An article in the Star Tribune talks about the "culture of retribution" which claimed the life of 5-year-old Nizzel George, click here.
This blogger thinks there is more going on than tit-for-tat retribution. Looking hard at the affiliations of a number of dead and arrested individuals, it appears there are two sides in a gang war. And Kalvin White, the latest North Minneapolis homicide victim, probably had an affiliation with one of those sides. Note the picture published above, which almost looks like an album cover. Note how a six-pointed star is embedded in the design of the little silver logo.
That ain't because he's Jewish, folks. Six pointed stars are commonly used by gangs upon one side of a great gang divide. Five pointed stars are used by gangs on the OTHER side of the divide, including the "Moes," a name associated with the Almight Black P-Stones, as previously discussed.
So over here on one side, you have "Moes," a name used by Almighty Black P-Stones. Whether these Moes are "genuine P-Stones" associated with the Chicago based gang is an open question, but what does it matter? The bullets are real and some actual or aspirational affiliation with Almighty Black P-Stones ("Moes") is clearly present when somebody like Julian Anderson, age 15, accused in the Nizzel George Murder, goes by the street name "Funny Moe." He didn't pick that name out of a hat.
Therefore let's call one side "Moes."
Over here, on this side, you have...
Well, who do you have? Who are the Moes going to war against?
I'd love to answer that question. Right now, I can see two sides (the "Moe" side) but I can only clearly and confidently determine the self-proclaimed identity of one side.
But based on the use of a 6-pointed star in this image, Kalvin White was does not appear to be linked with the "Moes," who use a 5-pointed star.
A behind-the-scenes researcher sent me...
...links to two Facebook pages associated with Kalvin White. The first one is his own personal page which existed before his death, click here. The second one is another page, somewhat more promotional in nature, where a sort of "damn, why did God take you so soon?" tribute has been written by "40 the prince," though at this point it's obviously another user besides Kalvin with access to the account.
Looking at photos posted on these pages, it doesn't take long to see a gang affiliation shouted out. But who is doing the shouting?
Here is one of the photos from the tribute page which (thank goodness) is in a section CLEARLY LABELED "photos of 40 the prince," which designates Kalvin White and, to some degree, members of his musical group. (Note the "40 the prince" label on his Facebook profile photo, above)
Comments posted on the photo are as follows:
The references to "stone" and "moe" appear to reference "Almighty P-Stone Nation," a group affiliated with Julian "Funny Moe" Anderson, accused shooter in the Nizzel George homicide. Anderson, who is 15 years old and has not yet been publicly named by authorities, has been identified by this blog.
HOWEVER, the Moes use a FIVE pointed star. In the image at the top, we can see a SIX pointed star. So what was the point of the comments about "Moe" and "Stone love" left on that Facebook photo?
More photos from Kalvin White's Facebook page to be published and commented upon when I can accomplish that, in the meantime Facebook users can give themselves the "lurker's tour" by using the links above.