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Still, the group has experienced some danger. When Dark Guardian and a member named Spectre once confronted a pimp in Harlem River Park, they say the pimp threatened them instead. They called the cops, who searched the pimp's house, discovering a handgun, an AR-15, two high-capacity magazines, and nearly 900 rounds of ammunition.
Another member, Tango, posed as bait during the Park Slope groper scare last summer. When she left Freddy's Bar, pretending to be drunk, other members trailed her, taking down license plate numbers of the men who tried to get her into their cars.
But most of the time, all NYI has to do is stand there, Zero says.
The team spots a large crowd of teenagers hanging outside a Village flower shop that's experienced a spate of robberies. Zero, Dark Guardian, and Meredith walk up to examine the buckets of sunflowers. "Did you know dandelions are really good for you?" Zero asks his team.
"Skateboard cop," one teenager mutters to a friend before the crowd thins and disperses.
Thank you for clarifying your point of view and thought process, Stevart. Exodus International much? Better days ahead!
Stevart is obviously a troller. I would not bother to respond.
Whoa. That's awesome. Probably some of the better coverage we've gotten...ever.
For anyone curious about the NYI, as well as the other branches of the Initiative Collective, check out www.ICHQ.org
While you're at it, you might get a kick out of their upcoming documentary project: Taking Initiative: Nation of Heroes. >> https://www.facebook.com/NationOfHeroes
The LGBT movement will bring about a bloodbath in this country and ANY country in which it is adopted. We are witnessing the early stages of it in NYC, AND it will only get worse despite the best efforts of the "crimefighters" above.
@Stevart I am sorry, let's get one thing clear. It's not the LGBT movement that brings about the bloodbath, it's the ignorance and hate that people have against the LGBT community. Would you say that African Americans brought chaos to the society during the civil right movement?
@Stevart Led by ignorance wearing the cloak of religion to shield them from guilt and responsibility. What a great time we live in..
The argument that civil rights to overcome racial discrimination is continuing with the LGBT movement is absurd. Gay marriage is an abomination and NOT the civil rights' issue you think it is. BTW, the black churches aren't on board with LGBT. You might claim this is ignorance on their parts but it is rather common sense. I also understand that there is NO way I or anybody could convince another person that same-sex marriage is bad...which IS my point: that the coming bloodbath will re-allign human behavior with human nature as there will be more important things to do to ensure survival, like the basic necessities: food, water and shelter, and not to mention the threat of terrorism, etc. than worrying about some degenerate pipe dream. I don't want to see anybody get hurt AND we are ALL victims of senseless violence...and THAT is why I encourage the so called LGBT community to lay off the marriage issue. Any victory will be Pyrrhic. Their rhetoric is hysterical and it is they who are the closed minded ones. "Ignorance and hate" HAHAHA! You'll learn, one way or another.
@jhk1776 @Stevart @arona.chu All relationships ARE natural. But marriage is between a man and a woman. What the &^%$ is so difficult about that to understand? I COULD CARE LESS WHO PEOPLE SLEEP WITH. BUT, you can't call it a marriage and expect that institution and all others to accept that. THAT is why same-sex marriage is an abomination. NOT because I hate gays... GET OVER YOURSELF and TRY to develop the ability to engage in a clear and cogent discussion.
@arona.chu @Stevart The LGBT agenda is attempting to fundamentally alter what is the most natural AND the most precious aspect of human relations that literally produces life on this planet; an aspect of human nature that is rooted in biology, IMPLACABLE NATURE. It can NOT and WILL not work and humanity will push back. Everything about your argument presupposes that same sex unions are separate but equal to opposite sex unions when in fact THEY ARE NOT! You are sowing the seeds for society's holocaust....LITERALLY. Please stop the violence NOW.
@Stevart @arona.chu "Gay marriage is an abomination", who are you to make that claim? "Civil" refers to ordinary citizens, naturally "civil rights" refers to the rights of these ordinary, non-second class citizens. If you disagree, then may I ask who are you to exclude gay people from the "ordinary"?
Sure many black churches are do nto support gay rights, but just because certain people does not support certain things does not mean that it is "wrong". Our society affects how we think, but we create our own social construct which tells us what is "socially acceptable". Interracial marriage was also an "abomination" according to some, but you cannot say the same now because it has become socially acceptable, but who should be the one to judge? And who are you to tell other people what is right and what is wrong. How is the way other people live affects you? "Ignorance and hate" is not funny when you actually see it in front of your eyes. For you to have the audacity to ask gay people to "lay off the marriage issue" and call it a "degenerate pipe dream" , you clearly do not understand the importance to be able get married for gay people. You clearly do not understand how many families are torn apart; how many people have died simply because of the lack of this right. You clearly do not realize that many fights terrorism and die for this country; many fights to secure the necessities but failed to be treated equally as you take your rights for granted. That, is what I call ignorance.
Like you said, I cannot change the way you think, but for you to blame all this unwanted "senseless violence" back onto the LGBT community is basically saying that gay people deserve to be beaten up because they are gay. Just like how women and blacks were thought to be inferior simply because they are women or black. Stevart, that is not promoting peace. That is promoting war.