Category Archives: Gang Culture.

Point Blanche Prison an incubator for Gangs.

The Pointe Blanche prison on Sint Maarten is a salient potent example of, the endemic corruption and inability, of the present neo-colonial system of governance on Sint Maarten and the former Netherlands Antilles, being unable to govern the inmates at the prison while protecting prisoners and staff alike.John van Den Heuvel in his book Sneeuw Over Curacao aka Snow over Curacao, pointed out that guns in prison on Curacao, are a common occurrence and result in multiple death’s, during in-prison liquidations.When Urvin “Nuto” Wawoe, was housed in the Point Blanche prison in 2014, for the first time in St Maarten’s history guns appeared in prison, here on Sint Maarten. The incidence of gun’s in prison on Curacao, are a known well documented reality, gun’s in prison on Sint Maarten were unknown and only manifested as per the corporate media in: “In September 2014, two guns were found in the prison. One man Carlos Richardson was arrested for attempted murder”. The individual, at the center of the prison unrest was Nuto.  Nuto is a well-known shot-caller within the international crime syndicate the No Limit Soldiers, whose power base is Koraal Specht Curacao. Prison director Edward Rohan received a letter, wherein a death threat was issued to his person in September of 2014, the month that the attempted murder on Nuto, was perpetrated by Richardson.This month September 2016 on Thursday, September 1, the Daily Herald here on Sint Maarten carried the following caption on its front page: Bling Bling leader Jones gunned down in prison

The fact that a little Blogger, falsely attributed the name “Bling Bling”, to the crew led by Jones bears testimony, to the clueless nature of so-called journalism on Sint Maarten. The real Bling Bling crew, were a group of Sint Maarteners, Kittitians, Crucians and people from St Thomas, who were linked either through friendships familial ties and marriage into a capitalist money generating criminal enterprise with cocaine trafficking being their main source of revenue. One of the main players within Bling Bling was a close associate “cousin” of Amador Jones, the brother of the now deceased Omar Jones. Because of a close affiliation with a well-known Bling Bling crew member, the people within the community affiliated the brothers with Bling Bling by name. That was a simple history for the purists who understand the true history of what is being written here.The Daily Herald reported that Omar Jones was killed by a fellow inmate in the prison at Pointe Blanche Sint Maarten, around 9: 00 am Wednesday September 2016.  Eleven inmates were said to be involved in the murder, the gun used was later found in a different cell block, than the one the victim was murdered.

Again as I have stated innumerably the endemic corruption within all levels, of the neo-colonialist power structure on Sint Maarten, creates the type of atmosphere that leads to the type of situation enumerated. And the killing did not stop at the prison. On Friday September 3, 2016 in the morning a known associate of Jones Donnel Thomas, was shot in the leg in St Peters, by a masked man. According to eyewitness accounts, the assassin’s gun fell out of his hand, preventing him from mortally wounding Thomas. On Sunday September 4, 2016 Alrico Daulphin was murdered on Soursap Road St Peters after 1200 am.The insertion of organized criminal syndicates into Sint Maarten society has unalterably changed the fabric and criminal culture locally. The trend is towards corporatizing and organizing within a gang structure. The No Limit Soldiers have introduced to Sint Maarten a hitherto alien criminal structure. The NLS with their corporate structure and sophisticated use of social media, has for lack of a better term, “improved” the image, functionality, lethality and financial know-how and capacity of the Afro-Caribbean criminal sub-culture on Sint Maarten. Teaching them how to, engage the already corrupt prison system to benefit themselves.

The system is short staffed according to the prison director Rohan, with many guards “fearing”, for their lives. It is plain to see who runs the prison. The inmates are governing themselves and not the state, the state only facilitates the nurturance and development of a more sophisticated and adapt gang culture.

HAITI’S REALITY UNDER PAX MEXICANA.

This post is part of a series of upcoming post’s, which will focus on the serious, malaise of illicit drug trafficking and Transnational Trafficking Organizations (TCO’s) , and their corrupting, deadly influence throughout the Caribbean.

The Medellin cartel absorbed Haiti into the transnational illicit drug trade of the Caribbean island chain in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the decade of the 1990s Haiti served the interests of the transnational drug trafficking organisations (TDTOs) that were in the process of turning Haiti’s neighbour into the illicit drug capital of the Caribbean island chain as a result operatives of these TDTOs became residents of Haiti some even became citizens establishing a new chic in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. 

Noted for their 7/11s, gas stations, cambios, armored Escalades, militias and luxurious houses built like bunkers many of which survived the 2010 earthquake. These resident traffickers during the closing years of the 1990s and the early years of the 21st century turned Haiti into an illicit drug trafficking Wild West with no Marshall Dillon. In February 2004 the TDTOs of the Dominican Republic in conjunction with their employees and associates in Haiti funded and armed a rebel militia which was assembled in the Dominican Republic (DR) which invaded Haiti and removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power. 

The US, Canada, France and the UN hurriedly intervened into Haiti in the aftermath of the drug coup to place limits on the power of the employers of the militia that overthrew Aristide. That is why the drug financed militia continues to wield power in areas outside of Port-au -Prince especially in the rural areas. That is why up to today they patrol Haiti with MINUSTAH troops, they are absorbed into the Haitian National Police (HNP) and are awaiting recruitment into the new Haitian army that President Martelly is dead set on re-creating. The drug militia was never disarmed and dispersed by MINUSTAH and the US the shot caller in Haiti. In the aftermath of the 2004 drug coup one of the leaders of the drug militia Guy Philippe who was a presidential candidate in the first presidential election in the aftermath of the drug coup was indicted by the US for drug trafficking and on two occasion operations were launched by the US to rendition Philippe without success and he remains at large today. 

