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De Blasio Supports Model of Troubled Harlem Anti-Violence Program (Bronx, NY): Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he was unaware of the problems plaguing a Harlem anti-violence site that uses ex-gang members to stop shootings but that he stood behind the model the city has chosen to address stubborn gun violence in the city's toughest neighborhoods.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 22, 2015
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Syracuse police summer academy targets kids at risk of joining gangs (Syracuse, NY): Children with a high risk of joining gangs can attend a summer program sponsored by Syracuse police to help keep them out of trouble. The G.R.E.A.T. Summer Youth Academy is meant to teach kids how to cope with pressure to join gangs through team and confidence building exercises, said Lt. Geno Turo.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: April 21, 2015
http://www.syracuse.com/...

MAP: Recent Gang Round-Up Highlights South Bronx Youth Violence Problem (Bronx, NY): The NYPD's recent bust of neighborhood street gang the Lyman Place Bosses highlights how much youth violence remains a problem in the area. The Police Department's Juvenile Justice Division lists a total of 46 "youth crews" throughout the borough's 40th, 41st, 42nd and 44th Precincts with names including Seven Three Savages, Mac Ballas, Shooters on Deck, Wild Mexicans, Killbrook Up, Killbrook Down and Mott Haven Gunnaz.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 16, 2015
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Schenectady gang-related murder trial begins (Schenectady, NY): Jury selection is underway in Schenectady County Court for the murder trial of Sylvester Young, accused of the alleged execution-style slaying of Jumez P. Lee at a Mont Pleasant bar in 2009.
Source: Times Union    Date: April 15, 2015
http://www.timesunion.com/...

Woman Beaten and Robbed by Gang Members in Williamsburg, Police Say (Brooklyn, NY) : A woman had her ribs fractured after being beaten and robbed by two gang members she knew in Williamsburg last week, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 14, 2015
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Manhattan DA Probing City Anti-Violence Program Staffed by Ex-Gangsters (Midtown Manhattan, NY): The Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating the shooting of a former employee of a Harlem anti-violence program that uses ex-gang members to halt gun violence, DNAinfo New York has learned.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 13, 2015
https://www.dnainfo.com/...

Gang leader convicted for 2nd time in 2004 killing (Trenton, NY): A Latin Kings gang leader in New Jersey has been convicted again for his involvement in the 2004 killing of a female gang member who witnessed an abduction.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News    Date: April 9, 2015
http://www.myfoxny.com/...

15 gangsters accused of plotting violent crimes on social media (New York, NY): Fifteen alleged gang members were charged with everything from attempted murder to conspiracy after the clan allegedly plotted vicious crimes via social media, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: New York Post    Date: April 8, 2015
http://nypost.com/...

Gangs of New York (New York, NY): Kathy Buettner, the spokeswoman for Cure Violence, responded to the story Friday and wrote: "The issues about the management of a site are handled at the local level, not at the Cure Violence national level."
Source: The Marshall Project    Date: April 3, 2015
https://www.themarshallproject.org/...

Wannabe rapper gets life in prison in NYC murder case (New York, NY): A reputed street gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison following a New York City trial that featured his amateur rap videos.
Source: WPIX 11 News    Date: April 3, 2015
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Gang Members Charged with Conspiring to Murder Rivals (Queens, NY): Seven reputed members and associates of a notorious South Queens street gang last week were indicted on conspiracy, weapons and other charges for the attempted murder, shooting and assault of two men believed to be associated with a rival gang on the same day in January, 2013, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Source: The Forum    Date: April 2, 2015
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FBI: Bloods Gang Leader Ronald Herron Sentenced to Life (New York, NY): Ronald Herron was sentenced Thursday to 12 terms of life in prison plus 105 years. The leader of the Bloods street gang, he was convicted in June 2014 on charges of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, narcotics trafficking, robbery and firearms offenses.
Source: Newsweek    Date: April 2, 2015
http://www.newsweek.com/...

Police say gang member arrests prove TRUCE initiative works (Syracuse, NY): Enhanced enforcement by the Syracuse Police Department this winter, as part of the TRUCE initiative, has led to the arrest of 20 Bricktown and Bootcamp gang members. Syracuse TRUCE started two years ago, as a collaboration between police and community service organizations with the aim of reducing gun violence in the city.
Source: WRVO News    Date: April 2, 2015
http://wrvo.org/...

Anti-Violence Program Overhauled Amid Charges Workers Are Still in Gangs (Harlem, NY): An anti-violence program that uses ex-gang members to stop shootings, and is the model for a $13 million citywide expansion of the initiative, is being revamped after allegations surfaced that employees were still active gang members, DNAinfo New York has learned.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 2, 2015
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Authorities charge 20 people in latest Syracuse Truce effort to fight gangs (Syracuse, NY): A crackdown earlier this year by authorities on city gangs after a gang-related murder has led to 20 gang members facing charges. Mayor Stephanie Miner and Chief Frank Fowler discussed the most recent initiative of Syracuse Truce -- the sixth since the program began in late 2012 -- at a news conference Tuesday.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: March 31, 2015
http://www.syracuse.com/...

Seven Queens residents charged in alleged gang attacks: DA (Queens, NY): Seven alleged members and associates of a notorious street gang in southeast Queens were indicted on conspiracy, weapons and other charges for the attempted murder, shooting and assault of two individuals believed to be associated with a rival gang the Queens District Attorney office and the NYPD announced Friday.
Source: TimesLedger     Date: March 30, 2015
http://www.timesledger.com/...

Argument on West Brighton street leads police to find gang member with a gun, NYPD says (Staten Island, NY): A 20-year-old gang member faces felony charges after police caught him in West Brighton carrying a gun in his waistband Sunday afternoon, authorities allege.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: March 30, 2015
http://www.silive.com/...

One of the Schuele Boys surrenders, while another pleads guilty (Buffalo, NY): Willie Griffin, 25, one of the last of the Schuele Boy suspects still at large after a federal grand jury handed up an indictment against another seven of the notorious street gang, surrendered Thursday at the Buffalo office of the FBI and Thursday was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshall Service, federal officials said.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.buffalonews.com/...

Gang member sentenced in double murder (Buffalo, NY): A West Side gang member found guilty of taking part in the murder of two innocent bystanders nine years ago was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.buffalonews.com/...

Trying to interrupt crime before it happens (Syracuse, NY): By using people with firsthand knowledge of guns and gangs, a program is trying to interrupt violence on Syracuse’s streets. The national Cure Violence program was created by a former public health doctor and so it’s modeled off of treating infectious disease: you have to treat the cause of the illness, not just the symptoms.
Source: WRVO News    Date: March 24, 2015
http://wrvo.org/...

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