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“Former teenage drug dealer White Boy Rick became one of the most famous informants in history when he began meeting in secret with Detroit police to sell info about other criminals when he was just 15. He would go on to become entrenched in corrupt politics. Here, Rick discusses his story, and how his relationship with the police ended when he was convicted of drug trafficking at age 17.”

A Documentary about the Life of Robert Yummy Sandifer an 11 year old kid who life was tragically ended due to gang violence in Chicago’s Roseland Area. The story is about how an 11 year old kid took Chicago Police Department on a Three day manhunt which would come to an end when they found him shot dead under a train viaduct.

The Film is Directed By Blind Folks Vision and Produced By Open World Films


The website NeighborhoodScout used FBI and other data to determine the top 25 neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents. Violent crimes, in their definition, includes “murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault.”

Here’s the list:

1. Detroit, MI (W Chicago / Livernois Ave) Found within zip codes: 48204

02. Detroit, MI (Mack Ave / Helen St) Found within zip codes: 48207

03. Detroit, MI (Gratiot Ave / Rosemary) Found within zip codes: 48213, 48205

04. Chicago, IL (S Halsted St / W 77th St) Found within zip codes: 60620

05. Spartanburg, SC (Washington Heights) Found within zip codes: 29306

06. Houston, TX (Scott St / Wilmington St) Found within zip codes: 77051

07. Detroit, MI (Wyoming St / Orangelawn St) Found within zip codes: 48204

08. Greenville, SC (Woodside) Found within zip codes: 29611

09. Atlanta, GA (Hopkins St SE / Adair Ave SE) Found within zip codes: 30315

10. Saginaw, MI (E Holland Ave / E Genesee Ave) Found within zip codes: 48601

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Joseph Coleman, better known by his stage name “Lil JoJo,” was shot in the back when a car pulled up while he was riding a bicycle in the 6900 block of South Princeton Avenue on the city’s South Side around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Coleman, 16 was pronounced dead a short while later at an area hospital.

Hours after the shooting, 17-year-old up-and-coming rapper Chief Keef took to Twitter to respond to the shooting : Read More

Rapper Slim Dunkin was shot and killed tonight, December 16, at an Atlanta music studio.

The Waka Flocka affiliate, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, a Detroit native was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to his attorney.

Fellow BSM member Wooh Da Kid confirmed that the rapper had indeed passed away and asked for prayers via Twitter. Slim was not only shared a label with Waka Flocka, but the two were also reportedly best friends.

R.I.P. Slim Dunkin.



Earlier this year (in January 2011) Michael Taylor was disciplined on YouTube by his uncle for posting false gang member statuses on Facebook and other social networks (video below).

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Michael Taylor, 16, was found shot to death shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 when deputies responded to a report of gunshots in the area.

Taylor had been shot multiple times.

Sgt. Larry Dyess, JPSO spokesman, told the Times-Picayune that authorities had no suspect or motive in the incident.

Taylor’s mother, Kimberly Ward, told the newspaper that she kept strict tabs on her son, even making him stay on the sidewalk in eyesight of their home when he went outside. The night of the shooting, she said, Taylor received a text message from a friend at about 8 p.m. and went outside to chat.
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@RoseMo700 who allegedly knocked out rapper @TheGame in the mall a few months back, beats up on local L.A.rapper @Boscoe1, following a Twitter dispute while CTE member @2Eleven filmed it. On Wednesday November 2, RoseMo, who police have identified as 26-year old Jomo Adoula Zambia. was shot in broad daylight as he drove his red BMW in Inglewood, Ca.
L.A. Weekly reports that after being shot RoseMo’s vehicle sped through a red light and hit an unmarked police car. He died shortly after being rushed to the hospital.

Check out more videos after the jump.  #StopTheViolence

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