Bloodhound and I just ended our phone conversation, and he informed me someone blew up his car. He explained that while attempting to start his car
its engine would not start. He and his friend propped open the hood and they both looked inside, and within moments, I imagine, intense heat burst
forward as if the engine had blew in their faces. My friend only had a couple 1st degree burns on his hands ... where as I had 1, 2 and 3 degree burns
on my forehead, eyes, upper part of my face, ears, neck, arms hands etc... and all my clothes were burnt and shinged ~ Bloodhound
A day later I made a visit to see Bloodhound. As I looked upon his face I noticed it looked pink; the burns exposed the under layers of his skin. His
face had some kind of ointment; doctors orders, and to stay out of the sun.
He went on to share that the Ese told him later on that the (Name taken out by the Author for Security Reasons) attached an explosive in his car,
because they did not like an interview that conducted with him. It’s a lengthy interview, and he mentions gang truce, taxing gangs, prison politics, prison
rape, and on the extreme racism in gangs. I asked him how and why in the hell would the (Name taken out by the Author for Security Reasons) go
online, and visit myspace.com , and listen to the audio interview. Bloodhound answered my questions with a question, asking me if I don’t think that
Punk Rockers from East L.A. don’t have any brothers or friends who are in gangs.
I realized the possibility in this, and then felt really bad– I told him that I was going to immediately take down the web site. He said no do not take it
down; I decided to regardless. He was actually disappointed that I took the site down; I am still debating if I should put it back up. I was very angry this
act of violence was committed against him. I went to the Brown Community Organization and told a couple of the community organizers about the
incident hoping they could intervene and help to make a truce or negotiation. They couldn't do anything but just listen. Bloodhound told me later that
no one can do anything about it. The (name taken out) is too powerful. The (name taken out) even taxes small business’, and several street gangs
submit to them. He said going against them is like going against the entire Cholo gang population of Los Angeles.
He told me not to worry and to forget about the incident. He told me he has his own soldiers as back up to defend him. I did not want him and his
soldiers to have a war. He is my friend and I couldn’t sleep for a long time because of what happened to him.
Later on I saw T.A.C.O. (Take All Capitalists Out) from the Black Riders Liberation Party, and told him about Bloodhound’s car having exploded.
T.A.C.O. took the time to listen because his revolutionary political group started in prison, and they fought against the (name taken out) in the 90’s.
A few days later Bloodhound calls me and told me that T.A.C.O. and his soldiers came to recruit him to join the Black Riders, but he turned them
down. T.A.C.O. offered him a high rank position among the party. I am not entirely sure why he turned the party down. Perhaps Bloodhound was
already in a high rank in the Bloods and did not want to take orders, or maybe because he is a BLACK-AFROCENTRIC ISRAELITE and the Black
Riders are Muslims. Not all the Black Riders are Muslims. ... most or many of the Black Riders I met are Muslims.
I met Bloodhound in the late 90’s at the Community Support of the Gang Truce Office while he was doing a workshop. I ended up here through a
business card. I somehow got this business card at a rally that has a drawing on it of a red bandana and a blue bandana tied together with the popular
Black Panther Party saying “All Power to the People.” I called the number on the business card and someone picks up the phone and says “CAPA” in a
sharp deep voice. I asked, what is C.A.P.A.? The man said, “It’s Coalition Against Police Abuse.”
I went to the C.A.P.A office on Western Ave. A man named Michael Zinzun gave me a tour, and explains that they give free computer
classes to anyone INCLUDING LOW INCOME FAMILIES, "REFORMED GANG MEMBERS" XCONS, PAROLEES, POLITICAL ACTIVISTS, AND
MEMBERS OF THE LEFT ETC...", and at the back they give them jobs as silk screeners to put silk screens on shirts in bulk. There are
many radical revolutionary posters inside. One that stands out the most is a poster showing Black & Brown Unity.
After several visits and hanging out in C.A.P.A. and at the Community Support of the Gang Truce Office, Michael and I became good friends. I will tell
more of him later on. He said that I could use his office at anytime, so I tell him that I want to throw an event that will be an open house. He asked, “what
kind of crowd will come by, should I expect College students?” I said no- Punk Rockers, vegetarians, and a feminist crowd. The following month an
event was organized, but it was a small turn out; I assume because people were scared of the location- I don’t blame them. It was a free event even.
