Originally posted by BadgerHawk:Gang affiliation or no, Jackson has been on the wrong side of controversy too much thus far in his career.
This "gang affiliation" needs to be put to rest. As far as I am concerned there is not one iota of evidence that Jackson is affiliated with or has ties to a gang.
Knowing people, having friends, or hanging out with people who are in gangs simply does NOT constitute gang ties or gang affiliation.
If it does, I have been simultaneously affiliated with rival gangs (surenos y nortenos)as well as the East Bay Chapter of the Hell's Angels, the Gypsy Jokers, and the East Bay Dragons. At times, we can not control who lives in and shares the world in which we exist. I have had gang members who treated me very well and helped me when I needed help. I consider them friends, and I would not disown that friendship because they were in gangs.
Relatives of mine are in, or were in, some pretty nasty white racist gangs. One uncle served time for his gang-related endeavors. They kept their crap to themselves when we attended family functions, and I kept what they considered my crap to myself. We avoided talking race and politics and made every attempt to be civil.
Unless someone offers solid evidence of Jackson's gang affiliation, the noise needs to be ignored.
I am glad that Jackson is not a 49er. I am convinced that he is a petty, vindictive, divisive diva, but....
I am done with my rant, but some things strike close to home.
[ Edited by buck on Apr 4, 2014 at 11:06 PM ]