NYPD Cracks Down on Feared 280 Gang Thanks to Them Bragging About Their Hauls on Facebook

Ben Endley, Daily Mail (London), March 5, 2014

A group of men accused of being among New York City’s most feared gang members are facing jail after they posted pictures and comments bragging about their hauls on Facebook.

The 10 alleged members of the city’s ‘280’ gang were arrested on Friday by NYPD officers on conspiracy murder charges.

The men arrested are understood to be the highest-ranking members of the gang including ‘leader’ Diamond Brown, and ‘top lieutenants’ Jesus Perez, and Guess Carter.

Police tracked their activities through the social media site and discovered photos of the men holding stacks of money and pictures of new cars.


Text messages between gang members were also intercepted, an NYPD source told gothamist.

The ‘280’ crew primarily operates from the Morrisania area of the Bronx and were rivals with ‘Dub City,’ many members of which were arrested in 2012 while armed with antique guns.

These are among four gangs in the area targeted by police who believe they are connected to 34 shooting incidents in which 43 people were shot.

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said in a statement: ‘Reckless, wanton shootings detailed in the indictment forced innocent bystanders to take cover and neighborhoods to conduct daily business in great fear for their safety and security.

‘Targeting drug gangs involved in violence has significantly diminished shootings in these neighborhoods.’


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  • Puggg

    Diamond, Jesus and Guess. Oh my dog.

    They might as well have walked into the jail on their own bringing their own mugshot, fingerprints, self-written indictment and self-written guilty plea.

    Extra stupid for that extra long sentence.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      You get a free bucket if you use the self-processing line.

    • Eric Holder will shortly tell us all that “racism” caused them to be so completely pig-ignorant and that white workers and students should pay more in taxes to fix the problem.

  • Rhialto

    Another example of the difference between White and Black brains is greater than I.Q.

    Many decades ago a Black guy, who belonged to the same dojo that I did, told me that he got out of crime because his fellow Blacks could not keep their mouths shut. They had to brag about their great success in crime. I guess there is no Ebonical word for Omerta.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Hush yo mowff, mutha fu**ah …

  • jackryanvb

    Is there some link to a “how to monitor gangs on Facebook?

    • The blog, “Charleston Thug Life” often displays “Thugbook” postings from gangbangers. The wad of bills in the mouth, mean-mugging, signing and assorted bantu-shines are standard fare. It’s both tragic and hilarious. If nothing else, it dispels the myth that “we all da same.”

  • So CAL Snowman

    I love how black “teens” and gangsters flash huge wads of cash on FaceBook and Instagram like they are big time players, but they always end up living in the most ghetto hell holes on Earth. Yeah buddy that 5 grand in cash really makes you “big time” gnomesayin?

    • Puggg

      It’s not even all theirs. They show of all these bills, when that’s just their revenue from selling the dope. That’s not their profit. Because they have to turn around and use most of that to buy new stock from whatever dope cartel serves their city. “Bo Gotti” in the above Facebook screen shot is showing off (“flossing” they say on the streets) those 20s and 100s, when really, he only gets to keep very few of them. Except the whole industry is illegal, so none of them should have any of it.

  • MekongDelta69

    Facebook has been the downfall of many criminal masterminds.

    I’m gonna go with “minorminds“.


    • Magician


    • A waste is a terrible thing to mind.

  • Spartacus

    Blacks can’t even be proper criminals…

  • Tarczan

    How could they be that stupid? Oh yeah, they are darkies.

  • negrolocaust

    by the comments i see that most readers miss the real point of this article. the real point is that blacks have no fear of the justice system because when they are locked up it is in a place that is 85 percent black and sometimes more than 85 percent. it is just a way of life for them. and a lot of times a better life than they have on the outside. more than their stupidity they post stuff to facebook because they do not care and they have no fear. even the guards are friends they know from the hood or even family. in fact going to jail or prison actually helps their career. i think a lot of white people just have no clue as to what is really going on.

  • BonV.Vant

    low IQ criminals and technological gadgets are a bad mix

  • BonV.Vant

    Understanding the negro mind. There are two main motivations that drive them! The first one is the “Looks at ME” syndrome! A global narcissism that overrides any and all thoughts that they may have for self preservation. The second motivation is ” I bees da KING ober YOOZ!” which manifests as a relentless drive to violate and cause pain to others , to be over them, the lord it over others and inflict cruelty. The second drive precludes them from having any interest in honest work as that is a mutually beneficial activity. Both the employer and the employee get something out of such a transaction. Negroes want something at the EXPENSE of others. If they do not gain something that also comes with the fact that their gain caused another person some pain, then they are not satisfied with it. This is why their societies never create wealth.
    Here we see the two motivations in action, the theft, and the attempt at self glorification for that theft. It would be no good to them if others did not KNOW that they had succeeded in robbing, cheating, extorting or selling illegal contraband.

    • Petronius

      You just described the President perfectly.

  • Luca

    I can already hear the defense attorneys: “Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, anyone dumb enough to brag about a crime on Facebook must be found to have a very low IQ, therefore they are mentally unfit to be charged with a crime…. If the IQ don’t fit, you must acquit!”


      “If the IQ don’t fit, you must acquit” < Ha! That's a good one Luca! )

    • We will probably be hearing exactly that argument within the next few years; that someone who is dim-witted enough to brag about their crimes deserves an “Impaired Mental Capacity” defense.

  • IstvanIN

    The police and prosecutors should not let on that they got their leads from Facebook. Just raid the thugs cribs and use the evidence found to convict them. We wouldn’t want the talented tenth to stop posting their crimes. Let them post away.

  • Bob

    I’m pretty sure they were framed.


