A ghetto area of inner-city birmingham, located in-between Aston and Lozells. It has a very large black population, in fact, you are unlikely to find a single white person who lives there. It is one of the most deprived areas in the UK.
Dont EVER go to Newtown, unless you want to get shot.
The inner-city Birmingham of the early Eighties was a tough place for a young black man to grow up. Racial tension exploded in vicious race riots in 1981 and again in 1985. The West Midlands police were regularly accused of over-zealous and heavy-handed behaviour, particularly when it came to the random stop-searching of black youths. There was also an ever-present threat from the far right.
It was in this climate that some of the city’s young men began to band together for self-protection. Meeting up in a fast-food restaurant in the Lozells district, the loose-knit group planned to carry out vigilante patrols to protect the community and fight the injustices being overlooked.
One of the founders of this fledgling organisation was fork-lift truck driver Arthur ‘Super D’ Ellis. A good-looking man with the gift of the gab, he had fathered two sons—Nathaniel and Marcus—by the age of 19. His relationship with their mother had ended and by the time Arthur began hanging around with what had been dubbed the Johnson Crew he had moved on to pastures new. His relationship with a pretty girl named Beverley Thomas would also come to an end, but not before she had given him three more children—twins, Charlene and Sophie, and a son, Michael.
As the Johnson Crew grew, so the threat from the far right began to recede. And with unemployment in inner-city Birmingham running at 20 per cent, moving into crime became a way to make a living.
The gang members were very close-knit...
An area of Birmingham, England. It is located in inner-city Brimingham, one mile north of the city center. It is part of the Aston ward and is situated in between Aston and Lozells. Newtown has one of the highest black populations in the UK, so there are alot of black drug gangs operating in the area. It is also one of the most deprived areas in the UK, and the majority of children growing up there are living in poverty conditions. Avoid the place at all costs unless you want to see a real ghetto.
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