Gangs

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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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo people seeking asylum in the United States wait at the border crossing bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the border from San Diego. The number of people arrested or stopped entering the U.S. along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans making up a larger than usual part of the mix, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
January 09, 2020 - 10:29 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States on the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees, authorities said Thursday. The tally helps explain why the U.S. has turned more...
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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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December 27, 2019 - 12:31 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top financial investigator on Friday reported on the webs of corruption and money laundering that thieves, traffickers and political figures have used to hide their wealth. Santiago Nieto, the head of Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit, said a federal judge took bribes...
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December 03, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York police detective who relentlessly investigated killings committed by MS-13 gang members before succumbing to cancer last year became the first law enforcement officer on Tuesday to posthumously receive a distinguished service award from the U.S. attorney general...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 27, 2014 file photo, a drug dealer poses with cannabis products as he waits for customers in downtown Lisbon. The European Union agency that monitors drug use says it has detected a trend of escalating violence between gangs operating on the continent. The agency says in its annual report on the drugs market that European consumers increasingly have access to "a wide variety of high-purity and high-potency products." (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
November 26, 2019 - 5:33 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union agency that monitors drug use says it has detected a trend of escalating violence between gangs operating on the continent. The development of new synthetic drugs and changes to traditional supply routes feeding drugs into Europe are bringing gangs into...
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In this booking photo provided by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office shows Frank Q. Jackson, a grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. Frank Q. Jackson has been taken into custody in an assault case after an Ohio mayor negotiated his surrender to the U.S. Marshal's Office. He was granted bond and was placed under house arrest with electronic GPS monitoring. A woman who says her son was killed by gang members connected to Frank Q. Jackson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit saying that the mayor and a police chief interfered in an investigation of the slaying. (Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 1:21 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman who says her son was killed by gang members connected to an Ohio mayor’s grandson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit saying the mayor and a police chief interfered in the slaying’s investigation. Andrea Parra’s 30-year-old son Antonio was fatally shot Aug. 28 in Cleveland...
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Emergency personnel walk near the scene of a fatal shooting of a New York City police officer in the Bronx borough of New York, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 30, 2019 - 2:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer grappling with an armed man died early Sunday in the Bronx after being shot three times, possibly with his own gun. The 27-year-old suspect also died after five officers fired at him, police officials said. He has not been publicly identified yet. The...
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan signs an agreement with El Salvador Foreign Affairs Minister Alexandra Hill during news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 20, 2019 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world's most violent countries, El Salvador. But both countries must first take necessary legal actions and implement major border security and asylum procedures...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:54 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a 15-year-old boy on charges he allegedly shot and killed a high school student outside an apartment complex in the city of Austell. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the teen was indicted in Cobb County on charges including...
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