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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

Gang violence in Crowley (Crowley, LA): In Crowley, attention is once again turning to the violence on the streets. The latest investigations surround two shootings in less than two hours that are believed to be tied to rival gangs.
Source: KLFY 10 News    Date: November 17, 2014

One arrested, 2 sought in Roseland home invasion (Roseland, LA): Police say a badly beaten 79-year-old woman, who escaped from two masked men who broke into her home early Sunday morning, is still in the hospital. Officers say the pair stole cash, prescription pills, car keys and a cellphone from another 79-year-old woman in the home, all while beating the victim every step of the way.
Source: WWL News    Date: November 7, 2014

Guilty verdict in Allen family drug conspiracy; 'The Allens' operated as criminal gang (New Orleans, LA): The father of slain 5-year-old Briana Allen and two of his cousins Thursday (Nov. 6) were found guilty on drug conspiracy charges after a four-day trial in federal court.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 6, 2014

Inmate stabbed at OPP says attackers called him a 'rat' (New Orleans, LA): An inmate wounded last week at Orleans Parish Prison survived back-to-back stabbings from a pair of reputed gang members who called him a "rat," an arrest report says.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 5, 2014

Man sentenced to death in deadly heroin case (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to heroin trafficking and the death of a federal witness.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 17, 2014

Video shows gang members with 4-year-old at a drug deal (New Orleans, LA): Cell phone video shows East Hollygrove gang members selling crack-cocaine in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. For a few minutes, the buyer and dealers debate the drug size and money owed.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: October 10, 2014

50 months for gang member caught on camera selling heroin in front of 4-year-old (New Orleans, LA): A 21-year-old New Orleans man was sentenced Wednesday (Oct. 8) to 50 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling heroin and crack cocaine in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood, U.S. Attorney Kevin Polite announced.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 9, 2014

Man sentenced in gang-related shooting of Monroe teen (Monroe, LA): A Monroe man will spend the maximum amount of time behind bars after being sentenced in the gang-related shooting death of a 15-year-old.
Source: KNOE 8 News    Date: October 2, 2014

Indictment ties murder to gang (New Orleans, LA): The shocking slaying of 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer Joseph Massenburg last year in the West Carrollton neighborhood was the work of three alleged members of a violent street gang known as the “Mid-City Killers,” according to a grand jury indictment this week that raised the stakes in the case.
Source:    Date: September 19, 2014

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