Gang-related crime

Mourners gather outside Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Church following the funeral for Evelyn Rodriguez, in Brentwood, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Rodriguez, 50, is a mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13. She was struck and killed by an SUV on Sept. 14 after a heated confrontation with the driver over the placement of a memorial to her slain daughter, Kayla Cuevas. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 21, 2018 - 5:58 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A mother hailed by President Donald Trump for channeling grief over her slain daughter into an anti-gang crusade was memorialized at her funeral Friday as a "warrior," a week after her passion boiled into a fatal clash yards from where her child died. "She was my warrior, my...
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Authorities continue to investigate a shooting, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at an apartment complex in San Bernardino, Calif., that occurred during a dice game on Sunday night. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Eight people were wounded, two critically, during a shooting at a California apartment complex during a dice game, police said Monday. Officers arrived at a chaotic scene on Sunday night and had to call for help after a hostile crowd emerged from the complex, San...
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Defendant Micheail Ward listens to the guilty verdict with defense attorney Julie Koehler during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The jury found Ward guilty of first-degree murder in the death of the 15-year-old high school honor student who had just returned to Chicago from performing at President Barack Obama's second inauguration in 2013. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 23, 2018 - 9:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A jury on Thursday found a second suspect guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a 15-year-old high school honor student whose death in 2013 became a symbol of Chicago's random gun violence. The jury concluded Micheail Ward, who was 18 at the time, was guilty of firing the...
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In this May 4, 2018 photo, Vanna In, center, poses for photos with two of his three children, Thanny, left, and Jeevin in Fresno, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including Vanna In, who became a youth pastor after serving six years in the 1990s for murdering a rival gang member. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 7:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including one who became a youth pastor after serving six years in the 1990s for murdering a rival gang member. The three were among 36 pardons...
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This combination of photos provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Kenneth Williams, left, and Micheail Ward. On Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, jury selection began in Chicago for the trial of the two men charged in the January 2013 fatal shooting of 15-year-old student Hadiya Pendleton just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 3:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 photo, two women cry outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago, after they were asked to leave due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to discuss the weekend violence during a Monday news conference. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 5:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday attributed...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. he separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)
July 14, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration's immigration policy. In reality, the government is working to harden the system on...
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July 11, 2018 - 8:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police detained a controversial Islamic televangelist on Wednesday and were seeking hundreds of people linked to him for alleged crimes including forming a criminal gang, fraud, blackmail and sexual abuse. Istanbul police said warrants were issued against Adnan Oktar...
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This undated photo shows the Totsoh Trading Post in Lukachukai, Ariz., near the state's border with New Mexico. Residents of Lukachukai, where authorities say they dismantled a violent gang that trafficked drugs, want law enforcement to remain vigilant about criminal activity and report any arrests and convictions to the community near the Arizona-New Mexico border. "They were the most organized, worst people that we've had around here forever," said Hank Blair, who has owned the Totsoh Trading Post for 34 years. "It was scary." (George Joe via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 1:33 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Down the road from Hank Blair's trading post in the tiny community of Lukachukai on the Navajo Nation, a sign occasionally would pop up in a corn field saying the crop was ready. But the announcement wasn't for corn. It was a sign that a local gang was dealing a fresh supply...
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