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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 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.


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.

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) ,
 
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
respected
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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
best...
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
through.


Prior to 1995 -
Bloodhound 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.

This article was written awhile back and it is not finished.
This article is not finished yet.. Bloodhound and I are gonna
write something together next year.