If you've been keeping your ear to the ground, you've no doubt heard that the murder rate in Pomona is heading upward. The LA Times and other local papers have covered this but none have so far gotten close to what's happening.
Be advised that this comes from two separate sources and not something I pulled out of my bag of speculation. When I speculate, I let you know that.
From someone who just came out of the system, the story seems to be that Crips and Bloods have come to some sort of understand when they're out playing in Pomona. They've put aside their ancient animosity and presenting a united front to the one entity they both agree is the real enemy -- the Surenos. Red and Blue has apparently been replaced by Orange - the new indicator of some kind of unity. Like we said, this comes from a reliable source and while it may sound far fetched, there may be more than a little truth to it.
Another sources seems to have validated this contention and further elaborated that the Black IE is also putting out a welcome mat for Crips and Blood factions that operate in the IE. The point of the alliance is not wasting time fighting each other when they're both battling Surenos.
What to make of this?
If true and if the alliance holds, we're going to see some major violence erupting in Pomona and elsewhere. If it's not true, then we're back to the old paradigm and the status quo remains.
More on this if it develops.