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A dozen Brooklyn gang members arrested for posting threats to police and taunting rival crews on social media

June 10, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
A dozen Brooklyn gang members arrested for posting threats to police and taunting rival crews on social media

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A dozen gang members have been captured in New York for reportedly threatening to murder police officers and rival gang members on social media.

The TBO gang posted violent threats on Facebook and YouTube, where they boasted about their offenses, the New York Daily News reported.

One member, Yasin Shearin, who was charged with conspiracy, was once accused of making terroristic threats in a post that said: “Let’s kill the cops.”

Shearin’s post, full of emojis of a gun and cops, was put on social media just hours after Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu were fatally shot in 2014.

He is an alleged member of the TBO [True Bosses Only] gang, who are engaged in a bitter rivalry with several gangs, according to the New York Daily News.

He was one of twelve purported gang members charged with conspiracy for using social media as part of their criminal operations.

Other members, all between the ages of 17 and 26, have been fighting with three other gangs: the Elm Street Piru, the Loot Gang, and the 900 Gang.

“This indictment describes a terrifying mix of force and mindless obsessions with turf, leading to consequences for innocent bystanders,” Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez stated.

TBO are said to be responsible for ten shootings that injured seven individual, the Daily Mail reported Three of the incidents were recorded on video surveillance.

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