O/G Melvin "Skull" Farmer Westside Crip/83 Gangster Crip

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O/G Melvin "Skull" Farmer Westside Crip/83 Gangster Crip

Unread post by alexalonso » February 8th, 2009, 10:42 am

This is Melvin Farmer, one of the Original Eight Trays. He appeared near the end of the Monster Kody episode on BET, and he also published a book entitled, The New Slave Ship about Three Strikes law in California. He is one of the first guys to be charged with three strikes when charged with possession of less than one gram of cocaine and sentenced to thirty-four years to life.

But he is the first person convicted of a third strike to released from a California State Prison on a reversal.
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MELVIN FARMER?

Unread post by dinky » November 29th, 2009, 7:10 am

This guys name pops up frequently when im reading articles on gangs who is he?

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Unread post by Jinky08 » November 29th, 2009, 9:16 am

Hes an author who was one of the first men convicted under the 3 strike law, his conviction was overturned.
It was the 20 years Melvin Farmer spent behind bars that contributed to his writing The New Slave Ship. Farmer, who was one of the first men convicted under California's three-strikes rule, also penned his experiences with the justice system in his first book. "I wanted to show the cruelty of the three-strikes law. But most importantly, I wanted to dispel the belief [among many young black men] that being in prison is an honor."

Farmer, whose life sentence under the three-strikes law was overturned, believes that his release was God's will, and that has changed his life. "It finally hit me that 20 years behind bars carried a high price for me, for my family, even for society. I could accomplish more on the outside, trying to affect a change in the thinking of others who were destined to follow in my footsteps."

Only months out of prison, Farmer wrote The New Slave Ship, and it was published not long thereafter. "I want readers to understand the feelings of being behind bars," he says. "I equate it to the way our ancestors must have felt as they were dragged from their homeland. It's really the same thing. Today's prisoners provide free labor, and with long sentences, these young men are not able to continue their family line. We just don't realize the affect on our community of one person going to jail. Prison must be avoided at all costs. That is my purpose."
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Re: MELVIN FARMER?

Unread post by dinky » November 29th, 2009, 12:37 pm

Nice 1 Jinky cheers mukka

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Re: MELVIN FARMER?

Unread post by dinky » December 1st, 2009, 10:07 am

Farmer was a former eight tray gangster,dont know his street name.

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Re: MELVIN FARMER?

Unread post by alexalonso » December 28th, 2012, 6:32 pm

dinky wrote:Farmer was a former eight tray gangster,dont know his street name.
was it Skull? I would ask him but he aint around right now.

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Re: Melvin Farmer O/G 83 Gangster Crip

Unread post by alexalonso » March 9th, 2017, 2:47 am

Before Melvin Farmer was a Westside Crip, her was from a gang called Cafe Boys, who attended Horace Mann before Westside Crips

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Re: MELVIN FARMER?

Unread post by alexalonso » March 9th, 2017, 2:49 am

alexalonso wrote:
dinky wrote:Farmer was a former eight tray gangster,dont know his street name.
was it Skull? I would ask him but he aint around right now.
There are two Skulls, eastside Skull started Kitchen Crip and Westside Skull is Melvin Farmer.

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Unread post by bgcasper » March 9th, 2017, 3:37 am

did u interview him that would be great ...

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Re: O/G Melvin Farmer Westside Crip/83 Gangster Crip

Unread post by xjew4ux » March 10th, 2017, 4:08 am

http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/234765568-story is this the same farmer that was in long beach doing those robbery ?

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Unread post by bgcasper » March 10th, 2017, 10:40 am

no og etg is 39 years old... og skull must be over 45 ...thats my point of view know yall know better

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Unread post by alexalonso » March 10th, 2017, 8:51 pm

bgcasper wrote:no og etg is 39 years old... og skull must be over 45 ...thats my point of view know yall know better
He was born in 1957, he turns 60 this year, actually this month.

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Re: O/G Melvin Farmer Westside Crip/83 Gangster Crip

Unread post by alexalonso » March 10th, 2017, 8:53 pm

xjew4ux wrote:http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/234765568-story is this the same farmer that was in long beach doing those robbery ?
thats actually his son, Jr.

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Unread post by bgcasper » March 11th, 2017, 12:30 am

[quote="alexalonso"][quote="bgcasper"]no og etg is 39 years old... og skull must be over 45 ...thats my point of view know yall know better[/quote]

He was born in 1957, he turns 60 this year, actually this month.[/quote]
yeah when i said 45 i was farmath never was my stong point but what i meant is that he cant be no 39 ....

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Re: O/G Melvin "Skull" Farmer Westside Crip/83 Gangster Crip

Unread post by alexalonso » April 1st, 2017, 12:17 am

this guy knows so much history. He was Cafe Boys then became a Westside Crip, then he banged Underground with Monkey Man and others, then he created the 83 Gangster Crips with Rayford "Sidewinder" Miles. The name "Eight Tray Gangster Crips" is a combination of the name Skull and Sidewinder created. I actually heard an interesting story that Skull was mad at what Sidewinder added, Skull went to jail, but them two were actually best of friends.

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Re: O/G Melvin "Skull" Farmer Westside Crip/83 Gangster Crip

Unread post by LosAngeles94 » April 2nd, 2017, 2:10 pm

So which one added which? Do one start
"Eight Tray" and the other added
"Gangsta Crip"? @Alonzo

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Unread post by LosAngeles94 » April 2nd, 2017, 2:10 pm

Did one start*** I met say

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Re: O/G Melvin "Skull" Farmer Westside Crip/83 Gangster Crip

Unread post by alexalonso » April 2nd, 2017, 3:41 pm

LosAngeles94 wrote:So which one added which? Do one start
"Eight Tray" and the other added
"Gangsta Crip"? @Alonzo
I am going to save that one for a future interview. And I would have to check my hand written notes on the timeline on that. My notes are locked away in the file cabinet.

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