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the boy. doesn't walk alone and sausage pretty much. on script and books will be more than thirty odd years one of the longest one of more than is usually the truth. and can always be someone else is ready to kill me because of where i'm going to take over do you think you're one of them make a movie kill one of us and we born until you came god run away and get out of this one if you want to hear it over the past twenty years alone in the only county there's been over fifteen thousand game related to. if you had fifteen thousand people killing each other in any other country there would be diplomats there would
be mediators that would go to be aware. of what minute i was born into i don't raid and i'm a guy and. i didn't choose my destiny my destination showed me. in the southern portion of the richest city in the richest state in america is a cluster of neighborhoods the streets in boulevards laid out in a grid between the concrete ribbons of freeway. two miles of the west is a pacific coast highway and the beach is that among. five most of the north. dr
dale dryden beverly hills. seven miles to the east to corner of hollywood by twenty five miles south those orange county and disneyland. surrounded by the california dream this region has sown legs. on its streets there up to the country's most violent outbreak of civil unrest not once twice it's also the home of america's two most infamous african-american gangs crips and bloods is bloody forty year feud has taken five times as many lives as the long running sectarian conflict in northern ireland it was devastating body count continues today. but in south los angeles. life wasn't always this way.
in the one nine hundred fifty s. three friends from south l.a. ron byrd become awesome grew up reaching for their piece of the american dream. the most significant thing was when i went to join the boy scouts good boy scouts of america. my mother take me up to the scout to be good your robert plant where the original blue if one thousand nine hundred thirty three to nine hundred eighty three parked in the neighborhood right there so i go up there to join the boy scouts my mother to go the scout master. it was nice but it tells my mother well i don't know what some of the parents might object because it was a white troop. today's day be prepared to. good turn daily the scout
is his trustworthy loyal friend he could just kind of be cheerful brave clean and referee that's the boy scouts of america a bunch of races. with names like the businessmen gladiators and sloss and black teenagers began forming their own st clement's returned. to the neighborhood was situated in an area where we were assigned and designated to little small parts of the sixty second to call slots and that's where the name comes from m. m. slawson evolved into what many consider to be l a's first modern african-american games. but we never called ourselves that that was something that the city and the police like to scrap that we were clubs. which drew me to slauson was that they mirrored who i was and it made one feel like one had some
status and you had an identity and identity that you didn't have anywhere else. the sense of family there's a sense of acceptance you also have a way to wilson power because now you've got numbers. to lose. in those days we give you a point when a as with. a code you had to be there because everybody else in town knew but you. keep this occurred how good are those things i say these days why do i say i would be cheering here in atlanta we're back to the city you're here to keep your sideburns off the brows off before we. just what we call wolf and oh you know i was good with my hands that's what he said and he's a dunce you know you looking for somebody to tell him i'm getting a phone. it wasn't really about destroyed. and somebody else just
a competitive they just competing with each other. this time of produce all the time. my mother. always says you know what did you do just as i didn't do anything to see people including parents could not believe that the man just stopped a lot of. young black men in this society have always been represented as the most threatening figures possible. they're viewed as being people. will commit crimes. from one hundred fifty to one nine hundred sixty six the los angeles police department was commanded by chief we.
see parker ran a police department like a military unit and the people who boarded brought us were black residents. are. not that heard. and so the cops were treating these young black men as though they were enemies as they were in warfare. it was an open secret that one of the tacit duties of the l.a.p.d. was to make sure people were in the right neighborhoods at the right time and alameda boulevard was the white curtain in l.a. you didn't cross alameda for no reason at all east of alameda these away areas linwood south gate you couldn't go there you had cops the. didn't want you the
blacks that danes to cross the line were quickly put in place by police officers. one time i was walking down the street on seventy seventh and central and the man said hey you. heard that i can't walk you say you and they ran on the curb jumped out of currency didn't you hear it's called you sir heard say you but my name is not you so no get up against the wall and such a soul and it look like i've been robbed. that's why out of the rubble and she looks just like you. so the idea was to create not only a segregated society but the idea that those of darker hue were in theory and should be treated as such. and after a while you begin to internalize this and you develop a deep seeded self hatred. because you see yourself as having almost no value.
in a free society i'm walking down the street but he's got the nerve to ask me where you go where you come you don't feel damn good as well. i mean a damn thing is where i came from. where you go. people ask me what are you doing here you go anywhere ask anybody else what they do and. you stop an ass going to but also in a society why do you exist. going to stay out of sand and you got the nerve to ask me that all day every day now what do you think that does to me psychologically what does it tell me what message that might be and feel every day so you know understand it in every case feed me a spoonful the hatred. every day that's my doc spoonful the hatred. you see. it's just
a question of when is this going to erupt and upon whom is it going to erupt i will attack myself am i going to tag my brother you understand my contact my own image you know. going to eventually attack the cause of my anger and my frustration. at seven pm on obviously eleven thousand nine hundred sixty five in the corners of a hundred sixteenth and avalon twenty one year old watts resident market fraud was pulled over by the california highway patrol a suspicion of drunk driving a routine traffic stop until police insisted on him pounding fries car despite being less than two blocks from his home fries mother won't call join the rapidly growing crowd who along with marquette grew increasingly belligerent of what they
felt was the heavy handed police response l.a.p.d. reinforcements are called in a scuffle broke out and friday his mother rena and brother ron were all taken into custody. the squad cars rolled away but the crowd continue to swell as one of the incidents swept through the neighborhood when i woke up one hundred fifty two now we're not trolls my quarter from the dartanion assuming what happened is they jumped on market. we just got more and more said it was a cumulative thing it was one races traffic stop two minutes. us. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so poorly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm trying hard. welcome to the big picture.
