INGLEWOOD, CA—In the early 1990s, Inglewood-area Blood gang members made Rogers Park a notorious hangout where one could easily get killed, prompting an historic gang truce attempted by members of the Crip gang in 1998; nevertheless, it remains a center of gang activity.
Marvin O’Neal Carroll, 20, appears to be helping to maintain the more sinister history of the park. The Inglewood man was arrested on Saturday, December 13 at approximately 5 p.m. in Rogers Park by Inglewood police officers. He was charged with carrying a loaded firearm (25850(A)PC), simple possession of methamphetamine (11377HS), possession of a firearm with specific priors (29800(A)1PC) and carrying a concealed weapon on one’s person (25400C2PC).
The total bail was set at $115,000.
Although the park was an easy area to get shot and killed in the early 1990s, an historic truce attempt by former Crip gang members in 1998—and reported by an L.A. Times story titled “Bloods’ Infighting Pulls In Some Crips–to Stop the Killings”—was an attempt to stop the bloodshed. While the truce appeared to stop the more severe gang activity, the park remains a hangout for area Bloods. Videos of interviews with gang members in Rogers Park may be found on YouTube and StreetGangs.com
It is unknown, however, if Carroll is in any way affiliated with any gangs.