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Bully Hard Gang Member Charged With Murder Of A Minor Victim In Poughkeepsie

Elijah Bermudez, a/k/a “Quiet,” Charged With The Murder of a Minor Victim in the Vicinity of Charles Street in Poughkeepsie on June 20, 2020. Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William Grady, the District Attorney for Dutchess County, and Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the filing of a superseding Indictment charging ELIJAH BERMUDEZ, a/k/a “Quiet,” with murder in aid of racketeering, the use of a firearm resulting in death, racketeering conspiracy, and illegal possession of ammunition, for the June 20, 2020, murder of a minor victim in the vicinity of Charles Street in Poughkeepsie, New York, in furtherance of BERMUDEZ’s participation in the Bully Hard Hunna Blood (“Bully Hard”) racketeering conspiracy.
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
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Canada Sends Diplomatic Mission to Haiti Over Gang Violence

(Reuters) - Foreign affairs officials from Canada began a three-day diplomatic mission to Haiti on Wednesday in a bid to address a gang-related humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Caribbean country, the office of Global Affairs Canada said. Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations, Bob Rae, is leading the mission and...
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Pioneering LA Street Gang Photographer Kicked off Instagram

Los Angeles street gang photographer Merrick Morton has been kicked off Instagram for promoting “dangerous organizations.”. Morton’s groundbreaking black and white photos provide a rare insight into the day-to-day lives of L.A.’s Mexican-American mobsters during the 1970s and 1980s. He captured the incredible images while on assignment...
LOS ANGELES, CA
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4 Baltimore area 'MS-13' gang members charged with racketeering conspiracy

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — A Federal Grand Jury has charged four members of the La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang with racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder and drug trafficking. According to court documents, MS-13 is an "international criminal organization composed primarily of immigrants or descendents if immigrants from El Salvador,...
BALTIMORE, MD

Poughkeepsie murder: Alleged gang member indicted in 2020 fatal shooting of 16-year-old

More than two years after Frederick Khabir Wells was shot and killed in the City of Poughkeepsie, a New York man is charged in his murder. Around 8 p.m. on June 20, 2020, Wells was on the corner of North Bridge and Charles streets, blocks from his home. The 16-year-old was shot in the back, the autopsy report said, and the bullet pierced his heart. He was shot after his companion, another 16-year-old who survived the encounter, was stabbed.
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

El Salvador rounds up 185 in major gang crackdown

El Salvador's security forces have arrested 185 suspected gangsters in a major crackdown on criminal groups spreading fear and violence in a city on the outskirts of the capital, the defense minister said Tuesday.  "Right now we have 185 people who have been arrested," Defense Minister Rene Merino told reporters.
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New program launching in Mobile to aid areas seeing higher gun violence

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — The effort to reduce gun violence in Mobile is growing as Operation Echo Stop gets ready to launch a new program that will work alongside ShotSpotter. The ShotSpotter technology is located in different neighborhoods across the Port City detecting gun fire and that information is then shared with law enforcement.
MOBILE, AL

Honduras suspends rights in two largest cities to fight gangs

Honduran police on Tuesday moved en masse into poor urban areas to tackle criminal gangs "head on" after a decree by President Xiomara Castro to temporarily suspend certain rights. President Castro, a leftist, declared last week the lifting of the constitutional rights due to what she called a "national emergency" over gang violence.

Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence Receive State Grants to Stem Youth Gang Violence

Haverhill and Methuen will share nearly $300,000, while Lawrence will receive $250,000 to combat youth violence. Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration awarded the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative grants to 15 cities across the Commonwealth. According to the state, the money “supports regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to youth violence intervention, prevention, enforcement, prosecution and reintegration services.” It is targeted to youth between the ages of 10 and 24 living in a community identified as “a hot-spot and who are at-risk or high-risk of gang involvement.”
HAVERHILL, MA

‘Quiet’ New York Gang Member Killed Hudson Valley Child, FBI

A New York City man is accused of killing a child in the Hudson Valley to increase his position in his gang. Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William Grady, the District Attorney for Dutchess County, and Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director of the FBI in New York announced the filing of a superseding indictment charging a New York City man of murdering a child in Dutchess County.
DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

Jamaican PM Hit Over State of Emergency Declaration

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in 12 parishes of the island nation, including Montego Bay and the capital of Kingston, amid ongoing gang violence. “We have some really serious criminal threats facing us, and we have to use all the powers at our disposal,”...
Foreign Policy

El Salvador’s Anti-Gang Crusade

Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, where we’re looking at El Salvador’s controversial crackdown on gang violence, Peru’s new president, and China’s move away from zero-COVID. If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here. Will Neighbors Follow...
Mid-Hudson News Network

Gang member charged for 2020 murder of a teen in Poughkeepsie

WHITE PLAINS – Elijah “Quiet” Bermudez, 29, of New York City, has been indicted on federal charges of murder in aid of racketeering, the use of a firearm resulting in death, racketeering conspiracy, and illegal possession of ammunition, for the June 20, 2020, shooting death of 16-year-old Frederick Wells in the vicinity of Charles Street in Poughkeepsie. Bermudez is allegedly a member of the Bully Hard Gang.
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
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As African community mourns, leaders struggle to find solutions to rising gun violence

The Nov. 18 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Syoka Siko has brought the African community in the Twin Cities together to try and find a solution to what leaders say is an increasing trend of gun violence. On Thursday, the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) hosted politicians, religious leaders, and concerned parents at Ebenezer Community Church in Brooklyn Park to address rising incidents of gun violence and gang membership among Black adolescents in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
BROOKLYN PARK, MN
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