By Christopher Faherty
New York Sun
The large-scale takedown yesterday of a violent gang that dealt crack-cocaine in northern Brooklyn could be another positive step in the police department's battle to reduce the area's murder rate.
Nine members of the violent gang known as the G's Up, which is affiliated with a larger gang known as the Bloods, were converged upon and arrested on drug and gun charges in the early hours of the morning at the Marcy Houses, a public housing project...
Among the nine suspects arrested was Nicholas Hayes, whom Chief Boyce called a leader of the drug ring.
Hayes's brother, John Hayes, was shot to death along with his girlfriend inside a parked car near the housing project in July 2006, about two months after the investigation into the gang began. Chief Boyce said the shooting was likely linked to the G's Up.
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