Jewish Journal


April 25, 2011

Did JDL extort Tupac with death threats?


Now here’s an odd story: According to the FBI, the Jewish Defense League made death threats to Tupac Shakur, among other rappers, in an effort to extort “protection” money from them. Who knew OGs were looking protection from the OG Ois?

The JDL… have been extorting money from various rap music stars via death threats,” the FBI file on the case states. The report then goes on to describe how the group would make the death threats, and then call the rap star and offer protection for a fee.

According to the documents, Shakur was a victim of this scheme, as was another late rapper, Eazy-E.

Although the documents refer to the JDL extortion scheme, they don’t make a direct connection between the group and the murder of Shakur.

The FBI files were released as part of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.

That’s from Haaretz.

In case you’re not familiar with the JDL, here is the profile of former JDL head Irv Rubin, who died in jail after being arrested for allegedly scheming to blow up an LA-area mosque and the office of U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, who is Arab American. Rubin’s widow and son are still around, though the JDL has really fallen into the background since Rubin’s death.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2016 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2195 / 49