Showing posts with label Suge Knight. Show all posts
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Read Russell Poole's final words on #Tupac & #Biggie murders 

Written by former LAPD Detective Russell Poole and Michael Douglas Carlin.

On September 7th, 1996 Suge Knight was driving a BMW in Las Vegas with Tupac Shakur in the passenger seat. A White Cadillac pulled alongside the car and 13 bullets were fired all over the car. Tupac Shakur was struck multiple times and a bullet lodged in his lung. Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996 from wounds sustained from the crime.

The shooting occurred in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the assumed jurisdiction.

If there was a conspiracy to kill Tupac then the jurisdiction is where the conspiracy began.

Death Row Records was headquartered in Los Angeles, County so if the conspiracy occurred in LA County then Los Angeles Police, Sheriffs, and the DA’s office have clear jurisdiction.


Evidence examined includes: the records from the Tupac and Biggie LAPD investigation; the Death Row Records Bankruptcy Filings; the Christopher Wallace Estate's civil trial against the City of Los Angeles for wrongful death; secret tape recordings made by bodyguard Frank Alexander in the immediate aftermath of the Shakur shooting; FBI Released Files; various other files, audio and video recordings; and a confession letter written in 1998 that was given to Fox 11 journalist Chris Blatchford.

1.     Reggie Wright disarmed all security guards on the night of the shooting. This was a break from the normal protocol when guarding artists in Las Vegas.
2.     Michael Moore refused the order and insisted on carrying his weapon. He was removed from guarding Tupac Shakur and was ordered to Club 662 where he was to stay close to Reggie Wright. 3.     Michael Moore spoke of standing next to Reggie Wright in front of Club 662 at the time of the shooting and hearing “Got ‘em” coming over the radio. A radio is significant because it implies that there were spotters as well as shooters. This also makes this just like the Biggie Smalls Murder. (See below - Listen especially from 3:40 on).

4.     "'Em" probably refers to both Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight. With 13 shots being fired the shooters probably really thought they “Got ’em”. The Shooting was an immediate failure. Tupac wasn’t killed and Suge was only hit by a bullet fragment.
5.     Bodyguard Frank Alexander was told to lie about the Orlando Anderson incident by Reggie Wright. He told investigators that Orlando had grabbed Tupac’s chain earlier in the evening breaking the chain. That incident morphed into the Orlando Anderson Chain Grab Narrative at the Lakewood Mall. Frank Alexander came clean with Las Vegas Investigators and he was told by the Los Angeles DA’s office and Death Row Records Associates that his life was now in danger. Those conversations were secretly recorded by Frank Alexander. (We have copies of these recordings).
6.     According to the Biggie Smalls Civil Trial Reggie Wright is a suspect in the murder of Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls aka The Notorious BIG.
7.     Reggie Wright Jr. shows up at every one of the interviews of Death Row Records insiders by Las Vegas Police. Brent Becker Interview From Tupac Assassination
8.     Reggie Wright Jr. reveals that off-duty LAPD police worked for Wrightway Security on Death Row Records assignments. Reggie Wright Deposition. (See image below).
9.     David Kenner rented home of Larry Longo through Frank Longo - Larry's son. Kenner then moves Suge Knight into the home setting up a clear conflict of interest. Larry Longo is fired but cleared of any wrongdoing. The maneuver was clearly orchestrated by Kenner to get Suge’s probation violated in a way that judges abhor. This incident sealed Suge’s fate and he was sentenced to nine years in prison.
10. Chuck Philips wrote about conflict of interest with Larry Longo putting the final nails in Suge Knights probation violation.
11. It is clear in the aftermath of the Tupac and Suge Shooting on September 7, 1996 that Suge Knight no longer trusted Reggie Wright to handle his security. He uses his homeboys instead – a fact that Reggie Wright conveys through Kevin Lewis to LAPD Senior Lead Ken Knox. Using convicted felons as security was a violation of Suge’s probation. Reggie Wright also tells Knox directly that Suge has been traveling out of the country – another probation violation. Reggie is trying desperately to get Suge’s probation revoked. From Knox detailed notes.
12. David Kenner bungled Suge's probation hearing sealing Suge's fate in being incarcerated. When they couldn't kill Suge they conspired to send him away.
13. Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls is murdered on a Los Angeles street. The murder is committed to further galvanize the East Coast/West Coast feud and throw investigators off of the trail of actual murderers in Tupac Shakur's murder. The murder may have also been used by Wright to get back into Suge’s good graces.
14. Experience modification from Tupac's murder to Biggie's murder. Gang kids used for Tupac's murder with regular ammo and a wide pattern of bullets. Biggie's murder used a professional assassin with armor piercing ammunition and a tight pattern with almost same drive by tactics. (See Below).
15. Detective Russell Poole met with resistance inside of LAPD to fully investigate the murder of Christopher Wallace, and to fully investigate corruption of Officer Kevin Gaines by department leadership. He later is pulled off of the cases and reassigned and eventually pushed out of the department. His reports on the incidents are gutted and much of the information disappears along with Frank Lygga's personnel package. "Controversial Det. Frank Lyga said he once threatened to reveal to the media that his 1997 shooting of fellow cop Kevin Gaines was 'a sanction[ed] hit on Gaines by LAPD,' according to a memo purported to be written by an LAPD officer to Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger, documenting a talk Lyga gave at the L.A. Police Academy late last year. - LA Weekly 
16. Reggie Wright Jr. was second in command at Death Row Records and ended up running record label after Suge was incarcerated by maneuvering himself into that position. The chaos at Death Row Records that began October 22nd when Suge is arrested and put in jail, ends when Wright is put in charge.
17. Ken Knox, Senior Lead, details in a police report that New Jersey Crips and Los Angeles Bloods are together in Death Row's CAN-AM Studios together a few weeks before Yak Fula is assassinated in New Jersey. David Kenner is contacted by Las Vegas Police to arrange the interview of Yak Fula. Kenner never arranges the interview and Fula is killed before Las Vegas Investigators can find him on their own.
18. Murders in immediate aftermath of Tupac Shakur's murder were those affiliated, witnesses, or with knowledge of the murder. Yak Fula was an assassination hit and Death Row Records were the first to call it a suicide. (We have the tapes of telephone calls between Frank Alexander and various Death Row Insiders about this murder. Also we have the FBI report that states this was an execution murder - See below). Murder's before Suge was released from prison were those who were Suge's inner circle to weaken Suge from putting together muscle to retaliate upon his release.
19. According to Kevin Hackie the gun used to kill Tupac Shakur was a Glock .40 that was confiscated by an off-duty Santa Monica Police Officer during a routine search at the House of Blues of Hussein Fatal, one of Tupac's Outlawz. (See Reggie Wright Deposition below) The gun was ballistics tested by the FBI before being released to Kevin Hackie who subsequently gave the gun to Reggie Wright Jr. According to Hackie the ballistics from the murder were matched with the gun used in the Tupac murder. Timeline on the gun looks like this: July 4th, 1996 at the House of Blues Hussein Fatal is detained for possession of a firearm when he attempts to enter the venue with the gun. Late July Reggie Wright contacts Kevin Hackie and asks him to keep tabs on the weapon. The weapon is ballistics tested and run through the crime database. No match for a crime is found at that time. Sometime in August Santa Monica Police contact Kevin Hackie and tell him the gun is cleared for pickup. He retrieves the gun and takes it to his handlers at the FBI and ATF. They clear him to release the gun to Reggie Wright Jr. He gives the gun to Wright. On September 7, 1996 the gun is used to kill Rapper Tupac Shakur. When Las Vegas Police book shell casings and bullets into evidence they are sent off to the FBI where they are ballistics tested. They are run through the federal database where they match the gun confiscated at the House of Blues. 

