The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jenny Hou’s mother at the press conference describing her daughter’s life in prison. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou’s Parents Hope Letter Can Avert Her Deportation

Crime, East Asian, New York February 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

The parents of Jenny Hou, the convicted former treasurer for John Liu’s mayoral campaign, asked supporters to sign a plea letter in hopes that a judge will let their daughter stay in the U.S. with her family, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Sujeet Rajan (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: Exhorting Indians to Fight Racist Attacks

Crime, New York, Opinion, South Asian February 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Sujeet Rajan, executive editor of Parikh Worldwide Media, warns of a risky time for non-whites and urges action against racism in News India Times.

(Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Crackdown on Roosevelt Avenue Bars Questioned

Crime, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Police, Queens, Voices' Picks December 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

A plan to clean up Roosevelt Avenue has some Jackson Heights residents worried over the problems it could cause for some immigrants.

(Photo via News India Times)

Weprin on Hate Crimes

Crime, Queens, South Asian December 14, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Assemblyman David I. Weprin, who represents the multiethnic neighborhoods of Queens, held a meeting of his South Asian Advisory Panel to discuss hate crimes, News India Times reports.

(Photo by Theresa, Creative Commons license)

Experts Warn Immigrants Against ‘Marriage Of Convenience’

Crime, Immigration December 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm

With the arrival of a Trump presidency, some immigrants are considering resorting to marriage fraud to protect themselves. However, experts warn that the risk is too high, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Dan Nguyen, Creative Commons license)

Kim on Attacks Against Asian Food Delivery Workers

Asian, Crime, Food, Labor December 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Assemblymember Ron Kim of Flushing is asking in an online survey whether attacks on Asian food delivery workers merit stiffer punishment, QNS reports.

Efraín Antonio Campo Flores (second from left) and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (third from right) on Nov. 12, 2015, in Haiti.

Venezuelans Watch As President’s Nephews’ NY Trial Begins

Crime, Manhattan, South American November 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm

The Venezuelan community in the U. S. is anxiously watching as the trial against President Nicolás Maduro’s relatives for alleged drug trafficking began in a New York court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Oct. 4, Carmencita N. Gutierrez, second from left, director of the Immigrant Affairs unit at the Queens District Attorney’s office, Myongjae Matthew Yi, left, assistant DA, and other panels speak at a workshop in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In Queens, Warning Koreans Against Scams

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Queens, Seniors October 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Lawyers from the Queens District Attorney’s Office and others warned of housing, investment and immigration scams being perpetrated in the Korean community, especially against seniors, reports Korea Daily.

Roosevelt Avenue Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Roosevelt Avenue Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Crime, Latino, Queens August 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Tired of crime and noisy nightclubs on Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights officials are calling for a moratorium on new alcohol licenses and a full clean-up “Times Sq. style,” Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sex Trafficking ‘In Our Backyard’

Sex Trafficking ‘In Our Backyard’

Brooklyn, Crime, Video, Women July 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at “In Our Backyard,” a documentary on the underground sex trafficking trade in Brooklyn, with director Danielle Rose and survivor Iryna.

Victims have the lending contracts but no way of getting the money back from the con artist. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese in Brooklyn Lost $2M in a Loan Scam

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian June 24, 2016 at 8:51 am

Participants of a biao hui, a type of lending circle popular among Fujianese immigrants, say the organizer has stolen close to $2 million of their money and disappeared after behaving strangely, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Linda Solís and Jorge López were ripped off by immigration lawyers when they attempted to legalize their status. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Swindlers Take Advantage of Their Culture

Crime, Immigration, Latino, New York June 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Hispanics are ripped off by scammers who target victims by knowing their culture, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Enrique Ríos traveled to Orlando to join a friend celebrating his birthday. (Photo from Facebook via El Diario)

Orlando Tragedy Hits Home in New York

Brooklyn, Crime, Puerto Rican June 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

One of the Hispanic victims of the Orlando massacre lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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NY Hispanics Mourn the Victims of the Orlando Massacre

Crime, Mexican, New York June 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Mexicans and other Hispanics in New York reacted to the Orlando massacre with sadness and calls for more gun control and safety against terrorism, Diario de México reports.