Monday, October 31, 2011

Beware of 'Young Guns'

From the NY Post:

In Harlem, The Bronx and Brooklyn, small, independent gangs are popping up with increasing frequency -- arming themselves to protect their turf, which sometimes amounts to a single block or housing unit, and lashing out at the slightest insult or challenge.

Though they make money by mugging people or dealing pot or cocaine, their motives are more territorial than financial.

“It’s consistent around the city: young guys doing their own thing, mostly around the projects,” said Lou Savelli, a crime consultant who founded the NYPD’s Gang Unit. “A lot of them are friends who grew up together. They think up a name, and that’s their gang. It’s like the old days of the 1950s, when you had guys who defended their street corner.”

But there’s a big difference. This new generation, often referred to collectively as “Young Guns,” has turned away from traditional gangs like the Bloods, Crips and Latin Kings and is more rash, violent and dangerous than their older counterparts.

The crews, with odd names like Very Cripsy Gangsters in East New York, Wave Gang in Brownsville and From the Zoo in Harlem, aren’t guided by any of the codes or hierarchy of established gangs -- a deeply troubling development, cops say.


Anonymous said...

These savages act before they think,you know what happens......

Anonymous said...

Just what you'd expect our "Great Recession" to be producing.

Read up on your history if you can pry yourself away from your "I-Phone" aps.

Violence increased during the "Great Depression'.

And Bloomberg's cutting police!

Anonymous said...

"Great Recession" has nothing to do with it.

I don't see groups of Whites, Asians, or Indians doing this.

we could have a national 1% unemployment rate, and these animals would still be doing the same thing.

Savages will always act like savages. We need to stop pretending that all groups are equal, and realize there are certain "cultures" that are just not compatible with civilized living.

FlushingRepresenter said...

This is NOTHING new, this has been going on for the last 40 years. Same game slightly different format and different players.

Anonymous said...

"A man needs a code" - Omar