20. The Dannemora Contract was signed by Suge Knight on September 15th and by Tupac Shakur on September 16th meaning that this contract was written the day before Suge and Kenner visited Tupac Shakur. They intended for this contract to be vague so they could steal Tupac's money. Evidence of that theft surfaced after Tupac's death. The theft would become a problem for David Kenner as this contract was a clear conflict of interest for Kenner that could have led to his disbarment.
21. David Kenner was terminated by Tupac Shakur days before Tupac's Murder.

22. Tupac made it clear in New York, four days before his murder, that he was leaving Death Row Records.
23. Evidence of theft of Tupac's money emerges months after Tupac's murder as Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, begins digging into Tupac's business affairs.
24. Michael Harris was beginning to send thugs to visit Suge requesting repayment of original investment and profits from the record label. Suge's inner circle was turning them away.
25. Waymond Anderson says that Michael and Lydia Harris were part of a plot to overthrow Death Row Records at the time that Tupac Shakur was killed.
26. Sharitha would have inherited Suge Knight's shares in Death Row Records. At the time Death Row Records was worth as much as $500 Million.
27. FBI, ATF, and LAPD were all investigating Death Row Records at the time of Tupac Murder and the attempt on Suge Knight. Those investigations would have probably stopped if Suge Knight was killed leaving Sharitha and Reggie to run the record label without interference.
28. Sharitha Knight was dating Officer Kevin Gaines at the time of Tupac's murder. Snoop was on trial for murder that same year. Snoop was acquitted when evidence disappeared from an evidence locker at LAPD that Gaines had access to and he was a suspect in the theft of that evidence. Gaines was also in Las Vegas on "Special Assignment" with other officers on the night Tupac and Suge were shot. (See the document below). Gaines was gunned down by officer Frank Lygga who later said the murder was a sanctioned hit ordered by LAPD brass specifically Police Chief Bernard Parks. Lygga recanted this statement. On the recorded tape at the Police Academy, "He says that Douglas asked if it was an accident to which Lyga replied "no it wasn't an accident."
29. Sharitha Knight was Snoop Dogg's manager at time of Murder. Snoop began the narrative that Suge was responsible for Tupac’s murder. Snoop told Sheriff's that Suge Knight was responsible for Tupac's murder to throw investigators off of trail. This incident happened at the Universal Amphitheater on May 14th, 1998. (See the report below). Snoop said that his security detail ditched him and Sheriffs say that he was approached by gang members affiliated with Death Row Records (Bloods) that meant to do him harm. They saved him from that harm and he told them that Suge was responsible for Tupac's murder. Many investigators have cited Suge Knight for being uncooperative but in the interview for the Biggie & Tupac Documentary Suge is candid about Snoop without mentioning him by name. The Death Row Records website broadcasts a message to Snoop, "2001 The Year of Fear, All Doggs Run & Hide, Suge is coming home." Watch the documentary on YouTube from 1:37:00 to 1:42:02.( Detective Arnwine, who worked undercover for Long Beach Police while he was assigned to an FBI Taskforce - he said, "Suge Knight used to slap Snoop Dogg around like he was a little girl."
He rode back on the plane and constantly asked Tupac if he was going to Las Vegas.
Snoop said, "We start a coalition. And we get rid of Suge Knight No. 1 (snaps his fingers) for good, because that’s a bump in the road and when you got a negative bump in the road it makes it hard."

