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Milton Contreras, of Brentwood, charged in 2014 killing of fellow gang member Sidney Valverde, authorities say (Suffolk, NY): A suspected member of the Brentwood chapter of the MS-13 street gang was arrested in Kansas Thursday, accused in the killing last year of a fellow gangster suspected of being a federal informant, authorities said.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 5, 2015

Seeking Drugs and Weapons, Rikers Locks Down Inmates for 34 Hours (New Yrk, NY): New York City correction officials this week took the unusual step of locking down more than half of the inmates at Rikers Island in their cells for 34 hours straight, as part of an effort to curb escalating gang violence.
Source: The New York Times    Date: March 4, 2015

Core Member Of Mount Vernon Street Gang Gets 28 Years In Prison (Mount Vernon, NY): A key member of a violent Mount Vernon street gang was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter and weapons charges, according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Source: The Daily Voice    Date: March 3, 2015

West Side gang member admits role in four murders (Buffalo, NY): In the eyes of police, there are few gang members as notorious as Efrain “Cheko” Hidalgo. One of the recognized leaders of the 7th Street Gang, he was at the center of a turf war with the rival 10th Street Gang that led to murders and shootings and turned the lower West Side into a bloody battleground.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 26, 2015

Two grieving mothers try to end cycle of death (Buffalo, NY): Two mothers, two slain sons apiece, and four children left fatherless. The two killings left more than enough heartbreak to last a lifetime because when the bullets struck, the dead were not the only victims. Parents, siblings and friends also suffered.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 21, 2015

Bronx Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Killing of Girl, 10, in 2002 Gang Fight (Bronx, NY): It had been more than a decade since Danna Garrido saw her best friend, Malenny Mendez, who was 10 years old, killed by a stray bullet to the head after the two girls attended a christening party at a church in the Bronx.
Source: The New York Times    Date: February 20, 2015

Cops offer reward for Yonkers gang arrest (Yonkers, NY): Yonkers police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of alleged gang member Cesar Munguia. The 20-year-old is wanted on federal charges of robbery conspiracy and firearm offenses, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: February 20, 2015

Seventh Street Gang member admits role in murder (Buffalo, NY): Uda Hidalgo, a West Side gang member serving 25 years in prison for the murder of his children’s mother, admitted Thursday to taking part in a second murder.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 19, 2015

Why Does the NYPD Think Dance Teams Are Street Gangs? (New York City, NY): It was below freezing and spitting sleet, but the men gathered in the back room of the community center in Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal public housing project were sweating bullets. Malcolm Fraser peeled his T-shirt up around his ribs, gripping the hem in his teeth to cool his body. It was early February, and in a few weeks he would be headed to Shanghai to teach Chinese hipsters how to dance like he does, so the moves had to be perfect.
Source: VICE     Date: February 19, 2015

Brentwood Gang Member Charged With Murder (Brentwood, NY): U.S. Marshals apprehended Thursday a reputed member of the Brentwood chapter of the street gang MS-13 who was wanted for his alleged role in killing a teenager last year, authorities said.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: February 13, 2015

Prosecutor: Gang leader ordered brutal beating, left almost-naked victim to die (Syracuse, NY): Lewis Swift's actions disgusted his son so much that the 15-year-old boy testified against him at trial. Swift, 35, was sentenced to 25 years in prison today for manslaughter. An Onondaga County jury found him guilty of ordering the brutal beating of Carnell Marshall that resulted in his death in April 2012.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: February 11, 2015

Brooklyn gang member charged with killing rival curses at judge, gets kicked out of trial (Brooklyn, NY): A thug charged with terrorizing the Ebbets Field Houses in Brooklyn was banished from his racketeering trial Monday after flipping out in court.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 10, 2015

Greenlawn Gang Members Nabbed in $15K Drug Bust, Cops Say (Suffolk County, NY): Eight people, including four alleged gang members, were rounded up Thursday after investigators seized $15,000 worth of drugs, a pair of loaded handguns and drug paraphernalia from a Greenlawn home during the execution of a search warrant, Suffolk County police said.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: February 6, 2015

Another member of 10th Street Gang sentenced in federal court (Buffalo, NY): Another member or associate of the 10th Street Gang was sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 5, 2015

Taking down gangs in Broome County (Binghamton, NY): Over the past four years, there have been nearly 40 gang-related arrests in Broome County, according to Captain Fred Akshar of the county's sheriff's office.
Source: WBNG 12 Action News    Date: February 4, 2015

Police identify man suspected of fatally shooting two men, including brother, in Queens apartment building (New York City, NY): The gangbanger who shot two men dead in a building lobby was identified by police as the brother of one of the unintended victims.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 3, 2015

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

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