Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips Gang Member Found Guilty in Federal Trial


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

(The following is based on a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.)

On Saturday, a federal court jury found 29-year old Anthony Washington, a Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips gang member guilty of three charges. The relatively quick three day trial concluded on Friday.

Washington was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, and illegal possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Los Angeles Police Department Officers arrested Washington in January 2006. Washington was prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative, a joint partnership between Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the United States Attorney’s Office, and local law enforcement agencies.

Washington, a multi-convicted felon will be sentenced later this year. He is facing a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison without the chance for parole.

“We are very pleased with the verdict today. ATF will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to target violent gang members that infect the streets of Los Angeles,” said John A. Torres, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Los Angeles Field Division.

The Rollin 30′s turf is located in the southwest section of Los Angeles. The well-entrenched street gang is known to engage in narcotics trafficking, home invasion robberies and firearms trafficking. ATF arrested eight members of the gang in March 2007, and an additional 24 members in October 2008.

The Rollin’ 30′s are a Crip gang originally called themselve the Harlem Godfathers in the South Central section of Los Angeles, California in the mid 1970s. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, they possess the second largest territory of all black gangs in Los Angeles with only the Eight Tray Crips covering a larger territory.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the new editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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