31. Frank Alexander secret recordings of his telephone calls with Death Row Insiders and reporter Chuck Philips give insight into interworking of Death Row Records and their ties to Philips in creating false stories that are planted in the LA Times. Chuck Philips is dismissed when he is caught fabricating a story about the murder of Tupac Shakur thus solidifying the planting of stories to throw investigators and public opinion off of the trail of the real killers of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
32. Reggie Wright Jr. has ties through his father to Compton Police who attempted to steer the investigation toward a conclusion that Orlando Anderson was the shooter in the murder of Tupac Shakur. Orlando Anderson has an airtight alibi as Las Vegas has cameras everywhere. Cory Edwards tells of seeing Orlando Anderson at the bar about the time of the shooting. (See Information Below). Las Vegas Police are handed Orlando Anderson by Compton Police during a raid. They are expected by Compton Police to arrest him as he is being handed up on a silver platter as the shooter. Las Vegas Police are not even interested in him because they already know about his airtight alibi. Compton Police established this pattern when they also steered the investigation in the El Rey Theater murder of Kelly Jamerson and stopped LAPD investigators from issuing indictments.
33. Confession Letter to the murder of Tupac Shakur and attempt to murder Suge Knight is written in 1998 as dictated by Malcolm Patton (one of the shooters) and given to Fox 11 journalist Chris Blatchford. (See below). Chris Blatchford also talks to Malcolm Patton about the murder and provides a written statement on his conversations. That letter and Blatchford Statement details that the conspiracy to commit murder began in Balboa Park clearly giving Los Angeles jurisdiction over this case.
34. On June 24, 2014 Russell Poole and RJ Bond met with four representatives from LAPD and provided them with a copy of the confession letter. They place special marking on the letter and receive assurances that the information will be investigated. Instead it is leaked. Six days after the letter appears on the Internet Suge Knight is shot in a West Hollywood Nightclub by assailants that yell, “You killed Tupac” as they fire shots at Knight.
35. The attempt to derail the Confession Letter is traced back to Reggie Wright Jr. Daryn Dupree (one of the cops that Russell and RJ gave the confession letter to) was Greg Kading's partner who is a close friend and apologist of Reggie Wright Jr. implicated in the letter as responsible for the murder of Tupac Shakur and the attempt on Suge Knight on September 7, 1996. Greg Kading was first person to talk about letter on Internet after it was given to LAPD. The confession letter, given to LAPD, had special markings that appeared on the Internet with those markings. The LAPD leak is clearly documented and is the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation CF NO. 14-001995. Keep in mind that Daryn Dupree illegally accessed LAPD computers and cloned cell phones and was reprimanded by LAPD and Greg Kading was responsible for overturning the George Torres-Ramos case by what the judge said was his "reckless disregard for the truth."
36. Confession Letter points to Reggie Wright Junior's Coup ‘d’├ętat at Death Row Records and heist of Tupac Shakur's music.
37. Confession Letter points to Sharitha Knight complicit in plot.
38. David Kenner is also implicated by Confession Letter. Robert Soria says Kenner was at the meeting with gangs.
39. The book "Murder Rap" is released that pins the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace on the dead guys. The book is written by Greg Kading who is close to Reggie Wright Jr. - a suspect in the Biggie Smalls Killing and is now a suspect in the Tupac Shakur Killing. Greg Kading admits in the book that he had no access to the Christopher Wallace Civil Trial documents which excludes the most significant portion of the case. The book follows the same story line as the previously planted stories by LA Times journalist Chuck Philips. Greg Kading is also the former lead detective on the Christpher Wallace homicide and previous partner of Daryn Dupree. Dupree is the cop that leaked the confession letter to Kading. Kading had an additional motive to derail the confession letter -- his book and movie deal that would prove worthless if the case is solved in an alternate way. Kading contacts journalist Chris Blatchford and further attempts to derail the letter with Chris. His emails are very similar to the Chuck Philips secret tape recording made by Frank Alexander where instead of asking questions they attempt to sell a conclusion.
40. Mario Hammonds, Kevin Hackie, Psycho Mike, Kenny Boagni are all discredited without specific evidence even though many of their testimony is considered credible in other investigations including clearing LAPD officers in board of rights hearings for wrongdoing. They all provide specific evidence of LAPD Police involvement in murder of Christopher Wallace organized by Reggie Wright Jr.
41. First Civil trial in Estate of Christopher Wallace is declared a mistrial when evidence is suppressed by City of Los Angeles and LAPD specifically in wrongful death of Wallace. Evidence pointed to involvement of off duty police and Reggie Wright Jr. in murder of Christopher Wallace.
42. Second Civil trial in Estate of Christopher Wallace is dismissed with promise by City of Los Angeles and LAPD that they would redouble investigation. They tell lead investigator to shut down the case 24 hours after the settlement.
43. Confession letter indicates that Reggie Wright Jr. selected Lil' Half Dead to murder Tupac Shakur because of a previous interaction between Lil' Half Dead and Tupac where Tupac stole a song from him. Look at the album cover for Lil' Half Dead's "Dead Serious" where you will see a slumped over dead Tupac at Can-Am Studios. (See Photos below). Sampling and theft appear to have been a common practice in the early roots of Rap music. ( watch from 3 minutes in. Also - ).
44. Since the first draft of the book two witnesses have come forward. One of them states that she saw and talked to Rafael Perez on the night before the murder of Christopher Wallace and the night of the murder. She was afraid to come forward earlier because she was in fear of her life. We have also had a rapper tweet to us that he knows that Snoop had prior knowledge of the murder of Tupac Shakur before that murder happened.
45. According to the confession letter the conspiracy began in Los Angeles. One incident was documented as a gang summit in Balboa Park where Reggie Wright Jr. asked the gangs for permission to kill both Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight. Chris Blatchford tells that, according to his informant, those behind this plot included David Kenner, Reggie Wright Jr., and Sharitha Knight. At that summit it was decided that Donald Smith aka Lil Half Dead, Malcolm Patton and Danny Patton aka Whiteboy would be the shooters.

Theft of Tupac's money and music as well as the control of Death Row Records was the major motive. Both Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight were in the crosshairs that night. Keep in mind that Death Row Records was worth over 500 million dollars at the time and Tupac had unreleased but completed songs in the vault that were worth an additional couple of hundred million dollars. Donald Smith aka Lil' Half Dead had the additional motive of the theft of his music by Tupac Shakur and had recently had his contract sold to Priority Records by Suge Knight. Danny Patton was paid $100,000 for the murder.

