Rangers Vs Crips: The 1989 Ash Street Shootout

Rangers Vs Crips: The 1989 Ash Street Shootout


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On today’s Failure to Stop breakdown, Mike the Cop and Eric Tansey discuss the crazy Ash Street Shootout of 1989 between some old Army Rangers and the Crips. They are joined by Disrupters host BC Sanders to color in information about gangs as well! In an attempt to clean up his neighborhood and protect his home, tensions between the newcomer and The Crips had reached a boiling point. That man’s name is Bill Foulk. Bill Foulk, a US Army Ranger led a group of Army buddies in a defensive stand against the gangsters. The results was a ten minute, 300 round, Rangers versus Crips, full on battle. Bullet rattled windows and the evening of Sept. 23, 1989 turned the Tacoma Hilltop into a national bulls-eye, an emblem of unrest.

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