Attack on Women in China Stirs Outrage, and Competing Narratives

Graphic footage of an attack in a restaurant fueled online debate that showed both the growing awareness of women’s rights and how divisive feminism still remains.

#metoo-movement, #china, #gangs, #gender, #jiangsu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #tangshan-china, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Families Reel Outside El Salvador Prisons After Gang Violence Crackdowns

Dozens of women wait outside a detention facility for news of their loved ones after a crackdown on gang violence resulted in the imprisonment of more than 25,000 people.

#bukele-nayib, #el-salvador, #gangs, #latin-america

Haitian Gang Leader Is Charged With Abducting American Missionaries

Prosecutors said Joly Germine directed the kidnapping operations of the 400 Mawozo gang, including the negotiations for the release of volunteers with Christian Aid Ministries.

#400-mawozo-gang, #christian-aid-ministries, #gangs, #haiti, #justice-department, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missionaries, #moise-jovenel-1968, #port-au-prince-haiti

Young Thug, Atlanta Rap Star, Is Arrested on Gang-Related Charges

He was indicted with about two dozen others, including some accused of murder and attempted armed robbery. The county’s district attorney has vowed to crack down on street gangs.

#atlanta-ga, #fulton-county-ga, #gangs, #rap-and-hip-hop, #williams-jeffery-lamar-young-thug

Nayib Bukele reprime las libertades civiles en El Salvador y conserva su popularidad

Una gran parte de los salvadoreños está dispuesta a tolerar a un líder de tendencias autoritarias a cambio de la solución a su preocupación más acuciante: la violencia de las pandillas.

#bukele-nayib, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #el-salvador, #gangs, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13

In El Salvador, the President Cracks Down on Civil Liberties

Much of the country’s population is willing to tolerate an autocratic leader, if it means that someone will finally solve their most pressing problem: gang violence.

#bukele-nayib, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #el-salvador, #gangs, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13

En Colombia hay una nueva generación de grupos armados

El histórico acuerdo de paz se firmó hace más de cinco años. Pero el vacío de poder y la falta de oportunidades impulsan el surgimiento de nuevos grupos armados.

#civilian-casualties, #colombia, #comandos-de-la-frontera, #defense-and-military-forces, #duque-ivan, #gangs, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #revolutionary-armed-forces-of-colombia

Deep in Colombia, a New Generation of Armed Groups Battles for Control

The country signed a historic peace deal more than five years ago. But a power vacuum is fueling the rise of new armed groups.

#civilian-casualties, #colombia, #comandos-de-la-frontera, #defense-and-military-forces, #duque-ivan, #gangs, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #revolutionary-armed-forces-of-colombia

Sacramento Police Describe Weekend Shooting as a Gang Firefight

The police said that at least five gunmen were part of the downtown shooting that killed six people.

#gangs, #martin-dandrae-april-3-2022-shooting, #martin-smiley-april-3-2022-shooting, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sacramento-calif, #sacramento-calif-shootings-2022

El Salvador’s New Law on Gangs Raises Censorship Fears

A measure punishing the sharing of information about gangs is so vague, critics say, that virtually anyone can be arrested for speaking or writing about them, putting journalists in the cross hairs.

#bukele-nayib, #el-salvador, #freedom-of-the-press, #gangs, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government

Explosion of Gang Violence Grips El Salvador, Setting Record

Gangs went on a killing spree, gunning down anyone on the street. At least 62 were killed on Saturday, the deadliest day on record since the country’s civil war ended 30 years ago.

#bukele-nayib, #el-salvador, #gangs, #latin-america, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13

The Waco Biker Shootout and the Judgment That Never Came

How 177 arrests led to no convictions — a tangled, seven-year tale of prosecutorial hubris and tenacious defense.

#gangs, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #reyna-abel, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #waco-tex

Haiti Opposition Group Calls on U.S. to End Support for Current Government

With tensions rising, many see Monday as a deadline for the government to step down.

#gangs, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #martelly-michel, #moise-jovenel-1968

Lawsuit Against Live Nation Details the Killing of Drakeo the Ruler

The Los Angeles rapper’s family is suing the promoters of the Once Upon a Time in LA festival, citing negligence in the face of a large gang presence.

#bloods-gang, #bobby-dee-presents-inc, #c3-presents, #drakeo-the-ruler-rapper, #festivals, #gangs, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-football-club-soccer-team, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #once-upon-a-time-in-la, #rap-and-hip-hop, #security-and-warning-systems, #shuman-jeff-talent-agent, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Fatal Gang Fight Spurs Nationwide Lockdown of Federal Prison System

The Bureau of Prisons’ unusual step indicated that it was concerned that the violence could have a ripple effect on other facilities.

#beaumont-tex, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #gangs, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13, #prisons-and-prisoners

Dozens Die in Church Stampede in Liberia

Worshipers were gathered for a revival meeting in the Liberian capital, when word of armed gang members robbing people set off deadly panic.

#gangs, #liberia, #monrovia-liberia, #stampedes

A Look Inside Rikers: ‘Fight Night’ and Gang Rule, Captured on Video

Videos obtained by The New York Times reveal scenes of violence as the Department of Correction struggles to restore order in the jail system.

