Top Ten Oldest Crip Street Gangs in Los Angeles (Part 2)

STREETGANGS.COM | Dec 22, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Alex Alonso visits the communities of the ten oldest Crip sets in  Los Angeles in the 2nd part of this two part video. Raymond Washington started the Crips on the Eastside of South Los Angeles in late 1969 and by 1971 there were three established Crips […]

Top 10 Oldest Crip street gangs in Los Angeles (Part 1)

STREETGANGS.COM | Dec 3, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Alex Alonso visits the communities of the ten oldest Crip gangs Los Angeles in part one of this two part video. Raymond Washington started the Crips on the Eastside of South Los Angeles in late 1969 and by 1971 there were three established Crips sets in […]

Inside Injunction: Q&A with professor, former Ogden gang member

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Leia Larsen, Reporter | Standard Examiner November 23, 2015 – 9:18 AM Robert Duràn wants to change the conversation about gangs. They’re not about crime, he argues, but complex social groups trying to fill the needs of marginalized communities. Duran also has a unique perspective on the issue, studying gang life from the inside. Duràn […]

Gang founders ‘appalled’ by Tyshawn Lee murder, congressman says

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By Charles Thomas | ABCNEWS Tuesday, November 10, 2015 06:42AM FLORENCE, Colo. (WLS) — The murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee led an Illinois congressman in search of peace to a supermax prison. Congressman Bobby Rush went to the most secure prison in the United States – ADMAX prison in Florence, Colorado – to meet with […]

Officers who killed man feared ambush after seeing rap video

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Kate Mather | LA Times October 07, 2015 For days, a 15-second video circulated on social media that alarmed Los Angeles police. Taken from a vehicle parked behind a black-and-white police cruiser in downtown L.A., the clip opened with a view of the patrol car then flashed down to show someone holding a revolver. The […]

How Christopher Young’s 14-Year Plea Deal for Drug Crimes Turned Into Life in Prison

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By Taylor Dolven and Daniela Porat | Vice.com October 4, 2015 | 6:05 am Christopher Young always practiced his speech in the shower. He would speak quickly, far more quickly than in casual conversation, but not because he was nervous. He would do it because he had to — other inmates were waiting for the […]

On the anniversary of one son’s killing, a mother loses another son

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By Jerome Campbell Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 3:41 p.m. Kenya Gatling knew teenagers kept secrets from their parents. But deep down, she felt her son was different. At 18, Marshawn Jackson still greeted Gatling with kisses on both cheeks. The two talked about his love life and fears. And since his brother, Deshawn Dixon, was […]

Rapper C-Murder offers witnesses who say he didn’t kill teen

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By Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune July 21, 2015 at 1:54 PM, updated July 21, 2015 at 5:52 PM Two new witnesses who say they saw Corey “C-Murder” Miller at a Harvey nightclub during a fight that led to a fatal shooting say the rapper was not involved in the fracas, Miller’s attorney says. […]

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. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest […]

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. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – […]

Mexico drug lord Guzman’s escape tunnel is a minor engineering masterpiece

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By Tracy Wilkinson | LA Times July 12, 2015 The tunnel stretched a mile long, from the jailhouse shower to an empty building in a cornfield, and was deep enough for drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to stand upright as he made his escape. A minor engineering masterpiece, some might say, equipped with ventilation, […]

Mexican Mafia suspected chief Peter Ojeda and three others plead not guilty to federal racketeering and violent crime charges

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BY SEAN EMERY | STAFF WRITER | OC Register June 29, 2015 | Updated 1:21 p.m. Four suspected members of the Mexican Mafia, including a man believed to be one of the gang’s most established leaders, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to federal racketeering and violent crimes charges. Peter Ojeda – who authorities allege […]