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This is not a joke. This is Los Angeles

almost 30 years Ago, the Rapper Ice Cube released the song "How To Survive in South Central", it is a guide on how to Survive in this dangerous neighborhood in South Los Angeles, and today is so appropriate as at that time. "You say, the strong survive; shit, the strong even in South Central", it means, freely translated: "It means always, that the Strong survive; hell, in South Central, even the Strong die." On Sunday afternoon, one of those died, the man was one of the Strong, the Rapper for Hussle has been shot in front of his business Clothes on the street corner of Slauson/Crenshaw.

The address is of importance because, especially in the South of the city, some places, Gangs are assigned: There are a range of accurate and always up-to-date maps. The corner of Slauson/Crenshaw, and the area to the southwest of which is controlled by the W/S Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips, the decades-long bloody feuds with gangs from surrounding districts provide. Only a few meters away from Hussles of business located in the area of the warring W/S Van Ness Gangster Brims begins, for example.

3507 violent crime in a year

in the Evening can bring a in the South of Los Angeles, a few steps on the wrong side of the road in danger of their lives, and to the walls of the houses writings and paintings are sprayed alone for gang members to identify messages, what recently happened or what will happen soon. Even people who have spent their entire life in one area, would enter, especially after sunset, never another district.

The Los Angeles police Department has divided the city in 209 districts; the district, in the Hussle shot and killed, in the violence of crimes per 10'000 inhabitants of the statistics on the area of 20 – of the 19 more dangerous classified districts, 15 are located in a radius of less than three kilometers. In these 16 districts have been reported in the last half of the year, a total of 3507 violent crimes to the police.

"Los Angeles suffers, because we do become so, than everything would be fine – but that's not it."For Hussle, the Rapper, about his home town,

The Ice Cube-lauded "South Central" is now in "South LA" is renamed, the new Name is meant to indicate a development and the race riots of the 1990s. The roads have become in the past few years, although safer, however, the word "safe" here is relative: basically a development of the "madness took place funny dangerous" to "dangerous". And: "The violence has recently increased again alarming," writes the chief of police Michel Moore on Twitter: "Since last Sunday, 26 people are shot dead and ten more have been murdered."

The Gangs are no wild gangs, but optimally networked, and often equipped with the latest technology groups with Connections to powerful cartels in a foreign country.

for Hussle, came in the year 1985 as Ermias Asghedom in this area to the world, as a Teenager, a member of the Rollin' 60s. "It was like being in a war zone," he said in the past year, the Los Angeles Times about his youth: "The people are plenty of died in these neighborhoods, and each is probably a bit jaded, because there are these battles so long ago. Los Angeles suffers, because we do become so, than everything would be fine – but it's not."

for Hussle, and was brought as a musician to fame and fortune, the Album "Victory Lap" was nominated this year for a Grammy. Much more significant, however, its commitment for its country of origin. "We always say: "Be an athlete or Entertainer"," he told the LA Times, "it's okay, but it should give something like: "do it like Elon Musk! Make like Mark Zuckerberg!"" In the past year, he founded in his quarter, the company Vector 90, in which young people craft ideas, businesses and investors: another way out as a sports and music should look.

for Hussle at the end of March to an NBA game.

He obviously wanted to do something for his district, therefore, there was this Clothes shop in this row of shops on the street corner of Slauson/Crenshaw, where he had previously sold from the trunk of his first CDs. For Hussle had in the area, also a Barber shop, a castle and a fish market. For Monday afternoon, he had agreed to Meet with the two police chiefs of Los Angeles, Michel Moore, and Steve Soboroff. The topic of conversation should be, like the Gang-contained violence, and children can be helped.

The day before his death, for Hussle on Twitter, wrote: "It is a blessing to have powerful enemies." Now he is dead, it means that he had confronted his future murderers, thus, whether the secrets I betrayed to the police. For this suspicion, one of the worst among Gang members, I want the perpetrator to seek revenge. For Hussle was just 33 years old and leaves behind two children.

Meanwhile, the homicide squad has a Suspect in mind. It is a member of a 29-Year-old act. After he had fired at the group to for Hussle, he fled in a blue Chevrolet. At the wheel of a yet unidentified woman is said to have sat. On Twitter, police have released a wanted, by letter, with a picture of the Wanted. The investigators have asked the population to information. Whether this leads to a result that is at least questionable. The willingness to cooperate with authorities in South LA are not very high.

At the end of the old song from Ice Cube about the area: "You'll be shot, simple as that. This is not a joke. This is Los Angeles." How currently, these rates are even today, not only shows the murder of for Hussle. At the vigil on Monday evening at the scene of the crime, with hundreds of mourners there fight was a knife, several people were injured, one of them life-threatening. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 02.04.2019, 18:15 PM

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