#assaults, #correction-department-nyc, #crips-gang, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #gangs, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #newbauer-april, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #trinitarios-gang

After Killing of Einar, Sweden Struggles With ‘Gangster Rap’

Hip-hop, the country’s most popular music, has quickly become a lightning rod for Sweden’s long-roiling problems with gun violence and gang warfare.

#einar-2002-21, #gangs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rap-and-hip-hop, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden

17 Charged as Brooklyn Gang Alliance Is Linked to 4 Deadly Shootings

Those charged, ranging in age from 17 to 23, were accused of unleashing a wave of violence that also left 10 other people wounded by gunfire.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #gangs, #long-daijyonna-d-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Behind the Violence at Rikers, Decades of Mismanagement and Dysfunction

For years, New York City officials have presided over shortcuts and blunders that have led to chaos in one of America’s most expensive jail complexes.

#adams-eric-l, #correction-department-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #gangs, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #ponte-joseph, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #schriro-dora-b, #seabrook-norman

Belgian Port City Grapples With a Flood of Cocaine

Antwerp has become the main port of entry into Europe for the drug, which is being blamed for a surge of violence that has prompted some Belgian officials to call for a war on drugs.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #antwerp-belgium, #belgium, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #colombia, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #europol, #gangs, #netherlands, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling

Two of 17 Kidnapped Missionaries in Haiti Are Freed, Group Says

After being held hostage for 37 days by a gang, two people with a U.S. Christian aid group have been released in Port-au-Prince and are described as “safe.”

#400-mawozo-gang, #christian-aid-ministries, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gangs, #haiti, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missionaries, #moise-jovenel-1968, #state-department

Gangs Rule Much of Haiti. For Many, It Means No Fuel, No Power, No Food.

A country in crisis is facing a severe fuel shortage that is pushing it to the brink of collapse.

#digicel, #gangs, #haiti, #hospitals, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #port-au-prince-haiti, #shortages, #strikes, #trucks-and-trucking

As Gangs’ Power Grows, Haiti’s Police Are Outgunned and Underpaid

The police force, dependent on an increasingly depleted state, is finding itself underfunded, underequipped and severely underpaid, even as it faces stronger opponents.

#400-mawozo-gang, #christian-aid-ministries, #gangs, #moise-jovenel-1968, #police, #politics-and-government

The Haiti Kidnapping Shows Gangs Are Getting Stronger

To restore stability in Haiti, the government must get the gangs under control. International actors also have an important role to play.

#crime-and-criminals, #gangs, #haiti, #missionaries, #moise-jovenel-1968

‘Morally, They Are Lost’: Gangs in Haiti, Breaking a Taboo, Target the Church

A French priest in Haiti recalls his kidnapping by 400 Mawozo, the same gang holding 16 Americans and a Canadian, including children, for ransom.

#400-mawozo-gang, #christian-aid-ministries, #gangs, #haiti, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #roman-catholic-church

New Zealand Wants a 90% Vaccination Rate. Its Street Gangs May Hold the Key.

The country’s leaders have set aside some misgivings and cooperated with gang leaders to reach their communities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gangs, #maori, #new-zealand, #organized-crime, #vaccination-and-immunization

In Haiti, Gangs Gain Power as Security Vacuum Grows

Gangs have long held sway in the country, but their dominance has expanded in recent years and the government has been accused of using them as tools of repression.

#400-mawozo-gang, #gangs, #haiti, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #levin-andrew-s-1960, #missionaries, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government, #search-and-seizure, #united-states

Kidnappers in Haiti Demand $17 Million to Free Missionary Group

A gang captured a group of aid workers on Saturday and are holding 17 people hostage, including children. Most of those being held are Americans; one is Canadian.

#400-mawozo-gang, #gangs, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missionaries, #port-au-prince-haiti

F.B.I. Is Working in Haiti to Recover Kidnapped Missionaries

The agency is part of the U.S. effort to reach the 17 people taken by a gang on Saturday, in the latest example of the violence that is leaving Haitians desperate.

#400-mawozo-gang, #christian-aid-ministries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gangs, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missionaries, #port-au-prince-haiti

Protests Against Lawlessness Erupt in Haiti

The desperation of Haitians in the face of powerful gangs fueled the calls for a broad strike. The kidnapping of missionaries on Saturday added to the tense atmosphere.

#400-mawozo-gang, #christian-aid-ministries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gangs, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missionaries, #port-au-prince-haiti

Mass Abduction of U.S. Missionaries Startles Even Kidnap-Weary Haiti

“Where is this country going?” Gang members seized 16 Americans and one Canadian, among them five children, as they visited an orphanage.

#amish, #gangs, #haiti, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mennonite-churches, #missionaries, #politics-and-government

‘400 Mawozo’ Gang Suspected in Kidnapping Among Haiti’s Most Dangerous

The gang, “400 Mawozo,” captured several clergy members in April, and the local authorities say it is behind Saturday’s kidnapping.

