Melvin Farmer O/G 83 Gangster Crip

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Melvin Farmer O/G 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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