In the aftermath of the 2004 coup and the coming of Pax Mexicana to Haiti the reality in Haiti has changed dramatically as Haiti now has thriving retail and wholesale drug markets with all the attendant gun violence. In Haiti there is now political violence which was always endemic to Haiti that mixes with drug violence and gang violence. The Haitian state cannot respond to the volume of product that the Mexican cartels move through Haiti given the chronic underdevelopment of the Haitian state and economy. Whilst MINUSTAH is present in Haiti to suppress with force where necessary popular rebellion against a neo-liberal order that enhances chronic poverty. Likewise the shot caller in Haiti is not concerned with the hegemony of Pax Mexicana in Haiti being more interested in ensuring Haiti’s compliance with a neo-liberal order and subservience to the west. 

To accomplish this Aristide and the popular movement has to be politically neutered. The power wielded by the TDTOs in February 2004 in removing an elected President placed them at the table where Haiti is carved up and now the Mexican cartels are at the table. The order of the Mexican cartels in Haiti now involves Haitian gangland as affiliates and a Jamaican gangland presence in Haiti as Haiti is now linked to Jamaica as it is to the DR, Turks and Caicos Islands and The Bahamas. And in all of this the nations of the west involved in Haitian affairs simply don’t see nor act on this reality. Haiti is today a player in the order of Pax Mexicana.
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Regular readers of this Blog, may have noticed that Iam cross posting certain post’s from Daurius Figueria . Figueria’s work complements mine, not to mention the fact that he is one of the very few, Caribbean authors with a nuanced scientific approach within his field of endeavor. He was relieved of his post as a professor and lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), in Trinidad and Tobago. Figueria paid the ultimate cost for his anti-establishment writing and he is still writing his anti-establishment discourse. See his manifold qualifications and work history below.

His officia lwebsite here: http://www.daurius.com/

 Name: Daurius Figueira Position: Lecturer

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MPhil (UWI)Department: Behavioural SciencesRoom: Tel. Contact: Ext 2671E-mail: Daurius.Figueira@sta.uwi.eduCourses taught: CRMJ 6004 Terrorism and Political ViolenceSOCI 3010 Industrial Sociology 2: Sociology of Industrial RelationsSOCI 3029 Caribbean Social Structure 2Research interests: The illicit trades in the CaribbeanIslam and military engagement with the WestRace and racism in the politics of Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana geopolitics of energy in Trinidad and Tobago and VenezuelaPublications: Books
“Jihad in Trinidad and Tobago July 27th, 1990”
“The Al Qaeda Discourse of the Greater Kufr”

“Exiting a Racist Worldview a Journey through Foucault, Said, and Marx to Liberation”

“Simbhoonath Capildeo Father of Hindu Nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago”

“Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking in the Caribbean the case of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Guyana”
“Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking in the Caribbean Volume 2 the case of Venezuela, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic”
“Tubal Uriah Butler of Trinidad and Tobago Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana”

“The East Indian Problem in Trinidad and Tobago 1953-1961 Terror and Race War in Guyana1961-1964”

“The Politics of Racist Hegemony in Trinidad and Tobago”                       

VYBZ KARTELS TIES TO ORGANIZED CRIME IN JAMAICA.

Tommy Lee Sparta now incarcerated. Alleged by police to be the head of the Downtown Sparta Gang.

Tommy Lee and Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer) have been in the news lately less for their music and more so, because of their strong ties to organized criminal gangs. What follows is gleaned from the corporate media in Jamaica and Jamaican vloggers on Youtube, such as Sir P of Politricks watch, a former JDF soldier and the vlogger Mr Watson a former Jamaican high-ranking investigator who detailed on his platform, how he arrested Tommy Lee in the past for scamming.
I begin here with Vybz Kartel, who is presently incarcerated for the murder of Clive Williams aka Lizard, whose remains to date are unknown.

Kartel and Problem Child.

The Sting 2003 clash, between Kartel and the now incarcerated Ninja Man (murder charge), The fracas between Ninja Man and Vybz Kartel according to Politricks Watch, was pre-planned, by Kartel. Sir P, of Politricks Watch, detailed the links between, the infamous Jamaican organized criminal gang and Kartel, which he characterized as a terrorist organization. Sir P, stated that Ninja Man could not touch Kartel, nor retaliate for the beating he received at Sting 2003 at the hands of Kartel and his goons, was as a result of the ties between Kartel and Bulbi Bennett, the leader of Klansman at the time.

Kartel has been seen in cell phone footage from his own phone and on audio from his phones, conversing with known Klansman members, such as Renard Harrison aka Roderick and others discussing murders. In one recorded telephone call between Kartel and Problem Child, Kartel can be heard saying that some bwoy fi dead. He also stated that he suspected Clive Williams aka Lizard of stealing guns from him, he described the guns in the conversation as shoes Jamaican street slang for guns.

Tesha Miller the now incarcerated former head of Klansman Gang.

