History of Little People Suicides
Growing up near the Brooklyn Navy Yard (FARRAGUT HOUSES) during the late 50's wasn't easy for a young teenager like myself. As the new kid on the block I was forced to join the Little People Suicides. They we were an offshoot of the older Suicides who eventfully would go on to ominous notoriety and an infamous status by murder.
Most Members were students of the then new Sands Junior High School, which was located right across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The "Little People" where often the victims of predation from such gangs as the MAU MAUS from Ft. Greene Houses and the Chaplains. The only way we could survive was to band together and protect each others back.
Sands Junior High School teachers and its administrators were totally oblivious to our plight and we could not rely on the school as neutral ground for education. We were often attacked in the class rooms and hall ways. We held our own and prevailed in most encounters. Our biggest problem was in route to school and home. Other then that we were successful in keeping our home ground free of marauding gangs. We were farmable to all who challenged us or intruded on our turf.