Donald Smith aka Lil' Half Dead was the alleged triggerman on September 7th, 1996 responsible for killing Tupac Shakur. Smith is the cousin of Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg. Smith was represented by Suge Knight and Death Row Records and his contract was sold off to Priority Records. He had given a demo tape to Tupac and two of his songs were stolen by Tupac according to the confession letter. Theft in the Hip-Hop world was a common practice at that time. Smith is affiliated with the Long Beach Crips. Snoop Dogg, Donald Smith's cousin, tells Sheriff's deputies on May 14, 1998 that Suge Knight was behind the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. Was this to throw law enforcement off the trail of his cousin? When you look at the cover of "Dead Serious," by Lil' Half Dead, there is a picture of a murdered Tupac at Can-Am Studios. From this interview you can see that Half Dead is Snoop's enforcer: (especially check out the closing paragraph)

Tupac at Can-Am Studios

Look to the Left. Tupac is dead across the sound console.

Tupac and Kadafi

Tupac and Kadafi on Lil 1/2 Dead's Dead Serious

Check out how Snoop addresses Lil' 1/2 Dead - with a gun and money. Must be code for something... hmmm...

Malcolm Patton was the shooter that was supposed to take out Suge Knight. He shot twice and missed his target. He spoke to Chris Blatchford over the telephone and offered to provide him with details about guns, shooters, clothes, cars, and routes.

Danny Patton aka Whiteboy was allegedly paid $100,000 for the hit in the form of a cashier's check. Danny's gun jammed. Danny Patton is a Leuder's Park Piru Blood.

Reggie Wright Jr. allegedly attended the gang summit and paid the $100,000 bounty to Danny Patton. Reggie was responsible for disarming all of Tupac's bodyguards that night. He also attended every single meeting between witnesses and the Las Vegas Police. Reggie Wright Jr. worked previously for the Compton Jail and then the Compton Police. His father, Reggie Wright Sr. was in charge of the gang unit inside of Compton Police and was absorbed by the Sheriff's Department when it was learned that corruption existed within Compton PD. LAPD's Detective Fred Miller stated that Reggie Wright Jr. was known to control the drug trade in Compton. Reggie was also known to rob drug dealers of their drugs and money instead of busting them. He left the Compton Police on a worker's comp claim. Kevin Hackie claims he handed the weapon used in the Tupac killing to Reggie Wright two weeks before the killing. Hackie claims that the weapon had been ballistics tested a month before the killing and that ballistics test matched the ballistics of the Tupac Shakur murder. Reggie was at Club 662 at the time of the shooting. Michael Moore, a Tupac bodyguard, was next to Reggie Wright when the shooting happened and heard "Got 'em" coming over Reggie Wright's radio. He then heard someone he describes as "white" say, "don't say nothin' over the radio." "Got 'em" probably referred to Suge Knight and Tupac Shakur at the time of the shooting because with 13 bullets launched they really thought they "Got 'em." We have a tape of one of the security guards that worked for Reggie Wright Jr. stating that he had turned to the dark side and had the red carpet installed in his office indicating that he had accepted membership into the Bloods gang. The confession letter places Reggie Wright at the gang summit asking directly for permission to kill both Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight. The confession letter was given to LAPD and instead of being investigated it was leaked by a cop with direct ties back to Reggie Wright Jr.

Sharitha Knight was estranged from Suge Knight and was dating LAPD Officer Kevin Gaines at the time of Tupac's death. Kevin Gaines was killed by Officer Frank Lygga on March 18th 1997. Sharitha was the manager of Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg's trial for murder centered around evidence that disappeared from the LAPD evidence locker at the precinct that Kevin Gaines had access to. Sharitha would have inherited the shares of Death Row Records if Suge Knight had been killed on September 7th, 1996. One of our rapper followers reached out a month ago via Twitter and said that Snoop was warned by Sharitha not to come to Las Vegas that night. Snoop also asked Tupac over and over on September 4th, 1996 if he was attending the event in Las Vegas. Chris Blatchford says the shooters said Sharitha was behind the murder of Tupac Shakur and attempt on Suge Knight's life on September 7th 1996. While being managed by Sharitha Knight, Snoop tells Sheriff's deputies on May 1, 1998 that Suge Knight was behind the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur.

David Kenner was the attorney of record for Death Row Records, Suge Knight's attorney, Tupac's Attorney until he was fired August 27th, 1996 just days prior to Tupac being shot. Kenner was also Snoop Dogg's attorney who pulled a miracle defense when the evidence disappeared from the LAPD evidence locker. If Kenner was involved in the murder of Tupac and attempted murder of Suge Knight on September 7th, 1996 he would be representing Suge Knight currently with a severe conflict of interest. It could be that he is now reunited with Suge Knight to protect his own interests by steering any investigation into the murder of Tupac and attempted murder on Suge Knight. Kenner was the person that rented the home from Frank Longo that was owned by Larry Longo from the D.A.'s office. Kenner moved Suge into that house and caused a dime to be dropped on Suge. That conflict of interest was reported in the Los Angeles Times causing embarrassment to the D.A.'s office. David Kenner's representation of Tupac Shakur was a direct conflict of interest to his representation of Suge Knight and Death Row Records. Kenner could have faced disbarment for this conflict of interest if Tupac Shakur had lived.
Tupac authorized David Kenner to review contracts and royalty statements.

Reggie Wright Deposition - He gives names of off-duty LAPD Cops working for Death Row Records.
Rightway Security's Can-Am Studio Schedule. Off-duty cops worked for Death Row Records
through Rightway Security.