you're. going. there's the morning dawn tense but relatively quiet. at two pm a meeting was called in a neighborhood rec center simply representatives from various community groups elected officials the l.a.p.d. the media. and even we know from i think that we must stay off the streets i think the civil rights drive in america have demonstrated that iraq's well be that. the cutting through a call for order came a voice that only the night before was raised by thousands in the street and i would take night you know whether you like. this week the negro people down here. you should. we know it's real and you can show it you greater than living it show that it doesn't work it doesn't destroy and. really take the beat.
the parents are coming from places where black men are expected to step up the street and say yes to a twelve year old white boy. or black men are lynched with regularity. and so from their perspective los angeles looks wonderful there's certainly aware of the flaws but they recognize it's such an improvement their children however evan very different perspective. we come along and willing to. do to win that. topic can americans again filled the streets. but this time over two hundred feet deep and deputy sheriff talks. so here we are in a crowd at night when. things in such disarray and we're facing cops in the street
. and they want to move the crowd back. so when we move toward. them so you're looking at one and. and your reading of people in the body language that says it's going to build. and they fired from around the crowd. is oh now. please. please my friday morning additional police were called in from all points of l.a. to squash what authorities were now termed a full scale life. led to the call of the right to look. we were doing.
the same as guerrilla warfare but the reason that you can't say it is because you never gave the so-called nickel up intelligence to these predators know the little . her little clip then what happens is that it becomes a big newspaper story which increases political pressure on the authorities to do something. illegal. then it probably is sixteen thousand national guard. little national guard particulars an official explained to engage in civilian crowd completely at least. at that
point they point to the others which was the arm pits the are in. a vis the suv a virtual free fire zone where people could be shot. making . the wrong time at the wrong intersection. claimed by police is that these the looters that were refusing orders to go to. the autopsies clearly show people were shot in the back. one has to really question whether or not a human wind is worth the fall will be or a case of beer. that is to say people were being killed for what can retrospect one of the most trivial of offenses. really been undermined anything because we're talking about desperate people we're talking about people who have nothing to see
no hope. this is a memo along with which we're confronted and of the only thing they understand is farce. that's been the learn taboo. is that black people and other oppressed people in this country are never to use violence to achieve what it is they want. but this country uses violence whenever it chooses and then it legitimizes the violence. you say need to mess with my life is of no value how can your property how can your
society how can a civilization how can any of the more rules or any of the magic bits how can any of it be of any value to me. when all it has on the door for me is a rejection of us i'm not on. not allowed not allowed to partake. all my life i was rejected before i was born and the most reach. nothing is open to me. and every time i'm not on a door and get rejected takes a little something out of. the fact it took them a ship down from a barbecue trip down the bay is a testament to the revolutionary spirit. and so there was this sense of we have taken a stand and to be it sent the message out to the world. a.
is. such. a thing of the rebellion represented for us what it feels that celebrate christmas from sixty five until about seventy one again activity you know labels all time low because so many young people would join organizations like the student or the family already. is growing black pride mood saw the development of dynamic african american organizations committed to instigating change from within. the former street fighters like byrd and ron the power rather than other gangs
were going along side groups like the black panthers and civic programs that range from free breakfast to neighborhood restoration to political activism. or leave. the. this new black power structure quickly found itself in the crosshairs of government agencies like the f.b.i. . according to recently declassified documents f.b.i. director j. edgar hoover bust a covert counterintelligence operation against the black panthers. organization he described as the greatest threat to the internal security of the country. may turn around and squash goes. from a slawson intent the chapter founder alpinist bunchy card and john huggins were gunned
down at a u.c.l.a. black student meet while black panther founder stewie newton and bobby seale faced arrest and limpy jail sentence. in a few short years many of america's most influential. black leaders and either been incarcerated. or sas. they ran him down and chased them down a kind of down a murdered everybody did good and made their body else either go to exile or to lock them up in a penitentiary and when all that was over with a new element rose the call of crips. you see. in the late one nine hundred sixty s. and the black top playgrounds of fremont high school emerged this new order led by south l.a. teenager raymond washington generally credited as the crips founding member.
in response number of rival gangs formed an alliance calling themselves bloods moniker adopted by african-american soldiers serving in vietnam. the opposing armies now in place battle flags were raised blue for crips and red for bullets. exactly which set our neighborhood true first place and why you never be known. for the next four decades or encrypt and blood sets because the streets of south l.a. into a grid of rival territories. today these fractured communities are home to five generations of carbon soldiers. really for a while from. us this out is where we come from as
a stall model kill or be killed. plus going to any time they'd have to come across normandy you dot. com call her mark feel badly. wells gangbang of one moment would roll down the mountain if you come to my living you don't know nobody mother again you die all west side of this is blood on the inside of us is crips just around in a box you know me surrounded by insects this was created over twenty years ago to where the geographics in the neighborhoods have been separated by gang. certain streets certain alley certain stores certain schools certain parks or claim death star. you can go it is gas there's prison gas
no coal. you can go ahead we're getting older because you want to own neighborhood . you got some of action when you fall and you would tell them you know i'm from nowhere home you can all say but you got some of the action she just blow your head off just because we. on a big jam deal because now in my face where you format tell me told why i was from come down and i'm out of situation i wish i could just go to just be where i want to when man is other girls in other projects as managers want to go the windsors see me good i'm saying young hotties man i can't even go to the money i'm. everything i came. could be somebody ever often. gone. under left nothing to live.
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