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Auburn man, an alleged MS-13 gang member, may face deportation for having machete (Auburn, NY): Alejandro Meza is headed to prison — but that might not be the only punishment in the alleged gang member's future.
Source: The Citizen    Date: September 17, 2014

Authorities: 31 Alleged Queens Street Gang Members Rounded Up In Murder, Robbery Conspiracy (New York, NY): Thirty one members of three violent Queens street gangs were rounded up as part of an investigation into an alleged murder plot, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: CBS New York    Date: September 17, 2014

School violence raises alarms (Schenectady, NY): A fight-plagued start to the school year at the high school has raised concerns about gang-related violence. Superintendent Larry Spring said Tuesday that some of the teen combatants were involved in clashes last year at Mont Pleasant Middle School.
Source: Times Union    Date: September 16, 2014

NYPD says more officers in high-crime areas helped reduce summer shootings (New York, NY): The pace of shootings in New York City cooled in the usually active summer months, according to the latest NYPD statistics, and police officials are giving partial credit for the drop to a special task force of detectives focused on violent areas of the city.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 15, 2014

Prosecutors cite drop in crime with breakup of 10th Street Gang (Buffalo, NY): Federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials gathered Monday for a news conference at an outdoor basketball court on the Lower West Side to symbolically return the neighborhood to its residents.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 8, 2014

The Mac Baller Brims: NYC’s most dangerous gang (New York, NY): They are the new Mafia, a ruthless Bronx-based cabal of drug dealers and gun runners that officials call the most dangerous gang in the city. The Mac Baller Brims, a set of the national Bloods gang, form a terrifying band of crime-happy hoods who own much of New York’s street drug trade and dominate Rikers Island, where they control the contraband and decide who lives and dies, police and jail sources say.
Source: New York Post    Date: September 7, 2014

Last four members of 10th Street Gang convicted (Buffalo, NY): For the better part of a decade, maybe longer, Buffalo’s 10th Street Gang dominated the Lower West Side, using shootings and murders to fend off drug-dealing rivals and control its turf.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 5, 2014

Police: Latest shooting gang related, connected to Eshane Walker's murder (Troy, NY): Neighbors are still in fear and now even more scared for their children walking home from school following a shooting that police believe was gang related.
Source: News10     Date: September 5, 2014

Troy Police Chief: Gang Rivalry to Blame for Violence (Troy, NY): Troy Police Chief John Tedesco has been with the Troy Police Department for 38 years. He said he has never seen it like it is now, and unfortunately with retaliation on the minds of many offenders, he doesn't see an end in sight.
Source: TWC News    Date: September 5, 2014

Suffolk police, federal agents investigate pregnant Bay Shore woman's shooting death as a possible MS-13 revenge killing, say sources (Suffolk, NY): Suffolk police and federal agents are investigating whether the fatal shooting of a Bay Shore woman and her unborn child was a revenge killing by MS-13 gang members who suspected she was an informant, according to sources familiar with the case.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 3, 2014

MS-13 gang members indicted for Long Island murder (Brooklyn, NY): Yesterday, an indictment was unsealed at the U.S. Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, charging Byron Lopez, aka Viruz, 23, an alleged gang member of the Jamaica Queens; a chapter of the violent street gang, MS-13, with conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering; murder in aid of racketeering; obstruction of justice murder; and firearms offenses.
Source: Examiner    Date: September 3, 2014

Buffalo man charged in 2010 murder linked to Bailey Boys gang (Buffalo, NY): A teenager eager to gain entry into a local street gang murdered a store clerk in 2010, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 2, 2014

Prosecutors have new evidence in 2004 gang murder (Buffalo, NY): Federal prosecutors say Josue Ortiz is innocent of murder. County prosecutors aren’t so sure. Their dispute and the fate of Ortiz – he’s serving 25 years in prison – took center stage Tuesday before a judge who may ultimately decide if he goes free.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 2, 2014

10th Street Gang member describes life of crime on streets (Buffalo, NY): When it came to “putting in the work,” the phrase gang members use to describe murders, shootings and drug dealings, Kyle Eagan’s résumé may be unrivaled.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: August 28, 2014

MS-13 gang member indicted in fellow member's slaying, feds say (Suffolk County, NY): An alleged MS-13 member who used the alias "Viruz" was indicted Thursday in the killing of fellow gang member Sidney Valverde in Suffolk County in February.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 28, 2014

10th Street Gang member describes life of crime on streets (Buffalo, NY): When it came to “putting in the work,” the phrase gang members use to describe murders, shootings and drug dealings, Kyle Eagan’s résumé may be unrivaled. Eleven shootings. One murder. Years of continuous drug dealing.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: August 28, 2014

Number of Shooting Victims Has Increased in 14 NYPD Precincts Over the Last Five Years (New York, NY): It's unfair to judge a police department solely against the crime stats of the previous year. Numbers can fluctuate from one year to the next. What matters is improvement over the long run.
Source: The Village News    Date: August 26, 2014

Two gang members sentenced to life in prison for slaying rival (Brooklyn, NY): They traded in drugs, violence and, ultimately, murder. Two Staten Island street-gang members were sentenced Friday to life in prison for slaying a rival in Mariners Harbor five years ago.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: August 22, 2014

Federal charges brought against 20 charged with trafficking drugs in Bronx (Bronx, NY): Federal charges were brought Wednesday against 20 people accused of trafficking drugs in the Bronx. Investigators say 19 of the people indicted are members of the River Park Towers Young Gunnerz, a gang based in that Morris Heights housing complex.
Source: TWC News    Date: August 20, 2014

Two men ran into LI house to escape gang-related shooting (Riverhead, NY): Police say two men fleeing a gang-related shooting ran into a house in Riverhead, scared the woman who lived there and ran out a back window.
Source: CBS New York    Date: August 20, 2014

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