Los Angeles Gangs Unite & Host Peace Rally To Honor Nipsey Hussle

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Los Angeles Gangs Unite & Host Peace Rally To Honor Nipsey Hussle
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The last time this many gangs united for peace in Los Angeles reportedly occurred during the 1992 LA riots.

Rival Los Angeles gangs from Watts, Compton, and Inglewood met Thursday and Friday afternoon to honor Nipsey Hussle and make a call for peace, resulting in a march that went from a local Crenshaw grocery store to Hussle’s Marathon clothing store.

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“We having a gang truce and rally so all the different gangs from LA can get together and celebrate the life and the gift of Nipsey,” Big U, a community leader, told TMZ. “It’s a lot of people who were calling who said they wanted to get together and come to the vigil and pay respect.”

“Nipsey was the first real LA artist that was from LA — not like Tupac [who] was from somewhere else and then LA…Nipsey was the first like real LA artist to die the way he died. He didn’t have no conflict with nobody, he wasn’t beefing with nobody.”

Big U also shared images of gang members uniting on Instagram.


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TMZ noted that there have not been this many gangs united for peace since the 1992 LA riots that came about following the LAPD’s beating against Rodney King and the acquittal of three of the four cops involved in the altercation.

In related news, Hussle’s accused killer, Eric Holder, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being represented by O.J. Simpson prosecutor Chris Darden.

Source: TMZ

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