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The True Meaning Of Easter: Gang Initiation Night In NYC?

Dozens of people have been arrested after melees in Times Square and near Penn Station that left at least four people shot by guns or a BB gun. […] By 2 a.m., apparently 45 adults and nine juveniles were taken into custody—about 20 were nabbed near 34th and 7th Avenue—as police closed streets and swarmed the area on foot, horseback and scooters. A Times Square restaurant manager told the Post, “There’s a lot of young kids outside in groups of 15 to 20 people, and police are running to catch them. Kids come in cursing at employees and we ask them to leave.” Some establishments close for fears of Easter night gang initiation; in 2006, there were 3 stabbings after hundreds of gang members converged.


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