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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

Compton Fruit Town Pirus speak on Soulja Boy & Chris Brown situation

STREETGANGS.COM | January 9, 2017 COMPTON – On Cressey Street in Compton, CA in the heart if Fruit Town Piru neighborhood we spoke to several members that expressed their sentiments about the recent Soulja Boy and Chris Brown debacle that some have said has made this reputable Compton neighborhood look bad. After a recent Instagram […]

LAPD investigating Boyle Heights vandalism as possible hate crimes

By:Brittny Mejia November 4, 2016 The Los Angeles Police Department is treating three acts of vandalism in the last month targeting art galleries in Boyle Heights, including graffiti at one gallery that attacked “white art,” as possible hate crimes. The probe comes amid a debate in the predominantly Latino Eastside neighborhood over the growing art […]

Projeck Bo from the Pueblo Bishop Bloods on growing up in Del Rio Projects in Los Angeles

STREETGANGS.COM | October 10, 2016 In this episode we met up with Projeck Bo from Pueblo Bishop Bloods who was recently released from prison after doing 8 straight years. This episode was released early to our Patrons that get early access to our videos but it was released worldwide on Sunday. Projeck Bo grew up […]

Visiting the Pueblo Del Rio Housing projects with Projeck Bo Staff Writer September 21, 2016 SOUTH LOS ANGELES – visited the Pueblo Del Rio Housing projects in South Los Angeles on Wednesday to meet up with Projeck Bo who was born and raised in the housing projects. Bo was born and raised in the public housing projects and eventually became a member of […]

The Patreon page has launched so we can bring more content more often

Los Angeles, CA — September 10, 2016 – Our Patreon page has launched, so please go support our campaign so that we can continue to bring you quality and original content. The two main complaints are, 1) we don’t post often enough and 2) travel to other communities and cites to bring fresh new content. […]

Deputies in Compton fatally shoot unarmed black man

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

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 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. **************************************************************** SUPPORT US – Purchase […]

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. **************************************************************** SUPPORT US – Purchase signed Long Beach shirt: – Discussion […]

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