      Well that’s beyond obvious, I mean, after all they are black.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Let’s see…drugs, guns, gangs, ebonics, stupid behavior, criminality, fast cars that they can’t afford, greed, posing with stacks of cash on facebook…yep, pretty much all the black stereotypes are present and accounted for. But then, what else is new? That is why they are, in fact, black “stereotypes.”

    • Petronius

      Yes, stereotypes are there because they are generally accurate.

  • Maybe they needed more “Midnight Basketball”.

    • soul hunter

      They even surprise me Michael. quite a bit different

  • bubo

    In the movie “Goodfellas” Henry Hill tells his wife, “you know who goes to jail?. Negro stick up men. You know why? Because they fall asleep in the getaway car.”

    Blacks are terrible at crime. That’s why there’s so many of them in jail.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I think they’re also addicted to excitement.

      • Tarczan

        I completely disagree. If they were addicted to excitement they would be present in the adventure sports. Skiing down humungous mountains, sky diving, scuba, rodeo, snowboarding, surfing, ski jumping; you name it the darkies don’t do it. They are committed to crime because they don’t and won’t work, and don’t have the intellect to do any meaningful work in the modern world.

  • soul hunter

    . . . . . . . .These are domestic terrorist and rubbish to American Society.. . . . . . . .

  • Truth Teller

    Black criminals love to brag about their exploits. Of course part of it is that blacks cannot stop talking no matter who they are. A district attorney told me that blacks often confess as soon as someone talks to them. He went to see one auto tampering defendant. On the property list were 28 plastic knobs . The DA asked him what’s with 28 plastic knobs? “From all the other cars I robbed that night.” That DA prosecuted rapes for years. The blacks always eagerly confessed and bragged. The trick is to have them questioned by a male detective or DA. A few remarks about a man’s needs and b**ches and hos flaunting themselves and soon the dumb blacks brag not just about the rape they have just been arrested for but other rapes they have committed.
    A lot of crimes get cleared when blacks start bragging about other crimes they committed. Some of it is because they just can’t shut up.

  • Truth Teller

    Negrolocaust is absolutely right. The first Juvenile hall or jail sentence is like a White teen getting their driver’s license or first job. Because of affirmative action most guards, parole officers etc are their friends and relatives. They don’t have to cook or shop for their own meals, do laundry. They can loll about all day blathering away which is what blacks do wherever they are.
    They like prison. They love to talk about the various jails and prisons.

    • Reverend Bacon

      It’s funny that many people who agree with this statement (essentially, that blacks care more about all that other stuff you mentioned than they do about freedom) in the context of PRISON would simply skewer you for saying exactly the same thing about SLAVERY. But there’s evidence that many of them felt the same way.

  • 2eRep

    The mind of a negro…….you know the rest.

  • WR_the_realist

    I’ve always felt that the most fortunate thing for our police is that criminals are so often bone headed stupid.

  • Malgus

    “many members of which were arrested in 2012 while armed with antique guns.”

    Oh? What KIND of ‘antique guns’? I sure hope the clods at the NYPD didn’t turn them in for destruction… I had the opportunity to tour the gun vault at an ATF office once when I was small, and all the stuff in the vault was slated for destruction. It was only later in life that I realized that some of those weapons slated for destruction were of historical significance and/or very rare variants… and the ATF clods turned them into manhole covers or paper clips.

    It’s not the gun’s fault that a Bongonian used it for a crime… he probably bought it as stolen property, if not stole it outright… it should be returned to its rightful owner.

    Back on topic, there’s a reason why we call it “Face-spook”, not Facebook… the 70 IQ geniuses haven’t figured out that posting yourself with stolen swag or bragging about your latest rape/murder/robbery/knockout victim/drug deal is a pretty stupid idea…

    • Some Guy

      I agree with you 100%. How many historical arms are destroyed by ignorance?

      Here’s one that will make you shed a tear.

      • Nice StG-44. I was going to make one as a semi-auto-only version. I never got around to it before my arrest in 2000.

        • Malgus

          If I remember rightly, semi-auto only STG44’s were being imported into the US for awhile there… and then the AFT clods re-re-re-re-interpreted their own rulings and forbade them entry…

          The few that made it in the country are worth almost as much as the genuine select fire article…

          Clods and retards…

      • Malgus

        That’s just heartbreaking… the STUPID that some people possess is just breath-taking… and I’m sure the good Chief there will dutifully sign off on the paperwork saying it got destroyed… meanwhile it will be quietly relocated into his personal safe/collection. Because cops, being SO MUCH SUPERIOR than us poor proles, are allowed to have select-fire toys without a background check or paying the taxes or jump through any of the hoops us poor schlubs have to jump through… because, you know, they’re COPS, right? [/sarc]

        30 grand… why not have a reputable antique firearms dealer/auctioneer sell it off and give the proceeds to the NITWIT who turned it in for a Walmart card?

  • Ograf

    There is no cure for stupid.

    • BonV.Vant

      there is a cure for black, it involves lead

  • Tarczan

    A good rule of thumb is that a large group of extremely intoxicated (as were the hockey fans) young white people can act like blacks do in their normal day to day activities if the whites are sufficiently agitated.

  • A bunch of the Mexicans I was locked up with got nailed because they celebrated their first big drug deal by each buying a flashy new car. I told them they should have bought used trucks, some trailers and lawnmowers as cover. Nobody would look twice at a bunch of Hispanics with what appeared to be a landscaping business, and they could have laundered their drug money through that. Heck; they could have even done real landscaping work to add to the appearance of legitimacy.

    These dummies just don’t think that far ahead.

  • The problem with that is that it is effectively an invitation for some other ghetto black to kill them over what appears to be a large amount of money.

  • Fantaman

    Fortunately, since blacks lack the ability to plan long term and do everything on impulse, they make terrible criminals. They just love the “immediate needs must be sated” lifestyle.