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SNM prison gang member enters guilty plea (Albuquerque, NM): The former leader of the notorious Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiring to seriously injure another gang member in a plea deal in which he implicated the current gang boss for sanctioning the hit.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: June 17, 2016

Prison gang members arraigned in Las Cruces federal court (Las Cruces, NM): Security at the federal courthouse in Las Cruces was heightened significantly on Wednesday as 13 members and associates of a violent New Mexico prison gang appeared in court and were arraigned on various charges related to an investigation into the gang’s alleged crimes.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: May 4, 2016

Man charged with murder in mobile-home killing (Albuquerque, NM): The alleged West Side gang member accused in the fatal shooting of another man near the entrance of a southwest Albuquerque mobile home park last August was arrested Monday and appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 12, 2016

Notorious prison gang targets New Mexico corrections officials (Albuquerque, NM): The reigning leader of the prison gang Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico is serving a life sentence for killing another inmate in a dispute over a bottle of vitamins. Court records show “hits” on fellow inmates are nothing new for the home-grown SNM, but Anthony “Pup” Ray Baca and two other convicted murderers in the gang hierarchy decided to up the ante beginning in 2013, a federal indictment alleges.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: February 20, 2016

Three arrested in shootout in South Valley (Albuquerque, NM): Deputies responding to what they said was a violent Mexican gang shootout in the South Valley over the weekend found something straight out of an action movie.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: February 1, 2016

Shooting at Berino house party is gang-related (Berino, NM): Doña Ana County sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate a drive-by shooting that happened Saturday in Berino, New Mexico.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: January 25, 2016

Chaparral Middle School receives anti-gang message (Alamogordo, NM): Students of Chaparral Middle School gathered Tuesday to listen to Joanne Reynolds, gang task force educational program coordinator, speak about her experience with broken homes, teen pregnancy and the loss of her teenage son to gang violence.
Source: Alamogordo Daily News    Date: December 15, 2015

25 prison gang members indicted (Albuquerque, NM): Twenty-five members of an infamous and powerful prison gang, Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico, are named in two sweeping indictments unsealed late Thursday in federal court that allege members and prospective gang members engaged in murder, assault, kidnapping and conspiracy to distribute drugs and firearms.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: December 3, 2015

Gangs a focus of summit on violence in ABQ (Albuquerque, NM): Getting gangsters to model their tattoos for the camera instead of arresting them for simple drug possession charges and getting access to the State Fair photo booths where people are known to flash gang signs.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: July 18, 2015

Suspected gang member arrested in fatal shooting (Albuquerque, NM): Police on Saturday arrested a suspected gang member in connection with a fatal Wednesday morning shooting in east Albuquerque and police said the suspect admitted to shooting a convenience store clerk in the Downtown area last year.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: May 9, 2015

Farmington Schools: Rosaries 'inappropriate' at school, against dress code (Farmington, NM): For many, the rosary is a symbol of the Catholic faith. But one mom says her daughters are getting sent to the principal's office just because they're wearing theirs to school.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: April 29, 2015

Funds for anti-gang program may be cut (Albuquerque, NM): Victor Granillo says he was just 9 when he started running with gangs. He did and sold drugs, among other trouble on the streets. “I thought I would never be able to leave this life,” he told Albuquerque city councilors last week.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 20, 2015

Memorial art or gang graffiti? Debate sparks at Los Altos Skate Park (Albuquerque, NM): Graffiti at Los Altos Skate Park showed up days after a teen was shot and killed there. Some asked the city to get rid of it, while others viewed it as artwork and a memorial for 17-year-old, Jaquise Lewis who was killed in the parking lot March 22.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: March 31, 2015

Police arrest suspect in gang-related shooting of man at Albuquerque apartment complex (Albuquerque, NM): Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man at an Albuquerque apartment complex.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: December 27, 2014

Corrections seeking to get gang members to quit (Santa Fe, NM): The New Mexico Department of Corrections says it's seeking to reduce the number of inmates in segregation by convincing gang members to denounce their memberships.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 7, 2014

Las Cruces inmate stabbed 43 times (Las Cruces, NM): The man killed at the state prison west of Las Cruces this spring suffered nearly 50 stab wounds and cuts, according to an autopsy report released this week.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: June 6, 2014

Law enforcement works to stop gang violence (Albuquerque, NM): Dozens of law enforcement agencies have been meeting throughout the week to talk about New Mexico gangs and the threat they pose to the public.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: May 8, 2014

Homeland Security nabs 34 in New Mexico gang sting (Albuquerque, NM): Homeland Security Investigations have arrested nearly three dozen "violent" Sureno gang members and associates during a New Mexico gang sweep.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 17, 2014

California woman held in NM for gang stabbing (Albuquerque, NM): A California woman wanted in connected with what federal authorities say was a gang-related mass stabbing has been arrested in Albuquerque.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 3, 2014

Inmate stabbed to death had ties to killers, officials say (Las Cruces, NM): A New Mexico prison inmate stabbed to death Friday had gang ties to his killer or killers, prison officials said Saturday.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican    Date: March 8, 2014

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