Gangs

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 - 5:18 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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FILE- In this Monday, April 24, 2017 file photo, Evelyn Rodriguez, whose teen-aged daughter was brutally slain by MS-13 gang members in 2016, listens during a news conference by Suffolk County officials in Hauppauge, N.Y. Rodriguez recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union after MS-13 gang members allegedly killed her daughter was struck and killed Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 by a car at the girl's memorial. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
September 14, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A grieving New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against deadly MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at a memorial to her slain daughter Friday after a heated confrontation with the driver. Evelyn Rodriguez was...
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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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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen on the screen, delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. President-elect and longtime opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take over the reigns of power on December 1. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 03, 2018 - 3:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office...
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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 July 18, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent violent crime (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 28, 2018 - 5:45 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime. As a federal appeals court judge, Kavanaugh made it...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
January 11, 2018 - 3:04 pm
Wichita police have made two arrests after at least four gang-related drive-by shootings in the city since Tuesday. Those drive-bys took place near 14th & Piatt; 23rd & Minnesota; east of 23rd & Grove; and on S. Mission near Lincoln & Woodlawn. Investigators identied two suspects in...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
June 29, 2017 - 3:59 pm
The Wichita police department has started a new pro-active approach, reaching out to the parents and guardians of juvenile gang-members. On Tuesday this week, the Wichita police department sent out 74 letters to parents or guardians of gang-members in Wichita who are under the age of 18. The hope...
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