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Junior Black Mafia - Aaron Jones

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JBM founders Aaron Jones, then 26; Mark Casey, then 23; and Leonard Patterson, then 27, grew up together on the streets of West Philadelphia. it held regular meetings, appointed investigators, treasurers and enforcers, and controlled drug dealing, loan-sharking, numbers rackets, armed robbery and extortion. The Black Mafia's legacy is ruthless violence, but they were very successful for quite some time," said Sean Patrick Griffin, associate professor of administration of justice at Penn State Abington and author of the recently published book, "Philadelphia's Black Mafia: A Social and Political History. In the song " Ghetto Qu'ran" rapper 50 Cent mentions several drug dealing figures in his neighborhood, including the notorious Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. They developed close ties with the influential Nation of Islam and soon were executing rivals, extorting bookies connected to the city’s powerful Cosa Nostra crew, and cowing local gangs.

In the 1980s, the JBM developed out of the street culture of Philadelphia and represented an attempt to form an organized crime syndicate modeled on La Cosa Nostra (LCN) and the original Black Mafia. LOUIS – More than two dozen people were arrested this week in connection with charges including drug trafficking and financial crimes, U.

According to a United States Senate sub-committee on organized crime during the 1980s, one of the most sophisticated, corporate-like, structured, organized crime groups outside of the Italian mafia was The Young Boys Inc. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform.

The man was unique in that just the mention of his name could instill fear and compliance on the street. In the years after the original Philadelphia Black Mafia was dismantled by court convictions and internal squabbling, Aaron (A. Lewis, 45, was indicted on four counts of fentanyl distribution and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.Before James could be brought back from jail in New York City, where he had been arrested for murder on November 23, 1969, he died of a drug overdose.

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