A List Of ALL STREET GANGS . . . In Brooklyn In 1970s!! (Jewish Gangs, Gay Gangs, Plus MORE)

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New York in the 1970s had a gang problem. No not the Crips or the Bloods - the city had their own gangs.

According to a police document, put out in 1974, Brooklyn had more than 48 different street gangs. And it seemed like every ethnic group had its own gang.

For example, police identified a Jewish street gang in Crown Heights named B'nai Zaken.

Law enforcement also identified a group of gay gang members in Bushwick called "Homoside Laws." 

The majority of the other gangs were either Black, Hispanic, or Caucasian. 

In the 1970s, NYCs murder rate was nearly 4 times as high as it is now.