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Alex Alonso is an professor of Sociology & Geography, author and TV producer. He has been covering street gangs in Los Angeles for 2 decades and is the founder of

Details of the attack against Eric Holder in the LA County jail

Eric Holder

By Alex A. Alonso for Streetgangs.ComJuly 4, 2022 | 9:56 p.m. Last Tuesday, the Eric Holder trial was schedule to resume in the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle, but Judge H. Clay Jacke told the jurors that morning that they can leave and return Wednesday morning due to “unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.” Holder was not present when […]

Eric Holder was attacked in holding tank of the Los Angeles County jail

By Alex A. Alonso for Streetgangs.ComJune 29, 2022 | 12:58 a.m. Eric Holder, the man accused in the 2019 killing of Nipsey Hussle was attacked early Tuesday morning in the Los Angeles County jail while awaiting to be escorted to court. Judge H. Clay Jacke informed the jury at about 9:47 a.m. that “based on unforeseen circumstances, we […]

Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer refused to come to court

Eric Holder

By Alex A. Alonso for Streetgangs.ComMay 13, 2021 Eric Holder, the man accused of killing Nipsey Hussle had a pre-trial court hearing Wednesday morning and guess who did not show up to court? We learned that Holder refused to leave his cell yesterday morning for unknown reasons. His court date was rescheduled for this Friday. I know I […]

Playboy Boy Gangster Crips adjacent to expensive Beverly Hills, Beverlywood & Pico-Robertson communities(pt.7) | March 19, 2021 Louise Keene talks about how the low income area of Cadillac-Corning where the Play Boy Gangster Crips are located, drew attraction from law enforcement and the Los Angeles City’s attorney’s office for the first Gang Injunction in 1987. Louise Keene cited Ana Muniz’s research in his recent article on the […]

Madd Ronald on going to prison in 1987 and last time in 2006 (pt.9)

Madd Ronald on prison life | March 19, 2021 Madd Ronald from Rollin 20s Bloods talks about first time going to prison in 1987 at the age of 20 and then returning back to the prison for the last time in 2006 at nearly 40 years old. He talks about the lessons he learned in his last visit to […]

Will Jayo Felony & Mitchy Slick collaborate on a track for San Diego?

S-Bone & Hoodie Hood

STREETGANGS.COM | January 07, 2021 Hoodie Hood from Rollin’ 40s Crips in Southeast San Diego and S-Bone from Rollin’ 40s Crips in South Los Angeles talk about the potential collaboration between Jayo Felony and Mitchy Slick on a track. Jayo Felony is the most popular and successful Crip out of San Diego and Mitchy Slick, […]

Mexican Mafia co-founder turned born-again Christian dies at 81

By Alex A. Alonso for Streetgangs.ComJanuary 8, 2021 Ernest “Kilroy” Roybal was born on March 3, 1939 and grew up in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. He became a member of Varrio White Fence during the early 1950s and quickly became a major member within the varrio. As a juvenile he was arrested multiple times and […]

Carl Doulas on Dijon Kizzee getting shot 15 times by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy

Carl Douglas on Dijon Kizzee

STREETGANGS.COM | January 07, 2021 Carl Douglas In this part 10, Alex Alonso talks with Carl Douglas about Dijon Kizzee, who was shot 15 to 19 times by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy when a gun fell from the cloths he was carrying after running from and then getting into a physical altercation with Mr. […]

Reggie Wright Jr; from Compton Police to Death Row Records, Street TV podcast episode #8

Reggie Wright Jr.

STREETGANGS.COM | January 07, 2021 The Reggie Wright interview that we did in 2019 has been re-edited as Episode #8 on the Street TV podcast. There are video portions of this interview available on out Youtube Channel, but the podcast version of this interview is the entire episode with that include unreleased portions of the […]

What happened to Lyle Joseph “Bartender” Thomas from Compton?

Lyle "Bartender" Thomas

STREETGANGS.COM | December 31, 2020 The City of Compton lost Lyle “Bartender” Thomas 44 years ago this month, while he was attending a dance at Dootos Music Center on Central Avenue in Compton. Dootos Music Center was established by Walter Williams, known as Dootsie during the early 1960s. Williams had established a record label and […]

Tookie informant, was arrested in Canada after being deported

Alfred Coward

STREETGANGS.COM | December 26, 2020 Alfred “Blackie Coward was part of the Westside Crips and became a close friend to Stanley “Tookie” Williams. According to the statement he gave to the police, Coward was involved in the murder of Albert Owens, 26, the store clerk at the 7-eleven in Whittier, California. Present with Tookie and […]

Compton Fruit Town Pirus speak on Soulja Boy & Chris Brown situation

STREETGANGS.COM | January 9, 2017 COMPTON – On Cressey Street in Compton, CA in the heart if Fruit Town Piru neighborhood we spoke to several members that expressed their sentiments about the recent Soulja Boy and Chris Brown debacle that some have said has made this reputable Compton neighborhood look bad. After a recent Instagram […]

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