187

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noun

187

Californian penal code number for homicide. The police in California uses the penal code numbers as shorthand on the radio. Eg. in Oregon the code for homicide is "163.005" - different from California.

"Try to set me up for a 211, fuck around and get caught up in a 187" -- Dr. Dre ("Let Me Ride" [The Chronic, 1992]) (211 being the penal code for armed robbery)

"Yeah, and you don't stop, cause it's 1-8-7 on an undercover cop, yeah, and you don't stop, cause it's 1-8-7 on an undercover cop." (Snoop Doggy Dogg on Dr. Dre's Deep Cover (187 on an undercover cop)]

"March 19th 1997 L.A. California, another 1-8-7" -- City Clay ("Tupac and Biggie Tribute")

A.K.A. 187 "The Big Bitch....statutory murder rap" (Fortress (Movie) 1993)

"It's about coming up and staying on top, and screaming 1-8-7 on a motherfucking cop. As long as I'm alive Ima live illegal" -- Sublime, "April 26th, 1992"

"Spades is the sickest illest realest ever heard of, 187 M-16 its murder (" Spades and Elonskee")