Gang-related crime

A police vehicle arrives to the place where an abandoned vehicle that is believed to have been used by gunmen in an attack against the chief of police was found, in Mexico City, Friday, June 26, 2020. Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Omar Garcia Harfuch in a brazen operation that left an unspecified number of dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
June 27, 2020 - 6:14 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The dramatic assassination attempt on Mexico City’s police chief was just the latest and clearest sign that Mexico’s powerful criminal element is bringing the violence it has unleashed on the general population directly to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s door. More than...
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June 12, 2020 - 9:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several episodes of gunfire overnight in Philadelphia left a total of 11 people wounded and at least one person dead, police said Friday, calling the spate of violence a major concern. At least one of the instances of violence may be gang-related, police said. A group of men...
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In this Feb. 12, 2020 photo, transgender woman Leticia shows a photograph of Camila Díaz, another transgender woman she met while migrating to the U.S. where they both turned themselves in to U.S. immigration authorities and were eventually deported, during an interview at the office of rights group "Arcoiris Trans," or Rainbow Trans, in San Salvador. Camila Díaz disappeared the night of Jan. 30, 2019 as she worked the streets of San Salvador and was found the next day, badly beaten but still alive. Emergency personnel took her to the hospital, where she died on Feb. 3. According to investigations, police had stopped Díaz in the street, and later threw her from a moving police vehicle on a highway. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
March 06, 2020 - 12:11 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Several years ago, Camila Díaz left her native El Salvador and went to the United States, looking for a place where she would be safer as a transgender woman. But she failed to find a sympathetic ear. Deported back to San Salvador, the nation's capital, she was...
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February 19, 2020 - 3:56 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has found the U.S. government in contempt after authorities deported five young immigrants who were seeking to remain in the country under a program for abused and neglected immigrant children. U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins issued the civil order...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, second from right, announces an independent review of the Los Angeles Police Department's use of a gang member database after allegations of misuse on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 in Los Angeles. The California Department of Justice will review the Los Angeles Police Department's records and policies regarding use of the state's gang member database after allegations emerged that officers in an elite crime suppression team falsified records and listed innocent people as gang members, Becerra said Monday. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
February 10, 2020 - 4:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Department of Justice is reviewing the Los Angeles Police Department's records and policies regarding use of the state's gang member database after allegations emerged that officers in an elite crime suppression team falsified records and listed innocent people as...
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Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)
January 23, 2020 - 6:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest. Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in...
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A bus driver peers from his window, which he said was shot a few weeks ago, as he drives slowly through a security checkpoint in the El Milagro area of the Mixco municipality on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military troops. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
January 17, 2020 - 2:26 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military troops. Alejandro Giammattei said it will remain in place for seven days in Mixco and San Juan...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019 file photo, mourners gather at a funeral service for Chuen Kok at the Ng Fook Funeral Home in New York. Kok, an 83-year-old homeless man whom Chinatown residents warmly greeted as "uncle," was one of four men bludgeoned to death in the community last week. New York City's annual homicide total has eclipsed 300 for the first time since 2016, and other crime categories are also trending higher. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
December 28, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s annual homicide total has surpassed 300 for the first time since 2016, fueled by pockets of gang violence, a pair of quadruple killings and an unusual number of bookkeeping adjustments. Through Dec. 22, the city has tallied 311 homicides, compared with 290 at the...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith looks into a solitary confinement cell designed for a disabled inmate at the Main Jail in San Jose, Calif. Several California counties are drastically restricting their use of solitary confinement with policies that experts say could be national models. While some jurisdictions elsewhere are banning isolation for youthful offenders, pregnant women or those with pre-existing mental health diagnoses, the California counties' broader approach of generally limiting its use to inmates who engage in continued violent behavior has brought dramatic reductions in both the number of inmates in isolation and the length of time they stay there. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 26, 2019 - 3:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate in solitary confinement at a California jail was refusing to leave his cell. The jailers' usual response: Send an “extraction team” of corrections officers to burst into the cell and drag him out. But not in Contra Costa County, one of three in the state using a...
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Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini holds a machete while announcing an indictment of nearly 100 MS-13 gang members and associates during a news conference at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, N.Y., Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The two-year investigation by state and federal authorities thwarted more than a half-dozen murder plots, Sini said, and also provided authorities insights into the gang's structure and recruiting patterns. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
December 20, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said Friday they have dealt an unprecedented blow to the violent MS-13 street gang, announcing charges against nearly 100 of the group's members and associates on Long Island. Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini revealed a sweeping indictment that he said “...
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