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Busted Bronx Gang Leader Posted Crime Philosophy in Hip-Hop Anthem, DA Says

By Eddie Small | September 16, 2015 5:20pm
 Several members of the gang 6 Wild were charged in court on Wednesday for crimes including murder and assault.
Several members of the gang 6 Wild were charged in court on Wednesday for crimes including murder and assault.
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Bronx District Attorney's Office

SOUTH BRONX — A busted South Bronx gang leader used a hip-hop anthem to boast about letting younger members of his squad do the group's dirty work, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

Cesar "Ces" Rivera was one of 27 alleged members of the gang 6 Wild charged in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday for crimes including murder, attempted murder and assault over a five-year period ending on Aug. 20, the DA's office said.

Members were arrested overnight after a six-month investigation by the Bronx DA Gangs/Major Case Bureau and the NYPD Gang Unit.

Accused members include Luis "White Monkey" Perez, Jonathan "Casper" Smaine, Paula "Romeo" Garcia and Rivera, the supposed leader of the group.

Rivera's rap, which he posted to Facebook, described his philosophy of having younger gang members do most of the work when it came to killings and assaults because they would not take as much heat for the crimes.

"15 he get knocked, he won't get into trouble, so I could just sit back and watch my money double," the lyrics read.

The group was charge in the shooting death of Timothy Hairston in front of a pharmacy on 165th Street and College Avenue in December 2014 and the May 2015 shooting death of 14-year-old Christopher Duran, who was killed on his way to school.

Members are also charged with five non-fatal assaults as well.

They mainly operated between 166th and 167th Streets and College Avenue, as well as 164th to 167th Street between Clay Avenue and Grand Concourse, according to the DA's office.

“The leaders of this group are alleged to have not only participated in the worst of crimes in The Bronx, including killings, shootings, and spreading illegal drugs throughout the borough," Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said. "They are charged with doing so in the worst way, by recruiting young teenagers to do their bidding."