Post Tagged with: "MS-13"

Irma Solís, director of the Suffolk County chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Police Sued and Parents Alarmed as War on MS-13 Rages

Immigration, Long Island, Youth May 25, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Noticia speaks to Irma Solís, the director of the NYCLU Suffolk County chapter which sued the county police to compel the department to respond to an information request concerning its role in the arrest of students accused of gang activity.

Rahsmia Zatar, director of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Anti-Trump Protesters: ‘No More Hate, No More Fear’

Immigration, Latino, Long Island May 24, 2018 at 10:50 pm

As President Trump visited Long Island, immigrants and activists staged protests demanding respect for the Latino community and against discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa and Noticia Long Island report.

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

A new study from the New York Immigration Coalition and the CUNY School of Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic describes how innocent immigrants are being swept up in the government’s targeting of gangs.

Karen Reyes, in her new role as a CUNY student. She wants to study to become a podiatrist and help immigrant children. (Photo via El Diario)

The Ordeal of a Beauty Queen Threatened by MS-13

Central American, Immigration, New York February 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Karen Reyes is a refugee of gang violence in El Salvador who was granted U.S. asylum and is a CUNY student, but her family is now at risk of being deported, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Activists are accusing the NYPD of accusing arresting youths of gang activity without proof, working alongside ICE.’ (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYPD Accused of Helping ICE with False Gang Charges

Immigration, Latino, New York, Police February 8, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Activist groups are accusing the NYPD of aiding Trump’s rhetoric by maintaining a secretive gang database and falsely accusing hundreds of detainees of belonging to MS-13, El Diario/La Prensa 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.

Laura Curran and Laura Gillen (From https://twitter.com/johnasbury/status/928124638831562752)

Two Women Will Be Decisive in LI Fight Against MS-13

Elections 2017, Latino, Long Island November 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Hispanic activists believe the victory of legislators Laura Curran and Laura Gillen on Long Island will be key to fighting gang violence without criminalizing the Latino population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Photo by ThoseGuys119, Creative Commons license)

Fear Grows Over Alleged ICE Targeting of LI Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Activists fear that the detention of two students from a Suffolk school who were accused of being gang members may give ICE free rein to arrest youths with no criminal background, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gang graffiti in Queens, where a man was attacked by a group of youths. (Photo via El Diario)

Hispanic Leaders Wary of NY Senate Anti-Gang Bill

Crime, Long Island, Youth May 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

As the New York State Senate passed an initiative to fight violence from MS-13 and other gangs, some leaders opposed it because they worry that it may end up criminalizing innocent Hispanic youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

Left to right: Victims Kayla Cuevas, Nisa Mickens and José Peña (Photo via Noticia)

Gang Members, Accused of Killing Youths, Arrested in Brentwood

Crime, Long Island March 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Noticia LI reports on reaction to the arrest of 13 members of MS-13 on Long Island, including from the mother of one of the gang’s victims.

!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.

María Eugenia Interiano (Photo from family via La Tribuna Hispana)

Salvadoran Fleeing Violence Succumbs to Cancer While Awaiting Deportation

Immigration, Latino, Long Island December 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

A Salvadoran woman fleeing gang violence found out she had terminal cancer while in a U.S. immigration detention center. This is the story of how she reunited with her son and how the Salvadoran community of Long Island helped them, as reported in La Tribuna Hispana.

Photo by José A. Rivera

Latino Gangs are ‘More Violent,’ Says Brooklyn Prosecutor

Crime, Latino April 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

As violent Latino gangs such as MS-13 make inroads in New York City, the head of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office gang unit, Deanna Rodríguez, spoke to El Diario La Prensa about why Latino gangs are more violent and why gangs are so ubiquitous in every neighborhood of the city.

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Crime, Politics March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mitt Romney finds a friendly crowd at a fundraiser held by Greek-American supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; the MS-13 gang makes inroads in New York City; a racial disparity for homeless families; and a study finds that racial profiling of South Asians continues in NYC.