Master Criminals arrested after boasting about murders on Facebook and Twitter

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Police investigating three murders arrested 43 feuding New York gang members on Thursday based on evidence collected from monitoring what they were saying about the cases on Twitter and Facebook, authorities said.

The 25 accused members of the Wave Gang and 18 accused members of rival Hoodstarz have been terrorizing streets in Brooklyn with shootouts that led to the killing of three people and wounding of several others, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

The gang members, ages 15 to 21, bragged about the shootings on the social media sites Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, he said.



Infiltrated: The gangs were being closely watched for a year before police could arrest them through Facebook and Twitter



Wave Gang: The other group that worked with Hood Starz to terrorize the streets of Brooklyn were also arrested



Authorities: DA Charles J. Hynes, left, speaks at a press conference with NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly

'By linking their postings and boastings to active cases and other crimes, these officers were able to build their case,' Mr Kelly said.

'The officers who made this case became experts in the lexicon as they followed gang members on Twitter, on Facebook and on YouTube.'

The gang were watched and monitored for over a year while they continued to terrorise Brooklyn neighbourhoods.

When the gangs were talking about crossing into rival turf they used the phrase 'going to the beach' and when a gang member was gunned down, they said the shooter 'clapped him off the surfboard'.

Wave members referred to Hood Starz as 'actors' and shooting them was called 'lining them out'.

Wave members were called 'Woo' and Hood Starz were called 'chew'.

According to NBC, last summer a 21-year-old man was visiting the Brownsville area of Brooklyn and was asked by a Wave member if he was 'chewing'. When he did not understand he was shot in the face.

Residents lived in fear of the gangs, said authorities, because they would target rivals in public places. A total of 35 guns were recovered when they arrested the gang members on January 17 and 18.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said authorities will next be going after gangs in other Brooklyn neighborhoods.



New York City Police Commissioner: Raymond Kelly said they are coming after more gangs and they know who they are

We know who you are. We know how you operate,' he said. 'Make no mistake about it. We're coming after you next.'

DA Hynes said the feud that started in August between Wave Gang and Hoodstarz resulted in the death of an innocent bystander, and the wounded included a nine-year-old boy and his father.

Wave Gang members often robbed 13- and 14-year-olds by threatening to steal their bikes and electronics to intimidate them into joining their gangs.

District Attorney Hynes said: 'Fear among the community was heightened due to the targeted acts of violence committed by these two gangs in Brownsville.

'The gangs had a longstanding feud over territory, leading to wanton and reckless behavior where kids would shoot at each other because they were in the wrong gang or on the wrong street or in front of the wrong building.

The 43 gang members were indicted on Thursday on charges including murder, assault, reckless endangerment, robbery and weapon possession, with potential sentences ranging from a year to life in prison.

The crimes are said to date back to 2010.
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Lol I always knew mills was a darkie
 

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They couldn't come up with a nickname for Nigel?
 

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Their fathers are probably livid.
 
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"Interesting" names: Sahiah... Lawan... wtf

Wonder where Le - a is...
 

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I always wondered - to the New Yorkers, how often to you see gangs and/or gang activity? In person, not people bragging about it on social media.
 

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I always wondered - to the New Yorkers, how often to you see gangs and/or gang activity? In person, not people bragging about it on social media.
Define "gang activity". You mean like shootings and murders? Or just savages walking around wearing colors and throwing gang signs?

I've always thought of stuff like mugging and robberies and drug dealing on corners to be more like 'black activity' than gang activity.

If you're talking about murders and shootings, then the NY doesn't even make the top 50. Shit... Indianapolis has consistently higher homicide rates than NY.
 

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Define "gang activity". You mean like shootings and murders? Or just savages walking around wearing colors and throwing gang signs?

I've always thought of stuff like mugging and robberies and drug dealing on corners to be more like 'black activity' than gang activity.

If you're talking about murders and shootings, then the NY doesn't even make the top 50. Shit... Indianapolis has consistently higher homicide rates than NY.
Eh, more of throwing signs, wearing colors, and generally trying to intimidate the public. Pretty much all I've ever seen is just a bunch of hoodrats that all hang out on a stoop kicking ass. No organization whatsoever. No "WEST SIDE REPRESENT, MUTHAFUCKA!" bullshit.
 

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Eh, more of throwing signs, wearing colors, and generally trying to intimidate the public. Pretty much all I've ever seen is just a bunch of hoodrats that all hang out on a stoop kicking ass. No organization whatsoever. No "WEST SIDE REPRESENT, MUTHAFUCKA!" bullshit.
Yeah... that right there is "playing at gang activity"... and you see plenty of that in NY. In the savage neighborhoods in Indianapolis you see a lot less playing, and a lot more doing.
 

