INGLEWOOD – Compton rapper Slim 400, 33, was killed Dec. 8 less than a mile from SoFi Stadium. This is the 18th unresolved murder in Inglewood, and City Hall and Inglewood Police Department continue to suppress notifying the public in a perceived effort to not scare off football fans.
It is not known what the circumstances are surrounding his untimely death, but we do know he was killed on 7th Ave, South of Manchester, which is a few blocks from Inglewood Councilman George Dotson’s house, and across the street from an IPD Community Center.
Gang interventionists took to social media to squash rumors about the killing.
“The 60s did not kill Slim 400,” said Skipp Townsend, with 2ndCall.
The year started with 20-year-old Andrew Summerfield gunned down in the early morning at an Inglewood park situated behind SoFi Stadium. Weeks later, a young man was gunned down at an Inglewood bus stop, also down the street from the football stadium.
Most recently, an aspiring 18-year-old volleyball player was gunned down in her car down the street from City Hall.
ALL OF THE MURDERS IN INGLEWOOD ARE UNRESOLVED. Doesn’t that concern you Mayor Butts?
The City has effectively extinguished public participation on public safety matters by not holding regular Police Commission meetings, which were established when IPD was under federal review. The city also doesn’t post regular updates on crime stats. The most recent on their website is from 2019.
The City evades accountability of not holding commission meetings by posting notices on the front door of City Hall, fully aware its still closed to the public without appointment, and the portion of the City’s website that held the meeting agendas and minutes for the commission has been removed.
Residents call in to city council meetings, only to reach a combative Mayor James Butts who routinely dismisses their concerns, antagonizes them, interrupts, or hangs up on them.
Police Chief Mark Fronterotta earns over $500,000 in salary and benefits from Inglewood taxpayers, yet, doesn’t address the public when crime is an obvious issue.
Residents are being killed on the same streets where NFL fans park their cars to walk to SoFi.
Inglewood city council consists of two former police officers, both more concerned with wooing the police union for favor instead of ensuring the public’s safety. Two members hold law degrees and offer nothing profound in terms of addressing the crime, and ALL five of the council have children and grandchildren who could be victims in Inglewood like other parents and families are facing.
If the City acknowledged the crime, would homes continue to sell for record numbers? Would businesses still invest in the “genius” of the mayor? Or would they run the other way?
How many murders do we have to reach before a member of the city council makes public safety a priority?
We are currently at 18, one of which was caught on city cameras, and they are ALL unsolved.