The NYPD and the district attorney has just closed a two-year investigation that has resulted in 63 alleged members of the “Mac Balla Family” Bloods gang being indicted on various murder, drugs, kidnapping, assault, weapons, and home invasions charges.
Oh yeah, that’s gangsta.
Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said the indictment “alleges an extensive catalogue of violent crimes,” and scoring convictions would “improve the quality of life for the residents of Morrisania by eradicating the murder and mayhem in their streets.”
The NYPD and the DA’s office launched a probe into the gang two years ago, following a spike in shootings in “The Nine,” the area around 169th St. and Washington Ave., and the Webster and Gouverneur Morris Houses.
The investigation — which included wiretaps and video surveillance — found the gang had been trafficking heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs in Manhattan, Binghamton and Tuckahoe, and was involved in the 2011 murder of Frank Russell and the June 2013 killing of Matthew Simmons.
Fifteen of the suspects are still at large, but 16 alleged gang members were arraigned Wednesday, with most being ordered held without bail or on a high bail.
Court witnesses say there were several pregnant females standing by, ready to ride or die to the end.
Robert Johnson is the first and longest seated African-American DA in New York and has made it a career goal to cleaning up gun violence in the Bronx area.
It’s a safe assumption that this case is considered a win.