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  • Jackson cut by Eagles follows ‘gang’ report; Jets still interested

    03/29/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/28/2014 | Brian Costello
    It’s your move, Woody Johnson. The Eagles released star wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday, making him a free agent the Jets and their owner may want to grab. Jackson was released shortly after a report revealed the Eagles had concerns about his ties to gang activity in Los Angeles, complicating any decision on the receiver. --SNIP-- But the situation got a lot murkier Friday with the NJ.com report that Jackson was contacted by the LAPD about a 2010 gang-related murder. The police said Jackson was never a suspect, but his ties to Theron Shakir, a purported member of the...
  • Gangs find shelter in Pocono communities

    06/30/2013 6:31:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | June 30, 2013 | Camilo H. Smith
    “Welcome to the Poconos. Welcome to the home of gangs,” read a slide at a presentation sponsored by the Pocono Mountains chapter of the Community Association Institute. Interspersed in the slideshow of inner city tribes of Bloods, Crips and Latin Kings were photos of gang members in quaint gated communities and the parking lots of suburban malls. “You never get rid of crime. You displace crime,” said retired Allentown cop Edward Bachert Jr., who worked the gang detail for more than 15 years. “Gangs are like cancer.” … Locally, gangs came to the forefront around 2006 when media attention focused...
  • Serena Williams not such a great role model

    08/06/2012 10:48:41 AM PDT · by original Blackbag · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/6/2012 | Blackbag
    Serena Williams does the CRIP walk after winning a Tennis Match.. Sorry but no glory in this action. It demeans her success and promotes the CRIPS who are nothing but murderers, drug dealers, extortionists and pimps. Its beneath her. like takimg a public dump on World Wide TV...... Soo dissapointed in her. See source url for video
  • Police say gang presence in Western Virginia is serious matter

    05/22/2012 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | Lerone Graham
    In some areas, half of the violent crimes are linked to gangs, according to the attorney general's office. RADFORD -- Gangs are a growing issue in Virginia that can only be tackled with awareness and information. That was the sentiment imparted Wednesday during an all-day gang training session held at Radford University. The training, first in a series of anti-gang sessions sponsored by the office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, were open to law enforcement and the public. Some 50 law enforcement employees sat in McGuffey Hall to learn how gangs operate and about their presence in various parts of...
  • Police: Two men beaten, stabbed and shot after trying to steal purse[Happy ending]

    05/24/2011 5:35:25 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 31 replies
    Two members of the Bloods gang tried to rob a Hispanic woman of her purse at an apartment complex in Fayetnam. Her family members heard her cries and hilarity ensued. The Bloods were beaten, shot and stabbed.
  • Police: Street Gangs Behind Many Child Sex Rings In NYC

    05/10/2010 8:31:03 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies · 621+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/10/10 | Friends of Ours
    It's not just the Gambino crime family allegedly behind underage prostitution rings. In New York City "many of the underage prostitutes are managed by units of the Bloods gang," and "in other cases, the teenagers are undocumented aliens, smuggled into the country by Mexican and Chinese gangs": "They're forced into prostitution," said Christa Stuart, coordinator of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Unit of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. "They think they're going to work at a regular job, but then the gang puts them to work," she said. "We had a 16-year-old Chinese girl smuggled into New York...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • The Democrats Hired GangBangers to GOTV for Corzine

    11/04/2009 11:20:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies · 1,491+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 11-4-09 | One Vike
     If you are the Democrat party of New Jersey and it looks like you may lose the Governors office to a 500 pound fat guy (Jon Corzine's words, not mine), what do you do? After all, even the great One, Obama himself, could not seem to turn the tide that was ready to hit them from the Republican Party and it's candidate, Christie. Well, we have documented the story after story about intimidation tactics used by the left in this country, but what the Democrats did in this election has even left some liberals scratching their heads. Imagine you are...
  • 46 street gang members and associates arrested in New Jersey-wide operation

    06/24/2009 6:31:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 1,625+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | June 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: June 24, 2009 46 street gang members and associates arrested in New Jersey-wide operation ICE works with local law enforcement agencies to make arrests NEWARK, N.J. - Forty-six gang members and associates were arrested as a result of a statewide public safety initiative in New Jersey led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Investigation in Newark. The operation ended June 20. Each of those arrested were targeted for their membership, participation or association with violent street gangs. The success of the operation dubbed "Community Shield" was the result of an...
  • 4 Teenagers Are Charged In Shooting at Wheaton Mall

