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  1. Many years ago (mid-1970’s) I volunteerd at Camp Carl Holton in Pacoima. I was a big brother to a Tony “Negro” Sanchez from White Fence in East Los Angeles. I lost contact with him and I had moved to Chicago (worked with First Time Youth Offenders on the South Side). I have often wondered what ever happened to Tony Sanchez? I just finished reading Luis Rodriguez’s book “Always Running.” It made me wonder if Tony survived and turned his life around? He had some very good qualities, and had the ability to make something of himself. Yet, he was overshadowed and controlled by his “homies.” I would like to put to rest the “what ever happen to …” Any info?

    Richard T. Valero

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    • Richard

      If i had my way you idiots would be in afganistan fighting on the front lines and saving the lives of out good young men that have died to make it possible for you to continue your k-ing raqping and stealing here in the stares. Further if i had my way if arrested and labeled as a gang member you eould go on military transport to afganistan or take a bullet in the head on the spot. you have no rights at that point your dead on the spot

      • ed

        Amen Richard!!! GREAT IDEA!!! Put those bastards on the front lines!! let em prove they are men and not the punks they truly are!!!

    • Boosie

      Hi I tried joining the message board for, but never recieved the confirmation e-mail. Neither in my regular mail folder or in the spam folder any suggestions or modes of contact I can make with the website host?

  2. The early gang k-ingg on 109th st and Figeuroua did have arrests and they were not cribs ,they were the very first Denver Lanes in existance.they were all anti crib or crip, they hung out at figeroua street school and across the street at blankenchan catholic school basketball courts in the summertime 1970-1971. The cacausin man they ked was a former war hero ,but did not survive the streets of south central . if i remember correctly the victom had another man with him but he locked himself in the car and would not open the door while his friend was beaten to death outside of the car , 7 or 8 Lanes did very light juvenile sentences ,I attended school with most of them at Locke high some went to Washington high, some were in middle school at the time . The L.A. Sentinal reported that no arrest were made is not accurate.

  3. Joe

    How many black gangs are left in LA? The Mexicans are moving in and replacing all of the blacks, so how can these black crips and bloods continue if they are leaving south central los angeles?
    and yes it’s south central not south LA. I am talking about south central los angeles, not compton.

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  6. Ben

    hi, i’m preparin my exams work in graphicdesign with the theme “gang signs” which includes gang hand signs, symbols, communication hand signs, tattoos and grafittis. i’ve found a lot of nice documentaries but i think it’s not enough to crackin the meaning of those hand signs because my intention is to illustrate that hand signs for creatin pictograms. maybe you can give me a piece of advice how i can get some of that hand signs or post some information about that. big thanks in advance

  7. a must read book ,about the real bounty hunters gang story and what happened to the first generation bangers when they entered the prison system

    Confessions of a banger
    johnny blair

  8. Ghostwind

    Trying to get in to the ‘VIP’ section of the, but the link Alonzo left to e-mail him AFTER I followed him on Twitter was dead.

    Shameless self-promotion? Sad.

    I don’t expect anyone to respond. That would typical of sites that are not organized. It’s too bad. Alonzo seems to be an educated man. I may not always agree with him, but I respect him.

    I kinda got the idea when asked to follow him on twitter, but I went ahead with the rest anyhow.

    My bad.


  9. Wack

    Hawthorne piru gang was the first black gang in hawthorne. The water gate crips claim inglewood although their territory is considered the border of hawthorne and inglewood between imperial and 118th. HPG started in 1982 by Big Strut aka Michael Henry, Big Rush, and Roskoe. An IFG and PDL and VTPmember was present certifying the start of the new hood on 132nd street off Rosekrans blvd. & Prairie ave. Most early members went to leuzinger high off rosecrans. At their peak in the early 90s, there were over 200 members claiming west side, east side, and south side. They had baby gangstas, tiny loks and lady loks until the early 90s when damus stopped using the word lok. Then layer the peewees and tiny dogs. Contrary to popular belief their are still original Hawthorne Pirus in the city although there are onlu about 50 full fledge members they are currently rebuilding.

  10. Wack

    Original Hawthorne Piru Gang is not the same as the 135 or Dark side pirus who have only been claiming hawthorne for a few years. The 118 crips started as a crew in 1993 or 1994 as the Respect gang,becoming crips in 1994 or 95. Thug family came out in 2001 becoming crips in 2002 or 03. Acacia block hustlers came out in 2002 not becoming crips until 2006. All these gangs exaggerate as to their size & territory. Hawthorne piru has always had a strong prevence between rosecrans and el.segundo and crenshaw to hawthorne blvd. 129th,133rd,134th,139th are some of the sreets they are known to be on. They have kept a low profile due to internal conflict but seem to be reorganizing.

