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Egalitarian Zetetic Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:02 AM
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Crips, Bloods In Newark Agree To Truce
Well nice to know bush forgot we have war in america


http://www.wnbc.com/news/3343849/detail.html
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On Friday, more than 150 gang members gathered in the basement of the Newark Housing Authority headquarters, where representatives from eight factions signed the Newark Street Peace/Cease Fire Initiative, an 10-point pact that called for an immediate truce.

Other provisions obligate gang members to forgo the use of hand signals, graffiti or other symbols to call for the killing of a rival gang member. The agreement designates public places such as schools, parks and houses of worship as neutral zones, and gang members agreed not to encroach on each others' communities.

Williams now speaks out against gang violence and is the subject of the film "Redemption."

The Newark truce began to take shape earlier this year when two Crips members and a member of the Bloods who were friends agreed a time had come to end hostilities, said Dave Muhammad, an aide to Baraka.

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cjbuchanan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 AM
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1. Good news
thanks for posting this.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:07 AM
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2. Are they uniting against Bush?
Seems like everybody else is! After the Shia and the Sunni, why not the Bloods and the crips?
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:08 AM
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3. Finally.
Some good news. Kinda gives one hope for a MidEast peace agreement. Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:10 AM
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4. This is Great News
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:11 AM by ribofunk
Actually, I thought there was a nationwide truce about ten years ago between the Crips and Bloods. Maybe it was just regional. In any case, I believe the decline in violent crime in the 90's had something to do with fewer gang wars.

It's a sad commentary that the leaders of inner city gangs are better peacemakers than the president of the US.
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:29 AM
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5. the leaders of the inner city gangs live in the chaos
bush is well protected from it
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:32 AM
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6. Tookie Williams
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