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Jackson Heights gang member sentenced for killing Elmhurst man (Queens, NY): A reputed Sureno 13 gang member was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for fatally shooting a 38-year-old Elmhurst man in 2015, the Queens DA said.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: February 17, 2018

DA: 3 MS-13 members indicted in Massapequa preserve murder (Long Island, NY): Three alleged MS-13 gang members were arraigned Friday on murder charges in connection with the killing last year of an 18-year-old in a Massapequa preserve, Nassau County prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 16, 2018

Three MS-13 Gang Members Sentenced to Lengthy Sentences in Brooklyn Federal Court For Murder Of 19-Year Old Man (Brooklyn, NY): Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, defendants Milton Contreras, Oscar Welman Espinoza-Merino and Jose Osmin Rubio were each sentenced by United States District Judge Margo K. Brodie following their convictions for the murder of a 19-year-old victim on Long Island in 2014.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 15, 2018

Reputed Gang Member Sentenced To 13 1/2 Years In Prison For Murder (Queens, NY): Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on February 8 that a reputed member of the Sureño 13 street gang has been sentenced to prison for the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old Elmhurst man following a verbal argument in May 2015, in Jackson Heights.
Source: The Queens Gazette    Date: February 14, 2018

City jails to get more Tasers, ESU patrols to protect correction officers (New YOrk, NY): The Department of Correction announced a series of actions on Wednesday that aim to better protect its officers from violent inmates inside city jails.
Source: am New York    Date: February 14, 2018

16 charged in Newburgh drug sweep (Goshen, NY): Sixteen defendants were charged Tuesday morning in a sweep that prosecutors say targeted a street gang called “the 600” and heroin, cocaine and crack sales in Newburgh and elsewhere.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: February 13, 2018

Judge puts blame on parents at teen gang member sentencing (Brooklyn, NY): In sentencing a teenage gang member to 15 years in prison for a shootout that killed a 16-year-old, a Brooklyn judge on Tuesday pointed his finger to parents for not preventing gang violence.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: February 13, 2018

Zeldin Calls For Crackdown On Gang Violence; Police Chief Applauds Effort, Cites Evidence Of Activity (Suffolk County, NY): After President Donald Trump singled out the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 on Long Island in his State of the Union speech on January 30, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin last week sounded a clarion call, and Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini stepped up measures to crack down on gang-related violence.
Source: The Southampton Press    Date: February 13, 2018

Suffolk County DA announces initiative to take on gangs (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced an initiative last week to focus on investigating and prosecuting crimes committed by gang members, such as members of MS-13.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: February 12, 2018

Cops bust teen pair for gang-related killing of 15-year-old in Queens (Queens, NY): Cops on Saturday nabbed two teens for the gang-related slaying of a teenager in their Queens neighborhood, police sources said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 11, 2018

Alleged MS-13 gang member arrested in connection with 2016 murder (Woodbury, NY): An alleged MS-13 gang member is behind bars Friday in connection with a 2016 murder in Brentwood.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: February 9, 2018

Jackson Heights gang member sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison for killing Elmhurst man (Queens, NY): A 33-year-old man who is a member of the Sureño 13 gang was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for fatally shooting an Elmhurst man in 2015.
Source: QNS     Date: February 9, 2018

Flushing murder likely the result of gang activity: NYPD (Flushing, NY): Police said a man murdered in Flushing on Feb. 2 was shot to death in what the 107th Precinct called a gang-related crime.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: February 8, 2018

Suspected gang fights lock down parts of Elmira Correctional Facility (Elmira, NY): Two cell blocks were locked down at Elmira Correctional Facility following a series of inmate fights. According to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, the fights happened over a five day period starting on January 30th. Several inmates were left with cuts from makeshift weapons.
Source: WENY News    Date: February 8, 2018

Anti-gang unit unveiled in new, cooperative effort to defeat MS-13 (Happauge, NY): More than two dozen police agencies will now work together on Long Island to combat MS-13 and other gangs, officials said Wednesday. The announcement was made by the district attorney in Suffolk County, which has seen more MS-13 violence than any county east of the Mississippi, but which had also gained a reputation for not cooperating with federal authorities.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: February 7, 2018

Dozens of Alleged NY Gang Members Arrested in Drug Bust (Bronx, NY): More than two dozen members of an alleged Bronx-based drug gang known as the Hooly gang are charged with selling heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, and oxycodone in the Longwood section of the Bronx, law enforcement officials tell NBC New York.
Source: NBC 4 New York    Date: February 7, 2018

Facebook admission leads to gang assault guilty plea (Albany County, NY): A Green Island man pleaded guilty Monday in Albany County Court after previously admitting to a person he knew on Facebook to beating a person in a gang-style assault.
Source: Times Union    Date: February 5, 2018

10 Hudson Valley Gang Members Face New Charges (White Plains, NY): Nearly a dozen members of a Newburgh street gang face additional racketeering and firearms charges, according to the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.
Source: Armonk Daily    Date: February 3, 2018

17 Gang Members Charged With Terrorizing Harlem, DA Says (Harlem, NY): Seventeen members of a Harlem gang were indicted Friday in connection with what the Manhattan district attorney called a two-year "campaign of violence" in the neighborhood.
Source: Harlem Patch    Date: February 2, 2018

Feds announce charges in two Newburgh homicides (Manhattan, NY): Federal prosecutors have charged four men they describe as members of a violent City of Newburgh drug gang with killing a man during an attempted robbery of a card game in August 2015 and with shooting to death another man at a Valentine’s Day party last year.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: February 1, 2018

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