Gang takedown in New York – level 2

02-05-2016 07:00

Nearly 700 federal agents attacked the Bronx, New York City’s poorest borough. The agents arrested 120 gang members. People believe that the arrests are the largest gang takedown in New York City history.

The police arrested those charged mostly with murder, robbery, and drug dealing. All of the people were members or partners of two rival gangs. Over the last 9 years, many people died in the gang wars, including a 92-year-old woman. A stray bullet hit her at her home.

People hope that the arrests will make the borough a safer place.

Difficult words: borough (one of five neighborhoods in New York City), charge (to say that somebody is guilty of a crime), stray bullet (a bullet which flies where you do not want it).

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