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Washington Heights Gang Bust: 13 'Six Block' Members Ran 'Open Air Drug Market' (Manhattan, NY): An eight-month investigation has led to the arrest of 13 alleged members of the "Six Block" gang, accused of peddling oxycodone, cocaine, heroin, Xanax and marijuana in Washington Heights.
Source: Washington Heights Patch    Date: December 1, 2016

Brentwood killings investigated by task force as gang crime (Brentwood, NY): Young members of a street gang composed of recent arrivals to Long Island may be responsible for as many as six killings and possibly others in the Brentwood area, sources familiar with the investigation said.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 27, 2016

MS-13 gang member gets 10 years for killing teen in 2002 (Mineola, NY): The mother of a Long Island teen who was gunned down in a 2002 gang-related slaying called the punishment of her son's killer "a slap on the wrist" at his sentencing hearing.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: November 24, 2016

Two homicides in Buffalo end five-week stretch without any (Buffalo, NY): Before two young men were killed earlier this week, Buffalo had experienced its longest stretch of the year without deadly violence: Thirty-seven days had passed without a homicide.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 24, 2016

Bronx Teenager Won’t Be Tried as Adult in Gang Case (Bronx, NY): A Manhattan judge ruled on Tuesday that federal authorities could not prosecute as an adult a teenager accused of being a member of a violent gang despite the seriousness of his alleged acts, saying his background suggested that a “significant root cause” of his crimes was “environmental.”
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 22, 2016

14-Year-Old in Gang Fight Gets More Than 300 Stitches to Face, Police Say (Manhattan, NY): A 14-year-old boy will likely be "permanently disfigured" after being repeatedly slashed with a knife during a gang fight Saturday, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: November 18, 2016

Eddie Block Case: Heroin dealer also drove in gang shootout, prosecutor says (Binghamton, NY): Prosecutors say a 23-year-old man at the center of a heroin trafficking conspiracy based out of Binghamton's West Side was also the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting. His heroin dealing was so busy, prosecutors say, that he employed co-conspirators to answer his "drug phone" and take orders from customers.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: November 18, 2016

Gangs on Long Island: Brentwood community seeks solution to gang problem (Long Island, NY): The Brentwood community has been rattled with the suspected gang murders of six people. In part four of the Gangs on Long Island series, News 12 Long Island's Eileen Lehpamer and photojournalist Brian Endres speak to the stepfather of one of the victims as the community seeks a solution to the gang problem.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: November 18, 2016

Gangs on Long Island: Former MS-13 member speaks about the lure to join the gang (Long Island, NY): Police say there are nearly 5,000 gang members and associates living on Long Island. Schools are trying to stop recruitment efforts, but authorities say children as young as 13 continue to join.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: November 17, 2016

35-Years For Gang Member Who Shot At Cops (Queens, NY): A Queens gang member who opened fire on two Elmhurst police officers in 2014 will be spending the next 35 years behind bars, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. A Queens jury last month convicted “Any Body Killers” street gang member Christian Mosquera, 22, of attempted murder, assault and weapons possession charges in connection with the June 21, 2014 attack on the two police officers, Brown said.
Source: The Queens Gazette    Date: November 16, 2016

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder Confessed on Facebook, DA Says (Bronx, NY): A gang member who shot a man and then posted a news article about it on Facebook with the comment, “We going to jail…I hit something in the head,” has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: November 16, 2016

Two cuffed, two more sought in Hamilton Heights gang-related shooting (Manhattan, NY): Cops arrested two men — and are searching for two more — in connection with the gang-related shooting of a 25-year-old man in Hamilton Heights, police said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 16, 2016

MS-13 gang member from Brentwood gets 40 years in double-slaying (Brentwood, NY): A Brentwood man who admitted to committing the 2011 execution-style slayings of two brothers — fellow MS-13 gang members — was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Central Islip to 40 years in prison.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 15, 2016

Hempstead village announces task force to crackdown on gangs (Hempstead, NY): The Village of Hempstead announced a new initiative in hopes to stop gang violence and keep the public safe. The village has seen a number of devastating gang-related crimes over the recent years.
Source: FiOS1 News    Date: November 15, 2016

Violent Gang Leader in Buffalo Sentenced for Role in Murders (Buffalo, NY): The 7th Street Gang in Buffalo, New York was once considered one of the most violent criminal organizations in the city.
Source: American Security Today    Date: November 13, 2016

Queens Gang Member Who Fired at Police Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison: DA (Queens, NY): A gang member who fired at two officers in Elmhurst was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday, the Queens DA said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: November 7, 2016

Buffalo cocaine dealer gets over 10 years in federal prison (Buffalo, NY): A man who supplied cocaine to a Buffalo street gang was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to 10 years and eight months in federal prison on his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 3, 2016

Cops: Growing number of gangs are moving to the suburbs (Syracuse, NY): The appeal for help in gun and gang crimes, is a frequent one for Syracuse Police. Looking at the numbers, gun violence is up in the city, higher than it was a year ago. But city neighbors learned tonight, the gang problem isn't just a city problem.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: November 3, 2016

NYC gang member rips off Bank of America and tattoos its logo on his arm (New York, NY): A crips gang member was so proud of ripping off the Bank of America in a check fraud scheme that he tattooed the financial institution’s logo on his arm.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 2, 2016

Focusing-in on fighting gang violence in the city of Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): The next homicide that occurs in the city of Syracuse will make this year be the most murders in city history for one year, according to Syracuse Investigators. Currently there are 25 homicides that have taken place in 2016. This number ties the all time record set back in 2002.
Source: CNY Central    Date: November 2, 2016

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