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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...
  • Tracy Martin calls for "stand your ground" repeal [Wasn't used in Zimmerman's Trial]

    10/18/2013 8:52:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    WTXL-TV ^ | 10/18/13
    Tracy Martin — father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin — was in the capital to continue his fight against Florida's "stand your ground" law... ... took part in a Florida A&M panel Thursday called "Stand Your Ground Law: Where Do We Go From Here?" Martin called for a repeal, while others suggested changes in the language of "stand your ground." Williams has backed the repeal, but also supports tweaks to the current legislation.....
  • Allen West: The Gangster Culture Is the Real Race Conversation that We Need to be Having

    08/23/2013 9:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/23/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Col. Allen West appeared on Hannity last night and took on the gansta culture that appears to have heavily influenced the murder of Chris Lane in Oklahoma one week ago today. West, who hosts at our sister site Next Generation TV along with John Phillips and Michelle Fields, told substitute host David Webb. “It is a gangster culture out there. It is a culture that is being permeated throughout the media, and throughout the entertainment industry, that we need to start speaking out about. And furthermore, when you think about the fact that 72% of black babies...
  • Report: 'Bored' shooter of Australian baseball player appears to be a Crip

    08/21/2013 7:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 21, 2013 | Joe Newby
    As two of the teens involved in the tragic shooting of Australian baseball player Chris Lane in Duncan, Okla., were charged with first-degree murder, a post at PJ Media said Tuesday one of the shooters appears to be a member of the "Crips," a predominantly black street gang. According to reports, the teens targeted Lane as he was jogging and shot him in the back out of boredom. Bryan Preston said he "looked at the Facebook and Twitter feeds of James 'Lilbuggy' Edwards," one of the boys involved in the shooting, and found posts that "suggest strong interests in rap...
  • 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...
  • Tracy Martin, Trayvon's father, scrutinized over suspicious activity

    06/29/2013 3:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2013 | Joseph Cotto
    Over the last several months, much has been heard from Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin. In February of last year, Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, who claims that this was done in self-defense. At the time, Martin was unarmed and seventeen years old. Since then, his history of truancy, firearms-related issues, and handling marijuana — among other things — has come to light. Nonetheless, Zimmerman was eventually charged with second-degree murder and is now standing trial. Evidence suggests that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why...
  • Anti-Gang Leader Says 4/20 Shooting Was ‘Crips On Crips’ (Denver)

    04/26/2013 6:40:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    CBS4 ^ | April 24, 2013
    Investigators are still looking for the person who opened fire during the 4/20 celebration at Denver’s Civic Center Park. ... Leon Kelly, leader of an anti-gang organization, says the shooting during the 4/20 rally was predictable. He says tensions in gang neighborhoods are already high and they spilled over in the park. He says the violence wasn’t between rival gangs. Kelly says the shooting was violence between members of the same gang and Denver investigators agree. “Over the last number of months you had friction between in-house battles, Crips on Crips,” Kelly said. Nobody was seriously injured in the shooting,...
  • 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...
  • Book Claims Puffy And Suge Had Tupac And Biggie Killed (AKA P.Diddy, AKA Sean Combs)

    10/04/2011 3:42:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    newsone ^ | oct 2011
    LOS ANGELES-A new book, “Murder Rap” written by former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Greg Kading claims that Sean “P. Diddy” Combs had Tupac Shakur killed by paying Crip gang member, Keffe D to murder him. The book also claims that one of the mother’s of Suge Knight’s children says she was told by Knight to pay Piru Blood member, Wardell “Poochie” Fous to murder the Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace. Case Closed? Man Claims Credit For 1994 Tupac Shooting Police Find New Leads In Notorious B.I.G.’s Death LA Weekly reports: In his confession, Keffe D takes the officers...
  • Gang members indicted in online prostitution ring

    04/18/2011 9:16:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/18/11 | Marty Graham
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Three dozen Crips street gang members and two motel owners have been indicted for running a prostitution ring that targeted underage girls through social networking sites including MySpace, Craigslist, Twitter and Facebook, prosecutors said on Monday. The U.S. District Court indictment, unsealed on Monday, alleges that several former rival factions of the gang worked together to recruit new prostitutes by targeting underage girls from broken homes. Writing letters from prison as well as establishing contact using MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, the gang members gained control over the girls and then advertised them using Craigslist and Backpage.com,...
  • 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...
  • NFL is looking at all the [GANG] signs [2008]