GECO Ammunition used in Biggie Killing

Gaines Personnel File disappears during investigation of Gaines Lyga Incident

Officer Kevin Gaines was in Las Vegas on Special Assignment for LAPD with his inner circle
who are all believed to be corrupt.

Yak Fula was executed professionally and wiped out the key witness in solving
the Tupac Murder.
Other LAPD Officers also in Las Vegas during murder of Tupac Shakur.
Snoop Tells LASD Officers that Suge Knight was responsible
for Tupac's Murder. Snoop was the original source of the
"Suge Knight killed Tupac" narrative.

Snoop saved by the LASD as he is approached by
five employees of Death Row Records.
Corey Edwards Statement about seeing Orlando Anderson at the bar.
Evidence of an LAPD Cover-up in the Biggie Smalls Murder.
Is this why they leaked the confession letter?
It is time for Tupac and Biggie Fans to begin asking questions.

Evidence of an LAPD Cover-up in the Biggie Smalls Murder.
Is this why they leaked the confession letter?
It is time for Tupac and Biggie Fans to begin asking questions.

What lengths did the LAPD and City of Los Angeles and
the LAPD go to in order to keep from paying 
billions of dollars to the estate of Christopher Wallace?
It is time for Tupac and Biggie Fans to begin asking questions.

What lengths did the LAPD and City of Los Angeles and
the LAPD go to in order to keep from paying 
billions of dollars to the estate of Christopher Wallace?
It is time for Tupac and Biggie Fans to begin asking questions.

What lengths did the LAPD and City of Los Angeles and
the LAPD go to in order to keep from paying 
billions of dollars to the estate of Christopher Wallace?
It is time for Tupac and Biggie Fans to begin asking questions.

Evidence of an LAPD Cover-up in the Biggie Smalls Murder.
Is this why they leaked the confession letter?
It is time for Tupac and Biggie Fans to begin asking questions.

Evidence of LAPD involvement in Tupac & Biggie Murder.
Evidence of cover-up.
Is this why LAPD leaked the confession letter?
It has been nearly 20 years - PLEASE COME CLEAN.

Evidence of LAPD involvement in Tupac & Biggie Murder.
Evidence of cover-up.
Is this why LAPD leaked the confession letter?
It has been nearly 20 years - PLEASE COME CLEAN.

Why did the tapes disappear? Why was Russell denied?
Evidence of LAPD involvement in Tupac & Biggie Murder.
Evidence of cover-up.
Is this why LAPD leaked the confession letter?
It has been nearly 20 years - PLEASE COME CLEAN.

Police participated in Drug Deals monitored police frequencies and taught police
tactics for various criminal activities of Death Row Records. 

Greg Kading tied to Reggie Wright Jr. official suspect in Biggie Smalls Murder as
well as the person named in the Confession Letter. Kading was the first person to reference the
confession letter on the Internet and is the former partner of Daryn Dupree who was present
when the letter was handed to LAPD. Internal Affairs commences investigation into leak
Internal Affairs investigation CF NO. 14-001995 
Greg Kading tied to Reggie Wright Jr. official suspect in Biggie Smalls Murder as
well as the person named in the Confession Letter. Kading was the first person to reference the
confession letter on the Internet and is the former partner of Daryn Dupree who was present
when the letter was handed to LAPD. Internal Affairs commences investigation into leak
Internal Affairs investigation CF NO. 14-001995 

Judge Stephan Wilson weighs in on Greg Kading's behavior in the George Torres-Ramos Case.

Reggie Wright Deposition about the Glock .40 Hackie said was used to kill Tupac.

Reggie Wright Deposition about the Glock .40 Hackie said was used to kill Tupac.

Reggie Wright Deposition about the Glock .40 Hackie said was used to kill Tupac.

Reggie Wright Deposition about the Glock .40 Hackie said was used to kill Tupac.

Reggie Wright Deposition about the Glock .40 Hackie said was used to kill Tupac.

This is a copy of the confession letter given to me by Fox 11 Journalist Chris Blatchford. I interviewed
him independently (March 6, 2014) about the origin of the letter. He received the letter in 1998 and a package
was attempted to be delivered to Fox 11 Studios that was refused. That package was alleged to
contain the murder weapon used to kill Tupac Shakur.

This is the second page of the confession letter given to me by journalist Chris Blatchford on March 6, 2014. Blatchford spoke to Malcolm Patton on the telephone and confirmed many details about the Tupac Murder. He contacted Las Vegas Metro Police to provide them with the letter and was told they had no interest in it.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Suge Knight is a political prisoner?

He is not getting proper medical attention.

His own doctors are not allowed to treat him.

He is not getting visitation from most of his family (some family member visitation has been restored).

He has not been allowed visitation from an investigator to help him prepare his defense.

His attorneys have been denied information about witnesses scheduled to testify in his case.

Sheriff's sent a snitch to be in the proximity of Suge so the snitch could testify (and lie) about Suge at his trial. 

The murder book (official document compiled by police) was shown to snitch but denied to attorneys.

This adds up to Political Prisoner... in America.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Where are the charges for Cle “Bone” Sloan?

By Michael Douglas Carlin

To say the Suge Knight cases have been bungled by the Sheriff’s doesn’t really paint the picture.

They had a responsibility to pursue the shooters in the 1Oak Nightclub shooting. They had 37 video cameras, an off-duty Sheriff whose name has been released as Henry Boyd that allegedly let the shooters in the club and drove them to the airport the next day. But cops don’t investigate cops. They had every opportunity to solve that crime and they were not just derelict in their duty – they were overeager to get Suge Knight instead of the shooters that shot him and the other two victims that night. Allowing shooters to get away with such a public crime sends the signal we all hear that none of our safety matters to the Sheriff's more than protecting one of their own.

