The NY Post reports that "felonious assaults were up 21 percent as of July 6, compared to the same time period in 2007" in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. On the topic of the recent stabbings, the article quotes a 17-year-old student from the area who claims much of the violence is from "warring youth gangs, largely Hispanic, [who] cross a Brooklyn-Queens Expressway line of demarcation and prey upon each other." The Saturday stabbing was reportedly carried out by a South Side Williamsburg gang called the Trinitarios. These guys are known to trash talk via raps on YouTube; it's just like West Side Story...but with machetes and real blood.