*** The machete is the weapon of choice among many members of Latino-based gangs such as MS-13, the Trinitarios and Dominicans Don't Play (DDP) in New York City.
*** Nearly two dozen alleged members of the Hoover Five-Deuce and Neighborhood sects from the Crips have been indicted in East Orange, NJ for operating a drug trafficking ring that generated $1.9 million annually.
*** In Chicago, IL federal ICE agents have arrested 17 illegal immigrants all with ties to gangs including Boulevard Latin Kings, Latin Counts and Surenos-13.
*** A Latin Kings member allegedly killed his gay lover in Salem, MA to keep the homosexual love affair a secret from his homies.
*** A federal jury in Wichita, KS found five members of the Crips guilty of conspiring to engage in racketeering.
*** In Los Angeles, CA authorities have dismantled the Lancas 13 gang which included top lieutenants in the Mexican Mafia.
*** Local police in Newport News, VA arrested 13 alleged members of the 36th Street Bang Squad which is a sect of the Bloods.
*** The Bloods, Crips and Latin Kings are operating in Scranton, PA, "and the problem will grow unless effectively countered."
*** The Black Guerilla Family and several correctional officers are the target of a federal indictment involving smuggling operations in the Maryland prison system.