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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Child Sex Trafficking, a Pervasive but Hidden Crime (New York, NY): The “silent crime” of human trafficking, and especially child sex trafficking, is getting a tiny bit louder. Three bills aimed at curbing human trafficking quietly passed the House in mid-July.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: July 25, 2017

Sunset Park gang member gets five years’ probation after cooperating with feds (Brooklyn, NY): Members of a Chinese street gang huddled in an illegal Sunset Park gambling parlor and threw around thousands of dollars, until the feds busted the gang’s leader and seven others in 2015.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: July 25, 2017

Seven Latin King members busted for selling drugs to undercover detective in Queens (Queens, NY): Seven Latin King members and associates were arrested Friday for selling heroin and cocaine among other drugs to a detective during a two-month undercover operation in Queens.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 22, 2017

Court tosses gang assault convictions, orders new trial (Orange County, NY): The gang assault case ended in guilty verdicts and double-digit prison terms for the four adults who went to trial. Earlier this month, an appellate court threw out the convictions, saying the Orange County Court judge violated the men’s right to a fair trial when he decided to seat an anonymous jury, withholding jurors’ names even from the lawyers.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: July 21, 2017

State Police to hit Albany streets on Thursday (Albany, NY): State Police will start partnering with Albany police patrols next Thursday in the areas of the city most plagued by violence.
Source: Times Union    Date: July 21, 2017

Two men shot by teenager in gang-related incident in Elmhurst, cops say (Elmhurst, NY): A 17-year-old shot two men in Elmhurst late Wednesday in a gang related incident, the police said.
Source: Jackson Heights Post    Date: July 21, 2017

Police: 2 arrested in Hempstead slaying are MS-13 members (Nassau County, NY) : A pair of MS-13 gang members have been arrested in connection with the March slaying of a man in Hempstead — the same week federal prosecutors announced the indictments of nine MS-13 gang members in the April slayings of four young men in a Central Islip park, police said Thursday.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 20, 2017

Official: At least a dozen arrested in MS-13 gang killings (Central Islip, NY): At least a dozen alleged members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested on murder charges following a spate of bloodshed that included the massacre of four young men in a Long Island park last April, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 19, 2017

Mayor Brown Says Gang Violence #1 Factor In City Murders (Buffalo, NY): Gang-on-gang violence. That is what Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says is the number-one factor fueling murder in his city. “It’s often times people who are in the gang-life or have some kind of crime affiliation that are going after people who (also) have some kind of crime affiliation,” said Brown.
Source: WGRZ 2 News    Date: July 19, 2017

Police to work with FBI to stem area drug sales (Johnstown, NY): The city police department is improving ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stem the local illegal drug trade, a police official told the Common Council Monday at City Hall.
Source: The Leader-Herald    Date: July 19, 2017

McNamara: Methods to combat gangs changing (Utica, NY): During the trial of a man accused of the attempted murder and kidnapping of another man in January, a Utica police investigator outlined his belief that the parties involved could be gang members. The investigator, Aaron Donaldson, testified that in Utica gangs tended to be neighborhood friends who become involved in violence and narcotics and evolve into gangs.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch    Date: July 17, 2017

Four Arrested in Gang-Related Killings on Long Island, Court Documents Say (Long Island, NY): Four people have been arrested in the killings of four young Latino men on Long Island on the night of April 11, according to federal court documents that were unsealed on Monday.
Source: The New York Times    Date: July 17, 2017

3 suspected MS-13 members arrested in Central Islip slayings (Mineola, NY): Authorities have arrested three alleged MS-13 gang members who they accuse of hacking to death four teens in a Central Islip Park in April, according to court documents. The documents claim that all three suspects committed the killings to gain entry or enhance their position within MS-13.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: July 17, 2017

Latin Kings gang members face life in prison for assault against witness (Buffalo, NY): Two Latin Kings street gang members face up to life in prison after they were convicted of retaliating against a witness in a federal trial involving another member of the gang, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 14, 2017

Gang member gets 18 years in prison for shooting in town of Wallkill (Goshen, NY): A Poughkeepsie gang member who pleaded guilty to a 2016 attempted murder in the town of Wallkill was sentenced Friday to 18 years in state prison, according to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: July 14, 2017

Detavion Magee sentenced to 10 years in prison for gun charge (Buffalo, NY): A 22-year-old man who police say was the intended target of a gang-related shooting that left a young boy badly hurt will spend the next decade in prison.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: July 13, 2017

Bronx Gang Member Pleads Guilty in Fatal Beating of 16-Year-Old Boy: Feds (Bronx, NY): A Bronx gang member is facing life in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in the fatal beating of a 16-year-old in a housing complex, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 13, 2017

The Gang Murders in the Suburbs (Central Islip, NY): Four young Latino men went to hang out in the woods on Long Island one night during spring break. They ended up victims of the brutal gang MS-13.
Source: The New York Times    Date: July 12, 2017

NYPD records show drop in serious crimes in first half of 2017 (New York, NY): With 2017 half over, New York City reported significant drops in all kinds of serious crimes, with a nearly 40 percent reduction in June, according to NYPD records reviewed by Newsday and law enforcement sources.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 12, 2017

Woman surrenders to police in shooting death of Brooklyn gang member during dice game (Brooklyn, NY): A 27-year-old woman accused of slaying a gang member during a Brooklyn dice game attack surrendered to cops, police said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 11, 2017

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