Catalyst wrote:This was on National Television a week ago :
Residents of a south Auckland subdivision are selling their homes to escape machete-wielding teenage gangs.
Clashes between rival gangs in Manurewa's Glenveagh Park have seen children as young as 12 in armed confrontations fuelled by ethnic and territorial rivalries.
"There were iron bars, baseball bats, batons. There were machetes and meat cleavers and is some skirmishs handguns were fired," Maori warden Freda Job said about one skirmish...
...The feud arose this year between Samoan "Bloods" on Glenveagh Park Dr, and Maori "Crips" on parallel Castlefinn Dr.
The Star-Times spoke to children as young as nine wearing gang colours and claiming to have attacked their rivals with bottles and bricks. One child was in trouble for taking a knife to his primary school on Thursday.
...the troublemakers' problems stemmed from poor parenting. One parent had helped conceal weapons used in a skirmish after police arrived.
An elderly man spoken to earlier but asked for his name to be concealed stated " This was a nice and tranquil neighborhood about 20 years ago, it was never like this!"
The liquoir store which stands a few metres from the Glenveagh Park has been robbed on numerous occasions that security guards had to be hired.
This is where i live..Castlefinn Drive..
them just lil shits wearing blue rags and claiming...It was a bit to much sometimes at night,they was all hanging out on the corners till early dawnmornings,mainly the weekends drinking and hollering.
Of course most of these kids flagging the Blue rag are kids of Local BLACK POWER members who live near us.
I aint seen no all out brawls, or heard if BKloods come across our street yo.theres a lil stream that seperates the two streets..
It be mostly Maoris and hinduss on the Glenveagh rd who throwing up BKs,they just got a dope and crack(meth) shop on there side now.We had a dope shop on ours but got shut down.
The liquor store has prolly only been robbed a coupla times,most times its people doing rushes...lol..About 4 of yas go in and 2 are gonna grab some hennesy or whatver and run without paying..while other 2 do blocks.
Back in the mid 90s in our area was a Cripz and Bklood thang,some ruthless shit,now everyones grown up now yo.