Certainly seems that way. What's interesting is the vast majority of the perps all fit the same description: young black male, late teens early twenties. I'm thinking its either the next generation trying to earn their "street cred" or that there's no room left in the drug game in their neighborhoods, and they're committing robberies to get the money they need to keep up with their peers. When there's a lot of money to be made selling drugs most of these kids seem to stick with just shooting at each other over turf or petty arguments. So maybe the squeeze on the drug business, with less potential buyers, is forcing the dealer thugs to find other ways of making money to support their dope ghetto lifestyles. Because, you know, earning money legitimately is a notion that's impossible for most of these kids to even conceive of.
Originally Posted by Debbie1125
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