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NYPD Now Monitoring Online Rap Videos to Keep Tabs on Gang Members

"Next time I'm going for the YouTube shift..." (Photo: Getty)

Aspiring NYC rappers, watch what you let loose on your SoundCloud and YouTube accounts. The NYPD is now monitoring rap lyrics for clues about gang activities.

The New York Times reports that the NYPD is changing tactics in light of a reduced emphasis on stop-and-frisk. Now, it will be spending more time on long-term investigations and less time on hoping it catches criminals via random search. Read More