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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Monster Gang Bust Snares Dozens in NYC

Monster Gang Bust Snares Dozens in NYC

Nearly three dozen members of violent gangs based in the south Bronx face federal charges including racketeering, selling crack cocaine and marijuana and firearms offenses, according to court papers.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

4th Person Arrested in MS-13 Slaying: Police

4th Person Arrested in MS-13 Slaying: Police

A fourth suspect has been charged with murder in the death of a Long Island man who police said was lured into to a car with promises of marijuana and sex only to be killed by MS-13 members hoping to boost their...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Woman Arrested in Alleged MS-13 Stature Slaying: Police

Woman Arrested in Alleged MS-13 Stature Slaying: Police

A third suspect has been charged with murder in the death of a Long Island man who police said was lured into to a car with promises of marijuana and sex only to be killed by MS-13 members hoping to boost their...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

Woman Used as Human Shield in Fiery NYC Gang Turf War

Woman Used as Human Shield in Fiery NYC Gang Turf War

Nine alleged gang members, one just 15 years old, have been charged in a 69-count indictment in connection with seven separate shootings that left a young college student dead and injured more than a dozen other...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

Dozens Snared in Huge NY Gang Bust

Dozens Snared in Huge NY Gang Bust

More than two dozen members of rival street gangs based in the Poughkeepsie area are facing federal racketeering charges including murder and conspiracy.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Authorities: MS-13 Members Killed Man in Bid to Gain Stature

Authorities: MS-13 Members Killed Man in Bid to Gain Stature

A group of MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a secluded nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with knives and machetes to boost...

Friday, Apr 7, 2017

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Sentenced in Rikers Contraband Case

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Sentenced in Rikers Contraband Case

Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda, already in prison on a gang conspiracy conviction, has been sentenced in a contraband case in which he took a homemade knife from his girlfriend while she visited him at Rikers...

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

NY Teens Hacked to Death With Machetes, Beaten by Bats: Docs

NY Teens Hacked to Death With Machetes, Beaten by Bats: Docs

More than a half-dozen alleged MS-13 gang members are named in federal indictments charging them with murder and other crimes in connection with the gruesome slayings of seven people, including two teenage best...

Friday, Dec 23, 2016

13 Reputed Long Island Gang Members Arrested

13 Reputed Long Island Gang Members Arrested

Law enforcement officials on Long Island say they've dealt a "major blow" to a violent Hempstead street gang, arresting more than a dozen members on a variety of charges. Thirteen reputed members of the...

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Gets 7 Years in NYC Gang War Case

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Gets 7 Years in NYC Gang War Case

Bobby Shmurda, an up-and-coming rapper featured in a viral music video that popularized the "Shmoney dance," was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison on charges he conspired with a drug gang in...

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