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Four Teens Brutally Murdered, by MS 13 in Long Island ID, D

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. The four men who were found brutally murdered in a Long Island park Wednesday night have been identified, as their devastated families mourn the loss of their loved ones. Their mutilated bodies were found at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip, and authorities say one of them…

Attorney for Alleged Hobo Leader: Case was always a fraud

The notion that Gregory Bowlegs Chester once led the deadly Hobos super gang was manufactured from the very beginning because he wouldn’t go along with a police officer’s shake-down, his defense attorney told a jury Monday. Beau Brindley kicked off defense closing arguments in the gang’s months-long racketeering trial, starting with the story of an…

Chicago, 25 Million Dollar Settlement against city used to finance GANG ACTIVITY

Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez — who became a multimillionaire four years ago in a wrongful-conviction lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department — just lost about $6 million of that fortune for shooting a man. In 2012, a jury awarded Jimenez $25 million in the lawsuit he filed against the police. Since then, though, he has spent…

Chicago Police Target and Arrest 100, from 15 Gang Factions across the City

Chicago police arrested more than 100 people on mostly felony drug and weapons charges, the latest in a series of raids since May as the city continues to struggle with a surge in violence. The operation was about six weeks in the making, police said. Officers from the Police Department’s Bureau of Organized Crime made…

16 Latin Kings charged after 3-year undercover investigation in Aurora

After nearly three years of undercover investigation, a total of 96 felony charges have been filed against 16 gang members from west suburban Aurora, authorities announced Friday. FBI agents assisted Aurora police in “Operation Tri-Lambs,” involving confidential informants inside the Latin Kings street gang to set up controlled drug and weapons purchases, according to city…

Feds indict dozens of Latin Kings M-town Faction

Nearly three dozen members of the Latin Kings street gang have been charged in sweeping federal indictments alleging the gang employs violent means to protect its turf, including beatings, murder, arson and even the attempted murder of a suburban cop who was suspected of working for the FBI. The indictments unsealed Tuesday charged 34 members…

Chicago Police Arrest 88 Gang Members Ahead of Fourth of July Weekend

Raids targeting street gang members ahead of the Fourth of July weekend resulted in 88 arrests Friday, the Chicago Police Department announced. The raids targeted gang members in the 11th and 15th districts on the city’s West Side, police said. Of the 88 people arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges, 76 were on the department’s…

One of Chicago’s Most Feared Street Gangs, Hobos Linked to 9 Murders

The Hobos street gang earned a reputation for ruthlessness, killing rivals and snitches to spread fear and maintain control of their lucrative cocaine, crack and heroin operations, federal prosecutors allege. Look no further than Arnold Council, a reputed high-ranking member of the gang who was captured on an undercover recording defending the killing of informant…

CPD Conducts West Side Gang Raid 24 Arrested

Two dozen people were arrested in a series of Chicago Police raids Wednesday targeting organized crime on the West Side. The raids, dubbed “Operation Bee Sting,” netted seven illegal guns and more than 24 arrests that “may be linked to several murders and more than 30 shootings,” according to a statement from CPD spokesman Anthony…

Two FBI agents shot by Gang Member, convicted killer, found dead inside home

On Tuesday Morning May 24th Two FBI agents were shot trying to serve an arrest warrant on Rich Court in Park Forest. The suspect has been identified as Melvin Toran, a reputed high-ranking member of the Black P Stone Nation street gang, according to a federal law enforcement source. FBI agents had gone to the home in the south suburb of Chicago to arrest him on charges of narcotics trafficking; this was part of a gang sweep involving several other high ranking members of the gang. The charges alleged Toran had made a heroin sale to an FBI informant.

According to a FBI spokesman the two agents were treated at local hospitals and released. Court records show Toran was convicted of murder in 1984 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. His criminal background also includes convictions for illegal possession of firearms and drug trafficking.
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Chicago Gang Member Charged in Shooting of Police Officer

A Little Village man has been charged with shooting a Chicago police officer in the officer as he and two other suspects were being chased, authorities said. Rafael Martir-Ubiles, 25, is accused of shooting the Ogden District officer around 4:15 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of South Trumbull Avenue, about a block from where…

Mass Arrests in NY of 82 Violent Bronx Gang Members

A large bust of two warring street gangs nabbed 87 suspects charged Wednesday in a lethal nine-year reign of violence and drug-dealing in Bronx housing projects. A pair of federal indictments identified 120 violent hoodlums targeted in a series of predawn raids by the NYPD and federal agents at Eastchester Gardens and the nearby Edenwald…

CPD Crime Sting Nets 68 Offenders on South Side

Chicago Police officers arrested 68 people and found four guns during a recent South Side sting, officials announced Friday. Officers’ targeted people and businesses believed to support gang or drug activity in the Englewood, Deering and Chicago Lawn police districts, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement Friday. Each of those districts has seen…

BREAKING: Rapper ‘Donkey Cartel’ Gunned Down by Police Officer in N.C. Mall

At least three people have been injured after shots were fired inside a packed mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police have confirmed it was an officer-involved shooting, WSOC reported. The Instagram of the man who was shot dead in the mall was discovered which shows him flaunting his weapons. The incident began when two groups…

Chicago Gang War Imminent After Attempted Assassination of Rapper King Louie

Chicago Rapper King L or King Louie was shot at and grazed in the head Wednesday afternoon in Ashburn. King Louie’s real name is Louis Johnson. King Louie is the rapper that invented the term, “Chiraq.” The 28-year-old Louis Johnson Jr, AKA King Louie was sitting in a car in the intersection of 83rd and…

MS13 and MS18 Gangs Gain Terrorist Designation from Salvadoran Supreme Court

As violence continues to spiral out of control in El Salvador, that country’s Supreme Court has ruled that the fearsome Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) and Barrio 18 (MS18), along with other affiliated gangs, are to be now considered terrorist groups. The ruling came this week when the court handed down their opinion that “as a consequence,…