The Bully Eliminator
TNLF was started by Christian Claudio, an ex-convict and ex-gang member. Christian grew up in the Spanish Harlem section of Manhattan and in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. He began selling drugs in his teenage years, was affiliated with organized crime and soon became a leader of a drug enterprise. That life came to an end, while he was in his 20's, when he was convicted of drug and various violent felony offenses and sentenced to serve 37 years in a NY state prison. Unfortunately, his incarceration did not end his criminal mindset. While on Rikers Island he proliferated the Latin Kings gang. That gang, composed of Hispanics, came to dominate the violent activities in Rikers Island during the 1990's and in the New York State correctional facilities. Fortunately, Christian recognized the error of his ways and renounced the Latin Kings gang and all other gang activity. He was even released from prison after serving only 15 years.
Christian Claudio founded Throggs Neck - La Famiglia with the hopes of stamping out bullying and gang activity by not only focusing on bullies and gang members, but by concentrating on the hotbeds of gang formation - the public school system, etc. TNLF strongly believes that gang influence and affiliation starts way before youth are actually involved with gangs. It starts when kids are in school and they start emulating older kids who are in gangs and start assimilating gang ideas, language, clothing styles and personas.