Are 18th Street members really usings bars for murder?

Alex A. Alonso for StreetGangs.com
June 27, 2009

18666tattooThe Los Angeles Times published an article about how the 18th Street gang is now involved in running after hour bars. These after hours bars actually exist all over the City, and it is not part of street gang culture to open after hours bars. What most likely happened was that a couple of people who happen to be from 18th Street started an after hours bar as a business investment. Naturally they invited their friends which would have included other 18th Street members and over the course of 18-months, you can expect many people to enter the doors of their establishment.

They ran the bar(s) like any other after hours bar in the city with the main goal of making a profit. There is usually no evidence that these bars are the “sources for funding gang activity,” which according to the police are murder, assaults, drug dealing, and rape, but most likely are funding the business interests’ of those that are running the bars like any other capitalist.

In the article notice that not one single bar location is mentioned where 18th Street members where arrested, and the bar on 60th & Vermont mentioned in the article is not linked to the 18th Street gang. Also missing are the names of any of these defendants that are accused of running an illegal business operation with the purpose of advancing “gang activity.” This article represents the typical one sided story stating “the clubs are often in neighborhoods where the gang members use intimidation to keep residents from notifying authorities, investigators say,” but as a journalist, the author should tell us the reader who these investigators are. Make them accountable to these serious accusations and find out if an activity is truly gang-related or rather an activity just done by a person who happens to be a gang member. These are the questions we should ask because often times being fed information from one source will bias a story.

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25 Comments for “Are 18th Street members really usings bars for murder?”

  1. Bay Area OG

    Man I send this message out to the people of color you Africa and Latin King and Queens come from ancient cultures that date back to the beginning of time both cultures have the same thing in common such as: pyrmids, worship, history and respect for gods green earth, now our ancestors that laid that golden path for love and peace for all man kind weather they’re Black, Brown or White are tossing and turning in there grave because YOU UNEDUCATED f#@$kS kil#i*gG EACHOTHER FOR NO APPARENT REASON LIKE A STREET CONNER THAT YOU WILL NEVER OWN !!!! A REASON TO DISTROY WHAT MR. CESAR CHAVES AND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING SET OUT FOR US YEARS AGO !!!! WHAT A f#@$kING WAIST NO SELF RESPECT AND NO RESPECT TO THE EYGPTIAN AND AZTEC CULTURE

  2. Bill O'Reilly

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  3. Ata Loss

    WoW! Mr. Bay Area OG, learn how to spell! You come on here spoutin’ your crap and trying to be all prophetic and can’t even bloody spell! Get a grip… in other words; take them off what’s between your legs and open a book! Wanker!

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    • g-crook killa

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  5. JusAnotherNigga

    When the f#@$k did spelling become a sign of intelligence? Nothing that he was saying was a lie. The only problem with his statements is that there has always been humans kil#i*gg each other over influence and rights to things that cannot be literally owned. Sounds alot like gang warefare to me.

    I mean, isn’t gang life equal to what would happen if you stuck every country together and then took away the borders? Hell, would we have to take away the borders? Look at the world wars or the middle east today.

    There’s always people who strive to attain things in life, and are willing to do anything to get those things. Unfortunately, there’s a bunch of follower blank guys and a justice system thats heavy on things that gang members embraced.

    What if gang members invested in legal business instead of drugs, and sh*% like that?
    We’d run the mother f#@$kin world.. We’d run guys like bill gates out of business.

    Bay Area OG is partially smart, the only solution is to stop kil#i*gg each other.
    But since we gon have to ki*l someone might as well ki*l the people in our way to real success. (Which would be most high ranking officials) … Same sacrificies, except eventually America would be a better place.

    sh*% that’s just what I think though.

    • pancho

      LOOK motherf#@$kers you dont know nothing of the gang life all you putos out their try to know wat the gang life is here is little bit of advice if you want to to try it you will end up die.

      • Raskalkid

        Oh we know. Your just an ignorant, arrogant blankhole who’s life isn’t going to last that long anyway. Just hurry up and go be another statistic and die by the age of 30. Society does not need anymore stupid Latinos f#@$king up our species.

  6. JusAnotherNigga

    Gang life looks like a bunch of rats in a box with only one piece of bread, yeah everybody happy for a little bit but eventually all them rat blank guys turn on each other and live by feeding off and kil#i*gg each other.

    I dont know, stab in the dark maybe, since obviously you’re the only guy to know what gang life is.

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    So..what about the families of these possible gang members, are we somehow safe, or more at risk? 🙁

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  11. simusocat

    teens are at the beginning of life…
    i know the street life now for 40 years and it gave good and hard times … but i wish the people dont give me that bad stuff they gaved me when i was a baby….and children…..shure my life will be diverent…but sh*% happens and so the older human make still bad thinks to the young once…. but you youngster…i ll say ya smthing….
    it cost more strongnes and its harder to go away and dont fight than to be the smartest …. even more hard for your ego ….but it make more sense …in belinr where i come from, a lot of people are afraid of me, because they dont know me and still waters are more deep, if you know what i mean….and togehter we are more strong…if you dont know malcom x than go and read about him….he know what to do and for this he get ki*led from the FBI (for shure) because they wont earn money from weapons if you dont ki*l each other….think about it and stop to trust in money, cause you cant eat it and its the paper of the ritch once not from your african mother land….love ya all and wish you the best in your life… peace to da motherland

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  15. Cantiflas

    18th street jefe say: “Oye, cheleco, I draw an “X” on one side of corn tortilla. I throw tortilla in the air, if it land on “X”, I get to pound you, if it land on other side, you pound me” Que no?

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