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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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Body count due to MS-13 violence grows in NYC suburbs (Brentwood, NY): Angel Soler's mother brought him to the U.S. as a young boy, figuring things would surely be better than in Honduras, where he had lived in one of the world's most violent cities. Javier Castillo's father made the same calculation when he took his young son out of gang-plagued El Salvador.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: November 11, 2017

Suspect arrested in gang killing (Hempstead, NY): A Long Island boy who vanished last summer was attacked by a group of people and hacked to death with a machete, according to a court complaint charging a 26-year-old man with murder in the suspected MS-13 gang killing.
Source: Times Union    Date: November 10, 2017

Community briefings part of NYPD's gang takedown effort (New York, NY): More than 2,000 people have been arrested in a continuing NYPD crackdown on violent street gangs. In the past, police did not care much about the reaction mass arrests can cause in neighborhoods. That's not the case any more. NY1 criminal justice reporter Dean Memminger has more in the third and final part of his series.
Source: Spectrum News NY1    Date: November 10, 2017

Officials: 5 gang members charged with drug trafficking (Central Islip, NY): Authorities say five gang members have been charged with drug trafficking in connection with an ongoing investigation on Long Island.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 9, 2017

NYPD credits reduction in NYC murders to gang takedowns (New York, NY): More than 2,000 alleged members of violent street gangs have been arrested in the city in just the last year and a half. Officials say the takedowns are a big reason New York is the safest it has been in more than 50 years.
Source: Spectrum News NY1    Date: November 8, 2017

Correction: Gang Violence-Long Island story (Farmingdale, NY): In a story Nov. 8 about gang violence in New York, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of one of the victims. Kerin Pineda was 20, not 19.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 8, 2017

Bloods gang members charged with drug trafficking, officials say (Long Island, NY): Five longtime members of the Bloods who prosecutors said “have been terrorizing the streets of Suffolk County” were charged Wednesday in the first public acknowledgment of an ongoing crackdown on the violent street gang, according to officials.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 8, 2017

FBI identifies latest victims of suspected MS-13 violence (Farmingdale, NY): The remains of three young Hispanic men found in recent weeks in wooded areas of suburban New York are likely the latest victims of MS-13 gang violence, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 7, 2017

FBI identifies 2 victims of suspected MS-13 gang violence (Freeport, NY): The FBI confirmed to News 12 Tuesday that it identified two men who were victims of suspected MS-13 gang violence on Long Island.
Source: News12     Date: November 7, 2017

Member of Buffalo Street Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison (Buffalo, NY): A member of a notorious western New York street gang has been sentenced to life in prison for murder and drug trafficking.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 1, 2017

Source: Fatal post-party shooting likely gang related (Staten Island, NY): A post-party shooting that claimed the life of one man and resulted in the injury of another man on Saturday in Mariners Harbor is believed to be gang related, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: October 30, 2017

Newburgh gang member gets 14 years in prison (Newburgh, NY): A City of Newburgh man accused of being part of a violent drug gang and driving a vehicle from which his brother shot an innocent bystander while firing at members of a rival gang attending a Mother’s Day cookout was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Monday.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: October 30, 2017

Gang member draws 13-year sentence (Newburgh, NY): One of the members of a violent City of Newburgh drug gang charged by federal prosecutors with distributing heroin and crack, and engaging in a series of tit-for-tat shootings with a rival gang, was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in federal prison.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: October 27, 2017

Syracuse gang member guilty of being shooter in PT Cruiser murder (Syracuse, NY): A self-admitted gang member was found guilty of murder Thursday in a July 2016 drive-by shooting on Syracuse's South Side. The suspect vehicle, a white PT Cruiser, was caught on camera at the time of the afternoon shooting on Martin Luther King East.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: October 27, 2017

Members Of FBI’s Gang Task Force To Return To LI Park After Human Remains Found (Freeport, NY): Members of the FBI’s gang task force are expected to return to a Long Island park Thursday after human remains were found for the second time in a week.
Source: CBS New York    Date: October 26, 2017

Attica inmate serving life sentence convicted of gang assault in prison (Attica, NY): A Rochester man in prison for the 2012 murder of a young community activist was convicted by a jury of taking part in a violent gang assault in Attica Correctional Facility.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: October 25, 2017

Police probing 'gang assault' on Grand Street (Lockport, NY): A pair of teenagers are facing gang assault charges after a girl was struck by a vehicle over the weekend on Grand Street near North Transit Street.
Source: Lockport Union-Sun & Journal    Date: October 23, 2017

Following Gang Arrests, Mount Vernon Mayor Calls For Added Police Funding (Mount VErnon, NY): Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is calling for an investment in public safety in the city following the indictment of eight members of a local street gang.
Source: Mount Vernon Daily Voice    Date: October 23, 2017

Poughkeepsie Bloods gang member convicted of gun possession in Ulster court (Kingston, NY): An Ulster County Court jury has convicted a Bloods gang member from Poughkeepsie of illegally possessing a loaded .38 caliber firearm. He was indicted for using the gun to injure a woman at 200 Fair Street in Kingston, but the jury hung regarding the assault charge. This is the fifth felony conviction.
Source: MidHudsonNews.com    Date: October 23, 2017

Huntington receives influx of funds in fight against gangs, drugs (Huntington, NY): Huntington town officials were pleased to find out they will be receiving federal and county funding to implement local programs addressing drugs and gang violence.
Source: Time Beacon Record    Date: October 20, 2017

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