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NEW YORK — The NYPD has formed a unit to monitor social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and Myspace to find out information about illegal flash mobs, house parties and gang fights.

The New York Daily News reports:

Newly named Assistant Commissioner Kevin O’Connor, one of the department’s online and gang gurus, has been put in charge of the new juvenile justice unit. He and his staff will mine social media, looking for info about troublesome house parties, gang showdowns and other potential mayhem, sources said.

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