***messymandella*** Classic Story:Karlton Hines

            We adhere to street codes and live and ride for our city. When you are a “Street Star” you will remain a whisper, a legend and cautionary tale. Karlton Hines is now a Legend but he is not living. Talent, looks, and money were his traits that caught the stares and jealousy from others. That will also his downfall. Karlton,a Basketball Star that family and friends revered and perceived as a Hero knew he was a leader and a born legend. We all have a chance to get out of the hood! However, urban men are told the only practices that will gain them wealth are pimping, drug dealing or Sports. No one even attempts anything else without doubt. We are programmed to believe that these are the only components to accomplish hood wealth.

           We don’t realize that money is from other hands that know we will eventually destroy our neighborhoods forever. Someone needs our men dead, and we are helping them achieve this feat, every day.Karlton Hines played Basketball, and he knew he had the fame and admiration of everyone. He was raised in a single family neighborhood.
Karlton could be seen in PS1 Park playing at 3:00 AM.His coaches wouldn’t push his studies, because he benefited them. Game was already in front of him.

           He was under the impression that his grades were second to his ability for the game. Karlton had over 30 recruiters at a time offering him scholarships. That power and understanding of game is that the people that are left behind, sometimes want your impending failure. Karlton quit because of a disciplinary problem. He also lied about his address to play at the school of his choice. He was caught after hours breaking the rules, and instead of dealing with repercussions he left school. He quit school 4 months before graduating with his High school diploma Of course, he was attractive and had charisma that would always propel him to another level. Karlton won MVP when he was only 13 and 14. Older children were intimidated by him,because of his game with ladies, and with the courts. Karlton(nicknamed “C”)did not bite his tongue on the court. He had physical and mental strength that other ballers envied at a young age.

         Karlton was the baby,but garnered more attention than his older brothers, and street soldiers in the game! Karlton could have made millions legally, but he couldn’t leave the hood values and backwards mentallity. His brothers were not blessed to receive Karltons gift of street intelligence,that would later be his curse. He was 6’5 and athletic, cocky and was given every persons admiration, and full attention.

       He loved the “Stage!” Yes, the hood has its on stage and community that is the mecca of the dealers, players, and goldiggers.

        They know how to get chose, and be seen. Once you get chose to be a part of “The Life” you are too afraid to leave what you know to be morally incorrect.

         In the hood it only takes a “New York Minute” to change your entire life. Karlton and his friend were walking from the store. They were in an altercation with a neighborhood friend “Tweedy” and “Tweedy” pulled out a knife. Karlton defended himself with a bottle, it went across the neck, of “Tweedy” and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Karlton stayed on the run for 11 days. He was arrested but later set free, because it was ruled self defense.

        Karlton walks out a free man, but that one moment changed his entire life. He was damaged to recruiters, and already entered the system and his life had a few limitations. He could no longer be a Hood Celebrity by the Basketball Game, so he the chose the other side of the game.

         Karlton’s street soldiers had him walking around with thousands in his pockets. He could not forget his hood. “Duncan Hines” had that rush of adrenaline and that mental choice to be the Legend. He didn’t want basketball to infiltrate his street credibility. He chose to leave his talent, and go for the blood money. Karlton decided to walk further into the pit of destruction. His looks and personality started to change.

         He also blamed Coach, old teachers, everyone for not having his back, and he was too ashamed to go back to school, he went further in the drug game!

PETER “PISTOL PETE” ROLLOCK

Pistol Pete and the Blood affiliated Sex, Money and Murder gang were the scourge of the Soundview section of the Bronx back in the day. In his teens and into his early twenties Pistol Pete acquired a reputation as a ruthless killer, who made millions in the drug game in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was known as one of the most feared and powerful men in New York during the crack era, who could get people killed with his word alone. His influence and organization stretched south from the city’s five boroughs reaching out and touching states all across the eastern seaboard. Pistol Pete was one of Soundview’s Original Gangsters, setting the bar high for his hood and the Northeast Bronx. – Gorilla Convict http://www.gorillaconvict.com/peter-pistol-pete-rollock-2/

One thing some don’t understand about “The Game” is that you always are competing. You only live once, but someone is always ready to shoot you, and make an example of you, and tarnish your legacy. What you build is a charade of evil and an “Execution chamber” This game will never have a winner. Karlton Hines found that out the hard way, with his friend Carlos. Pistol Pete who is know serving Life stole Karlton’s chance at a new life. karlton Hines was 25 years old when he died. He was found with $5000.00 in his pockets. It’s a game that we will not win. No matter how many times we live it and remember it,we hope it will be diffrent. Karlton Hines died on April 8th , 1994 and that money in his pocket could not keep him breathing, so what did it give him?

We are getting caught up in these movies, and images, and giving props to men behind a cell who can’t even go outside when they want, but we idolize them. We even study where they went wrong, so we won’t make that mistake. No one wins the game, and it is a trap. Karlton Hines is in a casket and Pistol Pete is in a a cot on a box with stories and commissary. We are destroying our own existence and making single moms raise the babies without knowledge on how to make a man survive. Karlton Hines chose the wrong game to gain fame. Even though we know, no one wins in the game but everyone thinks they will be different…

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NEW: Drake Releases A Short Film To Divert (ALL) Attention From Kendrick Lamar!***messymandella***

 
The internal and external struggle between   Kendrick Lamar  and Drake began  after Kendrick’s diss that proved he didn’t have Google Maps. Kendrick Lamar claimed to be the “King Of New York” while opening up cable bills in Compton, California.
 

 
 
Yup, no Google maps…
 
People seem to forget Big Sean’s verse  in the song “Control” and the fact that it was Big Sean‘s song.
 
