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who is larry davis

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Larry Davis (May 28, 1966 – February 20, 2008), who changed his name to Adam Abdul-Hakeem in 1989, was a New Yorker who shot six New York City police officers on November 19, 1986 when they raided his sister’s Bronx apartment .

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He was also a drug dealler and had a herim of girls for sale. Not your every day Joe next door.

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February 21, 2008, 11:22 am
The news that a prison inmate, Larry Davis, 41, was stabbed to death with a homemade shank on Wednesday evening at a state prison in Ulster County will recall for many New Yorkers a South Bronx criminal case that dominated the headlines for years.

The crime Davis was serving time for, 25 years to life, was totally unrelated to the shootout he had with New York police officers back in 1986.
Davis changed his name to Adam Abdul-Hakeem back in 1989.

Back in the early 80’s, Larry Davis was a tough street kid from the projects in the Bronx. He already had a few run-ins with the law by the time he was 13 or 14, so (supposedly) some dirty cops in the Bronx put him to work, selling drugs and guns. By the time he was 18 years old, he was the most feared man in the Bronx. Everyone had heard of Larry Davis, and was scared of him. If you wanted props, you would claim you were his cousin, or you knew his family, or something. Having “Davis” as a last name earned you street cred, since you could claim to be his kin.
jail, Larry Davis’ neck was supposedly broken, and he is now paralyzed from the neck down. He claims that corrections officers broke his neck. This, too, is disputed. (see link below this one for more details)

Published: June 10, 1989
LEAD: As Larry Davis lay on a gurney a few feet away, a Manhattan judge ruled last night that the 23-year-old inmate must be returned to Bellevue Hospital Center for new tests to determine whether he has been partly paralyzed by beatings by correction officers or is faking his condition.

Shawangunk is one of 16 male maximum security facilities in New York State. As of today, it houses 519 inmates. The last facility-wide lockdown there was in 1998. The last homicide in a State prison occurred in a disciplinary segregation cell block at Gouverneur Correctional Facility, in St. Lawrence County, on April 7, 2005

He was sentenced to 30 years in prison but soon ran afoul of the law again in 1991, when he murdered another drug dealer in prison, resulting in a life sentence.
Hip-Hop mogul/director Damon Dash was developing a picture based on Davis’ life, as was Mona Scott of Violator.

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