Dawkins, who has been in and out of jail, was recently found to not be the leader of the city’s least successful gang, the Five Point Generalz, which were based in the Weston area. The 5PG were likely involved in several shootings five years ago, but by the time they were brought to trial in 2013,
“None of them could afford a car,” [a defense lawyer] said. “They were on the wires a number of times talking about what bus they were on and what stop they were getting off. They were living in conditions of poverty.”
Dawkins was alleged to be the leader of the gang, but he was acquitted because he was in prison during the time in question. The four remaining members were convicted.