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Headlines: G.G. Allin Gets Reborn For One Night In East Hollywood

11:46 AM PDT on April 3, 2023

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East Hollywood: An L.A. punk band named Problem performed an April Fool's Day show in the guise of deceased self-proclaimed "scumfuck punker" G.G. Allin, recreating his infamous concerts by defecating on stage and fist-fighting with the crowd while playing tunes by the Murder Junkies and other Allin projects. "You had to be there in person to understand," says Angel Peralta, an attendee of the show who documented the iconic show on his Instagram account. Another punk, Lawrence Gonzalez II, uploaded the whole performance on Youtube. Other punks reported Problem's lead singer to be possessed by G.G. Allin's spirit.  The Lie Detector crew put together the show; they are a Boyle Heights-based collective of punks known to throw some of the most unforgettable L.A. punk shows in the last three years. Their next show is an art one titled "How Much Art Can You Take?" It will be taking place at their shop located at 2940 Whittier Boulevard on April 15th. It will be from 12 to 5 PM.  [Problem82]

West Hills: A deadly shooting in the parking lot of a West Hills Trader Joe's took the life of one person and sent three others to the hospital as a result of what LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton called an apparent "drug deal gone wrong" involving two parties from initial investigations. One suspect fled the scene in a car with a window that had been shattered, possibly by gunfire. That suspect was involved in a hit-and-run that injured another person and at one point, switched vehicles before he was pulled over in Canoga Park following a short chase, and was taken into custody. In total, three people are reportedly in police custody, while two remain in the hospital. [CBS]

City Terrace: Police tried to pull a robbery suspect over in Monterey Park on Friday morning leading to a chase on the 10 Freeway in which the suspect reportedly fired a weapon and traffic was shut down in both directions. After giving chase on foot, the suspect was killed by police and a handgun reportedly discovered. [ABC]

Downtown: "A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the heart of Los Angeles behind the locked doors of Men's Central Jail. Inside, men told us they had no hot water and no hot meals." [Kate Cagle/Twitter]

—Popular hip-hop podcaster Adam Grandmaison's, aka Adam22, "No Jumper" show is being called out for platforming White supremacists. In the past year, the show has featured antisemitic racists Nick Fuentes and Richard Spencer, leading co-host AD to quit the show. Other guests have included an antisemitic member of the Nation of Islam and misogynist influencers, with Grandmaison reportedly letting their racist views and misinformation go unchallenged. No Jumper is said to have "4.2 million YouTube subscribers, 3 million Instagram followers, 2.1 million TikTok followers, and 1.2 million Twitter followers." [Rolling Stone via Media Matters For America]

Huntington Beach: Speaking of Nazi types, a rally was held for criminally indicted former president Donald Trump at the Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday, where a fight between some people and a group of skateboarders broke out. One person was arrested, and one was taken to the hospital with injuries caused by taking a skateboard to the dome. Trump also reportedly gathered at the Federal Building in Downtown L.A. [CBS]

Hollywood: Police are searching for two suspects following the murder of two men in Hollywood early Sunday morning near the La Brea and Sunset intersection. Both the suspects and victims are believed to be part of the same group, suspected of getting into a fight in which a handgun was produced and fired at the victims. [ABC]

Long Beach: A man was shot in the upper body and wounded in Belmont Shores on Saturday afternoon while fighting with another man near Second Street and Bay Shore Avenue. A suspect was detained and firearm recovered, while the victim is expected to survive. [LB Post]

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