Seven Bloods gang members of Roosevelt, Long Island were hit with a superseding indictment on Monday charging them with racketeering, drug dealing, attempted robbery, and three gang-related attempted murders.
The indictment was returned under seal by a federal grand jury sitting in Central Islip, New York on August 8, 2017, and relates to the gang’s activities in and around Roosevelt beginning in 2008. The superseding indictment adds three new defendants, 26-year-old Jermaine Green, 23-year-old Johnny Green and 26-year-old Tysaan Robinson. Jermaine Green and Johnny Green, who are brothers, were arrested this Monday morning in Roosevelt. Tysaan Robinson was already in state custody. Defendant 25-year-old Tyshawn Jackson is a fugitive.
Prosecutors claim that, between 2008 and 2016, the defendants, along with other members and associates of the Bloods, carried on a violent gang war against the Crips within Roosevelt, New York. Armed with an arsenal of weapons, including AK-47s, rifles and handguns, the Bloods engaged in dozens of shootings, targeting members of the rival Crips on the residential streets of Roosevelt. Including three attempted murders on residential streets in broad daylight.
In a related investigation, between 2014 and 2017, prosecutors successfully busted 20 members of the Rollin’ 60s Crips, the chief rival of the Bloods in Roosevelt, for offenses including racketeering, murder, robbery, witness tampering, drug trafficking and related firearm offenses. The leader and founder of the Rollin’ 60s Crips, Raphael Osborne, received three life sentences plus 135 years following his conviction after a five-week trial in 2016.
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