Rise of the Girl Gangs

Brad Hamilton, New York Post, December 4, 2011

When teen hoop star Tayshana Murphy was chased and shot dead by gang members in her project in Morningside Heights in September, few knew her death was a double tragedy.

Despite being one of the city’s best high-school basketball players and a likely WNBA draft pick, Murphy had been drawn into a deadly street crew and was killed because of a rivalry with another gang.

Cops now have revealed that Murphy was caught in a troubling new trend: good girls recruited by neighborhood gangs into lives of violence, where carrying weapons and committing crimes is as commonplace as shooting a free throw.

Sister gangs are popping up all over Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx with names such as the Harlem Hiltons, Hood Barbies, Billion Dolla Beauties, Gun Clappin Divas and 2 Gurl Gunnas, police say.

They brawl, flash box cutters, stash guns for male gangbangers and act as ambush bait, luring boy members of rival crews to house parties for revenge beatdowns.

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Bronx prosecutors are preparing to try another young woman, Raven Walker, 16, for murder after she allegedly stabbed to death a teenage boy during a gang fight on Gunther Avenue in June 2010.

The mother of the victim, Rashawn Birthright, 17, claimed her son’s death was “part of a gang initiation.”

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‘They are in this because of the boys,” says Chuck Berkley, a Harlem youth mentor and community activist who spent 20 years in the NYPD, five of them as an undercover detective assigned to drug and gun investigations.

“I think they’re doing it for the excitement, but they’re just as dangerous as the guys,” he adds. “About 95% of them carry knives. Their favorite is the box cutter. They’ll hold a gun for a male gangbanger, but they generally won’t shoot.”

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  • Anonymous

    “good girls recruited by neighborhood gangs into lives of violence, where carrying weapons and committing crimes is as commonplace as shooting a free throw”.

    I’m no friend to the women’s movement, though perhaps it is something black women needed, however, whoever wrote this forgot to add that these girls are being recruited not just for their ability to commit crimes but for their ability to perform sexual favors. Sounds like these girls are being ‘groomed’. Whenever a boy offers a girl a drink or a toke to get high there’s the possibility he may have other ideas in mind also.

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  • Question Diversity

    good girls recruited by neighborhood gangs into lives of violence, where carrying weapons and committing crimes is as commonplace as shooting a free throw.

    If they’re so “good,” then what are they doing cavorting with the “wrong crowd” if they aren’t already the “wrong crowd?”

    The mother of the victim, Rashawn Birthright, 17

    Birthright?

  • white is right, black is whack

    Of course, when the gangs are white and are racially motivated, we can mention race, yes? Just not when they are black or hispanic, etc. Then they are ‘youth gangs’, right?

  • NBJ

    ‘They are in this because of the boys,”

    Nonsense. They are in it because they are just as prone to violence as their black “brothers”.

    but they’re just as dangerous as the guys,” he adds. “About 95% of them carry knives. Their favorite is the box cutter.

    Note the story above of the female stabbibg to death the male. Shooting someone is bad enough, but stabbing someone to death is so much more violent… it’s up close and personal and to me, that makes these black girls MORE dangerous.

  • RJS

    Our founding fathers were right.

    The african gene pool has proved be be a cancerous plague on this continent.

    I cannot even bear to think what the next few years will be like.

  • Rhialto

    Amren has had several articles in the last year on the high testosterone levels of African women, e.g. “Black Women Attractiveness” Study Exposes Racism in Evolutionary Psychology.

    The above article describes the consequences of high testosterone in young black females, but unsurprisingly makes no mention of the unPC cause.

  • Bill R

    GOOD girls don’t get recruited in to street gangs. Rebellious, stupid, angry, naive or slutty girls do. These kids know they aren’t joining the YWCA for crying out loud.

  • Anonymous

    I work around black and brown girls in a school setting. The black girls will fight like a boy, and will even fight boys. Most black girls are very much on edge and will fight at the drop of a hat. (I see this every day.)

    Of the latino girls, it’s the dominicans who are like that, always ready to throw down. Mexican girls will hide the crimes of their boys and do petty theft, but nothing violent.

  • Jesse from Sweden

    Oh yeah, she was a good girl, as were all the other little sweethearts that were lured into these gangs.

    As are all blacks, male of female, when they commit crimes.

    For some reason, a lot fo good boys and girls tend to do a lot of crimes.

