California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters unhinged her jaw on last Thursday’s episode of Showtime’s late night talk show Desus & Mero, exposing herself as a serpent in human form.
She claimed that President Donald Trump fell short on integrity when compared to infamous violent street gangs like the Crips and Bloods.
“This guy is a street player,” Waters said. “This is a flawed character, and I’ve never seen anything like this. I mean, he’s a guy that has conned folks, he has flirted with gangsters. I have worked in some of the toughest communities.
“I’ve worked with gangs. I’ve worked with Crips. I’ve worked with Bloods. And there’s more integrity in many of these young people in the hood than this man has,” she said.
It is truly shocking that Waters can be so flippant about murderous gangs that have influenced generations of African American youth to kill, maim and destroy their communities — just to slander Trump. The gangs of Los Angeles have used violence for decades to quash long-running feuds, beefs and perceived disrespect.
They have also been associated with crime rings that orchestrate robberies and other forms of criminal activity. She wants to brand her political enemy with a demonstrably false characterization that has no connection to the president’s very public life story.
Waters is currently in her 15th term in the House and has served since 1991, the year before the Los Angeles riots erupted in 1992. She was elected to represent California’s 29th District.
She has been serving as the representative for California’s 43rd congressional district since 2013. The district is located in the southern part of Los Angeles County and includes portions of the cities of Los Angeles and Torrance.
Under her leadership the culture of gang violence has proliferated. Los Angeles is now home to over 100 rival gangs including the Crips and Bloods, the East Coast Crips, the Hoovers and the Eight Trays.
The killing of rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle last year, a member of the Rollin’ 60s Crips, sparked a fleeting desire to bring the warring factions together.
Community peace activists said the outpouring of grief after Hussle’s March 31 death made it possible to talk more openly about bringing an end to the cycle of violence.
Last June they held a ‘cease-fire summit’ at the Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church in Compton. At that time more than twenty-four people had been killed in a flare-up between two gangs, the Swamp Crips and the Bloods-affiliated Campanella Park Pirus. They agreed to stay away from each other’s territory and stop shooting at people.
The goal was to “orchestrate a non-aggression agreement, NOT a truce or peace treaty,” according to a flyer which included a hashtag meaning “If someone isn’t messing with you, then don’t mess with them.” A truce in gang culture means opening the door to friendship, not just a cease-fire.
Attempts to bring peace appear to have failed. Another rising rapper, twenty- year-old Pop Smoke, was killed last Wednesday. The Los Angeles Police Department is treating his death investigation as a gang-related homicide because of his affiliation with the Crips in New York City.
In a song Armed N Dangerous, released on February 7, 2020, he rapped “Everybody know I’m Crip.” He cancelled a performance just three days before he was killed, fearing it would attract gang members.
These gangs should not be used as grist for Waters’ political mill. Lives are being snuffed out on a daily basis in her district and offering platitudes to them has not stemmed the flow of blood in the streets. The congresswoman should focus on the actual gang activity in her own backyard instead of using all her time trying to tarnish and investigate the president.