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Violent end for a complicated Island gangbanger: Part 1 (Staten Island, NY): Thirteen days since a high-ranking gang leader was shot dead by police following a tense standoff at his Mariners Harbor apartment during which he ignited a smoke bomb, shot and wounded a firefighter and discharged his weapon on three separate occasions, the man's family is still wrestling with what prompted the violent incident.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: August 27, 2015

Gang fight spills into A train (Queens, NY): A fight between two rival gangs that started in the Rockaways led to the arrest of seven members at the Howard Beach-JFK Airport A train stop last Saturday, according to Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct.
Source: Queens Chronicle    Date: August 27, 2015

Ellison sentenced to 32 years for attempted murder (Lockport, NY): A Bloods street gang member will spend more than three decades in state prison for his conviction on charges that included attempted murder.
Source: Niagara Gazette    Date: August 27, 2015

Mount Vernon men charged with murder, racketeering (Mount Vernon, NY): Various gang-related charges, including murder, have been brought against seven reputed members of the Boss Playa Family in Mount Vernon, officials said. The men allegedly committed various crimes, including the 2008 murders of rival gang members Shomari Knox and Cory Cabiness, as part of the BPF street gang in the city from at least 2007 to 2014, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Wednesday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: August 26, 2015

Gang violence impacts Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse (Rochester, NY): At his press conference last Thursday to address the drive-by shooting on Genesee Street that left three people dead, I asked Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli how much of the recent increase in violence, particularly shootings, has been gang-related.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: August 24, 2015

Two men charged with 'gang assault' enter not guilty pleas in County Court (Genesee County, NY) : When the two brothers appeared in Genesee County Court this afternoon with their mother, they did not appear as young men you would readily pick out as those accused of a violent gang assault.
Source: The Batavian    Date: August 24, 2015

Gang violence surge in city jails has turned July into the bloodiest month behind bars in 15 years (New York, NY): Shanks a lot, Rikers. A surge in gang violence in the city jails turned July into the bloodiest month behind bars in at least 15 years. Records obtained by the Daily News show there were 21 slashings and one stabbing in July. At least 16 of the incidents — leaving combatants with sliced faces, shanked backs and bloody ears — involved members of the Bloods, Crips or Latin Kings.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: August 23, 2015

Fear of gangs, retaliation after shooting (Rochester, NY): Although Rochester police have not yet said if gang activity fueled the deadly shootings on Genesee Street Wednesday, many in the area feel that may be the case. "What is a gang? A group of people that carries guns? Whatever happened to fists?" asked Nina Becoats Gaines, whose son was murdered a few years ago.
Source: WHAM 13 News    Date: August 21, 2015

Gang activity suspected in mass shooting (Rochester, NY): Community leaders and gang interdiction specialists suspect that gang activity and a massive escalation of a dispute were the cause of the brazen triple-fatal shooting Wednesday evening that also wounded four others.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: August 20, 2015

Two arrested in NYC's biggest gang bust in history found guilty of conspiracy charges (New York, NY): Two defendants who were ensnared in the largest gang takedown in city history were convicted of conspiracy counts Thursday after a lengthy trial. Davon Pinkston and Keith Goodman, members of the Make it Happen Boys, of the Manhattanville Houses, now face up to life behind bars.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: August 20, 2015

Leslie Hughes gets life in prison for drug trafficking (Binghamton, NY): Leslie Hughes, 42, of Binghamton was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Hughes was given the maximum penalty by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas McAvoy, after jurors found him guilty in February of a felony drug trafficking conspiracy charge, related to crack cocaine and heroin.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: August 19, 2015

Syracuse cracks down on gang activity as part of Truce initiative (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse police have announced another round of gang-related arrests. After multiple people were shot and two people were killed over the Fourth of July weekend, one of those homicides kicked an anti-crime program into action.
Source: WRVO News    Date: August 19, 2015

Syracuse police arrest 21 gang members in anti-violence push (Syracuse, NY): When an investigation revealed Azhawn Harvey was killed in a gang-related homicide, Syracuse police decided it was time for targeted action.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 18, 2015

How New York Gang Culture Is Changing (New York, NY): The gang landscape in modern urban America can be tough to wrap your head around. Most of us have heard something about the Bloods and Crips, but those gangs have plenty of factions and rivals. In New York City, cops attribute much of the lingering gun violence to a relatively small group of men wrapped up in localized gang activity, as the New York Times reported last month.
Source: VICE     Date: August 18, 2015

'Today I Die': Bloods Gang Member Who Shot Firefighter Is Dead After 6-Hour Standoff (Staten Island, NY): A high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who shot a firefighter in a Staten Island home Friday died in a gunfight with police following a six-hour standoff during which an NYPD helicopter flew down to Delaware to retrieve the suspect's mother as part of negotiations, law enforcement officials said.
Source: NBC New York    Date: August 15, 2015

Reputed Gang Leader Who Shot Fireman Dies After Standoff: Sources (Staten Island, NY): The East Coast head of the Bloods gang died after an hours-long standoff with police in which he set his home on fire and shot a firefighter Friday morning, sources said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 14, 2015

1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Gang-Motivated Shooting in Brooklyn: NYPD (Brooklyn, NY): Police say one person was killed and two others were injured in a gang-motivated shooting in Brooklyn Thursday night.
Source: NBC New York    Date: August 14, 2015

Ex-Bloods member talks about Garland “Si” Tyree and what may have led him to the fatal Staten Island standoff (Staten Island, NY): For years, Staten Island standoff suspect Garland “Si” Tyree and Shanduke Mcphatter both controlled notorious street crews. Today, Mcphatter’s life is different. He runs a non-profit that helps teenagers leave gang life. There’s one person he couldn’t save.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: August 14, 2015

Alleged Queens gang members busted in undercover gun, drug sale operation (Queens, NY): Eight purported street gang members from Queens have been charged after peddling guns and drugs during undercover buys, prosecutors announced.
Source: Times Newsweekly    Date: August 6, 2015

Ex-gang member has murder rap tossed, released from jail (Brooklyn, NY): The murder conviction of a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who spent nearly eight years in prison was tossed out Tuesday because prosecutors under former DA Charles Hynes bungled parts of his case. Joel Fowler, a Crips gang member at the time, was found guilty of gunning down rival Bloods member Duane “Bundy” Smith, 24, execution-style in Flatbush in 2007.
Source: New York Post    Date: August 5, 2015

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