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NYPD plans to double size of gang unit
Associated Press ^ | 2 Oct. 2012 2:38 AM ET | Tom Hays

Posted on 10/02/2012 1:01:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media.

Rather than target established street gangs involved in the drug trade, the reinforcements will focus mainly on "looser associations of younger men who identify themselves by the block they live on, or on which side of a housing development they reside," Police Commissioner Raymond said in prepared remarks. …

Under the new plan, the NYPD gang unit will work more closely with other divisions that monitor social media for signs of trouble.

Kelly cited a recent case in which investigators used Facebook to track a turf war between two Brooklyn crews named the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstars. The case resulted in dozens of arrests for shootings and other mayhem. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gangs; nypd
The “Very Crispy Gangsters”? OK then.
1 posted on 10/02/2012 1:01:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

LOL
Just wrap an electrified barbed-wire fence around the nation’s Democrat parasite nests (”cities”) and airdrop food and ammo every couple of weeks. ‘Escape From New York’ makes more sense every day.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 1:24:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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So a bunch of task force people are going to sit on their nether parts and monitor Twitter and Facebook all day...

Just wow...

3 posted on 10/02/2012 3:34:43 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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