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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 01:34 PM
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7. A couple years ago the CRIPS tried to set up a spot on Benkard Ave.
Benkard Ave is held by the BBK (Benkard Burrio Kings). The poor CRIPS (from NYC, I think) came up here, set up shop, and within a month were all in jail or dead.
The local gangs keep the national gangs out of the city.
They take care of the local kids and residents. The gangs keep the drug addicts in check and have a "you get our back, we got your back" relationship with the local ghetto residents.

Just two years ago a BLOOD member was selling pot at a know Rasta corner. An old Jamaican lady quietly asked him several times to stop dealing drugs on that corner. This was how the Rasta gang told the kid to move on (the kid is Robyn Rivera - I had posted a story here about his death). No fight, no loud words. A couple days later they found Robyn's shoes hanging on an electric wire in front of the BLOODS main crack spot. They found Robyn in the woods with his feet and hands cut off.

This rasta gang does no street fighting, tagging, or other gang activity. They traffic people, guns, and pot. They protect their neighborhoods and stay out of the turf wars. But when they act, they are heavy. They didn't even kill Robyn, they cut off his hands and feet and left him to die. If Robyn had only respected that old Jamaican lady and move his weed spot he would still be alive.

The cops make the least amount of money in Newburgh (my hood). All surrounding areas pay their cops more. So we cant keep good cops and we only get cops that are too quick to beat up people or to look the other way.

The gangs do a lot to keep the peace in an unregulated economy.
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