18 alleged gang members charged with ‘hunting’ Canarsie residents

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Prosecutors are charging more than a dozen alleged Flatbush gang members with murder and conspiracy for going on “hunting expeditions” to gun down rival gangsters — and even civilians — simply for living in Canarsie.

Officials arraigned 15 members of gang No Love City on Feb. 3, claiming the group’s turf battles were an organized campaign meant to spread fear, Brooklyn’s top prosecutor said.

“We must never allow violent street gangs to take over and terrorize our communities by going on hunting expeditions and roaming our streets shooting and killing people at will,” said District Attorney Ken Thompson.

Prosecutors say the conspiracy started in September 2013 but intensified after No Love City member Malik Bhola was murdered in Bushwick on Jan. 1, 2014. His compatriots allegedly began a scorched-earth campaign against rival Canarsie gangs they believed to be responsible, going so far as to target bystanders for “merely being from the ‘Flossy’ [Canarsie], ” according to a statement from Thompson.

One member allegedly shot a 60-year old woman, paralyzing her from the waist down, while attempting to blast a rival — another allegedly shot up a Memorial Day barbecue, wounding three, and then bragged about it on Facebook, prosecutors said. A third ensnared a rival by setting up a fake date via social media, the statement reads.

“Instead of a date, the victim received a gunshot wound to the face that left him with a broken jaw,” the release states.

Each of the accused — all of whom are between 18 and 27 years old — faces up to 25 years for conspiracy, and some face life in prison for second-degree murder charges, officials said. The judge ordered the men held without bail. Two are still at large, and one is awaiting extradition from New Jersey, prosecutors said.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Joanne from Bensonhurst says:
Feb. 5, 2016, 1:59 am
ralph from Bed Stuy says:
sad ...very sad ...........did white gentrification play a part of this ? The brilliant people of CB3 say ....quote " if you are not opening a bar/ tavern / restaurant that does nor CATER to the residents that have lived here for 30 years your not welcome .....28 NO ...1 YES
it gets better ...concerned residents wanted to know " how many Black people you gonna hire ? "

What year is this ? Earth to moron don't go into a store and pick up 3 black staff members. They interview like everyone else ...if thats ok to have same rules as everybody else.
worst meeting i will never go again and quite frankly as a person engaged to a absolutely perfect life partner that just happens to be African American .....i am shocked an disgusted by this CB3 ....maybe i was wrong with my move here 4 years ago

basically if your white don't waste your time going threw hoops like this board requires .

Yea Bed Stuy was so much better 30 years ago .....and by the way all the 30 year old timers have seen their brownstone value go up 300% .

Don't here much ——ing about all the Old school residents cashing out ya ???
get real
Feb. 6, 2016, 2:33 am

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