     Kendrick’s verse in “Control” aimed at the new class of rappers and autotune singers  in the game. Those lyrics ruffled the Canadian’s feathers. Drake’s eyebrows  made it clear that “Nothing Was The Same.”
 
      Now that Kendrick Lamar has killed the scene with his “Blacker The Berry” joint, Drake must retaliate.
 
This short film is captivating to anyone that has 15 extra minutes to spare!
 

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Troy Davis’s Vindication Mandatory! It is Time To Get The Wrongfully Accused, Exonerated.***messymandella***

Sadly, an innocent man is dead and the justice system that was obligated to safeguard the innocent by due process ignored evidence and hopefully they have nightmares for being a part of his death. They will never be able to explain how they killed an innocent man,Troy Davis with all the changing and inconsistent facts that proved he was innocent of the case,was executed. He was sentenced to prison and now deceased, without any justice, and it is too late for remorse,but not too late for vindication for his stolen life.

Now the government have swept injustice,cohesion, and murder underneath the rug, even with the substantial evidence against his innocence, his pleas for his life still fell on deaf ears.

It was easier to murder Troy Davis than to admit that the police’s investigation could not completely condemn this man, and that the indictment inaccurate and that the witnesses were not as credible as the prosecution would want you to believe.

 

Troy Davis case

Th Troy Davis case (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our justice system and corrupt government saved George Zimmerman, and Casey Anthony, but unjustly condemned Troy Davis.

When you are was in the wrong place at the wrong time, you find yourself in a life changing situation, and in this case the unfortunate situations, led to Troy Davis’s death.

Troy Davis’s execution should at least vindicate him after his death,for a police officer’s murder, that he did not commit.

However, once the actual details were hidden and because of the cohesion of the media and determination to conceal the facts took priority of punishing the TRUE killer.

This alleged killer life was destroyed! the wrong man was a victim, but not a killer, and that falsehood destroyed his livelihood.

Troy was convicted before he even entered the court room, by the media and the bereaved town that only wanted to execute punishment on a cop killer.

Our society has an habitual and relentless determination to close a murder case, just to vindicate death of a policeman even if the community and public have room for doubt.

Troy Davis fit the profile, but where was the proof?

Once additional information regarding the murder of Policeman Mark MacPhail, was leaked Troy should have been cleared of all charges.

He should have been a martyr, but instead he was a murder victim.

Now Troy and Mark the deceased officer, are no longer among the living and neither one of these men deserved their violent death.

Could the public have reached out for more support?

The public marched and pleaded for his life to be spared, as we did for Trayvon and Mike but in the end that courtroom is the point of view that counts in the end.

WIKIPEDIA:

On the evening of August 18, 1989, Davis attended a pool party in the Cloverdale neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia. As he left the party with his friend Daryl Collins, the occupants of a passing car yelled obscenities. A bullet was fired at the passing car[8] and Michael Cooper, a passenger, was struck in the jaw.[9] Davis and Collins then went to a pool hall on Oglethorpe Avenue in the Yamacraw Village section of Savannah.[10]

Later that evening, Davis and Collins proceeded to the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant on Oglethorpe Avenue, not far from the pool hall.[10] There they encountered Sylvester “Redd” Coles arguing with a homeless man, Larry Young, over alcohol.[8][11]

At about 1:15 am on August 19, 1989, Mark MacPhail, an off-duty police officer working as a security guard, attempted to intervene in the pistol-whipping of Young at the parking lot.[12] MacPhail was shot twice: once through the heart and once in the face. He did not draw his gun.[8][11][13][14] Bullets and shell casings which were determined to have come from a .38-caliber pistol were retrieved from the crime scene. Witnesses to the shooting agreed that a man in a white shirt had struck Young and then shot MacPhail.[8]

On August 19, Coles told Savannah Police he had seen Davis with a .38-caliber pistol, and that Davis had assaulted Young.[8][15] The same evening, Davis drove to Atlanta with his sister.[8][15] In the early morning of August 20, 1989, Savannah Police searched the Davis home and seized a pair of Davis’s shorts, found in a clothes dryer and reportedly stained with blood.[16][17] Davis’s family began negotiating with police, motivated by concerns about his safety; local drug dealers were making death threats because the police dragnet seeking Davis had disrupted their business.[15][18] On August 23, 1989, Davis returned to Savannah, surrendered himself to police and was charged with MacPhail’s murder.[15]

No one wanted to discuss the factual information, because it was easier to take Troy Davis’s legacy and tarnish it with lies.

If Troy’s death would have incorporated later obtained with instead of palatability, instead of theory, he would be alive today.

Troy’s death sentence was necessary and hastily done in some cases to convict someone and to hide the corruption

and create more attention and man power to find the real murderer of the late police officer, Mark MacPhil.

Troy and Mark still need justice, compensation and to make the outcome right. Troy prayed for his killers moments before his death.

English: M1 of Dead Prez speaking at a rally f...

English: M1 of Dead Prez speaking at a rally for death row prisoner Troy Davis – Union Square, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The judicial system would rather concede than to demonstrate one inking of regret for stealing Troy’s life.

The media also were to blame for the bias treatment that Troy Davis was powerless to fight.

When you are behind bars, it is almost impossible, even sometimes a fairytale that you may receive the justice you wish for while being in confinement.

Many try but it is a difficult fight to present your case with very little resources because his credibility already was portrayed in a negative light, and no one reaches out to free an alleged cop killer.

Our court system would rather execute an innocent man, than admit that they were wrong and crucified a man’s legacy,

chance to raise a family, or in this case, just live to see another day and to vindicate his innocence.

 

 

 

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