This is a reader’s unfiltered and unverified posting in response to the Grape Street Crips and Councilwoman Janice Hahn controversy. Since it’s already available in the comment section of the item headlined Janice Hahn’s gang tattoos, it may as well be visible to everyone while it is being checked out.
The basic facts are in the record. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo sought an injunction on Feb. 15 — an action that was announced in a press release and not at a news conference as the reader states — to close down a PCP drug house in Watts and won a judgment shutting down the drug house on April 3. The Los Angeles Times reported on March 27 that 13 Grape Street Crips were indicted on PCP charges.
Clearly, there is more to the story that Fox News broke last week.
Hey Ron -
The name of the “gang leader/drug dealer” who had the confidential LAPD
computer printout in his private vehicle … Alphonso Foster. (And he
was released from the police station that night)
Turns out that he was recently indicted and arrested in connection with
one of the largest liquid PCP seizures in US history (40 gallons) which
occurred in Missouri in 2006. He is in federal custody now. He was
working with and for Internal Affairs to set up Moreno and Garcia and
get them removed from the Jordan Downs Housing Projects.
Deputy Chief Berkow tried to get the City Attorney’s Office to remove
Alphonso Foster from the Grape Street Crip injunction list by going
through DCA Marty Vranicar. The C/A’s Office did not remove Foster
from the list and retained the injunction violation case that Foster
had pending in court.
C/A Delgadillo was then seeing how the Moreno/Garcia lawsuit was
evolving into a real bad situation for the city of LA (his office led
by DCA Beth Orellana is defending the City in federal court against
Moreno and Garcia). Delgadillo then made a self-serving move. He
knew that Foster was indicted and to be arrested so he made a large
public spectacle of closing down Foster’s mom’s house at 10330 Lou
Dillon in Watts, deeming it a gang house and drug producing location
for the Grape Street Crips. It was a major press conference in
The problem is that prior to this move, Delgadillo’s office “dumped” or
threw out at least 40 pending injunction violation cases against Grape
Street Crip gang members. There was no viable reason for the dismissal
of these cases other than they were Grape Street Crip gang members.
Oh, and one last thing. On Chris Blatchford’s video report, he showed
an arrest report for an “interventionist” named Marlo Jones. Jones was
arrested in Southeast Division in February 2008 for violation of the
Grape Street Crip gang injunction.
Jones was ordered to be released from jail on his own recognizance
(“OR”) without posting bail. On gang cases and especially injunction
cases, “OR” releases are not granted because the gang member could
leave custody and go right back to the targeted area.
The LAPD official giving the order for Jones’ release was LT Davenport,
Southeast Division. Somebody might want to check with that guy as what
possessed him to do that.
So, a drug dealer working with certain cops to remove some good cops
who are screwing up his drug business … cases getting dismissed for
no viable reason … special people” getting “special privileges”
because of who they are connected to … all of this in the best
interests of a particular street gang and their criminal enterprise.
Good thing that the Department is still under the consent decree.
Ahh Corruption …… don’t you just love it ?