Thursday, June 27, 2013

DJ Boys?

Batts' testimony last night hints at possible explanations for our recent wave of violence: "In that small block of Kenwood, we have the Bloods gang that has one block. On the other block, we have Black Guerrilla Family on the next block. Then we have another crew that has been coming in called the DJ Boys, who have started to come in." Really? Somebody named their gang that? Also "police said two to three of the shootings appear to be connected" and "the random stuff that takes place because you step on my toes or because you look at me wrong – that was some of the things that were taking place this weekend also."

UPDATE: Fenton reports DJ Boys = Jefferson and Decker, and notes the parallels (and connections) to the 2008-2009 bloody Blackwell feud.* Steven Blackwell is currently serving 20 years in federal prison for money laundering, but apparently still has minions. And Carl Stokes blames the bloodshed on corrupt police officers.

Speaking of corruption, Gary Maynard is appearing on a panel before legislators to help them figure out how to spend more money on prisons.*

Meanwhile the violence continues, with 32 people shot since Friday, three people shot (two killed) early this morning* on North Avenue and Poplar Grove Rd. and a man shot in the arm on Cherry Blossom Way last night.

Well, there's something new, a 17-year-old from St. Michael's, Matthew Mikowski, was indicted for strangling his peer while tripping on LSD.* (TIL a "bad trip" on LSD comes from the dose being tainted with an adulterant like a research chemical or PCP. Also, while lots of people have stuck babies in ovens, none of those people were hippie babysitters on acid.)


Anonymous said...

he DJ Boys (Decker Jefferson Boys) have been around for years -- they are hardly new. They grew more violent as their neighborhood (Ellwood Park) grew more violent. They have at times been aligned with the crips or the bloods, but have generally remained an independent crew.

For the police to say that they are a "new" gang is misinformation at its worst. It looks like an act of panic or desperation by the police department PR folks.

Anonymous said...

"comments are outrageous, inflammatory, and untrue" FOH!.Right on point Mr Stokes!!! He's telling the truth!!! Been anonymously emailing, writing (letters) to everyone for awhile now! If i did not work (like most ppl in this community) i could document simple observations better and expose the sh#t out of this east side syndicate.Snitching is best served FOR THE GREATER GOOD. 511 N.Kenwood (Stash House) Drugs / Guns / Illegal Dirt Bikes

cartoonybear said...

Watching the leadership of this city basically flail around while anarchy apparently reigns in East Baltimore feels like a particularly tragic Keystone Kops episode. It appears that entire sections of our charmed city are absolutely and completely lawless--and that includes the prison. I think the "leadership" and the police have just... given up. Just completely thrown up their hands, turned entire neighborhoods over to the drug lords, and said "Yeah, turn the lights off on your way out, people." And you gotta ask, if you lived around there, would you be telling the police anything? Not if you wanted to survive, I wouldn't either.