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double-stabbing @ Rossmore Hotel in Skid Row

May 8, 2010
To Skid Row,
Last Thursday at apprx. 3:30 pm, there was a double-stabbing in the Rossmore Hotel on 6th street in Skid Row.
The building is owned and managed by the Skid Row Housing Trust. Both victims are current tenants there. 
It was reported by other tenants that the two men were both cooking in the community kitchen when an argument began. They then both grabbed knives and began stabbing one another. At this time, it is still unclear who stabbed who first. It was also reported that large amounts of blood was visible on the kitchen floor. 
The reason for the delay in our sending this e-mail is because we were trying to determine how significant the injuries were and if there were any fatalities. Immediately after the incident, both men were seen bleeding in front of the building. They each left in separate ambulances.
What was troubling was to hear female SRHT staff tell tenants not to take pictures or video even though they were outside in public 

and blood was clearly visible on the sidewalk. Officers had to rope off the sidewalk and prohibit pedestrian traffic because it had become an active crime scene. 
Please contact LAPD’s Central Division or Skid Row Housing Trust for more information.
General Jeff
community activist-
ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
Resident Director- Central City East/ Skid Row
Board of Directors
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council 
  
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LL Cool J and General Jeff talk about Skid Row!



To the Skid Row community,
Many of you know about my past as a 1st-Generation, West Coast Hip-Hop Pioneer ( artist, producer, writer, etc.).
Not one to brag, but over the years I befriended many stars that are household names throughout the world today. One of them is LL Cool J.
Last Saturday, I supported LL as he went to Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena to have an autograph signing session for the release of his new book, “Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle”. Just as he and I always supported and bought each others’ music CD’s in the past, I bought his new book to support him now.
What’s funny is that back when he signed his CD’s, he would always sign “To General Jeff, The Man”. Now, in his book, he signed “To General Jeff, The Mayor!”. WOW!
He then went on to open the conversation by stating, “I’m really proud of what you’re doing for that part of the community( Skid Row)”. “You know, you’ve got a legitimate shot at running for Mayor of Los Angeles, seriously!”, he added.
Again, wow! What a great compliment from such a wise and successful human being. ( who always gives advice and shares intellect and wisdom to his millions of fans on his My Space and Twitter pages almost daily.)
After more conversation, I changed the focus of the conversation to Skid Row and our community’s “positive movement”. LL was very supportive as well as genuinely interested in our efforts. Without disclosing all of what was said, just know that LL Cool J and myself will be continuing our dialog about Skid Row at depth and in length.
( Hint: we might get a surprise visit from a well-known celebrity in the near future)
Note: The attached photograph was taken and sent to me by LL Cool J’s hometown friend and longtime DJ, “Cut Creator”, who in addition to administering entertainment industry websites, still dj’s, produces and is an affluent businessman in his own right.
Lastly, on behalf of the Skid Row community, I would like to publicly congratulate LL Cool J on all his successes including his music, his new book and of course his hit television show, NCIS: Los Angeles, which has filmed several episodes in the Downtown area.
When I mentioned to him about doing a workout video to support his new book AND also when I stated that it was time for him to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he simply smiled and humbly continued to sign autographs.
Stay tuned…
Sincerely,
General Jeff
community activist-
ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
Resident Director- Central City East/ Skid Row
Board of Directors
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council






















































































































































































































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