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Members and Associates of 18th Street Gang Indicted for Murder of Fellow Gang Member They Suspected of Being an Informant (New York, NY): Earlier today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn returned a four-count indictment charging 18th Street gang members and associates Yanki Misael Cruz-Mateo, Israel Mendiola Flores and Sergio Gerardo Herrera-Hidalgo with murder conspiracy and the October 25, 2017 murder of a fellow 18th Street gang member who was suspected of being an informant for law enforcement.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: March 22, 2018

Teen arrested for fatal stabbing during gang-related brawl in Queens (Queens, NY): Cops arrested a 16-year-old Bronx resident in a fatal stabbing during a gang-related clash in Queens, police said Monday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 19, 2018

DA: 16-year-old charged with murder in war between Richmond Zoo, 18th Street gangs (Syracuse, NY): An 18-year-old Syracuse man was murdered as part of a dispute between the city's Richmond Zoo gang and 18th Street gang, a prosecutor said today.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: March 19, 2018

Mount Vernon gang leader sentenced to 40 years in federal prison (Mount Vernon, NY): The leader of a Mount Vernon gang who committed several shootings, including two murders, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: March 15, 2018

Man accused in dismemberment murder for gang initiation arrested in Rochester (Rochester, NY): Rochester-area authorities this week nabbed a New York City man suspected of a grisly 2010 homicide there in which the victim was dismembered and the corpse set afire.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2018

Gang Members Indicted For Creating “War Zone” (Queens County, NY): A Queens County grand jury has indicted nine purported members of a violent Far Rockaway street gang, the Wildmeda Crips, on a variety of charges, including attempted murder.
Source: The Wave    Date: March 15, 2018

City man found guilty in gang assault that nearly killed a man (Batavia, NY): A Batavia man faces up to 25 years in state prison after a Genesee County Court jury found him guilty of a vicious gang assault that nearly killed a man last year.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 13, 2018

Gang member pleads guilty to drug charges (Goshen, NY): A man prosecutors say was a “higher level” member of a street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in Orange County Court in two separate drug-sale cases stemming from two task force investigations.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: March 13, 2018

City correction staffer slapped for lying about gang affiliation on her job application (New York, NY): A city correction staffer lied about being a member of the Folk Nation gang when she applied for her job, authorities said Tuesday. Breanne Riley was caught on several recorded phone calls with inmates talking about her gang affiliation, the Department of Investigation said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 13, 2018

Gang brawl in Queens leads to fatal stabbing of 24-year-old man (Queens, NY): More than a dozen men — one sporting a skull mask and another carrying a large stick — were involved in a gang-fueled clash in Queens that left one man stabbed to death, cops said Saturday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 10, 2018

MS-13 is ‘taking over the school,’ one teen warned before she was killed (Brentwood, NY): The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 9, 2018

Stiff sentence for reputed gang member in shooting (Staten Island, NY): A reputed gang member from West Brighton will spend the foreseeable future behind bars thanks to his second assault-related conviction in less than three years.
Source: State Island Advance    Date: March 2, 2018

Zeldin bill targets gang members’ citizenship (Suffolk, NY): Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) introduced a bill that aims to revoke the citizenship of immigrants who were involved in gang activity before being naturalized or within 10 years after becoming citizens.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: March 1, 2018

Teen held in custody in MS-13 gang sweep released after suit (New York, NY): A 17-year-old from El Salvador held in custody for seven months after he was accused of MS-13 gang activity during a secretive federal sweep has been released after a lawsuit was filed on his behalf.
Source: FOX News    Date: February 28, 2018

Higher-level member of Newburgh street gang sentenced for possessing loaded gun (Goshen, NY): A member of Newburgh’s “600 Gang” who has been charged by the New York State Organized Crime Task Force as part of their “Operation Yellow Brick Road” enforcement action, was sentenced in Orange County Court on Tuesday to nine years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision following his guilty plea to the armed felony of criminal possession of a weapon.
Source:    Date: February 28, 2018

Accused MS-13 members laugh in court near victim’s family (Long Island, NY): Five accused members of the bloodthirsty MS-13 street gang palled around like they were having a grand old time in court Tuesday as the family of a 16-year-old girl they’re accused of slaughtering looked on grimly from the gallery.
Source: New York Post    Date: February 27, 2018

Teen gangbanger gets 25 years behind bars in fatal shooting of Brooklyn rival (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn judge Tuesday sentenced a teenage gangbanger to 25 years in prison in the shooting death of a rival crew member — and his childhood friend — calling out “adults of the community” for failing to keep kids out of gangs and away from guns.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 27, 2018

Man convicted of murdering rival drug dealer sentenced to 75 years (The Bronx, NY): A Bronx man convicted in a murder that happened near a child care center will spend the next 75 years in jail.
Source: News12     Date: February 24, 2018

Despite Historically Low Crime Across New York, East Flatbush Still Plagued By Violence (East Flatbush, NY): “Safest Big City in America,” read the sign in front of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill as they announced the city’s per capita murder rate is the lowest in nearly 70 years and violent crimes are declining.
Source: BKLYNER    Date: February 22, 2018

Gang member gets life in prison for gunning down two men during East Harlem dice game (Manhattan, NY): A Bloods gang member will spend a long time behind bars for the murder of a short man. Abraham Cucuta was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for killing a drug dealing dwarf and another man during a dice game in East Harlem.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 21, 2018

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