NYC Cops "Friend" Brooklyn Gang
May 31, 2012
The Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, traumatized by a spate of break-ins, can rest easy now that New York police are Facebook friends with an infamous gang.
Making full use of social media, the members of the Brower Boys gang posted details about what they would do on “break-in day on the avenue.” Their lame attempts at communicating in code were easily unraveled by police, who used an alias to get into their network with a “friend” request.
As a result, when members of the gang made their next move, New York’s finest were waiting for them with pairs of personalized hand-bracelets.
Lesson learned? What works against the Brower Boys can work against us Square Johns, too. Know who you are friending.