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Central City gang members indicted (New Orleans, LA): On the same day a federal jury convicted three members of the 8th Ward “Ride or Die” gang on racketeering, conspiracy, murder and other counts that will mean life prison sentences for each, a federal grand jury Friday issued a new racketeering indictment against six members of a notorious Central City gang, the “Young Melph Mafia.”
Source:    Date: August 28, 2015

Feds target Central City gang 'Young Melph Mafia' in racketeering, murder charges (New Orleans, LA): Five members of an alleged Central City gang were charged Friday (Aug. 28) in a federal racketeering indictment, alleging the "Young Melph Mafia" trafficked drugs and committed five murders.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: August 28, 2015

Jury gets case against alleged ‘Ride or Die’ gang members in federal court (New Orleans, LA): A jury began deliberating Wednesday in a federal racketeering case against three accused members of a St. Roch neighborhood street gang dubbed “Ride or Die” who are charged with committing several murders, shootings and robberies over a six-year span to bolster the group’s violent reputation and drug selling.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: August 27, 2015

'Ride Or Die' trial opens with Youtube video (New Orleans, LA): Members of "Ride Or Die" weren't shy about announcing their ties to the 8th Ward street gang, federal prosecutors said Tuesday (Aug. 18), at the start of a racketeering trial for three alleged gang leaders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 18, 2015

3 'Ride or Die' gang leaders head to trial, 9 others plead guilty (New Orleans, LA): Three alleged members of "Ride or Die," a gang that prosecutors say ran drugs in the 8th Ward and gunned down at least four people, will begin their trial Tuesday (Aug. 18), after a jury was selected Monday in New Orleans federal court.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 17, 2015

Gang member gets 18 years in federal prison on drug, firearm charges (New Orleans, LA): A member of the so-called Young Melph Mafia, a New Orleans street gang, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison after admitting to federal drug and firearms charges.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: August 6, 2015

Prosecutor: 5th person pleads guilty in gang-related drug sales; 4 more slated for Oct trial (New Orleans, LA): U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (puh-LEET) says a fifth person has pleaded guilty to charges in gang-related drug sales, with four more scheduled for trial in October.
Source: The Republic    Date: August 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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