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Mother of alleged MS-13 victim sues Brentwood school officials (Central Islip, NY): The mother of slain Brentwood High School teen Kayla Cuevas has filed a $110 million federal suit against the Brentwood schools saying the district failed to protect her daughter against MS-13 gang members and ignored warnings about repeated threats to the girl.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 12, 2017

Five MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Abduction-Murder Attempt (Long Island, NY): Police on Long Island, New York, arrested five MS-13 gang members and associates at gunpoint on Dec. 6. The five are charged with conspiracy in the second degree after allegedly trying to abduct and murder a 16-year-old male.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: December 11, 2017

High-Ranking “Ygz” Gang Member Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Murder Of 21-Year-Old (New York, NY): Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that KAREEM LANIER, a/k/a “Reem,” a/k/a “Black,” has been sentenced to a term of 40 years in prison, which must run consecutively to a prior prison sentence of five years, for his crimes as a high-ranking member of the “Young Gunnaz” or “YGz” gang, including murdering Dykeem Etheridge on January 24, 2011, and providing assistance to other YGz gang members in connection with three other murders.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 11, 2017

Victim’s mother weeps as MS-13 defendants appear in court (Central Islip, NY): The mother of one of the two teenage girls killed in Brentwood last year, allegedly by MS-13 gang members, collapsed into tears inside a courtroom Monday after watching the accused perpetrators smiling and waving to their loved ones.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 11, 2017

Nassau justice tosses conspiracy charges against 21 alleged MS-13 members (Long Island, NY): A Nassau judge dismissed conspiracy charges Friday against 21 alleged MS-13 street gang members nabbed in a June arrest sweep that had nearly three-dozen defendants facing life in prison.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 8, 2017

MS-13 Arrests Soar On Long Island (Long Island, NY): Officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are touting numbers for the end of fiscal year 2017, which have shown both a decrease in border apprehensions and a rise in arrests of illegal aliens in the nation’s interior.Long Island sees an 83 percent increase in
Source: Long Island Weekly    Date: December 8, 2017

Brentwood school officials stress safety after MS-13 arrests (Brentwood, NY): Brentwood school officials have alerted parents to the recent arrests of three alleged MS-13 gang members and two associates, including local high school students, with assurances that their children’s safety is the “number-one priority,” officials said in a districtwide robo-call.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 8, 2017

Police: MS-13 stopped from kidnapping, killing 16-year-old (Brentwood, NY): Police on eastern Long Island say they foiled an attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old boy by MS-13 gang members who allegedly had plans to kill the teen.
Source: The Tribune    Date: December 7, 2017

Weinstein Finds Fault With Lack of Alternatives for Violent Offenders, Gang Members (New YOrk, NY): In a sentencing note issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein justified his October sentencing of three convicted defendants to lengthy prison terms, but not before lamenting the unavailability of diversion or other programs for violent offenders that he said were “trapped in a gang culture, and condemned to a life of poverty and probable crime.”
Source: New York Law Journal    Date: December 7, 2017

Gang cops, Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force host awareness seminar (Suffolk County, NY): With gang-related activity gaining momentum across the region, members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence Unit participated in a gang awareness presentation at Riverhead High School Tuesday evening.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: December 6, 2017

Knowledge is the best way to protect your kids from gangs, sheriff’s gang unit says (Suffolk County, NY): In an effort to raise awareness, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s gang intelligence unit presented a gang seminar last night at Riverhead High School and explained the history and motivation behind gang culture, as well as the different groups and subgroups that exist nationally and locally.
Source: Riverhead Local    Date: December 6, 2017

Teens Arrested On Gang Suspicion Are Released Due To Lack Of Evidence (Brentwood, NY): Over the summer, police and immigration agents were convinced a 16-year-old teen in Brentwood, Long Island, was a member of the violent, multinational gang known as MS-13. Why? The teen had been spotted various places — at school, in a car, and walking home with people police believe are MS-13 gang members.
Source: NPR News    Date: December 5, 2017

Schuele Boys gang member sentenced to time served on drug conviction (Buffalo, NY): A member of the Schuele Boys street gang was sentenced to time served on his conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 5, 2017

Justice Department won’t pursue death penalty for three N.Y. men tied to MS-13 gang (Central Islip, NY): The feds won’t be seeking the death penalty for three Long Island men linked to the MS-13 gang, court papers reveal.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: December 5, 2017

‘Inflated’ allegations of gang affiliation used to detain immigrants, advocacy group charges (New York, NY): Federal and state agencies allegedly detain immigrants on “inflated” and “loose” associations to gang membership, immigrant advocates claimed after submitting a recent Freedom of Request Information request to multiple federal agencies last week.
Source: Think Progress    Date: December 4, 2017

Feds: Murder charge in 2007 drive-by shooting in North Bellport (Central Islip, NY): Federal investigators say they have solved a decade-old gang-related slaying of a North Bellport teenager who was shot while leaving a “Night Out Against Crime” rally at a local park.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 3, 2017

Teens detained on alleged gang activity released, lawyers say (Long Island, NY): At least nine immigrant minors from Long Island targeted for deportation by federal officials based on alleged involvement with MS-13 were released Wednesday, a deadline set by a federal judge in California, their attorneys said.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 29, 2017

Brooklyn Leader Of 'Violent' Gang Gets 9 Years In Prison (Brooklyn, NY): The leader of a "violent" gang that operated in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Flushing, Queens, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Sunset Park Patch    Date: November 28, 2017

Immigrant Rights Advocates Seek ICE Documents from Federal Agencies, Police in NYC, Nassau and Suffolk (New York, NY): Immigrant-rights advocates want to know if an anti-gang operation is being used as a pretext for arresting and denying benefits to immigrants. The New York Immigration Coalition has filed federal and state freedom of information requests for documents relating to Operation Matador, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program targeting gang members.
Source: Long Island Exchange    Date: November 27, 2017

New York Student Caught Up in Gang Dragnet Is Freed After 5 Months in Immigration Detention (Suffolk County, NY): An undocumented teenager accused of gang affiliation was released last week after spending five months in federal immigration detention. Attorneys for the student say the accusation was unfounded — and that it originated with officials at his New York high school.
Source: The 74    Date: November 27, 2017

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