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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Lawyer: Students at Bellport High wrongly accused of MS-13 ties (Long Island, NY): Three young Latino immigrants say they stand wrongly accused as MS-13 members and were suspended from Bellport High School for wearing banned clothing with Chicago Bulls insignia or throwing hand signs associated with the gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 23, 2017

MS-13 Gang Member from Freeport Gets 40 Years for 2 Murders (Long Island, NY): An admitted MS-13 street gang member from Freeport was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in federal prison for killing two other gang members in a two-week span five years ago.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: June 22, 2017

Unaccompanied Minor Program a ‘Recruiting Pipeline for Violent Gangs’ (Mineola, NY): The arrest of 41 alleged MS-13 gang members in Nassau County last week highlighted a gaping hole in the immigration system.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: June 21, 2017

Young immigrants write of hope in gang-scarred US town (Brentwood, NY): One student wrote how his parents were fed up with paying “war taxes” to street gangs in Honduras. Another told how he finally left that country after he was hit in the leg by a stray bullet from a police gunfight. And yet another described his harrowing trip from El Salvador with a smuggler who kept a pistol on his car’s dashboard, just in case.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: June 21, 2017

Sheriff concerned MS-13 gang could be coming to Capital Region (Albany, NY): "To make a statement on the streets in the gang world, the more vicious you are the more respect to get." Gang prevention specialist Ron Barrett says MS-13 is as vicious as they come. "They're prone to using machetes to cut limbs off if they have to to make a statement."
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: June 20, 2017

MS-13 gang members plead not guilty to Queens shooting (Brooklyn, NY): Two alleged MS-13 gang members and an associate pleaded not guilty Monday for allegedly beating a rival gang member and shooting him in the head, paralyzing him from the neck down.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: June 19, 2017

Gang Members Serving Hard Time Look To Repair Fractured Lives (Riverhead, NY): With the arrest of dozens of alleged MS-13 gang members on Long Island yesterday, many are asking; how do we keep people out of gangs to begin with? One anti-gang program in the jails is being expanded to convert gang members in hopes they can influence others once they get out.
Source: CBS New York    Date: June 16, 2017

PowerPoint presentation spurred Newburgh gang probe (Newburgh, NY): It started with a PowerPoint presentation. Then-City of Newburgh Police Detective Joseph Rutigliano was preparing his case in early 2016 on the feuding gangs - “Yellow Tape Money Gang” and “Southside” - to bring to federal authorities, when his boss gave him an idea. Make it a Power Point presentation - it’ll be easier to show the violence from the warring gangs was spilling into the community.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: June 15, 2017

8th Loiza Boys gang associate sentenced to prison (Buffalo, NY): A eighth member of a West Side Buffalo street gang was sentenced to prison Tuesday following his conviction on drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 14, 2017

20 Newburgh Gang Members Busted on Federal Drug, Murder Charges (White Plains, NY): Twenty members of a Newburgh-based violent drug trafficking gang, known as the “Southside Gang,” are charged in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, law enforcement officials said.
Source: NBC New York    Date: June 14, 2017

45 Gang Members, Including Some Linked to MS-13, Arrested in Long Island Sweep: Authorities (Long Island, NY): Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 45 suspected gang members or affiliates during a recent crackdown in the metropolitan New York area.
Source: NBC New York    Date: June 14, 2017

ICE accuses teen in custody of gang activity (Ossining, NY): Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials allege a detained 19-year-old Ossining High School student was involved in gang activity.
Source: News 12 Westchester     Date: June 14, 2017

Gang Leader Charged In 2015 Hookah Lounge Slaying (Brooklyn, NY): A Crips gang leader was charged in connection with a 2015 killing at a hookah lounge in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, authorities said.
Source: Prospect Heights Patch    Date: June 14, 2017

Gang Leader Charged With Murder For PLG Hookah Lounge Shooting (Brooklyn, NY): On Monday, feds charged a notorious Eight Trey Crips gang leader with murder for a 2015 hookah bar shooting in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, according to court records. Larry Pagett, 37, (aka “Biz” “Biz Loc” and “Molotovbizzz”) was charged with murder in-aid-of racketeering for shooting down a rival gang member inside a crowded Brooklyn lounge, according to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Source: BKLYNER    Date: June 13, 2017

Law enforcement goes to school to keep kids out of gangs (Troy, NY): Students stood up to talk about the LEADership Project, with law enforcement right there by their side. "It definitely changed my class, I know that," said Troy student Olivia Haughney. "It changed my class a lot." U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian announced the program in 2010.
Source: WNYT 13 News    Date: June 12, 2017

Bay Shore School Kids Complete Gang-Resistance Education Program (Brentwood, NY): An effort is underway on Long Island to get the next generation to resist the gang life that has been terrorizing so many of their communities. On Friday, hundreds of elementary school students graduated from an anti-gang program with a pledge never to join a gang.
Source: CBS New York    Date: June 9, 2017

12 alleged gang members arrested in Brooklyn turf war (Brooklyn, NY): Twelve alleged gang members are under arrest in what authorities call a Brooklyn turf war that left seven people injured in 10 separate shootings. The 59-count indictment includes conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, weapons possession and other charges.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: June 8, 2017

Gangster who killed man on Paterson corner 11 years ago gets 25-year sentence (New York, NY): A federal judge on Monday sentenced a New Jersey member of the Bloods street gang to 25 years in prison for the street-corner killing of a man in Paterson more than 11 years ago.
Source:    Date: June 7, 2017

Gang Member Sentenced For Shooting Teen In Sheepshead Bay Last Summer (Brooklyn, NY): Yesterday, a Brooklyn gang member was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting a teenager in Sheepshead Bay last summer near a playground.
Source: BKLYNER    Date: June 7, 2017

Gang Member Gunned Down While Sitting in Car on Bushwick Street, Police Say (Brooklyn, NY): A Bloods gang member was shot to death while sitting in his car at Broadway and Hart Street Friday evening, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 5, 2017

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