    At least if you ask their family, who have no idea how their little angel could be guilty of murder, multiple accounts of assault and drugdealing etc.

  • Richard

    I don’t see why gangs shouldn’t be exempt from affirmative action and equal opportunity employment policies.

  • Shawn (the female)

    These poor little fragile beauties can beat the snot out of virtually any male, they out cuss a sailor and do things sexually from about the age of 12 that I’ve never done -or desired to – in my lifetime.

    Rashawn, Deshawn, Deshaun, Shawntavious. Oh, how I wish my mother had named me Susan.

  • Alexandra

    My father-in-law went to high school in Los Angeles in the 1950s. He said you had to watch it around Mexicans–look at them the wrong way and they’d be ready to jump you. And the Mexican girls hid knives in their hair, a la Marge Simpson.

  • What_I_Believe

    The article says “Murphy had been drawn into a deadly street crew and was killed because of a rivalry with another gang.”

    Really? Drawn into a deadly street gang? No, she decided to join; end of story.

    Notice how all female gang attacks are always committed by blacks. Anytime you hear about a female or females involved in a robbery, etc they’re always black. You know as much as you know the next flash mob attack will be blacks.

  • Integration Anxiety

    White is right- I know what you are saying about leaving out the description of the race in these cases. But most people (even Caucasians who are “urbanically challenged”) realize that Raven Walker and Rashawn Birthright are Neo-Africanus names. Although, I suppose the left, in an attempt to further suppress the race from crime stories, will start reporting the criminals by some fake names. A black suspect may now be named “Jeff _______ski”. Or “Vladamir_____koyev”. Because everyone would then assume that the perps were White, or more specifically, Eastern European. When you have D’Ondre or Lontay or R’Tavius, even the dummyed down population can,see through that like a plot from a “b” movie.

    I guess I don’t understand the whole gang initiation part of it. I’ve read where killing Whites gets these people in gangs, and to a lesser extent, mestizos are victims of black gang race crime too. The difference is that there is no fear from South and Central Americans. Retaliation is a certainty. But I would think that the gang would want their members to stay out of jail, at least at first, so you can conduct business on the streets and grow out your criminal network. The low IQ part must come in when you get some wannabe bada** to commit homicide his first night in the gang. His life and “work” for the gang are basically confined to a 12’x12′ cell. Kind of a waste, no? All so he can pull sexual favors for another inmate in prison, although most likely twice their size, so no mestizo or Aryan gang gets a hold of him alone in the weight room or shower. Wow, that just doesn’t seem worth the risk does it?

  • Anonymous

    So many thoughts hit me when I read this article. Where to even begin?

    1) Tayshana. Raven. Rashawn Birthright. Such ridiculous, idiotic names. Why do blacks do this? Their choice of names says a lot about them in and of itself. At least it makes it easy to identify them in a race-unmentioned article like this.

    2) “Murphy had been drawn into a deadly street crew…” WRONG! How was she “drawn in”? The way fish are drawn into a bait lure? SHE CHOSE TO JOIN THIS deadly street crew and paid the consequences of HER CHOICE.

    3) “Murphy was caught in a troubling new trend: good girls recruited by neighborhood gangs into lives of violence…” WRONG AGAIN! If she was such a “good girl” why did she fall in with them? Note the tone of the article. Every effort is made to deflect blame or responsibility or accountability.

    4) “They are in this because of the boys”.. “I think they are looking for excitement”.. WRONG AGAIN! They are in this for the SAME REASON as the boys are. Most black girls are just as violent and aggressive as the black males are. It is a common feature of blacks. I’ve seen black girls and women fight like wild beasts and get furiously enraged over the most trivial of issues. Blacks even have a term for this. They call it ‘going off on someone’.

  • Girlish

    “Most black girls are just as violent and aggressive as the black males are. It is a common feature of blacks. I’ve seen black girls and women fight like wild beasts and get furiously enraged over the most trivial of issues. Blacks even have a term for this. They call it ‘going off on someone’.”

    I’ve seen it too and replayed it in my head dozens of times as a reminder and an object lesson.

    It’s not just black girls who were raised in the ghetto. Black girls and women in suburbs like PG County, MD are every bit as angry and tempermental as girls in the ‘hood. They’re wannabes so they look for easy targets as a means of establishing a higher rank in the pecking order and impressing their girlfriends.

    I don’t trust nor do I like black women and I avoid them like the plague that they are.