    01/08/2009 3:09:02 PM PST · by freespirited · 60 replies · 2,190+ views
    Washpost ^ | 1/08/09 | Matt Zapotosky
    The teenagers weren't thinking about last-minute holiday purchases when they pulled into the Montgomery County shopping mall two days before Christmas. Instead, one of the teens later told police, the group went to the crowded mall to randomly shoot someone. All four, including a 14-year-old girl, are members of the Bloods street gang in Prince George's County, authorities said. Two of them opened fire in the parking lot of Westfield Wheaton Shopping Centre when they spotted members of a rival gang, police said. In announcing the arrests yesterday, county police said the four were being held on charges of attempted...
  • Bloods Rising? [Crips and Bloods Infiltrating D.C. and Maryland]

    08/14/2008 4:51:17 PM PDT · by freespirited · 20 replies · 4,296+ views
    Examiner ^ | 08/14/08 | Sean McCabe
    Former street crew member Ronald Moten initially dismissed as idle talk the rumors that gang members from the notorious Bloods were attempting to infiltrate Washington. The District never had an organized gang problem, said Moten, who is now an anti-violence advocate in the District. The city's crews were homegrown neighborhood cliques while the Bloods were a Los Angeles gang, a huge criminal enterprise widely known for its rivalry with the Crips. But about six months ago, when a teenager showed him the cigarette burns on his arms — an initiation rite the teen endured rather than get a tattoo under...
  • New blood: Violent gang life is passed down from parent to child ("Blessed-in" at Church)

    06/16/2008 1:23:24 PM PDT · by Stoat · 21 replies · 2,519+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | June 15, 2008 | VERONIKA BELENKAYA
    New blood: Violent gang life is passed down from parent to child BY VERONIKA BELENKAYA DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Sunday, June 15th 2008, 2:13 AM Warga/NewsA longtime member of the Lating Kings, here with his 4-year-old, says he wants to be a peacemaker and hopes his son follows suit. Newborn Blood, known as a Blood drop, is draped with beads and flanked by guns. Police later seized the pistols from the parents.  The images as chilling as they are heartbreaking: An infant with a semiautomatic handgun next to each tiny shoulder. A child no more than a year old...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • The Black-Brown Divide

    01/28/2008 4:52:51 PM PST · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 6,735+ views
    Time ^ | Jan. 26, 2008 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
    The Black-Brown Divide By GREGORY RODRIGUEZ Jan. 26, 2008 I imagine he said it as if he were confessing a deep, dark secret. And, of course (wink, wink), he had no idea his little confession would make the rounds. But when Sergio Bendixen, Hillary Clinton's pollster and resident Latino expert, told the New Yorker after her win in New Hampshire that "the Hispanic voter--and I want to say this very carefully--has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates," he started a firestorm of innuendo that has begun to shape how the media are covering the...
  • Major Crime Ring Busted (New Jersey)

    12/19/2007 6:09:41 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 269+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2007
    Authorities broke up a major organized crime ring Tuesday that they say took in a staggering $2.2 billion in gambling bets over the past 15 months and supplied drugs and cell phones to gang members inside a New Jersey state prison. State Attorney General Anne Milgram said the arrests of two ruling members of the New York-based Lucchese organized crime family and 30 others puts a major dent in the criminal operation. "With today's arrests and charges, we have disrupted the highest echelon of the Lucchese organized crime family in both New York and New Jersey," Milgram said. "Disruption of...
  • Hat Maker Pulls MLB Caps Made for Gangs

    08/25/2007 12:57:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 15,630+ views
    A lineup of team logo baseball caps denounced as tailor-made for gang members was ordered removed from store shelves by its manufacturer Friday after complaints from baseball officials. "It has been brought to our attention that some combinations of icons and colors on a select number of our caps could be too closely perceived to be in association with gangs,"... The three styles in question used colors and symbols linked to three gangs: an all-white cap with a blue bandanna, the trademark of the notorious Crips; an all-white cap with a red bandanna worn by the rival Bloods; and a...
  • 3 Dead in Execution-Style Killings in Newark (NJ)

