On Saturday April 14, 2018, an armed robbery was allegedly committed in Dickinson, North Dakota at an apartment on the 400 block of East 2nd Street. Four suspects entered an apartment with firearms, and they took cash and marijuana from three occupants.
You can read more about this alleged armed robbery in the Dickinson Press newspaper online, or you can watch North Dakota television news reports online. Three of the suspects were ages 18 to 19, so the Dickinson Police Department released their names and Police arrest photographs. This is the photo that I used for this blog post headline.
I have been writing blog posts about criminal people moving to Dickinson from bad neighborhoods in large cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, and Spokane. I am against news services, energy industry representatives, and North Dakota Job Services representatives making announcements that “North Dakota needs many, many workers for high paying jobs here in North Dakota”, because they are creating a problem.
Poor, unemployed people, who have very little or no job skills, very little or no work experience, who have been making money in the poor inner cities by stealing and dealing drugs, hear that North Dakota needs workers for high paying jobs, so they come to Dickinson.
They did not know, that companies in Dickinson might be able to hire someone with a commercial driver’s license, an experienced welder, electrician, plumber, heavy equipment operator, certified mechanic, or experienced oil field worker, but not someone with no job experience from the inner city. With no job experience, they would be even less likely to get hired if they had a criminal record, or did not graduate from high school.
The people who arrive in Dickinson from poor inner cities with very little or no job skills, very little or no work experience, possibly a criminal record, possibly without a high school diploma, with the expectation of getting a high paying job like they heard about or saw on TV, they came a long way to get here, and they can’t just turn around and go home when they can’t get a job. They see that some people have money and are making money from the expensive trucks that they drive, their snow mobiles, their four wheelers, and the RVs parked in their yards.
They can’t get a job, have difficulty getting a job, or see that they can only get a low paying job in fast food or retail. They need money, and the way that they know how to get money or get what they want, is to deal drugs, steal, and commit crimes.
The three adults whose names the Dickinson Police Department released, I began doing a Google search to try to find out where these alleged armed robbers came from. I didn’t get very far, before I found a YouTube video, and a YouTube channel, called the Gorilla Gang, where these three individuals had uploaded videos that they had made. Here is one of their videos from YouTube:
You can watch a few other YouTube videos that they made, on the Gorilla Gang channel.