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21 indicted in narcotics racketeering case tied to Harvey Hustlers gang, records indicate (New Orleans, LA): A grand jury indicted 21 people in a sweeping state racketeering case in Jefferson Parish that involved illegal narcotics sales, firearms and attempted murders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 27, 2015

Following convictions in Briana Allen murder, 110er 'patriarch' receives reduced sentence for testifying against sons (New Orleans, LA): A convicted gang member and reputed father figure for a group young men convicted in a slew of violent crimes including the 2012 murder of 5-year-old Briana Allen received a reduced sentence Tuesday, after testifying against his son and stepson at trial last month.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 24, 2015

'Harvey Hustlers' gang members facing murder, drug charges in new indictment (Harvey, LA): Members of the notorious Harvey Hustlers street gang, accused of using violence to control the West Bank drug trade, have been charged with murder and drug conspiracy in a new indictment. A federal grand jury returned the 16-count indictment against a dozen defendants Thursday (Feb. 12).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 13, 2015

'3-N-G' gang case illustrates how Louisiana struggles to pay for criminal defense (New Orleans, LA): Attorneys for a group of accused "3-N-G" street gang members who are charged in a sprawling racketeering indictment want an Orleans Parish judge to compel the state to provide money for their clients' defense. Otherwise, they say, the judge should release the defendants from jail until trial.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 11, 2015

Adult, four juveniles charged in gang-related robberies (Lake Charles, LA): One adult and four juveniles have been charged in connection with violent gang-related robberies, city police said. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said 18-year-old Shaundrica Renae Captain and the four juveniles were arrested on robbery charges.
Source: KPLC 7 News    Date: February 9, 2015

Police: Members of 'New Boyz' gang arrested in Bourbon Street brawl (New Orleans, LA): A multi-agency investigation had resulted in the arrests of three suspects and a search for a fourth involved in a Feb. 1 brawl outside a French Quarter nightclub, according to State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey.
Source:    Date: February 6, 2015

Central City gang member pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges (New Orleans, LA): A member of the Central City gang Young Melph Mafia pleaded guilty Wednesday (Feb. 4) to federal drug and gun charges, admitting he was a member of the gang that prosecutors alleged distributed at least 28 grams of crack cocaine since 2008.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 4, 2015

Gang members convicted in killing of 5-year-old Briana Allen (New Orleans, LA): Guilty verdicts against three young New Orleans men in the jarring 2012 murders of 5-year-old Briana Allen and Shawanna Pierce in Central City, among other alleged gang-related crimes, drew a proud response from Mayor Mitch Landrieu late Thursday.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: January 29, 2015

Deliberations expected to begin Thursday in trial for alleged gang members accused in Briana Allen killing (New Orleans, LA): Three weeks after prosecutors presented an Orleans Parish jury with a litany of charges facing a group of alleged gang members, the trial for three men accused in the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman in 2012 is coming to a close.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 28, 2015

Father and reputed patriarch of 110ers gang testifies against sons at trial (New Orleans, LA): Antonio "Big Rico" Johnson, pausing frequently to wipe away tears, sat facing an Orleans Parish jury Thursday (Jan. 22) while telling them of how his son, stepson and two of their friends opened fire on a unsuspecting group of partygoers in Central City on May 29, 2012, killing a five-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 22, 2015

Prosecutors lay out case against 3 men charged in Briana Allen killing (New Orleans, LA): For Shawanna Pierce and Briana Allen, the night of May 28, 2012 ended like any other. Pierce, 33, went to bed, excited to celebrate the birthday of a relative the next day. Briana, then just 5-years-old, went to sleep at her mother's home in Central City "relishing" her recent graduation from kindergarten, optimistic about summer plans.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 14, 2015

Trial begins for alleged gang members accused in Briana Allen killing (Central, LA): It was a warm, clear evening in Central City. A little boy's birthday party was underway and a large group of family and friends had gathered outside a white house with green trim in the 1200 block of Simon Bolivar Avenue to celebrate.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 12, 2015

Suspected gang member convicted on heroin distribution charges could face life sentence (New Orleans, LA): A 33-year-old suspected gang member convicted of dealing heroin last week could now face a life sentence, prosecutors said Monday (Jan. 12).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 12, 2015

New Orleans murders fall again in 2014; officials point to anti-violence measures (New Orleans, LA): Murders in New Orleans fell to 150 in 2014, the lowest number the city has recorded in four decades. The reductions have come after Mayor Mitch Landrieu's 2012 launch of NOLA for Life, a raft of social service programs and anti-gang crackdowns aimed at preventing shootings and intervening in the lives of at-risk young men. City officials said the numbers prove the campaign is effective.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 2, 2015

Racketeering indictment seeks to pin 6 murders on 6 members of 6th Ward gang (New Orleans, LA): Six accused members of the 6th Ward Wild Side Gang, described by prosecutors as a thuggish criminal enterprise intent on selling drugs and violently eliminating rivals on New Orleans' streets, were named Wednesday (Dec. 17) in a state grand jury racketeering indictment involving six murders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 17, 2014

New Orleans Mother's Day shooting: Racketeering charges added against 7th Ward gang (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors in New Orleans have added racketeering counts to the charges against alleged members of a 7th Ward gang involved in a shootout at a 2013 Mother's Day second line parade that wounded 19 bystanders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 12, 2014

Sheriff's deputy indicted in alleged gang-related stabbing in OPP (New Orleans, LA): An Orleans criminal sheriff's deputy was indicted Thursday - along with eight inmates - in connection with an alleged gang-related stabbing inside Orleans Parish Prison.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: December 11, 2014

12 years for dealer who filmed himself selling drugs in front of child (New Orleans, LA): A 21-year-old gang member who videotaped himself selling drugs -- with a toddler only inches away -- was sentenced to a dozen years in prison for his role in violent Hollygrove street gang.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 10, 2014

From the street to the classroom (New Orleans, LA): Why do kids join gangs? What do they get out of gangs? These are questions best answered by those who have lived it. That’s the approach that Reginald Parquet takes in his course, Guns and Gangs.
Source: Tulane University    Date: December 5, 2014

Heroin dealer sentenced to 30 years for 2011 murder tied to 'G-Strip' gang (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans heroin dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for the murder of another dealer in the 9th Ward in 2011 , U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's Office announced.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 5, 2014

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