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  • Heroin brought in by son led to ODs of 5 Philly-area women
    During Christmas Day, five women at George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County suffered from heroin overdoses. One of the women died....[more]

  • Jury finds Chicago gang member guilty in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee
    CHICAGO — After just a few hours of deliberation late Thursday night, a Cook County jury found a man guilty of first degree murder of Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed in one of Chicago's most horrific crimes....[more]

  • White supremacist gang leader who escaped from Arkansas jail has been captured
    Authorities say they’ve captured the leader of a white supremacist gang who escaped from an Arkansas jail earlier this week....[more]

  • Inmate pleads guilty to sending anthrax threat letters to judges, gets 10 years
    A former state inmate admitted to sending letters to state officials in Central Florida threatening to poison them with anthrax....[more]

  • Another inmate dies at North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, WV
    GREENWOOD — An inmate died late Monday evening at the North Central Regional Jail, according to a state official....[more]

  • Feds dismantle powerful cocaine, heroin rings in Pittsburgh
    Forty people have been charged this week in six indictments after a two-year narcotics investigation by an FBI task force focused on East End dealers supplied from California through a middle man in Cleveland....[more]

  • Rollin 60s Busts: See 25 Aurora Indictees Allegedly Tied to Notorious L.A. Street Gang
    Yesterday morning, members of the Aurora Police Department and law-enforcement agencies throughout the metro area busted two dozen men and women as part of what's described as a two-year investigation into the activities of the Rollin 60s, an Aurora street gang whose lineage can be traced back to Los Angeles. Continue to see those taken into custody -- and the one person who's thus far eluded authorities -- and get details about the allegations that led to a 73-count indictment also on view below....[more]

  • Jury Convicts Ex-Guard Of Taking Bribes From Hawaii Prison Gang
    HONOLULU (AP) — A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to maintain his position in the gang.

    Jurors reached their verdicts Friday after deliberating for about five hours in a federal trial that has offered an inside look at the operations of the "USO Family" prison gang....[more]

  • Convicted priest says El Salvador backed gang work
    MADRID (AP) — Those who love Antonio Rodriguez know him affectionately as "Father Tony," the Roman Catholic priest who spent 15 years working in El Salvador's roughest neighborhoods to get vulnerable young men out of a gang lifestyle that often ends in death....[more]

  • Prosecutor: Hawaii prison gang 'kings of castle'
    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii prison gang formed out of a need for inmate protection evolved into a violent organization whose members are "kings of their castle," a federal prosecutor told a jury Wednesday at the start of a racketeering trial for a former prison guard and an inmate.


  • 31 indicted in NYC gang crackdown
    The affiliated street gangs are called SNOW, Loyalty Over Everything and Young Bosses.

    They've operated primarily in the Rosedale, Laurelton and Rochdale Village neighborhoods.

    The defendants range in age from 15 to 22.

    The case was announced Wednesday by District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner William Bratton....[more]

  • For St. Louis Gangs, Ferguson Has Become a Recruiting Tool
    As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig “Shine” Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang member who’d befriended him two nights earlier.

    “What we doing now that they gassed us?” asked Ellis, the Bloods’s newest recruit, half his face covered with a red handkerchief traditionally worn by the gang’s members. “Should we go home?”...[more]

  • Obama/ Democrats Importing MS-13 Gang Members
    Known for their identifying tattoos and violent mottos like “Mata, roba, viola, controla” (“Kill, steal, rape, control”), members of MS-13 are known for executing their victims with machetes and blunt objects like baseball bats. (AP File Photo)...[more]

  • Federal trial underway for four members of violent 10th Street Gang Four stand accused of murder, conspiracy
    Shortly after midnight on Easter Sunday of 2006, in a working class West Side neighborhood, the bloody feud between members of the Seventh and 10th Street gangs spilled over into the world of two innocent bystanders....[more]

  • Jailed ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez briefly hospitalized: Report
    Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who is in a Massachusetts jail awaiting trial on murder charges, was removed from his cell for a brief hospital visit over the weekend, a local TV station reported on Sunday....[more]

  • Gang dragnet sweeps up 72 of LA's hard-core Crips
    For more than two decades, a street gang known as the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips has terrorised the territory it calls its own in South Central Los Angeles, while profiting from the sale of drugs to vulnerable, homeless addicts in the city’s blighted Skid Row district. But this week, 50 suspected members – almost one third of the entire gang – found themselves behind bars following a major bust by the FBI and LAPD....[more]

  • Saginaw 'Gang Task Force' back on city streets through FBI, Michigan State Police partnership
    SAGINAW, MI — After nearly two years on the shelf, the police agency commonly known as Saginaw's Gang Task Force is back on the streets.

