seems pretty clear to me.
you get 3 thugs and roll for where to place them...
It's just not consistent with other wording when putting out Street Punks.
For the initial set-up, it says to "Roll six dice, and place one Street Punk for every die result in the Bad Hoods on the city blocks with the same number as the dice results."
For emergencies it says the that "some Emergency Event cards instruct you to place 1 or 2 Street Punks on the board in random locations"
But for this card:
b]Problems in the Hood.[/b]
Roll three dice and place three Street Punks in the corresponding Bad Hood(s)
Take one Street Punk from the stockpile and put it back in the box (take it out of play for the rest of the game).
It's not consistent, so it leaves room to be interpreted differently.
To be more consistent with the initial set-up it could have been worded like this:
"Roll three dice and place one Street Punk for each die result in the corresponding Bad Hood(s)"
Or to be more consistent with the rules for emergencies it could have been worded like this:
"Place 3 Street Punks randomly"
All I'm saying is that the more different ways the same mechanic is written, the more chances that one of those ways could be misinterpreted. To me, if you want to say the same thing, then say the same thing instead of saying it in various ways.