BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A known member of the notorious Bloods gang had been out of jail for less than a week when he was killed in a shootout with New York City police on Tuesday night, police say.

The New York Post reported that Nasheem Prioleau, known to locals as “Trigger”, wasted no time at all getting back to his life of crime after being paroled from jail at the end of last week. 

Around 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, police became aware of reports that shots had been fired at the Gowanus Houses in Brooklyn. When two plainclothes officers on patrol in the area arrived at the scene, they reportedly came across Prioleau pointing a firearm at another individual.

Repeat felon named "Trigger" opens fire on cops. Police say he's been out of jail for a week. 

(Screenshot – ABC 7 Broadcast)


The officers quickly trained their weapons at the suspect and commanded him to drop the gun and surrender. They say that he refused to comply and instead pointed the gun at the cops and pulled the trigger.

The officers opened fire on Prioleau, striking him multiple times. Neither of the officers were injured in the return fire.

The suspect was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead from his injuries at around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, officials said.


A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. Police officials said that the man had an extensive criminal background. He had most recently been serving five years behind bars for an armed robbery and had just been released on parole last week. Additionally, records show that Prioleau has served time for weapons and assault charges previously. 

The NYC PBA slammed the city’s policies that are allowing criminals to do whatever they want.


And somehow New York leaders still think it’s a good idea to overhaul the bail system and work toward cutting their jail population in half, releasing dangerous criminals back onto the streets.

The city announced that over the next few years, they’ll release 50 percent of prisoners back into the community, vowing to cut the city’s jail population in half and keep it there.

And in order to keep the jails unoccupied, they plan to just stop prosecuting suspects for lesser offenses. 

“This is a very scary situation,” a source within the justice system said. “This poor girl is the victim of a broken system, and I’m afraid you’re going to see many more stories like this. This is just the beginning.”

NBC reported that the City Council and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice announced the city’s plan to reduce the daily inmate population from 7,000 to 3,300 by 2026.

“With the lowest rate of incarceration in any major city, we are disproving the notion that we must arrest and imprison our way to (a) safer city,” said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Of course, Bill. It’s easy to boast good numbers if you won’t let your cops do their jobs and if prosecutors don’t press charges. And city residents are feeling the effects.

City leaders say they expect to see a decline in the amount of violent felonies, misdemeanors and even parole violations with the new plan. Again… it’s easy to watch the needle fall when you’re not pushing on the gas. 

Situations like this one will start happening a lot more if we run with this approach. Here’s a prime example. 

A reputed Brooklyn gang member was thrown in jail for multiple offenses in March. But after a liberal judge took pity on him and slashed his bond to next to nothing, he returned to his community and unleashed hell. Now he’s facing 34 charges for strong armed robbery and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.

And it wouldn’t have had happened if a city judge hadn’t ignored the prosecutor in his case.

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Repeat felon named "Trigger" opens fire on cops. Police say he's been out of jail for a week. 


A report from the New York Post said that 17-year-old Tony Johnson caught a huge break back in March of this year after a Brooklyn judge had the ability to hold him on multiple charges, but against the recommendation of the case’s prosecutor, let him walk.


Tony Johnson now faces 34 charges after he went on a crime spree in Brooklyn. (NYPD)


The prosecuting attorney recommended that Johnson be held for $225,000. The judge slashed that number by 97 percent, letting him go free for a measly $6,000. 

Johnson was released into the custody of his mother back to their home at the Breukelen Houses in Canarsie. But he apparently didn’t learn his lesson.

Officials say that the teen, a known member of the Folk Nation gang, continued to unleash hell on his community. Over the last six months, Johnson, weighing in at 280 and standing over 6 feet-tall, committed a number of thefts and robberies.

Repeat felon named "Trigger" opens fire on cops. Police say he's been out of jail for a week. 

Judge Craig S. Walker slashed Johnson’s bail down by more than 97 percent.


Court documents claimed that he stole cellphones, purses, money and allegedly punched a woman in the face outside of the Brooklyn housing unit.

One witness described his encounter with Johnson.

“Give me your sneakers or I’ll stab you,” Johnson allegedly said to his victim.

But last week, on October 8, Johnson did something much worse than stealing a few bucks. Prosecutors say that the teen snuck up behind a 12-year-0ld girl as she walked through the projects. 

Frustrated that she wasn’t holding any cash or valuables, investigators say Johnson pushed the pre-teen into a nearby basement, made her remove her clothes and then forced her into committing sex acts with him. 

Johnson was busted and now faces 34 charges for his racked up list of robberies and now the heinous sexual assault. He’s being held at the Horizon Juvenile Center in The Bronx and now would have to cough up more than $100,000 to get out. 

His family member says he’s being setup, and is a good kid that would never hurt anyone.

“This is an African American boy being framed!” his mother said. “He’s a good kid. Very respectful. He gets along with everyone. He plays with the kids and stuff.”

Cops within the NYPD are pissed. They’re tired of seeing the dangerous criminals they lock up being released to commit more harm. 

“It is a disgrace that this teen is allowed back out on the streets to ruin a poor girl’s life,” said a Brooklyn detective to the Post. “Nobody ever talks about the victims. This poor girl’s life has been ruined because they gave this guy another chance he didn’t deserve.”

Why have we suddenly decided as a country that law and order no longer matters? When did it become okay to switch right and wrong and flip the world on its head?

How long before we just decide to get rid of police altogether?


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