With radical elements mixing in with those who seek to peacefully exercise their displeasure with a recent grand jury ruling in New York City, word is bubbling to the surface that a small but very violent gang is in the process of planning hits on New York’s Finest. In an updated report by The New York Daily News on Dec.7, 2014, the notorious Black Guerrilla Family is conspiring to assassinate on-duty New York City police officers, ostensibly as revenge for the death of Eric Garner.
On the heels of a Staten Island grand jury ruling that no charges should be levied against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, a number of radical and often violent groups such as the so-called Occupy Movement as well as the Revolutionary Communist Party have hitched their collective wagons to the growing number of protesters in the Big Apple. While the marchers ostensibly took to the streets to show their anger at what they consider the NYPD being complicit in the death of Eric Garner, anti-government and anti-capitalist groups are actively changing the narrative from protesting against the grand jury’s finding of no true bill against Officer Pantaleo, to that of physical violence against both businesses and the government.
Never known for needing a reason to commit violence, just an excuse, the über-violent Black Guerrilla Family criminal organization reportedly has at least ten of their members in the greater New York City area have “declared open season on the NYPD.” According to Ed Mullins, President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, the prison spawned militants are currently “preparing to shoot on duty police officers.”
With an undercover cop discovering the plot to bump off fellow officers, Mullins put out the word to all NYPD personnel, “Please WEAR your VESTS and carry your firearm off-duty along with additional magazines. Your priority is to go home at the end of your tour!” The union leader also stated he isn’t of the opinion that the threat stems directly from the grand jury decision, but more so because of the overall tone the protests have taken. “I think it’s related to the whole atmosphere,” he said. “Who knows if there’s a lone wolf out there or a small group that wants to do something.”
Founded in the mid-1960s at California’s notorious San Quentin State Prison, the militant group has slowly migrated to the East Coast. Classified by the Florida Department of Corrections as a Major Prison Gang, the Black Guerrilla Family is noted for their “anti-government, anti-official mentality promoted by the group poses a serious threat to corrections and law enforcement personnel who represent the government and the law.”