But the details revealed Friday by the paper likely forced its hand – especially with NFL teams weary of ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez suspected in as many as three murders, as well as drug and arms trafficking and gang activity.
Gang-involved friends: Jackson (far right) pictured with Shakir (center right) shortly after his release from prison.
In this series, we will attempt to present the central ideas of Jewish mysticism in a methodical and intelligent manner, minimizing abstruse terminology and shying away from a sense of the incomprehensible.
In order to understand what Kabbalah is and what it isn't, let us use the following illustration.
Like philosophy, Kabbalah gives us the grander abstract picture that the facts present.
He is very meticulous in his work, and may even draw some immediate conclusions from the data at hand. A great scientist picks up these notes, reads them and ponders their meaning. He tries to envision what the entire system may be like.
He knows that there are no instruments, nor can there be, to actually see the particles he imagines, and therefore he gropes for metaphors that will accurately connect the bits of data that the physicist collected.
'Rolling 60's': Jackson has been photographed many times flashing the contorted C signal used by members of a local Crips gang from the Crenshaw neighborhood he grew up in - he even flashed the supposed gang sign at Washington Redskins player De Angelo Hall on national television last season Snoop Dogg, a hip hop artist long-known to make references to the Crips in his music, released a song on Jaccpot with Jackson in a music video flashing hand signals similar to the gang signs flashed by the Rolling 60’s neighborhood Crips, a gang expert told Larry Brown Sports.‘Those were neighborhood Crip gang signs and he flashed them during a game,’ the expert continued.
‘He may not be affiliated with the gang, but they don't [ordinarily] take kindly to those not in the gang throwing up those gang signs.’‘I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang,’ said the embattled footballer.