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Resource ID: #22478
Subject: Gangs
Source: New Times (Kansas City, Mo.)
Date: August 4 - 10, 2005



The story analyzed a gang war between the 51st Street Crips and Third Wall Bloods from 1997 through 2001. It recounts how Bloods and Crips came to Kansas City from Los Angeles and morphed into Kansas City sets broken up by neighborhood. Numerous sources identified a teenager named Steven "Moody" Wright as the most violent leader. His brutality was unprecedented. After Moody went to jail, a new war for control broke out and took the lives of children.

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