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 […]

Supreme Court strikes down key portions of federal ‘3 Strikes’ sentencing laws

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By the Grio June 28, 2015 at 8:34 AM It’s been a busy few days for the Supreme Court, with the historic ruling on same-sex marriage as well as a ruling in Johnson v. United States that dealt a blow to federal “Three Strikes” sentencing laws. The Supreme Court heard the case against a clause […]

L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies Beat Jail Visitor, Then Lied, Ex-Deputy Testifies

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KTLA News | by Los Angeles Times Posted 12:49 PM, June 17, 2015, Updated at 12:51pm, June 17, 2015 A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy testified Wednesday that he and other deputies beat a handcuffed visitor to Men’s Central Jail and tried to justify the violence by falsely accusing the visitor of attacking them. […]

Moose discusses Harvard Park Brim and Menlo Gangster Crip history

STREETGANGS.COM | Jun 16, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – The 61 Brims actually started off as a Hustler click, 61 Halldale Hustlers in the 1980s as did Menlo Gangster Crip and several other sets including 55 Neighbrohood Crips. Moose talk about how the 61 Hustlers decided to become a click of the Harvard Park Brims […]

YG Shot in L.A.

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BY TMZ STAFF 6/12/2015 12:07 PM PDT Rapper YG was shot early Friday morning at an L.A. recording studio … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, it happened at around 1:45 AM in Studio City. We’re told someone shot YG 3 times in the hip. Somehow the rapper was able to get in […]

In Blood Stone Villians hood, East side Bottoms in South Los Angeles

STREETGANGS.COM | Jun 8, 2015 South Los Angeles – Baby Kay Kay from Blood Stone Villians in the 50’s, including Tiny Creep from BSV and Baby Easty from 40s Piru. Listen to him discuss the change in the hood from back in the day to now. Blacks have moved out and the Mexican population taking […]

Prevalence of gang colors fades, but they can still be deadly

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Jerome Campbell | LA Times | Homicide Report Posted June 6, 2015, 3:30 a.m. Melvin Farmer remembers the days when Bloods and Crips openly flashed their colors. Gang members wore an evolving uniform; bandannas, T-shirts, shoes and even earrings to signal their affiliation. But Farmer, a former Crip who is now a gang intervention worker, […]

Hollywood and Central Los Angeles gang map of 1978

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Streetgangs.com Staff Writer May 7, 2015 | 2:55 p.m. PST This map was created in 1978 and covers the areas of Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, and parts of South Los Angeles. Gangs mapped: 1. Toonerville 2. Varrio Rebels (Hollywood) 3. Varrio Rebels 2 (Hollywood) 4. WS 18th Street (Hollywood) 5. Clanton (Hollywood) 5. Satanas 6. […]