#100days100nights fuels fear in South L.A.

Sandy Banks | Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2015

100daysThe #100days100nights campaign may be fake, but the fear in parts of South Los Angeles is very real.

“I’ve been in prison, and I’ve never been as nervous as I am right now,” a middle-aged man in a baseball cap admitted to the crowd gathered for a community meeting Wednesday night — one he’d almost been too afraid to attend.

A summer spike in gang violence is nothing new in this neighborhood near Manchester and Vermont: Days are hot, tempers are short and troubles tend to brew among aimless young men with nothing constructive to do.

But a recent flurry of gang shootings has unsettled residents. And social media posts that seem to promise 100 gang killings in 100 days have turned the temperature up.

Police officials and gang intervention workers are trying to debunk the missives, confident they are nothing more than pranks, odes to dead gangbangers or cyberposturing.

“The idea of ‘100 days’ is to intimidate,” Ben “Taco” Owens told the meeting of the Southern California Cease Fire Committee. “It’s a mental game, like psychological warfare.”

If so, the terrorists may be winning.

In a community where so many families have been touched by violence, it’s easy to believe that anyone can be a target.

Residents have heard rumors of children being fired upon. When a young man was shot dead two weeks ago, photos of his body sprawled on a sidewalk were posted on Instagram. A peace march last weekend had barely ended when a 47-year-old man was killed nearby.

“A lot of us thought we had moved past some of this stuff,” said James Harris, 52, one of dozens of former gang members trying to mediate. “To be revisiting it now, it’s kind of disheartening.”

Social lives have stalled, children are kept inside, birthday parties have been canceled and family reunions called off. Nonprofits in the area have warned employees to be extra careful in certain neighborhoods. Some residents are avoiding big gatherings and busy parks.

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18 Comments for “#100days100nights fuels fear in South L.A.”

  1. White Man in the Suburbs

    I think its cute how a few Ape Men are trying to stop this Black on Black violence, don’t these people know that you can’t educate an Ape Man to behave like a human?….
    All of you filthy mud creatures can’t even get a decent job without Affirmative Action blankisting you. You nasty Apes are always quick to point fingers whenever a white person ki*ls you, but when a Black Skunk Ape ki*ls another Black Skunk Ape you all remain quiet.
    Black Lives only Matter when a white man ki*ls one of you wretched Black beasts.

    You putrid Black Ape Men need to die off so more eduvated races like whites, latinos and asians can take over Africa.

    I know my views will be controversial but its the truth, you disgusting Black Monsters will reply to my comment in a negative way but yet you Black Turd People will remain quiet whenever a Ape Man ki*ls another Ape Man….


    • Blacklivesmatter

      f#@$k u red neck rot in he’ll where u and your off spring belong we are the one’s everybody want to be like and yet yall continue to be a racist f#@$k u mf f#@$k everything about u right down to that empty soul of your mf stop hating cause black ppl ROCK IN EVERYTHING WE DO? the GANG BANGING AND kil#i*gG GONNA STOP 1 DAY JUST SIT BACK AN WATCH chick…

    • Crackkiller

      The perpetrators of black on black violence are always caught and convicted threw the legal system,sometimes they are punished outside the system but make no mistake,they ARE held accountable.Whites however are never punished for there violent acts against blacks or mexicans.THAT’S where he have the problem sir.

    • Lisa Barry

      That’s WRONG!

      Open your HEART before God paves your way to hell!… It’s true

      There are good and bad trends in every race. There are smart

      and not quite as smart people in every race!….but everyone lives

      and loves someone, loves their life; and God sent them just like you!

      We are all God’s children. We need to forgive others or we can’t

      be forgiven. We will be judged the way we judge others! Where

      do you want to spend eternity?

      Hate and joy are not related. That’s why you’re so angry. Haven’t

      you allowed the devil to blind you beyond reason?! The reason

      people put others down, is to feel good about themselves.

      Of course, this doesn’t work, because you are the one who is

      doing something wrong to begin with. You then feel even worse

      about yourself; and may fall into the same trap again of putting

      down others more and more until it becomes habitual, like a

      drug. It’s not worth it!….

      One of the definitions of being humble is being teachable…letting

      truth and LOVE in…:-)

      I pray for you to find that day as soon as you can. 🙂

      P.S. The more you love someone, the more and more

      you do! It’s easy!

      Lisa 🙂

      can’t be

    • Simon

      You have a point my friend.

    • Doe

      Take the apes d#$k out your mouth so we can hear you and all the other races you named don’t even like you pecker woods sorry to burst your little bubble you might not like it but you white hoes love it ask your mom she will tell you

    • Doe

      Choke on a d#$k dirty blank q tip

  2. GRTkillA

    big lids fashion sporTS

  3. GRTkillA

    pack pistoL f#@$k no fashion shoW

  4. GRTkillA

    old clothes old people no stagE

  5. GRTkillA

    piss the corna be fan be a ki*lah

  6. GRTkillA

    f#@$k family corporation

  7. GRTkillA

    f#@$k drinking in public

  8. GRTkillA

    f#@$k music videos

  9. tyler

    f#@$k niggrs

    • Blacklivesmatter

      f#@$k u white trash u and ur dead momma and daddy Your sister no how to suckered sick real good and she pregnant with my baby so now a piece of me runs through him a mixed breed and IMMA keep getting (white chickS PREGNANT) just no that there will be mixed baby’s everywhere….

  10. Sidewatcher

    I live on 88 and Baring…yea, sh*% is real ratchet right now.


    This helps the economy

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