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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:41 PM
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Occupy Atlanta: Bloods And Crips Come Together
Gang affiliations are oftentimes set in stone, with members choosing sides and vowing to remain loyal to their selected group. But two members of the infamously rival gangs the Bloods and the Crips, have put aside their differences in favor of one common cause: Occupy Atlanta.

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Guillory, a 20-year-old who joined the Crips at age 14 met Britton, a 29-year-old Blood member, during an impromptu freestyle rap session at Occupy Atlanta.

"I saw him in the park, saw his colors.," Guillory told Franzen. "There was no mean mug or rivalry because we realized that what's happening here is so much bigger then gang rivalry."

Both men were attracted to the protest and its purpose. Guillory joined the movement after hearing about it on the news. Britton, who was passing the demonstration one day, said he stopped to get more information and never left.

"I stayed for the common cause, speaking for the people," Britton said. "I feel strongly that we have the right to jobs, health care, and affordable higher education."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/07/occupy-atlanta...
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:44 PM
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1. Wow! k&r
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greytdemocrat Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 07:41 PM
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14. Wow indeed.
I can't believe anyone would be naive enough to believe this.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:44 PM
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2. I can't be the only one that is a bit surprised to see a gang member want higher education
:)
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 01:09 PM
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17. i used to buy weed from a university who was a member of the
satan's disciples
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 01:17 PM
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19. Kids that join when they are really young often see it as an improvement
over whatever their home situation is. And they are often right.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:47 PM
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3. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Zephie. :thumbsup:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:48 PM
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5. something profound is happening. God bless them.
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:48 PM
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4. And to add....
"the Bloods and the Crips, have put aside their differences in favor of one common cause"
Too bad those fuckers on the hill in Washington can't do that. I forgot that with the repugs it's all about party before country.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:54 AM
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16. Uhm
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 09:57 AM by kenfrequed
The republicans making common cause to support OWS would be like Spiders making common cause with butterflies.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:52 PM
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6. And in NYC, pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian occupy together.
There's always time to kill each other later (although I hope this reminder of our common humanity makes a difference) but for now we have a more important cause, one that matters to all of us.
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Fantastic Anarchist Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 07:34 PM
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13. Do you have a link?
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BlueToTheBone Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:57 PM
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7. That's great! n/t
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 05:00 PM
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8. I think Lennon would be so proud.
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

I am totally gobsmacked.....something is happening here.......

:wow:
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 05:05 PM
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9. Whoa! The message is getting through to more and more......
This has the potential to be a great thing!
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GSanon Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 05:26 PM
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10. You mean, those gangs from the 1980s still exist? nt
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 05:31 PM
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11. Question.. I thought these guys were in Los Angeles
Edited on Thu Nov-10-11 05:31 PM by AsahinaKimi
Did they borrow the name from the LA gangs, or are they a branch that went to Atlanta? I don't know much about gangs, but I could have sworn these guys started out in Los Angeles.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 05:40 PM
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12. oh, yeah- they're EVERYWHERE.
Late '80's saw them go nationwide.
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:31 AM
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15. breaking on FOX: Occupy Wall St. infiltrated by Gang Members
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 01:15 PM
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18. Trust me - they'll run with this by later this afternoon.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 01:18 PM
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20. HA!. . good one. . .n/t
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 01:20 PM
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21. Red, Blue...I'm sure they know the problem is about who owns all the GREEN.
CANNN YOU DIG IT!?
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