The Trinitarios or 3ni are a violent New York-based multinational organization composed of Dominicans. The name Trinitarios comes from three main Dominican revolutionaries that accomplished the Dominican Republic to become independent from Haitian rule in 1844, these 3 were Duarte (Juan Pablo Duarte), Sanchez (Francisco del Rosario Sánchez), and Mella (Matías Ramón Mella), Trinitario was established in 1989 within the New York State prison system and has since spilled into the streets, with chapters in all five boroughs of New York City. Reports of Trinitario activity have also been made in New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Alaska,Spain, and the Dominican Republic. On Long Island, places like Freeport, Brentwood, and Port Jefferson Station have a 3ni presence. It is considered the fastest-growing gang in New York, recruiting members from high schools local to the gang's area of activity, with the highest numbers of reports coming from Chelsea, Gramercy Park, Harlem, the Morris Heights section of the Bronx and Washington Heights. Their slogan is "Dios, Patria, y Libertad", which means "God, Fatherland, and Liberty".There colors are Red,Blue,white and most important Lime green the colors of the dominican flag.
About 30,000 members worldwide (Spain, Dominican Republic etc.). One of the largest street gangs in New york city and New Jersey with over 12,000 members. Reports of Trinitarios have been made in other states like Florida, Massacusetts, Rhode Island,Connecticut and etc. They like to wear New York Yankees gear.
Trinitario is one of New York City's most violent and fastest rising street gangs. With their reach spreading into neighboring New Jersey and beyond, these machete-wielding Latino gangsters are now battling older, more established gangs, like the Latin Kings, DDP, Bloods and Crip gangs for control of the streets and the lucrative east coast drug market. What started as a prison gang has now become a dominant presence in the boroughs and the suburbs; as they prey on communities in the Tri-State area, Trinitarios are quickly rising on the radar of law enforcement agencies.
According to New York Law Enforcement, the Trinitarios are the fastest growing gang in New York. According to the FBI National Gang Assessment for 2010, the Trinitarios have become a threat on the East Coast. In addition, they have become an emerging gang in the New England area.