Latin Kings, Snow Gang, Crips, Bloods, MS-13 and many other gangs are alive and well in the SE Queens area and one has to ask ones self, what is it about this area that such scum can not only survive but flourish like crazy for years and years. I mean this did not just happen over night, but over a period of time.
BUT when quality of life laws are not enforced, when nonsense and bullshit continuously goes on without any type of repercussions, when elected officials continually ignore issues within their community, when too many residents don’t give a shit take it as just par for the course in a community of color, well then a community of criminals & nonsense are able to thrive since they know damn well not much will be done.
Hence, illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal parking of large tractor trailer trucks on streets and inside LIRR overpass tunnels, illegal garbage dumping by handy man, construction workers and others, auto body shops placing their junked and unlicensed vehicles all over streets and sidewalks and every other bullshit that goes on in this community, including the major criminal element here. Even the little things not only get ignored, they are not even on the radar. Want to blast a radio on a sidewalk in front of an apartment building, very little will be done. Want to hang out late at night in front of an apartment building drinking, yelling, fighting, playing loud music, very little will be done. Want to drink alcohol and use drugs in a park, very little will be done.
EVERYONE knows Jamaica & SE Queens is the place to do dirty deeds, they don’t go to Forest Hills, they don’t go to Rego Park, they don’t go to LIC, but they all know to come to JAMAICA & SE QUEENS, because it is a FREE FOR ALL. Jamaica & SE Queens BREEDS THIS TYPE OF ELEMENT.
From Queens Courier:
Seven reputed Latin Kings busted for dealing drugs & guns to undercover cops in Queens
Police dethroned six alleged members of the Latin Kings gang in south Queens this week as a result of a three-month undercover investigation into drug and gun deals in the area, prosecutors announced on Friday.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, the probe culminated on the morning of July 18, when police officers raided the home of David Golden, 21, who was with four alleged associates at the time: Jesus Merced, 23, of Hempstead, NY, and Ozone Park’s Janet Rodriguez, 30, Alberto Santiago, 21 and Malik Santiago, 16. During the court-authorized search, police found a defaced .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol, $1,250 in cash, various quantities of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, and drug paraphernalia.
“These arrests should serve as a warning to other drug dealers and gang members that the law enforcement community will continue to aggressively track down those who traffic in drugs and illegal firearms and seek to put them in prison,” Brown said in a statement on July 21.
Prosecutors said the investigation came about through the joint efforts of the NYPD Queens Gang Unit and the DA’s Gang Violence and Hate Crimes Bureau. The undercover officer allegedly engaged in 13 different heroin, cocaine and prescription drug purchases involving Golden or one of his associates — including Travis Gonzalez, 16, and Edgardo Torres, 17, both Queens residents — over the three-month period.
On May 13, law enforcement sources noted, Golden allegedly contacted the undercover officer and asked if he was interested in purchasing firearms, which the suspect called “toys.” He informed the officer that he was awaiting a shipment of guns from out of state, with the firearms going for between $600 and $800.
Twelve days later, on May 25, Golden allegedly met with the undercover officer and provided him with 24 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine in exchange for $1,300. Prosecutors said that Golden then made a phone call and told the officer that the gun shipment arrived, and that someone was bringing it on a bicycle.
Moments later, according to the charges, Gonzalez arrived on the scene and handed the undercover officer a black bag containing a small case which included a .38-caliber revolver with five rounds in the cylinder.
Authorities said that the undercover agent then met with Torres on June 22 paid $500 for what he was told would be 100 glassine envelopes of heroin. However, prosecutors said, the envelopes did not contain the narcotic.
On July 17, the day before the raid, police spotted Golden leaving his Liberty Avenue residence and meeting with Walter Ramos, 36, who provided him cash in exchange for marijuana and a bag containing multicolored pills. Police later arrested Ramos and recovered the pot as well as the pills, which were Endocet (a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen), alprazolam (Xanax) and oxycodone pills.
Each of the suspects were variously charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal sale of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon. Golden faces up to 8 1/3 to 25 years behind bars if convicted.