One of the most dangerous places you can ever be is in a gun free zone. Whether it’s a neighborhood, school, or city, nothing should make your skin crawl like knowing you’re a sitting duck for any armed person who walks in with bad intentions.
New York City is finding that out the hard way after a string of robberies targeted various restaurants and jewelry shops around town. The armed thugs are reportedly from a Trinitarios-related gang called OED (Own Every Dollar).
The gang of several dozen members is having quite a bit of success for one main reason; they’re heavily armed and the vast majority of New Yorkers and New York businesses are completely unarmed. The result of this uneven equation? A lot of lost money, necklaces, and dead victims.
What is the Gang Doing?
This OED gang is suspected in dozens of restaurant and jewelry shop burglaries, as well as a murder. The homicide occurred in Uptown; these armed animals gunned a man down who tried to protest them and then ripped his jewelry off as he passed away in a pool of blood.
These savage thugs are suspected in at least 12 robberies since August, including an armed robbery of the high-end Philippe Chow restaurant. OED drives around in fancy cars with impunity, cruising through Queens, Manhattan and other neighborhoods to case and invade anywhere they think has money or valuables.
According to police, they’ve already grabbed upwards of $4 million in jewels, necklaces, rings, and valuables in the past two months. Police warn people not to provoke this gang, as they have no respect for human life and will happily kill if it gets them more money.
'… investigators believe that a crew of about 20 bandits who call themselves “OED” for “Own Every Dollar” and are affiliated with the Triniatrios gang have pulled off at least 12 armed robberies outside upscale Big Apple restaurants and clubs since August.'
— Crime in NYC (@CrimeInNYC) October 12, 2021
New York Rolls Out the Welcome Mat
The police in New York have a tough job, especially with the murder wave hitting the city since the pandemic and being short staffed. Police can’t do everything, though.
When armed psychopaths roam the streets and invade businesses, they don’t do it randomly. They do it based on a cost-risk assessment. How much can they get and what’s the potential downside or chance of being caught or killed?
If you’re busting into businesses where you can be certain nobody has a weapon, the chance of being killed is close to 0. You get in, you get out, you drive off. The cops arrive minutes later while you’re long gone and laundering the money already.
Having no guns among your civilian population is a welcome mat for criminals. That’s a fact.
— Page Six (@PageSix) October 8, 2021
Do you think this gang would operate so brazenly in Mississippi or Texas? They absolutely would not. The reason is simple: they would know there is a very high chance every business and establishment they broke into had armed people in it: if not the owner, then a patron.
That would make them think twice. Take note of the situation in New York; when you give up your guns, you reap the rewards.