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Reports: Cops Step Up Efforts To Curb Easter Sunday ‘Wilding’ In Midtown

A police car is seen in Times Square - New York, NY - May 26, 2004 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) –Cops will be flooding Times Square and Midtown on Sunday in an effort to stem violence that has historically occurred following the car show at the Javits Center, the Daily News reported.

In the past gangs of teenagers have taken to the streets, harassed pedestrians and businesses, and have even shot people.

In 2010 hundreds of young people brawled and fired guns during a ‘wilding’ spree in midtown following the New York International Auto Show on Easter Sunday.

It’s all part of an apparently  annual ritual for gang members including Bloods and Crips.

Assistant Commissioner Kevin O’Connor and the NYPD’s Juvenile Justice Unit will be cruising Facebook and Twitter prior to the event to get the jump on any planned mayhem, according to the Daily News.

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