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Friday, April 30, 2010

Gang's 'Revenge' Attack On Teen

gang revengeThe sister of a Sydney teenager bashed by a gang of balaclava-clad men says it was revenge for a nightclub incident.

Linda, who did not wish to give her last name, told how her 18-year-old brother Lee was left with a fractured skull, broken left wrist, stitches to his head and severe bruising to his right arm after being beaten by 15 men armed with baseball bats and metal poles.

Lee had finished a workout at the Coolibah Fitness Centre, in Paton Street, Merrylands, about 9pm yesterday, and had got into his car when he was set upon by the group.

"They opened the car doors, five of them started bashing him, he didn't know any of them," Linda said.

She said Lee scrambled out of the car, hit the ground and covered his head, as the 15 started bashing him.

"They were saying, in Lebanese [Lee and his family are Lebanese-Australian], 'Keep bashing him on the head, keep bashing him on the head.' "

The gang smashed the Toyota four-wheel-drive Lee had been driving and took his wallet and mobile phone.

Witnesses chased the attackers off and called emergency services.

The attackers fled in a green Honda Civic, a ute, and a red sedan, witnesses said.

Linda said the attack was retribution for an incident at the Vernadah Bar, in the CBD's Castlereagh Street four weeks ago, when Lee and three of his cousins had an encounter with the other men.

"My cousin was dancing with a girl and eight of the guys surrounded him and they wanted to start him," she said.

The two groups went outside and Lee and his cousins "bashed" the other group of men - whom Linda said were in their mid-20s.

The attack last night was not the first time the gang has sought revenge for the nightclub incident, she said.

They had attacked one of the cousins from the nightclub, David, 25, as he left the Coolibah gym two weeks ago.

She said 20 of them turned up, wearing balaclavas but David, who has a black belt in tae kwon do, chased them off.

"If anyone has any information go to Merrylands police. Even anonymously. Because there were so many people there I'm sure a lot of people saw a lot of things."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Best Gang In Los Angeles 2010

Blood Gangs - LA  GangsLa Gangs - Hispanic Gangs

Mexican and other Latino LA Gangs in Los Angeles do not claim colors, but rather represent neighborhoods and cities. Turf wars are common among Hispanic Gangs in Los Angeles. Hispanic Gangs in Los Angeles are highly structured, extremely formal organizations with explicit leadership and defined hierarchies. The Mexican Mafia for the most part reins over Hispanic LA Gang membership - Specifically members that claim the number 13 or Trece, also known as Surenos. Common attire consists of Blue Bandanas, Black, Gray, Khaki, Blue and White clothing and Nike Cortez or other similar style shoes. It is ,however, common in some LA Gang neighborhoods to see colors (other than Blue) worn by the Hispanic LA Gangs to represent that particular turf. For instance, the LA Watts Varrio Grape Street Gang wears Purple, the LA Varrio Clover Gang wears Green, and the LA East Side Varrio Wilmas Gang wears Red to represent their particular neighborhood. Click the Photo above to visit the LA Gangs - Mexican Gangs page.

LA Gangs - Crip Gangs
The LA Gang known as the Crips is primarily, but not exclusively, made up of Black Members. Formed in the late sixties/early seventies, this LA Gang began as a partnership and support affiliation between the LA Gang known as the East Side Crips and the LA Gang known as the West Side Crips. This coalition of sorts has since then been further split into multiple separate LA Crip Gang Sets. The Crips are considered by Law Enforcement to be one of the largest Gangs in the Greater Los Angeles County area with an estimated membership nearing 40,000 members. LA Crip Gangs have an ongoing intense feud with their mortal enemies the Bloods. For more information and a complete list of LA Gangs - Crip Gangs, photos, videos and more click on the photo above.

