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Prosecutor: Football gift 'aggravating' in gang case (Youngstown, OH): Darrell Mason’s athletic prowess at Ursuline High School was something any high-school athlete would pray for. Which makes the fact he turned to heading up an East Side street gang that dealt drugs and was involved in several shootings all the more maddening, Assistant Prosecutor Martin Desmond said at Mason’s sentencing hearing on drug, weapons and gang charges Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, just before Mason was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: March 25, 2015
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Suspected Cutthroats gang member sentenced to 7 1/2 years in federal prison on gun charge (Akron, OH): A convicted felon whom authorities believe is a member of a Heartless Felons offshoot was sentenced Thursday to 7 1/2 years in prison after selling a gun and ammunition to an undercover federal agent.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 25, 2015
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Former Youngstown street gang leader sentenced to prison (Youngstown, OH): The former leader of a Youngstown street gang is going to prison. A ten year sentence was handed down on Tuesday to 24-year-old Darrell Mason, Jr., who authorities say led the Vic Boys criminal street gang.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: March 24, 2015
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Butler County homicide rate below state, national averages (Hamilton, OH): The homicide rate in Butler County remained below state and national averages, but local police departments aren’t taking much credit. Police agencies said homicides typically are random acts of violence, so it’s difficult to reduce or stop the number committed in their communities.
Source: Journal-News    Date: March 13, 2015
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'Heartless Felons' gang leader gets 99 years to life (Cleveland, OH): A convicted Cleveland street gang leader received 99 years to life behind bars after he was found guilty of murdering a man outside a Superior Avenue bar.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: March 10, 2015
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Notorious Cleveland street gang connected to barber shop killings in Warrensville Heights (Cleveland, OH): The gunshot killings of three people last month at a Warrensville Heights barber shop were one round in a a string of violent clashes between two Cleveland street gangs - the Heartless Felons and Loyal Always.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 5, 2015
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Gang charges dropped against man whose brother led violent Akron gang (Akron, OH): A man authorities once dubbed a ranking member of a violent Akron street gang avoided prison time on Thursday. Marcus Dawson, 20, the brother of gang leader Williams Dawson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice, a fourth-degree felony. He was originally charged with participating in a criminal gang, a second-degree felony.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 5, 2015
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Prosecutors may seek death penalty in Warrensville Heights barbershop killings case (Cleveland, OH): The man accused of shooting three people dead and wounding three others inside a Warrensville Heights barbershop last month may face the death penalty if his case goes to trial.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 4, 2015
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Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed proposes 'interrupters' to deal with gang violence (Cleveland, OH): A string of shootings kept Cleveland Police running this past weekend including an 18-year-old man killed on East 104 Street. The motive is still unknown. Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed blames some of the recent violence on gangs.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: March 3, 2015
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Heartless Felons gang leader Julius Webster, convicted of murder, wants new trial (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland man who authorities say is a leader of Ohio's fastest growing criminal gang is asking for a new trial after being convicted of murder earlier this month.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: February 27, 2015
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Teen gang suspect accused of trying to bring loaded gun into Buchtel High School (Akron, OH): A 16-year-old boy suspected of being part of an Akron street gang is accused of trying to bring a loaded gun into Buchtel High School.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 13, 2015
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Final Person Pleads Guilty in 'Bloods' Gang Drug Ring in Scioto County (Scioto County, OH): The 22nd, and final defendant in a cocaine and heroin trafficking ring that ran from Columbus to Portsmouth has pleaded guilty and sentenced to prison.
Source: WSAZ 3 News    Date: February 11, 2015
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City budget includes more to fight gang violence, infant mortality (Columbus, OH): The Columbus City Council approved an $814 million operating budget for 2015 that will include more funding to combat gang violence and infant mortality.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: February 10, 2015
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Accused leader of Heartless Felons gang found guilty of murder (Cleveland, OH): A Cuyahoga County jury found accused gang leader Julius Webster guilty of murder on Monday. He was found not guilty of the more serious charge of aggravated murder.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: February 9, 2015
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Felon with gang connection accused of shooting man after Akron car crash (Akron, OH): A man once convicted of robbery who was connected to an Akron street gang is now accused of shooting a 22-year-old man after the man crashed into his car.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 9, 2015
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Shooting of toddler in home is gang-related (Toledo, OH): New information in the case of a two year old boy shot in his own home. Police say the shooting was gang related. The 2-year old is at the University of Michigan Children's hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm and stomach.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News    Date: February 9, 2015
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Smith gets 40 years in gang drug case (Columbus, OH): Thomas Smith, age 26, of Columbus, will spend the next 40 years in prison. Smith was the only one of 22 people to stand trial, after most of the rest were indicted in a case which saw members of the 22nd Street Gang out of Columbus and others charged with trafficking in drugs as a part of an “engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity,” case.
Source: Portsmouth Daily Times    Date: February 5, 2015
http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/...

Suspected gang leader admits his role in Heartless Felons in jailhouse letter to minister (Cleveland, OH): Julius Webster admitted in a jailhouse letter to a minister that he was a gang leader of the Heartless Felons and that he has been haunted by his past.
Source: cleveland.com    Date: February 3, 2015
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Members of Cleveland 'Cutthroats' gang indicted (Cleveland, OH): Acting on evidence gathered by the Cleveland Police Gang Impact Unit, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted 12 adult members of the Cutthroats, a violent street gang that operated in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, on RICO charges and for participating in criminal gang activity.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: February 2, 2015
http://www.wkyc.com/...

Reining in the Short North Posse (Columbus, OH): The gang’s reach spread as the years passed, beyond Columbus and central Ohio and even across state lines.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: January 31, 2015
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