MS-13, considered by law enforcement to be one of the most violent gangs in the world, was dealt a serious blow in the Bay Area in 2008 when federal authorities arrested dozens of suspected members or associates.
Now, as seven alleged MS-13 members stand trial — many of the others having already pleaded guilty to various charges — investigators are cautiously optimistic that they have crippled the gang locally. Read More
San Francisco police are being forced to turn to confidential informants -- as they work to arrest those responsible for the recent Mission district violence -- since there have not been any credible leads from the community.“All of our information is coming from informants, and absolutely nothing from the public,” Gang Task Force Lt. Jim Miller told command staff at a public meeting Wednesday detailing recent crime trends in various districts. Read More