Members of three East Harlem gangs bragged about their violent exploits on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
The names of the fallen will be tweeted and Facebooked this year, along with more traditional memorials.
The officers reportedly posted in a Facebook group attacking Brooklyn's West Indian American Day Parade, calling parade participants "animals" and worse.
Online, going undercover is as easy as signing up for Facebook or Twitter.
The Brower Boys repeatedly bragged about their conquests on Facebook—as the NYPD watched.
The ongoing cycle of protests and police crackdowns unfolded in real time online.