Yesterday, a 76-count indictment was handed down for 18 members of No Love City, a subset of the Folk Nation operating in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Law enforcement accuse the set of unleashing a “wave of terror” on the streets of BK through various violent acts. The gang is accused of looking for rivals to kill during “hunting expeditions” that were plotted and boasted about on social media. According to the New York Times, one suspect has been charged with murder, eight have caught attempted murder raps and 12 were hit with weapons possession.
No Love City has been connected to about a dozen crimes over the past 18 months. The investigation that led to the indictment was conducted from September 2013 until last month by the NYPD Detective Bureau task force known as the Gun Violence Suppression Division. This is the same task force responsible for 69-count indictment against Bobby Shmurda and GS9. Violence by the gang was allegedly doled out in broad daylight, sometimes in front of small children.
One of the most brazen shootouts detailed occurred on October 18. No Love City members allegedly descended upon a Dumbo boxing gym where Meek Mill was shooting a video for his Creed soundtrack contribution “Lord Knows.” The gang was on a “hunting expedition” for rival gangsters they believed killed one of theirs, and waited for them to come out. The NYT describes:
“When they came outside, an all-out gun battle erupted right on the streets of Dumbo, where these gangs were shooting at each other more than 10 times,” Mr. Thompson said. “Some of the gang members were hit. They rushed through the streets of Brooklyn, fleeing through Park Slope, fleeing through Carroll Gardens, driving up Bergen Street the wrong way, ditching their bullet-riddled car in Park Slope near Prospect Heights, ditching their guns out the window.”
The investigation further accuses No Love City of “selling contraband in prison, committing robberies and ordering beatings and shootings of rivals from prison.”
Between this week and last week, 14 No Love City members, including leader Kywme Waddell, 24, have been arraigned in State Supreme Court in BK. They are all being held in Rikers Island without bail, until their hearing on March 22. If convicted, each faces 25 years behind bars. Another suspect, Javanni Moise, 21, awaits extradition in New Jersey. He has been there since he fled to Kings County Hospital after being shot during the skirmish at the Meek Mill shoot. Police are still seeking Jarmel Blake and Jerome Myrie. According to the authorities, more arrests may be on the way. Law enforcement believes No Love City may have been involved in about 30 shootings.