MS-13 is a street gang, not a drug cartel — and the difference matters

​https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/005040dd-d03f-3feb-b891-74e50e46169b/ss_ms-13-is-a-street-gang%2C-not-a.html

El Salvador's Gangs Are Targeting Young Girls

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/554804/

​El Paso Bandidos leader dies in bar shooting

http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2017/08/03/bandidos-chapter-leader-dies-following-el-paso-bar-shooting/539039001/Type your paragraph here.

​U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS OPENS NATIONAL MS 13 SUMMIT; RECOGNIZES SOUTHWEST GANG INFORMATION CENTER

MS-13 Resurgence: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets

https://cis.org/Report/MS13-Resurgence-Immigration-Enforcement-Needed-Take-Back-Our-Streets

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ALBUQUERQUE - Members of the following gangs have been observed in the Monzano area in the northeast area of the city: Piro Bloods (known for wearing Philadelphia Phillies baseball caps) , Crips, Skyline Thugs (who are known for wearing St. Louis Cardinals baseball caps).

Coming to grips with the violent student
     Schools typically have disciplinary policies in place to address disruptive behavior ranging from warnings and counseling to suspension and expulsion. Many times the recidivism rate of these “problem students” is inexplicably high. More
 

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PREVENTION/MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL SECURITY


          February 10, 2017,  9am-4pm

       Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

                          $75 per person

                        TOPICS

  • Impact of past trauma on student violence
  • De-escalation techniques for the violent student
  • Student/teacher conflict accountability                                        
  • Troubled student environmental mapping
  • Gangs in schools
  • After the lock down- what else you should do during an active shooter incident                                                                      REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 SCHOOL VIOLENCE prevention and mitigation strategies FOR TEACHERS.pdf   



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Strategic use of the federal VICAR statute
Street, prison, and outlaw motorcycle gangs are notorious for using violence to further their criminal enterprises. The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico, the largest and most violent prison gang in New Mexico is no different, that is until two superceeding indictments were filed against 25 members Dec. 1, 2015 in Federal District Court in Albuquerque for allegedly committing Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering, or VICAR.  MoreMore

     
 

COMMUNITY BASED STRATEGIES FOR DISMANTLING MS13  CONFERENCE                                                                  June 25, 2018     8am-6pm                                                    
  $75 PER PERSON- Includes a buffet lunch
  Clarion Inn, 3845 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Ronkonkoma, NY       631-585-9500.                                                  Rooms are available at $118/night
  Registration is open to law enforcement, corrections, prosecutors, probation/parole, school security,                    social workers, counselors, educators, school administrators, city/state/federal lawmakers.    

               TOPICS
- MS 13 Cliques/ identifiers
- Salvadoran gang slang

- Community based prevention options
- Gang use of social media 

- Effective school security policies
- Developing safe streets
- Immigration issues and developing community trust and cooperation   

- Central American resources
- Information sharing forum
     

To register or for more information, contact:

Joe Kolb, MA ,505-728-7017

director@swganginfo.org   

          

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GANG WATCH

BELEN - Officials say members of 18th Street Gang and Westside Gangs have been observed. There has also been a rise in adolescents wearing blue attire and blue rosaries.

SOUTHWEST GANG INFORMATION CENTER SERVICES

Strategic use of the media in gang suppression
In cities across the country, the presence of criminal street gangs is typically not hard to identify through the presence and proliferation of gang-specific graffiti, high rates of narcotics sales and trafficking and violence. The police know who the street gangs are in their command and so does the community for the most part, so why is there such reluctance by police departments to identify gang-related crime and affiliations to the media?   More
     
 

FBI arrests CEO of company selling custom                BlackBerrys to gangs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fbi-arrests-ceo-company-selling-061700569.html

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Ex-gang members help break grip of massive prison gang SNM

https://www.abqjournal.com/1061446/ex-gang-members-help-break-grip-of-massive-snm.html


ALBUQUERQUE - Officials say a relatively new and violent gang in Albuquerque called Quavo- loosely translated as “mobbing”- which is comprised of 15-16 year olds, has been responsible for what is classified as “mob-style” crimes, primarily in the northeast section of the city. Quavo is allegedly linked to home invasions, vehicle thefts and violent crimes. One official said Quavo allegedly emerged at Highland High School last spring. They are reportedly distinguished by wearing red and Chicago Bulls attire with no distinguishing tattoos as of yet. 


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Southwest Gang Information Center hosts Tactical First Aid classes in Las Cruces

Members of the Dona Ana County Jail, Fire Marshals Office, Otero County Sheriffs Office, NMSU Police, and Las Cruces Public School Security and nurses attended the new 8 hour Tactical First Aid Class being offered by SWGIC. If you would like to schedule this much needed class please contact Joe Kolb at, director@swganginfo.org or 505-728-6017

Albuquerque gang ordinance sits idle for nine years
In September 2007, the Albuquerque City Council passed an ordinance to address the city’s epidemic of gang crime however in the ensuing decade the Albuquerque Police Department has been non-compliant with the provisions of the ordinance to create a registry of convicted gang members that would be accessible to the public on the city’s website.                        More