SOUTH BRONX, NEW YORK – JULY 2: Officer Bianco apprehends a 14 year old after chasing him through the stairwells for displaying a black imitation firearm July 2, 2009 in Mott Haven neighborhood located in South Bronx, New York City. The red and black colors of his clothing suggest his affiliation with the Bloods, one of the major gangs in the Mott Haven Housing Projects. Young Bloods recruits are known to use imitation pistols to rob people at gun point before graduating to real firearms.
Mott Haven neighborhood is a low income residential neighborhood geographically located in the southwest Bronx between West 138th Street to East 149th Street. East 138th Street is the primary thoroughfare through Mott Haven.
(photograph by Antonio Bolfo/Reportage by Getty Images)