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The C-Bo video shooting victim has been identified as Ernie Jesse Cardena. He was 49, a Sacramento native, and leaves behind a daughter and one on the way. Ernie was a friend of many in the South Sacramento rap game. SacramentoRap.com first heard about the victim from Brotha Lynch Hung. “My homie Ernie dead” Lynch texted SacramentoRap.com after the shooting.
C-Bo snaps a photo with shooting victim Ernie Cardena before his murder
Ernie, known to many in the area, is described as “solid and a good friend”. On his GoFundMe page, he is characterized as a man that has “always been there for everyone with a helping hand, even if you didn’t know them you had the biggest heart ever”. You can donate to Ernie Jesse Cardena’s family here.
And just like that, he’s gone. Sacramento Police arrested Sac rapper Lavish D again. SacramentoRap.com got ahold of the official Sacramento Rap Lavish D Police Report. Currently, Lavish is inmate 10035196 at the Sacramento County Jail. He was booked 8/29/2017 at 2:54 PM. Lavish, or CML, is being held with no bail for violation of parole, and an old warrant for driving when privilege suspended/revoked for D.U.I./drugs in Solano County.
Although it has not been made public by the Sacramento Police Department, Lavish D’s arrest appears to be a direct response to Lavish D’s participation in the deadly C-Bo video shoot. Lavish’s arrest was one of many responses Sacramento law enforcement had to the Ernie Cardena’s August Meadowview Park murder. A day before his arrest, Lavish took to social media to explain himself.
“All I did was showed up to a video shoot, tryin to support my rappin patna, you know what I’m sayin?” Lavish D points out, “on some unity s*@%. Wasn’t no diss records being recorded, but yall all up on the internet, got my name all up in this s@*&.”
Lavish D was just released from prison about four months ago, after serving a three year stint. While out, he made several videos, including hit “3 Years Later“, made several “bands” (thousands of dollars), and was rapidly gaining fame.
Lavish D hits social media to explain his lack of involvment in the shooting a day before his arrest
“Lavish was hot!” First Degree The D.E. tells The Fahrenheit Record Blog. “I was just talkin about this the other day. Sac’s next generation of rappers are much more skilled lyrically than the average of their generation. Mix the old school vets wit the new school heatas, Sac is on fire! I’m just hopin engergies can be channeled a more productive way.”
First Degree goes on to explain how Sac is changing the game. He discloses the fact that Brotha Lynch is reaching massive, nation-wide audiences with his recent touring, Mozzy brought gangsta rap back and climbing the charts now, Lavish D is Sac’s new underground sensation, C-Bo is brand new, and Phonk Beta’s “Symplex 3” is a game changer on the horizon.
Sacramento’s recent violence has been loud, due to the stars involved, the fans, and the media. As a result, the deadly C-Bo video shooting pushed the Sacramento City Council to immediately approve a controversial gun-violence prevention program that targets the handful of young men suspected of being behind most of the violence.
Advance For Peace is a gun violence intervention program, founded by Devone Boggan. The program includes mentoring and cash stipends to participants for reaching goals, which is controversial to some. The Sacramento City Council voted 9-0 to adopt a three-year, $1.5 million contract with the Richmond, CA-based program.
Advance For Peace’s founder Devone Boggan
The Sacramento version of Advance Peace would focus on 50 young men who are thought by authorities to be responsible for most of the local gun violence. Based on the premise that many gang-related crimes that are personal and/or retaliatory, the program aims at what they see as the root of the problem.
In the program, mentors help recruit “fellows”. The program lasts 18 months and utilizes life coaching and one-on-one cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, participates can earn a stipend of up to $1,000 a month for nine months.
“With these programs, why don’t you remove the system that has impoverish and oppressed so many.” says First Degree The D.E. “Bank business loans for Blacks, a Black hospital, a school so our children won’t continue to be miseducated and targeted, especially by America’s Special Ed system, the school-to-prison pipeline. Real action, no more symbols of action.”
Although controversial, the program has had past success. KCRA reports that from 2010-2016, firearm assaults and deaths dropped by 60 percent in Richmond. Despite this success, many oppose Sacramento taking on this program. This list includes former “dabbing” mayorial candidate Angelique Ashby, citing ambiguities in the contract.
Whether the program deems successful or not, doing something about this excalating war is a must. However, First Degree The D.E. hopes that “something” isn’t the incaceration of more Blacks.
“Mass incarceration”, First Degree The D.E. clarifies, “big business in America. They are hunting you Black man to fill slots. You are so powerful, so feared. I’m hoping that the C-Bo video shooting doesn’t lead to more lives “lost”. Let Ernie rest in peace.
Learn more about the latest Mozzy vs C-Bo beef HERE.
Phonk Beta changes the game with “Symplex 3” comin soon!