Two Charlottesville residents have been arrested and charged with mob assault, active participation in a criminal street gang, and recruitment of a juvenile to join a street gang, following an attack on two UVa students two weeks ago. According to Chief Longo, 27-year-old Paul Jones and the 17-year-old selected their victims at random, an assertion that runs contrary to initial reports. A third suspect is wanted, 18-year-old Dustin Knighton. Each have been identified as members of the “D-Block” gang. Reed Williams had the story in today’s Progress.
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a 27 year old "D-Block" gang member, WOW sounds like a winner to me!
… or never have been sent their in the first place. D Block refers to Albemarle/Cville Joint Security Complex (or whatever its called now) D block. Most likely these guys spent some time there on drug charges and made friends with other homiez doing time. Makes you think what we’re creating in this country – productive citizens!?!
For the record: Apparently “D-Block” isn’t one of the gangs that Chief Longo previously identfied as active in the city. Was it the recent attack (or attacks?) that brought its existence to his notice?
Is my memory playing tricks or did I dream in the recent past (year or so) a quote from the police to the effect "we have no organized gangs in Charlottesville" ?
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