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One Suspect In The Murder Of Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz Pleads Guilty

One Suspect In The Murder Of Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz Pleads Guilty

Kevin Alvarez, one of the men involved in Junior Guzman-Feliz's murder. (JB Nicholas/Gothamist) In a closed courtroom yesterday, Kevin Alvarez—one of the first people linked to the brutal murder of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz last June...

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Photos: Rival Gang Members March For Peace In The Bronx

Inspired by the senseless murder of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, hundreds of current and former gang members joined anti-violence activists in the South Bronx on Sunday to march for peace. "This right here is a...

Proud Boy Who Allegedly Threw First Punch At Protesters Charged With Felony Gang Assault

Proud Boy Who Allegedly Threw First Punch At Protesters Charged With Felony Gang Assault

Maxwell Hare (William Miller / Pool) A Proud Boys member who prosecutors said helped start a street fight between the group and protesters has been arrested, along with two more alleged members of the group. Maxwell...

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Hit On Bonanno Family Associates

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Hit On Bonanno Family Associates

Bushawn Shelton was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm with intent to commit violence (via LinkedIn) A Brooklyn man believed to be a high-ranking member of the Bloods has been arrested...

Did A Sweeping Gang Takedown Actually Make The Bronx Any Safer?

Did A Sweeping Gang Takedown Actually Make The Bronx Any Safer?

Rasheid Butler, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence as part of the 2016 gang takedown (Richard Yeh/ WNYC) Last month, the NYPD reported that while crime in the city overall has been declining, the Bronx...

Advocates Fear Anti-Gang Bill Uses MS-13 'Boogeyman' To Criminalize Minority Youth

Advocates Fear Anti-Gang Bill Uses MS-13 'Boogeyman' To Criminalize Minority Youth

The Grant Houses in Harlem, where the NYPD conducted a gang sweep in 2014 (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Advocates fear that new state legislation intended to "fight the deadly criminal behavior of gangs throughout New York"...

Cops Fatally Shoot Man Who Allegedly Fired At Them In East New York

Cops Fatally Shoot Man Who Allegedly Fired At Them In East New York

(Google Maps) Anti-crime officers responding to a tip about a possible "retaliatory gang shooting" ended up killing a man who allegedly fired at them yesterday afternoon in East New York. One local resident estimated that "it...

[UPDATE] 120 Indicted In

[UPDATE] 120 Indicted In "Largest" Gang Bust In NYC History

(NYPD/Twitter) Update below Federal prosecutors are charging 120 alleged Bronx gang members in a sweeping indictment alleging 9 years of murderous feuding and drug sales in northeastern parts of the Bronx. Police and federal agents arrested...

Gang-Related Stabbings Leave Man, Teen, And Dog Hospitalized In Queens

Gang-Related Stabbings Leave Man, Teen, And Dog Hospitalized In Queens

Two men and a dog are recovering from their wounds after gang-related stabbings in Queens. According to police, a 16-year-old boy was walking his dog near the intersection of 80th Street and 32nd Avenue in Queens...

84 Alleged Gang Members Indicted In Massive Bronx Drug-Trafficking Bust

84 Alleged Gang Members Indicted In Massive Bronx Drug-Trafficking Bust

Drugs and guns on the table (NYPD) Bronx prosecutors indicted 84 people yesterday on narcotics trafficking, murder, attempted murder, and weapons possession charges, saying that they were part of four gangs that distributed crack, heroin, and...

Meet The 1970s NYC Street Gangs Featured In New Doc <em>Rubble Kings</em>video

Meet The 1970s NYC Street Gangs Featured In New Doc Rubble Kings

(via Rubble Kings) In the early 1970s, a South Bronx gang that went by the name the Reapers made the pages of LIFE magazine. At the time, they—along with other gangs—were said to be "larger and...

14 Members Of Latin Kings Arrested For Maiming Rivals

14 Members Of Latin Kings Arrested For Maiming Rivals

(Triggerhappy901/Shutterstock) A group of alleged Latin Kings have been arrested for maiming rival gang members, reportedly shooting, stabbing and very nearly scalping foes thought to have shown "disrespect." The charges feature a fairly standard rundown of...

Largest Gang Bust In NYC History Result Of

Largest Gang Bust In NYC History Result Of "Extreme Collaboration" Between NYPD & DA

Early yesterday morning, the NYPD executed the largest gang roundup in the city's history, arresting 103 members of the Make it Happen Boys, Money Avenue, and 3 Staccs gangs in Harlem. The majority of the arrests...

Teen Gangs Responsible For 40% Of NYC Shootings: "It's Like Belonging To An Evil Fraternity"

Teen Gangs Responsible For 40% Of NYC Shootings:

A still from a Dub Gang Money music video that the NYPD said was helpful in bringing gang indictments against 11 members Teenagers: when they're not scamming surgeons out of free boob jobs or proposing with...

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Photos: Alleged Gang Members Busted Through Social Media Bragging

The NYPD has capped off a three-year crackdown on gangs in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, charging 10 alleged members of the "280" gang on conspiracy murder charges. According to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office, the...

