zipper

        Norweigan guy said they are a huge problem now there. even worse in Sweden. imagine that!

  • Does this mean that assaulting witnesses in open court is a bad idea? Probably too complicated a concept for a Tongan.

    • Laura Dilworth

      i hope they don’t suspend, fire the marshall

      • The usual deal in an officer-involved shooting is that he or she gets put on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated. The Marshall thus gets a paid, at-home holiday.

        • Laura Dilworth

          hope so

      • zipper

        naw, just give him some shooting lessons; Six shots to drop him?

  • BonV.Vant

    never bring a pen to a gunfight

  • jayvbellis

    I generally like the Mormons, Latter Day Saints. But, here is an instance where their missionary work in the Pacific Islands is coming back to bite us in the ars@.

    The large Pacific Islanders sign up for LDS under the idea that they will join the good looking, safe, prosperous, “moral” White LDS/Mormon community, or even move to safe, prosperous, very White places in Utah. Sure, non White Samoans, Tsongans aren’t as violent as destructive as underclass Blacks, Central American Amer Indians turned M13 gang bangers, but…

    They ain”t Donny and Marie either.

    • Svigor

      There’s some gene or whatever that’s associated with stratospheric levels of violence. And some Pacific Islander populations have it at levels as high as any population in the world. MAO inhibitor or somesuch.

      Don’t write off Pacific Islanders just because they aren’t black.

      • Laura Dilworth

        did pacific islanders eat michael rockefeller in 1961?

  • jeffaral

    Mormons are very busy saving souls and converting thirdwordlers and then bringing them to Amerika. What a great religion!

  • dd121

    I like a quick verdict in criminal cases.

    • Glad you’re back!

      • dd121

        Thanks MCS, good to be back. Did anybody manage to get Spartacus reinstated?

  • shmo123

    “A mistrial was declared…”
    Yeah, I suppose that’s the least you could declare when the defendant drops dead of acute lead poisoning during the middle of the trial.

  • tickyul

    If there is ONE racial group of folks who are/can be even MORE barbaric than Blacks, well, it HAS to be Pacific Islanders…….Fijians, Tongans, Samoans , Hawaiians, Guamanians.

  • scutum

    What is a Tongan?

  • Wife-beating is epidemic there.

  • zipper

    scratch one scumbag. now, if only they would repeat this treatment with all the criminal scum they allow to roam free and terrorize decent folks.

  • zipper

    seems like you have an affinity for “Homo’s” Luis. lol

  • zipper

    why are they bringing them Here?? and How??
    if they’re so keen on converting the Heathen, let them do foreign missionary work.

  • zipper

    it’s all that fermented coconut milk that makes them wild