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Ex-Crips Member Eugene “Big U” Henley On Prez Obama’s Baltimore Riots Speech: “We’re Not In A New Time”

Eugene Henley

[With global attention centered on Baltimore, Maryland amid the death of Freddie Gray this week, former Crips leader-turned-activist/peacemaker Eugene “Big U” Henley speaks to SOHH about President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday and why segregation is still alive.]

I’m 48-years-old. I’m the father of five kids. I’ve been married 27 years. Unfortunately I did 13 years in prison. I’ve been incarcerated probably since juvenile hall through 2004.

I’ve lived the life that most of these kids have to go through and unfortunately I’ve been shot multiple times. So I’ve seen what most of our kids are going through.

The year before I …read more

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