Skip to comments.I Wish Nipsey Hussle Had Been Armed
Posted on 04/13/2019 3:21:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
I wish Nipsey Hussle had been armed. Had he been able to protect himself as a legal concealed weapons carrier, he might be alive today. Instead, his children will have to grow up without their father. Im so tired of seeing good guys become victims of bad guys with guns in anti-Second Amendment states like California. God only knows if California will see a rise in violent crimes after reckless Gov. Gavin Newsom halted the states death penalty.
Stories like Hussles are typically foreign to the conservative movement, but they shouldnt be. Our policies work for the Nipsey Hussles of the world, too.
Hussle was finally laid to rest Thursday after a spectacular star studded send off at Los Angeles Staples Center. 21,000 fans gobbled up free tickets to attend the ceremony of their Crenshaw hero.
Its been nearly two weeks since TMZ first reported that Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot to death in front of his own clothing store called, The Marathon Clothing, located in Los Angeless Hyde Park neighborhood. Twenty-nine-year-old Eric Holder, the alleged shooter, was captured by cops two days later. Ironically, Hussle, a former member of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang, was scheduled to meet with LAPD Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff and members of Jay-Zs Roc Nation the very next day to discuss efforts to end gang violence in his community. Im saddened he never got that opportunity. Im convinced he wouldve made a difference.
I wasnt a fan of Nipsey Hussles music. However, I was captivated by the reporting of his untimely death because his story is all too familiar in urban America. Not to mention, he sounded like a genuinely good guy that had turned his life around. Unfortunately, the dirty little secret about Los Angeles is that what happened to Hussle isnt uncommon. According to an LA Times column titled Crime is down in Los Angeles for the first time in five years, South L.A., Hussles territory, had seen a spike in shootings, despite decades of steady decline in violent crime in other parts of the city. In 2018, homicides in L.A. stood at 256. Thats a 9% decline from 2017.
Sadly, most victims arent famous enough to garner national headlines. Thanks to media, when outsiders think of California, they typically envision the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Tabloid stories of entertainers may canvas websites and magazines, but Hollywood, despite its cultural influence, isnt normal for anyone, including regular Californians.
The truth is, many of Hollywoods most famed talents talk a good game when it comes to left-wing pet peeves such as ending gun violence and diversity, but most of them cant find a freeway on-ramp fast enough to zoom by the hood. From everything Ive read, Hussle dedicated his time and resources to revamping the streets he once terrorized. Thats what sets him apart from the rest.
I left Los Angeles over 20 years ago fearing Id see the same fate as Hussle if I didnt. We dont share the same politics. But as someone who grew up around gang culture in Los Angeles, I respect what he was attempting to do to make the Crenshaw district a better and safer place. By all accounts, Hussle had left the gang lifestyle behind. Sadly, it followed him despite his efforts to reconcile Bloods and Crips and empower his community with hope. Nipsey Hussle was more than a rapper. He was a loving dad, an inspiration to many and a savvy entrepreneur that worked hard to improve his status in life, as well as those around him. He even worked with some of Americas largest tech companies to make his clothing store a smart store. He wanted to see more blacks versed in technology so we could compete in the future job market.
I dont believe Nipsey Hussle was an angel. Obviously, hed made some enemies over the years. The sad truth about gang life is even though you leave the lifestyle behind, it doesnt mean others have forgotten your past.
Most ex-gang members move away from their old territories for a do-over in life. Nipsey Hussle stuck around because he felt an obligation to make his community a safer place a thriving place. In a figurative sense, he made it out. He just refused to leave the ones he loved behind. Much respect.
Good riddens to that trash
I guess Carl is real happy that George was armed when Trayvon attacked him...right?
“Nipsey Hussle stuck around because he felt an obligation to make his community a safer place a thriving place.”!?
...Does this go under the BS liberal phrase “giving back” or “paying it forward”?
Oh sht, THAT’S the guy who did that??
Trump WINS AGAIN
W I N N I N G
What a bunch of clowns.
Eric Holder kills again.
How has this thuggery infected our everyday life? Do we give a rats a##, do we know any of these Cretans? Yet the media and the thug life promoters cater to the thug families who need to stay connected to their roots. This is pushed on us like it is news.
Am I the only one upset that he bastardized the name of a really talented and deserving entertainer and Patriot!........Nipsy Russell......
No, not really...
Nipsy Russell will live on in our memory because he a talented entertainer and brought joy to the world...
This thug POS that is now worm food will be forgotten in a week...
Also the POS Farrakhan spoke at his memorial service...
The company you keep...
I wish Natalie Wood was a good swimmer.
I wish Mama Cass would’ve settled for a salad.
How ironic his alleged assassin was named Eric Holder in real life (rap name: S—tty Cuz)
With his criminal record, convicted of multiple felonies and domestic violence twice, he cannot own a gun legally.
You are correct, but it leads to an interesting question: should a felon be allowed to exercise his natural rights? Freedom of speech, religion, right to bear arms...
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