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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 25, 2004
MEXICO CITY - Gunmen thought to be street gang members opened fire at a bus in Honduras on Thursday night, killing 28 people, including four children, who were on their way home from work and Christmas shopping. The attack occurred about 7 p.m., authorities said, in one of the poorest sections of the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Several men in a pickup truck cut in front of the moving bus, which was carrying more than 70 passengers, and opened fire with automatic weapons. A spokesman for the Security Ministry, Leonel Sauceda, said 28 passengers were killed and 29 wounded.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | November 15, 2006
A federal jury convicted two gang members, including a Baltimore man, of participating in a violent street organization responsible for more than six murders and multiple assaults in Southern Maryland. Jurors had been deliberating on and off since Nov. 3 to decide the fates of Edgar Alberto Ayala, 29, of Suitland and Oscar Ramos Velasquez, 21, of Baltimore. Late yesterday afternoon, jurors announced a verdict, finding both men guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law and conspiracy to commit assaults with a deadly weapon to keep their footholds in a gang known as MS-13.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | November 15, 2006
A federal jury convicted two gang members, including a Baltimore man, of participating in a violent street organization responsible for more than six murders and multiple assaults in Southern Maryland. Jurors had been deliberating on and off since Nov. 3 to decide the fates of Edgar Alberto Ayala, 29, of Suitland and Oscar Ramos Velasquez, 21, of Baltimore. Late yesterday afternoon, jurors announced a verdict, finding both men guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law and conspiracy to commit assaults with a deadly weapon to keep their footholds in a gang known as MS-13.
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June 4, 2006
Samplings from Harford County-related articles published in The Sun during the past week. Dogs' owner drops bid to get them back The woman accused of hoarding more than 100 dogs in two Harford County homes will drop her appeal to get them back, making the animals available for adoption starting this week, county officials and the woman's lawyer said. An attorney for Donna Lee Bell told The Sun that his client wants to see the animals placed in good homes. "This is a woman who really cares about these animals, and she just got carried away with it," said Leonard H. Shapiro, an Owings Mills criminal attorney.
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By Juanita Darling and Juanita Darling,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 17, 1999
SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador -- At 17, Gustavo Adolfo Morales is a legend -- the hero of a rap song banned from the radio airwaves and the symbol of a lost generation.He has been convicted of murdering six people in a two-year reign of terror as a youth gang leader in this sweltering city in eastern El Salvador. Police suspect that he actually killed 17 people, but proving his guilt in the other 11 crimes would be academic.No matter how many people he killed, Morales will serve only seven years because he is under 18 and that is the maximum sentence for a minor, no matter how horrible -- or numerous -- the crimes.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | December 30, 2005
Sarah Lippa is certain that her 14-year-old son, Seth, is not in a gang, but she still wants to be aware of the realities of gangs - even in affluent Howard County. That's why the Elkridge mother and about 50 others attended a gang prevention presentation this month and learned that some of the same gang problems found in neighboring counties exist in their own backyard. "They [parents] really need to be more on top of what their kids are doing," said presenter Frank Clark, gang intervention specialist with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
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June 4, 2006
Samplings from Harford County-related articles published in The Sun during the past week. Dogs' owner drops bid to get them back The woman accused of hoarding more than 100 dogs in two Harford County homes will drop her appeal to get them back, making the animals available for adoption starting this week, county officials and the woman's lawyer said. An attorney for Donna Lee Bell told The Sun that his client wants to see the animals placed in good homes. "This is a woman who really cares about these animals, and she just got carried away with it," said Leonard H. Shapiro, an Owings Mills criminal attorney.
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August 30, 2005
THE RULES that MS-13 gang members live by should prove to be their undoing in Maryland. A federal grand jury last week indicted 19 alleged members of the notorious Salvadoran-based gang in a case that seeks to convict individuals for brutal crimes but also to dismantle a ruthless organization. The case illustrates the potential for results when local police team up with federal agencies to attack entrenched criminal gangs. This prosecution should provide a reading on U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's commitment to "secure the safety and improve the quality of life" of Maryland citizens.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | January 17, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Bush administration officials are scrambling to demonstrate that they're addressing sharp jumps in violent crime in some cities, in an attempt to reclaim a traditionally Republican issue amid criticism from some Democrats, mayors and police chiefs. Senior Justice Department officials sought yesterday to highlight the administration's multipronged programs for combating growing gang violence and outbreaks of juvenile crime. The renewed emphasis comes as some experts, as well as politicians, cite federal cuts in city and state law enforcement funding as a possible contributor to spikes in murders, robberies and assaults in medium-sized cities.
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September 17, 2008
Man, 25, fatally shot in Brooklyn Park home Anne Arundel County police said a 25-year-old man was fatally shot early yesterday inside a Brooklyn Park home by someone who might have been standing outside the house. About 2 a.m., residents inside a home in the 500 block of Cedar Hill Road called police after one of the occupants was shot. Officers found Rudolph Allen Turner Jr. wounded in the upper body; he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Police said they had no suspects.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | January 1, 2006
Sarah Lippa is certain that her 14-year-old son, Seth, is not in a gang, but she still wants to be aware of the realities of gangs - even in affluent Howard County. That's why the Elkridge mother and about 50 others attended a recent gang prevention presentation and learned that some of the same gang problems found in neighboring counties exist in their own backyard. Parents "really need to be more on top of what their kids are doing," said presenter Frank Clark, gang intervention specialist with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 25, 2004
MEXICO CITY - Gunmen thought to be street gang members opened fire at a bus in Honduras on Thursday night, killing 28 people, including four children, who were on their way home from work and Christmas shopping. The attack occurred about 7 p.m., authorities said, in one of the poorest sections of the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Several men in a pickup truck cut in front of the moving bus, which was carrying more than 70 passengers, and opened fire with automatic weapons. A spokesman for the Security Ministry, Leonel Sauceda, said 28 passengers were killed and 29 wounded.
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By Juanita Darling and Juanita Darling,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 17, 1999
SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador -- At 17, Gustavo Adolfo Morales is a legend -- the hero of a rap song banned from the radio airwaves and the symbol of a lost generation.He has been convicted of murdering six people in a two-year reign of terror as a youth gang leader in this sweltering city in eastern El Salvador. Police suspect that he actually killed 17 people, but proving his guilt in the other 11 crimes would be academic.No matter how many people he killed, Morales will serve only seven years because he is under 18 and that is the maximum sentence for a minor, no matter how horrible -- or numerous -- the crimes.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2005
More than 100 alleged members of a violent Central American street gang have been arrested in a nationwide sweep, including three men in Maryland, authorities said yesterday. Federal agents charged 103 members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang with a range of criminal and immigration offenses. The arrests took place in the New York; Washington; Los Angeles; Baltimore; Newark, N.J.; Miami and Dallas metropolitan areas over the past several weeks. Officials said MS-13 is one of the largest and most violent street gangs in the United States, and the majority of its members are in the country illegally.
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