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Dunkirk Boys Posse

The Dunkirk Boys Posse, also known as Kirkys, has been under the leadership of Dennis "Stickman" Smith since 1977. Traditionally, this posse has been mixed politically, but has many members who support the Peoples National Party. From 1987 through 1988, the Dunkirk Boys in New York City were at war with the Spangler Posse, but within the last year there has been a cessation of hostilities and a truce has been declared.

Some members and associates of the Dunkirk Boys who did not wish to participate in the New York war moved into Englewood in 1987, selling marijuana, cocaine, crack and weapons. However, the group has been virtually eliminated from that area because of arrests of their street dealers and mid-level suppliers by the Englewood Police Department and the Bergen County Narcotics Task Force. Ledlo "Blacker" Gillings, the leader of this cell of Kirky's, was sentenced to federal prison on March 3, 1989, on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The other members of this cell split, some moving their operations to Boston, others to Richmond, Virginia.

Intelligence information in 1988 indicated that several members of the Dunkirk Boys who left New York City went to the New Brunswick area. These persons, who were only known by their street names, were not reported to be involved in drug distribution but were using this location only as a safe area.

There were 29 members and associates of the Dunkirk Boys Posse identified as operating or controlling drug distribution networks in New Jersey in 1988. At the present time, however, there is no known network of this posse actively operating in New Jersey.

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