Members from two NY rival gangs taunted and bragged on Facebook to each other about murders and posted photographs of themselves in front of the homes of their enemies. Today it was announced that 49 members of the two NY gangs, called the Rockstarz and the Very Crispy Gangsters, were indicted on charges that include murder, attempted murder and conspiracy. The announcement was made by the Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes and city police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, according to the NY Times.
“Because of these individuals’ insatiable desire to brag about what they did, these investigators were able to draw a virtual map of their activities and bring them to justice,” Mr. Hynes said. The indictments charged the gangs with engaging in a three-year war that started with the murder of a member of the Very Crispy Gangters, Taquan Crandall.
Of the 49 men indicted, there are still eight at large. Their names are beneath “Wanted” on posters across the city.