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Gang Members Increasingly Using Facebook And Twitter, Losing Significant Street Cred

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That's right folks, gang members are taking to popular social networking sites to brag about crimes, issue threats to rival gangs, and score bitches/drugs/skrilla. Basically everything Facebook and Twitter were invented for.

When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant.


They sent a warning on Twitter that went like this: We have a snitch in our midst.

"We are seeing a lot more of it," Johnston said. "They will even go out and brag about doing shootings."

Gang use of Twitter and Facebook still lags behind use of the much-older MySpace, which remains gang members' online venue of choice.

Ah, I was wondering who still used Myspace. It's the gangs, huh? I guess I better delete my old profile before somebody threatens to pop a cap in my ass. Just sayin', I'm trying to keep this ass cap-free (can pull-tabs still okay).

Gang members moving to Twitter, Facebook [msnbc]

Thanks to FDSY, who had this to add, "LOL @ bloods. OMG those crips are str8 up d34d"

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