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Streets and Scholars is a one of a kind podcast hosted by an ex-con who had been sentenced to over 15 years in prison in both the California Department of Corrections and the Federal BOP. He hails from Lynwood / Compton and represented Cross Atlantic Piru, but now he is family man, husband, father and a podcast co-host. He is matched up with a co-host that grew up in the mean streets of Los Angeles, but managed to avoid prison, went on to graduate from the University of Southern California and became a professor. Welcome Frank ”FG” Thornton & Alex Alonso’s podcast, STREETS & SCHOLARS, where they discuss current street issues, provide hip-hop commentary, cover the latest criminal justice topics, and discuss how race and place impact our everyday experience. Tap in!

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Streets and Scholars is a one of a kind podcast hosted by an ex-con who had been sentenced to over 15 years in prison in both the California Department of Corrections and the Federal BOP. He hails from Lynwood / Compton and represented Cross Atlantic Piru, but now he is family man, husband, father and a podcast co-host. He is matched up with a co-host that grew up in the mean streets of Los Angeles, but managed to avoid prison, went on to graduate from the University of Southern California and became a professor. Welcome Frank ”FG” Thornton & Alex Alonso’s podcast, STREETS & SCHOLARS, where they discuss current street issues, provide hip-hop commentary, cover the latest criminal justice topics, and discuss how race and place impact our everyday experience. Tap in!

    Superbowl brotha verse brotha, Tyre Nichols killed by police gang, and DJ Mustard getting divorced (EP50)

    Superbowl brotha verse brotha, Tyre Nichols killed by police gang, and DJ Mustard getting divorced (EP50)

    In this episode 50 of Streets and Scholars with Frank "FG" Thornton and Alex Alonso they discuss: 
    - The Philadelphia Eagles did win a Superbowl in recent years, Superbowl  LII
    - Historic Superbowl from Doug Williams in 1998, to Patrick Mahomes verse  Jalen Hurts. Has the NFL racially discriminated against black athletes playing quarterback? 
    - How much prison time would you trade for donating an organ. State Rep. from Massachusetts want to introduce a bill that incentivize prison inmates to donate bone marrow or organs for reduced prison time. 
    -DJ Mustard filed for divorce from his long time girlfriend of 10 years and wife for 2-years. After three kids their marriage is over and the wife wanted $80,000 per month for child support and alimony.  
    -Tyre Nichols was beat to death by a Memphis police gang called SCORPION.  And SCORPION stood for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods. That unit was immediately disbanded by the Memphis Police department.
     
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    * Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars 
    * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 
    * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/
    FIND us on Youtube:
    * Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs
    * Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw
    * FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED
    * Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101
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    * StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Cowboys choke, they forgot Shanquella, killing at Victorville prison and $50 million for Keenan Anderson’s family | Streets & Scholars (EP49)

    Cowboys choke, they forgot Shanquella, killing at Victorville prison and $50 million for Keenan Anderson’s family | Streets & Scholars (EP49)

    In this episode 49 of Streets and Scholars with Frank "FG" Thornton and Alex Alonso they discuss: 
    - (00:15) FG's Dallas Cowboys choked in the playoffs ending their season. Its been damn near 30 years since they won a title. 
    - (05:59) How does FG feel about the Cowboys after the racist photo from 1957 of owner Jerry Jones in group of other white racist kids blocking black students in Little Rock, Arkansas? 
    - It seems as if the Shanquella Robinson investigation just fizzled. Mexican police claimed that there is interest in one of Shanquella's friend, but as of January 2023 no one has been arrested. 
    - DJ Pat (Patrick Xavier Clark) who was arrested in the killing of rapper Take Off from the Migos, bailed out on $1 million. 
    -(26:00) More Oath Keepers found guilty on seditious conspiracy for the January 6 Capital riots. This is the 5th trial in US history prosecuting this charge totaling 12 people.  
    - Three inmates at Victorville Federal prison plead guilty this week to second degree murder of another inmate, Javier Sandez, that was killed on October 1, 2013. Four inmates involved was Aurelio "Augie" Patino of Riverside who was serving 16 months, Christopher "Sneaky" Ruiz, 48 of San Diego who was serving 10 years, Jose "Torch" Villegas  41 of Los Angeles who was serving 15-years and Adilson "Shanky" Reyes, 37 of Los Angeles was serving 135 months. Reyes was not part of this deal and the other three are scheduled to be sentence on June 12, 2023. 
    -(01:00:00) The LAPD has released extended footage of their fatal tazing of Keenan Anderson. It appears that Keenan was suffering from either a mental health crisis or an over dose of drugs or both. But could the LAPD have done a better job at subduing him and getting him into custody? 
     
