NYPD Plans 'Crew Cut' for Gang Members

City's anti-gang effort will include monitoring Facebook for threats, boasts.
3:00 | 10/02/12

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NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly will announce the new law enforcement strategy at a police chief's conference in San Diego. The plan doubles the size of NYPD is gang division to 300 detectives. The initiative is dubbed operation crew cut because it focuses on loosely affiliated gangs called street groups. Kelly says these smaller gangs are made up of young -- -- responsible for much of the crime in and around public housing. The new plant comes after a summer of violence where several children were caught in the crossfire. Last night fifteen year old Amy Sanchez returned to her home in the queens -- houses after she was shot in the hand while doing her homework. I have my moments in -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I was going down my -- This shooting has not been linked to gang activity but people in the community say they're fed up with the violence. None of the youngsters that we see in front of us. Should ever ever have to fear that day to we'll get -- The NYPD's new strategy also uses social media to track and investigate gang activity. Kelly says gangs increasingly use web sites like FaceBook to threaten rivals and intimidate witnesses. Police say that gang members will sometimes posts photographs of themselves on FaceBook standing in front of a rival gang members apartment building. Trying to incite a turf war. Police will try to crack down on this activity and monitor what happens on line.

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