The NYPD Is Listening Closely To The Rap Musicvideo

The NYPD Is Listening Closely To The Rap Music

A still from a Dub Gang Money music video that the NYPD said was helpful in bringing indictments against eleven alleged gang members. The NYPD loves rap music! They're listening to it all the time these...

6 Teens Arrested, Charged With Gang Assault In Violent PATH Train Rampage

6 Teens Arrested, Charged With Gang Assault In Violent PATH Train Rampage

(plemeljr on Flickr) Six teenagers were arrested early Sunday morning in connection to a violent mugging spree that left multiple PATH train riders bloody and bruised. Police say the teens rampaged through a PATH train bound...

Photos: Mountains Of Cash Allegedly Stolen By Bronx Gang 6 Wildgallery

Photos: Mountains Of Cash Allegedly Stolen By Bronx Gang 6 Wild

Authorities have arrested eleven men who were allegedly part of a Bronx gang that committed violent robberies of drug dealers then posted photos of their spoils on Facebook. According to the city's Special Narcotics Prosecutor, the men,...

Gang Members Mug For The Camera At Times Square TKTS Booth

Gang Members Mug For The Camera At Times Square TKTS Booth

Not a gang. (Via NYC♥NYC's flickr) Gang members—they're just like us! Along with newlyweds and college grads, members of some of the city's most violent street gangs apparently flock to the TKTS staircase in Times Square...

63 Busted In Social Media Gang Bust—Also, A Gun Can Be Called A 'Sandwich

63 Busted In Social Media Gang Bust—Also, A Gun Can Be Called A 'Sandwich"

Fabio Berti/Shutterstock Cops may not be able to indulge in social media themselves, but it's certainly been handy when it comes to catching criminals. More than 60 alleged gang members were charged this morning after discussing...

Could You Fit 100 Bags Of Heroin In Your Rear?

Could You Fit 100 Bags Of Heroin In Your Rear?

Rasoul Speight as Mark Renton from Trainspotting Forget shoes, bras and cats—if you're truly serious about smuggling drugs, real criminals know there's only one way to do it. In and of itself, smuggling drugs in your...

NYPD Deputy Inspector Threatened With Violence On Facebook

NYPD Deputy Inspector Threatened With Violence On Facebook

A visual of alleged gang members on Facebook arrested by the NYPD (WPIX) The NYPD is looking for a man who solicited people to kill a Deputy Inspector in a message on his precinct's Facebook page....

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All-Ladies "Bad Barbies" Gang Busted For Murder, Robbery

Via Fashion Doll Guide Yesterday, federal and local law enforcement authorities announced that 40 alleged members of the Trinitarios gang in the Bronx were charged with murder and attempted murder. And one of the subgroups of...

"Viral Violence": Police Arrest 10 Alleged Leaders Of Facebook-Loving Bronx Gang

Alleged gang leaders Jarrell Daniels (left) and Ronald Davis flash gang signs in an Instagram photo. Ten leaders of a violent Bronx gang used Facebook to recruit new members, while simultaneously helping investigators build a case...

[UPDATE] Columbia's Sociologist Gang Guru Made $240K In Questionable Expenditures

[UPDATE] Columbia's Sociologist Gang Guru Made $240K In Questionable Expenditures

[UPDATE BELOW] Today the Times has a lengthy profile of Sudhir Venkatesh, the Columbia sociology professor featured in Freakonomics and on the Colbert Report who spent years researching gang activity and prostitution in part by getting...

Police Seize Cannon, Assault Rifles, IEDs And More From Hipster-Friendly Biker Gang

Police Seize Cannon, Assault Rifles, IEDs And More From Hipster-Friendly Biker Gang

(DOJ) A functional cannon capable of firing .50 caliber ammunition was aimed at the door to the Bushwick headquarters of The Forbidden Ones, one of three motorcycle gangs busted by the feds and the NYPD in...

"Operation Crew Cut" Has NYPD Trolling Facebook For Gangs

NYPD Deputy Commissioner, Public Information Paul Browne watches the screens of the Domain Awareness System in Lower Manhattan At a press conference in August, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told us that the department "only monitors social...

Almost Fifty Facebook-Loving Brooklyn Gangbangers Busted

Almost Fifty Facebook-Loving Brooklyn Gangbangers Busted

(WPIX) Yesterday the NYPD and the Brooklyn DA announced the indictments of 49 people believed to be involved in two feuding East New York gangs who used Facebook to taunt and torment each other. (Murderous thugs—they're...

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17 "Dub City" Gang Members Arrested, Antique Guns Seized

The Dub City gang in the Bronx (you may also know them as DC4L or Dub or Die) has been the target of an NYPD investigation since the fatal shooting of beloved gangmember Dontae Murray, aka “Tay,”...

Photos Show Life With The Reapers, A 1970s South Bronx Street Gang

Photos Show Life With The Reapers, A 1970s South Bronx Street Gang

On the cover of the August 25th, 1972 issue of LIFE magazine sat Pat Nixon in a private sitting room inside of the White House. The only other person mentioned on the cover was "the young...

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