MyLesPaul.com
Homepage - Sponsors - Subscription - Auctions - Advertise - Spy  
Go Back   MyLesPaul.com > MLP Community > The Backstage
LIKE MyLesPaul on Facebook FOLLOW MyLesPaul on Twitter
90
Like Tree76Likes

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GuitarToneFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Posts: 6,911
Thanks: 134
Thanked 273 Times in 103 Posts
KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Grape Street Crips Team With Klansmen To Protest KKK Rally [VIDEO] | Breaking News for Black America

Quote:
Taking “can’t we all just get along” to another level, members of the Grape Street Crips gang in Memphis have joined with members of Ku Klux Klan to protest a planned KKK rally in Memphis on March 30th, reports ABC24.com.
Protest organizer, Dajuan Horton, said that the purpose of the counter-protest is to meet racism with non-violence:

“The first thing I was thinking was the largest rally you’ve even seen and you’re telling us about it. You’re sending the first blow, we’re not throwing blows we’re going to dodge that one and hug you.”

After seeing a YouTube video of Horton outlining his vision of solidarity with the Ku Klux Klan, Bradley Jenkins, the Imperial Wizard for the United Klan of America, vowed to join his cause:

“We will stand resolute with the citizens of Memphis and this young man and anyone in town, no matter what color they be, because hate and racism has no place,” he said.

“This young man and the people of the community do not need to fear the Klan coming. People making accusations that thousands of Klansmen are coming to fill the streets of your town – that’s one little man speaking for many got
to stop,” he said. “Don’t be fooled. They’re fooling the media, everybody these folks saying they’re Klan, they’re not Klan.”
The KKK is teaming up with a black man in a counter-protest against racism. There's your Friday mindfvck!
__________________
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."

Mark Twain
GuitarToneFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Les Paul

Beitrag Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on MyLesPaul.com
   
Unread 03-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Elitist Club Member
 
Barcham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 9,094
Thanks: 110
Thanked 180 Times in 54 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

I don't know what's more shocking...the KKK joining the Crips for a protest or the fact that there are actually Crips in Memphis.
Leendrix, Daniel and ledzepp2122 like this.
__________________

'04 Epi Elitist '57 Gold Top Les Paul
'04 Epi Elitist '61 SG Faded Cherry

Roland Micro Cube

The Guitar Dater web site does NOT help you determine if a guitar is real or fake. It ONLY decodes the serial number according to a set formula. They have no database of guitars.
Barcham is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 07:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Deeply embedded in The Demokratik Republik of Kalifornia
Posts: 7,717
Thanks: 632
Thanked 805 Times in 178 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barcham View Post
I don't know what's more shocking...the KKK joining the Crips for a protest or the fact that there are actually Crips in Memphis.

Especially Grape St. Crips... WTF?

Do they know where Grape St. is?

... I think my head just blew up.
Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
V.I.P. Member
 
coldsteal2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chico, CA "Fly Over America"
Posts: 36,978
Thanks: 728
Thanked 102 Times in 23 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

that will be as productive as trying to start a fire with wet toiletpaper
and matches.
Leendrix, QuicksilverSS and Strato like this.
coldsteal2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Beerdog80's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 10,697
Thanks: 65
Thanked 77 Times in 15 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK



For it is near!
__________________
Disclaimer: All of the above statements may/may not be based on true events. Your comprehension will vary, based upon literacy, basic understanding of the English language, and most recent bowel movement (or lack thereof). No resemblance to any persons living, dead, undead or co-existing in a parallel universe is intended.

Beerdog80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Shaolin Guitar
 
Malikon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 29,062
Thanks: 521
Thanked 1,455 Times in 288 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barcham View Post
I don't know what's more shocking...the KKK joining the Crips for a protest or the fact that there are actually Crips in Memphis.
Coast to coast mate.


This thread is indeed a friday mindf**k.
Leendrix, SteveGangi and Strato like this.
Malikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Exposing forum hypocrisy since 2011.
Posts: 2,006
Thanks: 107
Thanked 45 Times in 24 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Strato and Kezman like this.
57VOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MineGoesTo11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 13,921
Thanks: 23
Thanked 241 Times in 118 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

__________________
\\\\\\\


My YouTube Channel
MineGoesTo11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 10:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Skintaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 20,394
Thanks: 1,344
Thanked 1,429 Times in 405 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Ok... Weird. Not even sure what to say on this one.
Leendrix and Strato like this.
__________________
2010 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro (Gold top)
2008 Gibson Les Paul Studio (Alpine white)
1989 Ibanez RG 550
1978 Ibanez Iceman
1983 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1983 Kramer Baretta
1984 Kramer Baretta
1985 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer Baretta
2009 Charvel So-Cal Pro Mod
1986 Charvel Model 2


Check out my weird reviews and commentary at my blog - www.trailerparkninja.com
Skintaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Thumpalumpacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 59,195
Thanks: 1,323
Thanked 751 Times in 84 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
Especially Grape St. Crips... WTF?

Do they know where Grape St. is?

