The NYPD revealed it uses drill rap music videos to arrest 20 ruthless gang members, including four adolescents.
The prosecutors on the same day said the same suspects were indicted for roles they played in a vicious reign of terror against communities in the Bronx where residents were shot or stabbed in a spate of deadly violence that spanned more than three years.
The prosecutors revealed that dozens of acts of violence were spelled out in an 82-count indictment that details murders and attempted murders, including the shooting death last year of a 20-year-old Bronx woman gunned down at close range in an apartment known to police as a gang hangout.
They said the indictment covers 32 violent crimes over 36 months, including brazen, broad-daylight shootings, some of which were bragged about on the drill rap music scene.
Moreover, the prosecutors said the arrest in “Operation Drilly” resulted in the recovery of 18 guns and charges that included murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, weapons possession, assault, and grand larceny.