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Old 04-02-2016, 12:33 AM
 
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Officers spotted him doing 85 mph in the bicycle lane. And if I'm sick of this it makes me a racist

Suspected street racer arrested after crashing into a La Crescenta home - Glendale News-Press
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:16 AM
 
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I saw The Fast and The Furious while there were some tribal based street racing crews all ethnicities were racing
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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I saw The Fast and The Furious while there were some tribal based street racing crews all ethnicities were racing
What other movies have you seen?
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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About street racing? I remember the oldest Partridge brother as a cop being a hill racer undercover cop. It was picked up and later 21 Jump Street took the basic ideal for a longer running series. Then there was Laurence Fishburne in a motorcycle based copy of the Fast and The Furious.

I just don't see where race and ethnicity comes into play when ranting about street racing, unless it is okay when Bruce Springsteen is singing about it but not if the racers had a darker skin tone.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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About street racing? I remember the oldest Partridge brother as a cop being a hill racer undercover cop. It was picked up and later 21 Jump Street took the basic ideal for a longer running series. Then there was Laurence Fishburne in a motorcycle based copy of the Fast and The Furious.

I just don't see where race and ethnicity comes into play when ranting about street racing, unless it is okay when Bruce Springsteen is singing about it but not if the racers had a darker skin tone.
Oh. Well,

1. Armenians are notorious street racers
2. The street racer in the article is Armenian
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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99.9 % of them in Glendale are Armenian. I looked at his resume online. University of Phoenix grad, manager or air conditioning supply store. So how does he afford modded out $70k Mercedes? I know he lives with his parents and leased the car but still
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:27 PM
 
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99.9 % of them in Glendale are Armenian. I looked at his resume online. University of Phoenix grad, manager or air conditioning supply store. So how does he afford modded out $70k Mercedes? I know he lives with his parents and leased the car but still
I think you answered your own question...
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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99.9 % of them in Glendale are Armenian. I looked at his resume online. University of Phoenix grad, manager or air conditioning supply store. So how does he afford modded out $70k Mercedes? I know he lives with his parents and leased the car but still

What you are seeing are the fringe effects of this problem:

Taking Down Armenian Power, California's Modern Mafia | L.A. Weekly

This was a common problem first in Brooklyn, then on the North Shore of Long Island as the local Mafia crews moved their "corporate headquarters" in the 80's and 90's.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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What you are seeing are the fringe effects of this problem:

Taking Down Armenian Power, California's Modern Mafia | L.A. Weekly

This was a common problem first in Brooklyn, then on the North Shore of Long Island as the local Mafia crews moved their "corporate headquarters" in the 80's and 90's.
Thanks for the information.That's heavy duty stuff. Also, I didn't know this, that the Armenian organized thugs are connected to the Mexican organized thugs (from the article):

These two men forged a strategic relationship with the notoriously violent Mexican Mafia,
also known as La Eme. Darbinyan became one of the first people "validated" as a Mexican Mafia member without being Latino, Stebbins says.

The executive branch of AP began paying taxes to La Eme. In return, AP received protection within California's state prisons from La Eme, the state's most powerful prison gang, which orchestrates drug deals, arms deals and even murders on the outside.

The two gangs have become so closely knit that AP often is known as AP-13, the number "13" referring to the 13th letter of the alphabet, "M," which stands for Mexico. By forging this relationship, Armenian Power now "had the gang component, because in Los Angeles, to have power, you have to have ties to gangs and the Mexican Mafia and prisons and things like that," Estrada says. "But in terms of what they did, it was an umbrella used to commit every crime you can imagine."
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:50 AM
 
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Thanks for the information.That's heavy duty stuff. Also, I didn't know this, that the Armenian organized thugs are connected to the Mexican organized thugs (from the article):

These two men forged a strategic relationship with the notoriously violent Mexican Mafia,
also known as La Eme. Darbinyan became one of the first people "validated" as a Mexican Mafia member without being Latino, Stebbins says.

The executive branch of AP began paying taxes to La Eme. In return, AP received protection within California's state prisons from La Eme, the state's most powerful prison gang, which orchestrates drug deals, arms deals and even murders on the outside.

The two gangs have become so closely knit that AP often is known as AP-13, the number "13" referring to the 13th letter of the alphabet, "M," which stands for Mexico. By forging this relationship, Armenian Power now "had the gang component, because in Los Angeles, to have power, you have to have ties to gangs and the Mexican Mafia and prisons and things like that," Estrada says. "But in terms of what they did, it was an umbrella used to commit every crime you can imagine."
A lot of the young Armenian guys have shaved head and covered in black and grey tattoos. They generally dress in black pants or shorts and black wife beater shirts. My old neighbors son was one and their apartment was full of those guys smoking weed all day. The one thing I'll say is that like the article says they operate more like the Italian mob where the average person doesn't see crime in the neighborhoods. No drive by or public stuff. The street racing and loitering in parking lots smoking is the worst of it. I did see a brawl with about 30 guys in the parking lot at Wildwood Canyon a couple of months ago but that's rare
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