LA Gangs - Blood Gangs The LA Gang called the Blood Gang began as a loose coalition of Piru and other Gangs in and around Compton, Watts and South Central in the mid 1970's. Gangs with such names as Push Piru, Lueders Park Hustlers, Elm Street Mafia, Athens Park Boyz and Tree Top Trojans were all individual gangs back then. They soon banded together under the Piru name to resist the rising force of the Compton Crips, West Side Crips, Avalon Gangsters Crips and Santana Block Hustlaz (later known as Santana Blocc Crips). At this point in time, the West Side Crips and the Avalon Gardens were under the control of Tookie Williams and Jimel Barnes respectively. The East Side was under the control of Raymond Washington. The original Piru Gang started in Compton at Centennial High School and was named after Piru Street in the City of Compton. In the Mid 70's Piru Gang members began associating themselves with the name Blood due to an influx of African American Soldiers from the Vietnam War that used the term to refer to one another during the war.

Asian Gangs - LA Gangs

LA Gangs - Asian Gangs

There are several thousand LA Gangs of which most are exclusively Hispanic. Blood Gangs and Crip Gangs, however, are not exclusively African American. There are several Asian Gangs that represent the Blood Gang color, Crip Gang color and exclusive Asian Gang Turfs in and around the Los Angeles area.


Monday, April 26, 2010

NTG Blood Gang 2010

ntg bloodThese are the original Fake Blood NATION / 5 POINT STAR sets BLOOD OF PEOPLES: gangsters Miller (MG), Mad Stone Villains (MSV), Valentine Bloods (VB), Nine Tray Gangsters (NTG), G-SHINE ( GKB), One Eight Trey (183), Hit Squad edges FAKE (HSB), not the Real Fake - Blood Stone Villains (BSV), sex, money and Murder (SMM), which was an independent team Medicines first, but when they joined them locked NBF. Now theres MORE nation by Fake Blood. even a new BrIM FAKE - FAKE STONE YORK - FAKE PIRU sets all. You can be member with online, Internet, MySpace, cell phone Blowing Up Group first!

#ScottsDale Piru Squiggly Lane Gangster #Tree Top Piru #Ujima Village Bloods Unton Brims (defunct) Van Ness Gangster Village Town Piru Water Front Piru Weirdoz Blood West Covina Mob West Side Piru - Compton West Side Piru - Carson West Side Piru - West Covina Hacienda Village9#

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Difference Between Crips and Bloods 2010

crip&bloodsCrips was a gang formed in Los Angeles, USA in the late sixties and early seventies. Bloods was mainly a gang formed by smaller street gangs coming together to counter the growing influence of the Crips. The main gang that formed the Bloods was Piru Street Boys.

Raymond Washington formed a gang by the name Baby Avenues or Avenue Cribs signifying the young age of the members of the gang. The gang initially propagated the philosophy that it wanted to protect its neighborhood from outsiders but this claim soon faded away and the gang was openly involved in various criminal activities including robbery, murders, drug dealings, etc. Raymond Washington united his gang with that of Stanley Williams from the east and west side of Los Angles to form an alliance to protect their areas of influence. Washington disliked guns and preferred to settle all differences by hand to hand fights. However, as more and more local gangs joined in and made Crips one of the largest associations of street gangs, his influence diminished till finally he was shot dead in 1979. The gang members were primarily African Americans and had a particular affinity for blue color in their dressing.

The Crips began to target other gangs as they grew in size. It was in this time that some of the non-Crip gangs got together to form an alliance. The main among them were the Pirus or the Piru Street Boys. The gang formed out of this alliance came to be known as Bloods. The members of the Bloods have a particular affinity for the color red in the clothing to identify themselves. The smaller gangs associated with the alliance began to be known as sets. The influence spread across the United States in a few years. The sets on the eastern coast became associated with United Bloods Nation or UBN and this too soon came to be known as only Bloods.

1. Crips was formed in 1969 by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams deciding to join their gangs. Bloods was formed with rival gangs coming together to counter the rise of Crips with the main being Piru Street Boys.
2. Crip gang members associate with the color blue in their dresses while the Bloods associate with the color red.
3. The rivalry of these gangs started out over control of the neighborhoods initially but now is more to gain control over the criminal and illegal activities.


Thursday, April 22, 2010



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crip kill a blood let 2010


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trial Of 2 Linked To Tree Top Piru Blood Gang Begins

TTP blood gangDuring opening statements in a federal gang trial Tuesday, prosecutors promised to unveil the "violent" world of the Tree Top Piru, a deadly set of the Bloods gang formed, they say, in a Maryland jail to gain territory and respect through fear.

