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Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

Sep. 26, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unable to reach his family, he left the airport alone, on foot. Charles...

Haitian deportees start over in country they don’t recognize

Sep. 20, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Claile Bazile doesn’t know where she and her 2-year-old son will stay once they leave the hotel where officials temporarily set aside rooms for some of the hundreds of people streaming into Haiti after being expelled from the U.S. in the past couple of days. ...

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...

Officials: Gang members killed 3, caught with drugs and guns

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Members and associates of a Waterbury gang are accused of committing three murders, eight attempted murders, assaults, and drug and gun crimes over the past four years, according to federal grant jury indictments announced Friday. Federal and...

Chicago may start suing gang members for damages

Sep. 11, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is poised to embark on a new strategy to attack the gangs that are responsible for much of the gun violence in the city: Sue them to take their belongings. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she'll introduce on Monday an ordinance that would allow the...

WA state prison guard is suspected violent biker gang leader

Sep. 10, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A corrections officer at a Washington state prison accused of having a leadership role in a violent motorcycle gang has been arrested on various charges. Corrections officer Dustin Wendelin was arrested at the prison at 6 a.m. Thursday by the...

Haiti pledges to crack down on gangs, fight rise in crime

Sep. 06, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government warned Monday about a spike in kidnappings and other crimes as it pledged to fight gangs, drawing retorts from two crime bosses that any crackdown will bring greater violence aimed at police in the already unstable country. ...

Leaders offer compassion, few answers after school shooting

Sep. 02, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — State and local leaders offered encouragement and compassion Thursday to students and the mother of a high school boy fatally shot on campus the day before, but released no new details about the suspect, including whether he knew the victim or attended the school....

Haiti police commit more units to protecting earthquake aid

Aug. 23, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police announced Monday that it had deployed additional units south of the capital to protect aid shipments being taken to the country's earthquake-damaged southwestern peninsula. The announcement came one day after a powerful...

Ex-gang leader's group helping his Indianapolis neighborhood

Aug. 22, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derris Ross witnessed his first murder at five years old. Ross, who goes by Dee, was atop his tricycle on the sidewalk outside his family’s apartment. They lived at a complex just east of the intersection of 42nd Street and Post Road on the far...