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Missed a gang shooting by minutes a few years back.

Most of the time if you don't dis-respect them, they'll leave you alone.

Especially, if you look like you're packing a heater...
 

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Missed a gang shooting by minutes a few years back.

Most of the time if you don't dis-respect them, they'll leave you alone.

Especially, if you look like you're packing a heater...
You spelled it wrong, it's "dissrespec".
 

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This wasn't some random cop figuring this out either. There is a unit that checks facebook and twitter for stuff. Thats all they do. I had the pleasure of sitting next to a couple of them in some training. It was obvious they worked inside and I couldnt tell if they were ever on the street. There was only 3 or 4 of them but they all had around 5 years or so. Good work figuring out the words and stuff.
 

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Cops: 4 Crips arrested in Hempstead raid
Updated: Jan 20, 2012 05:42 PM
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Four members of the Crips street gang were arrested on drug charges Thursday, as State Police and investigators for the Nassau County district attorney's office raided a Hempstead home, authorities said.

State Police said a search warrant was executed at 6 a.m. Thursday at 17 Covert St. after a long-term investigation into drug sales at the house.

Two of those arrested face felony charges for possession of crack and for possession of cocaine, police said.

They are:

Akini Gibbs, 28, of 138 Woodfield Rd. West Hempstead .

Juanita Flakes, 26, of 23 Mirin Ave., Roosevelt .

Also arrested were Makese Gadson, 33, of 1601 Johnson Ave., Elmont , and Quacey Gomez, 26, of 66 Cumberbach Ave., Wyandanch .

Each is charged with criminal possession of marijuana, police said.

Arraignment information was not immediately available.
 

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I always wondered - to the New Yorkers, how often to you see gangs and/or gang activity? In person, not people bragging about it on social media.
Never. I see plenty of fronting on the subways but they aren't really that scary. Then again I live high up in an ivory tower and rarely mix with the scum.

You mean their father was probably livid...
I'm betting their father is dead, not among the livid. ;)
 

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In recent N person news
Cops: 4 Crips arrested in Hempstead raid
Updated: Jan 20, 2012 05:42 PM
By GARY DYMSKI
Full Article View
Four members of the Crips street gang were arrested on drug charges Thursday, as State Police and investigators for the Nassau County district attorney's office raided a Hempstead home, authorities said.

State Police said a search warrant was executed at 6 a.m. Thursday at 17 Covert St. after a long-term investigation into drug sales at the house.

Two of those arrested face felony charges for possession of crack and for possession of cocaine, police said.

They are:

Akini Gibbs, 28, of 138 Woodfield Rd. West Hempstead .

Juanita Flakes, 26, of 23 Mirin Ave., Roosevelt .

Also arrested were Makese Gadson, 33, of 1601 Johnson Ave., Elmont , and Quacey Gomez, 26, of 66 Cumberbach Ave., Wyandanch .

Each is charged with criminal possession of marijuana, police said.

Arraignment information was not immediately available.
Oooo, look...a pot bust!
 

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I always wondered - to the New Yorkers, how often to you see gangs and/or gang activity? In person, not people bragging about it on social media.
Eh, more of throwing signs, wearing colors, and generally trying to intimidate the public. Pretty much all I've ever seen is just a bunch of hoodrats that all hang out on a stoop kicking ass. No organization whatsoever. No "WEST SIDE REPRESENT, MUTHAFUCKA!" bullshit.
Almost never. When you do see them, the only way you know they're possibly in a gang is if they wearing the same color or are throwing signs to communicate with each other. They pretty much keep to themselves.
 

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This wasn't some random cop figuring this out either. There is a unit that checks facebook and twitter for stuff. Thats all they do. I had the pleasure of sitting next to a couple of them in some training. It was obvious they worked inside and I couldnt tell if they were ever on the street. There was only 3 or 4 of them but they all had around 5 years or so. Good work figuring out the words and stuff.
I have friend thats a detective just outside the city and says he loves FB, Twitter and whatnot. He said it just makes my job easier, you have faces or video and the idiots confessing to it.
 

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I have friend thats a detective just outside the city and says he loves FB, Twitter and whatnot. He said it just makes my job easier, you have faces or video and the idiots confessing to it.
In my PI days, we used myspace and twitter to track people down. We'd have the hot secretary chat people up on Myspace. Amazing what people will tell complete strangers if they have a nice face.