Toonerville Rifa 13

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Introduction

Toonerville Rifa 13, also known as The Ville, is a Mexican-American street gang located in Los Angeles county.


History

Toonerville Rifa 13 was formed in the 1930s in North East Los Angeles and South Glendale. Prior to taking the name of Toonerville in the early 1940s, the gang was known as the "Latin Souls." The change to "Toonerville" came in the 1940s and named after the Pacific Electric Railway trolley that used to run through Atwater Village and South Glendale. The Pacific Electric Trolley was referred to by locals as the "Toonerville Trolley," after the cartoon trolley featured in the Toonerville Folks comic strip. Around 1960s and 1970s, Toonerville was known to be involved in drive by shootings, homicides, robberies, assaults and burglaries within Glendale.

Toonerville or TVR 13 has a history of brutal violence and murder against enemy street gangs and the police. One of the members, Timothy Joseph McGhee, was sentenced to death in 2009 for his role in three separate homicides. Additionally, he is suspected of taking part in as many as twelve murders in the Los Angeles area. TVR 13 claims Atwater Village, Glendale, and Tujunga as its turf.

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