Stories tagged: gangs
Fri., June 7, 2019
He’s known as Barbecue, an ex-cop suspected in the massacre of dozens of men, women and children in the Haitian capital – and a hero in his neighborhood, followed by …
Wed., March 14, 2018
Gangs have blocked roads with burning vehicles in the western Mexico state of Michoacan.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
Gang enmity was behind the bloodiest of three shootings on Mardi Gras, while arguments among acquaintances touched off two earlier shootings, New Orleans’ police chief said Wednesday.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
The Bloods gang member was sitting at a table inside the Prince George’s County, Maryland, jail last spring when two other inmates approached from behind. They belonged to MS-13. And …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
The janitor of the Stevens School made a shocking discovery when he went to open up the school on a Monday morning: Several sticks of dynamite had been planted on …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
A Chicago gang member is facing sentencing for helping steal about 100 new guns from a Spokane-bound freight train.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Idaho’s new U.S. Attorney Bart Davis says he believes a new offshoot of the street and prison gang Surenos is close to being eradicated after a series of indictments in …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Authorities in the U.S. and Central America say they have indicted thousands of violent street gang members since March, including a powerful MS-13 leader who allegedly ordered bloodshed on the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
Five defendants at a Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed three people and wounded four others, officials said Tuesday.
Mon., July 17, 2017
Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a …
Tue., June 13, 2017
Police say they arrested two teenagers in a gang shooting that critically injured a 17-year-old boy in outer southeast Portland.
Wed., June 7, 2017
Central California police say a suspected gang member was shot and killed after he fired a least 75 rounds at officers with a high-powered rifle.
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017
Colombia’s largest illegal organization, the Gulf Clan, has distributed leaflets that call for killing police, and police intelligence officials say the gang members are offering would-be assassins up to $600 …
Thu., May 25, 2017
Authorities say the reason Seattle has seen a recent uptick in shootings is because personal disputes between gang members have been triggering a cycle of violence.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017
Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street …
Wed., May 10, 2017
Mexico has surpassed Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world’s second-most deadly conflict zone after Syria, according to a study of wars around the globe.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017
The Trump administration vowed Tuesday to crack down on MS-13, a notoriously brutal Central American street gang blamed for a recent series of killings in suburban New York, and accused …
Sun., March 5, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Chinese community concerned after gang members reportedly flee from Portland
Police were on the lookout for three Chinese tong members — meaning, members of notorious Chinese gangs. They were believed to be hiding in Spokane after fleeing from Portland, “where …
Thu., March 2, 2017
Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone pills in New York City.
Thu., March 2, 2017
Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017
Lawyers for a Seattle-area man arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children are again asking a …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
A federal magistrate on Friday declined to release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
The Justice Department says a Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children has …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
An alleged regional leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and 11 accomplices have been killed in clashes with Mexican marines who poured gunfire into a house from a helicopter-mounted …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
The City of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools will receive more than $260,000 in Department of Justice grant money to “enhance gang prevention.”
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
The mourners had gathered near a street corner in Chatham on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday evening, around teddy bears, balloons, candles and a poster memorializing a woman killed near …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, leaving at least 56 dead, including …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
A Spokane gang member with a long history of violence is accused of brutally beating and strangling his girlfriend’s daughter, leaving the 2-year-old with multiple bruises and broken bones.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
November was another bloody month in Chicago, ending with more than twice as many homicides as during the same month last year.