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NYC officials: Violent street gang is dismantled

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Prosecutors say they have effectively dismantled a once powerful Harlem gang.

Fourteen members of the "137th Street" crew have been indicted.

Authorities say the charges come after a lengthy investigation involving surveillance video and recordings of jail house conversations.

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Prosecutors allege the suspects dealt crack and used beatings, shootings and robberies to protect their turf for years.

All 14 suspects face conspiracy charges.

A dozen of them are expected in court later today.

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