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Suspected gang members attend city's 6th 'Call-In' (New Orleans, LA): More than 30 suspected gang members gathered inside an Orleans Parish Criminal District courtroom on Monday (April 14) to listen to city officials and community members warn them of the dangers and consequences of gun violence in New Orleans.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 14, 2014

Law enforcement sends big blow to Big Money Block Boyz gang; 27 members arrested after yearlong investigation (Baton Rouge, LA): Twenty-seven members of the "Big Money Block Boyz" gang are being charged on drug-related counts, including racketeering and conspiracy to attempted murder and obstruction of justice after a year-long multi-agency investigation led to their capture Thursday, according to a Louisiana State Police news release.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 10, 2014

Feds indict nine in Mother's Day gang shooting, other crimes (New Orleans, LA): Federal authorities have taken up the prosecution of nine people accused of dealing heroin and crack cocaine as part of a gang behind the mass shooting at a Mother's Day second-line parade last spring.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 11, 2014

Marrero teenager convicted of shooting 2-year-old boy in the face (New Orleans, LA): A Marrero teenager who opened fire on a presumed rival from another street gang -- but instead shot his target's 2-year-old son in the face -- has been convicted. Carl Baham, 19, was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of illegal use of a gun in the July 25 shooting, outside a Harvey apartment complex at Apache and Tensas drives.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 27, 2014

Last Hollygrove gang member in federal RICO prosecution gets 40 years (New Orleans, LA): Walter "Ike Neezy" Conley, a member of a Hollygrove gang who pleaded guilty to killing a man in 2008 and other federal charges, was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 26, 2014

Police respond to alleged "gang threats" with show of solidarity (Lake Charles, LA): Alleged threats of gang activity brought out a large police presence at Calcasieu District Court. More than 25 uniformed Lake Charles Police officers showed up Wednesday morning in a sign of solidarity after an incident last week.
Source: KPLC 7 News    Date: February 26, 2014

Baton Rouge gang crackdown nets seven arrests Friday morning (Baton Rouge, LA): Dressed and equipped with SWAT tactical gear Friday morning, area law enforcement took down seven individuals associated with the “Big Money Block Boyz,” a gang known to law enforcement for their illegal drug and gun violence activity.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 7, 2014

New Orleans man gets life in prison for gang-related shootings (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a drug-dealing gang linked to a string of shootings.
Source: The Republic    Date: January 24, 2014

New Orleans murders fall again in 2013 (New Orleans, LA): In 2013, 155 people were murdered in Orleans Parish, a 20 percent drop from 193 the year before, following a national trend seen in a number of major U.S. cities, according to news reports.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 2, 2014

EBR sees significant drop in homicides in 2013 (East Baton Rouge, LA): East Baton Rouge Parish experienced a startling 22 percent decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, a drop law enforcement officials attribute to collaborative efforts between agencies and aggressive crime-fighting techniques.
Source: The Advocate    Date: January 1, 2014

Member of gang blamed for Briana Allen killing gets 15 years (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans man agreed to a 15-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Wednesday to racketeering and eight other state charges in a wide-ranging indictment against alleged members of the “110’ers” street gang.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 23, 2013

As Landrieu touts success of gang initiative, police look for perjury suspect in Briana Allen murder (New Orleans, LA): A special grand jury convened for gang prosecutions in New Orleans has indicted a 21-year-old Algiers woman on perjury charges stemming from her testimony almost a year ago about the slayings of 5-year-old Briana Allen and 33-year-old Shawanaa Pierce last year in Central City.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 18, 2013

Focus on New Orleans gangs has helped decrease murders to 40-year low, Mayor Landrieu says (New Orleans, LA): The number of murders in New Orleans has dropped this year to a low not seen since 1971, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Tuesday in a news conference touting his anti-violence initiatives and gang crackdowns that he and law-enforcement officials said are working.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 17, 2013

BRAVE using unique approach in an attempt to reduce crime in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA): The BRAVE program, adopted from the ceasefire strategy used in more than 50 cities around the country, including New Orleans, attempts gain trust of the public by establishing "legitimacy" of law enforcement and by holding violent members of gangs or groups accountable.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 11, 2013

For BR gangs, an ultimatum and off-ramp from violence (Baton Rouge, LA): On a chilly night last month, about two dozen reputed gang members piled into the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown for an after-hours meeting with law enforcement and community leaders. It was an unusual rendezvous that was months in the making.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 9, 2013

Police say gang violence to blame for double murder near CCC (New Orleans, LA): Two men are now in Orleans Parish Prison charged in a high-profile double murder last month in Algiers.
Source:    Date: December 6, 2013

Hollygrove gang member gets life prison term for his role in drug-related killings (New Orleans, LA): A Hollygrove gang member who pleaded guilty to federal gun, drug and murder charges was sentenced to life in prison this week. Theron "Thema" Golston, 23, admitted to participating in the killing of Aaron Allen on Feb. 27, 2007 and to taking part in the June 2010 drive-by shooting of 55-year-old Eula Mae Ivey, whose grandson was the intended target.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 21, 2013

New Orleans gang warfare claims city's youngest murder victim of the year (New Orleans, LA): Gang warfare led to the drive-by shooting that killed a sleeping infant and his father when the car carrying them and two women became a moving target for assailants on New Orleans' West Bank, police said Thursday.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 14, 2013

Group says it's vying for $70 million donation (Houma, LA): One year after proposing a parenting and mentoring program to benefit at-risk youth in the Houma area, the Christian Coalition Against Gang Violence may be on the verge of making a much larger commitment to provide them with increased opportunity.
Source: Houma Courier    Date: November 12, 2013

Seven alleged N.O. gang members indicted (New Orleans, LA): Seven alleged gang members from the East Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans have been indicted on federal drug charges.
Source: Daily Comet    Date: October 11, 2013

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