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Hundreds attend forum on gang violence (Bellport, NY): After news broke that two Bellport High School students were among the four victims found dead after a brutal MS-13 attack, the community was put on edge. Shock and fear led to dozens of questions, which were heard and answered at a panel Q&A last week at Bellport Middle School.
Source: The Long Island Advance    Date: April 27, 2017

52 people, some gang members, charged in Central NY drug trafficking bust, AG says (Syracuse, NY): More than 50 people have been charged with offenses ranging from conspiracy to murder to selling drugs in Central and Northern New York. Through two separate indictments, the 52 people are facing charges for about 370 crimes, including operating as a major trafficker, various counts of criminal drug sale and possession, and conspiracy charges, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: April 27, 2017

Governor Cuomo Launches Anti-Gang Initiative to Crack Down on MS-13 Violence on Long Island (Albany, NY): Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a new anti-gang initiative on Long Island in order crack down on the violence being perpetrated by the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly referred to as MS-13.
Source: governor.ny.gov    Date: April 26, 2017

Bloods Member Sentenced for Murder of Brownsville Security Guard (Brooklyn, NY): A Queens man will spend more than three quarters of a century in prison for fatally shooting a Brownsville security guard and that left another victim paralyzed, prosecutors said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 25, 2017

Brooklyn gangbanger sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for murdering teen girl (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn gang member was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for killing an innocent teenage girl and injuring a man during a four-month shooting spree.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 25, 2017

Bellone says ‘comprehensive’ plan needed to target MS-13 (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called Monday for the federal government to more closely vet immigrant teens who come into the country as unaccompanied minors and notify local agencies of their arrival — measures he said are part of a “comprehensive approach” to help counter the spread and reach of a violent street gang linked to recent brutal killings in Brentwood and Central Islip.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 24, 2017

Suffolk hopes to expand license plate readers to combat gangs (Brentwood, NY): Police across Long Island want to expand the use of license plate readers to crack down on crime, including gang violence. Suffolk County is currently in the process of purchasing license plate readers that would be permanently installed in fixed positions throughout Brentwood.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: April 21, 2017

State troopers will aid anti-gang efforts in Suffolk, top cop says (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Thursday state troopers will begin increased patrols of parks and other state-owned land in the Brentwood and Central Islip area to help the county combat the MS-13 gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 20, 2017

19 Suspected Gang Members Indicted In The Bronx On Racketeering, Extortion Charges (Bronx, NY): Nearly 20 suspected gang members have been indicted on federal charges in the Bronx in connection with shootings, beatings and distribution of drugs, including heroin.
Source: CBS New York    Date: April 20, 2017

Suffolk County Police promise community action after gang murders (Central Islip, NY): A community in Central Islip sieged by gang violence is looking for real answers from police. They're tired of feeling scared. They're tired of the drugs and violence destroying their neighborhood and are desperate for help.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: April 19, 2017

Two West Side gang members sentenced as heroin distributors (Buffalo, NY): Two members of a West Side Buffalo street gang were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms following their convictions on distributing heroin.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 19, 2017

4 bodies found in New York park near area of gang violence (Central Islip, NY): The bodies of four men, all described as having suffered “significant trauma,” were discovered in a park in a suburban New York neighborhood that has for years contended with a growing problem of gang violence.
Source: The Tribune    Date: April 13, 2017

Accused gang members who were on the run arrested, charged with murder (Bronx, NY): Two alleged murderers are now behind bars after coverage by PIX11 News gave detectives the necessary information to track them down.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: April 10, 2017

2 West Side gang members sentenced to lengthy prison terms on drug charges (Buffalo, NY): Two gang members from Buffalo's West Side were handed lengthy prison sentences for their convictions on drug charges Wednesday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 6, 2017

Feds crack down on crime gang (Yonkers, NY): A group accused of dozens of burglaries throughout Westchester County is behind bars. The 10 suspects are believed to be responsible for a four-year string of crimes across Westchester and the Bronx.
Source: News 12 Westchester     Date: April 6, 2017

Street gang legislation introduced in response to killing of paramedic (Albany, NY): 44-year-old Yadira Arroyo was struck and killed, run over by her own ambulance, after it was stolen. Tuesday in Albany, a union representing New York paramedics gathered around Sen. Martin Golden R-Brooklyn, to support the bill he wrote up in response to Arroyo's tragic death in New York CIty. A crime he says should never have happened, because he says the 25-year-old suspect should've been in jail.
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: March 28, 2017

Rockland Gang Member Admits Role In NJ Cab, Bar Robberies (Suffern, NY): A Suffern man on Monday admitted his role in the carjacking, kidnapping and robbing a local cab driver in New Jersey after he and a group of fellow purported gang members held up a bar there.
Source: Orangetown Daily Voice    Date: March 27, 2017

Decade after gangland killing, man sentenced to 22 years (New York, NY): A judge has sentenced a member of the Bloods street gang to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting a member of a competing gang faction during a drug feud in Paterson a decade ago, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: NJ.com    Date: March 24, 2017

Syracuse Police Department gets new technology to combat gang activity (Syracuse, NY): The Syracuse Police Department is updating the way they keep track of gangs and gang violence in Syracuse. At the city’s common council meeting this week, the council approved the department’s request to purchase a new software system called Gangscope.
Source: WRVO News    Date: March 23, 2017

MS-13 gang member deported 4 times sexually abused 2-year-old girl, police say (Hempstead, NY): A MS-13 street gang member who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.
Source: CBS News    Date: March 23, 2017

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