When the tensions between
two or more rival gangs
reaches a critical point in which the outcomes of any violent act would be devastating to all parties.
In the early
1990s, when Whitey
's control over street gangs
was much more pronounced, the main fear during a situation of Street
Brinkmanship was that
violence would spill into the suburbs and cause the hammer of the white devil to fall from the sky. As a result, Street
Brinkmanship was maintained
through the practice of having satellite affiliate gangs perform
indirect attacks on gang
assets through much milder
warfare. The warfare was often set up to look like "some crackhead" got his hands on a gun and blew a whole bunch of motherfuckers away.
Into the early
2000s, however, Whitey's control over street gang
activities became less obvious (although farther reaching
and exponentially more sophisticated). Only the most
able to steer
their "Ghetto Pirate Ships" through the webs
of deceit that were
woven by evil "Prime Movers" who governed
underworld from back rooms in sinister-looking high-rises. It was imperative, therefore, for all gangs
to protect the unsettled peace that
was imposed upon them for fear of repercussions
unimaginable to mortal men.
#1: I wanted to fuck that motherfucker up, but my man, Slimey, will let "The Old Man in the Tower" know
about it and he'll feed my family
#2: That's fucked, man. I wish it was like the old days where you could go out and blast a motherfucker without
having to get permission from some old white dude. The Bloods been waitin' for this motherfuckin' shit and we's afraid to deliver.
#1: Chill it, bro. Let's keep waitin'. I don't want
get no cement shoes or nothin'. A niggah will get his own when he has it comin'. Maintain, motherfucker. Maintain the Street Brinkmanship. Let's get us some tacos.