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CeeBo Tha Rapper claims LAPD harasses and puts gang labels on innocent youth (Ezell Ford shooting)

Streetgangs.com | September 5, 2014 UPDATE: Mar 21, 2015 – On Friday March 14, 2015, the main witness in the Ezell Ford shootin, Leroy Hill, 46, was shot around 11:50 p.m. on 65th Street near Broadway, where LAPD officers killed last August Ford. Hill was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. SOUTH LOS ANGELES – CeeBo […]

Jeezy Gives “Real Talk” on Delaying Jail Release

jeezy mugshot

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER September 10, 2014 If staying in jail could be made honorable, Young Jeezy fit himself into that tiny possibility. The Georgia rapper appeared on Power 93 Chicago to talk about being incarcerated when authorities discovered an AK-47 assault rifle on his tour bus. “I really can’t speak on it […]

Woman associated with Asian street gang convicted of Westminster murder

Lynn Quach and Christopher Yu

Orange County District Attorney | September 6, 2014 A female associate of an Asian criminal street gang was convicted on Thursday, Sept. 4, of murdering a woman by dragging her several blocks on the outside of her car. Lynn Ai Quach, 24, Garden Grove, was found guilty by a jury yesterday Sept. 4, 2014, of […]

Big Stretch explains the difference in being “Kut” & “No Kuts” in LA gang culture as a Blood

STREETGANGS.COM | SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 Exposition Park – We first met Big Stretch from Fruit Town Brim (FTB) back in 2008, and in the beginning of that interview he mentioned, “No Kuts,” a phrase that Blood members are proud to acknowledge who have gone to prison and never joined a prison gang (ie. Blood Line […]

El Monte Boys & Girls Club shutters doors amid gang activity allegations

El Monte Boys & Girls Club closed

Q McCray and Greg Lee (KABC) | September 01, 2014 EL MONTE, Calif. — The El Monte Boys & Girls Club has shuttered its doors after allegations gang members with ties to the Mexican Mafia held meetings and sold drugs at the community center. Executive director Clay Hollopeter confirmed the board voted last week to […]

Suge Knight In Hospital from Pre-VMA Party Shooting Injuries

chris brown-suge club shooting

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 25, 2014 “It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes,” tweeted Chris Brown. “Miss me with the bullsh*t!!!” The 25-year-old singer blew off steam after emerging from a shooting incident unscathed, but his guest Marion “Suge” Knight was not […]

For skid row residents and advocates, mural is a sign of survival

The Skid Row Super Mural

Gale Holland (Los Angeles Times) | August 23, 2014 Skid row is the place that dares not speak its name. The neighborhood of 10,000 people on the eastern end of downtown Los Angeles — with the largest concentration of homeless people in the country — is generally not listed on municipal signs or maps. The […]

50 Cent/Cam’Ron Poke Humor at “Ice Bucket Challenge”

camron-ice

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 22, 2014 Refreshing spin-off or distasteful trolling- after hopping on the “ice bucket challenge” to raise awareness and money for sufferers of ALS, 50 Cent put his own twist on the meme. Rather than tagging the next person to follow suit in dumping a bucket of ice water […]

Suspects in fatal Echo Park stabbing remain at large; fundraiser planned for slain skateboarder

Carlos Arellano

LUCY GUANUNA (Eastsider LA) | August 22, 2014 As police continue their search for three suspects responsible for last week’s fatal stabbing in Echo Park, the owner of a Highland Park pet grooming shop where the victim had once worked will host a fundraiser on Sunday for the slain man’s family. Groom to Bloom is […]

Justice for Ezell Ford / Omar Abrego both unarmed and killed by the LAPD

Los Angeles – Ezell Ford, 25 and Omar Obrego, 37 were two unarmed men, that were both killed in south Los Angeles by Newton Police officers on two different days in August of 2014. Obrego, father of three, was driving home on Aug. 2 when he was pulled over by officers right in front of […]

Police suspect gang rivalry in two Watts shootings 20 minutes apart

Gorman Ave & E 108th St, Los Angeles

Frank Shyong (Los Angeles Times) | August 21, 2014 Two men were wounded, one critically, in drive-by shootings that took place 20 minutes apart Thursday in Watts, authorities said. The first shooting occurred near 108th Street and Gorman Avenue about 5:40 p.m., said Sgt. Scott Stevens of the Los Angeles Police Department. A 19-year-old man […]

Cam’ron: Ferguson Shows Watchdogs “Soft” On NYPD

Cam'ron Montreality interview

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 20, 2014 Demonstrators riled by the Ferguson shooting are increasingly turning to their own hometowns to seek justice for abusive policing, but further scrutiny reveals that rarely are there perfect characters. Cam’ron went on Montreality to bemoan the crazed sensationalism of an incident like Ferguson that overshadows the […]

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