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Four Plead Guilty In Mount Vernon Gang Murder (Mount Vernon, NY): Four members of the Mount Vernon Get Money Gangstas street gang pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Westchester County court and now face lengthy prison sentences.
Source: The Daily Voice    Date: January 26, 2015

Staffers ‘not informed’ after gun attack at NYC high school (Brooklyn, NY): A student used a loaded gun to strike a classmate inside Progress HS for Professional Careers in Brooklyn — just hours before two other students were shot in a gang-related fight, The Post has learned.
Source: New York Post    Date: January 25, 2015

Teen High-Fived Pals, Said He Hoped Rival Gang Member Died After Shooting (Jackson Heights, NY): A teen high-fived his friends after a rival gang member was shot and later told police he hoped the victim died, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 22, 2015

Street Gang Dispute Sparked Shooting That Wounded 2 Teens, Police Say (East Williamsburg, NY): The shooting outside an East Williamsburg high school that left two teens wounded stemmed from a gang dispute between one of the victims and another teen, police and officials said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 21, 2015

Guardian Angels in Greenport report positive results: MS-13 gang members no longer harassing local store employees, customers (Greenport, NY): Just over a month after setting out on their first patrol in Greenport, the Guardian Angels are reporting positive results: According to Benjamin Garcia, who leads the Greenport patrol, MS-13 gang members who’d been preying on women and employees at a convenience store in Greenport, after seeing the organized presence of the Guardian Angels, have hit the road and made themselves scarce.
Source: SoutholdLOCAL    Date: January 18, 2015

NYPD memo warns cops of 'threats of violence' by Brooklyn street gang (Brooklyn, NY): Cops were warned on Friday that a Brooklyn street gang may be gunning for them soon, according to authorities. Detectives from Brownsville’s 73rd Precinct received information that the gang, known as the Young Gunnerz, have made “threats of violence” against cops, according to the internal memo, acquired by the Daily News on Friday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: January 17, 2015

Probe Finds NYC Jail Guards Hired Despite Arrests, Gang Ties (New York, NY): One applicant to be a New York City correction officer had been fired from his last job as a security guard for stealing. Another admitted he had regularly socialized with gang members. Another had debts of more than $400,000.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: January 15, 2015

Former Netas gang member sentenced in 'senseless' murder of two teens (Suffolk County, NY): A former member of the Netas street gang was sentenced to 28 years in prison Tuesday for the 2004 murders of two teenage members of the rival MS-13 street gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 14, 2015

NYPD warned of possible threat by Latin Kings gang in the Bronx (Bronx, NY): Cops across the city have been warned of a possible plot by the Latin Kings gang to shoot officers at a specific Bronx intersection in the coming weeks, according to police sources.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: January 12, 2015

Long Island homicide totals hold steady in 2014, records show, but gang violence, illegal guns remain lead factors (Long Island, NY): Homicides in Nassau County fell to 18 last year from the 26 recorded in 2013 as the number of killings in Suffolk County held steady at 28, according to police records.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 11, 2015

Teen killed in apparent gang-related shooting (Brooklyn, NY): A 15-year-old boy was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting on a Brooklyn corner Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Source: New York Post    Date: January 11, 2015

Law enforcement officials learn strategies to curb violence (Buffalo, NY): Law enforcement officials from Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties met at Niagara University on Wednesday to learn strategies for dealing with gang violence and chronic offenders. “All of us have the same common goal. None of us want to be called to the next shooting,” said Michael C. Green, executive deputy commissioner of the state Department of Criminal Justice.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 7, 2015

Buffalo homicide toll jumps to 62 in 2014 (Buffalo, NY): “We keep arresting the same people over and over on violent crimes and many with multiple gun charges in the same year only to have their names later surface in shootings and homicides,” Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said of individuals who end up released from jail. Rival street gangs are pushing the homicide count higher, the commissioner added.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 2, 2015

Syracuse Police Chief says some weekend shootings were gang-related (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler is speaking out for the first time, on last weekend's shots fired spree, with new details on the ongoing investigations.
Source: CNY Central    Date: December 31, 2014

Working to stop the violence in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): Former Buffalo gang members are among the anti-violence advocates helping Buffalo police keep the peace on New Year’s Eve. They comprise some of the ranks of the six anti-violence groups that meet with gang members regularly, hoping to turn young lives around.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: December 31, 2014

Buffalo's street gang crime creating concern & fear (Buffalo, NY): Crime in the Queen City is the topic of conversation in many Buffalo living rooms and corner stores. Now that the homicide rate is above 60 for 2014, many want answers and a plan to stop the violence.
Source: WGRZ 2 News    Date: December 29, 2014

5 gun incidents in a night, and what's being done to stop gun violence in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): After five separate gun violence incidents in Syracuse during the Saturday-Sunday overnight, organizations that work to help young people caught up in gun violence say there have been successes in helping some of them find a different way. The programs are loosely connected under 'Cuse Cares,' which also runs a helpline at 475-9712 to connect with people who are looking for support and guidance.
Source: WSTM NBC 3 News    Date: December 29, 2014

Increased patrols due to suspected gang violence (Buffalo, NY): The Buffalo Police Department has increased patrols after a recent rash of shootings, which are suspected to be gang-related. In the last 16 days, there have been 17 shootings. Eight of those have been deadly. You can find full details on all of the homicides here.
Source: WKBW 7 News    Date: December 29, 2014

NYPD is investigating report of Black Guerrilla Family threatening two Brooklyn police precincts (Brooklyn, NY): A gang said to be targeting two Brooklyn police precincts was one of 40 anti-cop threats probed by the NYPD since Saturday’s assassination of two officers, police sources said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: December 24, 2014

Gang members threaten to shoot up NYPD station house (Brooklyn, NY): The NYPD set up SWAT teams at two Bedford-Stuyvesant police precincts Tuesday night — after a confidential informant told cops about overhearing a gang plot to “shoot it out” at the station houses.
Source: New York Post    Date: December 23, 2014

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