... I think my head just blew up.
Yeah, that shit is funny. Straight outta Covington Pike ... er, Compton. Yeah, that's it, Compton.
Thumpalumpacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 10:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
They call me Grand Toad!
 
Grand Toad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: "Land of the Flies," California
Posts: 9,456
Thanks: 589
Thanked 148 Times in 31 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Is this a report from The Onion, or The Drudge Report?
Daniel and Strato like this.
__________________
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain
"I've always said that excercise is a short cut to the cemetary." ― Horace Rumpole
Grand Toad is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 10:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
V.I.P. Member
 
djwilbanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Arkham Asylum
Posts: 28,531
Thanks: 220
Thanked 451 Times in 84 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumpalumpacus View Post
Yeah, that shit is funny. Straight outta Covington Pike ... er, Compton. Yeah, that's it, Compton.
More like right outta Union.

Is Memphis just not "gangsta" enough to imagine there being Crips (and Bloods, and whoever else)? I lived on an island in North Carolina and there were Crips there. They're everywhere. They may not be huge in Memphis, but there are certain places you don't walk or drive down after dark, if at all.

The Vice Lords, the Crips, and the Bloods all have their southern headquarters in Memphis.

It ain't all about the music and booze on Beale.
Thumpalumpacus likes this.
__________________
I live my life one gif at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not the forum and all its bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.
djwilbanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Skintaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 20,394
Thanks: 1,344
Thanked 1,429 Times in 405 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by djwilbanks View Post
More like right outta Union.

Is Memphis just not "gangsta" enough to imagine there being Crips (and Bloods, and whoever else)? I lived on an island in North Carolina and there were Crips there. They're everywhere. They may not be huge in Memphis, but there are certain places you don't walk or drive down after dark, if at all.

The Vice Lords, the Crips, and the Bloods all have their southern headquarters in Memphis.

It ain't all about the music and booze on Beale.
The Crips are pretty much nationwide aren't they? They had them in Houston, although the Latin gangs were a lot more numerous.
__________________
2010 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro (Gold top)
2008 Gibson Les Paul Studio (Alpine white)
1989 Ibanez RG 550
1978 Ibanez Iceman
1983 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1983 Kramer Baretta
1984 Kramer Baretta
1985 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer Baretta
2009 Charvel So-Cal Pro Mod
1986 Charvel Model 2


Check out my weird reviews and commentary at my blog - www.trailerparkninja.com
Skintaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 10:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rockstar232007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Born and raised in South Detroit...
Posts: 9,739
Thanks: 241
Thanked 86 Times in 16 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

I'm an optimistic person by nature, but I just can't help but think that cruel intentions are behind all of this...on both sides?
__________________
"If LPs were women, Epis would be the gold-diggers; Most of them are beautiful, but just end up taking all of your money!" - Me
(So, I quoted myself! Big whoop! Wanna fight about it?!)
rockstar232007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 10:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
V.I.P. Member
 
djwilbanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Arkham Asylum
Posts: 28,531
Thanks: 220
Thanked 451 Times in 84 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skintaster View Post
The Crips are pretty much nationwide aren't they? They had them in Houston, although the Latin gangs were a lot more numerous.
Yeah, but I just find it funny when people assume that Memphis, or any urban area, wouldn't have gangs, especially ones like the Crips. I mean, the school my wife teaches at is in a little rural, po-dunk town, but it's basically an inner-city school. Parents moved to the town from Memphis and it brought teenagers who were already gang members and it's spreading out. Teacher's get death threats, students get raped, armed robbery, etc.

And if you walk in there you'll encounter 4 kids and at least 1 is involved in a gang.

And this is a sleepy little farm community of about 1500.
__________________
I live my life one gif at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not the forum and all its bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.
djwilbanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 11:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Thumpalumpacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 59,195
Thanks: 1,323
Thanked 751 Times in 84 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by djwilbanks View Post
More like right outta Union.

Is Memphis just not "gangsta" enough to imagine there being Crips (and Bloods, and whoever else)? I lived on an island in North Carolina and there were Crips there. They're everywhere. They may not be huge in Memphis, but there are certain places you don't walk or drive down after dark, if at all.

The Vice Lords, the Crips, and the Bloods all have their southern headquarters in Memphis.

It ain't all about the music and booze on Beale.
Oh, I know. It's just that Grape Street is a street in Los Angeles. Calling themselves Grape Street Crips is a form of totemic thinking.

In related news, the Minnesota Vikings don't actually sail longboats to their games, either.

Quote:
Originally Posted by djwilbanks View Post
Yeah, but I just find it funny when people assume that Memphis, or any urban area, wouldn't have gangs, especially ones like the Crips.
Nowhere in my post did I say Memphis didn't have gangs.
Strato likes this.
Thumpalumpacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
V.I.P. Member
 
djwilbanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Arkham Asylum
Posts: 28,531
Thanks: 220
Thanked 451 Times in 84 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumpalumpacus View Post
Oh, I know. It's just that Grape Street is a street in Los Angeles. Calling themselves Grape Street Crips is a form of totemic thinking.

In related news, the Minnesota Vikings don't actually sail longboats to their games, either.

