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Sanyika Shakur
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Kody Scott

Kody Scott was eleven years old when he joined the Eight Tray Gangster set of the Crips. His initiation called for him to join an attack on a rival set and he did so, obeying the instruction that he was not to return to the car until his gun was empty. He admits that he didn't sleep well that night but eventually came to the point of not questioning whether his actions were right or moral - anything that was good for the gang was approved by Kody. He makes his way through the ranks, eventually becoming a recognized leader. He becomes known as "Monster Kody" because of the atrocities he personally performed.

The birth of his daughter, Keondra, fails to inspire Kody to fatherhood or to take responsibility for himself and his family. Even being shot twice - once seriously - he continues his "gangbanging" until...

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