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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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