MTO And His Team Pull a Fast One On Sarasota With Gang Mural Painted on Tube Dude Building Then Laugh About It On Facebook. MTO and his tagging ”Team” played the people of Sarasota for suckers with the Tube Dude gang mural during the Chalk Street Painting Festival. One of the MTO “Team” members (Roger) posted photos of himself with his gal pal on Facebook throwing the West Side Crips gang sign and laughing about it after MTO finsihed the mural on the Tube Dude building in Sarasota.
From a Local Sarasota Source....."Here is one of the people who was part of the team that painted the "Tube Dude" mural for Denise Kowal. I got this photo from facebook, note the pistol in his waist band and no, this was not a Halloween pic, this is really how he dresses.
WEST SIDE CRIPS CALIFORNIA....The Crips are not one gang, but an identity that many gangs associate themselves with and copy cat Crip gangs in other cities may fashion themselves by regional cultural indicators that have nothing to do with Los Angeles. Some of the first Crip gangs in Los Angeles included the East Side Crips, Compton Crips, West Side Crips, Avalon Garden Crips, 43rd Street Crips, Harlem Crips, Hoover Crips, Inglewood Crips, and Grandee Crips.
On March 15, 1979 West Side Crips leader Tookie Williams was arrested for four murders committed during two separate robberies while on an alleged drug binge Williams was sentenced to Death Row and executed by lethal injection on December 13, 2005, wow what a great roll model.
JR in L.A......JR Throws 'Westside' Hand Sign on East Wall of Bristol Hotel for 'The Wrinkles of the City' Peeking up between buildings on the corner of S. Olive and 8th , "Westside" represents on the east wall of the Bristol Hotel. Living in LA, we know the origins of this iconic hand sign. Have we been desensitized to the gang connotations over the years after seeing it in 20-odd years of music videos? Is it "ART" when SUR-13 Gang members "tagged" fences on Beneva Rd in Sarasota Fl, see below;
On September 17th, 2010, I posted an article, SUR-13 Gang Members Lay Claim to South Beneva Rd in Sarasota Fl As They “Tag” Fences. This South Beneva Rd area as indicated in the article was at the corner of Beneva Rd and Bee Ridge Rd just down the street from where Basillio Alvardo was arrested on June 15th, 2010.