     
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    * Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars 
    * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 
    * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/
    FIND us on Youtube:
    * Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs
    * Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw
    * FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED
    * Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101
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    * StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    LA County Jail’s High Power and Tory Lanez, Dre sues politician, and robber gets killed during robbery | Streets & Scholars (EP48)

    LA County Jail’s High Power and Tory Lanez, Dre sues politician, and robber gets killed during robbery | Streets & Scholars (EP48)

    In this episode 48 of Streets and Scholars with Frank "FG" Thornton and Alex Alonso they discuss: 
    * In episode 48 we discussed Tory Lanez being incarcerated in the Los Angeles County jail after his conviction of shooting Megan Thee Stallion. Celebrities such as Tory are held in the "High Power" section of the jail. In this episode we talked with Isaac Pedroza (02:31) who spent 5-years in LA County jail's High Power and he explains this section of the jail. 
    * How did Julie Hudson, 31, (15:08) who lives in Philadelphia get arrested for a crime that occurred in Webster, Texas a state that she had never been too? She spent one week in a Philadelphia jail before they figured out she was innocent. Does this warrant a law suit? If so how much money can Julie get? 
    * Dr. Dre (Andre Young) (24:16) has sued Congress women Majorie Taylor Greene for using his music without properly licensing it from his company.  Green is considered an extremely divisive and racially insensitive politician that has been a strong supporter of Donald Trump
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annabetts/dr-dre-marjorie-taylor-green-cease-desist
    * Rapper Meek Mill (29:01)was pardon by the governor of Pennsylvania for a 2008 drug and gun arrest that has impacted his life for 10 years. Gov. Tom Wolf  pardoned almost 369 former defendants last week. The impact of joint suspended sentences and clemency and pardons are discussed. 
    * Eric Eugene Washington (45:02) who was black, was shot and killed in a restaurant that he was robbing when a patron pulled his weapon and shot him nine times. This shooting was captured on video which showed Washington robbing each person in the restaurant and before he left, a white patron shot him in the back multiple times. After, the shooter learned that Washington was actually using a fake gun. Should the shooter be charged or was he justified?   
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO54t_NFUQ8
    FIND us on INSTAGRAM
    * Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars 
    * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 
    * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/
    FIND us on Youtube:
    * Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs
    * Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw
    * FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED
    * Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101
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    * StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    David Kenner is with Tory Lanez, Young Thug’s trial and officers fired for sexual misconduct | Streets & Scholars (EP47)

    David Kenner is with Tory Lanez, Young Thug’s trial and officers fired for sexual misconduct | Streets & Scholars (EP47)

    In this episode 47 of Streets and Scholars with Frank "FG" Thornton and Alex Alonso they discuss: 
    * (00:45) Why is David Kenner falsely accusing Alex Alonso for recording Tory Lanez most recent court hearing?   
    * (15:30) Young Thug's trial is under way in Judge Glanville's court. They are in the jury selection process for the RICO case against Young Slime Life (YSL) and multiple defendants. Many potential jurors have expressed concerns about not being able to afford to do their civic duty. 
    * (22:20) NFL player and Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin who suffered cardiac arrest during a game with the Bengal last week is recovering ahead of schedule. Will he be back on the foot ball field again? 
    * (32:25) A Los Angeles motorist, Feezy Lebron, was threatened by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies and a deputy actually threatened to shoot and kill the motorist who had his hands up. Deputy body cam footage captured the tense moment.  The traffic stop escalated as the deputy points a handgun towards Lebron as he is seated with both hands raised.
    https://ktla.com/news/local-news/body-cam-footage-shows-viral-traffic-stop-involving-rapper-in-south-los-angeles/
    *(54:13) Should a street person file a complaint against the police for violating your rights? Id this considered snitching? 
    *(58:10) Police officer from La Vergne, Tennessee, Maegan Hall, was involved in multiple sexual relationships with six other police officers. Five people have been fired: patrol officer Maegan Hall, patrol officer Juan Lugo Perez, Sgt. Lewis Powell, detective Seneca Shields and Sgt. Henry Ty McGowan. Tap in to hear out perspective on this.  
    https://www.newschannel5.com/news/la-vergne-officials-address-sexual-misconduct-among-police-officers-after-scathing-report
       
