Online Words Can Have Real Life Consequences

01.10.10 9 years ago 9 Comments

It started as a simple Twitter beef, 140-character spurts of anger by two young men who grew up together. But the tough talk exploded out of cyberspace and onto the streets of Harlem, where a college student was gunned down feet from Gov. Paterson’s home.

Police sources said the two had a rocky relationship and the Twitter messages they posted – with friends jumping in – only made it worse. Hours before the shooting, Dancy may have taunted Blake with a tweet: “N—–s is lookin for u don’t think I won’t give up ya address for a price betta chill asap!”

Full Story: NY Daily News

They had previously had some issues but the threats on twitter definitely escalated the beef to a fatal conclusion.

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