Black Power (New Zealand gang)
|Ethnicity||Mixed, predominantly Māori and Polynesian|
|Criminal activities||Drug dealing, assault, murder|
|Allies||Crips, King Cobras, Tribesmen MC, Killa Beez (gang), Nomads MC|
|Rivals||Mongrel Mob, Bloods, White Power, Storm troopers gang|
Black Power is a prominent gang in New Zealand. It was formed as the "Black Bulls" by Rei Harris and Māori youth in Wellington about 1970, in response to the rival Mongrel Mob gang and white power associated gangs. The gang then spread to other major centres and rural towns in New Zealand. Members are predominantly Māori and Polynesian.
The gang is heavily involved in organised crime, such as drug manufacturing and dealing. While the gang has distanced itself from violent acts of some of its members, for example, a child abuse case, police have in return accused the gang members of using violence as a 'learned behaviour from involvement in the gang'.
There were 697 members in prison in April 2013.
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