It is claimed in law enforcement circles and on the street level that, Kartel is an affiliate of the Klansman criminal organization. In the video of Roderick (Renard Harrison), he is shown with Kartel and other individuals, in the video Harrison is clearly visible posing with a pickaxe. According to the police, that video is a recording of the aftermath of the murder of Williams aka Lizard. Roderick is said to have murdered and beheaded another top Klansman lieutenant, held responsible for the murder of the sister of Tesha Miller the now incarcerated former head of Klansman who rose to power after the killing of Bulbi Bennett by police, the name of the murdered Klansman is Navardo Hodges. A Jamaica News Online article posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011, stated the following: ‘Reputed gang leader Narvado Hodges linked to the klansman gang was found dead on Wednesday morning in Spanish Town.  Hodges’ head was found in one location before what was believed to be his head was found in another location’. This is a link to a Youtube video of a conversation between Kartel and Problem Child, discussing murdering Clive Williams and another male: https://bit.ly/Kartelcall this is a link on Politricks Watch with details on why and how Navado Hodges was murdered https://bit.ly/NavardoH.     
It is said that Amar Roman aka Satan and other gangsters were given up to the police by Vybz Kartel, in a bid to escape a lengthy prison sentence. The following is an article in the Jamaica Observer posted online on Sunday, April 2014 it references the snitching by Kartel on several Klansmen gang members, which according to Politricks Watch led to the 2011 killing of Amar Roman aka Satan.Here are some highlights from said article headlined as ‘17 Guns for Freedom; Police say Kartel offered info wanted men, arms’.‘Convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine and provided the authorities with information that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms, a highly-placed police source has disclosed.The move by the embattled entertainer was part of an effort to gain his freedom or at least a vastly reduced prison sentence, the police said.The startling revelation came to light during a Jamaica Observer interview with a member of the constabulary’s top brass late last week.”He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him. During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms. He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped,” the source said.The police said several wanted men were subsequently nabbed’.‘According to the police source, the artiste made the offer when he realised that the walls were closing in on him after homicide investigators were sealing up their probe into Williams’ murder. “He was very influential in the Klansman gang. That gang used to carry out his killings for him until his Gaza Empire started doing the murders themselves. We have footage of him and a leading Klansman member (Roderick) bragging about the best places to kill people, whether in the church or other places. That Klansman was heard bragging that he shot eight people in a church already,” the source said.The Sunday Observer has also been informed that the police have in their possession additional footage of the video that was shown in court where men were overheard planning murder’.
‘The footage, the source said, showed a headless body, believed to be that of Williams, lying on the floor’. 
Roderick also clearly visible in the video is holding the pickaxe. Roderick was called an expert in beheadings by police sources.

Roderick in a still shot holding the pickaxe.
Kartel was at one point involved in a power struggle, with now-deceased Klansman Mikey Pelpa and Pazza an older now deceased Klansman, who was in the top tier of the gang. It is asserted that Kartel wanted to assume the role of a shot caller within the criminal organization, because of his wealth gleaned from record sales as well as his fame, he was influential amongst younger members in Klansman.

Mikey Pelpa in photo. Pelpa who is now deceased was also an entertainer.
Pelpa ran a crew within Klansman called the Lynch Mob.

Since Pazza vehemently opposed his attempts to assert himself in the gang, he enlisted the aid of Jermaine Morrison aka Speedy, to carry out an unsanctioned hit on Pazza. Amar Roman aka Satan, Joel Jennings, Jermaine Morrison aka Speedy, Donovan topping aka Don Topping the brother of Morrison along with six others, carried out the unsanctioned hit on Pazza, on behalf of Vybz Kartel this according to police sources in Jamaica. The following is an article by Jamaica News Online posted on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011: ‘Investigators say one of the men killed, in Thursday nights shooting incident on Milton Close, Portsmouth, St Catherine, was the main target of the killers. Police sources say the dead man who was identified only by his alias Pazza was a senior member of the Klansman gang’. Hours after the shooting the police released the alias of a person of interest, Don Topping’. Don Topping was already named earlier in the article as Donovan Topping the brother of Jermaine Morrison and was an enforcer within Klansman. Since the murder was unauthorized and four other men were murdered in the incident, who were all uninvolved in the beef, Jermain Morrison, was ordered killed by the leadership in Klansman. Jermaine Morisson was killed by Joel Jennings aka J.J. too Bad, aka Iron Man and many other aliases. The same Joel Jennings who accompanied him on the hit on Pazza. Three days later Jermaine Morrison was dead the Jamaica Observer posted the following on Monday January 24 2011: ‘Police have identified the man killed at a gas station in Spanish this afternoon as 31-year-old Jermaine Morrison otherwise called ‘Speedy’.

Morrison, police report, was a member of the Spanish Town based Klansman gang. He was standing with a group of men along Burke Road when a car drove up and men inside the vehicle opened fire at the group.

He died on the spot while another man was shot and injured’.

Morrison was murdered by Joel Jennings, who also killed Morrison’s girlfriend and her mother. The mother was the former lover of Klansman leader Bulbi Bennett. Retaliatory murders were carried out resulting in the murder of Jennings and several others.

Soon to come a profile on Tommy Lee Sparta and his many ties to organized crime in Jamaica.

All Eyez on Me”: How Hollywood Depoliticized the Life and Death of Hip Hop Artist Tupac Shakur.

