First, I am not one of those surprised that there are gay and lesbian gangs in America. But I was surprised when I was listening to talk radio news this morning and there was a report on the rise of lesbian gangs.
I am not sure where the disconnect is for people. If the majority of Black gays and lesbians tend to live in predominantly Black neighborhoods, where gangs are known to run rampant like here in South Los Angeles, then what makes people think that just because they’re gay they won’t somehow in up in the same situation as their heterosexual counterparts. Jut like we’re up in the church, and in the welfare line, we’re also members of gang. It has less to do with sexual orientation and more to do with poverty.
I guess what kicked off this mornings news story is the that the Washington Post reported last week that Metro police arrested six teenagers in connection with the stabbing and assault of another teen during a gang-related fight last month in Prince George’s County.
According to the Post, the victim was a 15-year-old boy who was waiting at the bus shelter area on the night of May 19 after an earlier fight with members of a rival gang, officials said. He told investigators that he was attacked by six members of the rival gang, including a woman who allegedly stabbed him four times and another person who hit him in the head with a stiletto heel.
The police said the fight was between two gay and lesbian gangs that operate in Maryland.
Police arrested Brandon Dodd, 18, of Silver Spring, yesterday and charged him with first-degree assault in connection with the alleged assault with the shoe, according to Metro spokeswoman Candace Smith. Carynn Gray, 19, also of Silver Spring, was arrested and charged Wednesday with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and intent to injure with a dangerous weapon. Police also arrested a juvenile Wednesday.
Last week, Charles Mallory, 18, of Lanham, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. Two other juveniles were arrested last week and face assault charges.
Detectives found the suspects after interviewing the victim and witnesses and searching the suspects’ MySpace pages, officials said.
Me personally, I don’t care if you’re heterosexual or gay, I don’t like gangs and I don’t like the violence they promote. I have no tolerance for gangs, period.
Rodney Chester on Wendy Williams
One of our favorite "Noah’s Arc" cast members, Rodney Chester, will appear on the Wendy Williams Radio Show on WBLS 107.5 FM for a live on air interview at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PST. Tune in and check it out. I’m sure that’s going to be one interesting interview.