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“The purpose of this forum is to see where does Larry fit today… How we can utilize his legacy to combat the things that are going wrong in our communities now …

The conspiracy that is here to eliminate us and destroy us as a people,” asserted Davis’ partner in rhyme, Brother Shams, to open the recent seminar in Harlem.

This May 28th marked what would’ve been the 44th Physical Day (birthday) of New York City legend and urban political prisoner Larry “Hood Hero” Davis a.k.a. Adam Abdul Hakeem.

As a 14 year old, Davis and his childhood comrade, Rick Burgos, were riding dirt bikes on Woodycrest Ave. in the Boogie Down Bronx; when they were stopped, then recruited and forced to sell crack by some rogue cops from the 44th Precinct in the treacherous Fort Apache section.

After selling crack for the dirty pigz for a few years, he learned that his baby mother-to-be had miscarried their child, due to drugs, and then decided not to cooperate with the kaucasian korrupt kops any longer, instead opting to concentrate on his music career.

This decision by him led the pigs to hunt him down, in order to extinguish him for fear that Larry would announce them and reveal their filthy activities to higher authorities.

Once he was cornered by over 30 krooked killer kops at his sister’s home on the unforgettable night of November 19th 1986, Larry retaliated as they attempted to exterminate him.

Wounding 6 of them, Larry fled into the night, evading capture for 19 days, then negotiated his own surrender to the F.B.I., where he demanded that they thoroughly investigate the illicit activities of the NYDP – New York Death-squad Pigz.

As he was led away in handcuffs towards an awaiting armored vehicle, in full view of the media to insure that the pigs did not kill him, neighbors hanging out of windows and others on the street repeatedly rhythmically chanted his name –  “LA-REE!!! LA-REE!!!  LA-REE!!!”

To show their appreciation for his bold stance against the oppressive overseers they had grown to mistrust… and just as he stepped inside the truck in front of the news cameras Davis revealed:

“The police gave me the guns!”

Although the cops claimed that they wanted to question Larry regarding a homicide, it was later revealed in court that they were lying because they were unable to obtain a warrant to do so, yet still went ahead in pursuit of Davis anyway.

“You don’t send over 30 cops to arrest one man!” – rationalized Davis’ attorney – Lynne Stewart.

The legend continued in court, where a jury of his peers acquitted him in a couple of murder cases – including a quadruple-homicide, as well as of all the assault and attempted-murder charges waged against him stemming from the shoot-out with the pigz.  But he was found guilty for weapons possession and sentenced to the maximum possible sentence of 5-15 years, even though it was only his first offense.

He then beat yet another homicide case, but was eventually convicted and sentenced to 25-life for a Manhattan murder in a set-up trial by the government, which included paid informants and police relatives on the jury, as well as on the witness stand.  The victim’s wife had even confirmed that it was a Spanish speaking man who killed her husband… and not Davis.

Word on the streets revealed that Crazy Joe, one of the degenerate detectives, had given Larry guns which Joe and his immoral cohorts had themselves used to murder other drug dealers who were selling crack and guns for them, as well as a few competitors who refused to do so, which they also had killed.  Therefore the ballistics were expected to match when Davis was framed for the killings.

A recent two-day tribute, which was conducted by Davis’ daughter’s organization “The  Larrima Davis Foundation,” in conjunction with Brother Shams, was held in Harlem recently, which brought a lot of previously unknown information to light.  It featured a panel filled with some of Larry’s family, friends and Hip-Hop contemporaries; as they spoke about an individual that few actually knew.

They touched on a youth who enjoyed fixing and riding motorcycles as a hobby, the aspirations of the young Hip-Hop entrepreneur who was on the verge of a record deal, and the generosity he often displayed towards others – whether when he was out in the concrete jungle of The South Bronx where he was raised, or while incarcerated in the belly of the beast where he remained for 21 plus years before being assassinated by Luis Rosado on February 20th 2008.

“His mother looked out for the neighborhood children.  He came from a family of 14 kids, so her house was always full,” relayed the legendary Kool DJ Red Alert.

“Larry’s mom took me in when I was 12 years old,” confirmed Shams.  Red Alert continued explaining the climate of the times during the mid-‘80s, when the torrent crack epidemic was destabilizing urban communities and decimating many Black family’s structure.