    08/06/2007 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 43 replies · 12,203+ views
    1010wins ^ | Monday, 06 August 2007
    NEWARK, N.J. -- Three of the young people had been ordered to line up against a wall on the weedy steps behind an elementary school and were shot to death from close range. A fourth was found alive by police slumped near a set of bleachers about 30 feet away, with gunshot and knife wounds to her head. All were from Newark; and all would soon either start or resume their lives away from the violent city, at a college hundreds of miles away. Ofemi Hightower been accepted Thursday to Delaware State University after two years of rejection letters. Terrance...
  • Jersey Lawmen Clamp Down On The Bloods Street Gang

    06/15/2007 5:09:35 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 1,173+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Friday, June 15, 2007 | David Matthau
    State and Federal lawmen have arrested 21 members of the violent Bloods street gang in two separate operations. Thirteen members of the Nine Tre set of the Bloods were collared in Newark on a variety of drug and weapons charges. Bill McMahon, Special Agent in charge of the A-T-F in North Jersey says the suspects were armed to the teeth - carrying all sorts of weapons including "semi-automatic handguns - your 40 calibers, your 9 millimeters, your 357's, and they also had assault-type weapons, the AK-47 style weapon." He says they also confiscated "a fully automatic AK-47, which you don't...
  • Murder Suspect Accidently Released From Mercer County Jail

    06/14/2007 5:18:49 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 1,066+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Thursday, June 14, 2007
    A man accidentally released from the Mercer County Jail, even though he's accused of killing two people and shooting another, remains on the lam. Authorities say a series of "clerical errors" caused the error involving 19-year-old Dontay Brannon, who was mistakenly released Monday despite the murder charges. Authorities say Brannon was taken that day to Hamilton police headquarters, where a relative paid 200 dollars in bail to get him released on burglary charges unrelated to the killings. Authorities, including the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, have been searching for Brannon since it became known that he was on...
  • The New Face Of The Black Panther Party

    01/10/2007 11:22:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 3,409+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-10-07 | Curt
    My regular readers know that I patrol South-Central Los Angeles. Recently I saw this flyer which, as you can imagine, piqued my curiosity: (click pictures for larger versions) This document was distributed by a group called the Black Riders Liberation Party, an offshoot of the Black Panther Party started by this man: Whom they call Taco: The Black Riders Liberation Party was formed in 1996 by Bloods and Crips in the California Youth Authority college class. As their political understanding grew, especially being inside the belly of the beast, they were able to see up close how oppressive and dehumanizing...
  • Jailed Tahoe owner casts long shadow ( Dead NFL Bronco )

    01/04/2007 8:42:07 AM PST · by george76 · 116 replies · 4,141+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 4, 2007 | Charlie Brennan
    Hicks identified as longtime member of metro-area Crips. People who know Brian Kenneth Hicks might not be hard to find. But those willing to talk about him could be more difficult to come by. That's according to one of Denver's top non-police authorities on gang activity, the Rev. Leon Kelly, executive director of Denver's Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives. "He's a Crip," said Kelly, who has been working to combat metro-area gang violence for more than 20 years. "I know him from past experiences. In 21 years, you run into a lot of people. Brian and his crew, I've known...
  • The sources of Denver's tragedy

    01/04/2007 7:46:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 36 replies · 1,424+ views
    Too many define manhood through violence What makes someone spray a limousine with bullets even though he has no idea who might die? A "gun culture," answers The Denver Post, under the headline "Williams' murder a cowardly gun crime." Suffice it to say that the murder of Darrent Williams would not have occurred, at least in the fashion it did, without a gun. But that fact in itself explains little. What is most horrifying about this crime was the killer's casual targeting of people he hardly knew or didn't know at all over what perhaps was a disagreement or a...
  • Denver Broncos' Darrent Williams (CB) gunned down

    01/01/2007 4:34:43 AM PST · by goarmy · 222 replies · 12,020+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 1, 2007 | Bill Williamson
    Broncos right cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed this morning. After leaving a nightclub in a limousine, Williams was shot and killed near 11th and Grant in Denver. The team confirmed the death of Williams. A female passenger also was shot, according to a source familiar with Williams. Williams was 24. "I learned from the Denver Police Deprtment that this incident has occured," Williams' agent, Jeff Griffin said early Monday morning. "No other details have been released. I sincerely offer my condolences and feelings to his family." Williams was the Broncos' starting right cornerback and played his final game...
  • (Carmelo) Anthony may face stiffest penalty in wake of brawl (Knicks/Nuggets fight)

