Thursday, May 11, 2006

Agg-Town DVDs

Yesterday, the police in Arlington [Texas] arrested four teenagers. It seems that these young men were staging bare-knuckle street fights involving other teens [some as young as 14], and then selling DVD's of the fights for $15.00 each. There were both boy and girl fights, and the fights were taped in many different locations [parks, city streets, parking lots, schools, etc.].

There are two of the videos on sale, and a third was being prepared. The videos are about three hours long and have a "hip-hop" soundtrack. The DVD's were being sold thru internet websites.

The four arrested were charged with organized criminal activity and aggravated assault. This is a felony charge and could result in a sentence of 5-99 years in prison. Bail has been set in at least two of the cases at $25,000.

The Arlington police began their investigation in March of this year, when a teenager was critically wounded in one of the fights, and had to be hospitalized.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation said they will be investigating also. In Texas, you must have a license to stage a fight for an audience. This could result in state criminal charges and an administrative fine of $5,000.

I guess these young criminals thought they had found a way to make some easy money. They don't seem to realize [or maybe they don't care] that people could be seriously injured or even killed during these fights. It shows a lack of morality and common decency for these young men to make their money from the pain and suffering of others.

I hope the Tarrant County District Attorney takes this as seriously as the Arlington police have. These young criminals need to be prosecuted vigorously and sent to serve some jail time. This kind of criminal activity needs to be nipped in the bud. If it is allowed to continue, it will just get worse, and may soon expand to involve the general public.


NOTE - Agg-Town is the hip-hop slang for Arlington. Others in this area are D-Town [Dallas] and FunkyTown [Fort Worth].

6 comments:

  1. Seems like you should be able to film your own fighting or whatever.

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  2. And here we go again why are we focusing so much on a young capitalist such as this young man the focus needs to be on the media and other outlets who promote violence everyday no wonder this is so popular here as well as london, society breeds violence in youths(i.e. video games,cartoons & movies) so now why is it such a big problem, we can send teens to iraq to fight a meaningless war but the same kid cant have a cold beer(which spends over 20 billion dollars marketing to teens anyway) lets try to send the right message instead of pointing the finger at the messenger!!!

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  3. fuck yal hatas

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  4. I THINK THAT IF THESE KIDS WANT TO FIGHT AND THEIR CONSENT IS THERE THEN WHATS THE BIG DEAL. THEY KNOW THAT THERE IS POSSIBILTY TO GET SERIOUSLY INJURED OR HURT, AND KNOWING THAT IF THEY STILL WANT TO DO IT LET THEM. WHO ARE WE TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN AND CAN NOT DO. JUMPING PEOPLE HOWEVER ON TAPE SHOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE. I THINK SOCIETY NEEDS TO FOCUS ON BIGGER AND BETTER ISSUES IN THE WORLD SUCH A RAPE/MUREDER/KIDNAPPINGS. THERE ARE MUCH BIGGER ISSUES THEN A FIGHT VIDEO

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  5. The young adults responsible for the fights were attacking innocent people and fighting in public. Yes some were staged fights but many were not. Many citizens were exposed to dangerous situations while in McDonalds, on the streets driving and at schools.

    Because of their actions they are getting what they deserve. Jail time and a trip to the court.

    Most of you who follow these idiots deserve to be with them. But again, you probably are.

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  6. i waz there. some ma bros were in it
    i got like 3 of those tapes a week when it came out.
    the dude dat made the tape i knew him
    before he waz known he used to play ball wit us.
    who ever had the tape iz gon to get arrested
    and who ever waz seen in the video will also get jailed.

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