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    * Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars 
    * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 
    * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/
    FIND us on Youtube:
    * Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs
    * Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw
    * FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED
    * Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101
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    * StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Madd Ronald explains how and why his 2020 Georgia RICO case ends in a deal | Streets & Scholars (EP46)

    Madd Ronald explains how and why his 2020 Georgia RICO case ends in a deal | Streets & Scholars (EP46)

    In this episode 46 of Streets and Scholars with Frank "FG" Thornton and Alex Alonso they discuss: 
    * NFL player and Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field during a showdown on Monday with the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was postponed in the first quarter after Hamlin suffered collapsed on the field. 
    * (15:20) Ronald "Madd Ronald" Chatman from Los Angeles was indicted in a Georgia RICO case dubbed, "Operation Caged Doves" in 2020, but he has decided to take a deal on that case rather than fighting it in trial. 
    * (18:26) We play back portions of the 2020 Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) press conference announcing the indictment that charged Madd Ronald, who was identified as a the ring of an Atlanta street gang that he was not a part of. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTEJXyZcROA
    * (28:09) Madd Ronald decided to take a deal.  
    * (32:20) Mad Ronald calls in from the Upson County jail in Georgia and explains why he decided to take a deal for five years after being threatened with 30 years in prison for crimes he had absolutely no part of. 
    * (1:00:40) How serious is the YSL (Young Slime Life) RICO indictment in Georgia if the just released Gunna, a defendant that the prosecution refused bail and called him a threat to society. 
    * (1:06:20) We recently dropped all the exhibits in the Tory Lanez case, including the jail house call, and other evidence presented.
    https://www.streetgangs.com/news/010123-torylanez-exhibits/
     
    If you want to advertise on Streets & Scholars contact [STEF (@) streetgangs . com ] to receive our media packet. 
    FIND us on INSTAGRAM
    * Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars 
    * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 
    * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/
    FIND us on Youtube:
    * Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs
    * Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw
    * FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED
    * Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101
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    * StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tory Lanez found guilty of all three charges in Megan Thee Stallion shooting | Streets & Scholars (EP45)

    Tory Lanez found guilty of all three charges in Megan Thee Stallion shooting | Streets & Scholars (EP45)

    In this episode 45 of Streets and Scholars with Frank "FG" Thornton and Alex Alonso they discuss: 
    * Florida man, Sheldon Junior Alexander, 34, was caught with 118 pounds of cocaine that the Sheriff claim was worth $9 million. He was pulled over  for speeding on I-95 in Florence County and police found $182,000 in cash and a handgun also.  
    https://myfox8.com/news/south-carolina/118-pounds-of-cocaine-found-after-murder-suspect-out-on-bond-pulled-over-in-south-carolina-deputies-say/
     
    * Which police departments are the most deadly in California? Up North the Vallejo Police have the highest killing rate and in Southern California, the San Bernardino Police department have the highest rate of killing. 
    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/vallejo-police-highest-rate-of-residents-shot-per-capita-in-northern-california-nbc-bay-area-probes-causes/190344/
    * Daystar "Tory Lanez" Peterson was found guilty last Friday on all three counts, assault with firearm, negligent discharge of firearm, and possession of unregistered firearm. What was the main evidence that pointed towards guilt. 
     
    Watch all updates to Tory Lanez (Daystar Peterson) trial:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQwhRJvmotyHZJfJkye7tv2PCjLBhvVtB
     
    If you want to advertise on Streets & Scholars contact [STEF (@) streetgangs . com ] to receive our media packet. 
    FIND us on INSTAGRAM
    * Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars 
    * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 
    * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/
    FIND us on Youtube:
    * Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs
    * Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw
    * FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED
    * Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101
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    * StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

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