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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

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

BorderCrossing1_Solis | 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

henry-solis-fugitive 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

Cle "Bone" Sloan on the set of Straigh Outta Compton, 2014

By Alex A. Alonso 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 […]

Hip-Hop documentary, “My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story” to be released in February 2015 November 12, 2014 SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Official Trailer for My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story is a documentary about H-Crown, a South Los Angeles gang member who was recently released from prison after serving almost 5 years for armed robbery. As a youth he became a member of the Five Deuce […]

Former LAPD Officer calls for Frank Lyga investgation into Kevin Gaines killing

By Alex A. Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 24, 2014 | 11:51 p.m. Earlier this month, former LAPD officer Brian Bentley, posted an audio file, that was surreptitiously recorded by an unidentified employee of the LAPD of current LAPD detective Frank Lyga. During a training session, Lyga was speaking to a room of 38 other […]

Sneezy Tweet from Suicidal Town posted up on 12th Street – Long Beach

STREETGANGS.COM | August 2013 Long Beach – Sneezy Tweet from Suicidal Town 12th Street posted up in Long Beach talking about life, gangs and music. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview we did with the Long Beach rap artist. Part one of the interview: Related posts: Suicidal Town rapper, Sneezy Tweet, […]

Veebo from Exotic Family talks about growing up in Long Beach

STREETGANGS.COM | September 11, 2013 Long Beach – Rapper Veebo from Exotic Family City Crip from Long Beach talks about SEA, rapping and growing up in Long Beach, California. SEA is an acronym for South East Asian and Suicidals / Exotic Family / Asian Boyz, which are three Asian gangs, mostly Cambodian, allied together in […]

$tupid Young hangin’ in the Eastside Long Beach – Asians Boyz

STREETGANGS.COM | August 31, 2013 Long Beach – $tupid Young hanging in his neighborhood with the Asian Boyz, discussing Asians in hiphop, independent versus signed artist. Location: Long Beach, CA Related posts: $tupid Young from Eastside Long Beach, Asian Boyz, rap artist $tupid Young Veebo from Exotic City on the Eastside of Long Beach – […]

Red Rum talks about Bangin on Wax & gang influence on early West Coast Hip-hop

STREETGANGS.COM | August 31, 2013 Long Beach – OYG Redrum from bangin’ on wax talks about early west-coast hip-hop during the early 1990s and how gang culture has had an impact on Los Angeles and California hip-hop. Interview date: July 2013 Related posts: Mister CR from Eastside Hustler Crip talks about early influence & being […]

Freeway Ricky Ross on lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross (Rozay) & how he got his name Freeway

STREETGANGS.COM | July 2013 South Los Angeles – Freeway Ricky Ross talks about his early days when he was stripping cars on 87th near Figueroa where he grew up next to the 110 Harbor Freeway in 83 Hoover turf. This was before he began making million of dollars in drug trafficking. He also explains the […]

Gang injunction curfews in Los Angeles are now illegal to enforce

STREETGANGS.COM | July 12, 2013 Los Angeles – Civil Rights Attorney Olu Orange, talks about how he and his firm successfully challenged the curfew clause of several Los Angeles City gang injunctions. They were challenged not in State Court but rather in Federal Court because of the overwhelming support that Los Angeles based State judges […]

Lil Sodi started writing music in Youth Authority & prison, Brims & Pirus cool

STREETGANGS.COM | June 30, 2013 Los Angeles – Rapper Lil Sodi from Eight Tray Gangster talks about collaborating with Brims and Pirus who were traditional enemies, his experience in Youth Authority and prison, and how he started writing music. Interview Date: May 17, 2013 Location: St. Andrews Park, South Los Angeles Related posts: Lil Sodi […]

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