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  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    12/26/2012 10:29:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 12/26/12
    The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York. In 1911 — in the wake of a notorious Gramercy Park blueblood murder-suicide — Sullivan sponsored the Sullivan Act, which mandated police-issued licenses for handguns and made it a felony to carry an unlicensed concealed weapon. This was the heyday of the pre-Prohibition gangs, roving bands of violent toughs who terrorized ethnic neighborhoods and often fought pitched battles with police. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a...
  • Mexico: the danger of 'drug ballads' (Popular musicians being murdered; Descriptions warning)

    05/31/2008 11:00:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 30 replies · 1,972+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 1, 2008 | Ioan Grillo
    Mexico: the danger of 'drug ballads'  Last Updated: 12:01am BST 01/06/2008       In the past two years, 15 mexican musicians have been murdered. Their crime: to fall foul of the country's drug barons. Ioan Grillo reports It was three in the morning and the Mexican group Banda Guasavena were driving back from a concert at a cockfighting festival, just over the border from Texas. The audience had been even more rapturous than usual and Fausto Castro-Elizalde, the band's horn player, recalls them chatting happily about the evening.   Grupo Cartel de Sinaloa pose in a cemetery full of extravagant...
  • Now that Lil Kim is Free Will She Fight For Other Prisoners? (Maxine Waters and Gore mention)

    07/09/2006 8:43:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 573+ views
    thug life army dot com ^ | 7-6-06 | some thug named Davey D
    Now that Lil Kim is Free Will She Fight For Other Prisoners? by Davey D Last week during the BET Awards, Lil Kim's mother and brother came into the press gallery to field questions about her incarceration. They emphasized how unfair it was for her to be locked up and how the justice system is screwed up.  I think it was her brother who pointed out how all sorts of people who have committed heinous crimes do very little time, while Lil Kim got locked down for perjury. It was also pointed out how there are many who done more...