“We’re Baghdad-ready”: Inside the street gangs of Long Island

But the military isn’t the only mainstream institution that the gangsters — more specifically, the gangs’ leaders — compare themselves to. “We’re looking to market, sell and profit off drugs the way any business would handle their product,” the Crips’ second-in-command tells Deutsch. “Only our product is illegal so more precautions have to be taken. It’s all systematic and planned, all the positions and responsibilities and assignments. All of that’s part of our business strategy.”

via “We’re Baghdad-ready”: Inside the street gangs of Long Island – Salon.com.

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