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Jury begins deliberating in death penalty case against reputed gang member (Hammond, IN): A jury is expected to continue deliberations Friday to determine the fate of alleged high-ranking Imperial Gangster Juan "Tito" Briseno.
Source: The Times    Date: February 26, 2015

Feds argue for guilty verdict in gang racketeering case (East Chicago, IN): Federal attorneys urged jurors during their closing arguments Thursday to convict Juan Briseno of murdering six people as part of his criminal work with the East Chicago Imperial Gangsters, saying they had more than enough evidence.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: February 26, 2015

'I lied; don't remember,' say witnesses in gang murder trial (Hammond, IN): Defense witnesses called Tuesday in the trial of Juan Briseno seemed to bolster the prosecution’s case against the member of the East Chicago-based Imperial Gangsters street gang.
Source: The Times    Date: February 24, 2015

Witnesses point to alleged gang leader involvement in shootings (Hammond, IN): Patricia Wunderlich said she didn't want to believe the young man she saw acting suspiciously the night of a killing down the street from her home in October 2008 was the same one she grown so fond of since moving to her home in Bering Avenue in East Chicago.
Source: The Times    Date: February 17, 2015

Teen sentenced to 17 years for 2013 gang-related shooting near Mary Beck Elementary (Elkhart, IN): A 15-year-old boy was sentenced to 17 years in prison Thursday, Feb. 12, after he pleaded guilty in connection to a 2013 gang-related shooting near Mary Beck Elementary School in Elkhart.
Source: The Elkhart Truth    Date: February 13, 2015

Admitted gang member sentenced for Evansville shooting (Evansville, IN): An Evansville man was sentenced to prison Thursday after he admitted that he was a gang member and fired a gun during a Downtown shooting last year in which a man was wounded.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: February 12, 2015

Former gang leader says defendant bragged about killings (East Chicago, IN): A former leader of the East Chicago Imperial Gangsters testified before a federal jury Wednesday about how former fellow gang member Juan Briseno talked about killing five of the six people he's charged with murdering.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: February 11, 2015

Indianapolis group partners with Boy Scouts to combat youth crime and violence (Indianapolis, IN): Leading kids on a path to a successful future and not a life of crime. That is the mission behind an effort to develop more Boy Scout groups in the urban cores in Marion County.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News    Date: February 7, 2015

Three Clark County inmates face additional gang-related charges (Clark County, IN): David Carter, Phillip Hutt and Ryan Hardin are charged with criminal gang activity and battery. Investigators said they are members of the Gaylord gang. They are accused of assaulting an inmate and fellow gang member over drugs.
Source: WLKY News    Date: January 27, 2015

Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff wants to introduce new measures to deal with gang violence (Vanderburgh County, IN): Vanderburgh County jail workers are taking extra precautions with the arrests of dozens of suspected gang members over the past few months. Sheriff Dave Wedding would like to introduce new measures to deal with the rise in gang violence.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: January 21, 2015

Former gang member talks about Indy crime (Indianapolis, IN): In the first 20 days of 2015, Indianapolis has experienced several deadly shootings related to gang violence. Indianapolis doesn't have the deeply entrenched and violently territorial gangs seen in larger cities including Chicago or Detroit, but the Circle City has gang members that have been arrested and prosecuted for misdemeanors, murders and everything in between.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: January 20, 2015

Police: Teen's shooting death was gang-related (Indianapolis, IN): In a deadly start to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, homicide detectives were investigating a fatal shooting of a young teen on the northeast side of the city early Monday.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: January 19, 2015

Indiana Supreme Court reverses gang member’s conviction (Anderson, IN): The Indiana Supreme Court has reversed a gang member’s attempted murder conviction stemming from a brutal attack on a rival gang member.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: January 17, 2015

Reputed E.C. gang member accepts plea deal (Hammond, IN): As the trial of reputed Imperial Gangsters leader Juan “Tito” Briseno is set to begin Monday, another alleged member of his gang has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
Source: The Times    Date: January 8, 2015

Reputed Imperial Gangsters member sentenced to 25 years in prison (Hammond, IN): A reputed member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison on federal racketeering charges.
Source: The Times    Date: December 23, 2014

Assault kills 220 region youths in 12 years, eclipsing state, national trends (East Chicago, IN): It's a region social disease that has claimed at least 220 youth lives within 12 years, a Times review of federal mortality data shows. But this illness spreads through Northwest Indiana communities via bullets and beatings rather than contagions and genetic mutations.
Source: The Times    Date: December 16, 2014

Bond revoked for Hammond man charged in gang-linked shootings (Crown Point, IN): A Hammond man accused of being involved in two separate gang-related shootings is being held without bail in the Lake County Jail.
Source: The Times    Date: December 1, 2014

East Chicago gang member sentenced to 11-year term (Hammond, IN): A federally convicted member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court to 11 years in prison.
Source: The Times    Date: November 21, 2014

Trio suspected of gang activity, counterfeiting (Lafayette, IN): Police say four stores were duped last week by a trio of suspected gang members passing counterfeit $100 bills in Lafayette.
Source: Journal and Courier    Date: November 6, 2014

13 Investigates: Tippecanoe County's use of tax dollars to fight gang activity (Lafayette, IN): Tippecanoe County officials report at least 46 gangs have moved into the Lafayette area, bringing an increase in vandalism and crime. They've received thousands of dollars from the federal government to fight the problem.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: October 27, 2014

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