#400-mawozo, #gangs, #haiti, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #port-au-prince-haiti

In Venezuela, a Rum Maker Offers Gangsters a Life Outside of Crime

In the process, the family running the company, Ron Santa Teresa, has gone from bankruptcy to exporting an award-winning vintage rum.

#bacardi-ltd, #chavez-hugo, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gangs, #maduro-nicolas, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #ron-santa-teresa-usa, #rum, #venezuela, #vocational-training

Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, Gets Extra Security

Signs of concern for the country’s leader have rattled many in the Netherlands, but experts are split on whether criminal organizations there would really risk targeting politicians.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #de-vries-peter-r, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #gangs, #netherlands, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #rotterdam-netherlands, #rutte-mark

As Shootings Increase, N.Y.C Returns to Disputed Tactic: Gang Takedowns

The authorities are responding to a wave of gun violence. But their anti-gang tactics have long faced criticism for unfairly targeting young Black people.

#criminal-justice, #eterno-john-a, #gangs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #murphy-taylonn, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc

U.S. Ends Trump Policy Limiting Asylum for Gang and Domestic Violence Survivors

The decision will affect tens of thousands of cases moving through backlogged immigration courts.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #board-of-immigration-appeals, #domestic-violence, #gangs, #garland-merrick-b, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #justice-department, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. Ends Policy Limiting Asylum for Gang Violence and Domestic Abuse Survivors

The move is one of the Justice Department’s most significant reversals of a Trump-era policy.

#asylum-right-of, #board-of-immigration-appeals, #domestic-violence, #gangs, #garland-merrick-b, #gupta-vanita, #immigration-and-emigration, #justice-department, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #trump-donald-j

Bouncy Castles and Grenades: Gangs Erode Maduro’s Grip on Caracas

As Venezuela collapses, armed gangs are taking over parts of the capital, exposing President Maduro’s vulnerability even in his seat of power.

#caracas-venezuela, #corruption-institutional, #gangs, #maduro-nicolas, #politics-and-government

An Anti-Gang Activist, a Shooting and a Community Long Abused and Ignored

“The Holly,” by Julian Rubinstein, explores the history of gang violence in a historically Black Denver neighborhood, and the often misguided efforts of law enforcement agencies to reduce it.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #denver-colo, #gangs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #rubinstein-julian, #the-holly-five-bullets-one-gun-and-the-struggle-to-save-an-american-neighborhood-book

2 Men Charged in Killing of Davell Gardner, 1, at Brooklyn Cookout

Investigators believe the men charged in the death of Davell Gardner, the city’s youngest gun violence victim last year, were part of a deadly feud between gangs in Brooklyn, police have said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #gangs, #gardner-davell-jr-2019-20, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Arrests Shake Up a Soccer Scene in Serbia Ruled by Gangsters and ‘Gravediggers’

A reputed gangster and leader of an “ultras” fan group, who also reportedly had ties to the government, has been arrested following a series of gruesome murders connected to a Belgrade soccer stadium.

#belgrade-serbia, #gangs, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #serbia, #soccer, #vucic-aleksandar

Haiti Braces for Unrest as President Refuses to Step Down

Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” the country’s Episcopal bishops say. Many accuse the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gangs, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #moise-jovenel-1968, #port-au-prince-haiti

A Teenager Went 3 Floors Down to Play Video Games. He Never Came Home.

Kahlik Grier, 16, was fatally shot in a random encounter in the stairwell of his Bronx apartment building, the police said.

#gangs, #grier-kahlik, #harrison-rodney-k, #maxwell-w-h-career-and-technical-education-high-school, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Dante Barksdale Crusaded Against Gun Violence in Baltimore. Then He Was Shot and Killed.

Dante Barksdale helped lead Baltimore’s Safe Streets program and was a nephew of Nathan Barksdale, a drug trafficker known as Bodie who was an inspiration for the character Avon Barksdale in “The Wire.”

#baltimore-md, #barksdale-dante, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #gangs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #the-wire-tv-program

14 Gang Leaders Directed MS-13 ‘Wave of Death,’ U.S. Says

Prosecutors have indicted the men they say make up the “board of directors” of the gang, which has terrorized parts of Long Island.

#barr-william-p, #ducharme-seth-d, #gangs, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13, #rosen-jeffrey-adam-1958, #salvadoran-americans

Freed Nigeria Schoolboys Meet President Muhammadu Buhari

Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.

#boko-haram, #buhari-muhammadu, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #gangs, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #nigeria, #politics-and-government

Why Some Young New Yorkers Carry Guns

Police struggling to stem a rising wave of shootings in New York City are confronting a deep-seated subculture that glorifies guns.

#brooklyn-nyc, #firearms, #gangs, #harrison-rodney-k, #men-and-boys, #police-department-nyc, #youth

Police Face Backlash Over Virus Rules. Enter ‘Violence Interrupters.’

Groups trained to prevent gun and gang violence are being tapped to persuade New York City residents to follow social-distancing rules.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gangs, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #police, #race-and-ethnicity

‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings

A Times analysis found officers shoot without restraint, protected by their bosses and by politicians, certain that illegal killings will not be held against them.

#gangs, #men-and-boys, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil