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Off-Duty NYPD Officer Shot at Home Allegedly by MS-13
An off-duty NYPD officer was grazed in the head by a bullet Monday when her Long Island home was sprayed with more than 30 rounds — apparently intended for her sister’s alleged gang member boyfriend, police and sources said.
June 2, 2021
International Organized Crime and COVID-19 Response
“Violent groups often take actions to gain legitimacy in order to gain support from civilians living under their rule as well as potential supporters abroad,” University of Maryland political scientist Jori Breslawski wrote.
May 7, 2020
Federal Prosecutors Allege CA MS-13 Members Committed Gruesome Murders
Four people were killed in the Angeles National Forest by members of the Fulton clique wielding machetes, baseball bats and knives, the indictment alleges. Along with a slaying in the Malibu hills and another in Whitsett Fields Park in North Hollywood — the clique’s “stronghold,” prosecutors said — the six killings were committed by gang members hoping to gain entry into or advance within the clique’s ranks, according to the indictment.
July 16, 2019
MS-13 Lures El Salvador Police into Bomb Ambush with Fake Body in Vehicle
The attack came after suspected gang members killed two police officers and three soldiers over the weekend. All were off-duty when they were attacked. Some were playing sports.
April 30, 2019
MS-13 Members Reportedly Plan to Attack Off-Duty NYPD Officers
Officers with the New York Police Department—by far the nation's largest metropolitan police agency—have been told that they may be targets of one of the nation's most notorious gangs, particularly while off duty.
February 28, 2019
A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs
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.
August 28, 2018
MS-13 Directs Members to 'Take Out a Cop'
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.
April 19, 2018
Trump Threatens to Pull Federal Immigration Agents from California
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.
February 22, 2018
Trump Praises Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families for Sacrifice and Dedication
"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.
December 15, 2017
ICE's 'Operation Raging Bull' Nets 267 MS-13 Arrests
"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.
November 16, 2017
AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang
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.
October 23, 2017
Trump Speech Urging Police to Be Rough on Gang Suspects Triggers Response from Chiefs and Police Associations
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.
July 31, 2017
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