Thursday, March 1, 2007

RIP "Rick the Ruler"



It has been almost ten years since the death of Enrique "Rick the Ruler" Ramirez, a Los Solidos Gang leader. But as the recent photo above demonstrates Rick may be gone, but not forgotten.

It was the annual Puerto Rican Day Festival in Pope Park, Hartford, Connecticut that started a series of events that are still unfolding ten years later. Gang members murdering other gang members, federal law enforcement feuding with state law enforcement and many, many people left asunder in the wake of the murder of "Rick the Ruler." Hartford Homicide Detectives disciplined, fired. Federal agents ordered not to investigate Hartford Police misconduct. Lawsuits all around.

June 5, 1997 was a sunny warm day. Hundreds of party goers flocked to Pope Park for the festival, including a good amount of gang members and police officers. Rick was an enforcer for the "Solids" as they affectionately called each other. He was a prick, drunk and bully. And at the end of this festive day, he was dead. Murdered by his own gang. As Robert De Niro who plays Michael Vronsky is famous for saying in the movie, The Deer Hunter "one shot." That's all it took to murder Rick. One shot in the back and this tough guy was dead.

The feds informant, Abdel "Conejo" Rodriguez tipped them off immediately that he knew who shot Rick. He wore a wire for his handlers, he got the killer to admit that he, "went all out for [his]colors." Julio Ramos, a Los Solidos, spilled his guts to Conejo and in turn the feds. He gave up the location of the murder weapon, and shot his mouth off in detail about the murder. He didn't ever explain why he did it. No one asked. Julio Ramos , is now serving a 25 year federal sentence for the murder.

He plead guilty to the murder at the same time Gilberto Rivera, a supposed "offtee" or wannabee of the gang was arrested by the Hartford Police and Hartford State's Attorney James Thomas. Rivera was a patsy for the state officials, ultimately released and awarded $600,000 for his false arrest and imprisonment.

End of story, all is safe in the Insurance City? Not quite.

While the Feds and state argued over who shot Rick, a very important piece of the puzzle was left unanswered. You see, no one gets assassinated in a gang without approval. Julio Ramos didn't wake up that day and decide he was going to murder a gang enforcer. Yet, absolutely no investigation into the genesis of this murder ever occurred.

Hmmm? Could it be that the Federal Authorities lead by Deputy United States Attorney John Durham didn't want to know what their informant "Conejo" really knew?
Was the Hartford Police and Hartford State's Attorney Thomas so bent on showing who was boss that they simply forgot to investigate this crucial part of the murder?

How ironic if FBI informant busting federal prosecutor John Durham actually had a murdering paid informant working for him.

Durham was the federal prosecutor who took down FBI agents in Boston for, among other things, allowing federal informants James "Whitey" Bulger and his Winter Hill Gang to carry out numerous murders and crimes under their watch.

Could Los Solidos leader and federal informant Conejo have ordered the assasination of the troublesome Rameriz?

Who do we get to investigate this one? Rest in Peace Rick.

20 comments:

Rich said...

I've always wondered who put the "Rat Jacket" on Abdiel "Conejo"
Rodriguez by leaking his name,and street name to the Hartford Courant.
The leak had to come from a law enforcement source. Someone with a big interest in seeing him take a dirt nap.

Anonymous said...

RICK THE RULER R.I.P.

CHI-CITY G/L/N

Anonymous said...

r.i.p manito rick...

Anonymous said...

u get what u done to others ,rick

Anonymous said...

u get what u done to other,the big bully on the block ,,rick the noruler

Anonymous said...

Rick the ruler we miss you.

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Anonymous said...

:(

Anonymous said...

RICK THE RULER WAS A LOVING AND CARING PERSON.. people writing all those negative comments shows what type of person you are and family backround you came from.. the article written about he was a bully is so false.. you should be writing an appology to his family.. his family wich contains of college graduates,state employees ,nurses and teachers thats all the type of people rick has in his family... so for you to have the so called balls to write something you hurd on a great man you never met shows how foolish you are.. RICKY RAMIREZ WAS A FUN AND LOVING PERSON WHO GAVE MANY THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK ..NEXT TIME YOU WRITE AN ARTICLE GET INFO FROM THOSE WHO REALLY KNEW RICK PERSONALY FOR THE GREAT MAN THAT HE WAS... R.I.P. ROBERTO GARCIA WHO WAS HIS UNCLE WHO DIED FEB.17,2012 ..WHO ALSO DID SO MUCH FOR HIS COMMUNITY AND LOVED HIS NEPHEW RICKY SO MUCH! LOOK UP THAT INFO WRITE SOMETHING GOOD DONT JUST RIDICULE SOMEONE THAT YOU NEVER EVEN MET.. CHECK ROBERTO GARCIA IN THE HARTFORD COURANT..EXTRODINARY PEOPLE ARTICLE..IN A REAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLE..

Anonymous said...

RICK THE RULER ..WAS THE MEANING OF LOVE AND RESPECT ..I WORK FOR THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND MY BROTHER IS A FIREMAN ..THANKS TO RICK WE WERE IN THE HOOD GROWING UP AND WERE ON THE WRONG ROAD..RICK THE RULER WHO WAS WELL RESPECTED IN THE COMMUNITY WOULD TAKE THE TIME OUT TO TALK TO US AND TELL US TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND BUY US A LITTLE CLOTHING WHEN MY PARENTS WERE BROKE.. I WOULD HAVE DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AND NOT BECAME THE PERSON I AM TODAY.. LOVE YOU RICK THE RULER!! THE COMMUNITY!!! THE PEOPLE!! WE ARE THE ONES WHO REALLY MATTER!

Anonymous said...

RICK THE RULER IS FOEVER REMEMBERED IN THE HARTFORD COMMUNITY.. LOVE,LOYALTY& RESPECT... TO A BIG BROTHER TO ALL OF US WE LOVE YOU RICK THE RULER!!!

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace manito (tso)

Anonymous said...

ITs CRAZY HOW THE WRONG PERSON IS IN JAIL FOR ALL THIS TIME.
2 lives where taken that day, by people who supposely loved them and had their back.
One is gone, and one locked up. ALL DO TO HATRED and ignorance.

Anonymous said...

:(

Anonymous said...

What do u mean by that mr anonymous?

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace rick ruler my heart will always go out to you t.s.o 4.5 solido

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Anonymous said...

Still being run by snitches and people who were once kings and bloods fake fake!!!!! Its real I know to much for this life SMH 45 manitos

Anonymous said...

Realist brother out here at DA moment is LuNeY set up by his own family and still shows face real see real manito we got u LuNeY 45

Anonymous said...

RIP Rick you a real man you loved the people and we loved you