Gangbangers & Instagram… A love Story

IMAGE: A SCREENSHOT OF AN INSTAGRAM STORY INCLUDED IN THE COURT DOCUMENT.

Gangbangers and Instagram- Two of my favorite things!

I kid.

But the use of the Instagram and other social media platforms as tools violence and intimidation is growing. One specific occurrence comes out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The issue is between two rival gangs, the “Wild 100’s” and the “Ghetto Boys Clique”. Catchy names for violent crews. The rivals air out their grievances with each other on the Instagram platform. With threats, visible weaponry and illegal tender amply shown has caused an uptick in violence in the area.

These public displays of violence haven’t gone unnoticed by law enforcement. The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms division in Atlanta better known as ATF has taken noticed.  With agents following, watching, and taking note on all the online activity and connecting the dots to real world violence. Instagram has been subpoenaed for targeted accounts information. All in attempts to get warrants approved for the targeted individuals. There is a variety outcomes and charges that could befall the targeted individuals. Anything from misdemeanor charges to RICO charges.

So, what have we learned here? It would be wise to keep your illegal activity off the internet.

Why? Someone is ALWAYS watching.

Original Story courtesy of Vice News

https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyvq7y/instagram-buy-guns-stories-live-gang-war

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