Post Tagged with: "gangs"

Strong police presence after the murder. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Corona Residents Concerned about Police Anti-Gang Actions

Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:50 pm

After a daytime shooting at a train station prompted a crackdown on gangs, Hispanic youths in Corona feel more police harassment and activists warn of discrimination, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Flower bouquets at the 90 St/Elmhurst Ave station. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Shocked By Gang Killing, Fearful Elmhurst Residents Lay Low

Crime, Latino, Queens February 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Hispanic Elmhurst residents, shocked at Sunday’s brazen daylight murder at a subway station, say they “stay neutral” for fear of gang retaliation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Alex Sánchez, director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, California, is a former gang member who participated in the first  conference Building a Strong Long Island: Gang Interventions at Work. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Gang Conference Addresses Harsh Reality of Family Reunification

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A panel on gang violence on Long Island brought testimonies of former gang members who explained how family reunification policies have been a factor in creating disaffected immigrant youths who become prey to gangs, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

FOILing ICE for Info on Gang Membership Criteria

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition is seeking information that will answer questions about the “Operation Matador” program, Long Island Wins reports.

Activists denounce illegal NYPD surveillance. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Alert that NYPD and ‘La Migra’ Share Data on Alleged Gang Members

Immigration, New York, Police October 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Pro-immigrant advocates warn that the police and immigration authorities are exchanging a database that “criminalizes” communities of color and undocumented immigrants, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Julia Burgos, member of the Brentwood School District Board of Education (Photo via La Tribune Hispana)

New Latino Majority on LI Board of Ed. Tackles Challenges

Education, Latino, Long Island June 1, 2017 at 7:26 am

As the recent Brentwood school board elections resulted in an unprecedented Hispanic majority, trustee Julia Burgos reflects on the challenges ahead, including the presence of MS-13 gang members on Long Island, La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the short documentary “Excuse My Gangsta Ways,” Davina Wan recalls her life in a Lower East Side gang from what led her to join it, to the event that pushed her to leave it behind.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini announced a $25,000 reward for information related to the death of four youths in Central Islip. (Photo via Twitter video)

On LI, Asking for Measures to Stop Gang Violence

Crime, Latino, Long Island April 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The Latino community on Long Island, horrified at the death of four youths allegedly because of gang violence, is asking the authorities for help, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

A Bushwick Native Talks about ‘Colliding Worlds’

A Bushwick Native Talks about ‘Colliding Worlds’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican November 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Local theater artist Modesto “Flako” Jimenez talks at length with Bushwick Daily about his art, his life and the “colliding worlds” he sees in Bushwick.

Photo from Nicolas Enriquez's "Bloodline" series.

Capturing Intimate Moments of the Latin Kings

Brooklyn, Latino November 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

During his studies at the International Center of Photography, Nicolas Enriquez took on the ambitious project of photographing the private lives of members of the Latin Kings, reports Bushwick Daily.

!Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario)

Innocent Hand Symbols Could be Gang Signs

Crime, In the News, Latino, New York, Voices' Picks August 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Parents should keep an eye for hand signals their children use which might indicate belonging to a gang or imitating other kids without knowing what the signs mean, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Members of the Caribbean community worry about the increasing susceptibility of young people in East Flatbush to gangs. (Photo by Tom Giebel, Flickr Creative Commons License)

West Indian Youth Join Gangs to Fill Void at Home

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Crime, Social Services April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

Carib News finds community members worried that Caribbean youth have started turning to gangs as a result of a lack of attention and comfort at home, where working parents do not always have the time or resources to provide the care their kids need.

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New Mexican Gangs Crop Up in Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Crime, Latino, Mexican August 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

In parts of Sunset Park and Brighton Beach, young Mexican-American gangs are taking over the area as gangs from other ethnic groups become less prevalent, El Diario La Prensa reports. Zaira Cortés delves into their rituals and activities, including second-generation gang members learning to speak their parents’ native language.

A group of children and adults walking through Highland Park during the day. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma/EDLP)

Warmer Weather Brings Troublemakers to a Green Stretch of Queens

Crime, Environment May 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

At over 100 acres, Highland Park’s prime location on a plateau that separates Queens and Brooklyn gives local residents and families space to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. However, reporter Carolina Ledezma of El Diario/La Prensa finds that with the nicer weather comes gang members intent on disturbing the peace.

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