Tupac Shakur, JDL and 'Hollywood Star Whackers'
by WAYNE MADSEN
(Apr 15, 2011) According to the Jerusalem Post, FBI files show that the terrorist Jewish Defense League (JDL) ran an extortion-via-death threats operation to extort money from various rapper artists, including Tupac Shakur and Eazy-E.
The partially-redacted FBI document states, "The scheme involves [name redacted] and other subjects making telephonic death threats to the rap star," the files state. "Subjects then intercede by contacting the victim and offering protection for a fee. The victim and their family are taken to a 'safe haven,' usually a private estate, and are protected by gun-toting body guards associated with the Jewish Defense League."
Eazy-E, the owner of Ruthless Records of Woodland Hills, California, who was also known as Eric Wright, died from AIDS in 1995 and Shakur was shot to death in 1996 in a gangland-style hit in Las Vegas after having been threatened with the extortion/protection from murder scheme hatched by the JDL.
The FBI document states that the FBI was investigating the "extortionate activities" of a JDL suspect.