In a poignant article that was published on Global Research by James F. Tracy. The depoliticization of the life of Tupac Shakur, was examined. Frequent readers of this Blog know that, the depoliticization of the western hemisphere and in particular the Caribbean is an often written about topic here. The Tupac narrative is only the most recent attempt by the corporate western , machine at depoliticization of a popular political artist such as Shakur. I will examine that article in the following .   
All Eyez on Me (2017) is a lavish dramatization of controversial hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur’s brief, tragic, and largely misjudged life. The motion picture’s emergence more than twenty years after his untimely death is especially significant because it purports to accurately depict the biography of perhaps the most important and provocative black figure since Malcolm X, and does so for an entire generation too young to recall Shakur’s impact and, more importantly, the artist’s relatedness to deep state maneuvers against black enfranchisement and probable ongoing US counterintelligence efforts targeting public figures capable of wielding influence over the public mind”.
Production of All Eyez on Me began in 2015 after a tentative 2011 settlement of a legal fight that ensued between the film’s producer, Morgan Creek, and Shakur’s estate.  L.T. Hutton the owner of film production company Program Pictures co-produced the film along with, Benny Boom a known Hip-Hop video producer. Hutton himself is a music producer who worked with Shakur during his Death Row days. The film is an amateurish, nostalgic approach, which largely ignores the political aspect, of Shakur’s life and focuses on his gangsta persona. Written largely in the spirit of contemporaneous society, the film doesn’t introduce anything new to the Tupac narrative, nor is the production despite its $40 million dollar budget spectacular, nor innovative. Despite some celebrities like Snoop Dogg, the Outlawz and others green lighting the project, just as many celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith found numerous faults with the project.  
There’s a whole lot of things that they would not have been in the movie that actually happened,” remarked veteran director John Singleton, who was originally approved by the Shakurs to head up the film. “They stole the [film’s] rights from his mother. They made the movie they wanted to make, and hopefully one day I’ll get a chance to tell that story
Without its powerful soundtrack and an at times moving portrayal of Shakur’s relationship with his mother, the film is a textbook example of how Hollywood enfeebles innately political subject matter. The viewer is invited to revel in a tediously idealized rendering of a celebrity seemingly doomed by his own naivete, personal lifestyle choices, and the inherent violence of hip-hop culture. As Singleton suggests, All Eyez on Me succeeds as a carefully constructed tableau of distortion and omission that misses (perhaps intentionally) the powerful socio-political dimensions of Shakur’s activism and expression while casting aside many uncomfortable yet pertinent factors leading to his demise.
“Prevent the Rise of a Messiah”
A most unsettling facet of All Eyez on Me’s narrative is its glaring isolation of US intelligence involvement in Shakur’s life to his early childhood years, a time when he witnessed surveillance and harassment of both parents due to their political activism. In the same vein, the romanticized depiction of Shakur’s transition from art school dropout to overnight sensation conveniently removes from consideration exactly how Shakur’s combined childhood poverty, black nationalist heritage, activism to quell gang-related violence, and subsequent artistic rise almost certainly made him a target of the very deep state forces then-implicated in the crack cocaine epidemic ravaging black communities.
In the decades following the successful disruption of social movements that began in the 1960s, the targets of US government subversion seldom changed. During this period, however, counterintelligence techniques were steadily refined   To confront various forms of political engagement surging throughout the late 1960s in particular, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s COINTELPRO program “secretly instructed its field offices to propose schemes to ‘expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize’ specific individuals and groups.
Close coordination with local police and prosecutors was encouraged,” attorney Brian Glick observes. Despite COINTELPRO’s exposure and congressional investigations, such programs “persisted throughout the 1980s,” becoming “a permanent feature of U.S. government,” with the Black, Native American, and Chicano civil rights movements all subjected to routine surveillance.
One month before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. the FBI set out to focus on “Black Nationalist – Hate Groups,” according to the agency’s own Counterintelligence Program files. The US’s foremost national police force specifically sought to “[p]revent the rise of a messiah’ who could unify, and electrify the militant black nationalist movement. Malcolm X might have been such a ‘messiah;’” the document continues,
he is the martyr of the movement today. Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, and Elijah Muhammad all aspire to this position … King could be a very real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed “obedience” to “white liberal doctrines” [nonviolence] and embrace black nationalism.[3, emphasis retained]
While All Eyez on Me depicts the struggle of Shakur’s parents with such abusive forms of law enforcement and surveillance, these experiences are represented as isolated chapters of Tupac’s life that have little-if-any direct relationship to the same forces that appear to have harnessed and misdirected his talents in his last few years. By failing to sufficiently acknowledge how the planned subversion of Black activists and public figures largely defined Shakur’s life path and career, the film succeeds as a classic demonstration of Hollywood whitewash and political miseducation.
Death Row Records: An Intelligence Operation?
Among the most significant and conspicuous features of All Eyez on Me’s depoliticized narrative is its failure to probe the true origins of Death Row Records—the label Shakur contracted with in the months leading up to his death, and its linkages to US intelligence and law enforcement.