Members are dealers, murderers and robbers, said prosecutor Christopher Mason, who plans to prove it in part through the testimony of a key witness: the gang's founder.

It's an ironic arrangement, given that Bloods have appeared in the two "Stop Snitching" underground videos, which threaten would-be informants. The government plans to introduce the second DVD as evidence, claiming Tree Top Piru used it as a recruitment tool to expand the gang's reach.

Nearly two years after 28 people were charged in a 20-count indictment that alleged drug dealing, weapons possession and five murders, trial for two of the defendants began Tuesday. Most others have entered guilty pleas, and 14 of them have been sentenced to a combined 188 years in federal prison.

Some, like TTP founder Steve Willock of Hagerstown, made deals with the government, exchanging testimony for whatever it was worth. In Willock's case, he was sentenced to 25 years instead of life.

Both Baltimore's Ronnie Thomas, who appears in "Stop Snitching 2," and Salisbury's Sherman Pride are charged with racketeering for their alleged gang affiliation, while Pride alone is also charged with drug dealing, which carries a maximum life sentence.

Their attorneys told Judge William Quarles and the jurors on Tuesday that the government didn't have a case.

Thomas was in jail for most of the time period outlined in the indictment, said lawyer Michael D. Montemarano, adding that there was no "substantive evidence" against his client, just "bought-and-paid-for Bloods" testifying with little credibility.

But prosecutors say bars don't always prevent illegal activity. The indictment broke open the gang's secret world, providing a glossary of terms and highlighting the problem of cell phones smuggled into jail.

Law enforcement agents say Willock ran the gang from his cell in a Cumberland jail, often through a contraband cell phone.

Department of Corrections Secretary Gary D. Maynard testified about the issue in Annapolis before the state legislature Tuesday, hoping to make it a felony to possess a cell phone in jail, punishable by up to five years in prison.

In court, attorney Harry D. McKnett said Pride met Willock in jail, and McKnett acknowledged that "from time to time," the young man associated with gang members.

"So what?" he added. "Simply identifying yourself as a Blood does not make you a criminal."

It's a frequent defense raised for people charged with racketeering under federal law, which allows gang members to be held responsible for their associates' crimes. The prosecution method commonly leads to sweeping arrests and lengthy prison terms.

Three-quarters of the 28 people indicted in February 2008 faced maximum terms of life in prison on various charges. But the longest term doled out so far is 30 years, and the shortest is probation.

Public records show at least 18 defendants have pleaded guilty in the case so far. A trial for the remaining defendants is scheduled for March.

January 20, 2010|By Tricia Bishop | Tricia Bishop,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bloods Gang Allies With Members 2010

Bloods consider themselves allies with members of the People Nation and rivals of all gangs associated with the Folk Nation gang alliance. These alliances were established in the 1980s to protect alliance members within the federal and state prison systems. The People Nation alliance includes Black Peace Stones, Cobra Stones, Insane Popes, Gaylords, Future Stones, Insane Unknown, King Cobras, Latin Counts, Latin Dragons, Latin Kings, Latin Pachucos, Latin Saints, Spanish Lords, and Vice Lord Nation. The Folk Nation alliance members (and thus, Bloods rivals) include the Bloods’ biggest rival, the Crips, as well as many other gangs, including the Gangster Disciples, the Black Disciples, and the Black Gangsters.

In some instances, Bloods and UBN sets will associate with traditional rival gangs, such as the Crips or the Latin Kings, when such associations benefit the criminal enterprises of both gangs.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blood Stone Pirus 2010

Blood Stone PirusBloodstone pirus 30 also known as 30 pirus formed in the early 80s after coming up with different names like playboy gangsters bloods,then changed to pirus gansta 30.then finally settling with bloodstone pirus 30.the 40 pirus were bloodstone first,then we followed suit.the 30 pirus are the only pirus in south central L.A.They stretch from main st. to the west and hooper ave to the east,from 30th to 41st street.Our cliques 34th street and 35th street.bloodstone pirus are enemies with all crips.main rivalry is east side trece,43,42,48 gangsters40,53avalon gangsters52,broadway gangsters.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Athens Park Bloods 2010

