CHICAGO - For 19-year-old Gakirah Barnes, the so-called “teen queen” of Chicago’s gang world, social media was essential to crafting a reputation on the street. On Twitter, Barnes made threats against cops and rival gangs. On Instagram, she posted photos of herself holding a gun. “Gang members carry guns and Twitter accounts,” Patton wrote in a previous paper.
New York: NYPD using Facebook to take down its most dangerous gangs
NEW YORK CITY -
On November 12, 2014, a man arrived in Canarsie, Brooklyn, expecting to meet a young woman for a date he had arranged online. Instead, he was shot in the face by Tyreek and Shaquille Hayes, two members of a rival gang who had lured him there, a recent indictment alleges. Two days earlier, the Hayes brothers had detailed the plan in a Facebook conversation, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.
Ohio - Gangs a growing problem in Montgomery County
DAYTON - Local gangs are behind several car thefts and violent crimes across the Miami Valley, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The four gangs identified as causing the most trouble are “2hunnid”, “4way”, Uptown” and “OffMain”. A recent crime believed to be linked to gang activity left a teenager dead. 17-year-old Devonta Hoskins was shot and killed at Residence Park in Dayton. Officials say Hoskins was a member of 2Hunnid.