From NY Post: He’s a reputed killer Bloods gang member recently accused of toting a loaded pistol onto a city bus — but that didn’t matter to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights when the foundation bailed him out.
In October, the group sprang 18-year-old Asa “ASAP” Francis — a violent member of the Bloods-affiliated Martense Beverly Bosses gang, which has been wreaking havoc on southeastern Brooklyn streets while duking it out with the rival Folk Nation-affiliated Collect Your Guap crew, according to a July indictment charging the suspect and 17 other accused gangbangers.
Francis — who was sprung by the charity after allegedly being caught with a loaded, .40-caliber Smith and Wesson gun in his waistband when he tried to skip out on paying bus fare — had pledged to kill on behalf of his gang, court papers charged.
During a phone call to an incarcerated cohort in 2016, he bragged that when he shows up somewhere with a gun, “That’s a murder scene,” the indictment said.
“It’s just total lunacy — it really is,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins told The Post Tuesday of Francis’ bailout by RFK, headed by Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter Kerry Kennedy.
“I think the RFK foundation should be held accountable if these individuals go out and hurt anybody else.”
A high-ranking police source raged of the charity, “They don’t care about the public’s safety. They’re just trying to prove a point,’’ referring to the group’s mantra that the city needs to revamp its bail system.
Francis was busted in June on charges of second-and fourth-degree conspiracy for plots to obtain illegal guns and use them to murder gangland enemies.
He and his cohorts “cavalierly discuss shooting at rivals as if they were keeping score at a basketball game,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said at the time. “But this is not a game. There is a trail of dead and injured victims.”
Francis’ $10,000 bail on those charges was posted Aug. 8 by his mom, Nicole Brown, a clerical associate for the city Department of Transportation who makes just $48,000 a year, according to bail receipts and payroll records. She forked over $8,000 in cash but had to put the rest on a credit card, a receipt shows.
On Oct. 12, Francis was back in jail on the weapons incident on the bus, according to a criminal complaint. His bail was again set at $10,000, despite prosecutors’ request that it go up to $50,000, according to sources.
And despite it all, RFK plunked down the $10,000 needed to free him again. He was released Oct. 30.
The suspect has been staying with his mom, stepdad and their two young kids in Flatlands, according to Francis’ grandmother Lorna Lunan. “He has a potential but followed the wrong company,” Lunan, 63, told The Post.
“And if he just sticks by himself, he will make it. I’m just hoping and praying.”
RFK did not respond to a request for comment.