Police Officer Shot During Bronx Street Fight Was Hit by Colleague

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By AL BAKERJAN | New York Times January 11, 2016 A New York City police officer shot in the leg while responding to a melee outside a party in the South Bronx over the weekend was wounded by a fellow officer, officials said on Monday. The determination that the injury suffered by the officer, Sherrod […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Gangs tied to 49 percent of shootings in New York City, mostly over petty disputes

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BY Thomas Tracy | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10:33 PM Along with the mass killers and rifle-toting terrorists who are driving the nation’s gun debate are New York’s own gangbangers, who are behind the triggers of nearly half the city’s shootings, officials said. And when gunplay across the five boroughs turns […]

Ex-gang member has murder rap tossed, released from jail

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By Lia Eustachewich | New York POst August 5, 2015 | 2:00am The murder conviction of a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who spent nearly eight years in prison was tossed out Tuesday because prosecutors under former DA Charles Hynes bungled parts of his case. Joel Fowler, a Crips gang member at the time, was found guilty […]

An Insider’s Look Before They Were Hip-Hop Stars


By Carolina Gonzalez / The New York Times November. 18, 2014 The sharp features and bedroom eyes are eminently familiar. But the sun-dappled portrait of Snoop Dogg Lisa Leone took in 1993 surprises. The rapper appears not just young — this was just before the release of his first solo album — but soft. “What […]

Remy Ma gives advice now that she is out of jail


By Stefani Camille WWW.Streetgangs.com October 20, 2014 Remy Ma, born Reminisce Smith 34, a female rapper who was part of the Terror Quad was released from prison on August 1, 2014 after serving six years. On July 13, 2007, She turned herself in to New York City police in relation to a shooting early that […]

Actor who played Omar from the Wire to play Freeway Rick Ross

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By Stefani Camille WWW.streetgangs.com October 10, 2014 Who doesn’t know Michael Kenneth Williams, the 47 year old actor and director from Flatbush, New York. His most known and admired role was Omar Little from HBO’s the Wire and who now plays Albert “Chalky” White in another HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire. Get ready to watch […]

Former Latin King lieutenant sentenced to 17 years in prison

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By Jason Meisner Tribune reporter 1:40 p.m. CDT, June 23, 2014 A former lieutenant in the Latin Kings street gang whose cooperation with authorities helped bring down numerous top leaders in the gang’s West Side hierarchy was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison today. The sentence was a significant break for Nedal Issa, a […]

Women discover they’re in love triangle after drug kingpin pinched

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By Dana Sauchelli | New York Post January 16, 2014 | 7:36pm Two women dating the same drug kingpin learned they were caught in a bizarre love triangle after cops tossed then in the same jail cell for their roles in  trafficking scheme that lead to a dope bust in the Bronx, police sources said. […]

Undercover NYPD detective may face additional charges in motorcycle mob attack

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By Shayna Jacobs AND Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 12:24 PM Prosecutors pondered an additional charge against the undercover NYPD detective arrested after lying to police brass about his part in a motorcycle mob attack, a source told the Daily News. The Manhattan district attorney’s office was reviewing video […]

SUV gang assault: NYC biker says he didn’t mean to make SUV stop

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KABC | October 07, 2013 NEW YORK — The motorcyclist accused of starting the violent New York attack by slowing down in front of the SUV says he didn’t mean to start a fight. Christopher Cruz spoke to ABC News reporter Dan Harris on Monday’s episode of “Good Morning America.” The 28-year-old said he does […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes accused of ignoring misconduct in case

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By John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS February 15, 2013, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes (left) faces an upcoming civic trial for being “deliberately indifferent” to misconduct by prosecutors in his office. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes accused of ignoring misconduct in case that wrongly jailed man; faces trial in April Hynes’ appearance on […]

NYPD plans to double size of gang unit


By TOM HAYS Associated Press / October 2, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media. Rather than target established street gangs involved in the drug trade, […]