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Gang threatens Rep. Espaillat (Bronx, NY): Last month, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat received a threat from the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 as its commonly known. He was the third threat on a New York elected official that week, according to published reports. Espaillat received a postcard which said “Love the 13th District.”
Source: The Riverdale Press    Date: May 26, 2017

2 people hospitalized after Ithaca gang assault, 2 minors facing charges (Ithaca, NY): Two people were hospitalized Saturday after a gang assault in Ithaca, police said. Two minors are facing charges in the incident.
Source: The Ithaca Voice    Date: May 22, 2017

Timothy Sini to testify at congressional gang hearing (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a congressional panel in Washington that is investigating the rise and influence of MS-13 on Long Island, Suffolk police said.
Source: Newsday     Date: May 22, 2017

Cops cuff second suspect in 19-year-old Bronx man’s gang-related murder (Bronx, NY): Police have arrested a second man for the murder of a 19-year-old Bronx man during a gang-fueled beef — nearly a year after the fatal shooting, officials said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 19, 2017

Harlem gang members charged in connection with slay (Harlem, NY): Thirteen members of two Harlem gangs were busted on conspiracy charges in connection to gang activity and a retributive murder, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 18, 2017

Desperate Parents Pull Children Out of School Over Fears of MS-13 Gang (New York, NY): One Long Island mother, who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal from MS-13, said she and several other parents have taken their teenagers out of the local high school because they’ve become targets of the gang. Some children are being homeschooled and, in a few extreme cases, sent to stay with relatives out of the state.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: May 17, 2017

Six alleged Latin Kings members indicted in Jackson Heights attack (Jackson Heights, NY): Six reputed members of the violent Latin Kings street gang were charged last week with attempted murder and gang assault of a 24-year-old man in Jackson Heights in October because he wasn’t a member of their gang, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: May 15, 2017

Cops nab gang members after seeing Facebook Live video of them planning bloodbath outside Brooklyn court (Brooklyn, NY): Police stopped a potential bloodbath outside Brooklyn Criminal Court — thanks to Facebook, officials said Thursday. Cops grabbed three gang members planning violence outside the courthouse on Joralemon St. in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday after finding a Facebook Live video that showed they had a gun and planned to shoot members of a rival crew, police sources said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 12, 2017

Alleged MS-13 members charged in Jamaica attack (Queens, NY): Two alleged members of the MS-13 street gang and a reputed gang associate have been charged in federal court with assault and attempted murder in aid of racketeering in connection with a shooting on Oct. 16 that left a Jamaica teenager paralyzed.
Source: Queens Chronicle    Date: May 12, 2017

GANGS IN THE TIER: Shooting cases have cast a spotlight (Binghamton, NY): Gunfire scattered a group outside an after-hours club on Binghamton's West Side in the predawn hours of April 22. In the parking lot, on Orton Avenue, police found 22-year-old Brandon Hernandez — the first of two men who would die in separate shootings a week apart.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: May 12, 2017

Trial begins in Bloods gang member’s killing (Nassau County, NY): Both federal prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Thursday that Eric Smith has a previous criminal record for drug dealing and robbery. But they disagreed over whether Smith, 29, of Roosevelt, was a ranking member of a chapter of the Crips street gang who in 2010 shot and killed James McClenic, a leader of the rival Bloods street gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 11, 2017

$300K secured for STRONG Youth anti-gang group in Suffolk (Brentwood, NY): Assemblyman Phil Ramos announced funding Thursday that will go toward keeping kids away from gangs. The assemblyman says $300,000 in funds have been secured for STRONG Youth. The organization aims to give Long Islanders alternatives to gangs.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: May 11, 2017

A Proactive Approach To Gang Violence (Westbury, NY): What does it take to keep a community from becoming the next target for gang violence? If you ask middle school social worker Lewis White, sometimes prevention can be as easy as having a safe space to have honest conversation.
Source: The Westbury Times    Date: May 10, 2017

Long Island Communities Struck by Gang Violence Unite to Clean Their Streets (Brentwood, NY): The Brentwood and Central Islip communities have both been devastated by the recent loss of eight young people to gang violence, and community leaders are as determined as ever to bring positivity and hope back.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: May 10, 2017

MS-13 gang members nabbed in Queens shooting (Queens, NY): Members of the violent MS-13 gang — one of them “with no legal status” in the U.S. — and an associate were collared Wednesday for beating and shooting a suspected Queens gang rival.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 10, 2017

Nassau DA: 3 Latin Kings sentenced in assault on rival (Nassau County, NY): Three members of the Latin Kings street gang have been sentenced in the kidnapping and assault last year of a rival gang member they “left for dead” outside a hospital, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 10, 2017

Advocates Fear Anti-Gang Bill Uses MS-13 'Boogeyman' To Criminalize Minority Youth (New York, NY): Advocates fear that new state legislation intended to "fight the deadly criminal behavior of gangs throughout New York" will further criminalize young men and women of color in NYC regardless of whether it becomes law.
Source: Gothamist    Date: May 10, 2017

Cops: NY gang member charged with wounding 2 last summer (Hempstead, NY): Authorities say they've charged a member of the MS-13 street gang with firing a gun at a group of people in a Long Island yard last summer, wounding two men.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 9, 2017

Alleged MS-13 gang member arrested in connection with Hempstead shooting (Hempstead, NY): As officials tamp down on street gangs, police say they arrested accused MS-13 gang member Jose Barahona in connection to an August shooting in Hempstead.
Source: FiOS1 News    Date: May 9, 2017

Gang member found guilty in Sullivan murder (White Plains, NY): A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a Fallsburg man on a long list of charges, including murder, robbery and racketeering, in the October 2015 home-invasion killing of Michael Northcote in Swan Lake.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: May 9, 2017

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