Showing posts with label Tupac:187. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tupac:187. Show all posts

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Letter to Afeni Shakur from Michael Douglas Carlin

Ms. Shakur,

I was the writer of Tupac:187 with RJ Bond and Russell Poole. Since writing that book many clues poured in from Tupac fans. Russell and I were able to put together a picture of what happened to your son. Russell Poole was never satisfied with the investigation that was done in the aftermath of the murders of both Tupac and Biggie and he continued to pursue clues. He struck out in getting cooperation from LAPD, and LVMPD. He finally turned toward the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s. He died mysteriously in a meeting with investigators talking about your son’s murder. The fact is that no law enforcement agency is interested in solving the crime.

Russell always wanted to bring closure to you and Mrs. Wallace by bringing the killers to justice. Respected journalist Chris Blatchford gave us a confession letter that put the entire puzzle together. The investigation died with Russell but he would have wanted you to have this information that he and I compiled. Russell spent his own money chasing down clues and never put a penny in his pocket simply wanting the truth about the murders to emerge. He died knowing that he solved the murders.

I was simply the writer. I have enclosed some of my other work so that you can see that we share common values. ‘A Prescription for Peace’ is my answer for how to fix many of the injustices in the world. Other books move the discussion forward with ‘Peaceful Protests’ and ‘Rise a Knight,’ that provide a roadmap to create guardians for the planet and the inhabitants so every single person is treated equally under the law and all have the tools to achieve the American Dream.

I spent the last two years working with Russell Poole who I consider to be an American Hero along with your son. They both saw wrongs they tried to right and their lives were both cut short standing up for their beliefs.

I hope the contents of this package are not simply dredging up old wounds and that you receive this information in the spirit it was intended. Russell kept a copy of the Homicide Investigators Creed on his desk. It read: “No greater honor will ever be bestowed on an officer, or a more profound duty imposed on him, than when he is entrusted with the investigation of the death of another human being. It is his duty to find the facts regardless of color or creed, without prejudice, and to let no power on earth deter him from presenting these facts to the court without regard to personality.”

Russell was steadfast to this creed and tried to fully investigate the murders. When it led back to LAPD Officers he was told to cease investigating. When he refused he was pushed out of his department six months before he completed his 20th year and vested fully in the pension plan. This caused severe hardship on his family but he remained true to his pursuit of information that would lead to arrests and convictions to let no power on earth deter him.

Though your son only lived 25 years he has impacted so many lives and carved a swath that will never be duplicated. You have my deepest sympathies for your profound loss.

Michael Carlin
Writer – Tupac:187 and Chaos Merchants
© 2016 Michael Douglas Carlin. All Rights Reserved.
No reprints or reposting unless agreed to in writing.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tupac:187 reveals that Suge Knight Had Nothing To Do With Tupac Shakur's Murder

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

The rumors that Suge Knight was responsible for the murder of Tupac Shakur have been swirling for years because Suge Knight had a motive—money. Suge had a lot to lose if Tupac left Death Row Records and he had a lot to gain from Tupac's death. Back then the perception was that Suge Knight was Death Row Records. The contracts were all drafted in the name of the record label—not with Suge personally.

The rumor that Suge was behind the murder of Tupac had legs because of the money motive associated with Death Row Records retaining the revenue that Tupac Shakur generated. Tupac had worked hard to fulfill his contract by laying down tracks that were in the vault ready to be released. Some 200 tracks had been recorded in a short time and Death Row Records had possession of those tracks. If the matter went to court Tupac might be successful in winning the rights to the recordings. If Tupac died there would be nobody to contest ownership—at least that was the thinking at the time.

But the one question that has never been answered until now is: "Why would Suge Knight put himself in the vehicle if he was planning to have Tupac killed?"

Tupac:187 is an examination of the 15,000 pages of case files in the murder of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Many of the documents examined have been purged from the current case files. These documents were photocopied at the time and kept safe so that the truth could come out. When a Confession Letter surfaced in 2014, the documents were also examined in the context of that Confession Letter to give the writers a better understanding of what happened that night.

The truth is that Suge Knight possessed the means to kill Tupac Shakur. He had ample opportunities to kill Shakur in many ways that would not put him also in the cross hairs that night. If Suge wanted Tupac dead it would have unfolded in a much different way. Suge Knight was driving the BMW when the white Cadillac drove up alongside where shooters fired 13 rounds into the car. Suge Knight, simply put, was not involved in the murder of Tupac Shakur.

The Confession Letter tells that both Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight were meant to die that night. The murderers wanted to take over Death Row Records—worth a billion dollars at the time. They also wanted the rights to Tupac's music according to the letter. The letter, written in 1998, names the shooter of Tupac Shakur.

