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Letters from jail hardly offer a loving feeling: Prosecutors say accused gang leader's writings meant to intimidate (Cleveland, OH): Julius Webster's letters to his one-time girlfriend from his jail cell were hardly missives of love. Instead, prosecutors say, the letters were attempts to intimidate witnesses in a case Cuyahoga County prosecutors built against Webster, who authorities say is a leader in one of the most vicious gangs in Ohio, the Heartless Felons.
Source: cleveland.com    Date: January 28, 2015
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Officers shoot, kill suspected Ohio gang ringleader (Columbus, OH): The suspected ringleader of a central Ohio gang facing more than 100 years in prison if convicted was shot and killed Tuesday after he opened fire on police, authorities said.
Source: The Blade    Date: January 27, 2015
http://www.toledoblade.com/...

Trial begins for accused Heartless Felons gang leader Julius Webster (Cleveland, OH): A full gallery and heavy police presence were inside courtroom 21-C on Wednesday for the start of the murder trial of Julius Webster, the accused ringleader of the Heartless Felons, a street gang with statewide ties.
Source: NewsNet5.com    Date: January 22, 2015
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Fears of Gang Violence Puts 4 Columbus High Schools on Lockdown (Columbus, OH): Several schools in the Columbus area were on lockdown Wednesday after concerns about possible gang violence. Linden-McKinley High School, Northland High School, Whetstone High School and Mifflin High School were locked down. Police also actively patrolled the area. All after-school activities, however, were canceled as well.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News    Date: January 21, 2015
http://www.myfox28columbus.com/...

Cameras playing role in curtailing gang activity (Toledo, OH): Toledo police are saying that a $1.6 million project to 160 Sky-Cop surveillance cameras around the city is paying off. Camera evidence helped lead to the conviction of Deontay Smith, 25, on six charges related to the East Toledo murder of Michael Macklin, Jr. in what is described as a gang shooting.
Source: The Press    Date: January 19, 2015
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Man gets more than four years in gang case (Youngstown, OH): Tawuan Gordon says he wants to take care of his two young children when he gets out of prison. He was sentenced to 41/2 years Wednesday after pleading guilty to one count of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in cocaine, five counts of trafficking in heroin and a single count of participating in criminal gang activity.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: January 15, 2015
http://www.vindy.com/...

Judge sentences gang member, murderer to life (Toledo, OH): Wearing a white T-shirt that implored, “Put the guns down,” Kenya Franklin said gang members like the one who shot and killed her son aren’t doing anything but sending themselves to prison.
Source: The Blade    Date: January 8, 2015
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Man with loaded gun arrested at hospital after gang-related shooting (Canton, OH): Dozens of people were at Mercy Medical Center early Thursday morning where, just minutes after a man shot in a gang-related shooting was pronounced dead, an armed man walked in.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: January 2, 2015
http://www.cantonrep.com/...

Parsing Fact From Fiction With Street Gangs Online (Cleveland, OH): The use of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook by street gangs has been recurring area of interest for WCPN this year. One question we’ve been asking ourselves is whether “cyber-banging,” as some have called it, represents truth, fiction or a blend of the two. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer returns to this topic by exploring a recent 299-count indictment targeting a gang on Cleveland's west side.
Source: ideastream    Date: December 17, 2014
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Cleveland Heartless Felons gang issues orders to kill white police officers (Cleveland, OH): The Heartless Felons gang gave its members orders to kill white police officers to avenge black lives taken by white police officers, including the Nov. 21 Tamir Rice shooting, officials said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 17, 2014
http://www.cleveland.com/...

Cleveland police find drugs, 21 cell phones, nearly $55K in home of drug dealer on probation (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police seized guns, drugs, nearly $55,000 in cash and several "gang rap CDs" from the Shaker Square home of a man on probation for dealing drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.cleveland.com/...

Notorious Club Back and Hamer street gang operated as loose network, police say (Cincinnati, OH): An influx in robberies and shootings, including the killing of a known drug-dealer, renewed Cincinnati police efforts to combat gang networks in Over-the-Rhine this year.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: December 8, 2014
http://www.wcpo.com/...

Mahoning County Judge works to keep youth out of gangs (Akron, OH): Original Killers, Sin City Disciples MC, 9 Kings and Akron Larceny Boys, these are not new movie titles. They represent just a few of the dozens of gangs operating in Ohio.
Source: The Akron Legal News    Date: December 4, 2014
http://www.akronlegalnews.com/...

The Triangle: Gang saga grim but gripping (Columbus, OH): Kevin Deutsch, a reporter for the Long Island newspaper Newsday, spent his off hours during 2012 with two gangs in the village of Hempstead in suburban New York. Weekends were devoted to the Crips, and evenings immersed in the world of the Bloods — both gangs that have branches throughout the United States.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: November 30, 2014
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2 Gun Gang: Half-dozen victims testify about being terrorized by juveniles (Cincinnati, OH): A half-dozen victims testified about the terrors four juveniles allegedly committed as members of the 2 Gun Gang went on trial Wednesday. Police arrested eight gang members – including three young adults – in October, saying they had busted the gang that had been threatening students with guns and robbing them near the University of Cincinnati campus.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: November 26, 2014
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Jurors return guilty verdict in man's retrial on murder charge (Franklin County, OH): Four months after a Franklin County jury was unable to decide whether Mario M. Harris fatally shot a man outside a Far East Side nightclub, a second jury convicted him of the crime.
Source: Columbus Dispatch    Date: November 25, 2014
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Central-city man gets 2 years on gang charge (Toledo, OH): A central Toledo gang member was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for participating in a criminal gang, but felony charges still are pending against him in Lucas County Common Pleas Court for a separate incident.
Source: The Blade    Date: November 25, 2014
http://www.toledoblade.com/...

Cleveland FBI looking for suspected gang member who escaped major bust which nabbed 38 suspects (Cleveland, OH): The Cleveland FBI is looking for a suspected gang member, who remains on the loose after a large gang roundup.
Source: NewsNet5.com    Date: November 24, 2014
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CPD: Gang members decreasing (Cincinnati, OH): Gang activity continues to steadily rise throughout the United States, despite law enforcement's attempts to deal with the epidemic. Here in the Tri-state, Cincinnati Police are out in search of suspects connected to gang violence and say the amount of gang-involved individuals is decreasing.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: November 17, 2014
http://www.fox19.com/...

Suspected gang members face charges in July slaying (Toledo, OH): Two suspected gang members were indicted Friday by a Lucas County grand jury for their alleged roles in the slaying of a Toledo man.
Source: The Blade    Date: November 8, 2014
http://www.toledoblade.com/...

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