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Security at Albert Einstein High School increased due to credible information about possible MS-13 gang retaliation

NORTH KENSINGTON, Md. - There were extra police officers on the campus of a Montgomery County high school on Tuesday after there was “credible information” about possible retaliation from MS-13 gang members, according to authorities.


In June 2018, the Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes was authorized (Chapter 145, Acts of 2018).

To determine whether current State law is effective in convicting persons engaged in criminal gang-related acts, the Task Force is to study those laws and make recommendations on changing them to better deter, punish, and prosecute persons involved in such crimes.

Authorization for the Task Force ends June 30, 2020.

Homicides in Baltimore County are up 52% in 2019. Officials can't say why.

Hyatt has said any one loss of life "is one too many," so the county doesn't tolerate criminal activity, particularly gang activity. Every region has a "gang presence," but the county has experienced only two gang-related killings since 2016, Hyatt said

Cecil County man guilty in Virginia gang case

Stafford, VA_ A Cecil County man is facing 23 years in prison after a Virginia jury found him guilty in a gang related drug case.

Maryland State Police Cpl. Cox, who often works in Cecil County, helped prosecutors convince jurors that the defendant, Berry Petion, 35, is an active gang member, according to Edward Lustig, who is a prosecutor with the Stafford County (Va.) State’s Attorney’s Office.

Pagans biker club’s growing presence in New Jersey brings drugs, guns, violence, officials say

TRENTON — The Pagan Motorcycle Club has spent the last two years expanding its ranks and spreading its violent influence, state investigators said Wednesday.

The club has become increasingly aggressive and confrontational with rival outlaw groups, officials said, taking a foothold in New Jersey with guns, drugs, and intimidation.

Baltimore Squeegee Kids Nearly Get Shot

Baltimore has been dealing with an ongoing problem involving so-called “squeegee kids” for years now. Despite the sporadic media attention, the issue receives and public outcry, the problem appears to be getting worse rather than better.

We’re talking, of course, about the gangs of kids (many of whom are not kids at all, but young adults including some suspected gang members) who congregate at street corners near stoplights with squeegees and buckets.

Member of Baltimore’s Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies

Attempted to Smuggle Razor Blades into the Courtroom on the Final Day of Trial

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake today sentenced Shakeen Davis, a/k/a “Creams,” age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland to 30 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug conspiracies related to his participation in the gang activities of the Murdaland Mafia Piru (MMP), a subset of the Bloods gang.

Frosh Asks Gov. Hogan For Resources To Fight Violent Crime In Baltimore

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan asking for significant new resources to carry out Hogan's September order to focus on gang violence and drug and firearms trafficking in Baltimore City.

Four plead guilty to gruesome MS-13 gang murders in Anne Arundel County

Four people have admitted to participating in two grisly murders in Anne Arundel County as part of MS-13, the transnational gang that has targeted immigrant communities in the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

In plea agreements entered in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Ronald Mendez-Sosa, 21, of Edgewater, Brenda Argueta, 20, of Silver Spring, Ervin Arrue-Figueroa, 20, of Annapolis, and Francisco Ramirez-Pena, 24, of Annapolis, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 50 years for role in 4 Central Islip deaths

An MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in four gruesome deaths on Long Island.

Martinez, who was 15 at the time of the killings, fled to Virginia and was later arrested in Maryland.

Border agents arrest ‘violent gang member’ wanted in Maryland

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— Border agents arrested a Salvadoran gang member who is wanted for violent crimes in Maryland, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Thursday.

Princess Anne Man Gets 40 Years for Salisbury Murder

SALISBURY, Md.- A Princess Anne man will spend 40 years behind bars for gunning down a man in Salisbury last year.

Member of 'Trained to Go' gang sentenced to 35 years in federal prison

BALTIMORE — A member of the violent "Trained to Go" gang was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for federal racketeering, drug conspiracies and related firearm charges.

Multiple Harford County Men Charged In North East Home Invasion

A pregnant Cecil County woman was assaulted in the crime, which police allege involved multiple gang members.

Ex-Maryland jailer gets prison for running Crips conspiracy

JESSUP, Md. — A former Maryland corrections officer has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for working as a high-ranking member of the 8-Trey Crips street gang.

MS-13 leader from Anne Arundel sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison

A 26-year-old Severn man prosecutors say was a leader in a local branch of MS-13 was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to racketeering.

City Detention Center employees purportedly let Black Guerrilla Family gang members into Daquan Wallace’s cell, where they beat him so badly he can no longer walk or talk.

A Baltimore jury awarded $25 million to a former inmate who was brutally assaulted inside the since-shuttered City Detention Center. According to The Baltimore Sun, the award was announced Tuesday

Federal prosecutors say 2017 West Baltimore shooting death was part of a turf war between rival drug dealers

A Baltimore man has been charged with the 2017 shooting death of a 22-year-old in the city as federal prosecutors say two rival gangs committed multiple murders in a turf war.

ICE: MS-13 Members Behind Brutal Baltimore County Killing In U.S. Illegally

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) Six of the seven people arrested this month for a murder in July in Towson are members of the violent street gang MS-13 and were in the country illegally, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson said.

Maryland authorities arrest three more suspects in deadly stabbing tied to MS-13

Authorities in Baltimore County, Md., said Thursday that three more people have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in July that's been linked to the MS-13 street gang

6 Of 7 Arrested In Towson Murder Now Face ICE Detainers

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)Six of the seven suspects arrested in connection to a murder at a Towson apartment complex in July now face immigration detainers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirms.

18 Law Enforcement Agencies Join Federal Strike Force Focused On Baltimore-Area Drug Gangs

Local, state and federal authorities are ramping up efforts against organized crime in the Baltimore area.

Eighteen law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level will pool resources under the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announced Wednesday.

MS-13 member sentenced for extorting businesses in Langley Park area

A member of the MS-13 gang from Hyattsville, Maryland, was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for extorting from businesses in the area.

Nov 2019