Just the beginning.
Via Daily Mail:
Police have arrested 30 alleged Bloods gang members in early morning raids across the Atlanta area in a major sting linked to 169 felonies.
Two separate indictments were handed down to two different suspected Blood gang sets – the Ape (All Profit and Extortion) Gang and the Bounty Hunter Bloods.
They are accused of a string of crimes including murders, drugs offences and racketeering.
Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds said the arrests were a result of ten months of investigation and started with two separate murders.
He said: ‘Both of these gangs without any equivocation are violent gangs. Law enforcement has managed today to take a number of violent offenders off the street.
‘Law enforcement began the investigations of the murder cases a number of months ago and began realizing this was gang-motivated criminal activity, which led to the investigation of various other crimes.’
Police arrested 20 suspects at six locations. Some of those indicted – at least 13 – were already in jail.
Those arrested face charges of murder, racketeering, drug possession and showing gang signs on Facebook.
Chief Mike Register said: ‘They’re dangerous, not because of what they’ve done one time, but what they continue to do. They’re repeat offenders.’
The murder charges are connected to the death of Ny’Jaia Glanton in December 2017 and Tyon Gorman, 19, in April 2018, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Glanton, 22, was found shot in the head inside a Highlands Parkway hotel. Misheon Tysam Gadson, 21, known as ‘Hitter Ape’ and Dealma Marie Washington, 41, AKA ‘Lady Muscle’, were indicted over his death.
And 18-year-old Je’Marquise Wright, known as ‘Pac Man’, was indicted over the death of Gorman. He was shot outside a Bells Ferry Road shopping center.
Members of the Bounty Hunters gang face 120 charges against 20 individuals with 49 total charges against 10 suspected members of the APE Gang.
All 30 face gang charges and violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Several are accused of various other crimes, The Marietta Daily Journal reports.
Clayton County Police Department said SWAT teams raided homes at 5am in Cobb and Clayton, serving warrants.
Clara Jones’ son, Randy Jones, 19, is charged with racketeering and violating his probation for possessing marijuana.
She told Channel 2 Action News: ‘He’s not a gang member. Nothing can make me believe that, nothing.’