Thursday, March 15, 2007

Like The Little Rascals - But With Heroin

Los Angeles, CA

There's a gang downtown, Fifth And Hill, that's been around since the Seventies. With nicknames like "El Morro", "Archie" and "Barbas", they read kind of like Our Gang. You know, Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa? Do they at least have a dog that performs cute antics named Petey? If he is, he's probably a half starved pitbull.

Anyway, the LAPD brought the hammer down yesterday, arresting 31 people, including the top brass, and pulling in almost a dozen guns, $250,000.00 in cash and over a million dollars worth of narcotics.

They've been responsible for a chunk of the downtown heroin trade and this arrest should put at least a temporary kink in the supply lines. But crime, like nature, abhors a vacuum, so I'm sure someone will slide in and take their place soon enough. Heroin's like oil. The demand's high and the people will pay. Someone will find a way to get the pipeline flowing again.

But in the meantime, congratulations to the LAPD on a job well done.

2 comments:

David Terrenoire said...

You know, Stephen, I don't say this often enough:

This blog kicks ass.

And no, I'm not drunk. Not yet, anyway.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

It won't be long until Stymie, Porky, Breezy and Farina move in and take over.