“Lay down ya wages / I’m wild like Larry Davis” – MC Hood on A Tribe Called Quest’s 1992 classic, “Scenario-remix.”

Shams and Larry’s nephews; Barry Davis and James ‘Snuka’ Davis; also spoke at length about how Larry helped to influence a particular segment of the Hip-Hop community when they sublimely mentioned either Larry’s name or his actions in their music.

When asked what it was like being Larry’s daughter, Larrima answered,

“I didn’t really get to know my father until I was 18.  He stayed in contact and we spoke a lot, but my children will never get to know their grandfather.”

Much speculation surrounds Davis’ death in Shawangunk concentration camp (prison) on February 20th 2008.  Especially since it occurred one day prior to the film crew from B.E.T.’s American Gangster series was supposed to have gone there to interview him for an episode regarding his experiences with and against New York’s swinest.

Much evidence points to ‘the-powers-that-be’, who did not want Hakeem to go on air and brag about, just as he had done in previous interviews, how he aired out over 30 krooked killer kops – seriously wounding 6 of them and escaped virtually unscathed.  Only this time it would have been on national television, where he would’ve revealed the illicit dealings of some of the people who had taken an oath to protect and serve their communities.

Davis was going to reveal, to those who were not already aware of his-story, how the pigs forced him and other inner-city youth to become crack dealers and gun runners for the NYPD.

Larry’s older brother, Washington, answered…  “From before he was arrested, they tried to kill him, when they went there [his sister’s house].  You think they’d stop just because they went to trial?  They just became more cunning about it because now they have him in the system,” when asked if he thought Larry was set-up by prison personnel to be killed.

“It was in the interest of the police [Davis’ death] and you could tell by their remarks in the media,” added Ralph Poynter.

Poynter was  the investigator in Davis’ defenses, who also helped to reveal certain facts during the much hyped up trial which helped to exonerate the Hood Hero from the attempted-murder charges against the death-squad of Korrupt Killer Kops who attempted to assassinate him on the night of November 19th 1986.

The documentary – “The Larry Davis Story: A Typical Routine Hit” – was shown Friday evening, in which Davis and his sister detail how over 30 pigs from  the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit, armed with semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, Plexi-glass shields and bullet-proof gear; storm-trooped her home without a warrant, yet were forced to retreat when Larry retaliated, firing back.

“Larry’s case is the first one in Amerikkka where an individual shot police officers, claimed ‘self defense’ and beat the charge.  That is something that we need to think about… not only now in the time of Sean Bell, Patrick Dorismond and Diallo and others,” Shams advised the audience.

“We need to continue to put that out there and let it be known that you can defend yourself, and win!”

Davis’ attorney for two of his cases – including the one in which involved the shoot-out with the NYPD, Lynne Stewart remembered, in a statement,:

“[Officer] Sullivan opened the door for us to prove it was self-defense.  He said, ‘So and so, from the E.S.U. had a shotgun’.  And the D.A. went crazy, saying that he couldn’t believe that Sullivan gave him up!”

The following day, another documentary – “The One Who Survived” – was played for those in attendance.

“I’m just one out of millions who didn’t die because of police brutality or police assassinations,” Davis declared in the flick.

Also in the film, a detective admits that one of their own cops burst into the home – guns blazing – and the others had to follow behind him, but instead of catching a casualty, they were met with return-fire from Larry Davis, and retreated as some of them dropped their weapons while running away.

“The police had open season on us.  What was unique about Larry, he didn’t come from a political party, he came from the streets.  Yet at the moment of truth, when it came to his life or theirs, he had enough self to say, ‘It’s not going to be me!’” -assessed Stewart.

Adam Abdul Hakeem was looked upon as a revolutionary by many with their third-eye open, and not as a gangster as portrayed by the mainstream media.  He was known to protect people in his ‘hood – both, as a youth in The South Bronx and while incarcerated, where he’d help other inmates with their cases and combating against poor conditions in prison, such as malicious treatment by the guards.

He was a victim of the U.S. government-sponsored biological warfare against Amerkkkanized-Afrikans, known as the horrid crack epidemic, who refused to die at the hands of some devious devils.

“We have to tell Larry’s story correctly, so that people get the pride that we’re not beaten every time.  We sometimes win!” – established Stewart.

For more info about the Larry Davis videos: brolic@ea17.com

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