Nowhere in my post did I say Memphis didn't have gangs.
I wasn't referring to you specifically about Memphis not having gangs. I was referring to a wide held belief of many people that Memphis is not gangland.

As far as geography goes the Minnesota Vikings suck.
__________________
I live my life one gif at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not the forum and all its bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.
djwilbanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 11:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Thumpalumpacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 59,195
Thanks: 1,323
Thanked 751 Times in 84 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by djwilbanks View Post
I wasn't referring to you specifically about Memphis not having gangs. I was referring to a wide held belief of many people that Memphis is not gangland.
It's cool, it read as if you were addressing me. But it'd be a rare idiot who thinks that a city of almost a million doesn't have gangs, I'd imagine.

Quote:
Originally Posted by djwilbanks View Post
As far as geography goes the Minnesota Vikings suck.
Hence their preference for jet airplanes and not sailing ships. Much faster to leave the frozen Hell that is Minnestan.
Thumpalumpacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 11:20 PM   #19 (permalink)
V.I.P. Member
 
djwilbanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Arkham Asylum
Posts: 28,531
Thanks: 220
Thanked 451 Times in 84 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumpalumpacus View Post
It's cool, it read as if you were addressing me. But it'd be a rare idiot who thinks that a city of almost a million doesn't have gangs, I'd imagine.



Hence their preference for jet airplanes and not sailing ships. Much faster to leave the frozen Hell that is Minnestan.
It did read that way. My apologies. And idiots aren't all that rare.
Thumpalumpacus likes this.
__________________
I live my life one gif at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not the forum and all its bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.
djwilbanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2013, 11:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Guitarhack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,462
Thanks: 122
Thanked 165 Times in 47 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

__________________
Guitarhack is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 12:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
Throbbing Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 12,435
Thanks: 2,760
Thanked 190 Times in 21 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

We are all Mother Earth's children.
__________________

Last edited by Strato; 03-02-2013 at 02:20 PM.
Strato is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 12:17 AM   #22 (permalink)
Señor Member
 
SixAngryStrings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SoCal, CA... In California
Posts: 6,434
Thanks: 170
Thanked 124 Times in 52 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

rockstar232007 likes this.
__________________
It's how you look, not how you feel.
SixAngryStrings is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 12:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
JeffBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,259
Thanks: 315
Thanked 35 Times in 19 Posts
Send a message via AIM to JeffBlue
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Maybe the KKK and the Crips will kill each other off. More gangland crap?
JeffBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 06:51 AM   #24 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Caoimhin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 6,028
Thanks: 19
Thanked 65 Times in 29 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Crabs, Slobs, and Scum.
Caoimhin is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #25 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 19,426
Thanks: 4
Thanked 273 Times in 102 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Glad to see the hatred of hate can bring two hate groups together, to protest a hate group.
artisan4 and Thumpalumpacus like this.
bertzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 06:59 AM   #26 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Meatwad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Smiley Junction
Posts: 3,004
Thanks: 53
Thanked 75 Times in 39 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

__________________
I'm physically spent and morally bankrupt.


Annyeonghaseyo
Meatwad is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
45WinMag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,697
Thanks: 20
Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Do the Klan or the Crips have an official position on topwrapping?
Strato likes this.
__________________


Gibson ZW Bullseye LP
Gibson Tak Matsumoto LP
Gibson 2008 LP Desert Burst Standard
Gibson 2009 LP HCSB Trad Pro
Gibson 1980 LP HCSB Standard
Gibson 1979 LP Silverburst Custom
Gibson 1978 LP Silverburst Custom
Gibson 1977 LP Silverburst Custom
Gibson 1985 Les Paul XPL Ferrari Red
Epiphone Classic Burst 7-string LP
Epiphone Trans-Black 7-string LP
Epiphone Apparition
Kramer Focus 6000
2 Agile T7 Texans, Natural and Sunburst
Agile TC-1200
45WinMag is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #28 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 16,950
Thanks: 832
Thanked 152 Times in 44 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beerdog80 View Post


For it is near!
The end is NOT near it's HERE

Strato likes this.
lespaul01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 10:55 AM   #29 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Kezman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 43° N, 80° W
Posts: 4,604
Thanks: 176
Thanked 78 Times in 24 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Quote:
Originally Posted by 57VOS View Post
Strato likes this.
Kezman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2013, 11:39 AM   #30 (permalink)
Tenacious Texan
 
Nicky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 13,361
Thanks: 611
Thanked 620 Times in 143 Posts
Re: KKK Teams Up With Memphis Crips... To Protest The KKK

Strato likes this.
__________________
<img src=http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r305/nsureit/f2ca861e-9dc2-472a-a366-879ac19996ec_zpsab772bc0.jpg border=0 alt= />
Nicky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Shop 2014 Historic Les Pauls

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.


Our Network: PRS Guitar Forum | Luthier Forum | SG Guitar Forum | Marshall Amp Forum | Music Gear Forum | 7 String Guitar Forum | Acoustic Guitar Forum

MyLesPaul proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2006-2014, MyLesPaul.com. All Rights Reserved.