Homicides hard to solve in this South Los Angeles ZIP code deemed ‘war zone’

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By Sarah Favot, Pasadena Star-News Posted: 03/28/15, 3:29 PM PDT Laura Sanchez shouldn’t be dead. And, statistically, the Bloods gang members connected to the woman’s drive-by slaying shouldn’t have been caught and sent to prison. Her March 18, 2007, murder on the fringes of the 90011 ZIP code was one of hundreds of homicides in […]

Ben “Taco” Owens from Pay Bacc Crip to Paying Back the community

STREETGANGS.COM | February 27, 2015 Gardena, CA – Ben “Taco” Owens is a former gang member that talked about his life growing up in Gardena and becoming a member of the Paybacc Crips (PBC). He also talked about drug use and multiple trips to the penitentiary. After being released from prison in 2004, he decided […]

Of youth pastor’s murder, prosecutor asks: ‘Why did such a bad thing happen to such a good person?’

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LA Times / The Homicide Report Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 9:54 p.m. When the murder trial for the men charged with killing her son began four weeks ago, Belverly “Nico” Brown-Duncan stopped parking in front of her home, unable to bear the sight of where he had been slain. Oscar Duncan, 23, was shot in […]

Big Stretch speaks on Belizean ancestry and the many LA gangs with Belizean members

STREETGANGS.COM | February 12, 2015 EXPOSITION PARK- Belizeans have migrated to Los Angeles in significant numbers since the 1960s and they settled in South Los Angeles, along the Western, Normandie, and Vermont corridors. By the 1980s, Belizeans began joining traditional Black American street gangs in South LA, often times assimilating to Black culture where there […]

Blood Line (BL) prison gang member explains misconceptions associated with his membership

STREETGANGS.COM | February 6, 2015 SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Moose, originally from 61 Harvard Park Brims, joined BL (Blood Line) when incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail several years ago. BL and the United Blood Nation (UBN) were prison gangs formed in California prisons during the late 1980s so that Blood members, who were […]

From gang member, to prisoner, to entrepreneur: Kevon Gulley from Compton

Streetgangs.com January 17, 2015 COMPTON – Kevon Gulley, grew up in Compton and became a member of the Fruit Town Pirus as a youth. He was sent to prison for car jacking, robbery and kidnapping. He was released from prison, but just after three years, he was sent back to prison, facing a life sentence […]

Holly Park gang conflict (1989/1990) at border of Hawthorne, Inglewood and South LA

Streetgangs.com Published on Jan 1, 2015 In 1989 and 1990, Holly Park in Hawthorne, CA was the site of much gang related conflict and shootings. Surrounded by the Water Gate Crips, Neighborhood Crip 115, Shot Gun Crips, and with the Denver Lane Bloods and other Bloods gangs in Inglewood, made this location a hot gang […]

Hip-Hop documentary, “My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story” to be released in February 2015

Streetgangs.com November 12, 2014 SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Official Trailer for My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story is a documentary about H-Crown, a South Los Angeles gang member who was recently released from prison after serving almost 5 years for armed robbery. As a youth he became a member of the Five Deuce […]

Joe Young from Black P Stone, City Stone on “Crenshaw,” his Mixtape & growing up in West Adams

STREETGANGS.COM WEST ADAMS – Joe Young from the 25th Street Black P Stone talks about attending elementary school at Arlington Heights when he first got exposed to street gangs. He has been working on music, and talks about working with Take Money aka Tiny M (RIP) who died in a car accident. His mixtape is […]

Lil Crip Toe from Eight Tray Gangster Crips talks about recent release from prison

STREETGANGS.COM | August 7, 2014 LOS ANGELES – Lil Crip Toe, 42, aka Pinky Loc from Eight Tray Gangster Crips, Back West Side, was recently released from prison after serving 8 years in prison for bank robberies. He was originally received a 28 year sentence because they charged one bank robbery 5 times, for each […]

Te Money [Official Video] “Los Angeles” – Cameo Appearances Akon, The Game, Big U

LOS ANGELES – West LA’s Te-Money from Mansfield Gangster Crip goes through a few Los Angeles turfs to show how Bloods and Crips from various sections get along in this music video. There are cameo appearances by singer Akon, rapper the The Game, and Big U. Related posts: EMI Imposes Ownership Rights in Video Game […]

History of community organization Rollin Avenues & Rollin 60s gang in Los Angeles

STREETGANGS.COM | May 16, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Ellisa Burks-McKnight talks about the history of a community organization in the 1970s called the “Rollin Avenues,” started by her mother in 1968 on 3rd Avenue & Slauson and how they later were connected to the Rollin 60s Crips. She confirms one of the craziest incidents in […]