In 1995 Shakur had served eight months of a one-to-for year term in an upstate New York prison for a sexual assault charge. Death Row’s director, former professional football player Marion “Suge” Knight, reached an agreement with Shakur to post the $1.4 million bond securing the artist’s release in exchange for his agreement to sign with Death Row.
Careful researchers conclude how thereafter Shakur witnessed his own talents reoriented and depraved under Knight’s tutelage and, more importantly, the darker forces behind Death Row.
Death Row was founded with seed money from Michael “Harry O” Harris, an aide to CIA-linked drug trafficker “Freeway” Ricky Ross, and flamboyant mob-linked Los Angeles attorney Dave Kenner. As the founder and owner of Death Row’s parent company, Godfather Entertainment, Kenner oversaw Knight’s management of Death Row.
Despite a string of serious violent crimes, Knight “seemed untouchable,” historian John Potash observes. “[I]t is most likely that Knight made a deal with police, as they failed to arrest him while he ran Death Row Records, until he completed his most important tasks. These tasks appeared to overlap U.S. intelligence’s agenda.”[4]
Knight’s rapid conversion from easy going and gregarious student and college football player at El Camino College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas to a “remote and serious character” with unusual access to resources suggest that powerful forces had entered his life. “Overnight, he had enough money to rent an apartment by himself and to purchase a series of late-model sedans,” journalist Randall Sullivan notes. “He regularly received visitors from Compton, and developed a reputation as perhaps the biggest drug dealer on campus.”[5]
Indeed, research by Potash and Sullivan point to Death Row’s close involvement with local law enforcement and the Los Angeles Police Department’s enlistment of COINTELPRO-style tactics to infiltrate and control the label. Veteran Los Angeles Police detective Russell Poole “discovered ‘dozens and dozens of police officers were working’ at all levels of Death Row Records. Det. Poole was told these officers could be considered ‘troubleshooters or covert agents.” The recording label’s head of security was also a former LAPD employee who “admitted to having many LAPD officers working for him.”
Poole’s investigation of Death Row’s potential role in rival rapper Biggie Small’s murder further revealed the label’s drug and weapons trafficking activities, and probable role in
provoking murderous fights between the Bloods and Crips gang members it employed. In doing so, Death Row appeared to aid the U.S. intelligence operation to end the gang-peace truces that were part of the radical politicization of these gangs achieved by Tupac and the Panthers.
All Eyez on Me’s failure to situate Death Row amidst its numerous COINTELPRO-like relationships undermines any meaningful understanding of how Shakur’s talents were sabotaged in his final months. For example, immediately following Shakur’s 1995 release from prison Kenner and Knight got the rapper intoxicated on alcohol and marijuana, thereby causing him to break a public vow to refrain from drug use. Death Row’s owner and director then persuaded Shakur “to enter the recording studio the same day as his prison release, while he was drunk and stoned,” Potash explains.
This resulted in Tupac producing his most negative lyrics. These included a double album of lyrics that almost exclusively promoted smoking weed and selling drugs, and served to increase tensions in the East Coast versus West rap war U.S. intelligence appeared to orchestrate.
The importance of Shakur’s partnership with Death Row was lost on neither himself or other politically conscious Black figures. For example, after Shakur confided to New African People’s Organization leader Watani Tyehimba, “I know I’m selling my soul to the devil,” the latter excommunicated the rapper.[6]
Lacking such crucial information All Eyez on Me invites its audience to partake in an almost mocking ritual of mass deception in which difficult political and historical truths are suppressed alongside Shakur’s lyrics that sought to highlight the array of social and political hypocrisies defining US race and class relations.
All Eyez on the Messenger
The US film industry’s influence on this important chapter of popular memory is further suggested in a study of contrasts between the subject matter and degree of resources afforded All Eyez on Me versus 2014’s Kill the Messenger, a much more modest Hollywood dramatization of an equally significant figure from that very era, investigative reporter Gary Webb, whose career was without question undermined by establishment forces.
The shared terrain might end there, if not for the fact that Shakur and Webb chronicled the calculated subversion and decimation of black urban experience from within and without its borders; each transcending if for a moment the conventional worldview prescribed and enforced by the US news media and entertainment industry. The deep state’s condemnation of their efforts in this regard is evident in the degree of resources and de facto censorship afforded each of their stories by that very industry.
One month before Shakur’s September 7, 1996 murder, Webb’s exposé of CIA involvement in the crack cocaine epidemic led to his eventual expulsion from the journalistic profession. Kill the Messenger provided an overall historically accurate rendering of how Webb’s most important work was received, the repercussions it had on his career and personal life, and unabashedly pointed to the US government’s role in the journalist’s downward trajectory. The film cost $5 million to produce, grossing half that amount during a very limited release in 374 theatres nationwide.
All Eyez on Me had a $40 million production budget, debuted at 2,471 theatres, and as of this writing has grossed close to $45 million in less than one month.[7] In addition to its many clear factual errors (pointed to by Shakur’s fandom, e.g. here and here) the film reduces the CIA’s crack cocaine assault on black urban America to a personal struggle borne by Shakur’s mother that is eventually conquered through her placement in rehab.
Along these lines, most filmgoers with even a modest understanding of Shakur’s contributions and biography recognize the degree of license taken by All Eyez on Me’s producers in depicting the artist’s tragic death in a hail of gunfire—an episode that has given rise to numerous theories of what parties may have been behind the event and how it actually played out. As with so many political assassinations in the latter twentieth century, improper investigation of the crime, missing information and unanswered questions has rightly fostered such conjecture.
For example, in contrast to the film’s narrative, Shakur was hospitalized for almost one week before his death. Despite these ambiguities at the time the US news media essentially blamed Shakur for his death by framing the murder as yet another casualty in a “war” between east and west coast-based rappers—a war that Death Row’s leadership actively provoked.[8]
One should not anticipate from the US film industry an honest interpretation of an historical phenomenon’s many jagged edges, especially in the event of a story as politically explosive as Shakur’s. All Eyez on Me is nevertheless a fitting title for a production that succeeds as an assemblage of mesmerizing music videos productions in which Shakur’s likeness and intellectual property are hijacked to at once define and depoliticize his message for an entire generation. The film does so in ways so egregious that the protests of Shakur’s survivors, including his own mother, were legally assaulted and ultimately ignored. Thus it is not unreasonable to suggest that powerful forces lurked behind the film’s production in much the same way they likely played a role in the final chapter of Shakur’s short life.


Notes
[1] Eriq Gardner, “All Eyez on  Me’: The Legal Battle Over Bringing Tupac’s Life to the Screen,” Hollywood Reporter, May 15, 2017.
[2] Yohance Kyles, “John Singleton Says ‘All Eyez on Me’ Filmmakers Stole the Movie Rights From Afeni Shakur,” All Hip Hop News, June 21, 2017.
[3] Brian Glick, War At Home: Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It, Boston, MA: South End Press, 1989, 9, 19, 78.
[4] John L. Potash, Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA’s Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac, and Other Activists, Walterville OR: Trine Day, 2015, 358.
[5] Randall Sullivan, Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implications of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal, “ New York: Grove Press, 2002, 50.
[6] Potash, 358-360.
[7] Kill the Messenger, Box Office Mojo, n.d.;  All Eyez on Me, Box Office Mojo, n.d.
[8] Deborah Hastings, “Suge Knight Has a Very Long List of Bitter Feuds,” New York Daily News, January 30, 2015.
[9] See, for example, Tricia Jenkins, The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013, and James F. Tracy “The CIA and the Media: 50 Historical Facts the World Needs to Know,” Centre for Research on Globalization, December 1, 2016. The Shakur estate is now supporting a documentary to be produced by Steve McQueen. Unfortunately, documentary films typically command a much smaller audience—and particularly a much older one—than does a slickly produced dramatization, even if the former may seek to truly inform the popular memory by closer adherence to the facts.

SHURENDY QUANT ARRESTED IN DUBAI.

Above in photo at left Shurendy aka Tyson Quant. At righjt in photo Urvin Wawoe aka Nuto, a shot caller in the No Limit Soldiers (NLS).

