Original Westside Crips talk about being convicted of murder 40 years ago

STREETGANGS.COM | August 6, 2013

South Los Angeles – In March of 1972, when the Crips were in their early years, members of the Westside faction were accused of killing concert goer, Robert Ballou, outside the Hollywood Palladium. Four adults and one minor were arrested and tried for the murder which included, James “Cuz” Cunningham (b. 1953), Ricardo “Bub” Sims (1953 – 1987), Big Bob (b. 1951) the Hawk and Judson Bacot (b. 1949).

They were all convicted of murder and robbery and sent to prison. We caught up with both Big Bob who was released from prison in 1979 and Bacot who was released in 1983 and they share their story. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

Interesting points

– Robert Ballou Jr. was never robbed of leather jacket but his friend Charles Foster was the victim who testified in court
– Ballou Jr. was wearing a green suit that night in 1972
– The only person to steal a leather coat was James “Cuz” Cunningham
– Cunningham assaulted only Charles Foster with one punch & Robert Ballou Jr. ran by when that assault occurred
– The group that beat Robert Ballou Jr. was a different group of Crips that did not include the 4 that were convicted of first degree murder

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