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Second Life is for gangs, thank goodness for OpenSim!

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Second Life is a computer-based virtual world with a simulated environment where users inhabit and interact via avatars, or graphical representations, the virtual world may depict a real world or a fantasy world. Users communicate through text-chat and real-time voice-based chat. Second Life provides versatility and anonymity and allows for covert communications. Because of its anonymity and versatility, gang members could potentially use Second Life to recruit, spread propaganda, commit other crimes such as drug trafficking, and receive training for real-world criminal operations.

 source: FBI 2011 National Gang Assessment

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written by Ener Hax

November 4th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

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  1. Ha ha ha. As if gangs would bother learning how to use the Second Life interface and setting up their avatars!

    On the other hand… could be a potential marketing opportunity for SL…

    Maria Korolov

    4 Nov 11 at 4:28 pm

  2. lol, great marketing opp and selling things in Linden dollars might work!

    Ener Hax

    4 Nov 11 at 4:42 pm

  3. Pens and paper can be used to write covert communications, propaganda,and can be used in other criminal activities.

    Yay, lets ban writing :D

    Paul

    4 Nov 11 at 6:57 pm

  4. good idea Paul, i always felt i was doing something wrong when i was writing college papers and now i know why!

    =D

    Ener Hax

    4 Nov 11 at 7:53 pm

  5. i thought that WoW was gang-relate. you have group and voice. you have leadership and officers. and you have mobs you can beat up as practice.

    bristle

    4 Nov 11 at 8:11 pm

  6. Yeah. I have a gang of pirates that rape and pillage all over SecondLife. And a jolly good time we have indeed! AaaarrH!

    Gaga

    5 Nov 11 at 12:26 am

  7. I read the CIA monitor 5 million tweets a day. I bet they have some men in black stalking around in Second Life too!

    Gaga

    5 Nov 11 at 12:29 am

  8. OMG, they may have infilrated OSgrid!

    Gaga

    5 Nov 11 at 12:31 am

  9. [...] tip to Ener Hax for pointing to this report made by The National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) who prepared the [...]

  10. Remember to enable “transfer” permissions when smuggling drugs on the grid. Otherwise there’s not much point. ;)

    Is this the same report that made a gang threat out of the juggalos?

    Abel Undercity

    5 Nov 11 at 5:02 am

  11. The Mainstrean Gang is going somewhere else… 3 million Buyers balked SL/Opensim/Aurora and chose Minecraft.

    James O'Reilly

    5 Nov 11 at 8:24 am

  12. As if, LMAO!

    Mera

    5 Nov 11 at 8:45 am

  13. http://www.kitely.com/virtualworld/Scott-Walsh-2/Z-World-3D Come join my vritual gang! Interpol has been after us since 1977 and hasn’t caught up yet. Im also in SL, but am currently homeless, looking for a free store to sell artworks in, contact me.

    Scott

    5 Nov 11 at 9:00 am

  14. the Royal Canadian Mounties have been keenly observing Swedish activity in particular! (i know i’d like to do undercover work on that!) =D

    lol, i’m going to Ikea today! =) (for real! and i’m excited)

    Ener Hax

    5 Nov 11 at 9:15 am

  15. “Is this the same report that made a gang threat out of the juggalos?”

    i have been in san jose since 1978. the hell angeles were selling dope at the time. they are still dope today (a long with murder a few people every now and then). i haves juggalos on my watch list since 2000 because they wear funny shoes. oh wait, i wear funny shoes in sl.

    bristle

    5 Nov 11 at 4:32 pm

  16. [...] Second Life is for gangs, thank goodness for OpenSim! at i live in … Second Life is a computer-based virtual world with a simulated environment where users inhabit and interact via avatars, or graphical representations, the virtual world may depict a real world or a fantasy world. Source: iliveisl.com [...]

  17. [...] Second Life is for gangs, thank goodness for OpenSim! at i live in … Second Life is a computer-based virtual world with a simulated environment where users inhabit and interact via avatars, or graphical representations, the virtual world may depict a real world or a fantasy world. Source: iliveisl.com [...]

  18. Hahahah…who wrote that nonsense? Get real.

    I can see the homie Crips and Bloods running around with a toilet paper gun, dressed up as a furry….and trying not to get his a$$ kicked on the streets of L.A.

    Virtual Clover

    11 Nov 11 at 1:29 pm

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