Gangs

This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo courtesy of Antonia Juhasz shows San Francisco Police officers and paramedics at Dolores Park in San Francisco. Police say three people were shot at a popular San Francisco park. The San Francisco Police Department says people should stay away from Dolores Park, where the shooting happened Thursday afternoon. (Antonia Juhasz via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 6:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco park where three people were shot underwent a $20 million renovation last year and immediately became one of the city's most popular destinations — and a magnet for drug use, gang activity and violence. The new playground, additional bathrooms and improved...
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stops to look at cell conditions during a tour of local police station and detention center in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 31, 2017 - 2:47 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — America's top law enforcement officer wandered through a Salvadoran jail, sizing up the tattooed gang members who sat with their backs to him on the concrete floors of their cells. His soft voice was barely audible over the downpour pelting the tin roof as he spoke...
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during his interview with The Associated Press, Friday, July 28, 2017, at the National Police Headquarters in San Salvador, El Salvador. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 28, 2017 - 2:31 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' trip to El Salvador (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he hopes his efforts to fight gang violence will help mend fences with President Donald Trump after a series of public rebukes by Trump...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, the casket of Justin Llivicura, 16, is carried from St. Joseph the Worker Church after Llivicura's funeral in East Patchogue, N.Y. Llivicura was one of four young men found slain in a suspected MS-13 gang killing in a park in Central Islip, N.Y., on April 12. President Donald Trump is scheduled travel to New York on Friday, July 28, to meet with law enforcement on Long Island and discuss the MS-13 street gang. His administration has made MS-13 a symbol of the need for stricter immigration laws. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
July 28, 2017 - 12:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of gang killings in New York's Long Island suburbs, many involving teenage victims, has caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to travel Friday to one of the towns hit hardest by the violence. Trump is expected to meet with law enforcement officers...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of gang killings in New York's Long Island suburbs has caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to travel Friday to one of the communities hit hardest by the violence. Trump is expected to meet with law enforcement officers and discuss the MS-13 street...
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FILE - In this early Thursday, June 29, 2017 file photo, investigators mark the spot where spent bullet casings fell next to a body lying on a road in the town of Navolato, Sinaloa state, Mexico. Fifty-nine AK type and AR-15 casings were found in the area. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)
July 22, 2017 - 12:01 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose in states ranging from the tourist haven of Baja California Sur to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and even...
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July 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer who had skipped out on his trial on charges he helped gang members in investigations has returned to court to hear from a woman who says he harassed her after turning down his advances. Dorothy Howard Brown and her sister testified against 49-year-...
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July 18, 2017 - 10:56 am
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In stories July 17 about arrests connected to four killings on Long Island, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled one suspect's last name. He is Omar Antonio Villalta, not Villata. A corrected version of the story is below: 3 men indicted in New York massacre by violent...
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July 18, 2017 - 10:27 am
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In stories July 18 about arrests connected to four killings on Long Island, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled one suspect's last name. He is Omar Antonio Villalta, not Villata. A corrected version of the story is below: 3 men indicted in New York massacre by violent...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, emergency personnel walk near the crime scene where four bodies were found in Central Islip, N.Y. Federal prosecutors have quietly unsealed an indictment saying three members of the MS-13 street gang were among those responsible for the April massacre of four young men found hacked to death in the park, near a soccer field. The victims were identified as a 16-year-old, a 20-year-old and two 18-year-olds, including one visiting from Florida. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 17, 2017 - 6:42 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Three alleged members of the MS-13 street gang have been charged in the murders of four young men found hacked to death in a New York park in April, according to an indictment that was quietly unsealed Monday. The three suspects were arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court on...
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