Michael was again generous enough to accommodate the event and even brought vegetarian snacks and drinks from Trader Joes.
In the main office in front a workshop was going on by a former cholo ex-gang member. He told listeners about how this office helped him receive a
fund. He went on to explain this place serves to educate people in gangs and gives free classes. Then after the workshop another workshop was by a
black Blood member with a teardrop on the side of his face. He said that he was on COPS T.V. show where him and his friend got bullets sprayed at
their car. Both he and his friend were shot. Actually the name of the show is "L.A.P.D. LIFE ON THE BEAT" and the episode that aired showing the
aftermath of me & my Bloods-Brother being shot is called "LUCK OF THE DRAW" ~Bloodhound
Then Bloodhound did his workshop. After his workshop I talked to him for the first time and saw him there many times later. From then on I worked a
lot with C.A.P.A. on events, punk gigs, benefit shows, rallies etc.
I’m sure folks will ask why I work with Bloodhound. He has a high rank in the Roaring 20’s Bloods. I respect this man a lot. There is no one else I know
who went through a tough life like his. You would not believe how many times he has been shot on separate occasions, and the number of near death
experiences he’s had.
He works hard and risks his life for gang truce. He has been on the news shaking hands with the Crips to promote peace between them
and the Bloods. He has also done the same with Latino gangs to bring much needed peace to the community.
He use to be heavily involved in weaponary (i.e. Weapon-smithing; Sword-smithing; Gun-smithing, sales, safety, training and legal advise etc...), but
changed his life around to become an peace organizer and community activist. Later on he started doing interviews for T.V. programs, and started
being in “Gang Land” and other gang documentaries. I believe he can bring about local gang ceasefire in the area he works in.
I'd prefer if it said something in the realm of:
ALTHOUGH BLOODHOUND SAIDS HE STILL BELIEVES TRUE WORLD HISTORY (AND THE PRESENT INJUSTICES) PROVE BEYOND ALL
DOUBT: BLACK-AFROCENTRIC PEOPLES SHOULD TRUST IN AND ASSERT THEIR UNDENIABLE UNIVERSAL RIGHT TO FORM MILITIAS (LIKE
HIS "BLOODS") AND TO MAKE, OWN & BEAR ARMS, AS A LAST RESORT TO PROTECT & DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS, PROPERTY, FAMILIES,
FREEDOM AND SEE JUSTICE IS DONE --- BECAUSE THE POLICE, AUTHORITIES, GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER RACES / ETHNICITIES NOT
ONLY CONTINUOUSLY FAIL TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, PROPERTY, FAMILIES & FREEDOM AND TREAT US JUSTLY --- BUT IN THE PAST
MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE AFORESAID --- AND AT PRESENT A LARGE ENOUGH NUMBER OF THE AFOREMENTIONED VIOLATE OUR RIGHTS,
DEPRIVE US OF OUR PROPERTY, BRUTALIZED OR MURDERED OUR FAMILIES, TAKE OUR FREEDOM AND DENY US JUSTICE. HOWEVER, IN
SPITE OF THIS CORE BELIEF, BLOODHOUND HAS CHOSEN TO FOCUS MORE ON BEING A PEACE ORGANIZER AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
Eventually I stopped visiting his pad because I thought I would get shot. We became close friends and he would come visit me when I used to work at
the Y.M.C.A. and he would play basketball. I would make him vegetarian food at my home. He was trying to be vegan like the Black Hebrew Israelites
living in Israelites living in Israel; Me & Justin Gill (whom Bloodhound treated as a younger brother) were already a vegan for a long time, so we were
helping Bloodhound maje the transition.. I do not know if he was ever able to stick with it. Sometimes we would both go to anti-war rallies (when Bush
was the president) , I'd prefer if it said: SOMETIMES WE WOULD BOTH GO TO ANTI-WAR RALLIES, (WHEN BUSH WAS THE U.S. PRESIDENT)
TO PROTEST THE MARCH 2003 U.S. LEAD INVASION OF IRAQ, WHICH WASN'T EASY FOR BLOODHOUND TO DO, SINCE HE WAS A
HONORABLY DISCHARGED U.S. PERSIAN GULF WAR VETERAN THAT SERVED DURING OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD 2nd August 1990 - 17th
January 1991, and DESERT STORM 17th January 1991 - 28th February 1991. Because its true and puts things in perspective ~ Bloodhound.
