Jeesh, how come I only received my warning email yesterday?
Subject: heads up
Feels kinda weird sending you this…
Was at a meeting this morning when one of the people from the Ministry of Social Development stood up with a special announcement, namely that the Bloods gang of South Auckland are doing a recruitment drive this weekend. The police have information that the Bloods are upset with the amount of media and general notoriety of the rival Killer Beez gang, and so have planned the recruitment drive to bolster numbers and gain some attention for themselves. The way the gang works is that prospective members must prove themselves by completing an inititiation task. Apparently, this Saturday night that will involve groups of prospective gang members driving around in cars with the headlights off, with the intention that anyone who flashes their lights back at them will be chased and at the conclusion of said chase will receive a vicious beating. The take home message was not to flash your lights at anyone driving with their lights off on Saturday night. This is supposed to be happening all over the city between the North Shore and Franklin.
According to the source, the police are reluctant to release this information to the general media until either late in the piece or not at all, for fears that the gang will just change their tactic or dates, making it completely unpredictable. I find this all a little hard to believe, but likewise will not be flashing my lights at anyone on Saturday night. Seems a small and logical precaution to take on the off chance that there is any truth behind the murmurings.
It seems the whole thing is a hoax, with the email started two weeks ago. Dunno about you, but I had to google the Ministry of Social Development to check they existed, let alone swallow that a tough South A-land gang would actually call themselves the Killer Beez.
Check out this documentary on YouTube, Gangsta’s Paradise, to see young kiwi boys gang banging like they are so LA. Warning: it’s long, very real and some of it is bloody depressing.