    12/17/2006 11:00:40 AM PST · by Roberts · 54 replies · 4,698+ views
    espn.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2006 | Chris Sheridan
    NEW YORK -- About a minute or two before the Knicks-Nuggets brawl erupted Saturday night in Madison Square Garden, New York coach Isiah Thomas mentioned to Denver star Carmelo Anthony that it wouldn't be a good idea to go anywhere near the paint, according to a member of the Denver Nuggets organization. The message was unmistakable: A hard foul was coming. And when it came, the NBA had its first full-scale fight of the 2006-07 season. As it tries to stay in the race in the Western Conference, Denver now has a huge question to ponder: How long will Anthony...
  • Flashback: Carmelo Anthony Featured In Drug Video (underground DVD includes threats)

    12/17/2006 7:50:45 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 2 replies · 1,803+ views
    The Denver Channel - ABC 7 ^ | December 2, 2004 | Staff
    DENVER -- Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is featured in an underground DVD that is circulating in his home town of Baltimore, Md. The DVD is called "Stop Snitching" and shows alleged drug dealers talking about what happens to people who cooperate with the police, and Anthony is standing next to one of them. He is also seen on the DVD talking about his Olympic bronze medal and saying that he threw it in a lake. The man he stands next to later goes on to tell how he would take care of snitches by "putting a hole in their...
  • 500 riot at Fontana High

    10/14/2006 5:08:18 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 126 replies · 7,628+ views
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | 10/14/2006 | Leonor Vivanco, Lori Consalvo and Wes Woods II,
    Bottles, rocks and fists flew during lunchtime Friday at Fontana High School. Students poured out of classrooms when they said a fire alarm rang around noon. They then saw what they described as a racial or gang-related riot erupting among about 500 students on the quad of the campus near Citrus Avenue. Some flocked to the chaotic melee with their cell phones taking pictures and recording video while others fled to get out of the way. Helicopters circled over the school. "There were fights everywhere - girls and guys," said Dalila Lizarraga, 16. Campus police officers sprinted across four lanes...
  • Problems Alleged in Execution of Crips Co-Founder

    09/16/2006 9:24:38 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 145 replies · 3,229+ views
    streetgangs.com via LA Times ^ | September 6, 2006 | Henry Weinstein
    Lawyers for another condemned inmate say Stanley Tookie Williams may have felt horrible pain. Prison officials allowed the execution of convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams to proceed, even though a nurse had failed to hook up a backup intravenous line minutes before authorities delivered the lethal injection drugs, according to court filings made public Tuesday. Defense attorneys for a man on death row at San Quentin cited the problem as part of a legal challenge to California's lethal injection procedure. Later this month, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose will hear the challenge, which asserts that condemned prisoners...
  • United response to gangs sought

    06/02/2006 11:33:14 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6-2-06 | Arlo Wagner
    COLUMBIA, Md. -- Federal, state and local officials who participated in the Maryland Gang Summit yesterday agreed that cooperation is key for fighting the increasing number of criminal gangs in the state. Gaithersburg Police Detective Patrick Word said yesterday that there are currently about 10,000 gang members in Maryland. The gangs that exist in Maryland include the Bloods/United Blood Nation, Black Guerilla Family, Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13, Tiny Rascal Gangsters, Street Thug Criminals, Hells Angels, Vatos Loco, Pagans and South Side Locos, he said. "We knew the gang problem was in every single county of Maryland," U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
  • Gangsta-Culture Sensitivity Training In New York

    03/13/2006 12:16:59 PM PST · by stm · 18 replies · 417+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 1/18/2006 | Red Square
    After learning that New York City police officers have been receiving Islamic-culture training, the Big Apple's largest street communities, the Bloods and the Crips, criticized the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg for discriminating against gangsta people. Furious gangsta community leaders demanded that a similar sensitivity training program be created to educate law enforcement members about the intricacies of "gangsta-culture," with its vibrant rituals, traditions, and etiquette. "The Crips community has been here since the seventies and we don't get no sensitivity program," said a concerned Crips activist who happens to be a minority. "The Muslims just showed up and they get...
  • Money for guns, latest effort to get guns off Minneapolis streets