Athens Park BloodsThis gang is believed to be one of the first sets to claim allegiance to the Bloods in the early 70's. An area east of Athens known as Rosedale is home to the Athens Park Bloods. Their territory reaches from Avalon Boulevard to Figueroa from 120th to 126th Street in Rosewood, California. Cle "Bone" Sloan, a proven actor (Training Day) and director of the documentary Bastards of The Party, is an inactive member of this gang.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Blood Is a Prison Gang

blood, prison gangThis page is under construction, if you have any information on this gang please forward me the information. Here is some basic information found from the internet.

While the Bloods are not an actual prison gang they are recognized as part of the 11 Security Threat Groups identified by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

In the early 70's, the ""Bloods"" were born. More out of necessity than anything else, the "Blood" sets were banded together to protect each other from the rampant Crip menace. The "Bloods" originated when Sylvester Scott and Vincent Owens started the "Compton Pirus", this gang started on West Piru Street in Compton. An event which assisted the rapid growth of the blood sets occurred when the Compton "Crips" had a difference of opinion with the "Pirus", the two gangs had a major fight and the outnumbered Pirus were badly beaten. This prompted a meeting between several fragmented gang sets on Piru Street, the "Denver Lanes", "Laurdes Park Hustlers", "Bishops" and "LA Brims" were in attendance. The "Pirus" aligned themselves with the "Laurdes Park Hustlers" and the "LA Brims", the Brims were eager to join alliance against the "Crips" as the "Crips" recently murdered a Brim gangster and the Brims were too small to exact revenge against the "Crips" without major reprisals. Other gangs who had been threatened or attacked by "Crips" incorporated into Blood sets as well. The Compton "red" gangs are called "Pirus", other "red" gangs such as the "Brims", "Bounty Hunters", "Swans" and "Family" refer to themselves as ""Bloods"". Numerically, the Blood sets are outnumbered by the Crip sets, but "Bloods" are well known for their "take no prisoners" ruthless and violence.

With all these gangs roaming in a relatively small section of the city, gangsters needed a method in which to ID each other, they wanted to avoid attacking gangsters from different sets, but same gang. "Crips" identify themselves with the color blue, this is believed to originate from the colors of Washington high school in south LA. Crip gangsters wear articles of blue clothing, blue and kerchiefs, shoelaces, hair rollers, hats, belts or sweat shirts. A blue article of clothing in a blood hood, can and will get you killed. Other dark colors have been used as well, such as black, brown and purple. If they are unsure of ones gang affiliation, they'll flash a gang "sign" which is basically a form of sign language made with the hands, they also refer to each other as "Cuz" or "Blood" depending to set affiliation.

"Bloods" ID each other with the color "red", school colors of Centennial High School, and obviously red is the color of blood. Like "Crips" who wear blue clothing, "Bloods" wear red. Another color may be used in relation to the name of the set, such as green for the Lime Hood Pirus. They refer to each other as "Blood".

By the 1980's, there were 30,000 gangsters in and around LA. The 80's also saw the explosion of crack cocaine, criminal street gangs were quick to jump on the crack bandwagon which grew into today's gang cancer. The majority of these gangsters were from the inner city ghettos where unemployment is very high and families are living at, or under the poverty level. It's near impossible to tell a 15 year old gangster that joining a gang was a bad thing because it was the gangsters that are making $300-$500 a day selling crack. The gangsters have what many ghetto youths don't, expensive clothing, new expensive cars, gold "rope" jewelry, wads of cash in their pockets and lots of girls. A common comment I hear is "Why should I work at Mac-Donald's when I can make more money than you?", rebuttals of being a good citizen and about responsibility go in one ear and out the other.