    10/14/2009 9:09:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies · 1,944+ views
    L A Times ^ | July 16, 2008 | Sam Farmer
    Hand signals captured on videotape are once again being scrutinized around the NFL. Only this time, it's not the New England Patriots studying them for a competitive advantage, but league officials in search of a more sinister message. The NFL, concerned that some players might celebrate by flashing the hand signals of street gangs, has hired experts to examine game tapes and identify the gestures. "There have been some suspected things we've seen," said Milt Ahlerich, the league's vice president of security. "When we see it, we quietly jump on it immediately, directly with the team and the player or...
  • 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...
  • Parents Fight Over Which Gang Toddler Should Join

    04/11/2008 7:52:00 AM PDT · by proud_yank · 62 replies · 401+ views
    the Denver Channel ^ | April 10, 2008
    Police: Mother A Crip, Father A Westside Baller COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A couple fighting about which gang their 4-year-old toddler should join caused a public disturbance that resulted in the father's arrest, Commerce City police said Thursday. On Saturday, Joseph Manzanares stormed into the Hollywood Video store where his girlfriend worked, threatened to kill her and knocked over several video displays and even a computer, Commerce City police Sgt. Joe Sandoval said. After he ran out of the store, police were called and the 19-year-old was arrested at his home. His girlfriend told police that they had been arguing...
  • Police: University of North Carolina Coed's Killing May Have Been Gang-Related

    03/10/2008 11:44:45 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 56 replies · 3,220+ views
    Fox News & AP | 3/10/08 | Marianne Silber
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The murder of the popular student body president at the University of North Carolina may have been gang related, police told FOX News on Monday. Eve Carson, 22, was shot dead last week in an upscale residential neighborhood in Chapel Hill, N.C., where the elite school's main campus is located. Chapel Hill police believe Carson's killing may have a link to the Hoover Crips gang because of a retro Houston Astros baseball cap worn by a man caught on camera allegedly trying to use Carson's ATM card. The hats, which have an "H" emblem, are sometimes...
  • 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...
  • Plot Posed A Real, Immediate Threat, Experts Say(Terrorist attacks CA)

    12/15/2007 12:01:59 AM PST · by kellynla · 4 replies · 114+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 14, 2007 | Greg Krikorian
    It was not the most spectacular domestic terrorism plot since the Sept. 11 attacks, and certainly not the best-known. But no other case posed such a real and immediate threat as the audacious scheme to attack more than a dozen military centers, synagogues and other sites in Southern California, experts said Thursday. "If you look at the roster of defendants in terrorism cases, it often seems like a casting call. They all have aspirations, but most lack real talent and helpful connections," said Brian Levin, an attorney and director of Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate...
  • 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...
  • Four College Friends Shot in New Jersey-(executed)

    08/06/2007 6:20:18 PM PDT · by Flavius · 85 replies · 4,136+ views
    AOL & AP ^ | 8/6/07 | By DAVID PORTER,AP
    NEWARK, N.J. (Aug. 6) - In a city where gun violence has become an all too common part of daily life, these shootings were enough to chill even the most hardened residents: Four young friends shot execution-style in a schoolyard just days before they were to head to college Three were killed after being forced to kneel against a wall and then shot in the head at close range Saturday night, police said. A girl was found slumped near some bleachers 30 feet away, a gunshot wound to the head but still alive. The four Newark residents were to attend...
  • Los Angeles names and targets city's worst 11 gangs

    02/08/2007 10:27:46 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 70 replies · 2,142+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/07 | Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
    Launching a counteroffensive against organized street thugs, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police officials took the unusual step Wednesday of identifying the city's 11 worst gangs, then promising to go after them with teams of police, federal agents, probation officers and prosecutors. Facing 720 identifiable gangs with 39,000 members, the city's plan would target the most dangerous groups, which total at least 800 members. Those gangs are thought to be responsible for a disproportionate amount of mayhem........ But Wes McBride, executive director of the California Gang Investigators Assn. and a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, said he was...
  • 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...
  • Pine Ridge beating tied to gang rite ("In our code of conduct we don't refer to it as gangs")

    12/05/2006 8:25:55 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 23 replies · 1,038+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Dec 5, 2006 | Tanya Caldwell
    Three students at Pine Ridge High beat up a 16-year-old-freshman on campus Monday as part of an initiation into the notorious Crips street gang, officials said. The boy lost a tooth and suffered cuts and bruises while willingly accepting the "beatdown" from fellow students when they were hanging out at the racquetball courts before classes began. Officials say all three are members of the Crips, a well-known street gang whose rivals are the Bloods. Daquan told investigators he found the knife on the ground, officials said. Brian Soto, a 15-year-old student who claims to be with the Crips, was brought...
  • 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...
  • Investigation focusing on Marines thought to be Crip members

