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Rapper DMX Today Is a Free Man

Posted on Wed, July 7, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER DMX, born Earl Simmons, was freed from an Arizona jail. X’s criminal defense attorney, Glenn Allen, confirmed with XXL that the Yonkers-bred MC was released after serving four months of a six-month sentence for violating the terms of his previous probation in Arizona. […]

Oakland Residents Prepare For Verdict in Racial Police Shooting

Maria L. LaGanga (LA Times) July 6, 2010 Oakland residents prepared for a verdict in the Johannes Mehserle shooting trial Tuesday with a mixture of apprehension and hope that the city’s historically disempowered youth would express themselves peacefully. With the case now in the hands of the jury, a law enforcement incident command post has […]

LAPD Looks For South L.A. Killing Leads

Robert J. Lopez (LA Times) July 6, 2010 Los Angeles police Tuesday were hunting for a gunman who killed a 28-year-old man in Vermont Square. Samuel Edward James III was standing near a pay phone around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 4600 block of South Vermont Avenue when the attacker walked up and opened fire, […]

Hemet Booby Trap Suspect to Be Charged in Attacks

(The Associated Press) July 7, 2010 HEMET, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of carrying out a series of booby trap attacks against police in a small Southern California town was expected to be charged in the case Wednesday, authorities said. Nicholas Smit was arrested Friday for investigation of making a booby trap and assault […]

Maryland Prison Guard Among 15 Accused of Helping the Gang of the Black Guerillas

Maria Glod (Washington Post Staff Writer) July 7, 2010 Fifteen people, including a prison guard, are accused in federal court of belonging to or helping a violent gang that smuggled drugs and cellphones into Maryland’s prisons and extorted cash from inmates who paid to escape attack. Federal prosecutors in Maryland on Tuesday said an indictment […]

Obama Administration Sues to Block the Arizona Immigration Law

David G. Savage (Tribune Washington Bureau) July 6, 2010 The Obama administration launched its long-expected legal attack on Arizona’s strict new immigration law Tuesday, arguing that only Washington can set the nation’s rules for arresting illegal immigrants. The government said Tuesday that its immigration enforcement policy “targets … dangerous aliens,” including violent criminals, gang members, […]

Mack 10 Is Being Sued For $100G’s Over Unpaid Royalties

Posted on Mon, July 5, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER Producer Ervin “EP” Pope filed a lawsuit against rapper Mack 10 and his record label Hood Bangin’ Entertainment, claiming he is owed hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in unpaid royalties. EP claims he was never paid for production work on two tracks featured on Mack […]

Rapper Rick Ross Wins Legal Suit Against “Freeway” Ricky Ross

Posted on Mon, July 5, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER Ross has officially filed the suit in federal court in California to the tune of $10 million. He claims the Boss stole his name and identity and wants to stop the sale of his album. Along with Ross, the ex-con also names Jay-Z, […]

Correctional Officers Help Offenders Leave Behind The Gang Life

Sara Jean Green (Seattle Times) July 5, 2010 Eric Looney says he is done running with the Hoover Crips. Community Corrections Officer Mark Deabler is skeptical but hopeful he’s telling the truth about leaving the gang life. Looney, 33, was first sent to prison in 2000 for an attempted robbery. A couple of years ago, […]

14 Year Old Teenage Girl Killed While Watching Fireworks

KTLA July 5, 2010 LOS ANGELES — A 14-year-old girl watching fireworks was shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles Sunday, and police are searching for her killers. The shooting was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of S. Toberman Street. The teen was among dozens of people watching illegal fireworks […]

Alleged Baby Killer Is Captured In Mexico

KTLA July 5, 2010 The Los Angeles police say a suspect in the September shooting death of 4-month old Andrew Garcia has been captured in Mexico. Investigators say Ricardo Hernandez was shooting at a rival gang member when he killed 4-month-old Andrew Garcia. A police news release says 24-year-old Ricardo Hernandez was being held Sunday […]

Exclusive: Rapper Rick Ross Replies To Freeway Ricky Ross $10 Mil Lawsuit

Posted on Fri, July 2, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER Hip-Hop star Rick Ross has weighed in on a $10 million dollar lawsuit filed by Freeway Ricky Ross on June 18th in Federal Court. Former Los Angeles drug kingpin Freeway Ricky is seeking $10 million from rapper Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Def Jam and […]

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