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L.A. Sound possibly
documentary on the truce between the Crips and the Bloods
K=Luis Rodriguez, Twilight Bey, Nane Alehandrez, Mike Davis, Dedon Kamate, Hector Marroquin, Alejandro Alonzo, Watts Prophets
 evan davis  Contact Contributor
May 31, 2004, 6:31 a.m.
documentary celebrating the 10 year aniversary of the truce between the Crips and the Bloods gangs in L.A. which was signed within rwo weeks of the Rodney King verdict and its aftermath, Features interviews with former gang members and interventionists, y
Pacifica Archives, Fernando Velazquez, KPFK, WCBE, Barrios Unidos
This oprogram focuses on the truce in context and details the social and political conditions that gave rise to gangs and gang violence and various people involved with the gangs today express hopes for the future. Unfortunately there are almost no female voices in this piece. Two interviews I did with female gang counsellors and researchers including Ginny Sikes, author of "8-ball chicks" had technical problems due to faulty equipment. If you are using this documentary as part of an educational course 8-Ball Chicks and Luis Rodtiguez' "Always Running" as well as Mike Davis' "City of Quartz" would be excellent supplementary material.

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