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    Members of Brooklyn Rival Gangs Indicted, 3-Year-Old Shot

    The website for The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office reported on Tuesday that 32 members of rival gangs WOOO and CHOO will be charged with indictments of “conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to possess weapons, and other related charges including murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and weapons possession.” The feuding factions are accused of terrorizing “parts of Brownsville for too long.”

    It is believed that the WOOO’s policy to “shoot on sight” has been illustrated by at least one significant event within the past two years. In one similar situation, a toddler leaving a local daycare center was struck by a bullet in the shoulder. This is after the shooter had allegedly “shot directly in the direction of a man who was putting a young child into his car).” Many of the incidents were allegedly videotaped by surveillance cameras.

    Beyond the alleged video evidence, it is also believed that the two gangs made social media posts and music videos detailing their alleged crimes. While it is not yet clear what if any role social media might play in the case, the use of rap lyrics in criminal proceedings remains controversial. Though California recently made the practice illegal, rap lyrics can still be used as evidence of criminality in New York courts.

    Do you think this is a step in the right direction? Do you think the pandemic has seriously impacted crime in your city? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

     

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    1. Yes, of courses, the “pandemic” has for sure accelerated poor behavior among the collective.
      And as always, behavior deemed criminal has always had roots based in economic survival.
      So anything whatsoever impacting the construct economy will create desperate behavior as a result.
      Because it’s about surviving in this world and the choices that are made while understanding that we all do not have the same choices available to us at all times.
      Hence the crime.

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