NEW YORK — Several alleged members of the “Crips” gang were arrested in Brooklyn after posting about a “Crip Holiday” on Twitter.
The NYPD’s gang unit, which recently started a separate unit to monitor Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites received a “tip” about a gathering in Amersfort Park in East Flatbush.
The New York Daily News reports:
They ordered the crowd, who were mostly dressed in the distinct blue colors of the gang, to disperse from the park. When they refused, cops moved in and rounded up 56 of the gang-bangers, a police source said.
A 9-mm. Taurus pistol was later recovered inside the park, cops said.