    02/02/2006 9:44:59 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 26 replies · 751+ views
    Money for guns, latest effort to get guns off Minneapolis streets For two days only, a group calling itself Project Cease Fire will be buying back guns in Minneapolis. They'll take the guns for one day in north Minneapolis, and the following day in south Minneapolis. The program comes amid what project officials say is an epidemic of gun violence, not only in Minneapolis but around the country. Details of the program were unveiled Wednesday in north Minneapolis at the site of the first buy back. It will take place Friday from noon to midnight. "Weapons of mass destruction are...
  • 'BLOODS' TEEN: HOW WE KILLED FOOD KID

    01/19/2006 1:57:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,886+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2006 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A Queens teen yesterday told a jury how he and two pals fatally beat and stabbed an unsuspecting boy as part of a brutal gang initiation. "Just take the money," Huang Chen, 18, begged his attackers as they stomped on his face and torso. But it wasn't his money they wanted. That was just a bonus to be divvied up after the killing, Nayquan Miller testified.
  • Key facts about Stanley Tookie Williams case

    12/12/2005 1:53:37 PM PST · by lainie · 48 replies · 2,081+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 12, 2005
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Convicted killer and former Crips gang leader Stanley Tookie Williams is scheduled for execution just after midnight on Tuesday (3:01 EDT/0801 GMT) for the murders of four people in 1979. Here are key facts surrounding the case and execution: -- Williams was convicted of killing Albert Lewis Owens with a shotgun as the convenience store clerk lay face down during a February 28, 1979, robbery and murdering a family of three while robbing their motel on March 11, 1979. -- Williams, who claims to have co-founded the Crips street gang, maintains his innocence, saying that he...
  • THE CASE AGAINST STANLEY WILLIAMS

    12/12/2005 2:03:27 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 41 replies · 1,745+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 12 December 2005 | Timothy Rollins
    THE CASE AGAINST STANLEY WILLIAMS by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher December 12, 2005 Barring the unexpected wherein Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) (right) grants clemency to convicted capital murderer and Crips co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Stanley will get up close and personal with the death chamber just before midnight tonight as he is strapped to a gurney. At 12:01, the lethal cocktail of chemicals will flow into his veins and end - once and for all - the life of this barbarian, and like Timothy McVeigh and others of his ilk, he, too, can ride the Highway to Hell, where...
  • The Gang Scene in Madison, WI (Coming to a Town Near You!)

    09/18/2005 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies · 4,008+ views
    W ^ | September 17, 2005 | Doug Erickson
    They seem almost as if they were randomly plucked from Madison's streets - the mother of a 9-month-old baby, the National Honor Roll graduate, the 16-year-old son of a University of Wisconsin Medical School professor. Except for their relative youthfulness, the 12 people charged in a gang-style shooting Aug. 9 in the village of Oregon, WI defy easy generalizations. They are rich and poor, high- achievers and juvenile delinquents. They are black and white and Hispanic and Asian. The crime they are charged with - three vehicles full of people opened fire on a home in a middle-class suburb, wounding...
  • Get serious about gang violence

    08/10/2005 10:30:16 PM PDT · by DuckFan4ever · 3 replies · 457+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Wednesday, August 10, 2005 | Editorial
    A larger police presence is needed downtown, but the city has done too little to prevent violence elsewhere, too. Gang violence is spilling over into downtown Portland and if you aren't worried about it, you ought to be. Mayor Tom Potter and the City Council should be worried, too -- enough to get serious about preventing it, and not just downtown but throughout Portland. How to do it isn't a mystery. The city must hire more police officers. It must strengthen outreach to gang members and work to convert them. But the city must also be ready and able to...
  • CA: Gang founder on death row gets presidential award for good deeds (Lifetime 'Tookie' Award)

    08/04/2005 3:53:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 997+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/4/05 | Kim Curtis - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Convicted murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams has received an award for his good deeds on death row, complete with a letter from President Bush praising the notorious gang founder for demonstrating "the outstanding character of America." Williams, co-founder of the notorious Crips street gang, has been an anti-gang activist during his many years on death row at San Quentin State Prison, where he was sent after being convicted in 1981 for killing four people. He's authored 10 books, mostly warning young people to stay away from gangs. The President's Call to Service Award arrived as Williams, 53,...
  • National Night Out With Heavy Focus On Gangs

    08/02/2005 8:18:23 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 25 replies · 695+ views
    lamance County, NC -- Twenty-five of the suspected gang members were arrested here in the Triad alone, 34 in the Triangle area and 18 in Charlotte. Triad communities rallied at their local National Night Out events to show they're going to fight this growing gang problem. National Night Out is an anti-crime and drug event supported by law enforcement agencies nationwide. "We've educated ourselves on what to look for as far as gangs, but it's sad that we have to resort to that" says Graham resident Wendy Oakely, a mother of two. Police say community education is key and that...
  • School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark, NJ

