- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston gang member who posted photos of himself on Twitter holding guns even though he wasn’t allowed to have weapons is set to be sentenced Wednesday to prison.

As a convicted felon, Kwmaine Davis isn’t allowed to possess guns. Earlier this year, he posted two photos of himself on Twitter holding guns at a firing range in Salisbury.

A Boston police officer who had been secretly following Davis on Twitter saw the photos. Police then alerted the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and a criminal complaint was filed against Davis.

Davis pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. His lawyers and prosecutors have agreed to recommend 18 months in prison as part of a plea agreement.

Davis had been convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in 2009. That felony conviction made it illegal for him to possess a gun, even at a firing range.



After he was arrested in April on the new charge, Davis admitted being a member in the H-bloc gang since 2004 or 2005, starting when he was about 13 years old. The gang operates in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.

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