At Tam’s they further revealed their agenda. The video shows a gun being picked up off of Cle Bone’s body. Nobody will admit to having guns there because they don’t want to go to prison but Cle “Bone” Sloan commits four felonies before Suge Knight runs over Terry Carter. Assault, battery, attempted car jacking, and attempted kidnapping are all crimes where Suge Knight was the victim and they all occurred before Suge drove over Cle “Bone” Sloan and Terry Carter. By law the commission of a felony that leads to a death in the course of that felony is by definition murder. Cle “Bone” Sloan should have been charged with murder. Instead Suge Knight was charged and Cle was given a deal so that Sheriff’s could finally send Suge Knight to the nethermost parts of the prison system where he can never reveal what he knows about the former Corrupt Compton Police that became Los Angeles County Sheriff’s.

They approached these two cases with an agenda instead of serving the public interests. It shouldn’t matter that Suge Knight has the reputation as a thug in gangster rap that was largely due to music industry hype – hype that isn’t provable in a court of law. Every case should only be brought on merits that stand on their own. Russell Poole knew that this case would crumble under its own weight and he was offering Sheriff’s the opportunity to solve the Tupac and Biggie cases instead.

But we know that cops don’t go after cops. This is probably why the 1Oak case isn’t solved. The lead suspect in both the Biggie and Tupac murders (a former cop) has said he has immunity granted to him by the CIA for putting drugs out on the streets of Compton for the Agency. He has claimed that if he is ever charged he will bring down the entire government of the United States. Can it really be possible that he knows so much? I doubt our CIA would ever be protecting him. The CIA keeps America free. They would never engage petty murderers and drug dealers to kill and deal dope to kids in their name. But one hour after Russell Poole died in a meeting with Sheriff’s that suspect knew all of the intimate details of the meeting and he gloated about Russell’s death and he disparaged Suge Knight. That suspect must be pretty well connected and protected to have all of the salient details an hour after Russell died and not because he is connected as he claims to the Central Intelligence Agency.

But who is really pulling the strings at the Sheriff’s as they aggressively deny Suge Knight a fair trial?

© 2016 Michael Douglas Carlin. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Can Suge Knight Get a Fair Trial

by Michael Douglas Carlin

Suge Knight was targeted in 1996 at the shooting of Tupac Shakur (Knight was also in the car) and he has been targeted ever since. 1Oak’s video surveillance reveals that the shooters who shot Suge Knight on August 24th, 2014 specifically were looking to kill Suge Knight. According to Keith Middlebrook, a witness of the shooting, the shooters yelled, “You killed Tupac,” as they shot Suge Knight. Suge Knight had every reason to fear his life was in jeopardy… but why?

Both the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls have been blamed on Suge Knight. His reputation was based upon rumors that Suge allowed to grow over time that he was a thug that kills some people and intimidates others. Suge obtained legendary status in the music industry – an industry known for corruption.

Suge Knight accomplished something no one else ever could building a record label from scratch with Bloods and Crips coexisting. How long could he keep the peace? His overblown reputation was one of the keys to him being able to keep the peace. The artists were all gangsters creating gangster rap and Suge Knight kept them all working in spite of deep rooted differences. Suge Knight occasionally pistol whipped someone that got out of line and he ruled with an iron fist. He had no choice but the results speak for themselves.

Suge drove sales into the hundreds of millions of dollars and built a record label that was worth over $500,000,000. The Chronic, Doggystyle, Dogg Food, All Eyez on Me, The Don Killuminati, Death Row Greatest Hits, Above the Rim, Murder Was the Case, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related were all albums released by Suge Knight’s Death Row Records. Those albums took lots of studio time, engineering, marketing, and promotion. Everybody assumes incorrectly that all of Death Row Records was partying and drama but there was a tremendous amount of work that made Death Row such a valuable label. Suge Knight knew the game and he drove Gangster Rap to a new level. But only his reputation, much of which was overblown, painted him as a thug executive. To get an idea how Suge Knight’s reputation grew with stories that are larger than life we go back to the beginning.

Suge Knight represented rapper Chocolate that wrote songs for Vanilla Ice. The story goes that Suge Knight dangled Vanilla Ice off a hotel balcony to get him to pay up. The real story is that Suge may have intimidated Vanilla Ice but that attorneys, contracts, and payments were made to settle the dispute. Did Suge take Vanilla Ice out on to the balcony to negotiate? Probably. He, no doubt, made reference to the height and Vanilla Ice felt threatened. As the story began to grow, Suge Knight did little to quash it. By the time the story was recorded in rap history it was that Suge dangled Vanilla Ice over the balcony, 15 floors up, with change falling out of Vanilla Ice's pockets at the Belage Hotel in West Hollywood.

The story of Suge intimidating Eazy-E into signing away artists Michel’le, Dr. Dre, and The D.O.C. included Suge approaching Eazy with thugs and baseball bats. One story was that Jerry Heller was held hostage. Here again there were contracts and Ruthless Records actually took 15% off the top of the revenue from Death Row Records and Suge Knight obtained rights to the name NWA as part of that settlement.

The story of the exit of Dr. Dre included Dre being shot in the leg and thugs stealing his masters. The hype was way overblown but the rumors were galvanized into the minds of fans. The reality was that contracts were drafted and a settlement was made. Jimmy Iovine had encouraged Dre to leave Death Row Records and since he was the distributor for Death Row he had the power to keep things relatively calm. In fact, as part of that settlement, Dre was signed to a lifetime management contract with Suge Knight as his manager.

Russell Poole was among the first but certainly the loudest to proclaim that Suge Knight was responsible for the murders of Tupac and Biggie. His source for this information was a 1998 leaked Los Angeles Sheriff’s report that Snoop had been rescued by Sheriff’s from an attack by Bloods and that he said Suge Knight was behind Tupac Shakur’s death. The details of this are available in Chaos Merchants, the book Russell Poole and I were working on at the time of Poole’s Death. Poole was adamant that every single fact be footnoted for the investigators and Chaos Merchants has links to sources.

