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Yonkers gang leader sentenced to 30 years (Yonkers, NY): A gang leader from Yonkers was given a 30-year prison sentence in connection with the December 2013 death of a city man who was fatally shot while attending a candlelight vigil.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 24, 2016

NYPD Commissioner Bratton says city gangs are turning to cyber crime (New York, NY): City gangs are going high tech — moving beyond their traditional criminal territory into cyber crime, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. “We’re seeing many of our gangs here in New York...turning away from dealing with drugs and other types of crime, and focusing on getting very adept at cyber-related crime — the false identification cards, credit cards,” Bratton said Sunday on the John Catsimatidis AM 970 radio show. “That’s a growing concern.”
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 22, 2016

Man, 29, sentenced for killing member of rival Buffalo gang (Buffalo, NY): A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for fatally shooting a rival Buffalo street gang member seven years ago.
Source: New Jersey Herald    Date: May 19, 2016

Stabbings Lead To Focus On Gang Activity (Queens, NY): State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) plans to take on gang violence that has been plaguing Jackson Heights, especially after last week’s stabbing of an 18-year-old teenager at Travers Park by Jackson Heights gang Always Banging Kings (ABK). This stabbing is the third incident involving the gang within the last two months.
Source: Queens Tribune    Date: May 19, 2016

Judge nixes gang talk at triple homicide trial (Monroe County, NY): Prosecutors think a gang dispute may have been at the core of the triple killing on Genesee Street in August, but the evidence of the connection was so thin that a judge refused Thursday to allow it in trial testimony.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: May 13, 2016

NYPD: Gang crackdown has led to 219 arrests in past month (New York, NY): An ongoing crackdown on warring gangs, deadly gun violence and drug trafficking in city housing projects has led to 219 arrests in the past month with NYPD officials Thursday promising more to come.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 12, 2016

L.I. Gang Member Receives 12 Years In Teen Rape Case (Long Island, NY): A Long Island gang member was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a Brentwood teenager last May. Eighteen-year-old Joel Escobar is the second person sentenced for the brutal attack on the 16-year-old girl in the woods near the Brentwood Country Club.
Source: WSHU News    Date: May 12, 2016

NYPD plans 20 more gang takedown raids over next two months (New York, NY): Cops are ganging up on gangs. After executing seven drug crew and gang takedowns producing 219 arrests in the last month, the NYPD plans six more raids for May and 14 for June, officials said Thursday. “We wanted to set the tone before the summer, where violence usually spikes,” said NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill at 1 Police Plaza. “We want to send the message that violence will not be tolerated in this city.”
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 12, 2016

Teen speaks out after brutal attack and stabbing by gang members in Queens (Queens, NY): A teenager was stabbed in the back at a basketball court in Queens. He spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News about how he was approached by a group of young men who asked him if he was in a gang. He said "no" and they attacked.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: May 12, 2016

Bronx gang members accused of drug trafficking, violence arrested in series of NYPD raids (Bronx, NY): Cops took down members of two different gangs accused of trafficking in drugs and violence early Wednesday, law enforcement sources said. About 16 alleged gang members were grabbed up in a massive sweep at the Diego Beekman Houses on E. 141st St. and Cypress Ave. The Cypress Boys, also known as the Tray Side, have claimed that section of the Bronx as their turf, but it was not immediately confirmed if the gang was the target of Wednesday’s takedown.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 11, 2016

Member of gang from Buffalo’s West Side gets 57 months in federal prison (Buffalo, NY): Another member of the street gang rivalry that terrorized Buffalo’s West Side is going to prison. Sammy Ortiz, 28, a member of the Seventh Street Gang, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to 57 months in federal prison. Ortiz had previously admitted being part of a drug-dealing gang that protected its West Side turf through violence and intimidation.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: May 10, 2016

De Blasio touts lower crime rate in Bronx town hall forum (Bronx, NY): Mayor Bill de Blasio responded directly to residents’ concerns about public safety and other qualify-of-life issues Tuesday at a Bronx town hall, his first in the borough. He touted lower homicide and shooting rates citywide as well as the NYPD’s continued efforts to make streets safer from gang violence, but community members said more must be done
Source: Newsday    Date: May 10, 2016

Falls cops rollout new crime fighting strategy in weekend blitz (Niagara Falls, NY) : Michael Ashley looked on, stone faced, as a Falls police narcotics detective methodically counted out the cash that cops had found in his pants pocket and weighed the pot that had been hidden in his car.
Source: Niagara Gazette    Date: May 9, 2016

West Side gang associate pleads guilty to RICO charge (Buffalo, NY): An associate of the Seventh Street Gang pleaded guilty Monday to a racketeering influenced corrupt organization (RICO) conspiracy charge before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: May 9, 2016

Feds indict 5 Sullivan men on murder charges (Sullivan County, NY) : A federal indictment naming five men was unsealed Thursday in the October 2015 shooting death of Michael Northcote that occurred at his home in Swan Lake, and new details emerged pointing to an Askari street gang operating in Sullivan County.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: May 5, 2016

Buffalo Police, UB studying gang violence (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo Police are using a new strategy to fight gun violence, particularly among gangs. For the past the six months, police and UB have been working together, examining gangs and putting together a study that maps hotspots of gang violence and shootings across the city.
Source: WGRZ 2 News    Date: May 3, 2016

Man Arrested in Fatal Bronx Stabbing Fueled by Drug Feud, Authorities Say (Bronx, NY): A man was arrested in connection to the fatal stabbing of another man outside a Longwood apartment building in what police believe was a gang-related drug dispute, officials said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 2, 2016

Brooklyn gang member held without bail on drug charges as Instagram photos suggest murder plot (Brooklyn, NY): A reputed Brooklyn gang member was held without bail on drug charges after federal prosecutors produced chilling photos from his Instagram account suggesting he was preparing to avenge the murder of his best friend.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 29, 2016

More arrests made in wake of NYC’s largest gang raid (New York, NY): Four more men — including an alleged murderer — were nabbed Thursday in connection with the massive gang takedown a day earlier in the Bronx.
Source: New York Post    Date: April 29, 2016

NYCHA Under Civil Investigation Following Bronx Gang Takedown (New York, NY): U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is taking a closer look at the quality of life at New York City Housing Authority residences, following one of the largest gang take downs in city history.
Source: CBS New York    Date: April 28, 2016

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