By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun
1:16 PM EST, February 15, 2012
Buried at the bottom of today's CityPaper article about the Black Guerrilla Family gang is an eye-opening interview with an anonymous member, spelling out the gang's goal of infiltrating city government by masquerading as an anti-drug, black empowerment movement.
For anyone following the case, the statements aren't surprising - federal agents had said as much in the original court papers, and The Sun in 2009 obtained a copy of the gang's "Black Book", which was endorsed by a former FBI agent and a two-time mayoral candidate and city schools administrator, among others, and was nudged under the nose of then-Mayor Sheila Dixon's education liaison.
But Van Smith's interview with "Sam" lays bare the gang's intentions, in to-the-point terms:
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