The picture that began to emerge for Poole, in writing Chaos Merchants, was that Suge Knight had nothing to do with Tupac’s death. Poole had assumed that since Suge Knight was the sole shareholder of Death Row Records and the evidence led to Death Row Records as the responsible party for Tupac’s murder Suge was somehow responsible; Poole failed to separate Death Row Records from Suge Knight. During the Biggie Smalls investigation listening devices were placed in Suge’s cell and his cell was tossed regularly but, according to Poole, nothing was ever found. Additionally, since Suge was in LA County Jail at the time of Biggie's death it would be very hard to prove that Suge had anything to do with it in spite of the implications that Death Row Records affiliates were involved. Remember that Suge no longer was running Death Row Records at the time. Once Russell realized that Suge was a victim the night Tupac was shot, Poole felt bad about his years of being vocal that Suge was behind the murders. Poole, Carlin, and RJ Bond wrote Tupac:187 about the murders. Once that book was released additional clues poured in from fans about the murders. Those clues along with salient details from re-examining the case files Russell took with him from the LAPD led to the condensed version of events that became Chaos Merchants.

The DEA, FBI, and LAPD, spent millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man hours investigating Death Row Records with no indictments or convictions. The truth was that insiders at Death Row Records were behind the murder of Tupac Shakur and attempted murder of Suge Knight. Those insiders were responsible for derailing investigations into crimes associated with Death Row Records. The planning was done by David Kenner, a criminal defense attorney and Reggie Wright Jr., a Justice Administration graduate and former Compton Police Officer. They hired off-duty police to be present when crimes were committed and those investigations were derailed because solving the crimes would lead to damaging the careers of officers. Those implicated in the Rampart Scandal were involved in Death Row Records particularly Rafael Perez, David Mack, and Kevin Gaines. But Kevin Gaines and Suge Knight were not friends. Gaines was dating Sharitha, Suge Knight's estranged wife. That tends to indicate that Suge was not in the loop on the extracurricular activities of the Rampart cops. In spite of that, the crimes of Rampart all trace back through the halls of Death Row Records including the Tupac and Biggie murders. The beating at the El Rey Theater was cleared when Compton Police called over to the investigator and said this was nothing more than a gang thing and weighing the careers of police officers that would suffer from their conflicts of being present when a murder was committed caused the investigator to clear the case without any convictions or even charging anyone with the crime.

Suge liked having the off-duty cops around but he was also wary of them… for good reason. The Rampart corrupt cops along with the corrupt Compton Police were all working for Death Row Records. They along with Reggie Wright Jr., David Kenner, and Crips were involved in toppling Suge Knight. When they failed to kill him in Las Vegas they worked hard to get his probation violated.

Right after the Tupac murder, Suge Knight was discovered living in the Malibu home of the Longo family that exposed a conflict of interest with, Deputy District Attorney, Larry Longo. It was also learned that David Kenner, a friend of Larry Longo had orchestrated the signing of a contract with Gina Longo to elevate the conflict of interest. When this was exposed, Larry Longo lost his job and Suge Knight’s probation was violated but his reputation surged as a person that could bribe a D.A.. That was not a reputation that would serve Suge well in any of his criminal or civil trials... something Kenner would know. On October 22, 1996 Suge was arrested. Longo would be cleared of any wrongdoing because Kenner had rented the home from Longo’s son Frank. Kenner also negotiated Gina’s contract with Frank and Gina, a trained singer, laid down six tracks at CanAm Studios.

With David Kenner in charge of Suge’s probation case and Compton Police complicit in entering evidence against Suge into the court, and in light of his reputation of compromising an Assistant District Attorney, Suge Knight never had a chance at a fair trial. David Kenner entered into evidence the tape of the Orlando Anderson scuffle to put Suge behind bars. By California law Suge Knight could not operate a business so he needed to turn over the operations to others. For the probation violation hearing, Frank Alexander’s statement to Brent Becker was altered and entered into evidence by the Compton Police. Their motive to put Suge Knight behind bars was the theft of millions of dollars from Suge Knight’s Death Row Records. Suge put Reggie Wright Jr. in charge and Reggie and David Kenner looted the record label while Suge was in prison. Is it any surprise that the protective order limiting contact with Suge Knight to only his attorney, David Kenner, was entered in his current murder case by David Kenner after Kenner was fired by Suge Knight? Why do they fear what Suge will say? They know what Suge Knight knows.

The murders in the immediate aftermath of the Tupac murder were to take out witnesses. The murders at the time Suge Knight was going to be released from prison included Suge Knight’s inner circle. They wanted to make sure Suge would not have protection once he was released. Suge was one of the only people that knew the truth about what had happened at Death Row Records. He was a liability and loose end. His life is still constantly in danger especially in control of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs with their many existing ties to the former Compton Police Department that were instrumental in sending Suge Knight to prison.

While Suge Knight was in prison for the probation violation the Compton Police had been found to be corrupt. A gun, booked into evidence by the Compton Police, found its way into Death Row Records being run by the son of Compton Gang Lead, Reggie Wright. That gun was used to shoot Long Beach Police Officer, Brian Watt. In the civil suit both Reggie Wright Sr. and Jr. were deposed. The City of Compton reached an out of court settlement but the damage was done. There was an internal investigation into the Compton Police Department and it uncovered lots of missing cocaine and weapons. The result was that the Compton Police, who should have been disbanded, were absorbed into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department. The corrupt officers were sworn in as Sheriff’s.

When Suge got out of prison he was handed back a mere shell of a company. There were lots of lawsuits and complications that led him into bankruptcy. Mired in the legal system Suge Knight failed to regain the stature he once held. But the threats to Suge Knight continued.

