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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

Year after 11-year-old girl killed in gang shootout, 6 indicted (New Orleans, LA): Just over a year after New Orleans was rocked by two child slayings within the same week, six suspects have been indicted for their roles in what police called a gang-related shootout that left 11-year-old Arabian Gayles dead.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 11, 2014

NOPD, mayor hail swift murder conviction in 110'ers gang case (New Orleans, LA): After an alleged member of the Central City-area 110ers street gang was convicted of murder this week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleans Police officials hailed the trial as a major success for the city’s new anti-gang strategy.
Source: Uptown Messenger    Date: August 22, 2014

11 alleged members of Young Melph Mafia gang indicted on federal gun, cocaine charges (Central City, LA): Eleven alleged members of a Central City gang known as the "Young Melph Mafia" conspired to distribute crack cocaine and used guns to protect their trade, according to a federal indictment made public on Friday afternoon.
Source: Uptown Messenger    Date: August 22, 2014

In Mother's Day shooting case, first gang member pleads guilty (New Orleans, LA): A man charged as a member of the street gang authorities say is responsible for the 2013 Mother's Day shooting has cut a deal with prosecutors, new court papers say.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 22, 2014

New Orleans murders down in first half of 2014, but summer's death toll climbing (New Orleans, LA): The number of murders in New Orleans continued to decline through the first half of the year, albeit at a slower pace than the substantial drop in 2013. The figures are on track for a third consecutive year of decreases in a city that has long struggled with one of the nation's worst murder rates.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 21, 2014

Four suspected gang members indicted in slaying of rapper Magnolia Shorty (New Orleans, LA): An Orleans Parish grand jury Thursday indicted four suspected gang members on murder charges in the slaying of the celebrated New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty and a rival gang member.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 21, 2014

Jury convicts teen on murder charges in Central City gang slaying (New Orleans, LA): A teenager accused of being a member of a violent New Orleans street gang was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday, concluding a trial that saw the teen's father testify about his son's gang affiliation.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 20, 2014

Murder trial opens for accused member of violent New Orleans street gang (New Orleans, LA): One of 15 people charged in a sprawling, multi-defendant gang indictment began trial on murder changes in New Orleans Monday. Demond "Lil D" Sandifer, 19, is facing one count of second-degree murder in a 2011 Central City quadruple shooting that left a 22-year-old man dead.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 18, 2014

Gang member admits to role in rapper Magnolia Shorty's slaying, prosecutors say (New Orleans, LA): A 22-year-old admitted gang member, heroin dealer and murderer has confessed to being one of four men who fired the shots that killed well-known New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty in 2010, federal prosecutors said Wednesday (July 23).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 23, 2014

Gang activity being probed after Ferriday shooting (Ferriday, LA) : Eight people were arrested this week in connection to a Tuesday shooting that Ferriday Police say they believed involved a newly formed area gang.
Source: The Natchez Democrat    Date: June 28, 2014

Gang members flip amid tough crackdown, New Orleans officials say (New Orleans, LA): Darnell Brown, 30, was outside his mother's home on a spring evening when he was caught in the crossfire of gang warfare. His fatal mistake was standing near a group of acquaintances, one of whom was part of an ongoing street feud.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: June 14, 2014

NOPD: Efforts against gang violence paying off (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans Police say a different approach at battling gang violence is paying off. "Over the last couple years, we've done a tremendous amount of work holding gang members accountable for their crimes in the city of New Orleans," said Police Chief Ronal Serpas.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: June 13, 2014

Gang-related graffiti, an eyesore in Bossier community (Shreveport, LA): Gang-related graffiti is tagged on buildings along Barksdale Boulevard, and on property in the Barksdale Annex community. People living there said it’s an eyesore.
Source: KTAL Channel 6 News    Date: June 9, 2014

Alleged 3-N-G gang member mistakenly freed (New Orleans, LA): Officials were taking no chances Friday as 13 alleged members of a bloody Central City street gang sat together in an Orleans Parish courtroom. But while a swarm of deputies bird-dogged the purported members of the "3-N-G" gang, one defendant was nowhere to be found.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: May 11, 2014

Mother's Day shooting: Gang feud behind last year's violence target of authorities (New Orleans, LA): The story is familiar in New Orleans: gangs, guns, drugs. Retaliation. Somebody shot somebody over something, so there was hell to pay, according to the police account of the Mother's Day 2013 mass shooting that left 19 people wounded and one trampled.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 10, 2014

After Mother's Day shooting, a push for progress amid relentless violence (New Orleans, LA): There is a simple but stark warning to the residents of the 7th Ward spray-painted in red on a house near the intersection of North Villere and Frenchmen streets where 19 people were shot in a hail of bullets last Mother's Day: "Shut the f*** up!!!"
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 9, 2014

BRPD: Violent crime dropped 15 percent in 2013 (Baton Rouge, LA): The crime rate has been a highly discussed topic in Baton Rouge the last few years. Perhaps the intense interest in improving public safety is paying off. "The (decrease in) violent crimes is a huge drop," claimed Cpl. Don Coppola, a BRPD spokesman.
Source: WGMB FOX44 News     Date: April 23, 2014

Suspected 'Hot Glocks' member indicted in Leonidas shooting (New Orleans, LA): An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted a suspected Leonidas area gang member police say tried to kill someone he thought was a law enforcement informant.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 22, 2014

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

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