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The arrest in Dubai of Shurendy Quant the millionaire, leader of one of the most brutal, ultra sophisticated and murderous gangs in the Netherlands Antilles, points to the wealth, sophistication and education of Quant. A man from the Caribbean, from an impoverished background, who acquired a wealth of knoledge, that now allows him the wherewithal to live in Dubai, evading the law in the Netherlands and in the Antilles. The level of sophistication and quality of crime being committed, by the No Limit Soldiers (NLS), Quants organization is unprecedented on many levels, in the Caribbean Quant will be emulated and is already being emulated by other rising stars in the criminal underworld in the Antilles, this does not bode well for regional security read the latest update below on the arrest of Quant in Dubai. Also click the links below for more in depth reportage, on this wily, sophisticated, millionaire young Caribbean crime boss.

The sophistication of Shurendy Quant has long been underestimated by the authorities in the Netherlands and on all its former colonies, including here on Sint Maarten. Quant is responsible for ordering several liquidations, in the Netherlands, Curacao and here on Sint Maarten. The arrest of Quant was carried out by a special police unit, at the request of the OM, on Sint Maarten. Quant was arrested for ordering murders, kidnappings, money laundering and for being the leader of an ongoing criminal enterprise.

Quant has been sought after for years, by the judicial authorities here on Sint Maarten, the Netherlands, Curacao, and Aruba. A year ago, an investigation into Quants varied criminal enterprises was begun, by the authorities in Sint Maarten, the Netherlands, Curacao, and Aruba. The investigative unit was comprised of members, of all the countries previously mentioned. The team was led by the OM (Public Prosecutor) on Curacao and Sint Maarten. Quant was finally caught in the worldwide security dragnet, set up by the authorities from the countries mentioned, in cooperation with international policing agencies. Quant has not lived on Curacao for many years , yet he wields an enormous amount of influence there, and on Sint Maarten.

For more on Quant and the No Limit Soldiers click on the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph_ktSRFgxU This link is of a Youtube video featuring the famous American rapper, Boosie rapping with Urvin Wawoe aka Nuto, a known No Limit Gang (NLS), shot caller alleged murderer and drug dealer. Wawoe is alleged to be the brother of Tyson Quant.

https://nazaritze.blogspot.com/2016/06/no-limit-soldiers-and-buena-vista-city.html

https://nazaritze-lionzman.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-no-limit-soldiers-part-4-dawn-of.html

https://nazaritze-lionzman.blogspot.com/2016/09/point-blanche-prison-incubator-for-gangs_16.html

https://nazaritze-lionzman.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-no-limit-soldiers-organized-crime.html

https://nazaritze-lionzman.blogspot.com/2016/03/american-urban-popular-culture-and-its.html

ENCROCHAT: WHATSAPP FOR CRIMINALS.

EncroChat the at present defeunct Europe (France) based telecommunications network and service provider, that provided end to end encrypted telecommunication that was tailor made for criminals and their activities. The service was used by a who’s who of individual criminals and organizations, such as the infamous Sinaloa Cartel. Anyone familiar with the content on this blog, know that I focus heavily on crime and criminals, in upcoming post’s I will focus exhaustively on Dutch criminals and some of their sophisticated operations. Another reason for highlighting Dutch criminals, is the oft repeated mantra by Dutch politicians that the former Netherlands Antilles, where I live are corrupt and filled with criminals. This is my way of balancing the scales and crafting a more nuanced and realistic narrative, than the one the Dutch media is crafting pertinent to my home.

European police infiltrated EncroChat in a Europe wide investigation, in March and June 2020. As of the 7th of July 2020, at least 800 arrests have been made across Europe. On Friday July 3rd, 2020, News.sky.com carried an article on the EncroChat takedown by Europol and other European based policing agencies, the following is a quote from said article: ‘Police forces across Europe celebrated their infiltration of EncroChat on Thursday, disrupting international organised crime networks which were using the company’s encrypted phones. Leaked documents obtained by Motherboard (Vice.com), show that EncroChat’s phones were modified Android devices. Click the link below for the Vice article for more information.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/3aza95/how-police-secretly-took-over-a-global-phone-network-for-organised-crime

Europol said the devices were marketed as guaranteeing perfect anonymity and came with dual operating systems – a normal one and a hidden one to conduct secret messaging on. Physical modifications to the devices also meant the camera, microphone, GPS transponder and USB port were removed. Additionally, users could enter a PIN code which would immediately delete all of the messages on the device – as would happen in the event that wrong passwords were repeatedly entered. These functions ‘apparently were specially developed to make it possible to quickly erase compromising messages, for example at the time of arrest by the police, according to Europol. ‘In addition, the device could be erased from a distance by the reseller/helpdesk,’ the agency added.

Vice.com’s US edition posted an article that said a bulletin written by the FBI, foe law enforcement agencies revealed that: The FBI’s “emerging intelligence report” is dated February 2020 and was exposed in the 270GB BlueLeaks data dump. It notes that traffickers from the Sinaloa transnational crime organization (TCO) were using EncroChat cryptophones as recently as October of last year, according to an unclassified case citation that was marked DEA sensitive and also law-enforcement sensitive by the FBI.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/889vwk/sinaloa-cartel-used-encrypted-phone-network-hacked-by-police-fbi-document-says

According to Vice: ‘Sim cards used in these phones were made by Dutch telecom firm KPN, according to earlier Motherboard reporting. Encrochat also stripped these handsets of their camera, microphone, GPS, and USB terminals, and installed proprietary encrypted messaging programs on them, which routed texts through their own servers, “located offshore” in their datacenter, according to an archived EncroPhone webpage.

Het Parool, a wellknown Dutch media outlet, connected the EncroChat busts to the dismantling of 19 labs in the Netherlands, that produced MDMA in the Southern border regions that straddles the Netherlands and Belgium. Persons arrested worked with Mexicans based in the Netherlands to produce: ‘the much more lucrative crystal meth’.

Dutch newspaper NRC, wrote the following in an article: ‘the fact that Dutch pill makers have made a union with Mexican cartels for the production of crystal meth would not have become so clear without the hack at Encro. The link below is the article referenced (note the article is in Dutch), using translate to read it if you do not speak Dutch.

