Violent youth gangs use ‘cyberbanging’ to target rivals

bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.99

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Disses posted online are getting kids killed in a tragic trend known as cyberbanging, in which young gang members target rivals using social media posts.

bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.99
bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.99

There are more than 300 youth gangs in New York comprised of 12- to 20-year-olds with names such as Very Crispy Gangster, True Money Gang and Cash Bama Bullies.

Police say they’re clustered around a particular block or housing project and are responsible for about 40 percent of the city’s shootings. Experts say the trend of smaller, younger crews has emerged as police have cracked down on bigger, more traditional gangs.

Most of that violence stems from the smallest of disses on the street, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Dedric “Beloved” Hammond is a former gang leader and head of Operation SNUG in Harlem. When he was just 11 years old, he joined a neighborhood gang.

“Violence got more attention out in the street. It’s not about being book smart,” Hammond said.

Now, Hammond works to spread awareness about and try to stop gang violence among young people.

Hammond said cyberbanging is especially dangerous, acting as instantaneous hits broadcast to crews. He said as little as 5 to 10 seconds can pass between the time a picture is posted online to when someone is killed.

Watch the video above for how he says parents can identify if their kids are involved in gangs.

cyberbanging

n a new report, the practice of using social media to boast about crimes has been called ‘cyberbanging.’ No, not that kind of cyberbanging. Richmond neighborhoods use this method to lob slights at one another and communicate with their cohorts. Officials say it’s used similarly to bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.99
n a new report, the practice of using social media to boast about crimes has been called ‘cyberbanging.’ No, not that kind of cyberbanging. Richmond neighborhoods use this method to lob slights at one another and communicate with their cohorts. Officials say it’s used similarly to bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.99
Officials say it’s used similarly to bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.99
bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.99
bragging on a street corner, or via graffiti, but they’ve found it much more useful and conclusive for current cases, even for predicting future targets of violence.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/cyberbanging/#h8y7JyaDSOibGmXe.9


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