or do workshops together at events. I encouraged him to not use certain street slang with feminists that we would often encounter, and he always
We might have had some political disagreements in the past, but I never argued with Bloodhound and always had to think before I spoke because I
didn’t want to piss him off. I could express my views and all, but had to make sure I did not step on his feet. I was cautious because I heard an incident
where Bloodhound had pistol whipped someone from ___________ because he was hitting a woman.
I will write about my most memorable memory with him later on when he backed Pam who used to be in Animal Defense League L.A. and other Animal
Rights activists at a panel when they were in a debate.
As time went by our friendship grew, and we would just hang out for the heck of it and kill time, or go to vegan potlucks and write letters to political
prisoners. I highly value our friendship and his brotherhood. He is a person I trust; he would take a bullet for his beliefs and his friends. However, we
stopped hanging out and talking to each other. At first I was really disappointed at him, but right now he is hiring a lawyer to fight a case he is wrapped
up in, and is claiming not guilty. I have a feeling that I won’t see him for many years.
Update: it's been few years... Bloodhound found me online and we both finally talked on the phone. He is still fighting his case and claims he is
innocent and still practice vegetarian diet. He is a straight out guy who believes in brotherhood, and has strong values in friendship. I wish him all the
This story was on the news awhile back -
Bloodhound convinced Bloods to surrender over 300
guns and assault rifles etc... In an failed effort to stop
the execution of Crips-cofunder Tookie Williams
You can type in Bloodhound + Roaring 20's Blood on
youtube search and watch videos of him.
More flyers of Punk Rockers and
Bloodhound coming soon.
Below article was in Rolling Stones magazine
"Since Bloodhound had successfully worked with C.A.P.A. and C.S.G.T. on several important matters in the past, (like the 1989 gang ceasefire meeting
in Carson CA --- and the 1992 gang ceasefires, truces and peace treaties etc...), and spent the better part of his life in the Bloods doing many of the
same things C.A.P.A. and C.S.G.T were doing, and for similar reasons; Michael Zinzun, Twilight and the other founding members of C.A.P.A and
C.S.G.T. decided to officially offer Bloodhound a permanent position with C.A.P.A and C.S.G.T,. as a Project Manager & workshop facilitator --- which
coincided with the period in which Bloodhound was recovering from his recent gunshot injuries (and the death of his BloodsBrother that was in the car
with him at the time of the shooting). Which actually help Bloodhound, stay focused on the mission at hand and get his mind off what he was going
Of course it's up to you;
but I would greatly appreciate if you wrote the truth (which I just recounted above for you) or your version of this, using the words and phraseology you
prefer. Im Just to set the record straight:
1996 - I became one of several official Project Managers & Workshop Facilitators for C.A.P.A. (like everyone else their, I mostly worked as a volunteer,
but occasionally got paid a stiffen for certain Projects, events and work shops etc..)
Prior to 1995 - I was doing almost the exact same work (and more) as a Project Manager, community organizer, Community Leader, Facilitator, Gang
counselor, gang intervention worker etc... as an Independent Contractor and or volunteer for: Endorse Peace -- Exodus the Movement -- Unity One --
R.I.S.E. -- G.A.T.E. (Gang Awereness Training and Education) S.C.C.C. (Southern California Counseling Center) --- C.O.R.E. (Congress Of Racial
Equality) Black Defense League etc... just to name a few.
So as you can clearly see, I was Politically conscious, and Politically proactive 16 or more years before I came to the C.A.P.A. and C.S.G.T. office; and
to say different is a dis-service to myself, ALL the organization's I worked with the causes I we worked on and the people I studied under or learned from
etc... !!! ~ Bloodhound
This article was written awhile back with recent contribution and correction by Bloodhound