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Alleged Gang Member Arrested After Exposing Witnesses On Facebook For ‘Ratting’

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Laquan Clark, an alleged gang member in Jersey City, N.J., was arrested Thursday after posting several videos of police interrogations of witnesses on Facebook earlier in the week.

Though it is not yet known, Clark may have obtained the videos as part of compulsory disclosure from the April arrest, a law-enforcement source told The Jersey Journal.

“This chip right here got everybody that’s telling, yo, like that’s telling in our case,” the unseen man says in a Facebook video posted Tuesday, according to The Jersey Journal. “I’m airing this s*** out as soon as I get in the house.”

Clark was charged with multiple crimes in April after authorities arrested 12 people accused of being violent gang members. (RELATED: Mother Allegedly Suffocates 1-Year-Old Son, Shoots Self After Facebook Diatribe)

One of the now-deleted posts on Clark’s Facebook page was an image of a package with the caption, “Paper work arrive. Let see how many ppl pointed fingers.”

Clark, who is usually very active on Facebook, posted four videos on his Facebook profile throughout the day showing law enforcement questioning people. The content was ultimately removed. (RELATED: Florida Fugitive Arrested After Changing Facebook Pic To Wanted Poster)

“That’s why I roll solo don’t need co defendants they get you caught up,” one comment on the video read, reports The Jersey Journal.

Clark is being charged with two counts of witness tampering, a crime that authorities consider very severe. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, and bail has been set at $150,000 cash only. (RELATED: Driver Charged With Reckless Driving After Live Streaming High Speed Crash On Facebook)

“Clearly this type of criminal behavior is meant to intimidate and harass any potential witnesses from co-operating with law enforcement,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement, according to The Jersey Journal. “We take any interference with the criminal justice system very seriously and will prosecute this individual to the fullest extent of the law.”

Suarez said that Clark was currently on bail and was under the supervision of police through the use of an administered ankle monitor.

 

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