Weed recently seized by US Coast Guard not really worth $7.7 million

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Streetgangs.com Staff July 28, 2012 | 12:38 a.m. PST On Wednesday a U.S. Coast Guard crew seized 8,500 pounds of marijuana off the coast of San Pedro, south of Los Angeles. The San Francisco-based Coast Guard Cutter Aspen was the boat that made the huge bust. According to Capt. James Jenkins, commander of the Coast [...]

Rapper Nipsey Hussle responds to shooting outside venue in Tempe, AZ

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Streetgangs.com Staff March 6, 2012 | 9:32 p.m. PST Last Friday gun violence erupted outside a Tempe, Arizona night club injuring 14 people where rapper Nipsey Hussle was to perform. Two of the victims are in serious condition. “My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims and their families who were affected by [...]

California Republicans are split on possible anti-illegal immigration measure

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Seema Mehta (Los Angeles Times) December 6, 2010 A nascent California ballot measure that seeks to replicate Arizona’s controversial crackdown on illegal immigrants is dividing the state’s Republicans, with a number of prominent strategists and leaders fearing that it could further harm their party’s already fraught relationship with Latinos — the fastest-growing segment of the [...]

Police, schools watching ‘Juggalos’ – Classified as gang in Arizona

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Sean Dieterich (The Independent) November 23, 2010 SHOW LOW — Juggalos consider themselves a family and fans of a rap group’s music. But due to reported criminal acts by some of them, Show Low school administrators and police are keeping a close eye on young people who identify themselves as Juggalos. Juggalo, or Juggalette, is [...]

27 arrested in Arizona rival biker shootout

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Associated Press 08/23/10 CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. — Arizona authorities say 27 people have been booked on charges ranging from attempted murder to participation in a criminal street gang after shootings involving members of rival motorcycle gangs, the Vagos and Hells Angels. Detectives estimate at least 50 rounds were fired Saturday during the shootings in the [...]

Attacks against Mexican immigrants in NYC’s Staten Island inflame black-Hispanic tensions

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CRISTIAN SALAZAR (Associated Press) August 16, 2010 NEW YORK (AP) — When Rodolfo Olmedo was dragged down by a group of men shouting anti-Mexican epithets and bashed over the head with a wooden stick on the street outside his home, he instinctively covered his face to keep from getting disfigured. Blood filled his mouth. “I [...]

Obama Administration Sues to Block the Arizona Immigration Law

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David G. Savage (Tribune Washington Bureau) July 6, 2010 The Obama administration launched its long-expected legal attack on Arizona’s strict new immigration law Tuesday, arguing that only Washington can set the nation’s rules for arresting illegal immigrants. The government said Tuesday that its immigration enforcement policy “targets … dangerous aliens,” including violent criminals, gang members, [...]

LAPD cancels training trip to Arizona out of ‘respect’ for council’s boycott

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The decision angers the president of the Police Protective League, who says ‘public safety shouldn’t be sacrificed just because Arizona’s become a political football.’ By David Zahniser (Los Angeles Times) June 19, 2010 In a move that has angered police union leaders, Los Angeles Police Department officials have decided that four officers who were scheduled [...]

Rapper Chuck D takes aim at Arizona in new track

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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 By Chris Masi STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER Chuck D, made famous by his rap group, Public Enemy, is returning, after nearly 20 years, to a feud with the state of Arizona. In his previous single “By the Time I Get to Arizona”, the socially conscious hip-hop group held a very [...]

Kanye West Joins Protest Of Arizona’s Immigration Laws

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Posted on Fri, May. 28, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER Kanye West has joined a musical boycott of Arizona’s new immigration law, which has caused a firestorm of controversy. Zack de la Rocha has issued a statement on behalf of an organization called the Sound Strike urging music fans and fellow artists to [...]

Pitbull Protests Immigration Law by Canceling Show in Arizona

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By Chris Masi STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 17, 2010 Pitbull is heading out on his “Mr. Worldwide’s Carnaval” tour but he is not making any stops in Phoenix. The Miami rapper will do this to protest Arizona’s new controversial immigration law. His announcement came via his Twitter page: “I am canceling my concert in Phoenix [...]

Muslims Protest Upcoming Pitbull Show and Cancels it

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Posted on Fri , May. 14, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER Hundreds of angry Malaysians protested a concert featuring US rapper Pitbull and the recent approval of a gambling license to a gaming company set to do business in the country. Over 300 people demonstrated against the concert featuring the chart-topping Miami rapper, [...]

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