NEW YORK-Afrika Owes, a 17-year-old Harlem girl, who attended the elite Deerfield Academy in Connecticut was arrested in New York on gang and gun charges. After visiting Harvard and Yale, Owes is now at Riker’s Island along with 13 other young people arrested in an NYPD gang crackdown on the 137h St. Crew in Harlem. The New York Post reports:
Prosecutors said Owes’ boyfriend, Jaquan Layne, 20, was running the gang from Rikers while jailed for armed robbery, and gave Owes her orders in phone calls recorded by the jail.