gang violence

Frank Franklin II / AP

A congressional hearing will be held Tuesday in Suffolk County to discuss the ongoing gang violence on Long Island.

Jae C. Hong / AP

In one of the biggest single day takedowns of the violent MS-13 gang, 41 alleged gang members were indicted on Long Island in what Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas called a “four-year violence spree.”

Seth Wenig / AP

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini wants more federal help in the fight against the violent MS-13 gang on Long Island.

Salvador Melendez / AP

Over the past six weeks, federal authorities have rounded up more than 1,300 gang members across the nation in what they are calling a “gang surge.” This includes members of the violent MS-13 gang on Long Island.

New York Senate Passes Anti-Gang Legislation

May 9, 2017
Hans Pennink / AP

As politicians and elected officials debate how to end the gang violence that’s rattled Long Island, the New York State Senate has passed a bill to fight gang activity with what it calls a “holistic” approach.