If we trace back the rumor about Suge being the murderer where does it come from? It comes from the man on the plane ride back from New York, on September 4th, who asked Tupac repeatedly if he was coming to Las Vegas. It comes from the same artist that thought Tupac and Suge were going to have him killed at the time. It comes from the same artist that was abandoned by his own security detail on the night of May 1, 1998 at the Universal Amphitheater. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department rescued that artist as gang members who appeared to do him harm surrounded him. The artist told Sheriff's that Suge Knight was behind the murder of Tupac Shakur. They told others and the rumor took flight.

Is it any surprise that the shooter named in the confession letter is the cousin of the artist that started the rumor that Suge Knight was behind the murder?

Whatever crimes Suge Knight may have committed he is certainly not guilty of the murder of Tupac Shakur. On the night of September 7th 1996, Suge Knight was a victim and he was the target of the assassination. When many of the same group gathered together, six months later, to kill Biggie Smalls at the Petersen Museum they chose a professional shooter, used GEKO armor piercing ammunition, and kept the gangs out of their operation. A Black SS rolled up alongside Biggie's car and a tight pattern of shots hit only Biggie Smalls. Tupac lingered for a number of days, Biggie Smalls died almost instantly. The different result was due to changes employed through the lessons the murderers learned on September 7th, 1996—the night Suge Knight and Tupac Shakur were "green lit" to be executed.

About Tupac:187: RJ Bond, Michael Douglas Carlin, and former LAPD Detective Russell Poole pour over the evidence of the murder, how the guilty evaded prosecution, and then they unravel the lies that have kept justice from being served to the guilty. Tupac:187 is the definitive voice on the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

For interview opportunities please contact Michael Carlin —

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Book "Tupac: 187" Could Lead to Nine-Billion-Dollar Judgment For City of Los Angeles

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

The City of Los Angeles was sued twice before over their role in the murder of Rapper Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls aka Notorious BIG. The first suit was declared a mistrial when the Wallace attorneys received an anonymous tip that thousands of documents were withheld from them and hidden in LAPD Detective Stephen Katz Desk Drawer. A recess was granted and a beeline was made to Detective Katz' desk where the documents were found that corroborated the assertion that off duty LAPD officers participated in the murder of Christopher Wallace.

A second suit was filed. This time the City of Los Angeles promised the Wallace Estate that they would redouble their efforts if only the suit was dropped. Within minutes of the suit being dismissed without prejudice the Detective who was leading the investigation and denied any and all documents in the Civil Trial was given 30 days to close down the case.

On June 24th, 2014, RJ Bond and Russell Poole brought a confession letter to the LAPD. Attending the meeting were Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese, Commander Kevin McCarthy, Captain William Hayes & Detective Daryn Dupree. Dupree was introduced as the current lead investigator in the Tupac and Biggie Smalls cases. RJ says, "There were assurances given by Chief Albanese that the letter would be handled carefully and that it wouldn't find its way on to the streets."

Daryn Dupree has two convictions from an Administrative Board of Rights where he was found guilty of illegally accessing LAPD computers for information about the girlfriend of a target in an FBI drug probe and using illegally cloned cellphones. Daryn Dupree also happens to be the former partner of the previous detective who was formerly lead in the Biggie Smalls Murder Investigation and who had been ordered to shut down the case minutes after the civil suit was dismissed.

The confession letter appeared on an Internet anarchist website on August 18th. Just six days later Suge Knight was shot in a West Hollywood nightclub. LAPD leaked the letter instead of investigating it as Chief Albanese had promised.

The City of Los Angeles' promise to reinvigorate the investigation into the killing of Christopher Wallace was a bogus ploy to have the case dismissed. Perry Sanders, lead attorney for the Wallace Estate in both civil suits, has confirmed that the case can be re-filed. The City of Los Angeles may still be taken to task for their role in killing rapper Christopher Wallace and for their consistent efforts to cover-up and derail the investigation.

If the City of Los Angeles is found liable they may be forced to pay the Estate of Christopher Wallace a sum equal to what the rapper would have earned during his lifetime; a sum that could total up to three billion dollars. The City may then be forced to pay triple punitive damages to the Wallace Estate. The total exposure for the City of Los Angeles may exceed nine billion dollars.

Two weeks ago I reached out to Mike Feuer, Eric Garcetti, and Ron Galperin to put this situation on their radar screen. Only Ron Galperin responded to me. I advised them to reach out to the Wallace Estate and attempt to reach a pre-emptive settlement. None of them were involved in any of the previous negotiations with the Estate so it may mean a new leaf gets turned over in the case. Either way, the book "Tupac:187" is a roadmap to reignite the Wallace Civil Suit or the investigations into the murders of Tupac and Biggie.

There is an Internal Affairs Investigation into the leak of the confession letter: IA CF NO. 14-001995. So far no disciplinary action has been taken in the case and Detective Daryn Dupree is still heading up the Wallace Investigation.

The City of Los Angeles has the responsibility to do the right thing here in spite of previous corruption within the City of Los Angeles and the LAPD. It is time to settle with the Wallace Estate by following through on the promise to seriously investigate the case by putting someone at the helm who will not leak confidential information and will instead investigate it.