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Old 04-10-2019, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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How nice our LAPD is teaming up with the Nation of Islam /Farrakhan to provide security for this event . Wow

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019...tion-of-islam/
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:52 PM
 
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Alot of anger and hate in this thread. Nipsey was changing and doing a lot for the neighborhood he grew up in. Yes he still had a foot dangling in with his former gang ties and maybe that's what ultimately did him in but at the same time who knows who he would've been 2-4 years from now had he been alive. Alot of these American heroes and businessmen have the same type backgrounds but their stories are worded and coded differently. Go watch 'The Pirates of Silicon Valley'
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:24 AM
 
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The guy profited off of perpetuating a negative stereotype and then learned that the stink doesn't wash off just because you've made millions in blood money and now decided to go clean.


People make him out to be a hero because he opened a few programs for black kids to soothe his guilty conscience after poisoning their minds with romanticized portrayals of the gangster life.


I'm sure the kids saw him rolling around town getting chauffeured in his Maybach doing jack **** all day while living a life of luxury and thought to themselves "Better hit the books and toil in anonymity for the next 20 years so I can be like Ben Carson!" instead of "I wanna live the good life like Nipsey!"
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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The guy profited off of perpetuating a negative stereotype and then learned that the stink doesn't wash off just because you've made millions in blood money and now decided to go clean.


People make him out to be a hero because he opened a few programs for black kids to soothe his guilty conscience after poisoning their minds with romanticized portrayals of the gangster life.


I'm sure the kids saw him rolling around town getting chauffeured in his Maybach doing jack **** all day while living a life of luxury and thought to themselves "Better hit the books and toil in anonymity for the next 20 years so I can be like Ben Carson!" instead of "I wanna live the good life like Nipsey!"
Blood Money???? He sold f*cking mixtapes for years!!! And I hope you're not a fan of The Godfather, Scareface, or Goodfellas.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Why not both? Individuals have aptitudes for different things. This idea that black or latino kids are inherently incapable of grasping STEM fields...let's just say yall would probably make some friends in the Chi sub.
Their minds are made up in here already. Save your breath
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Alot of anger and hate in this thread. Nipsey was changing and doing a lot for the neighborhood he grew up in. Yes he still had a foot dangling in with his former gang ties and maybe that's what ultimately did him in but at the same time who knows who he would've been 2-4 years from now had he been alive. Alot of these American heroes and businessmen have the same type backgrounds but their stories are worded and coded differently. Go watch 'The Pirates of Silicon Valley'

A lot of American businessmen were in the Crips?...
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:00 PM
 
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A lot of American businessmen were in the Crips?...
Is that the only gang in America
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Is that the only gang in America
No unfortunately there are many others . I just mentioned the one Nipsey was a member of .
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:33 PM
 
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No unfortunately there are many others . I just mentioned the one Nipsey was a member of .
You're missing the point. Gangs and gangster activities come in all forms, shapes, and colors. Forget Nipsey.. These are the gangsters everyone loves and roots for:


-Avenatti indicted on 36 charges of tax dodging, perjury, theft from clients

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-...411-story.html




-L.A. developer of celebrity real estate arrested in alleged $1.3-billion Ponzi scam

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...411-story.html
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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I tuned into the local news tonight and was quickly greeted by "the procession" from DTLA, through South LA, Crenshaw and Inglewood. I watched, tried to have an open mind and --- it never fails. ...Here comes the violence, stampedes, trash and litter left everywhere.

Sigh.

What is it about rap groupies and piles of freaking trash?

It gets monotonous...same trashy people, same issues, same behaviors.

Reluctantly changed the channel to HLN to actually get some news.

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