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Crips Gang Member Pleads Guilty to a Murder in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Tyvon Bannister, also known as “Turtle,” a member of the Crips-affiliated Cypress Gangsta Crips (CGC) street gang, pleaded guilty to a firearms-related murder charge in connection with his July 2014 fatal shooting of Rayvon Henriques. The guilty plea was entered before United States District Judge Brian M. Cogan.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: May 18, 2018

Senate bills aim to combat gang violence with tougher sentences, gang-free school zones (Long Island, NY): After a recent increase in gang violence in New York, legislators have introduced two bills that would help investigate, prosecute and prevent gang activity in the state.
Source: The Legislative Gazette    Date: May 16, 2018

Advocates: Authorities unfairly target immigrants in MS-13 efforts (Long Island, NY): Immigrant advocates on Long Island and in New York City say their clients often become unfair targets of gang-related allegations or suspicion, which they blame on an aggressive local and federal law-enforcement crackdown on MS-13, according to a report issued Wednesday.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 16, 2018

Kingston man indicted for February gang killing in Queens (Queens, NY): A Kingston man with alleged gang ties who already is under indictment for an Ulster County killing last fall has been indicted on charges he helped commit a February homicide in Queens, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: May 16, 2018

Alleged Gang Member Charged With Fatal Shooting Outside Club: DA (Lindenhurst, NY): An alleged gang member from Huntington Station was charged on Tuesday in connection to the fatal shooting at a Lindenhurst nightclub in March, according to Suffolk Police.
Source: Lindenhurst Patch    Date: May 16, 2018

$5.5M for after-school, job training programs targets MS-13 (Long Island, NY): Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced $5.5 million in new state funding for after-school and job training initiatives aimed at preventing the MS-13 gang from recruiting on Long Island.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 14, 2018

4 Hurt in Neck-Slashing Long Island Bowling Alley Brawl; Trio of Suspects Arrested (Long Island, NY): Three Long Island man face charges ranging from gang assault to witness tampering in a brutal bowling alley fight that left a 20-year-old man with "deep lacerations" to his neck and three other victims with various injuries, police say.
Source: NBC 4 New York    Date: May 9, 2018

Gangland Yonkers: Mapping the Blood Stone street gang (Yonkers, NY): Members of the Blood Stone street gang “had residential, family, and social ties to the vicinity of Nodine Hill in the city of Yonkers," according to an indictment released Thursday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 4, 2018

LIVE on Facebook, it's the Blood Stone gang on street corners in Yonkers (Yonkers, NY): Travis Pearson took out a box cutter and slashed at the face of a rival when he caught up with him on a Yonkers street on Jan. 20, 2017, Westchester County prosecutors say.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 4, 2018

Oath, rules and dues: Inside the Blood Stone Assassins street gang (Yonkers, NY): The Blood Stone Assassins used violent tactics to intimidate rivals and corner the drugs market in Yonkers, and membership in the gang meant regular dues and meetings, and adherence to an oath and a rule book, according to a 25-count indictment.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 4, 2018

Federal judge orders release of LI teen from immigration custody (Manhattan, NY): A Manhattan federal judge on Friday ordered the release from immigration custody of an undocumented 16-year-old Honduran boy after a year separated from his Brentwood mother, calling his detention for suspected gang affiliation in Suffolk County a “pretext.”
Source: Newsday    Date: May 4, 2018

'Nu-Nu,' 'Brazy,' among Blood Stone street gang nicknames (Yonkers, NY): Yonkers police and the Westchester District Attorney’s office announced the arrest of nine members of a violent street gang. Three more gang members were not yet apprehended.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 3, 2018

Gang member gets life (Suffolk, NY): A member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in four murders and several additional non-fatal shootings.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: May 2, 2018

Violent Yonkers Blood Stone street gang taken down, a dozen facing charges: Police (Yonkers, NY): A dozen members of a violent Yonkers street gang face charges of conspiring to plot against rivals while cornering the drug trade on the city’s west side, authorities said Wednesday. Nine members of the Blood Stone gang were arrested Tuesday morning and three others have yet to be apprehended, Yonkers police say.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 2, 2018

Four suspects with gang ties cuffed in Queens killing of man shot in head, groin (Queens, NY): Cops busted four more suspects in an alleged gang-related slaying of a New Jersey man in Queens in early February that was caught on security video, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 1, 2018

Kingston suspect in October 2017 gang killing now charged in Queens homicide (Kingston, NY): A Kingston man with alleged gang ties who already is under indictment for an Ulster County killing last fall was charged Tuesday with helping to commit a February homicide in Queens.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: May 1, 2018

Long Island’s MS-13 cliques find homes in El Salvador (Long Island, NY): The violent transnational street gang MS-13 has become so ingrained on Long Island that chapters in El Salvador identify themselves by their Nassau and Suffolk counterparts, calling their cliques “Freeport,” “Brentwood” and “Huntington,” among others, Suffolk police officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 30, 2018

18th Street Gang Members Indicted for Murder Conspiracy and Murder of Ms-13 Gang Rival in Queens (Brooklyn, NY): A superseding indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn, charging 18th Street gang members and associates Yanki Misael Cruz-Mateo, Yoni Alexander Sierra, Jose Jimenez Chacon and Saudi Levy Ramirez, with the February 2, 2018 murder and murder conspiracy of a member of the rival MS-13 gang. Cruz-Mateo also faces firearms-related charges.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 30, 2018

Jamaica Man Charged With Killing MS-13 Rival Gang Member: Feds (Queens, NY): A Jamaica man and known gang member now faces federal murder conspiracy charges after he allegedly admitted in text messages to killing a rival gang member, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Jamaica Patch    Date: April 30, 2018

Sex Money Murder gang grew from Bronx projects to running drugs nationally, befriending celebrities (Bronx, NY): In the Soundview projects of the South Bronx, only the strong survived. With a father in prison and a mother on drugs, Pipe knew he could not be weak — so he quit his job bagging groceries and started selling crack. His mother never asked where the cash came from. It bought clothes and groceries. He was, she acknowledged, the man of the house now.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 29, 2018

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