Damn they’re dumb…smmfh
More Than 60 Harlem Gangsters Arrested Over Twitter, Facebook, And YouTube Posts
These alleged gang bangers love the social media — and so do the cops and prosecutors who busted them.
East Harlem has been cleared of 63 dangerous gangsters who openly incriminated themselves in slang-filled, misspelled postings on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, officials said today in announcing the takedown of three rival drug and gun rings.
Some of the thugs even posted photos of themselves holding guns, officials said.
“God forgives I don’t … somebody gotta die,” one alleged member of the gang “Air It Out,” posted on Facebook, according to the massive conspiracy indictments unsealed today.
“I’m 2 Glocks strapped, rolling down 112th Madison, 116 this is the New Iraq,” boasted another alleged AIO member.
“I’ll give u $300 if u clap a Trill or Whoadey before October,” another alleged Air It Out gangster promised, using the slang for shoot.
The alleged members of “Air It Out,” “True Money Gang–” or “Trillas” and “Whoadey” — 18 of whom remain at large — have collectively notched three murders and some 30 shootings, officials said.
The evidence against them — amassed by the Manhattan DA’s Violent Criminal Enterprise Unit, the NYPD’s Gang Division, and cops from the 23rd and 25th precincts and PSA5 — included dangerous surveillance and gun seizures conducted over the course of three years.
According to the report, investigators even created a dictionary of slang terms that gang members used to communicate about criminal activities.
A “2&5 train” is a .25 caliber gun, according to a two page glossary provided to reporters today.
“Air it,” “dump on,” “pop a bottle” and “play the flute” all mean fire a gun, the list says.
A gun itself can be a “biscuit, a “bitch,” a “blamer,” a “clickety,” a “drum set,” a “flocka,” a “girlfriend,” a “grip,” an “instrument,” a “ratchet,” “little piece of metal,” a “shorty,” a “speaker,” a “toy,” a “utensil,” and, more oddly, a “flamingo” or a “sandwich.”
Cops are “boys,” money is “bread,” a pal is a “cro,” and bullets are “food,” “gas,” “sea shellz,” or “electricity.”
Murder? That’s to “rock to sleep early,” the glossary says.
“There is a lot of social networking and investigation using the Internet that all of us use now in law enforcement,” Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance said. “The Internet is our 21st Century crime scene.”
These ninjas are BEYOND stupid, but we guess you can’t expect much common sense from criminals.
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