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/07/02/hoe-een-pgp-hack-narcostaat-nederland-feilloos-blootlegt-a4004789

In upcoming post’s, I will highlight the deep involvement of Dutch criminal organizations, with Mexican (TCO’s).

HASSAN ANYABWILE FORMER JAMAAT AL-MUSLIMEEN LEADER SPEAKS.

“I have earned the right to speak because of my commitment to Islam and because of the blood that gushed forth from me because of speaking out and being critical.

“I speak on the authority of the four 357 magnum bullets from the gun that Mark Guerra gave to Quincy to shoot at me and my home and family.”

Here we are again, 27th of July, and not much has changed except the players.

Those who took up arms to apply corrective surgery to a sick society now have the same diseases as the society. Those whose intention was to change the outta-timing rhythm of society then are now playing mass (or the ass) and jumping in the same band.

That’s why I understand some reasons why Allah took us just to that point and not an inch further.

How did I come to understand this?

By looking at the behaviour of the Muslims who were involved in that militant action—this includes me—you see how the secrets of our hearts have been manifested.

Allah is most wise and knows what he knows before it occurs. He knew that to put power in the hands of a people with certain types of behaviour and lack of spirituality would only lead to dictatorship and destruction.

So I thank Allah that he has not inflicted on Trinidad and Tobago what we Muslims of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen have manifested.

This is my criticism of us, the leadership and membership of the Jamaat-al- Muslimeen.

I say this without fear or favour, I say this and include myself because I was part of that leadership, part of that Jamaat and I actively took part in attacking a wicked regime to check State terrorism.

I am not pointing any fingers at any group of persons that does not include me; I do not absolve myself because I am no better than anyone else.

So the entire Jamaat-al-Muslimeen, all of us, need to do Muhasabah, or self-criticism if the organisation is not to be relegated to the dustbin of history.

Its membership should stop being a herd of sheep, we who seem to be unaware that Mushurah (consultation) is frank and without fear. This is our political system, which is based not only on obedience and following the leader but also on supporting the leader by consultation and checking him in his excesses.

Didn’t Allah say in the Quran in referring to the true Muslim community “…those who carry out their affairs by mutual consultation…”?

I know that this assessment will not be greeted with approval by many, men and women, but it cannot be honestly challenged by anyone.

Others will say that I don’t have the right to criticise the JAM because I left it. My reply to such people is that I have as much right as anyone else in the history of the Jamaat.

If they are honest, no one can write me out of the history of the JAM (I am already seeing attempts to do just that); no one can blame me for the reasons that I left nor can anyone challenge my critique.

 

I earned that right by suffering the consequences of that assassination attempt which consigned me to a wheelchair and forever changed my life, affected my family and friends, not to mention affected me as a person.

But a long life is one that gives you time to amend, to change your ways and to make Tawbah (repent).

The only person who ever asked for my forgiveness was the shooter himself, Quincy; he sent a message to me from prison asking for my forgiveness.

As for my many friends who literally abandoned me, few have asked me for forgiveness or have reached out to help me or just to enquire how I was going. Those who have done so, I thank you.

But I carry no hate for anyone, even the main plotters who know themselves. So far, two have died and three remain in their arrogance and hostility. May they perish in that state if they don’t rectify themselves.

By their actions against me, they dishonoured themselves and opened a door of treachery that they are unable to close.

I ask Allah that the people and members of the Jamaat stop worshipping man; they must fear only Allah and seek his approval.

I wish the JAM success and I don’t want to see all that work, all that commitment and all those sacrifices disappear due to the arrogance of one or two families.

No 1 Mucurapo belongs to the members of the JAM and the Muslim Community, not to one family. Because men have paid with their lives to ensure that Muslims of African descent have a place to worship without being discriminated against.

A place to build families, to teach our children and to hand down a vibrant Islam that is relevant to the ills of this narco State, with its wicked legislators and evil social customs, a State devoid of justice for all, a State where inequality kills.

A place that will ensure a future for our youths who don’t have to run to Syria behind a false flag or be gunned down in a foolish war with Rasta City or at the hands of corrupt police officers.

We must create that space for the youths to train them to carry this Islamic Movement, not a political party, a place to make them the future leaders of Islam in a world pregnant with the signs of the Last Days.

If we don’t do that, then we have failed our youth, all of whom – not just the children of the leader – are important. Our help and support must embrace all the children of those who sacrificed to establish the JAM with all its faults and successes.

The future is in our hands; failure or success will be our doing and we cannot blame anyone else.

Peace and Bless!

An Elevator Post for my Forthcoming Book.

SHAMANISM AS A GLOBAL CULTURAL VALUE SYSTEM vs APOSTOLIC CULTURE.

One of the critical geopolitical realities of our day is The adverse effects of GLOBAL TERRORISM. This book succinctly addresses the issue from a biblical perspective. It examines the effects of global terror on the Caribbean basins tourist driven economy.

My name is Wade Bailey and I accurately predicted the rise of the Islamic State in the Caribbean, since 2003. My critical analysis though posited from an Apostolic or biblical perspective is confirmed by US Generals, various reporters from the corporate and alternative media and professors and think tanks regionally as well as internationally. One such prominent personage is Daurius Figueria author, professor and lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. If you are resident in the Caribbean, a Caribbean heritage person or just an individual who travels to the region. The information in this book might hit a chord in you. It offers relevant real world solutions and information on a wide variety of topics, not limited to global terror, but an inclusive 21st nuanced approach. It examines Hip-Hop culture and its origins, Tupac Shakur the Black Panther’s and COINTELPRO and delves into insider information and pictures from the heyday of Death Row.  

History on a global scale is examined and current events in light of bible prophecy.

If the above topics are of relevance to you then this book is for you. The Book Rastafari and its Shamanist Origins, is the work that sparked the current book in question.

