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New Orleans police chief details plan to curb violent crime (New Orleans, LA): More overtime for police and more collaborative efforts with federal law enforcement agencies are among the steps New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison said are being taken to crack down on violent crime in the city.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 21, 2015
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New plans to address violent crime in New Orleans (New Orleans, LA): More overtime for police and more collaborative efforts with federal law enforcement agencies are among the steps New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison said are being taken to crack down on violent crime in the city.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 21, 2015
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100: New Orleans hits triple digits in murders 55 days sooner than last year (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans' year-to-date murder tally hit 100 on Thursday morning (July 9), 55 days sooner than a year ago, and 101 late Thursday night. The grim triple-digit milestone had not been reached until the first week of September in each of the previous two years.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 9, 2015
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Homicide stats for East Baton Rouge disturb some, but officials say key program spurring progress (East Baton Rouge, LA): Murders in East Baton Rouge Parish in June came at a disturbingly steady pace, with 11 homicides that don’t even account for negligent killings such as the death of a toddler named Angel Green, who was left inside a hot car June 5.
Source: The Advocate    Date: July 6, 2015
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Majority of EBR murders no longer gang related, officials say focus must shift to domestic, drug-related killings (Baton Rouge, LA): There have been several high-profile murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the first six months of the year: A brutal killing of a woman in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme, a U.S. Marshal fatally shot by a New Roads man wanted on double murder charges and an ex-girlfriend of a former LSU football player that was shot and killed in her home.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 1, 2015
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Members of 39ers street gang indicted in sprawling racketeering case; group accused of 12 murders (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors announced a sprawling indictment Friday against a New Orleans street gang accused of racketeering, trafficking crack cocaine and heroin, and committing at least a dozen murders in the city since 2010.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: June 21, 2015
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Eunice police to begin crackdown of street gang after one member arrested in shooting (Eunice, LA): The Eunice police chief said they are in the early stages of cracking down on a local street gang after one alleged gang member was arrested Thursday in a shooting.
Source: KATC 3 News    Date: June 12, 2015
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New Orleans 3-N-G gang member gets 22-year sentence in guilty plea (New Orleans, LA): A member of Central City' 3-N-G, the notorious street gang linked to the deaths of toddler Keira Holmes, rapper Renatta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe and eight other people, pleaded guilty Friday (May 8) to being a drug dealer in the criminal enterprise.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 8, 2015
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Gang Hang: Member of Central City's Young Melph Mafia Gets 13 (Central City, LA): While the Quarter cleanup is visible to most with Polaris ATV’s and cherries and berries flashing, there is also another battle against crime being waged in Central City. On Tuesday (4.14), yet another gang member from the neighborhood was sentenced as part of the sweep that followed the shooting death of five-year-old Briana Allen.
Source: NOLA Defender    Date: April 15, 2015
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Sentencing Day for Allen Gang Members (New Orleans, LA): The days when New Orleanians liked to pretend that the Crescent City did not count gangs amongst their woes are long gone. Yet, the last five years have seen a concerted effort from local and federal officials to clean up the gang problem. On Wednesday (4.08) two members of the Allen Gang received sentences.
Source: NOLA Defender    Date: April 8, 2015
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Felon turned life coach speaks at high school (Denham Springs, LA): Ashanti Witherspoon, a former gang member and drug dealer who spent more than 27 years in prison, recently talked to Denham Spring High School students about the dangers of drugs and gangs and the importance of graduating from high school.
Source: The Advocate    Date: April 1, 2015
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Harvey Hustlers racketeering case expands with new indictment (Gretna, LA): A Jefferson Parish grand jury Thursday (March 26) handed up an indictment charging a 22nd suspect in the sweeping racketeering case against the Harvey Hustlers street gang. Marlon Mercy, 37, is accused of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 26, 2015
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Baton Rouge BRAVE: What is it, and why does it matter? (Baton Rouge, LA): Leaders of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination initiative have said an important part of making the crime prevention strategy work is by garnering community awareness of and involvement in BRAVE.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 25, 2015
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Feds encounter Latin gang members in N.O. area: A Crimetracker Investigation (New Orleans, LA): Federal authorities said they are encountering higher level “Latin” gang members in the New Orleans area. Bloodshed on New Orleans streets is not an uncommon sight. A lot of it is blamed on feuding members of criminal gang, but not all are home grown.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: March 17, 2015
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110er gangster charged in 2 murders nets 50-year sentence in guilty plea (New Orleans, LA): A member of a New Orleans street gang charged in a slew of violent crimes -- including two murders -- pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and other gang-related counts Friday (March 13), netting himself a 50-year prison sentence in exchange.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 13, 2015
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Manhunt still on for 3 in Harvey Hustlers racketeering case (New Orleans, LA): Three of the 21 defendants in the latest Harvey Hustlers racketeering indictment remained at large Monday (March 9), a prosecutor said as the arraignments began at the Jefferson Parish Courthouse. With two police officers posted outside the courtroom for additional security, 12 defendants pleaded not guilty.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 9, 2015
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Details on Harvey Hustlers street gang coming in news conference (New Orleans, LA): One week after a state grand jury handed up a sweeping racketeering indictment charging 21 alleged members of the Harvey Hustlers street gang with narcotics and other crimes, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday (March 5) plans to hold a 10 a.m. news conference to discuss the notorious gang. The gang originated in West Jefferson in the mid-1980s and has been the focus of a local and federal investigation dating back at least six years.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 5, 2015
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Harvey Hustlers, a 'vile criminal' gang, charged in 30-count indictment (New Orleans, LA): For years, prosecutors say, the Harvey Hustlers street gang operated an illegal narcotics ring from West Jefferson neighborhoods, secreting cocaine and heroin into the area from Texas and protecting their enterprise through a violent enforcement arm known as the Murder Squad.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 5, 2015
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Duo charged in 3-N-G gang indictment plead guilty, receive reduced sentences (New Orleans, LA): Two members of a violent street gang charged in a massive racketeering indictment in 2013 pleaded guilty to racketeering, drug distribution and conspiracy charges Wednesday (March 4).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 4, 2015
http://www.nola.com/...

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
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