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A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs

August 28, 2018
Gangs are a serious problem negatively impacting American culture. And the rise of gang activity as evidenced by the rash of shootings we've seen in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and elsewhere is increasingly threatening the very safety and security of both law enforcement officers and the communities we serve, nationwide.

MS-13 Directs Members to 'Take Out a Cop'

April 19, 2018
MS-13 has directed its members to "take out a cop" in a directive that has police on high alert across the New York area, according to a new memo.

Trump Threatens to Pull Federal Immigration Agents from California

February 22, 2018
President Trump on Thursday lambasted California officials for how they are dealing with gangs and threatened to pull immigration and border agents out of the state to show just how bad things would be without federal help.

Trump Praises Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families for Sacrifice and Dedication

December 15, 2017
"Every drop of blood spilled by the men and women in blue is a wound on our nation," Trump said and he drew cheers from the audience when he said anyone killing a law enforcement officer should get the death penalty.

ICE's 'Operation Raging Bull' Nets 267 MS-13 Arrests

November 16, 2017
"Operation Raging Bull" was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with support from multiple agencies to target and dismantle MS-13. It culminated in 267 arrests in the U.S. and overseas.

AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang

October 23, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.

Trump Speech Urging Police to Be Rough on Gang Suspects Triggers Response from Chiefs and Police Associations

July 31, 2017
Chuck Canterbury, the FOP’s president, said taken as a whole, Trump’s speech showed the president very strongly supports rank-and-file police officers.

ICE Director Warns MS-13 “My Gang is Bigger”

July 12, 2017
The Trump administration has focused on targeting the transnational street gang, and Trump said at a cabinet meeting on June 12 that MS-13 is being “depleted” and “will be gone pretty soon.”

ICE Arrests 1,378 Suspected Gang Members in Record Sweep

May 12, 2017
The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests — the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date.

New York State Police to Join Fight Against MS-13 on Long Island

April 28, 2017
Suffolk County (NY) Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Thursday state troopers will begin increased patrols of parks and other state-owned land in the Brentwood and Central Islip area to help the county combat the MS-13 gang.

Video: Sessions Says Justice Department will Target Gangs

April 19, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at gangs Tuesday, and said sanctuary cities failure to cooperate with federal immigration authorities "dangerously undermines'' gang enforcement efforts.

Sessions Says Justice Department will Target Gangs

April 19, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at gangs Tuesday, and said sanctuary cities failure to cooperate with federal immigration authorities "dangerously undermines'' gang enforcement efforts.

Video: Suspected MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Connection to NY Teens' Murders

March 3, 2017
Police have alleged gang members in custody in connection with a spree of teenage killings in Brentwood, NY.

Suspected MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Connection to NY Teens' Murders

March 3, 2017
Police have alleged gang members in custody in connection with a spree of teenage killings in Brentwood, NY.

Most Wanted FBI Fugitive Returns to U.S. for Prosecution

March 28, 2013
A known MS-13 gang member accused of brutally killing his girlfriend's stepfather returned to the United States to face charges after journalists in El Salvador tracked him down.

FBI Adds MS-13 Member to Top Fugitive List

March 14, 2013
Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, who is believed to have fled to El Salvador, allegedly beat and stabbed a 69-year-old man and dumped his body on the side of the road in August 2011.

A Financial Weapon To Fight Gangs

October 22, 2012
MS-13 will now be targeted for the seizure of its criminal assets just like infamous foreign-born criminal organizations such the Yakuza of Japan and Mexican drug trafficking organizations such as Los Zetas.

Experts: Fed Crackdown Will Disrupt MS-13

October 15, 2012
The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a "transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run.

Gang Truces Usually Turn Out Badly for Cops

April 17, 2012
Can you imagine what a gang formed from all aligned Crip and Blood gangs or between the Mexican Mafia and the Nuestra Familia might be capable of?

Field Report: Latino Gangs In Washington State

November 16, 2011
The Latino gangs in Washington, while still outnumbered by Black gangs, have steadily increased, and law enforcement must become more aware of their criminal activities.
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