The common response to violence has traditionally involved law enforcement. But researchers and activists are turning to new community-based programs and practices that remove law enforcement from the center of the anti-violence conversation entirely, a webinar hosted by the Council on Criminal Justice heard Thursday.
Some 14 alleged leaders of the transnational gang were charged in what was described as the Justice Department’s most sweeping effort yet to crush MS-13, which was established in the 1980s in southern California by Central American immigrants.
With none of the public relations flourishes that have marked past crackdowns on the MS-13 gang, the FBI quietly took custody of a man authorities believe is one of the gang’s most influential leaders outside of its Salvadoran headquarters.
In Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-biggest city, Alejandrina Guzman, a daughter of jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was among those seen by reporters handing out the packages stamped with her own company’s ‘El Chapo 701’ logo.
The settlement will compensate Rapper Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan and Aaron Harvey for emotional damages they allegedly suffered spending about seven months each in jail. The two filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court claiming they were wrongfully incarcerated under a state gang conspiracy law.
Over the last five years, more than 1,500 Felony Lane Gang members have been identified and arrested nationwide, says the Felony Lane Gang Task Force, which uses Facebook to help police nationwide catch the traveling thieves.
Federal authorities attribute at least 28 murders to MS-13 on Long Island since 2016, some of them leading to enormous public outcry. The indictment brought by the Suffolk County, N.Y., district attorney after a two-year investigation took aim at the gang’s alleged leaders in the region.