“ One cut. One cut gonna make you bleed, but one cut don't kill you. One cut just makes a scar.- Larae Barrett ”
Larae Barrett was a brilliant hardcore criminal and leader of the Rikers gang. After the Black Friday incident, she took advantage of the chaos to organize a jailbreak from Rikers Island (where she was incarcerated for double murder) and crossed the river into the Manhattan borough. Adept at smuggling and black-market dealings, Barrett managed to supply her Rikers gang with food, body armor, and advanced weaponry.
Described by both ally and foe as treacherous, murderous, and unforgiving, Barrett fostered a particular hatred for police, labeling anyone remotely connected to law enforcement (including Division agents) as a "pig." She was not above torturing cops, hostages, or seditious gangbangers as a sadistic means of entertainment.
According to post-mortem reports, Barrett accepted that the Rikers' time in control of New York streets would be just a short, violent interlude in the city's history. But she didn't care, claiming it was better to die fast living large than to rot slowly in a Rikers Island prison cell.
Barrett was killed in her Rikers hideout at the Lexington Event Center during a raid conducted jointly by the Division and a JTF strike force. After her death, the Rikers scattered and fell into disorganization. Though Barrett is rarely mentioned since the raid, it's clear how deeply her death affected the gang.
In Warlords of New York, the full story regarding Larae Barrett's and the Rikers escape from the prison was uncovered. James Dragov, a Rogue Division agent that became disillusioned with SHD, killed the warden and "threw the keys" to her cell, allowing her to free the inmates and escape to the mainland. After her death, the Rikers would experience infighting till James Dragov was offered the position.
Treacherous, ruthless, unforgiving are just a few words to describe this woman. As shown in an ECHO, she burned a gang leader alive when he opposed her, and was able to supply her Rikers with food and weaponry via smuggling. She deems everyone who is remotely connected to the law as "pigs" including The Division, and is not above hostage taking as a sadistic means of entertainment.
“ Ain't this some shit?- Larae is shocked when JTF and Division squads storm the final level of Lexington ”
“ Going to bleed you dry piggy!- Larae in combat ”
“ You can kill me, but we are a wave, and we are going to drown you.- While Larae is on low health ”
“ Just another number, huh? Just more black blood that you accept.- Larae coming out to fight the JTF and Division agents ”