NY Daily Post
Ronald “Ra Diggs” Herron was arrested and charged in a 23-count racketeering indictment. Diggs could go away for life if convicted.
While on the streets, Diggs was considered the boss in the Gowanhas Houses in Brooklyn New York. After raiging supreme over the homes, Diggas was actually brought down thanks to littering.
Herron was stopped after he was seen throwing a gum wrapper out the window of the car he was driving. Officers searched him and realized that he was wearing a bullet proof vest.
“I stopped hundreds of people in my career and he’s first person who was wearing body armor,” Police Officer Carlos Anchundia testified in Brooklyn Federal Court recently.
Herron has been tied to 3 murders as well as drug dealing. There is allegedly video evidence of undercover officers buying drugs from members of Herron’s crew.
The prosecution is apparently using testimony from Herron’s former associates, his own rap lyrics from YouTube videos, and his tweets against him. Yes tweets.
Diggas was quickly becoming more known for his rapping ability. According to the New York Post, Herron found his way on the feds’ radar around 2000. He was shot by a drug rival in Gowanus and allegedly ordered his associates to kill the gunman two days later, according to court papers.
Herron rapped these lyrics: “I don’t respect the shooter because he shot me in the legs and two days later he was dead, the little n—–. See, if he was smart he would have shot me in the head because I can get ya shot from my hospital bed.”
He beat the murder rap and returned to the streets in 2007. Herron allegedly killed Richard Russo in the elevator of a Gowanus building in 2008 and Victor Zapata in a Wyckoff courtyard in 2009.
If found guilty, he could face life in prison
Source: NY Daily Post