Technology Helps Gangs Go Hi-Tech

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Dayton Daily News

Gangs were early adopters in incorporating technology into their recruitment and communication tactics, according to the Daily News. They have become so adept at using cell phone text messaging that they can gather their members in a matter of minutes, say Dayton police. Gangs also use social networking sites to exchange information about drug sales and party locations. Experts say the use of technology in lieu of more visible means – like networking on street corners – makes gang members harder to identify and track. Police in Dayton are responding by regularly surfing popular networking sites. Feb. 18,