    08/17/2006 4:04:32 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 1 replies · 1,058+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 17 August 2006 | Jennifer Miskewicz
    (Richland) August 16, 2006 - Four Marines were arrested along with 14 other young men and boys after law enforcement got a tip about a gang meeting at Pine Grove Park Sunday night. "They were probably the major focal point of this meeting," says gang investigator David Soto. Soto thinks they wanted to put their military experience to use in the plot, "You learn how to shoot, come in and move out. And those are things you also bring back to the general public. And these are things they'll also give the same training to their fellow gang members." Officers...
  • 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....
  • Editorial: A safe downtown needs to feel safer. (Minneapolis Tribune)

    04/06/2006 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 707+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 4-6-06 | staff
    It was inevitable that someone would describe the 21-year-old suspect in last weekend's street killing in the Warehouse District as "a good kid." But good kids don't bring guns to movies. And groups of good kids don't storm into cinemas shouting, cursing, flashing gang signs and picking fights with rivals, all of which apparently led to a melee, then gunfire, outside of Block E and the shocking death of an innocent pedestrian. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and police officials insist that the tragedy was an aberration and that the district is safe.
  • 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...
  • Stanley Tookie Williams’ Public Viewing

    12/18/2005 10:24:13 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 88 replies · 4,612+ views
    Save Tookie ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 18, 2005 PRESS CONTACT: Jasmyne Cannick (Local Media) (323) 839-0216 jasmynecannick@hotmail.com LaNiece Jones (Int’l and Nat’l Media) (510) 568-5899 lajpr@aol.com Viewing to Take Place on Monday, Memorial Service Slated for Tuesday LOS ANGELES - There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for peacemaker Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel...
  • Snoop was a crip. No wonder he was rootin for Tookie

    12/14/2005 4:30:15 PM PST · by xmission · 30 replies · 3,040+ views
    SnoopHeaven.com ^ | Snoopheaven.com
    "Funny his gang membership doesn't seem to have made the news this past week" Snoop Dogg was arrested for drug possession shortly after leaving high school and spent subsequent years in and out of jail. He was a member of the notorious Crips gang and in 1993 was charged with murder in connection with a drive-by shooting. In 1995, Snoop Dogg, leaning on the legal arm of renowned O.J. Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran, stood trial for accessory to manslaughter in the case of a rival gang member who was allegedly shot by Snoop's bodyguard, McKinley Lee. A year later, Snoop...
  • Tookie's Christmas Carol

    12/14/2005 3:59:50 PM PST · by FFforFreedom · 34 replies · 2,559+ views
    Internet | Unknown
    Credit for this goes to a New York City Police Officer who shall remain anonymous... Twas the night before Tookie's execution ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Twas the night before Christmas and all through San Quentin, the crips were protesting, and liberals were ventin'. The cyanide hung by the chamber wth care, in hopes that the reaper soon would be there. The inmates were nestled all snug in their bed ; except for Old Tookie, who soon would be dead. And me with my beer mug, dressed warm in my flannel, had curled up to watch it, on the Fox News Channel. I...
  • CA: Brothers arrested in deaths of two men (may be members of .. subset of the violent Crips gang)

    12/14/2005 9:22:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 701+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/14/05 | Sean Webby
    Milpitas detectives were working Tuesday to get to the bottom of a blast of bullets at a nightclub near the Great Mall last weekend that left two friends dead and two brothers arrested. The killings were the city's first homicides since 2003. Dead are Trevor De Voe, 24, and Irwin Dillon, 20. The Santa Clara suspects, Nuuelva Sofara, 19, and his 16-year-old brother -- who has not yet been named because of his age -- are booked on homicide charges. The two may be members of a local subset of the violent Crips gang, according to prosecutor Dave Tomkins. ``This...
  • Emotions run high outside San Quentin's gates [«Dead man walking» - Sean Penn, crying!]

    12/13/2005 9:21:23 AM PST · by Goldwater-Reagan Republican · 132 replies · 3,731+ views
    As the crowd outside San Quentin State Prison was told after midnight this morning that Tookie Williams was dead, a lone voice cried out, "Shame." Then the throng took up the chant, "Tookie, Tookie, Tookie, Tookie." "Despite what happened tonight, people do not feel defeated, as you can hear," said Jeff Boyette of San Francisco, a Williams supporter in his 20s. "I think people see tonight just how unjust the system is," added Sarah Poole, another young death penalty opponent from San Francisco. Moments earlier, as the execution time neared, there were tears as people sang "We Shall Overcome." With...
  • Tookie Responsible for More than Just Four Murders

