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Two gang members sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal shooting of rival on Coney Island street (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday announced that two gang members were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following their murder conviction in connection with the death of a rival. They lured the victim out of a store then ran up behind him and shot multiple times.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: July 26, 2016

Details Released on Gang-Related Heroin, Cocaine Rings, 14 Arrested (Riverhead, NY): Standing before a table piled high with cash and six kilos of heroin and cocaine, a loaded shotgun and handgun, and gang-related magazines, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said 14 have been arrested and charged in the takedown of two major East End drug rings with Bloods gang affiliations — with 40 additional arrests of resellers and runners expected.
Source: Riverhead Patch    Date: July 19, 2016

Gang member gets more 10 more years for murder, shootings (Buffalo, NY): Kasiem Williams is already serving time for the murder of Virgil Page. A judge punished him again Tuesday, this time for his involvement in the killing of Eric Morrow and eight attempted murders.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 19, 2016

DA: Fourteen arrested in ‘dismantling’ of heroin, cocaine distribution networks (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota is expected to announce the results of an East End Drug Task Force investigation that led to the arrest of 14 members of cocaine and heroin distribution networks operating across the North and South forks, his office announced Monday evening.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: July 18, 2016

Imprisoned former Syracuse gang member organizes anti-violence event (Syracuse, NY): A crowd gathered at Billings Park in downtown and listened to speaker after speaker bemoan the violence that permeates Syracuse and demand the community take steps to end it.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 16, 2016

Program teaches kids about dangers of gang violence (Canarsie, NY): A new youth-mentoring program in Canarsie is hoping to teach young men and women about the dangers of gang violence while improving community relations with the police.
Source: News 12 Brooklyn    Date: July 16, 2016

‘Operation Gram Slam’ Among Largest Narcotics Takedowns in Nassau County History: DA (Mineola, NY): At least 31 people have been arrested following the “Operation Gram Slam” investigation, which authorities are calling one of the largest narcotics takedowns in Nassau County history.
Source: Mineola Patch    Date: July 15, 2016

Brooklyn gang member convicted of robbing East New York convenience store before being locked in by machete-wielding clerk (Brooklyn, NY): A reputed Bloods gang member was convicted Friday of the armed robbery of a Brooklyn convenience store captured on a surveillance video that went viral because the employee pulled out a machete and locked the gunman in the store.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 15, 2016

NYPD: Violence continues to drop (Queens, NY): The NYPD announced Monday that violence has continued to drop in New York City, while overall crimes have seen practically no increase as compared to this time last year. But while most crimes have decreased elsewhere in the city, some have risen in Queens.
Source: Queens Chronicle    Date: July 14, 2016

NYC shootings, killings noticeably down, officials boast (New York, NY): A major push by the NYPD against gangs has led to record-setting declines in homicides and shootings this year, but officials said they are wary about a possible upsurge in violence if street crews merge with drug gangs as the city experienced in the 1980s.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 11, 2016

Gang Member Arrested for 2010 Double Murder in Gramercy, Prosecutors Say (Manhattan, NY): A Staten Island man accused of being part of a drug gang in Coney Island was behind an execution-style double murder of purported rival members in Gramercy in 2010, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 8, 2016

Staten Island man charged as member of Coney Island gang "Mermaid Boys" (Staten Island, NY): The five-count indictment charging a Staten Island man and reported gang member was unsealed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Thursday afternoon.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: July 7, 2016

Mayor: We're Zeroing In On Gang Violence in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): It's not a place a child should spend a birthday, but Juan Rodriguez turned 12 on Friday at the Erie County Medical Center. The boy was shot in the head Wednesday night and is listed in critical condition, along with a 20-year-old man. Juan is an innocent victim of what Buffalo Police believe was a gang-related shooting Wednesday outside his Humason Avenue home on the city's east side.
Source: TWC News    Date: July 1, 2016

Appeal denied for gang member who fought Auburn police (Auburn, NY): An Auburn man convicted of possessing a weapon during a fight with police officers has been denied an appeal, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced Friday.
Source: The Citizen    Date: July 1, 2016

Community prays for 11-year-old shot in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): Dozens of community members came out Thursday night to pray for 11-year-old Juan Rodriguez. The young boy was shot in the head Wednesday night during what police say was a gang-related shooting. Young Rodriguez was caught in the crossfire.
Source: WKBW 7 News    Date: June 30, 2016

Manhattan DA: Gang sweep leads to murder, shooting charges (Manhattan, NY): NYPD takedowns in Manhattan have led to charges against 37 reputed gang members for murder and numerous shootings, including an October 2015 gunfight that ended with the death of Det. Randolph Holder, according to a pair of indictments unsealed Thursday.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 30, 2016

Three Men Charged in Killing of Cuomo Administration Lawyer (Brooklyn, NY): In the early morning hours of Labor Day last year, a group of gunmen from the 8-Trey street gang made their way through a crowd of revelers gathered near a Brooklyn public housing project to celebrate J’ouvert, a pre-dawn party that precedes the annual West Indian American Day Parade. The housing project was “enemy territory,” the authorities said, the stronghold of a rival gang, the Folk Nation.
Source: The New York Times    Date: June 29, 2016

Buffalo gang leader sentenced to 25 for three murders (Buffalo, NY): Nearly seven years after the murders of Brandon Haugabook, Larry Crosland and Shawn Kozma, the gang leader behind the killings is going to federal prison.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 29, 2016

2 Gang Members Plead Guilty to Fatal Shooting of Bronx Teenager (Bronx, NY): Two reputed members of the Latin Kings gang in the Bronx have pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for gunning down a 17-year-old boy who was singled out by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as “a victim of too many guns on our streets.”
Source: The New York Times    Date: June 28, 2016

Buffalo man given prison term for money laundering for drug gang (Buffalo, NY): Wilfred Wylie, 35, of Buffalo was ordered Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to serve five years and three months in federal prison on his conviction for conspiracy to commit money laundering. Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser said Wylie was involved in out of state purchases of cocaine sold in Buffalo by the LRGP Gang which operated in the Lombard, Rother, Gibson and Playter streets area of the city.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 28, 2016

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