  11. Wack

    Big Strut Rest In Peace was well known in hawthorne also known as Big Mike. He wad murdered by some young crips on doty ave and el segundo blvd. In 1989 in hawthorne. prior to that Baby Ck was the youngest and first member of HPG to be ked. Big Poo Bear died on 1991 then shank was ked the same year. Notable ygs Ck Mondo was murdered by police after a shooting at th Rock it bar om Rosecrans and Hawthorne blvd.


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  13. 8PointStarRanger

    Psykodiktas” Are in big demand for youngsters and other gang acttivaty involvment to being a nation, religon and a way of living. Psykodiktas” Look for those who seek strength, faith andto build a bigger family. You can tell a psykata” by the bright orange and white cloth’s they wear. The hand symbols the for into a cross, a 8 point star or the letters P.D.T short for Psykodiktas” Psykodiktas” got their name crazy for the crazy life style they lived and murderer for the brutal murtistic ways they have.NO differnt then a regular psychotic but spelled a differnt way replacing the c’s for a k, taking out the h add d, a and s i befor k and give you Psykodiktas” Which every letter have a meaning behind the Power, Safty, Youth, k Only Doughters, Incress Knowledge,Take,As,Seen. A message it is it’s self. For which they claim the secound short term for P.D.T which is Protect D Turf” The term or being A Psykodiktas” member is to semply dedicate your life as a P.D.T member, meaning if your crip or blood then your crip or blood reping Psykodiktas” or if your MS13 or Skin head, Arab or Muslume.then your ither one of those under Psykodiktas” Psykodiktas” do not intend on taking members from other gangs or wants to be looked at as a gang but simply for those who want something other then what they have been doing andset a change a way for the new breed and to also be looked at as a organized family movment. Psykodiktas” have over 30 chapters being build threw out the whole unitted states of america. TX, LA, MIA, NY,CT,MA, and 12 other states. secrectly working for the government, states, and locoal dealers in naighborhoods across the nation with hi ranked people like the F.B.I thats right federal’s and other such as the Unitted Nation and presedent Obama and the presedent of russia to keep a secret bond to promote a mblankive change in the way of life. This has been a ancient way back when freemasasons was undergrounds back when paramids where beinging made the Psyiads where some of the most skedfull people out there but there was only 30 of them from a small village in Wau Sudan there at pyarmid Meroe their sks where put to test by the gods and pblanked with flying colors it was said the last test to proove to the gods was a test for their worrior sks. one man from the group of 30 used a sword to chop up a orange. he did it so fast that the skin and polp came off as a doctor would make surgury on a person in less then 10 secounds he made freash ornge juice in a cup and thats where they get there Orange color from. the god blessed them on that night and on that night there was a big 8 point star in the sky over them and as the gods left the start left which they use that star to represent the coming of the gods.

    • 8PointStarRanger

      had to walk out for a sec……….

      I only post this up here because i think the world should kno things like this is happening in america and to pu Psykodiktas on blast i seen first hand to what hey could do from mob like hits to even helping out awhole community i wont say names to not put my self in danger do to they have accessto the internet ust as any regular person do.

  14. Janet Perkins

    This business has come in for a lot of criticism lately for its lack of expert lecturers. It seems they are taking it easy due to their popularity.

  15. Joe Ellison

    Street Gangs must do more than lecturing. It should be very aggressive in curbing out gangstah riots and hooliganism. Ardent advocacy without any effect on the street is simply brouhaha and braggadocio. The late night walker should feel safe!

  16. liferswife

    Alex, you contacted my husband Dreamer from Alpine Street, in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA. He wanted me to contact you for him.

  17. sarah minghini

    i have a fantasy of being kidnaped and raped till my mind breaks and i givin and trun into a street gang cum dump for life and for it all to be taped and copys be sended out to allmy friends and family to show them all how much a slut i truly am

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  19. Rayford Johnson

    Would like to introduce my gang prevention book, “Thug Mentality Exposed”, written by a Correctional Counselor, for more info. please go to:

  20. Sanyika

    For Immediate Release: New Annual Report reveals that 313 Black People were ked in 2012, averaging one every 28 hours.

    Every 28 hours in 2012 someone employed or protected by the US government ked a Black man, woman, or child! This startling fact is revealed in Operation Ghetto Storm: 2012 Annual Report on the Extrajudicial k-inggs of 313 Black People by Police, Security Guards, and Vigilantes.

    “When we started this investigation in early 2012, we knew a serious human rights crisis was confronting the Black community”, says Kali Akuno, an organizer with the Malcolm X Grblankroots Movement (MXGM). “However, we did not have a clear sense of its true depth until we compiled and examined the annual figures. We have uncovered outrageous rates of extrajudicial k-inggs–rates, that when they are found in countries like Mexico or Brazil, are universally condemned. The same outrage inside the U.S. also demands immediate action.”

