The LAPD Names Suge Knight in Gang Crackdown
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 08:31:47
Suge Knight has lashed out at an LAPD report claiming he's a member of Compton's Mob Piru gang. As a result of the citywide campaign, Knight and other alleged gang members are not allowed in the streets of Compton after 10 p.m.
"This is crazy," Knight told the Los Angeles Times, saying he thought it was a publicity stunt. "I'm a 42-year-old businessman, not a gang member. I don't even live in Compton anymore. This injunction lists people who are already in jail—and at least one guy who is long dead."
While his Death Row Records label helped launch the careers of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Knight was in and out of jail in the late '90s and early '00s. One of his last prison sentences was in December of 2002—a probation violation stemming from... associating with gang members.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff