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Feds: Crips gang member sentenced in 2010 murder (Central Islip, NY): A member of the Crips street gang that had terrorized Roosevelt for a decade was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in federal court in Central Islip, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 12, 2018

US Indictment Suggests MS13 Expanding Communications, Drug Trafficking (Long Island, NY): A newly-unveiled criminal case against several alleged MS13 members suggests the gang is attempting to improve its communication practices and step up its involvement in drug trafficking.
Source: InSight Crime    Date: January 12, 2018

New County Sheriff Vows To Crack Down On Gangs, Opioids (Suffolk County, NY): New Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. was sworn in to office Friday — and he gave a moving and powerful inaugural speech at the Suffolk County Community College campus in Brentwood, vowing to crack down on gangs and opioids.
Source: Southampton Patch    Date: January 12, 2018

MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Machete Killing of Long Island Boy (Nassau County, NY): A grand jury indicted 17 alleged members and associates of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang on charges related to the machete killing of a 13-year-old boy, other murders and drug trafficking following a seven-month investigation that spanned several states, officials announced Thursday.
Source: NBC New York    Date: January 11, 2018

New York charges 17 with numerous crimes, ties to Salvadoran drug gang (New York, NY): Law enforcement authorities on Thursday unveiled a slew of charges, including murder, drug trafficking and conspiracy, against 17 alleged members of a Central America-tied gang that they say is running a global criminal enterprise.
Source: Reuters    Date: January 11, 2018

Hempstead Village police report drop in crime in 2017 (Hempstead, NY): Hempstead Village officials said they marked a 19 percent drop in crime last year compared with 2016. In 2016, 768 crimes were reported in the village of 55,000 with 2017 showing 622, Hempstead Village Police said. Hempstead police also formed an anti-gang task force at the end of 2016, prompted by an increase in gang activity and a 45 percent rise in shootings.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 10, 2018

Alleged gang member, an ex-con, indicted for murder in fatal shooting (Staten Island, NY): Carlos Perez smiled at two women and a young child on Tuesday as court officers led him into a St. George courtroom. But the criminal charges against the Mariners Harbor ex-convict and alleged gang member are no laughing matter.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: January 9, 2018

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Murder Charges Against Bronx Gang Member For 2011 Murder Of Bolivia Beck (New York, NY): Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced additional charges in a Superseding Indictment against a member of the “Killbrook” gang based in the Mill Brook Houses in the Bronx.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 8, 2018

Feds: New prosecutors will focus on Long Island gang violence (Long Island, NY): The Eastern District of New York will receive two additional assistant U.S. attorneys tasked with prosecuting violent MS-13 and other gang crimes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 5, 2018

Teenage gang members behind Christmas slaying, Nassau cops say (Hempstead, NY): Two teenage Bloods gang members — one acting as a “spotter” and the other firing the gun in an attack meant to strike rival gang members — fatally shot an innocent father as he walked to pick up his 11-year-old daughter on Christmas night, police said Wednesday.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 3, 2018

Without witness cooperation, Buffalo police still struggle to solve homicides (Buffalo, NY): The majority of Buffalo's homicides last year, as in previous years, remain unsolved. Police solved nine of the year's 42 homicides, plus 10 others from previous years. Most of the unsolved homicides are classified as gang- and drug-related. "Unfortunately, the gang subculture is against cooperation with the police," said Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 1, 2018

New York City on pace to record lowest murder tally in decades (New York, NY): Despite enduring its deadliest terror attack since 9/11, New York City is on pace to record its lowest murder total in decades. The homicide drop mirrors an across-the-board reduction in major crimes over 2016, statistics released by the police department show.
Source: CNN    Date: December 28, 2017

12 reputed gang members charged with crimes including murder (White Plains, NY): Federal prosecutors have charged a dozen reputed gang members with terrorizing suburban New York City, including killing two teenagers.
Source: FOX News    Date: December 21, 2017

Schuele Boys gang member convicted in murder gets life (Buffalo, NY): Roderick Arrington, the Buffalo street gang member convicted of a revenge killing, is going to federal prison for life. Found guilty of conspiracy and murder during a trial in September, Arrington was accused of being part of the Schuele Boys street gang and, as one of its enforcers, killing Quincy Balance near Northland and Stevens streets in August of 2012.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 20, 2017

Suffolk DA: Five Arrested In Alleged MS-13 Gang Kidnap-Murder Plot To Be Arraigned Today (Long Island, NY): Five suspects with alleged ties to the MS-13 street gang who were arrested December 6 in Brentwood for trying to coerce a teenage male into a van will be arraigned on an indictment in the First District Courthouse in Central Islip today (Wed. Dec. 20) before State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho.
Source: LongIsland.com    Date: December 20, 2017

Cuomo proposes sweeping $11.5M plan to steer LI youths from gangs (Long Island, NY): Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposes spending $11.5 million on Long Island to thwart gang recruitment by expanding after-school programs, vocational training and education efforts.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 17, 2017

Gang member gets 30 years in shooting that paralyzed boy (Long Island, NY): A gang member who was convicted of attempted murder in a 2015 Uniondale shooting that left a 14-year-old bicyclist paralyzed was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 15, 2017

Bronx DA: 15 Rikers Island Inmates Indicted In Beating Of Correction Captain (New York, NY): More than a dozen Rikers Island inmates have been indicted in connection with an assault of a correction captain last month in what the Bronx District Attorney called “a coordinated attack.”
Source: CBS New York    Date: December 14, 2017

Mother of alleged MS-13 victim sues Brentwood school officials (Central Islip, NY): The mother of slain Brentwood High School teen Kayla Cuevas has filed a $110 million federal suit against the Brentwood schools saying the district failed to protect her daughter against MS-13 gang members and ignored warnings about repeated threats to the girl.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 12, 2017

Five MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Abduction-Murder Attempt (Long Island, NY): Police on Long Island, New York, arrested five MS-13 gang members and associates at gunpoint on Dec. 6. The five are charged with conspiracy in the second degree after allegedly trying to abduct and murder a 16-year-old male.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: December 11, 2017

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