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Gang violence in Crowley (Crowley, LA): In Crowley, attention is once again turning to the violence on the streets. The latest investigations surround two shootings in less than two hours that are believed to be tied to rival gangs.
Source: KLFY 10 News    Date: November 17, 2014

One arrested, 2 sought in Roseland home invasion (Roseland, LA): Police say a badly beaten 79-year-old woman, who escaped from two masked men who broke into her home early Sunday morning, is still in the hospital. Officers say the pair stole cash, prescription pills, car keys and a cellphone from another 79-year-old woman in the home, all while beating the victim every step of the way.
Source: WWL News    Date: November 7, 2014

Guilty verdict in Allen family drug conspiracy; 'The Allens' operated as criminal gang (New Orleans, LA): The father of slain 5-year-old Briana Allen and two of his cousins Thursday (Nov. 6) were found guilty on drug conspiracy charges after a four-day trial in federal court.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 6, 2014

Inmate stabbed at OPP says attackers called him a 'rat' (New Orleans, LA): An inmate wounded last week at Orleans Parish Prison survived back-to-back stabbings from a pair of reputed gang members who called him a "rat," an arrest report says.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 5, 2014

Man sentenced to death in deadly heroin case (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to heroin trafficking and the death of a federal witness.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 17, 2014

Video shows gang members with 4-year-old at a drug deal (New Orleans, LA): Cell phone video shows East Hollygrove gang members selling crack-cocaine in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. For a few minutes, the buyer and dealers debate the drug size and money owed.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: October 10, 2014

50 months for gang member caught on camera selling heroin in front of 4-year-old (New Orleans, LA): A 21-year-old New Orleans man was sentenced Wednesday (Oct. 8) to 50 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling heroin and crack cocaine in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood, U.S. Attorney Kevin Polite announced.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 9, 2014

Man sentenced in gang-related shooting of Monroe teen (Monroe, LA): A Monroe man will spend the maximum amount of time behind bars after being sentenced in the gang-related shooting death of a 15-year-old.
Source: KNOE 8 News    Date: October 2, 2014

Indictment ties murder to gang (New Orleans, LA): The shocking slaying of 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer Joseph Massenburg last year in the West Carrollton neighborhood was the work of three alleged members of a violent street gang known as the “Mid-City Killers,” according to a grand jury indictment this week that raised the stakes in the case.
Source:    Date: September 19, 2014

Year after 11-year-old girl killed in gang shootout, 6 indicted (New Orleans, LA): Just over a year after New Orleans was rocked by two child slayings within the same week, six suspects have been indicted for their roles in what police called a gang-related shootout that left 11-year-old Arabian Gayles dead.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 11, 2014

NOPD, mayor hail swift murder conviction in 110'ers gang case (New Orleans, LA): After an alleged member of the Central City-area 110ers street gang was convicted of murder this week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleans Police officials hailed the trial as a major success for the city’s new anti-gang strategy.
Source: Uptown Messenger    Date: August 22, 2014

11 alleged members of Young Melph Mafia gang indicted on federal gun, cocaine charges (Central City, LA): Eleven alleged members of a Central City gang known as the "Young Melph Mafia" conspired to distribute crack cocaine and used guns to protect their trade, according to a federal indictment made public on Friday afternoon.
Source: Uptown Messenger    Date: August 22, 2014

In Mother's Day shooting case, first gang member pleads guilty (New Orleans, LA): A man charged as a member of the street gang authorities say is responsible for the 2013 Mother's Day shooting has cut a deal with prosecutors, new court papers say.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 22, 2014

New Orleans murders down in first half of 2014, but summer's death toll climbing (New Orleans, LA): The number of murders in New Orleans continued to decline through the first half of the year, albeit at a slower pace than the substantial drop in 2013. The figures are on track for a third consecutive year of decreases in a city that has long struggled with one of the nation's worst murder rates.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 21, 2014

Four suspected gang members indicted in slaying of rapper Magnolia Shorty (New Orleans, LA): An Orleans Parish grand jury Thursday indicted four suspected gang members on murder charges in the slaying of the celebrated New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty and a rival gang member.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 21, 2014

Jury convicts teen on murder charges in Central City gang slaying (New Orleans, LA): A teenager accused of being a member of a violent New Orleans street gang was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday, concluding a trial that saw the teen's father testify about his son's gang affiliation.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 20, 2014

Murder trial opens for accused member of violent New Orleans street gang (New Orleans, LA): One of 15 people charged in a sprawling, multi-defendant gang indictment began trial on murder changes in New Orleans Monday. Demond "Lil D" Sandifer, 19, is facing one count of second-degree murder in a 2011 Central City quadruple shooting that left a 22-year-old man dead.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 18, 2014

Gang member admits to role in rapper Magnolia Shorty's slaying, prosecutors say (New Orleans, LA): A 22-year-old admitted gang member, heroin dealer and murderer has confessed to being one of four men who fired the shots that killed well-known New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty in 2010, federal prosecutors said Wednesday (July 23).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 23, 2014

Gang activity being probed after Ferriday shooting (Ferriday, LA) : Eight people were arrested this week in connection to a Tuesday shooting that Ferriday Police say they believed involved a newly formed area gang.
Source: The Natchez Democrat    Date: June 28, 2014

Gang members flip amid tough crackdown, New Orleans officials say (New Orleans, LA): Darnell Brown, 30, was outside his mother's home on a spring evening when he was caught in the crossfire of gang warfare. His fatal mistake was standing near a group of acquaintances, one of whom was part of an ongoing street feud.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: June 14, 2014

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