NYPD decodes cyber threats from local gangsters.
God forgives but the NYPD don't as they arrested 63 members of various Harlem gangs after deciphering "codes," which turned out to be lyrics from Maybach Music Group's head honcho Rick Ross and star rapper Meek Mill, on members' social media pages.
The indictment, which was released last week, stated that members of the gangs, Air It Out, True Money, Whoaday and the True Money Bosses — or "Trillas" as they're commonly known — incriminated themselves by way of social media, posting lyrics from the MMG rappers, which were eventually deciphered by authorities, who determined they were codes premeditating criminal activity.
"God forgives I don't…somebody gotta die," posted one member on their Facebook account, with another adding, "I'm 2Glocks Strapped/rolling down 112th Madison, 116 this is the new Iraq."
The first is an obvious nod to Ross' fifth studio album God Forgives, I Don't, and the latter is from Meek Mill's "Tupac Back," with the words "116 (street)" replacing "Philly" from the original track.
According to New York magazine, the NYPD has made a concerted effort to utilize social media to target gangs that communicate online.
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