    Given recent revelations in the case of Floyd et al v New York City that challenge “stop-and-frisk”, the study demonstrates that NYPD violations of human rights are endemic throughout the U.S. For example, racial profiling that singles out Black people for looking, driving or behaving “suspiciously” leads to at least 43% of Black peoples’ fatal encounters with police. Only 13% of those who were ked were involved in allegedly violent criminal activity that physically threatened others’ lives. These and many more of the Report’s findings reveal the deadly impact of systemic racism in the U.S.

    Akuno further points out, “Operation Ghetto Storm follows the trail of extrajudicial k-inggs to the rise of militarized police forces and their occupation of Black communities. And explores how systemic racism has led to increased militarization and repression, which in turn has exacerbated the human rights crises devastating Black communities.”

    He added, “This Report breaks new ground by going beyond reliance on police department press releases and investigating as fully as possible the context and consequences of each k-ingg. This investigative journalism serves as an example of respect for Black life so often neglected in public conversations.”

    Arlene Eisen, member of the Malcolm X Solidarity Committee and the author of the Report, explained, “Any one of these people ked could have been my son or your husband or daughter. Regardless of education, clblank, behavior or dress, nowhere is a Black person safe from potentially-fatal racial profiling, invasive policing, constant surveillance and overriding suspicion.”

    Based on a year of research, Eisen concluded, “police departments and government agencies throughout the United States go to great lengths to hide the data on extrajudicial k-inggs, particularly the race of the murder victims. I am quite sure that there were more than 313 Black people ked by the police in 2012. Social movements in the United States must demand this information and must demand an end to these k-inggs.”

    Operation Ghetto Storm is issued by the Every 36 Hours Campaign and the Malcolm X Grblankroots Movement and can be downloaded at


    Preface: Context for Operation Ghetto Storm

    The facts presented in Operation Ghetto Storm: 2012 Annual Report on the Extrajudicial k-ingg of Black People present us with a deeper understanding of the utter disregard held for Black life within the United States. Operation Ghetto Storm is a window offering a cold, hard, and fact-based view into the thinking and practice of a government and a society that will spare no cost to control the lives of Black people. What Operation Ghetto Storm reveals is that the practice of executing Black people without pretense of a trial, jury, or judge is an integral part of the government’s current overall strategy of containing the Black community in a state of perpetual colonial subjugation and exploitation

    In July 2012, in the tradition of “On Lynching” by Ida B. Wells-Burnet and “We Charge Genocide” by William L. Patterson, the Malcolm X Grblankroots Movement released a critical report that exposed the fact that in the first six months of the year a Black man, woman, or child was summarily executed by the police, and a smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes, Every 36 Hours! But, the July 2012 report did not tell the whole story. Further investigation revealed a more accurate and gruesome number of extrajudicial k-inggs during the first six months of the year. And true to form, the blankault on Black life stayed consistent for the last six months of the year, resulting in the extrajudicial k-ingg of at least 313 Black people in 2012, or one Every 28 Hours!

    Setting the Record Straight
    If not for our investigation, this gruesome reality would largely be ignored. The United States government has no interest in revealing these facts and police unions actively suppress them. The corporate media is so permeated with white supremacist and capitalist blankumptions and rationalizations that reporters and editors deem these k-inggs unworthy of note. With one important exception: They use the stories of “officer-involved k-inggs” to reinforce a stereotypical, but strategic depiction of the most dispossessed sectors of the Black working clblank as criminal commodities, fit for disposal.

    This demonization of Black “targets” reinforces the insidious propaganda of the United States government and its supporters, that the United States is the most democratic and socially liberated country on Earth. But, any critical observer and thinker must ask, how can the supposedly “most democratic” country on Earth be the largest jailer on the planet? What types of “legitimate” democratic processes result in nearly half of the countries prison population being Black, while Black people only comprise 13% of the total population of the United States? What types of resources, planning, coordination and programmatic implementation go into arresting, convicting, imprisoning or deporting over 10 million people annually? And what can possibly justify the extrajudicial k-ingg of at least 313 Black people in one year?

    Genuine and healthy democracies do not spend more than 50% of their budgetary resources on their militaries, domestic “law enforcement” agencies, and prisons. The fact that the United States government spends this amount demonstrates that the United States is neither a genuine democracy nor a “healthy” society in any form or fashion. The United States is a European settler-colonial project that has erected a racial state to enforce and maintain a rigid order of white supremacy, colonial occupation, and capitalist exploitation. As the facts presented herein attest, the United States is one of the most repressive and brutal societies in the world, particularly to oppressed peoples like Blacks, Native Americans, and Latinos. The rates of extrajudicial k-inggs on the US rival only those perpetrated against the Indigenous people of Palestine, Mexico, Guatemala and the Amazonian region, and African-descendants in Brazil and Colombia.

