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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.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Biker Pleads Guilty in SUV Driver Brawl

Biker Pleads Guilty in SUV Driver Brawl

Six motorcyclists accused of being involved in a chase of an SUV driver on the West Side Highway that ended when he pulled off the highway and was dragged out of the car and violently attacked appeared in court...

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Brooklyn Rapper Arrested in Drug Trafficking, Gang Shooting Sting

Brooklyn Rapper Arrested in Drug Trafficking, Gang Shooting Sting

An up-and-coming rapper from Brooklyn is among several people arrested in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

13 Indicted on Murder, Racketeering Charges in NY

13 Indicted on Murder, Racketeering Charges in NY

Federal agents and Yonkers police made a series of arrests early Wednesday in connection with the takedown of a violent Yonkers-based street gang commonly known as GMF, law enforcement officials tell NBC...

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

Gang Members Busted in Post Office, Bank Scam: DA

Gang Members Busted in Post Office, Bank Scam: DA

More than 30 suspected members of the Bloods gang allegedly tried to rip off post offices and banks across Rockland County the old fashioned way -- by writing bogus checks and money orders.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

44 Named in 219-Count Gang Indictment: Prosecutors

44 Named in 219-Count Gang Indictment: Prosecutors

Accused members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs, a police officer and two pawn shop owners were among the 44 people indicted Tuesday on a bevy of charges including racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder...

Friday, Jun 13, 2014

2 Alleged Drug Gangs Busted on Staten Island

2 Alleged Drug Gangs Busted on Staten Island

Authorities have busted two alleged drug gangs they say are responsible for 29 shootings, three murders and a bustling narcotics trade on Staten Island.

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014

Dozens Arrested in Vast NYC Gang Crackdown

Dozens Arrested in Vast NYC Gang Crackdown

Police arrested dozens of suspected gang members in early-morning raids Wednesday in what authorities are calling one of the biggest gang crackdowns in recent history.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

More than 20 members of a violent Bronx-based drug trafficking crew known as the Murda Moore Gangstas were arrested Wednesday by federal agents and the NYPD, law enforcement officials say.

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