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NYPD to hold public meeting after large gang bust in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, NY): The NYPD announced it will hold a public meeting with the community to discuss a recent gang bust at the Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights.
Source: News 12 Brooklyn    Date: February 22, 2017

‘Sanctuary city’ law let gang member walk free from Rikers (Bronx, NY): An illegal immigrant gang member from El Salvador was allowed to walk free from Rikers Island under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Sanctuary City” law — in defiance of a federal petition to hold him for deportation, officials said Tuesday.
Source: New York Post    Date: February 21, 2017

Brooklyn gang members busted for financial fraud, stealing from banks (Brooklyn, NY): A group of Brooklyn gang members were busted for stealing from various banks, prosecutors said Wednesday. Nine members of Folk Nation, Flatbush G-Stone Crips and a subset of the 8-Tray Crips gang called “Bosses in Business” allegedly deposited 241 counterfeit checks — then withdrew over $94,000 from 71 unsuspected financial institutions.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 16, 2017

Violent Drug Gangs Increasingly Turn to Credit Card Thefts as Big Moneymaker (New York, NY): Some of New York’s most violent drug gangs are finding new, less perilous ways to make money: credit card fraud. NYPD officials said raids on street crews for drugs and guns are increasingly turning up evidence of major stolen credit card operations, a far cry from their perhaps typical bloody drug wars.
Source: NBC New York    Date: February 7, 2017

Gang Member Arrested in 2005 Slaying of College Basketball Player (New York, NY): An alleged gang member has been arrested on murder- and firearms-related charges in the 2005 shooting death of a promising college basketball player from Brooklyn, prosecutors announced Monday.
Source: NBC New York    Date: February 6, 2017

Facebook, Where Gangs Are Waging Turf Wars (New York , NY): For years, Samuel Jackson walked through neighborhoods of the Bronx ready to step in between rival gangs on the verge of a deadly exchange. As a “violence interrupter” for Bronx Connect’s Release the Grip office, a Bronx site for the global nonprofit Cure Violence, the 39-year-old former gang member used his personal experience to persuade young gang members to walk away from violent showdowns.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: February 5, 2017

West Side gang member sentenced to 17 years for roles in two murders (Buffalo, NY): A member of a West Side Buffalo criminal gang who was convicted on a federal racketeering and conspiracy charge was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 4, 2017

Buffalo man gets 30 years for gang killing (Buffalo, NY): Amir Chambers was the victim of a gang feud and the rival gang member who killed him is going to prison for 30 years. Fred Keys, 54, an associate in the LRGP Gang, admitted killing Chambers in April 2011 as part of a turf war with the Cold Springs Gang and in retaliation for the killing of an LRGP member five weeks earlier.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 31, 2017

Central Islip Fatal Shooting Believed to be Gang-related (Suffolk County, NY): A 29-year-old Brentwood man was killed at a Central Islip deli in what investigators believe is a gang-related shooting on Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: January 31, 2017

Long Island Police Commissioner Takes on Drugs, Gangs and Skeptics (Long Island, NY): A year after Suffolk County tapped a former federal prosecutor who had never served as an officer to lead its scandal-ridden police force, Timothy Sini is making headway by reaching out for help.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: January 29, 2017

Detectives believe vacant parking lot shooting was targeted gang violence (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo Police are still investigating a fatal shooting from Monday evening in the first block of French Street. Detectives say a 16-year-old boy was shot in a vacant lot and died at the scene.
Source: WKBW 7 News    Date: January 26, 2017

Police: Gang violence to blame for 13-year-old’s death (Mount Vernon, NY): The alleged gang member charged in the shooting death of a 13-year-old Mount Vernon girl on New Year's Eve also worked for the city, News 12 has learned.
Source: News 12 Westchester     Date: January 17, 2017

Roosevelt Crips Leader Gets 3 Consecutive Life Sentences (Central Islip, NY): The Roosevelt chapter leader of the Crips street gang was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life sentences plus 145 years in federal prison for violent crimes he was convicted of last year.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: January 13, 2017

Inwood Gang Bust: Politicians Thank Police For Takedown of 32-Member Street Gang (Inwood, NY): Neighborhood elected officials held a press conference Monday on the corner of Vermilyea Avenue and West 204th Street to thank police for taking down a 32-member street gang accused of turning the area into an open-air drug market.
Source: Washington Heights Patch    Date: January 9, 2017

Overall Crime Falls to New Low in Suffolk County (Suffolk County, NY): Overall crime fell to an all-time low in Long Island’s Suffolk County last year, according to statistics county law-enforcement officials released Friday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: January 7, 2017

S-13 Gang Member Arrested in Brentwood on Federal Charges: Police (Brentwood, NY): Police arrested a MS-13 gang in Brentwood on federal RICO charges on Thursday. According to Suffolk Police, since September, the department has arrested over 80 MS-13 gang members on various state and federal charges as part of an unprecedented strategic crackdown on gangs in the area.
Source: West Islip Patch    Date: January 6, 2017

Feds: NYC-area gang tied to 2009 Greenburgh shooting (New York City, NY): A gang takedown announced Wednesday has ties to Westchester County, and in particular a 2009 shooting in Greenburgh, the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan said. An indictment that was unsealed charges 13 members and associates of the Blood Hound Brims gang (or "BHB") with various racketeering, drug and gun offenses, including cocaine and heroin trafficking, and three attempted murders, prosecutors said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 4, 2017

Drop in Gang Violence Drove New York City Shootings Below 1,000 in 2016 (New York City, NY): A steep drop in gang violence last year drove shootings in New York City to the lowest number in at least a quarter-century, Police Department data shows, a result of what police officials say has been a focus on gang takedowns and targeted arrests in some of the city’s roughest neighborhoods.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 3, 2017

Gangbanger busted in Bronx gang takedown now charged in murder of drug dealer (Bronx, NY): A suspected gangbanger busted in a massive takedown earlier this year is now charged with the murder of a Bronx drug dealer.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: December 30, 2016

13 reputed Long Island gang members charged (Hempstead, NY): Law enforcement officials on Long Island say they've dealt a "major blow" to a violent Hempstead street gang, arresting more than a dozen members on a variety of charges.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: December 23, 2016

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