Friday, March 10, 2017

20 years later, Notorious B.I.G.'s killing remains one of L.A.'s biggest unsolved homicides





Notorious B.I.G. was leaving a music industry party at the Petersen Automotive Museum, sitting in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Suburban, when his killer pulled up alongside in a dark Chevy Impala. As the SUV idled at a stoplight, the gunman opened fire, hitting the 24-year-old rap star, who was also known as Biggie Smalls, four times. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m. on March 9, 1997. The fatal round entered his right hip and ripped through his liver, lung and heart. Despite numerous investigations by the Los Angeles Police Department, lawsuits, books and a plethora of allegations, the 20-year-old slaying of the performer whose real name was Christopher Wallace remains officially unsolved. Wallace’s slaying came just six months after rap rival Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. The two killings would become forever intertwined as observers theorized that the violence was fueled by an East Coast-West Coast rivalry. Shakur’s death also remains unsolved. This connects to US history today because police are always treating minorities unfairly ,even after 20 years the LAPD still have not solved The Notorious Big's death. 
Do you think that the LAPD were even trying to solve his death 20 years ago?
Do you think that if he was a white man that they would have found the killer?
Would you say that the way the police system works today is similar to how it worked back then, by the way they treat different races?




6 comments:

  1. They were probably not trying their hardest to find the killers because they would've already found them. If Biggie was white then they would've probably already found the killers because it feels like when white celebrities get killed they almost always find the killer, but it's not the same for all other races.

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  2. I think LAPD did make an effort in trying to solve his murder case. I don't think that it would be any different if he was a white man because till this day today there are still unsolved murder cases that have gone cold. Today the Police system is very different especially since we all this new technology being developed which can help in catching the suspects.

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  3. I think the police system has gotten better than before, back in the 90's it used to be way worse. I think they didn't really try to investigate his death. I think if they found out he was white he would just get a simple sentence.

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  4. i do think the police system has gotten better than back then.

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  5. I think the LAPD did try to solve this case although maybe lacked a few areas that wouldn't be if tried to be solved now rather than back then.

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  6. i think that the LAPD did made some effort but i do agree that maybe if he was white, they might try a little more harder than they did before.

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