Video: La. officers unite to take down gang in viral warning
In the latest viral video by Capt. Higgins, he has some strong words for the ruthless gang
By Police1 Staff
ACADIANA, La. — In the latest series of videos posted by Capt. Clay Higgins, he joined more than a dozen officers to send a strong warning to gang members that they will be captured, KATC reported.
Law enforcement across Acadiana have joined forces to take down the Gremlins gang. They’ve been accused of murder , theft and drug-related crimes. Ten are already in custody, but Higgins called out the remaining seven in the video.
“You think men like these are afraid of an uneducated, 125-pound punk like you that’s never won a fair fight in his life and holds your gun sideways?” Higgins said. “Men like us, we do dumbbell presses with weights bigger than you.”
Higgins told the gang members he would meet them anywhere, anytime.
"If you raise your weapon to a man like me, we'll return fire with superior fire...I'll meet you on solid ground anytime, anywhere, light or heavy, makes no difference to me. You won't walk away," he said.
Higgins also asked the community for help because in many cases, victims do not cooperate with the police. Higgins told the news site he hoped the strong message will encourage citizens to put the suspects behind bars.
The ACLU released a statement on Higgins video questioning his choice of words like “heathens” and “animals.”
“It is the job of law enforcement to protect those rights while also keeping our communities safe,” the statement reads. “Nothing that Mr. Higgins said will make his community safer, but there is much to suggest violations of fundamental rights of all.”
The video on Facebook has been viewed more than 13 million times, has over 150,000 likes and 440,000 shares.