Bloods Arrests Prompts City to Lock Down 17 East Bar

- Binghamton Mayor Rich David has started the process to get an after-hours club on Clinton Street locked down.

According to police, 17 East was the key location used for illegal gambling and drug trafficking.

Several shootings have also happened at the club at 348 Clinton.

14 people were recently arrested in a sweep, including members of The MacBallers, which are members of the larger national Bloods Street Gang.

A preliminary hearing will soon be set to see if the property can be immediately closed, pending a full trial.

Problem properties can be locked down for up to a year.

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