3 to stand trial in South L.A. killing of 19-year-old over his red shoes

car wash murder gangs

By Javier Panzar | La Times January 15, 2016 A judge Friday ordered three men to stand trial for the killing of a 19-year-old who was shot outside a South Los Angeles car wash last summer over the color of his red shoes. Kanasho Johns, 28; Dwight Kevin Smith, 30; and Kevin Deon Johnson, 25, […]

Nutty Blocc Crips on Grandee Street in Compton, CA talking about life

STREETGANGS.COM | January 01, 2016 Compton, CA – Posted up in the Nutty Blocc Compton Crip neighborhood on Grandee, one of the oldest gang streets in Compton with Bay Loc talking about his life growing up in his hood. Related posts: Nutty Blocc Compton Crips Tour of the Grandees in Nutty Blocc Compton Crip neighborhood […]

Top Ten Oldest Crip Street Gangs in Los Angeles (Part 2)

STREETGANGS.COM | Dec 22, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Alex Alonso visits the communities of the ten oldest Crip sets in  Los Angeles in the 2nd part of this two part video. Raymond Washington started the Crips on the Eastside of South Los Angeles in late 1969 and by 1971 there were three established Crips […]

Teen Avoids Gang Life, Only To Be Killed By It

teenage killed by gang

By John Cádiz Klemack | NBC4 News Published Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 Larry McKay was only 16 years old when he died. It was July 17, 2014. His mother, Lakisha Thomas, mourns his loss every single day. “This is a kid,” she said. “What would y’all wanna hurt a kid for?” LAPD’s South Bureau Criminal […]

Former Denver gang members hope to import job-generating ideas from LA

BZ1206HOMEBOYINC3.jpg

By Jason Blevins | The Denver Post Posted:12/06/2015 12:01:00 AM MST On Wednesday, Lamumba Sayers buried 20-year-old cousin D-Andre Mayfield, who was shot and killed while sitting in his car last month in Montbello. On Sunday, the Denver-born mixed martial arts fighter will go to Los Angeles on a city-funded search for strategies to end […]

Top 10 Oldest Crip street gangs in Los Angeles (Part 1)

STREETGANGS.COM | Dec 3, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Alex Alonso visits the communities of the ten oldest Crip gangs Los Angeles in part one of this two part video. Raymond Washington started the Crips on the Eastside of South Los Angeles in late 1969 and by 1971 there were three established Crips sets in […]

We Asked Some Former Gang Members for the Truth About London’s Gangs

london gangs

By Nick Chester | Vice.com November 05, 2015 “London in Peril from Drug Gang Turf Wars” read a headline on Sky News a couple of weeks ago. Usually when an article title implies that a major city is facing imminent doom due to anything short of an earthquake or a substantiated terror attack, I file […]

Underground Crip, 100 Dolla Bill, on 105th Street from Rollin 100s Crips

STREETGANGS.COM | October 25, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Posted up with $100 Dolla Bill from Underground Crip (UGC) which is part of the Rollin 100s Crips. Related posts: Rollin’ 100s Crip Alliance in South Los Angeles Original Blocc Crips from the Rollin 100s The Mansfield Crips Memorialize Roderick Burton aka Dolla Top Ten Oldest […]

Alleged theft by FBI agent places prosecutions in jeopardy

fbi

Scott Glover | CNN Thu October 22, 2015 | Updated 10:03 AM ET Los Angeles (CNN)For two years, investigators decoded text messages, conducted surveillance and leaned on informants to unravel a drug trafficking network that allegedly distributed heroin and methamphetamine in a city park and California prisons. The painstaking work resulted in a sweeping federal […]

After attempted murder acquittal, Terrance “T-Rob” Roberts [Official Video] “Still Pushin”

STREETGANGS.COM | October 09, 2015 DENVER – Terrance Roberts is “Still Pushin” after his NOT GUILTY verdict on attempted murder stemming from a conflict he had with his former gang back in September 2013. After several incidents with members of the Crenshaw Mafia Park Hill Bloods, the conflict came to a head on September 20, […]

Denver jury finds anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts not guilty

Terrance Roberts

By Jesse Paul and Noelle Phillips | The Denver Post Posted: 10/09/2015 10:02:12 AM MDT | Updated: 51 min. ago Roberts was accused in the shooting of Hasan Jones before 2013 peace rally Denver activist Terrance Roberts, known for abandoning his life with the Bloods street gang and focusing his efforts on peace, was acquitted […]

OG Athens Park Blood transitioning to life after 25 years in prison

STREETGANGS.COM | September 30, 2015 South Los Angeles – From San Pedro & El Segundo Maurice talks about being sent to prison during the late 1980s. He was sentenced to 25 years to life but gained his freedom in 2012. He talks about trying to transition to life after prison, but discussed the challenges of […]