Black gangs have no formal structure to speak of, the older members in their late 20's early 30's, are called the "Shot Callers". Most "Shot Callers" have done hard time in prison where they made "business" contacts, they are the ones who deal in the major acquisition of drugs, the youngsters are often the foot solders who do the selling, fighting and dying. The young members are generally the most dangerous because they're willing to prove their gang loyalty by committing extremely violent acts, which often times includes shooting at, or otherwise fighting with police officers. We find the juveniles are often used to commit violent crimes because they face little, or no jail time and they know it. More than a hundred times they've bragged to me "I'll be home before you're done writing the report", which is true, by law we must release juveniles to their guardians. The juveniles are also the ones who are driving the "G" rides, in my experience 90% of the time.

Because of the large sums of cash made by dealing, these gangs are able to arm themselves with expensive, high quality weapons. Some gangs have actually purchased legitimate businesses to launder the money, one South Central liquor store reported $500,000 in profits one year, that's a lot of bubble gum and Old English 800. Were finding that more and more professionals like CPA's, accounts and what we call "dope lawyers" are willing to assist these gangs because they are rewarded handsomely for their services. Most gangsters are poorly educated and ill prepared to thrive in the real business world, add a CPA, investment banker and lawyer to help manage the large amounts of cash generated by gangs and they have almost unlimited potential. An unfortunate side effect is that some black owned business from South LA are cynically viewed as dirty, "Death Row Records", a rap music publisher, has long been suspected as a major drug laundering business.

We're also finding more and more dope lawyers defending these gangsters in criminal proceedings, I often wonder how a 18 year unemployed Crip can afford a $500 per hour Ivy League attorney. Some of these dope lawyers operate under the guise of wanting to give the poor black inner city youth the best defense possible and claim to be working "pro bono" (for free), more than once they've been found with large sums of un taxable cash in backpacks or duffel bags. These attorneys risk falling victim to the short fuse and violent tendencies of these gangsters, which offers an added motivation to make sure their client is acquitted. Rival gangs, or even disgruntled fellow gangsters have more than once ambushed a dope lawyer and stolen his cash reward.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blood Gang 2010

bloods gang 2010By late 1971 the Avalon Garden and the Inglewood Crips had joined forces with the other sets and began to engage in warfare with oposing sets. They began to expand to non-Crip gang territories controlled by gangs including The L.A. Brims, a powerful street gang, beginning in 1969 on the Westside. The Crips targeted these gangs because they were not Crips, which made them a main target for Crips sets to attack. Several gangs eventually became part of the Bloods family, including the Bishops and Athens Park boys. The Denver Lanes also had conflicts with the Crips, but were outnumbered and eventually became unknown in California for some time. The Piru Street Boys who presented a powerful force in Compton, actually collaborated with the Crips prior to 1972, as the Crips had affected the Piru neighborhoods. For a short time the Pirus were known as the Piru Street Crips, and they also wore the traditional blue rags (bandana) and blue Chucks (sneakers) as part of their attire.

During the summer of 1972 the Crips and the Pirus had a conflict and warfare ensued. The Pirus, like other northern gangs, were outnumbered and the Crips prevailed. The Pirus wanted to terminate peaceful relations with the Crips, so they turned to the Lueders Park Hustlers for assistance. The Lueders Park Hustlers agreed and a meeting was called on Piru Street. The Pirus also invited every gang targeted by Crips sets to join the meeting. The Crips had murdered an L.A.Brim member earlier that year, so the Brims attended the meeting, as well. Others that attended were the Denver Lanes and the Bishops.

At the meeting, the groups discussed how to combat Crips intimidation, along with the creation of a new alliance to counter the Crips. At that time the color of bandanas was not important, but since the Crips were known to wear blue bandanas, the Pirus and the other groups decided to discontinue the wearing of blue bandanas. They decided to take on the wearing of an opposite color, red, and created a united organization which later became known as the Bloods. The Pirus, Brims, Athens Park Boys, and Pueblos decided to unite with the Bloods, and soon after, other gangs who had been threatened or attacked by Crips joined the Bloods.

