In a show of solidarity, members of the Brooklyn based G Stone Crips (GSC), Bloods and Gangster Disciples walked through Brownville and Flatbush, alongside Nation of Islam personnel for peace. P-Gutta of GSC/GS9 was a driving force behind the display of unity between the gangs. Gang unity has been on his mind for years. After being sentenced to nine years upstate for shooting at police for extortion attempts, P-Gutta came to the assistance of a Blood who was being beaten by a C.O.. “I caught a new charge because this officer was beating on some Blood dudes and I jumped in to help a Blood kid, because I didn’t like that he was beating him up,” he reflected. “So you have a Blood and a Crip fighting an officer. I got a year for that, so my nine year sentenced turned into ten after I got my reversal, so I came home in 10 years.”
The events on Friday were the result of P-Gutta taking actions on thoughts he had after a conversation with a friend from back in the day. Tired of neighborhood beefs, P-Gutta wishes for the big homies to come together and set a better example for the little homies. “My plan is to bring all these dudes together and say, yo, we all homies,” said P-Gutta. “We started talking and he asked me what’s my plans. I told him and he said that they sound like Farrakhan’s plans.” His friend encouraged him to use his influence in the neighborhood to make it happen. P-Gutta called on the Nation of Islam to help organize. On Friday, everything came together. “We walked through the neighborhood, basically, as one to show the community that it ain’t a Crip neighborhood, but it’s our neighborhood. We’re all Black, we’re all one people. The police is steadily harassing us in here.
On hand at the walk was the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s New York representative Abdul Haseez Muhammad, who served as keynote speaker. NOI organizer, Leonard Muhammad was also present. He said of the event, “This was a great day for Brooklyn. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan taught us that we are fighting a war on two fronts. One is against the systematic oppression of our communities by our enemy and the other is a war against the senseless murder between members of our own community. Today we stood together to strike a blow against that second front. We have to stop the killing of ourselves.” The march was also attended by New York officials Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Assemblywoman Latrice Walker.
P-Gutta says that this is just the start of a real movement. He plans on doing more, including bringing a presence to the Justice or Else events in December. “We’re trying to do everything, but we’re trying to do it together,” he said. “We’re all one people. We all come from the same motherland.”