Sunday, February 19, 2017

The 'gangsta glam' of Australia's new criminal class

Michael "Micky D" Davey, aka Ruthless, lived it up on Instagram and Facebook but was shot dead in his driveway last year.
They have tattoos, muscles, a good dose of arrogance and an Instagram account to flaunt their beautiful girlfriend plus the proceeds of their crimes ... flashy car, luxury holidays, or exotic pets.

The new thugs of Instagram might be an accountant working out in your gym, or it may be the gang audacious enough to flog a man half to death with nail-spiked baseball bats in broad daylight on Bondi Beach.

Hamad Assaad met the fate he provided for others: execution.
The Instagram thugs may be bikie gang members, drug importers, standover men, armed robbers or all of the above. Last week a gang of young men arrived on the idyllic shores of Bondi Beach carrying metal bars and bats wrapped in barbed wire or spiked with nails. Marching towards their prey, a 34-year-old sunbather, the thugs passed by picnickers and women and babies.

Minutes later, after they had beaten their victim to bloody pulp, the gang left alarmed mothers and crying babies in their wake to drive off in a white Mercedes.
Instagram thugs like Ricky Ciano pose with beautiful women who are unaware of their partner's real income and are left behind when they are assassinated. The former Rebels bikie president has been found dead in the back seat of a luxury sports car.

Ricky Ciano, 35, vanished in Sydney last Saturday night just months after surviving a pizza delivery assassination plot for deserting the gang.
Tattooed pretty boy Pasquale Barbaro typified the ''Instagram thug'' before his assassination-style murder last November.