Contrary to popular belief, real Bloods do not represent any People Nation 5 point star and are not part of the People Nation Alliance. The confusion of Bloods representing the People Nation’s 5 point star started on the internet with unknown persons creating various fictional “Blood Books of Knowledge” which consist of mixing Blood history and People Nation history, symbols, and literature (lit) together. These fictional “Books of Knowledge” spread rapidly throughout the internet and eventually into the streets with wanna-be’s taking these books serious and being mislead. There are, however, legit Bloods who use the terms “5 popping”, “We ride the 5", and who replace the letter “S” with a “5", but when a Blood uses the number 5 it simply symbolizes the number of letters in the word B.L.O.O.D. So when a Blood calls himself “5" he is infact simply reffering to himself as “BLOOD”. This use of the number 5 may have also lead the the confusion of Bloods representing the People Nation's 5 point star. This misrepresentation of the Bloods and the number 5 has largely affected Bloods in the South, East Coast, and some parts of the Midwest. This widespread miseducation of the Bloods has lead to a recent major outreach by west coast Bloods to all Bloods across the country to let them know that Bloods do not represent the People Nation of Chicago and do not represent any form of a 5 point star. This outreach has been making a major impact on Bloods in the South, East, and Midwest who have all been dropping all use of anything related to the People Nation and a 5 point star and are all steady getting back to their roots.

Blood sets have a loose structure of ranks based on how long a person has been banging for their particular hood and how much work they put in for the hood. Their rank structure is as follows:

(from lowest to highest)

L.Y.G. (Little Young Gangster) - members under 18 years old

Y.G. (Young Gangster) - members over 18 years old

O.Y.G. (Original Young Gangster) - after 5 active years of banging

O.G. (Original Gangster) - after 10 active years of banging

O.O.G. (Double O.G.) - after 15 active years of banging

O.O.O.G. (Tripple O.G.) - after 20 active years of banging

These ranks don’t signify leadership or dominance over anybody else in the set, they just signify respect for those who have been in the hood longer, put in more work for the hood, and have survived the longest. This means that Bloods with higher rank don’t give out orders or call shots over those with lower rank. Bloods with higher rank are respectfully reffered to as “Big Homies” by Bloods with lower rank (they also refer to each other as Relatives). Once a person has joined a Blood set, it’s for life… meaning you can not leave the set or flip (switch) to another set.

Known Bloods set originating from the Greater Los Angles Area include:

9 Duece Watts Bishops

135 Piru

Athens Park Bloods

Avenue Piru Gang

Be-Bopp Watts Bishops

Black P Stones

Blood Stone Pirus

Blood Stone Villians

Bounty Hunters

Campenella Park Pirus

Cedar Block Piru

Center Park Blood

Center View Piru

Centinela Park Family

Circle City Piru

Crenshaw Mafia Gang

Denver Lane Bloods

Doty Block Gangster Bloods

Elm Street Pirus

Family Swan Bloods

Fruit Town Brims

Harvard Park Brims

Inglewood Family Gang

Lueders Park Piru

Lime Hood Piru

Mad Swan Blood

Miller Gangster Bloods

Mob Piru

Neighbor Hood Pirus

Neighborhood Pirus 145

Original Block Piru 151

Outlaw 20s

Pueblo Bishops

Queen Street Bloods

Rollin 20s NeighborHood Blood

Samoan Warriors Bounty Hunters

Scott Park Bloods

ScottsDale Piru

Skyline Piru

Squiggly Lane Gangsters

Tree Top Pirus

Van Ness Gangster

Weirdoz Gangster Bloods

West Side Piru


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Founder of 'Bloods' gang convicted for torture and killings

founder of bloods Judgment of the founder of the gang new-yorkais of the "Bloods"

Thursday August 29, 2002 - 23h04 GMT

New York, August 29 (AFP) - the founder and head of the famous gang new-yorkais of the "Bloods", one of most frightening of the United States, was considered to be guilty and risks the prison with life, indicated to Thursday the federal prosecutor of Manhattan.

In an official statement, James Comey specifies that Omar Portee, known as "OG Mack", was recognized guilty by a jury of the court of Manhattan of ten heads of inculpation and incurs the perpetual reclusion without possibility of release on word. Its sorrow will be marked later on by judge Naomi Reice Buchwald.

"OG Mack" had been challenged in February 2001 in New York.

