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Bronx Bloods Hit Hard By Feds

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Affiliates of the Bloods were allegedly running the Jackson and Melrose Projects in the Bronx, leading to dozens of shootings and about 20 unsolved murders, which prompted the federal authorities to step in.

As the gangsters were selling heroin and crack, the DEA and ATF were engaged to work with local police in a series of undercover drug buys, wiretaps, and lightning raids under Operation Rotten Apple.

In their sweep they caught 4 guns, about $18,000 cash, 1,000 bags of dope, and 40 alleged Bloods associates, 37 of them on Tuesday morning; 13 other defendants are still being sought for a grand total of 53.

Indictments were unsealed yesterday on Johnnie Weaver, Tyrone Barnes, Ronny Gonzalez, Flor Forte, Makell Cruz, and Jason Horsford, for various crimes including assault and weapons and drug possession. No murder indictments have been revealed yet.

The Melrose section of Bronx has a population of 30,000. Although currently on the rise, for decades Melrose has been one of the poorest communities in America and continues to be plagued by high levels of gang activity, drug use, prostitution, and homelessness.


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G on 11/05/2009 18:07:15
I feel bad for my hood. Niggas got their head up though...
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Billie Cummings on 11/06/2009 09:50:07
I live in Jackson Houses. This article is an insult. I have a very good job, but I am labbled poor because of my neiborhood. Come to the hood, witness the positive, stop focusing on the negative.
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Sumi on 11/13/2009 13:19:55
The article was good until it got to the bottom. I lived in Jackson Houses at a time. I do not consider myself to be poor and nor do I consider others in the neighborhood. Yes, you do have those families that are having a difficult time making ends meet but that is across the board. I am educated, equipped with two degrees and have a damn good job and I have a hard time making ends meet. You have people who can afford to move and live in better circumstances but choose to stay in the hood to save money because living anywhere else in New York City is pretty expensive. Poor? What about those little shoebox of houses they are building in that particular area that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars?
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Peter Milosheff on 11/13/2009 14:38:11
Folks should stop taking things that do not relate to them personally and rather focus on the facts, and the facts, although unpleasant, are exactly this - facts, well substantiated by all government and private institutions, which concern themselves with demographics.
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WHITE FLIGHT on 05/19/2010 22:40:53
Relax, it is business as usual. This is the Bronx, remember? It’s been fifty years of crap and Bronx still is a toilet.

Will the politicians ever admit some people are unsalvageable? Let’s make drugs legal. Yes, that’s exactly what we need.
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