Street violence and social media collide as gangs start using internet to organize

Posted: 11:02 PM, May 24, 2013
Updated: 2013-05-24 23:05:17-04

Community activists and the NYPD will continue to debate the origins for street violence.

But as a horse drawn carriage pulled 14-year-old Daja Robinson’s casket in front of Greater Allen Cathedral in Queens Friday, you can’t’ help but notice the faces of the victims and the mourners in too many of these senseless shootings, seem to be getting younger.

Robinson’s case is disturbing on several levels starting with the fact that police are now questioning a 16-year-old boy in Saturday’s shooting, in which someone recklessly fired almost a dozen shots into the side of an idling bus.

One of those bullets fatally struck Daja in the head.

Just as troublesome, police believe the young girl who sat next to Daja was actually the intended target because of negative comments she made online about a street crew called the Snow Gang.

“She was too kind to be taken away by something to evil, so much violence,”one of Robinson’s friends told Pix11.