Largest Gang Bust in NY History: 100 Gang Members Caught In Harlem
We have so many things to clean up in this world of ours! The streets are one of them!
Gang violence is senseless and has plagued our communities since the beginning of time. The largest gang bust in NY took place yesterday, cleaning the streets of over 100 of the most hardcore gangsters.
More than 100 members of three feuding gangs were arrested in Harlem for killings and gun violence on Wednesday in what was described as the largest indictment of gang members in New York City’s history, authorities said.
The arrests and indictments were part of a conspiracy investigation that stemmed from the 2011 murder of Tayshana Murphy, an 18-year-old high-school basketball star, a person familiar with the investigation said.
Hundreds of New York City police officers, many heavily armed, swarmed the Manhattanville and Grant Houses in the early morning hours.
The coordinated action began at approximately 6 a.m. when teams of cops from gang divisions across the city donned helmets and carried battering rams as they simultaneously stormed several apartments.
Those arrested included some of the most dangerous gang members accused of terrorizing residents of the housing complexes, according to police.
More than 400 NYPD cops flooded the neighboring Manhattanville and Grant Houses, near Amsterdam Avenue and West 125th Street around 5:30 a.m.
There were 103 arrests in the sweep, of those, 41 were already in jail on other charges, police sources said.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was at the 33rd Precinct station house and addressed officers before the early-morning raid, sources said.
‘This is one of the biggest takedowns in NYPD history,’ a police source told the New York Post.
Some of those who were arrested this morning were laughing as police lead them out in handcuffs
One of them shouted, ‘Happy Stack Day!’ referring to his gang, the ‘Staccs.’
Members of the ‘Make it Happen Boyz’ and ‘Money Avenue’ were the other groups caught up in the raid.
Police brought out two men the Manhattanville housing complex as Police Commissioner Bratton looked on.
‘We ain’t no f–king gang. I ain’t in no f–king gang,’ a man identified by his mother as Isaac Waterman, 20, said as police walked him in cuffs to a waiting police van.
‘Y’all just f–king up my life,’ he yelled.
Dozens of the charged gang members will face first-degree conspiracy counts on which they’ll face a max of 25 years to life in prison.
Their arraignments are expected to begin Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court.