Wednesday, July 20, 2005

WILSON MURDER FINALLY HITS PRINT
I've gotten a few emails since last Thursday asking me to comment on the LA WEEKLY story on the racial murders committed by Avenues gangsters in HIGHLAND PARK. I've got a few issues to resolve with certain parties before I feel free to comment.

As regular readers of INTHEHAT know, I started a campaign almost three years ago trying to get the LA media interested in Wilson's homicide and the racial homicides of close to a dozen other blacks in HP and other parts of the County. Check out my September 4, 2004 posting about this saga.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The "Cast Away" Volleyball was Murdered? Noooooooo!!!!
~Skunkk

Sancha said...

Didn't realize he was pushed off the raft, huh? That Tom Hanks is a sneaky bastard...nobody saw it coming.

Anonymous said...

For more info, read .....

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/05/34/features-pelisek.php

StillNoScript said...

I spent the past few days in L.A.

I took a drive down Figuroa in Highland Park the day after I read the L.A. weekly article. Didn't even see one gang member. It was early in the day though. Just saw a lot of Mexican-Americans going about their daily business. But I know the gang scene is there.

That's what's weird about L.A. The gang capitol of the world is mostly people working and trying to survive the right way. But you just know the gangs are there. You know something's bound to jump off.

The Avenues barrio was peaceful. But it was also eerie; Like a quiet before the storm.

This blog may not be too fond of L.A. Weekly, or vice versa; But from what I can see L.A. Weekly and InTheHat Blogspot are the only journals in the southland that seem to understand the connection between prison gangs and black v. brown; Or they are at least the only two to ADMIT there is a connection.

Anonymous said...

Hey Homes,

Even gang members are smart enough not to be out in this sweltering heat!!
Try cruising at night.

Bat Man

StillNoScript said...

Are you kidding? I won't even go to BEVERLY HILLS at night! That's how cynical I've become.

I've seen ghettos where even in the early day people are standing around, arguing and yelling, etc.

East L.A. is a whole different trip.
Everyone is busy and moving. Kids are scampering alongside their mothers. It's a beautiful scene...but you just know at the same time the gangs are there.

To someone who's from there, this is an irony i'm sure they'er used to. But to an outsider like me, it's just a real trip. It's hard to make sense of it.

Don Quixote said...

Hi "Still No Script" I really enjoy your posts and comments in "Wally's World". When you drove thru Highland Park and didn't see gang members it was a mirage. The area is in the grasp of a couple of tragic situations. First of all there has been a deadly gang war going on especially in the last couple of years, between the "Avenues/Eme" and the "Highland Park" gang with many casualties. The people there are very paranoid and afraid and something should be done as the carnals are operating in the area with impunity. I have seen them in legitimate business's practically running the place having taken over by extortion and fear. I have seen a restaurant/bar in the area (well known) where the poor owner is practically a slave to these guys. I recognized these carnals and I know some of them had 10 or 12 hits under their belts but they just looked like ordinary businessmen. I thought "holy shit" if some unknowing customer had too much to drink and got in these guys face's it would be a life changing experience.
Also just a thought and comment on the murders of black men in HP. When black families are put into section 8 welfare apartments in a stone Chicano neighborhood where the carnals control and some of these black guys start slangin dope and refuse the tax man, and talk shit, and mad dog and strut their shit, what do you think is eventually going to happen? That's right, so I'm not for segregation as there are numerous black people who live and do business in the area for years, who respect and are respected but if some caseworker put's people in jeapordy they should be warned of the consequenses

Anonymous said...

as home prices have risen in the l.a. area,highland park is no exeption.the average home price in hp is around 400 g's.even though no one will admit it.i'm sure theres some homeowners who are happy to see the avenues scare poor,section 8 blacks outta town

Anonymous said...

You know, gang members are the cancer of today's society. Strutting around trying to portray an image of honor and respect to the little homies is a crock of shit. There is no honor or respect amongst thieves. Hopefully our families now a days can break the unfortunate cycle of gang membership. I dont think it will ever happen though.

BIG BAD DREWPS LOK said...

HLxPEE H1GHLAND PARQUEROS 13 FUCK NOODLES

Anonymous said...

HIGHLAND PARK GANG!FUCK A BITCH AND FUCK A NOODLE!

BARRIO.HIGHLAND.PARQUE.13.

FUCK AVENUES

Anonymous said...

All gang members are losers. They ruin our communities. They should send them all to Iraq. Let's see how brave they are. They are not productive members of our society. For those that are hispanics they are a shame to our culture. THEY NEED HELP FINDING A PURPOSE IN LIFE.

Anonymous said...

someone has to look after the neighborhood, since hLp wont do it i guess its up to the Avenues.and im guessing all the chicano people are secretly thanking this gang for doing them a favor.i used to live there and blacks are the main reason i moved out and the growing central american crap moving in.

Jairo Funez said...

Ya thats why they are gangsters, cuz this fuckin country has all our jente living in the fuckin worst areas. If you cant look at the big picture, than your stupid. Our people live in areas where the education isnt good, there are teachers that sometimes dont even finish college. Dont blame them for shit they see as normal. Lets try to change the system, and eventually theres going to be a change. If our people can't get an education, what you think there most likely going to be? A lawyer, no, but they will be cholos. Sabes porque, cuz thats how they could actually have a purpose. The government has fucked up our families and kept us down. Thats why a lot of the kids dont want to be in school, shit especially being taught by white teachers that already think your a fuck up. Oh ya another thing we are not "hispanic", unless your a white person from Spain. Were fuckin gente de raizes indegenas, dont u people forget that. Viva la revolucion, y asta ese tiempo, sigan luchando.