In the mid-seventies, a group of teenage racists called the B.O.N.E.S. terrorized African-Americans in the Westside Avenue area of Jersey City. Paradoxically, the street gang’s most vicious crime was the beating of a White youth outside of Roosevelt Stadium before a Rock concert (the group was Kiss). The injuries inflicted were so severe that the Heights resident died a few days later. Subsequent police pressure resulted in the B.O.N.E.S disbanding.
- In this environment people tended not to be judgmental
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