    07/18/2005 4:33:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,132+ views
    WNBC ^ | 06.18.05
    School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark NEWARK, N.J. -- A school police officer in Newark was killed Monday and another injured in a shootout that also left the suspected gunman wounded, police said. Slideshow: Police Officers Shot In Newark The more seriously wounded officer, Duane Reeves, 35 (pictured), was shot in the head and was declared dead at 5:25 p.m.; the other officer, Akia Scott, 26, was shot in the hand, said Capt. Derek Glenn, spokesman for the Newark Police Department. The alleged gunman was in serious condition, Glenn said. The shootings happened about 2 p.m. on the...
  • Ugly crime called hate (Racial attack on white students in New York)

    05/22/2005 7:05:30 AM PDT · by emeryboard · 30 replies · 2,296+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/22/05 | Dennis Hamill
    It was as plain as black and white. It was a hate crime. When 30 black teenagers from Marine Park Middle School, most of them girls, chased five white girls from St. Edmund's off a Marine Park basketball court and across a Brooklyn street - punching, kicking, slapping, pulling hair and screaming, "honky bitches," "black power" and "white crackers" - it was a racial attack. It was about hate. Police officers who responded to the scene on March 30, at approximately 4 p.m., arrested five blacks. They were charged with simple assault. Two of the white girls were treated at...
  • Red, White & Blue Banned As "Gang" Colors????

    02/22/2005 10:48:45 AM PST · by LarkNeelie · 10 replies · 1,573+ views
    Stark Raving Mad ^ | 02/17/05 | Lark
    Raven, a 12-yr-old whose uncle is fighting in Iraq made a necklace from red, white and blue beads from a jewelry kit she received for Christmas. She wore it to school as a token of support for her uncle andSchenectady school officials immediately banned her from displaying her unique neckwear in a belief such "gang-related" jewelry violates policy, court papers alleged. Raven was threatened with suspension if she continued to wear the beads.
  • Colorful beads lead to court: School says Red,White, Blue beads are gang wear.

    02/17/2005 8:18:22 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 90 replies · 2,509+ views
    Colorful beads lead to court Student claims Schenectady school district cannot ban her red, white and blue necklace   By MICHELE MORGAN BOLTON, Staff writer First published: Thursday, February 17, 2005 ALBANY -- A Mont Pleasant middle school student is taking her freedom-of-expression fight to federal court, claiming Schenectady school officials have no right to ban her from wearing a handmade red, white and blue necklace to class. The beads, which Raven Furbert got as a string-it-yourself Christmas gift, symbolize love of country and respect for soldiers serving in Iraq, according to the lawsuit her mother, Katie Grzywna, filed...
  • Guns and Jeers Used by Gangs to Buy Silence

    01/16/2005 2:16:35 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 1,339+ views
    new york times ^ | 1 16 05 | FOX BUTTERFIELD
    OSTON, Jan. 15 - In Boston, a witness to a shooting by a member of a street gang recently found copies of his grand jury testimony taped to all the doors in the housing project where he lives. In Baltimore, Rickey Prince, a 17-year-old who witnessed a gang murder and agreed to testify against the killer, was shot in the back of the head a few days after a prosecutor read Mr. Prince's name aloud in a packed courtroom. And in each city, CD's and DVD's titled "Stop Snitching" have surfaced, naming some people street gangs suspect of being witnesses...
  • NYT: Camden's Streets Go From Mean to America's Most Dangerous City, Liberalism's Showcase

    12/29/2004 5:48:19 AM PST · by OESY · 117 replies · 30,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2004 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 23 - If anybody was surprised that Camden was recently ranked America's most dangerous city, it wasn't the people who live here. In the past 12 months, there have been 53 homicides, including a 12-year-old shot to death on his porch for his radio, more than 800 aggravated assaults, including a toddler shot in the back of the head, at least 750 robberies and 150 acts of arson, more than 10,000 arrests and one glaring nonarrest - a serial rapist on the loose downtown. All in a city of 79,000, nine square miles small. For decades, Camden...
  • Happy Kwanzaa - (Exposé of sordid, concocted origins)

