Brooklyn Gang Crackdown

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Police: Brooklyn Gang Fired Into Crowds, Saw Shootings As Game

June 21, 2018 - 4:44 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A two-year investigation has led to the bust of a Brooklyn street gang that showed complete disregard for human life.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported Thursday, the crimes are chilling for their callousness. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said an East Flatbush street gang, called the Martense Beverley Bosses, saw the shootings as a game.

“They spoke about a scoreboard, which is really a tally of who was up in the number of shootings,” Gonzalez said.

The 41-count indictment resulted in 18 arrests and the confiscation of six guns. Authorities have video and wiretaps of some of the crimes.

“During the course of this investigation, we saw members firing indiscriminately during daylight hours into crowds, with total disregard to innocent persons as well as rival gangs,” said NYPD Chief James Essig.

Essig said such busts have led to record-low shootings so far this year.