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Myspace Protested Over Gang Profiles
Source: eurweb.com
Posted on: May 20, 2008 03:14 MST
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*Civil rights activist Najee Ali and a coalition of community leaders are calling for Myspace.com to start removing profiles that "promote and glorify gang violence."      

       The protest follows the March 2 murder of 17-year-old L.A. high school football star Jamiel Shaw by an alleged gang member and "frequent MySpace user," according to Ali.      

       "On his profiles he claimed membership in his neighborhood street gang and posed for pictures flashing gang signs," read a statement from Ali's Project Islamic HOPE. "Shaw also threatened violence on his MySpace pages against rival gangs causing many people to now believe that Shaw was gunned down not because of his race but because of his gang memberships and associations that were promoted by MySpace.      

       "Our coalition wants MySpace to ban all promotions of gang violence and gang culture by users and is asking for community members nationwide to report objectionable comments and pictures that promote gangs."

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