Dozens of Brooklyn Gang Members Caught after Oversharing on FacebookPosted: September 16, 2012
In New York City, police give credit to the social media site for helping them arrest and indict 49 gang members whose shootings terrorized the streets of Brooklyn. These jailed gang members are from two rival gangs, the Rockstarz and the Very Crispy Gangsters, who reportedly moved their street fights online.
Here’s how it worked: First, police say, they added their foes as Facebook friends. Then they littered their rivals’ walls with jeers and threats. Some even posted photographs they’d taken standing in front of their enemies’ homes on Facebook, according to the New York Times, as well as bragging about episodes of murder and retaliation. Bad move.
“Because of these individuals’ insatiable…
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