    12/13/2005 7:23:46 AM PST · by talkshowamerica · 14 replies · 592+ views
    The Talk Show American ^ | 12/13/2005 | J.R.
    by JR Tookie Williams, the co-founder of the violent Crips street gang, was executed by lethal injection at 12:01 AM for the 1979 robbery murders of four people in Los Angeles. The execution went ahead as scheduled after the U.S. Supreme Court late Monday rejected a last-minute appeal. The high court's ruling followed California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to deny clemency for Williams. "Based on the cumulative weight of the evidence, there is no reason to second-guess the jury's decision of guilt or raise significant doubts or serious reservations about Williams' convictions and death sentence," Schwarzenegger said in a five-page...
  • The Last Hours of Tookie Williams

    12/13/2005 3:51:47 AM PST · by saveliberty · 78 replies · 2,579+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 12/13/2005 | Captain Ed
      The Last Hours Of Tookie Stanley "Tookie" Williams has run out of options for avoiding his long-delayed execution, having lost both his bid for clemency and his final appeal to the US Supreme Court this evening. Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor likely got the call, as the 9th Circuit comes under her jurisdiction, which might cool the ardor for her from the Judiciary Committee Democrats at the Alito hearings next month, but really means nothing much at all. Since no one had any significant new arguments to present on Williams' behalf -- supposedly one witness surfaced after over...
  • Experts dispute Williams claim of founding Crips

    12/12/2005 8:17:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies · 2,457+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 12, 2005 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The debate over the imminent execution of Stanley Tookie Williams hinges partly on his claim that he founded the notorious Crips street gang -- then renounced a criminal life in a quest for redemption. Though Williams, who is scheduled to die on Tuesday, maintains his innocence in the four 1979 murders that landed him on death row, he takes credit for founding the Crips a decade earlier with another teenager, Raymond Washington, and says he now regrets his role. Prosecutors question the 51-year-old Williams' sincerity in repudiating the Crips. Experts say the convicted killer...
  • SPOTLIGHT: TALK RADIO - In The Middle Of Tookie Watch, Aussie Riots

    12/12/2005 7:52:31 PM PST · by chuckpez · 4 replies · 479+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | December 12th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Looking for easy scapegoats after a series of violent "white" vs. "Arab" attacks in Australia, Islamic leaders and news media outlets have been quick to fault talk radio for fanning the flames. From the London Times: - Yesterday, Islamic leaders blamed the trouble on influential talk radio hosts who had whipped up racial tensions in the wake of last weekend’s attack on the lifesavers, who epitomise Australia’s white traditions and Anglo-Saxon roots. From The Mercury in South Africa: - The President of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, Keysar Trad, said the violence was "bound to happen" after callers to...
  • Paul Shanklin's Imitation of Arnold on Tookie: What about the Crips threatening response?

    12/12/2005 6:48:02 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 12 replies · 1,457+ views
    600 WREC ^ | December 12, 2005 | Vanity
    Today on the Mike Fleming Show there were two guests. Conservative Cartoonist-Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael Ramirez and satarist Paul Shanklin from Rush Limbaugh fame. Mike ask "Arnold" (read Shanklin) for his comments on the potential threat of violence posed by the Crips if Tookie were executed. Off the cuff ... Arnold: "You've got to deal with them in the same hard way you deal with unions, like the teacher's union. When the union got angry they stopped doing their thing and working. I think it'll be a good thing for the city if they (Crips) stop doing their thing too...
  • A brief history of the Los Angeles based Crips

    12/11/2005 12:08:37 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 16,911+ views
    OnLine Store A Brief History of the Los Angeles based Crips Raymond Washington, a 15 year-old student at Fremont High School started what would later become known as the Crips in 1969. After much of the Black Panther power base was eliminated and as other social and political groups became ineffective in Los Angeles, Washington, who was too young to participate in the Panther movement during the 1960s, but absorbed much of the Panther rhetoric of community control of neighborhoods (Baker 1988, p. 28) fashioned his quasi-political organization after the Panther’s militant style by sporting the popular black leather...
  • 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...
  • Lethal journey draws to a close (activities at San Quentin on Tookie's last day)

    12/12/2005 6:55:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 1,162+ views
    contra costa times ^ | 12-5-05 | Simerman
    Lethal journey draws to a close By John Simerman CONTRA COSTA TIMES Stanley "Tookie" Williams will spend most of his remaining daytime hours with visitors inside a Plexiglas cubicle, wearing waist restraints and handcuffs and under constant watch. About 6 p.m., a special security team will escort him from North Segregation, the original death row, to an annex building, and one of two "death watch cells" adjacent to the green execution chamber. There, he can watch TV or listen to the radio, possibly tuning in as supporters gather for a mass vigil expected outside the prison's East Gate. The Crips...