    12/08/2004 12:44:17 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 76 replies · 3,306+ views
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE.COM ^ | DECEMBER 26, 2004 | PAUL MULSHINE
    On December 24, 1971, the New York Times ran one of the first of many articles on a new holiday designed to foster unity among African Americans. The holiday, called Kwanzaa, was applauded by a certain sixteen-year-old minister who explained that the feast would perform the valuable service of "de-whitizing" Christmas. The minister was a nobody at the time but he would later go on to become perhaps the premier race-baiter of the twentieth century. His name was Al Sharpton .... With money also comes forgetfulness. As those warm Kwanzaa feelings are generated in a spirit of holiday cheer, those...
  • Threats from Bloods members, Newark, NJ shootings bring warning to Cops

    08/06/2004 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies · 9,622+ views
    State prison officials have sent a warning to a large number of New Jersey urban police forces, saying their officers could become targets of attacks by violent street gangs. Department of Corrections investigators say the Bloods street gang is taking an "aggressive posture toward law enforcement" and has called for an "uprising" in New Jersey's largest cities and in the jails, according to internal documents distributed by prison officials to authorities around the state. In response, the State Police will host a meeting Monday to discuss the threat with local police officials, including those from cities where the threat seems...
  • Crips, Bloods In Newark Agree To Truce

    05/25/2004 8:28:25 AM PDT · by Puppage · 19 replies · 2,143+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 5/25/2004 | Puppage
    NEWARK, N.J. -- Two rival street gangs long associated with violence have signed a peace agreement, garnering praise from city officials but skepticism from law enforcement. Members of the Crips and Bloods said the level of violence had become even too much for them. "The problem is us. The only way to fix this is us," a member of the Bloods faction called Pirus -- an acronym for Powerful, Intellectual, Radical, Universal Soldiers -- told The Star-Ledger of Newark. "I think this is a first step to calm some of this down," said Deputy Mayor Ras Baraka, one of the...
  • Battleground In Manhattan As Blue Bloods Fear Losing Their Urban Idyll

    12/31/2003 4:32:03 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 353+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-1-2004 | David Usborne
    Battleground in Manhattan as blue bloods fear losing their urban idyll By David Usborne in New York 01 January 2004 The posh residents of Sutton Place in Manhattan love to chatter about the wonder of their neighbourhood, which overlooks the East River and is replete with grand apartment buildings erected in the Twenties and Thirties. It is, they whisper, as splendid as Eaton Square, yet as intimate as London mews. No address along these seven blocks of privilege, located just north of the United Nations, is more sought after than One Sutton Place South, a 13-storey Italian Renaissance monument to...
  • Student gun sales armed N.J. gang, authorities say

    12/13/2003 10:01:01 AM PST · by Fzob · 14 replies · 516+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Fri, Dec. 12 | Troy Graham
    Student gun sales armed N.J. gang, authorities sayAn indictment alleges collegians were used to funnel dozens of weapons from an Ohio store to Newark.By Troy GrahamInquirer Staff Writer   Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have indicted the owner of an Ohio gun store and three members of a violent Newark street gang in the first gun-trafficking case of its kind.The merchant sold guns to intermediaries, all of them students or former students at Wilberforce University, a small private school in Ohio. The students then funneled the guns to the Double ii Bloods street gang, authorities said.The case, which will...
  • N.J.'s U.S. attorney warns street gangs are the new Mafia

    09/27/2003 8:11:33 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 849+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's U.S. attorney told Congress yesterday that violent street gangs represent a growing public threat and must be attacked with the same force and methods used against traditional organized crime families.</p> <p>Christopher Christie's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee came as his office in Newark announced charges against an East Orange man they said helped provide firearms to gang members in Newark and other parts of Essex County.</p>
  • NY Million Youth March: Black Empowerment or Anti-Semitic

    09/06/2003 8:17:25 AM PDT · by schaketo · 11 replies · 324+ views
    Crosswalk.com ^ | September 6, 2003 | Jeff McKay
    (CNSNews.com) - This weekend's Million Youth March in New York City, billed as a means to empower African-American youth and encourage unity, is also drawing unwanted attention to organizers of the march for their alleged anti-Semitism. Saturday's rally will take place over a six-block area in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, which organizers call, "the heart of the black community." They expect between 20,000 and 100,000 people to attend. The city granted a permit for the Million Youth March in August after organizers threatened to go to court if the permit was not issued. The group's leaders also called for shutting down...