Two global depressions led to chaos, as world governments became unable to fund the most basic of needs. People suffered, and crime grew rampant and out of control. An organization known only as the COUNCIL OF NINE (CON) started uniting criminal families such as the TRIADS, JAMAICAN POSSE, LA RAZA ESCOGIDA, and THUGS. This new powerful criminal empire spread quickly across the world.
As time passed, the governments slowly regained their footing and sought to dismantle the powerful criminal element. The governments united and created the Anti Crime Unit (ACU) to track down and remove all elements associated with the COUNCIL OF NINE. The ACU was tasked to eliminate this global menace through all means possible.
Local law enforcement agencies collaborated with private security groups to form global protection units known as the United Security Unions (USU) which provide traditional police services -- for a small fee. Their funds come directly from the people they serve and allow them the means to operate. They fight against the CON but on a different level, as they'll typically take on the foot soldiers and generals of individual gangs.
There are other groups. These groups are a loose band of gangs and citizens who refuse to bow to the CON or stand by while their civil liberties are abused. They are known as FREELANCERS.
This war has been fought for 10 years and the CON continue to grow in strength while the fortitude and morality of the ACU are questioned. The hard tactics and widespread invasion of privacy have led many to question as to the lesser of two evils -- the criminals or those who hunt them.
In every dark period there are heroes and villains. This is no different. Each fight tirelessly in their personal crusade to achieve their goals.
More wait in the shadows for their opportunities to help others or perhaps just themselves. There are many power players yet to be revealed. The tides and times are constantly changing -- for better or worse only time will tell. There is a dark secret of which few are aware, and once it is revealed everything will change and no one will escape its grasp.
But for now, the war rages on for the STREET WARriorS.
The ANTI-CRIME-UNIT (ACU)
The UNITED SECURITY UNIONS (USU)
The COUNCIL OF NINE (CON)
The JAMAICAN POSSE
LA RAZA ESCOGIDA