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Friday, Jan 15, 2016

More Time Needed to Investigate Gang Rape Case, Prosecutors Say

More Time Needed to Investigate Gang Rape Case, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors investigating an 18-year-old woman's report of being gang raped by five teenage boys in a Brooklyn playground last week have told a judge they need more time to gather evidence before they decide...

Friday, Jan 15, 2016

4 of 5 Teens in Gang Rape Case to Be Released Without Bail

4 of 5 Teens in Gang Rape Case to Be Released Without Bail

Four of the five teenage boys charged in the alleged gang rape of a 18-year-old woman in a Brooklyn park last week will be released from jail without bail, Brooklyn's top prosecutor said.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

Cops to Scrutinize Phone Video in Brooklyn Gang Rape Case

Cops to Scrutinize Phone Video in Brooklyn Gang Rape Case

New York City police say they're looking for video evidence on three cellphones seized from teen boys suspected in the gang rape of an 18-year-old Brooklyn woman.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

Four of 5 Suspects in Brooklyn Gang Rape Appear in Court; 5th Charged

Four of 5 Suspects in Brooklyn Gang Rape Appear in Court; 5th Charged

The fifth suspect authorities had been searching for in the gang rape of a woman in a Brooklyn park last week was arrested and charged as police detailed their investigation into the rape for the first...

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

5th Suspect in Brooklyn Gang Rape Sought

5th Suspect in Brooklyn Gang Rape Sought

Police are searching for a fifth suspect in the gang rape of a woman in a Brooklyn park as furious residents and outraged officials try to grapple with the abhorrent crime in their midst.

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015

Alleged Members of Rival Gangs Busted in NYC Crackdown: Sources

Alleged Members of Rival Gangs Busted in NYC Crackdown: Sources

More than a dozen alleged gang members believed to be behind shootings and homicides in the Bronx were taken down during early morning raids Wednesday, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

Top 'James Bond' Gang Member Arrested in Ritzy Spree: Pros.

Top 'James Bond' Gang Member Arrested in Ritzy Spree: Pros.

A founding member of the long-running "James Bond gang" that had been targeting high-end homes in affluent neighborhoods across the tri-state for years has been arrested, prosecutors said Thursday.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

Feds, NYPD Bust Brooklyn Crips Chapter; 20 Arrested

Feds, NYPD Bust Brooklyn Crips Chapter; 20 Arrested

Authorities say that 20 alleged members of a branch of the Crips street gang were arrested Thursday in Brooklyn on a bevy of charges including racketeering and murder conspiracy.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015

Biker Gets Prison in Violent Attack on SUV Driver in NYC

Biker Gets Prison in Violent Attack on SUV Driver in NYC

A Brooklyn man who took part in a 2013 assault on a sport utility driver by a group of motorcyclists is heading to prison.

Monday, Feb 9, 2015

Feds to Seek Death Penalty Against Reputed NJ Gang Head

Feds to Seek Death Penalty Against Reputed NJ Gang Head

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey will seek the death penalty for only the second time against a man they say led a violent street gang charged in 2013 with six murders.

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