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Woman arrested on drug charge in operation Trojan Horse (Albany, NY): Another arrest has been made in the undercover cocaine distribution investigation of the Young Gunnerz gang dubbed Operation Trojan Horse.
Source: Times Union    Date: September 30, 2015

Community Reaches Out to Teens To Stem Rise in Violent Youth Crews (Brooklyn, NY): There was a time when it was primarily Bloods versus Crips. Today, police tally more than 70 identified "youth crews" in north Brooklyn, with creative names that range from Stack Money Goonz to Twan Family.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: September 29, 2015

Rikers-Hardened Youth Gangs to Blame for Brooklyn Shootings, Police Say (Brooklyn, NY): Gangs that started out as local "youth crews" but grew into citywide networks at Rikers Island are driving up Brooklyn shootings, NYPD leaders said at a meeting Wednesday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: September 27, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Gang killing at Brooklyn hookah lounge may have sparked shootout that left Gov. Cuomo aide dead: authorities (Brooklyn, NY): The feds have arrested a reputed Crips gang leader for murdering a rival in a Brooklyn hookah bar last month — a cold-blooded killing that may have triggered a shootout 10 days later that mortally wounded an aide to Gov. Cuomo, the Daily News has learned.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 23, 2015

Syracuse gets $300,000 federal grant to combat gun and gang violence (Syracuse, NY): The federal government has awarded Syracuse a $300,000 grant to continue a program to combat gun and street gang violence. It's the second time in two years the city has received the grant from the federal Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: September 23, 2015

Borough officials hold anti-gang violence forum (Brooklyn, NY): Borough President Eric Adams gathered with police and local leaders at Borough Hall Wednesday night to respond to gang violence. High-ranking law enforcement officials, politicians, activists and members of the community are demanding an end to the recent gang violence that has been plaguing the borough.
Source: News 12 Brooklyn    Date: September 23, 2015

Albany murder involves sparring factions (Albany, NY): One Albany man died and another remains hospitalized after a Sunday stabbing, police said. Albany police spokesman Officer Steve Smith said the men are affiliated with two groups that are fighting with each other, but he would not classify it as gang activity. Smith also would not say if the men injured each other, or if there are multiple suspects being sought for the violence.
Source: Times Union    Date: September 20, 2015

New program at Boys and Girls club to be implemented in Troy (Troy, NY): To start next week at the Troy Boys and Girls Club, a new program for 12-16 year-olds kicks off. Jerry Ford will be one of the mentors and he himself has struggled during his lifetime.
Source: News10     Date: September 19, 2015

'Hope Dealer' and Gang Intervention Specialist Talks Her Heart for the Underdog and Walking Alongside Chicago's Troubled Youth (New York, NY): Amy Williams, a half-black, half-Irish youth ministry leader born in Maine, was living in North Carolina when she decided to pack her bags and find a new home in Chicago's Puerto Rican-dominated Humboldt Park, the neighborhood otherwise known as the motherland, or birthplace of the notorious Latin Kings street gang.
Source: Christian Post    Date: September 19, 2015

Gun violence continues to endanger Troy streets (Troy, NY): In the past 21 months, the city has had 70 shootings and 30 victims of gunfire. The latest gunfire, which left two men hospitalized, appears to have been aimed at replacing the Young Gunnerz gang recently broken up in a state attorney general's drug investigation, police said Thursday.
Source: Times Union    Date: September 17, 2015

Suspected gang members charged after holding center attack (Buffalo, NY): An inmate in the Erie County Holding Center was attacked by two suspected members of a rival gang, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 16, 2015

More than 20 Bronx gang members indicted on 97 counts, including murder (Bronx, NY): A notorious Bronx gang faced a massive crackdown on Wednesday with the arrest and indictment of over 20 of its alleged members, including the gang's leader. The gang is accused of committing murders, attempting murders, manslaughter, drug sales and several other crimes.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: September 16, 2015

Gang Violence in Rochester (Rochester, NY): C.J. Sawdey lives in an area known for gang activity. "It's right near Avenue D," he explained. "So, I know a little bit about the gangs there. That's why I try to stay off the streets at night."
Source: News 8 WROC    Date: September 16, 2015

Gates takes strong stance on stopping gangs (Gates, NY): Gates Police say they have always taken a proactive approach to fighting gang activity. Police and town leaders, along with the FBI monitor 3,000 gang members. They know who they are, where they live, what they're doing and what crimes they commit.
Source: WHAM 13 News    Date: September 16, 2015

Officials confirm gang-related fights at Clinton Correctional Facility (Dannemora, NY): Assemblywoman Janet Duprey said gang fights have broken out numerous times at Clinton Correctional Facility since Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out in early June.
Source: WPTZ 5 News    Date: September 15, 2015

Police shooting of Syracuse man happened during gang-fighting initiative (Syracuse, NY): Kadeem Arrindell-Martin was shot by Syracuse detectives in July during a police initiative aimed at curbing gang violence, records show.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: September 15, 2015

Syracuse gang crackdown results in charges ranging from assault to noise (Syracuse, NY): Charges filed against 21 people during a Syracuse police gang crackdown this summer range from noise violations to assault. The defendants were charged between July 4 and Aug. 12 during Truce, a program aimed at curbing violence following homicides linked to gangs.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: September 15, 2015

248 people arrested in Syracuse during initative to curb gang violence (Syracuse, NY): Police arrested 248 people in Syracuse this year during a five-month initiative to combat gang violence. Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said 124 of the 248 people arrested during Operation Salt City belong to gangs. The arrests were announced today during a news conference at the James M. Hanley Federal Building.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: September 14, 2015

Seventh Street gang member pleads guilty in racketeering case (Buffalo, NY): Esteban Ramos-Cruz, 27, a member of the West Side’s Seventh Street Gang, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara Friday to racketeering conspiracy, a violatiion of the federal RICO law.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 11, 2015

Police: Gang Members Had Loaded Weapons, Drugs Inside Huntington Home (Huntington, NY): Two members of the Old Station Soldiers gang were arrested after police seized cash, several loaded weapons and $3,000 in drugs from a Huntington home Thursday, police said.
Source: Northport Patch    Date: September 10, 2015

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