alexalonso
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Alex Alonso is an professor of Sociology & Geography, author and TV producer. He has been covering street gangs in Los Angeles for 2 decades and is the founder of Streetgangs.com

Deputies in Compton fatally shoot black man unarmed

COMPTON – August 26, 2016 – Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man Thursday as they searched for a suspect they say fired at them after a pursuit in Compton. Investigators are still trying to determine if the man who was shot was involved in the original incident or had been armed […]

Up-and-Coming Rapper Kid Cali Killed, 2 Injured During Shooting at Pool Party

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Posted 6:59 AM, August 21, 2016, by Cindy Von Quednow, Erin Myers, Mariel Turner, Kirk Hawkins and Jennifer Gould, Updated at 09:29am, August 22, 2016 A Los Angeles rapper was killed and two others were injured during a shooting at a pool party in Granada Hills Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. […]

Oldest Bloods in Los Angeles, H-Crown documentary completed & new Patreon page launching

STREETGANGS.COM | July 30, 2016 LOS ANGELES – The Oldest Blood Gangs Part 2 is completed and that might finalize the Oldest Gangs series. I might consider the Oldest Asian gangs in Los Angeles and the Oldest Gangs in Compton. I am selling the black California State Long Beach T-shirt worn in the Oldest Bloods […]

Doing interview for Showtime and finishing 10 Oldest Bloods gangs

By Alex A. Alonso | July 23, 2016 | 12:53 p.m. | Pico-Union – Sacha Jenkins, director of award winning Hip Hop documentary “Fresh Dressed,” is director of a new film on the Riots in Los Angeles for Showtime tentatively called “Burn.” Jenkins sat down with Alex Alonso, at Graf Lab in the Pico-Union section […]

Behind the Scenes: Oldest Bloods Gangs in Los Angeles, Top Ten

By Alex A. Alonso | July 22, 2016 | 10:45 p.m. | South Los Angeles, CA – Behind the scenes shooting the Oldest Bloods Gangs in Los Angeles, part 2. In this video you get a sneak peek behind the making of streetgangs.com popular series, Top Ten. Also learn why it take longer than average […]

Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – Part 2

STREETGANGS.COM | July 28, 2015 Los Angeles – Part two of the Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles. In part one Alex Alonso toured the oldest gangs ranked from 10 to six. In the second part he tours the five oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest […]

Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – Part 1

STREETGANGS.COM | July 17, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Take a tour through Los Angeles, South LA, East LA, Downtown and Boyle Heights to see what are the oldest Hispanic gang neighborhoods in Los Angeles in Part 1 of a 2 part video. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – […]

Hollywood and Central Los Angeles gang map of 1978

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Streetgangs.com Staff Writer May 7, 2015 | 2:55 p.m. PST This map was created in 1978 and covers the areas of Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, and parts of South Los Angeles. Gangs mapped: 1. Toonerville 2. Varrio Rebels (Hollywood) 3. Varrio Rebels 2 (Hollywood) 4. WS 18th Street (Hollywood) 5. Clanton (Hollywood) 5. Satanas 6. […]

Mike Brown / Freddie Gray protest march in Leimert Park, Los Angeles

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Mike Brown / Freddie Gray protest march in Leimert Park, CA – April 30, 2015 Related posts: Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington Stanley Tookie Williams rally in Leimert Park to end the death penalty Twin sisters struck by car in Leimert Park die NO DISPERSAL ORDER – Arrested Mike Brown […]

LAPD officer Henry Solis flees to Mexico with help from his father

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Streetgangs.com | March 27, 2015 These are surveillance photos of Victor Solis (father) and Henry Solis (LAPD officer) crossing into Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, from El Paso, Texas on March 14, 2015 at approximately 5:40 a.m. In court on Thursday, Victor Solis was ordered detained without bail. He waived further proceedings in Los Angeles and is […]

Father of LAPD murder suspect charged in federal complaint

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Streetgangs.com March 26, 2015 | 5:31 p.m. LOS ANGELES – The father of Henry Solis, the LAPD fugitive wanted in the March 13 homicide of Salome Rodriguez in Pomona, was arrested at his home in Lancaster, CA. According to a federal complaint filed in the United States District Court in El Paso, Texas, the father, […]

Challenging the Suge Knight narrative and getting it correct

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By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer February 2, 2015 | 6:29 p.m. LOS ANGELES – There has been an abundance of coverage connected to Suge Knight’s most recent legal matter related to an incident that occurred in Compton last Thursday. Knight visited the lunch set of the film Straight Outta Compton, uninvited and started […]

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