Police Keeping Close Eye On ‘Gang Initiation Day’

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Police are the lookout this Easter Sunday for any suspicious activity related to what has become known as “Gang Initiation Day.”

“This is a very serious issue,” Sen. Eric Adams said. “You don’t want the public to surrender to the threat of violence.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall spoke with Adams about the violence

Last year on Easter Sunday, Times Square was filled with violence. Four people were shot and 54 people were arrested.

A similar incident happened in 2007 outside a New Rochelle movie theater where dozens were arrested. In both cases, police said gangs were to blame.

Adams, who was a New York Police Department captain, said the gang members are using Twitter to communicate.

“They use it to carry out flash meeting points faster than the NYPD could use their radios,” Adams said.

Still, the NYPD will monitor everything with a closer eye.

“The police department is well abreast of this type of initiation,” Adams said. “If they see something, they say something.”

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  1. RECORD STRAIGHT SETTER says:

    HERE WE GO AGAIN…
    ERIC ADAMS, “THE WHITE MAN’S BEST FRIEND” is flapping his gums again.
    My questions still remains.
    WHY DON’T YOU EVER BARK WHEN THE NYPD VIOLATES THE POOR PEOPLE OF THIS CITY?

    Because a PIG in a business suit is till just a PIG…

    VOTE THIS PIG IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING OUT OF OFFICE

  2. HARLEM GOING H.A.M. says:

    PARENTS, PARENTS AND MORE PARENTS. MY PARENT DIDN’T PLAY ANY GAMES. I’M FROM HARLEM, COLLEGE EDUCATED, AND A GOOD CAREER. MY CHILDREN WILL BE SUCCESSFUL; BECAUSE, THE RULE IN MY HOUSE IS EDUCATION FIRST. LASTLY, I’M SHOPPING FOR A HOUSE RIGHTNOW, OUTSIDE OF NYC. FOR MY CHILDREN’S WELL BEING.

  3. Dag, gurl: lern too spel! says:

    Hoo,

    Hopefully you’ll get jumped by a grammar-enthused gang ( I saw your idiotic ‘blog’).

  4. Bell Toller says:

    typical

  5. kendra says:

    we really need to find something for our yoiung teenagers to do after school so they don,t get into so much trouble cause they can get restless and and bored out of there minds….and maybe the copps need to go in on tweeter also so that they wont have meeting places…they should really think about looking into that…

    1. Tiyquan Rynkowski says:

      kendra,

      yeah, there’s never anything to do in this small, boring town.

  6. MALAMATENIA says:

    ME-“YOU GOT THAT RIGHT. YOU CAN CALL ME PETER. WHEN YOUR NOT CALLING ME GRAN MA MOSES.”
    ONE WORD LORD GOD
    PETER/ID’D/WORLD TRADE CENTER/POSTER
    ONE WORD
    ME-“YOU THINK I WOULD BE QUIET ON EASTER DAY.”
    OTHELLO-THE TITLE CHARACTER OF A TRAGEDY.
    OTHER-BILL AND THE OTHER BOYS.
    OT-OVER TIME/OLD TESTAMENT.
    SINAI-….SINCE THE BEGINNG OF TIME.
    ME-“JUST THINK THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A FAX.”
    ME-“JUST CHECKING TO SEE IF YOU RECIEVED MY FAX.”
    YOU(INSERT NAME AGENCY HERE)-“LET ME CHECK IT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM.”
    MALAMATENIA

  7. MALAMATENIA says:

    ARTICLE-“IF THEY SEESOMETHING(Z/?) THEY SAY SOMETHING.”
    ME-“HAPPY EADTER EVERYONE! CHRIST HAS RISEN. SEE YA! CASE IN POINT.
    ONE WORD LORD LORD FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN THE BACKGROUND THAT KEEP THINGS GOING WHEN OTHERS ARE NOT EVEN AWARE OF A THREAT;
    ONE WORD LORD GOD
    “WHOSE SON IS THIS ANYWAY?”
    ONE WORD LORD GOD
    CASEY/PERSICO/PG 497
    …KNOWN TO TO IN LIBYA AT THE TIME THEY HAPPENED.
    EARLY IN 1986 CASEY HAD INVITED THE WASH CHAPT OF THE HOWARD LAW SCHL ALUMNI OUT TO LANGLEY AND EX TO THEM HOW IN HIS JUDGE QADDAFI WAS VIRTUALLY THE GOD FATHER OF MIDDLE EAST TERROR “AS SOON AS QADDAFI TOOK OVER HE STARTED LOOKING FOR A KINDRED SPIRIT. HE FOUND IN….
    ONE WORD
    SUBJECTIVE-….USED TO EXPRESS SUPPOSITION DESIRE POSSIBILITY ETC RATHER THAN TO STATE AN ACTUAL FACT.
    MALAMATENIA

  8. James says:

    This poor cop on the picture hardly has anymore room to carry the tools of the trade. I recall when Police officers were not allowed to exit their patrol cars without wearing their hats, it would be nice to see that again so we can distinguish them from all other municipal employees who wear similar uniforms (i.e. traffic agents, schools safety etc.)

    1. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

      James you are a moron if you think a hat makes a Police Officer ..And traffic agents hats are white and most weigh 300 lbs

      1. Peter says:

        That is a very big hat…

    2. Tmm says:

      James u obviously don’t realize how tactically unsafe it is for cops to be wearing hats constantly!
      It’s funny how people just love to make corrective comments on cops. Would love to see ALL of them in a cop’s shoes for ONE day!!

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