A tentative release date in the Summer of 2017 is planned for the book ;  SHAMANISM AS A GLOBAL CULTURAL VALUE SYSTEM vs APOSTOLIC CULTURE.Rastafari and its Shamanist Origins

Thug Culture and it’s Hindu linkages.

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The contemporary thug messiah and prophet, Tupac Amaru Shakur.

Certain black gangsters revere the African god of war, iron, and fire Ogun, Shakur in his adaptation of gang culture also began to revere this demon god.

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The MOB Piru tattoo that Shakur had was a tacit acknowledgement of his (honorary), induction into the gang. On the ecoli.com boards there is a member with the handle MOB-Heron in honour of his uncle the original Mob Piru member Aaron “Heron” Palmer, with the moniker Heron.

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Here is a photo of Aaron Palmer aka Heron and Shakur.

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Shakur said the following of his Thug Life movement”: An interview with Shakur conducted by Rob Mariott for VIBE in 1996 for its November issue is excerpted herein it will shed light into his mindset at the time: “Are you where you wanna be right now in your career?” I’m at a point where I’m in charge. I don’t have to answer to anybody; I’m in total control. I’ve got another album droppin next month under an alias name under Makaveli.  It’s called Killuminati. I’m not the king am not the teacher or nothing like that, but I feel, like I don’t have no peers. I’ve been out less than a year, convicted of allegations that usually end niggas’ careers. Shot five times in the nuts and the head. I came out and in less than a year outsold Biggie, almost three times. I sold more records than his whole record label. Whats with this Makaveli why name yourself after a 16th century philosopher and politician? That’s what got me here my reading. It’s not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli, I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatver’s gonna make you achieve your goal. I’m gonna change the rules in this rap game. This new Makavelli album I got coming out I’m takin on niggas .It’s like my dopest album ever. Its twelve tracks. I talk about my shooting in New York. I say the names of the niggas that set me up……Everything I couldn’t say I said it in a rap. I also dis Dre, Mobb Deep. All them niggas: Jay- Z, Puffy, Biggie. My album cover is me on the cross being crucified, and the cross is the map, it’s got New York, Harlem, Brooklyn, everything. And am on the cross being crucified for keeping it real.

Nobody respects a man that don’t do for himself; so I’m here on Death Row to put my time into this army. It’s not like they got me out of jail and now I gotta do for them.

It’s because they believed in me when no one else did so now, I believe in this company when no one else will. I truly believe I’ve been blessed by God, and God walks with me. Me and my

Niggas are on some Black Jesus (expletive).  Not a new religion or anything like that but, the saint for thugs and gangstas, not killers and rapist’s but thugs. I lived and almost died for Thug Life and after that VIBE article, people said “Tupac I thought Thug Life was dead.”  Yeah but read the rest of the article. Puffy in that article gave me some advice that brought me back to the Thug Life (expletive). He said you can’t be a thug for a second or a minute and get in and out of it, you gotta be in it forever. Shakur went on to proclaim his “Black Jesus”, philosophy and indeed today he has emerged as that “saint”, of many street youth today who proudly claim him as their “prophet”.

Ogun.

I will reveal a little known secret and I hope that the young people reading this won’t take my word for it but they would research the material themselves.

 

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The Hindu demon god Kali is also a war god this demon is also portrayed as a god of iron, fire and war people must understand that the source of mythology is not human beings, but familiar spirits, that bring information to particular persons at particular times in order to influence nations and people into a particular way of life. The dominant lifestyle amongst young people worldwide today is the gangster or thug lifestyle. Alternative titles: sthaga; ṭhag; ṭhag; ṭhagī; thags; thuggee.

Thug, Hindi ṭhag, Sanskrit sthaga (“thief,” “rogue”, “concealment”, “deceiver”), member of a well-organized confederacy of professional assassins who traveled in gangs throughout India for several hundred years. (The earliest authenticated mention of the thugs is found in Ẓiyāʾ-ud-Dīn Baranī, History of Fīrūz Shāh, dated about 1356.) The thugs would insinuate themselves into the confidence of wayfarers and, when a favorable opportunity presented itself; strangle them by throwing a handkerchief or noose around their necks. They then plundered and buried them. All this was done according to certain ancient and rigidly prescribed forms and after the performance of special religious rites, in which the consecration of the pickaxe and the sacrifice of sugar formed a prominent part. Although the thugs traced their origin to seven Muslim tribes, Hindus appear to have been associated with them at an early period; at any rate, their religious creed and practices as worshipers of Kālī, the Hindu goddess of destruction, showed no influence of Islam. The fraternity possessed a jargon of its own (Ramasi) and signs by which its members recognized each other.

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There are young children globally perpetrating what Tupac and his peers made palatable to the children of the world, today the main gangster idol is, Fifty Cent. The video game Grand Theft Auto a popular series available on most of the well-known consoles is a great example of gang and street culture made palatable for mass consumption.

The game is a virtual role-playing game in which the player can play a variety of roles including the criminal role. In the game, a player can kill police, innocent civilians, some games the player can commit rape (in graphic detail) and other physical assaults on civilians, thus remaining true to the criminal friendly theme of many games on the market today. The effects that such games are having on young children today are manifold and negative, aside from their desensitizing children to violence they actually allow children to acclimate themselves psychologically to violence and to view this as normal.

This culture i.e. “Gang-culture” is now the preferred pop-cultral trend globally adapted by most youth today. Gang culture has literally transformed Caribbean life rendering, places like St Croix and St Thomas, once considered Caribbean tourist meccas economic failures within a “tourism” oriented market model. Hence NGO’s like Soualiga Youth and many others, in the (Thought Leadership) market now adapting solutions and strategies geared toward social uplift, democratization in the Caribbean context, increased regional integration, intra-cooperation and regional trade.

This article is an example of awareness building within the Caribbean as an agent, in combatting the wanton violence caused by the adaptation of , gang culture regionally through the influence of the American corporate media.