Sunday, March 31, 2013

Police patrols increased as New York gangs use Easter Sunday as a 'day of initiation to attack people and businesses'

New York police have stepped up patrols in the center of Manhattan today over fears of gang violence over the Easter weekend.

Times Square and Midtown have seen a growing trend for crime on Easter Day with gangs seemingly using it as a day of 'initiation'.

Over recent years dozens of people have been arrested for violence and vandalism on Easter Sunday in the downtown area of the city popular with tourists.