Latest Gangs News

Man convicted of killing 2 at Boston housing complex

Jul. 01, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say killed two men and injured a child when he opened fire on a group of people at a Boston public housing development four years ago has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. Wilvin Guity-Beckels was convicted Thursday and...

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Jun. 30, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Thursday. “This man was different,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney...

MS-13 member pleads guilty to luring 15-year-old to killers

Jun. 30, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A teenage member of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty Thursday to charges she lured a 15-year-old boy to his death in 2019 on Long Island. Lidia DelCarmen-Rodriguez, 19, pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of aiding and abetting the murder of...

3 people involved in Providence gang shootout sent to prison

Jun. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three people involved in a gang-related shootout in a residential neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, last year that left nine people injured have been sent to prison, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Thursday. George Rios, 19, Jordanny...

Gang enforcer involved in violent attacks pleads guilty

Jun. 29, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former enforcer for the Latin Kings street gang who according to prosecutors was involved in several violent attacks and shootings targeting rivals has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges. Orlando Santiago-Torres, 27, who was an enforcer for the...

El Salvador extends special powers to combat gangs

Jun. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress voted Tuesday to extend for a third time the state of exception that has suspended some fundamental rights and led to the arrests of more than 41,000 people during the past three months. The government says the extraordinary...

Costa Rica chaos a warning that ransomware threat remains

Jun. 17, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teachers unable to get paychecks. Tax and customs systems paralyzed. Health officials unable to access medical records or track the spread of COVID-19. A country’s president declaring war against foreign hackers saying they want to overthrow the government. For...

UN: Haiti police need immediate help amid surge in violence

Jun. 16, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. special envoy warned Thursday that Haiti’s police force needs immediate help to fight crime and violence, noting that gangs have grown so powerful they recently seized control of a local courthouse. Helen La Lime, the top U.N. official in...

Nipsey Hussle's last moments detailed as murder trial opens

Jun. 16, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing shop in a calculated, premeditated fashion by a man upset over a discussion about snitching, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the outset of a long-delayed murder trial. Deputy District Attorney John...

Britain vows more Rwanda deportation flights after setback

Jun. 15, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Wednesday to organize more flights to deport asylum-seekers from around the world to Rwanda, after a last-minute court judgment grounded the first plane due to take off under the contentious policy. Home Secretary Priti Patel said...