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There are 361 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Dec 26, 2006, titled 2 reputed Latino gang members are charged in fatal shooting of .... In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

Two reputed members of a Latino street gang known for attacks on blacks were charged Tuesday with capital murder and a hate crime in the killing of a 14-year-old African American girl.

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Ft Mitchell, KY

#415 Mar 27, 2014
Al from San diego wrote:
When ever you put oppressed and poverty stricken people together (in slums) and make them fight over crumbs this is what you get. People of color have to redirect their actions towards the system that created the circumstances that they all have to live with. I remember when Black and Latino gangs co-existed and only interacted on a social level. On my block as a kid we stayed out of each others business, but socialized due to living on the same streets. Naturally the powers that be couldn’t handle that, so they began pitting them against each other in the jail system. Take a look at the way housing is arranged in the prison/jail system. How is it that all these gangs have been conveniently housed together? Is anyone aware that most of the violence between Blacks and Latinos is sanctioned by the gang leadership in the prison system? Leadership that has multiple year sentences if not life. Seems to me that maybe we should be looking at the myth of “rehabilitation”, isn’t that what “correctional” facilities are for? California prisons seem to be strictly for housing, and that helps how? Not at all. As long as we keep misdirecting the source of the madness, the madness will continue. And to White folks that think this is just a “dark peoples” problem, wait till one of your kids get caught in the crossfire. As you may or may not know, what ever people of color do, young white folks follow close behind. Putting themselves in the cross hairs just to be cool. So you can wait and criticize if you like, but who do you think buys the most gangster rap? Not people of color, we just burn it from a friend….1 Luv Big Al
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