*** Lawyers make opening arguments in triple murder trial of alleged MS-13 member Edwin Ramos who is charged with gunning down a father and two young sons whom he mistakenly believed were rival gangsters in San Francisco, CA:
The killings sparked public outrage over the city's sanctuary policy because Ramos, an illegal immigrant, was never turned over for deportation despite a felony arrest as a juvenile. The city has since closed that policy loophole.
*** 17-year-old alleged MS-13 member is charged as an adult with multiple gang murders including a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl.
*** Reputed MS-13 clique leader charged with murder of two teen boys in Long Island, NY.
*** District Attorney moves for an injunction to hobble reputed Cucamonga Kings members in San Bernardino County, CA: "authorities described the Cucamonga Kings as a Latino criminal street gang with about 200 members who range from teenagers to men in their late 50s."
*** Officials promise to get tough on rising gang violence in Chattanooga, TN.
*** The LRGP Crew is busted on drug trafficking charges in Buffalo, NY.
*** 43 suspected degenerates from two rival gangs busted in Brooklyn, NY for their alleged roles in a turf war after boasting of their violent exploits on Facebook and Twitter:
In the last 18 months, the gangs were responsible for 6 homicides and 32 shooting episodes, most in or around Brownsville, that left 38 people wounded, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said. *** Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes said gang members would go out of their way to beat up and intimidate younger children, often 13 or 14, to indoctrinate them in who controlled what turf.