Articles for tag: Coolio, Crips

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The Crips Gang

The Crips gang was first founded in 1969 by Stanley “Tookie” Williams and Raymond Washington. To date it is one of the most popular street gangs with a reported 30,000-35,000 active members in the United States. The gang was primarily an African American based gang but is not limited to, there are members of all ...

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Lil Wayne Shot? Yes and No

Lil Wayne has been shot. Again. Some reports are saying he was killed. Again. Lil Wayne keeps getting shot far too often. If he keeps getting shot, Lil Wayne is going to have as many bullet scars as 50 Cent. It is simply amazing how much gunplay exists around this man. If Lil Wayne continues ...

Gang Violence in New Jersey

According to reports released by the New Jersey State Police and the National Crime Data Bank, the crime rate in New Jersey is at it’s lowest since the 1960’s. However the number of murders, as well as the amount of gang related crime is higher than ever. Incidents of gang crime, including gang graffiti, murder, ...

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The American Gangster – “Tookie Williams”?

As I watched the BET commentary on Stanley “Tookie” Williams, The American Gangster, I was appalled. I don’t know if the piece was poorly done or if it was a great deal of miscommunication about the life of this man. Different cultures have different motifs, and for urban communities we tend to create “urban legends” ...

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Gangs Moving from Large Cities to Smaller Communities

It used to be that gangs were big-city problems that residents of smaller communities were thankful they did not have to worry about. But with law enforcement tightening their grip on gang activities in cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis, gangsters are increasingly moving their illegal activities, particularly drug sales, outside the metro areas. ...

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What was Tupac Shakur’s Cause of Death?

On September 7, 1996, Tupac had attended the Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After the Mike Tyson fight, Tupac saw Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson who was a member of the South Side Crips. Tupac Shakur rushed Anderson and knocked him down. Tupac’s entourage also had rushed Anderson. The fight was ...