    The War Against Black People
    In order to contain the oppressed peoples within its colonial possessions, the United States settler-colonial government has built the most full-spectrum network of repressive enforcement structures in human history. They include the Police, Sheriff’s, Rangers, Customs, FBI, Homeland Security (including INS), CIA, Secret Service, prison guards, as well as the numerous private security and other protective services. It has also created the largest and most invasive surveillance system in human history. This system includes everything from satellites, police, FBI, and DHS operated surveillance drones, and electronic tracking and monitoring via our cellphones, computers, tablets, email, Facebook, Twitter, and chip-filled pblankports, driver’s licenses, and identification cards.

    These forces of occupation and repression have been strategically deployed over the last 70 years to wage a grand strategy of “domestic” pacification to sustain the colonial occupation of North America via a never ending series of containment campaigns that amount to nothing less than a “perpetual war”. This “perpetual war” has been known by many names over the last seven decades such as the “Cold War”, COINTELPRO”, the” War on Drugs”, the “War on Gangs”, the “War on Crime”, and most recently, the “War on Terrorism”. This pacification strategy is designed to contain the various peoples’, social, and religious movements that resist the colonial order of white supremacy inside the United States, the post World War II imperialist world-system, and the vicious strategy of neo-liberal accumulation by dispossession that it has been aggressively imposing on its citizens, colonial subjects, and the rest of the world. The most visible component of this pacification campaign inside the US, has been the astronomical increase in the incarceration of Black people over the last 40 years.

    This “perpetual war” intensified both quantitatively and qualitatively after the events of September 11, 2001. Exploiting those events as justification, the United States government launched a new series of imperialist conquests and occupations and further expanded its overall military operations and spending. It has also justified the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, which integrates domestic and international intelligence, surveillance, and repressive institutions of the United States government. Even further it has provided a rational for the implementation of extensive “constitution free zones”, the expansion and deepening of the militarization of the police, and the pblankage of some of the most repressive legislation in United States history, such as the Patriot, Homeland Security, and National Defense Authorization Acts to name a few.

    And the United States government’s grand strategy of domestic containment and pacification via perpetual war shows no signs of either slowing down or coming to an end on its own accord any time soon. Extrajudicial k-inggs are clearly an indispensible tool in the United States government’s pacification pursuits.

    Confronting the Crisis
    Despite being virtually ignored by the corporate media, our July 2012 report did receive considerable coverage in various Black and progressive media outlets. It’s dissemination via these channels insured that the Every 36 Hours report reached thousands of people throughout the United States and the world. It’s reception helped to stimulate righteous indignation and outrage in many isolated quarters. However, unchanneled and unorganized indignation and outrage are not enough. We must turn this indignation and outrage into organized, sustained, and determined mblank action to stop this crisis.

    As we noted in the July 2012 report, the first critical step is organizing the Black community to proactively defend itself. We must end our reliance on the model of protest mobilizations that occur after the police have executed one of our loved ones. This must cease being our primary means of securing justice. We have to see the war on Black people for what it is and proactively organize ourselves to resist it. To aid in launching and promoting these necessary organizing initiatives, we have authored and released “Let Your Motto Be Resistance: A Handbook on Organizing New Afrikan and Oppressed Communities for Self-Defense”. It can be found at

    “Let Your Motto Be Resistance” draws on the long history of Black peoples’ struggle to realize self-determination and defend our persons, our rights and our dignity from the blankaults of the oppressive settler-colonial government and the forces of white supremacy. Building on this history “Let Your Motto Be Resistance” provides, in summary form, a vision of how we can (re)organize our communities from the ground up.

    Self-defense in and of itself is not enough, however. We will not turn back “Operation Desert Storm” and the military machine that aims to keep Black and other oppressed people subordinate and contained, until we defeat and dismantle the systems of colonialism, national oppression, white supremacy, capitalism and imperialism. It is imperative that we build a broad and dynamic mblank movement capable of transforming the system and building a new social order.

    More specifically, the Malcolm X Grblankroots Movement is calling for a broad alliance of Blacks, Indigenous peoples, Latinos, Arabs, Asians, and progressive whites that will challenge the various forms of state repression, including racial profiling, mblank incarceration, mblank deportation, displacement, and of course, extrajudicial k-inggs. It is our hope that local, regional, and countrywide peoples’ alliances will form and stand as the core of the Peoples’ Self Defense Networks proposed in “Let Your Motto be Resistance”.

    To honor the memory of every Black man, woman, and child summarily executed at the hands of the police and other agents of the United States government in 2012, let us organize our communities to end the terror being waged against us.

    For more information about the report or any of the proposals contained within it, please contact Kali Akuno at

  21. L D

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    Hit up Jackman Ave where it’s poppin.

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