Two of its principal lieutenants, Gary Jackson (known as "OG G") and Lemrey Andrews, known as" Bloody Pimp ", also were considered to be guilty and risk the prison with life.

"United Blood Nation", often represented with the cinema in films putting in scene urban violence in the East of the United States, was born according to the Prosecutor in 1993 in the prison of Rickers Island, in the wearing of New York.

Omar Portee, which carries nicknames as evocative as "the godfather", "thepowerful one", "Corridor of died" or "Killer of import-who", founded this group in order to "become powerful within the prison population".

With the image of the Maffia, the gang is divided into cells directed by a "godfather", his lieutenants called "OG" (for "Gangsta Original") and of the" soldiers ".

With its release, "O G Mack" joined its district of Bronx where it is cut, thanks to its violence and to the recourse to weapons like machine pistols AK 47, an empire in drug, the racket and the prostitution.

It was condemned in particular to have ordered the assassination of rival members of gangs, like "Kings Latin" or to have tortured with the blade of a knife heated with white a member female of the gang ("bloodettes") which refused to continue to take part in a swindle with the credit card.

Bloods invented a code made of gestures and signs of the hand, also popularized to him by certain black films, in order to communicate without whoever foreign with the gang being able to include/understand.

Always present forces some in certain districts of Bronx and from Brooklyn, its members often carry red ("blood "wants to say" blood") and raise on the head, around the neck or in the pocket of their too large jeans of the scarlet scarves.

"Bloods are most significant and most resistant gang of New York City" commented on the prosecutor. "These judgments will dismantle its hierarchy, to pose serious problems of organization to him and significantly to decrease its base of being able in New York".

The police force new-yorkaise created a powerful anti-gangs unit of streets and multiplied during last years the operations against Bloods, without however entirely arriving to the éradiquer.

They do not make however any more reign terror in the prisons new-yorkaises, which they had put out of cut regulated about the middle of the years


Friday, April 2, 2010

Best Blood Knowledge 2010

blood knowledgeMy colleagues Andrea van der Merwe, Paul Keursten and I are involved in an exciting new initiative at the University of the Free State to help strengthen a culture of customer service at the University. It is a fascinating time to be working there – earlier in January we had the opportunity to witness the registration process and see the new students finding their way around. This is the first year in which the students’ residences are integrated as a matter of policy. And of course the impact is visible, as residential groups undertake library tours etc together. Students who, in previous years, needed to be segregated by race, happily mixing and socialising together in their first days – as if apartheid had never existed.

Of course, we are not suddenly all living under a glorious rainbow and there may be problems along the way, but this represents an important step forward in transforming the education system in this country. And this is due in no small part to the efforts of Professor Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor of the University. Jansen recently published an important book ‘Knowledge in the Blood’, in which he addresses issues of race in the education system – particularly through the lens of white Afrikaner students as he got to know them in his previous position at the University of Pretoria.

The concept of ‘knowledge in the blood’ he describes as “knowledge embedded in the emotional, psychic, spiritual, social, economic, political and psychological lives of a community”. Jansen acknowledges Irish poet Macdara Woods as the originator of the term, which he (Woods) saw as meaning “the sum total of what we learn … of love, disappointment, age, loss, and how this knowledge can both make the necessary ongoing human reaffirmation of life and hope possible and at the same time hinder it…”

It is this ‘knowledge in the blood’ that sets up a challenge to any well-designed transformation process, as this deep knowledge will not easily be displaced by new value statements or training courses in ubuntu. But it also provides an opportunity – perhaps the key opportunity at this point in South Africa’s history – the opportunity to build a new knowledge, with new stories, heroic leaders, miracles and healing wells. And this knowledge to be a unifying concept - shared and wondered at by future generations.

Idealistic? Perhaps, but I hope these ideas can contribute to addressing very real challenges we face in South Africa.

Jansen, later in his book, provides valuable insights that should be compulsory reading for teachers, facilitators and leaders in our society. His ideas about demonstrative leadership and a dialogue that can help people move towards each other can be valuable also in our political discourse. And give courage to he faint-hearted who may feel a disconnect between their own ‘blood knowledge’ and what passes for political correctness in post-apartheid South Africa.

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