Oakland police struggle to rebuild — using fewer resources

Acting Oakland Police Chief Anthony Toribio at a news conference

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times | May 18, 2013 ‘Working smarter’ and reorganization can go only so far. It’s not clear that the public is ready to make the investment. OAKLAND — It was a quiet evening by this city’s standards, and still the police emergency lines were lighting up. As screams rang out […]

Gang neighborhoods traveled through by U.S. Shuttle Endeavour


Streetgangs.com Staff Writer October 12, 2012 | 4:01 a.m. PST LOS ANGELES – Early Friday morning the Space Shuttle Endeavour hit the streets of Los Angeles and embarked on its 12-mile journey through Inglewood and South Los Angeles to the Science Center in Exposition Park. It will take two days for the shuttle to travel […]

San Bernadino County deputy accused of sexual contact with inmate


Streetgangs.com Staff Writer October 08, 2012 | 2:30 p.m. PST Katina M. Carter, 38 year old female San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy accused of sexual contact with a 19 year old inmate at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, the department said in a statement. Carter has was placed on paid administrative leave […]

NYPD plans to double size of gang unit


By TOM HAYS Associated Press / October 2, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media. Rather than target established street gangs involved in the drug trade, […]

Bank Robbers tossed money in Rollin’ 40s Crip neighborhood in South LA


By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer September 14, 2012 | 1:40 a.m. According to Fox 11 News in Los Angeles the two bank robbers that were tossing money out the car on Wednesday afternoon in South LA were members from the Rollin’ 40s Crips, a predominately African-American street gang. The news cited an unnamed […]

Experts working to reduce gang violence in US

LA gang conference

Press TV | May 23, 2012 Experts are gathering in Los Angeles to tackle the epidemic of gang violence in America. They’ve come together for the first ever Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Conference. Organizers say they chose LA because the city is often seen as the place where gang violence was born, […]

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department secret gang exposed


Streetgangs.com Staff May 10, 2012 | 4:25 p.m. PST An investigation into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has revealed that the gang unit has members involved in their own secret gang. They have matching tattoos of a gun-toting skeleton which deputies would modify when they were involved in a shooting. One deputy has already […]

Cocaine City, Vol. 2 DVD

Cocaine City, Volume 2 (2006) $14.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines 2Pac’s father Matula Shakur & BlackHand Entertainment speak on 2Pac’s behalf for the first time ever on tape from Federal Prison about who shot 2Pac. Lloyd Banks official “Cake” music video, he talks about the Busta Rhymes video shootout and The Game Young […]

TATs Cru: The Mural Kings DVD

TATs Cru: The Mural King (2006) $17.99 SOLD OUT See All DVDs, Books & Magazines “TATS CRU: THE MURAL KINGS”, is a feature length documentary, that details the story of the world famous TATS CRU graffiti artists, a group of Bronx-based professional muralists whose work in aerosol has changed the perception of Graffiti as art. […]

DVD – Concrete Hell, Part 1

DVD: Concrete Hell, Part1

Concrete Hell $19.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines Shazzloc takes you through a tour of one Los Angeles’ most active and oldest Crip gangs; the Grape Street Crips. The Grape Street Crips gang is the largest Crip gang in Watts occupying one of the largest housing projects, The Jordon Downs. Active since the 1970s, […]

Tupac Shakur – Thug Angel DVD


Tupac Shakur – Thug Angel (The Life of an Outlaw) – (2002) $13.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer (Rhyme & Reason, East Coast Mix, Volume 1: Another Reason to Rhyme, BloodTies) directs this look at the life and art of rap artist Tupac Shakur. In addition to rare footage […]

Tupac Shakur – Before I Wake DVD

Tupac Shakur – Before I Wake (2001) $14.79 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines Tupac Shakur was one of hip-hop’s most notorious and controversial icons. His untimely death at the age of 25 sent a shock wave through the music world. Now the true events of his final tumultuous year, including his assassination, are documented […]