What has never been disclosed before is that when I interviewed Long Beach Police Chief, Jim McDonnell for the article, “Taking the Blinders Off of Justice” I disclosed to him the existence of the confession letter and told him what I was working on. He campaigned and became the Sheriff after that meeting. I set up the meeting for Russell Poole with the Sheriff's through Sheriff Jim McDonnell. He was the first law enforcement representative to learn of the confession letter in March of 2014. In June of 2014, RJ Bond and Russell Poole visited with four members of the Los Angeles Police Department and provided them with the clue to the murder of Tupac Shakur and attempted murder of Suge Knight in 1996. In 1998, a confession letter had been given to respected journalist Chris Blatchford and that detailed the plot against Suge Knight. Russell hoped that, with the element of surprise on the side of LAPD, the shooters could be brought in for questioning. He mapped out for LAPD how he thought they should proceed. A copy of the letter was given to them but RJ was smart and he put a special border on the letter. On August 18th the letter was leaked on the Internet and the leaked letter contained the special border. LAPD was caught cold leaking the letter. LAPD had chosen to leak the letter instead of investigating it. Suge Knight may have a cause of action against LAPD for failing to investigate a crime perpetrated against him.

Six days after the leak of the confession letter, Suge Knight was lured down to the 1Oak Nightclub in West Hollywood. Russell would later learn that an off-duty Sheriff let the shooters in the club and drove them to the airport the next day. Why West Hollywood? Because the Sheriff’s would respond there and the response could be managed by remnants of the former Compton Police Department that still had deep ties into the Sheriff’s. On August 24th, Suge Knight was shot six times but survived the attack. Remember, this shooting occurred just six days after the Tupac confession letter was leaked by LAPD and the shooters yelled at Knight as they shot, “You killed Tupac!” The off-duty Sheriff has ties to the music industry. To this day, in spite of 37 cameras in the club, nobody has been charged with the crime. Most of the eyewitnesses were turned out of the club that night instead of getting their contact information for later follow-up - which is a deviation of standard procedure in any investigation.

Why was Suge going to Tam’s? Apparently Suge Knight was owed money from the Apple Beats Deal. Suge Knight signed a lifetime deal to manage Dr. Dre. He may have had a legitimate claim to some of the Beats money. Court never seemed to work out for Suge Knight. Perhaps he was sending word to Dre to work things out with him.

To further complicate things, Suge Knight also had a legitimate claim to monies from the budget of Straight Outta Compton. He was owed money for use of his likeness and he also had acquired the rights to the name “NWA” that was used in the movie. He had three solid claims of money he was owed. Having just been shot six times at 1Oak he was on edge coming to Compton that was known for danger and violence. Terry Carter, a well respected member of the community and brother of one of the original 16 founders of the Piru’s had invited Suge Knight down to Compton to work out a deal with Dr. Dre. According to former Mayor of Compton, Omar Bradley, Suge Knight was guaranteed safety for his meeting. Terry Carter’s word was a pass that should have been honored by everybody in Compton. Suge Knight was brought down to Compton by Terry Carter to broker peace. The video only shows us four men approaching Knight. We can’t see what is behind him but a witness placed Jimmy Chrys with a gun and other men with automatic weapons behind Suge Knight's truck. After Suge Knight runs over Terry Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan there is a gun picked up off of Bone’s body before he is moved and the gun is put into the waistband of one of the men. Only a gun gets put into a waistband. Cle Bone says he was punching Suge Knight so Knight was admittedly attacked. If the gun was in one of Cle Bone’s hands Suge could have been facing potential bullets inside his truck. Suge backs up. With armed men behind him it gives Suge Knight every reason to pull forward to escape certain death. This incident happened only five months after Suge Knight was shot six times. He may have been understandably jumpy.

Can Suge get a fair trial? He hasn't been treated fairly so far. He has been prosecuted, not on the merits of this case, but on the larger than life rumors of what he is alleged to have done... None of which has ever been proven in a court of law.  

Suge Knight’s current legal case was one of the reasons Russell Poole was coming down to the Sheriff’s station. Russell believed it was a conflict of interest having Richard Biddle handling both crime scenes because in one case you have Suge Knight as a victim and nobody is brought to justice and the other case Knight is initially a victim and becomes the suspect of Terry Carter’s murder. There is a clear pattern here. In June of 2014, the LAPD failed to prosecute or investigate the attempted murder of Suge Knight that according to the confession letter began as a conspiracy in Balboa Park in September of 1996. Sheriff’s fail to prosecute the shooters that attempted to kill Suge Knight at 1Oak on August 24th 2014. Could it also be that Suge Knight was lured to Tam’s in Compton because the perpetrators knew that Sheriff’s would respond to that location too? Why is Suge only ambushed in place where Sheriff’s respond? Remember also that the rumor that Suge Knight was behind the murder of Tupac was leaked by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s. Compton Police that worked hard to get Suge’s probation violated still maintain very strong ties into the Sheriff’s.

Could it be that the bail is originally set at 25 million dollars and the protective order put in place to stop Suge Knight from talking about the police corruption that led to Compton Police, the LAPD, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s? Somebody doesn’t want Suge Knight talking and they hope to banish him the nethermost parts of the prison system for the rest of his life.

Russell Poole was meeting with the Sheriff’s hoping to get them to drop the case against Suge Knight that was going to embarrass the department so that they could reopen the murders of Tupac and Biggie and solve cases that could make the department shine. The murders of Tupac and Biggie always haunted Russell and he was there talking about reopening the cases. The day before the meeting on a telephone call he confirmed with a Sheriff that the shooter’s were let into the 1Oak by an off-duty Sheriff and that the shooters were dropped off at LAX by the same Sheriff the next day. The Sheriff’s were anxious to discover the source of Russell’s information. He arrived at the meeting and instead of just the promised homicide investigator, he was confronted with four Sheriff’s on the Suge Knight case. Russell Poole had a massive heart attack and died in that meeting. He had given his last breath to clear Suge Knight and to solve the Tupac and Biggie murders.