Ex-Con Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges Works for Taxpayer-Funded Anti-Violence Organization

An ex-convict, identified as Jermaine Greene, who was apprehended last month in a Bronx subway station on charges related to firearms and drugs, has been revealed to be an employee of a taxpayer-funded anti-violence organization. Law enforcement sources have disclosed that Greene is associated with Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (BRAG), an organization dedicated to advocating for safer communities and working with young individuals in the Bronx.

On March 28, Greene was allegedly caught attempting to evade authorities through an emergency exit at the Fordham Road station. Police officers discovered a loaded ghost gun, identified as a 9mm Polymer80, with twelve live rounds in Greene’s waistband. Additionally, he was found in possession of a significant quantity of crack cocaine, contained in a clear zip-locked bag, along with a drug scale.

BRAG, which operates under the non-profit organization Good Shepherd Services, receives partial funding from government grants. The exact nature of Greene’s role within BRAG remains unclear at this time. The organization focuses on areas of the Bronx plagued by gun violence and engages with young individuals in the community.

In response to Greene’s arrest, a spokesperson for BRAG stated, “Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence is aware of the arrest of one of its staff. We take this matter seriously and are conducting a comprehensive internal inquiry to ensure the safety, welfare, and trust of our program participants and the communities we support.”

Greene, who is currently on parole for a murder conviction in Delaware, now faces multiple charges related to weapon possession and drug offenses.

NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper expressed his dismay over the incident, stating in a social media post, “A convicted murderer (on parole) was packing heat when he beat the subway fare yesterday. He apparently didn’t get the memo that the NYPD is hyper-focused on transit safety. He also didn’t get the memo that law-abiding New Yorkers are fed up with open lawlessness at the turnstiles.”

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