Gangs

FILE- In this Monday, April 24, 2017 file photo, Evelyn Rodriguez, whose teen-aged daughter was brutally slain by MS-13 gang members in 2016, listens during a news conference by Suffolk County officials in Hauppauge, N.Y. Rodriguez recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union after MS-13 gang members allegedly killed her daughter was struck and killed Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 by a car at the girl's memorial. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
September 15, 2018 - 3:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A grieving New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against deadly MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain daughter's memorial site Friday after a heated confrontation with the driver. Evelyn Rodriguez...
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Authorities continue to investigate a shooting, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at an apartment complex in San Bernardino, Calif., that occurred during a dice game on Sunday night. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 8:17 pm
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Eight people were wounded, two critically, during a shooting at a California apartment complex during a dice game, police said Monday. Officers arrived at a chaotic scene on Sunday night and had to call for help after a hostile crowd emerged from the complex, San...
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen on the screen, delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. President-elect and longtime opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take over the reigns of power on December 1. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 03, 2018 - 4:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office...
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August 09, 2018 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned in court that the two plaintiffs in a...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 photo, two women cry outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago, after they were asked to leave due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to discuss the weekend violence during a Monday news conference. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 6:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday attributed...
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Maria Hidalgo, 26, talks to her co-worker while preparing in the kitchen at Homegirl Cafe Monday, July 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. The LA breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, offers a unique dining experience with food prepared by former gang members gaining new skills. The popular cafe in the city's Chinatown allows visitors to relish carefully crafted meals while getting inspired by former inmates who willingly tell stories on how they are seeking a better life. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 17, 2018 - 10:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, offers a unique dining experience prepared by former gang members. The popular cafe in the city's Chinatown allows visitors to relish carefully crafted meals while getting inspired by former inmates who...
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This undated photo shows the Totsoh Trading Post in Lukachukai, Ariz., near the state's border with New Mexico. Residents of Lukachukai, where authorities say they dismantled a violent gang that trafficked drugs, want law enforcement to remain vigilant about criminal activity and report any arrests and convictions to the community near the Arizona-New Mexico border. "They were the most organized, worst people that we've had around here forever," said Hank Blair, who has owned the Totsoh Trading Post for 34 years. "It was scary." (George Joe via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 2:33 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Down the road from Hank Blair's trading post in the tiny community of Lukachukai on the Navajo Nation, a sign occasionally would pop up in a corn field saying the crop was ready. But the announcement wasn't for corn. It was a sign that a local gang was dealing a fresh supply...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol truck enters the Port Isabel Detention Center, which holds detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Los Fresnos, Texas. Parents who have been separated from their children at the border are in fragile state of mind as they go into high-stakes initial screening interview for asylum. A network of volunteer lawyers has counseled about 210 separated parents at Port Isabel Detention Facility, including about 150 who have already done initial interviews. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Gabriel Canas, a bus driver from El Salvador who fled his homeland after members of MS-13 stormed his bus, did an initial screening interview for asylum under the worst circumstances. He hadn't spoken to his 9-year-old daughter since the Border Patrol separated them two...
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In this photo taken June 20, 2018, inmates pass a Correctional Officer as they leave an exercise yard at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. CMF is one of the California prisons where general population inmates are expected to peacefully co-exist alongside inmates formerly housed on so-called Sensitive Needs Yards. The protective yards were created to safeguard gang snitches, disgraced cops, child molesters and others in need of protective custody. But they have become so violent and crowded that officials are dismantling the program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 01, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what's become the United States' largest protective custody program. The inmates are gradually...
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June 29, 2018 - 4:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court has reversed the convictions of a man who pleaded guilty to a gang charge after he was accused of shooting into rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses on a Georgia highway. Jimmy Carlton Winfrey was sentenced in November 2015 to serve 10 years in prison after he...
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