Brooklyn ‘Fight Club’ Organized On Facebook, Twitter
By D.B. Hirsch
May 23, 2014 10:47 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
A corner it Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is the site of regular gatherings of teens for brawls organized on social media. At one recent gathering a gun was fired.
Hanson Place and South Elliott Place — at the northeast corner of the complex that includes a Burlington Coat Factory and OfficeMax — has been the site of fights between as many as 30 teens for almost a year, resident Stephanie Seto said.
Police are closely monitoring the fights organized on Facebook and other social media, and the mall is working with police to stem the violence…
Fight club is organized by kids on Facebook and Twitter, and then they get in a circle and they fight. And where they like to fight is by the mall,” Fiorillo said. “But then someone brought a gun to the fight and shots were fired.”
“Fortunately no one was hit,” Fiorillo said about the 5 p.m. shooting Friday, April 18. No arrests were made.