    "Our job is to disrupt and dismantle," says FBI Senior Resident Agent Steven T. Flattery.

    The multi-agency force, which has operated in various incarnations since its inception in the mid-1990s, began working Saginaw's streets on May 12....[more]

  • Report shows Las Cruces inmate stabbed 43 times Autopsy: Las Cruces inmate was stabbed more than 40 times in gang-related attack
    LAS CRCUES, N.M. (AP) — An inmate killed in a gang-related attack at a Las Cruces state prison was stabbed more than 40 times, according to an autopsy report released this week.

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reported ( Friday that the state Office of the Medical Investigator found 34-year-old Javier Enrique Molina suffered 43 stab wounds and five other cuts....[more]

  • In violent Honduras, soccer offers the young an escape from gangs, drugs and early death
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — From where he sits on a dusty soccer pitch between the fetid Choluteca River and four-lane Armed Forces Boulevard, 11-year-old Maynor Ayala can see only two ways out of the gang-controlled slums of the capital: on a professional soccer team, or in a cheap coffin....[more]

    Pastor Pete Bradford, a reformed "dope fiend" from San Diego, went out into the streets of Boyle Heights looking for gang members to pray over. Finding them wasn't hard....[more]

  • Is ‘Polar Bear’ on ice as alleged fellow skinheads face prosecution in 1998 slayings?
    The public is quietly being kept in the dark about the whereabouts of the neo-Nazi skinhead convicted of the 1998 execution-style slaying of two Las Vegas residents who fought racism....[more]

  • Fifty-Five Charged in Massive Crackdown on West Coast Crips Street Gang and Others
    SAN DIEGO, CA—Thirty-five people, many of whom are alleged members and associates of the West Coast Crips criminal street gang, are charged in complaints unsealed today with participating in three drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a racketeering enterprise with execution-style murders, a takeover-style robbery, high-speed chases, witness intimidation, and other acts of violence....[more]

  • Six arrested in Largo gang investigation
    LARGO — Six suspected gang members were arrested during a yearlong investigation focusing on gang violence and drug trafficking in Largo, city records show....[more]

  • Gang member shot, killed after lunging at court witness
    Siale Maveni Angilau — aka "C-Down" — was shot multiple times in the chest. He was reportedly still breathing when he was taken away in an ambulance, but he died in the early afternoon at a local hospital....[more]

  • Number of cell phones smuggled into prison soars as gang members intimidate witnesses and run drug deals from behind bars
    Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes....[more]

  • Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s path to the NFL wound through gang territory
    LOS ANGELES — Every morning he made the journey: the walk to the bus stop through South Central, the bus to Vernon Station, the blue-line train to Long Beach and his high school....[more]

  • When Youth Violence Spurred ‘Superpredator’ Fear
    As the police and prosecutors in Brooklyn tell it, Kahton Anderson boarded a bus on March 20, a .357 revolver at his side. For whatever reason — some gang grudge, apparently — he pulled out the gun and fired at his intended target. Only his aim was rotten. The bullet struck and killed a passenger who was minding his own business several rows ahead: Angel Rojas, a working stiff holding down two jobs to feed his family of four....[more]

  • NFLPA probing WR DeSean Jackson's release Union looking at possibility of leaked comments
    NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told ESPN radio's "Mike & Mike Show on Friday that the union is investigating the Philadelphia Eagles' release of wide receiver DeSean Jackson. ...[more]

  • A display of artistic expression by at-risk youth
    AT-RISK YOUTH have voices too, and InLiquid Art and Design has created an exhibition that reflects those voices.

    One of them belongs to Harmony Ellerbe, 14, a seventh-grader at Avery D. Harrington School in West Philadelphia....[more]

  • 'Ten Most Wanted' Suspect Juan Elias Garcia Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Girlfriend, Toddler Son
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A purported member of the MS-13 street gang charged in the killings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Monday....[more]



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