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Police roundup targets wanted gang members (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police and the Cincinnati Initiative To Reduce Violence have arrested more than a dozen wanted suspects Friday.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: May 15, 2015
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Former gang members keep calm ahead of Brelo verdict (Cleveland, OH): Former gang members working to keep calm after Brelo verdict: issues could come from outside. A group of former gang members headed by former Browns player, Reggie Rucker has been working to keep Cleveland calm following a verdict in the Michael Brelo trial.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: May 12, 2015
http://www.wkyc.com/...

Gang member sentenced to 4 years for fight (Toledo, OH): Though not convicted in the shooting death of La’Quan Dunbar, a Toledo gang member was found guilty of taking part in a gang-related fight that preceded Mr. Dunbar’s death in 2013.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 23, 2015
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Cleveland councilman says double shooting of Cleveland brother and sister was gang-related (Cleveland, OH): The double shooting that left a 19-year-old mother dead and her 17-year-old brother in critical condition Tuesday was gang-related, according to a city councilman.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 15, 2015
http://www.cleveland.com/...

Judge Dellick details gang prevention funding for Austintown (Austintown, OH): Judge Theresa Dellick of Mahoning County Juvenile Court announced federal funding to help keep gangs from getting a foothold in Austintown schools. That programming will begin this fall also in Boardman, Struthers and Mahoning County High School, which deals with high-risk students in Youngstown, she noted at Monday’s Austintown trustee meeting.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: April 14, 2015
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The Golden Rules of the Heartless Felons, the Cleveland gang known for its viciousness (Cleveland, OH): The Heartless Felons are a Cleveland gang founded in a state youth correctional facility in the early 2000s as a way to fight rivals from across the state. They have spread to state prisons and Cleveland streets, using extortion and violence.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 2, 2015
http://www.cleveland.com/...

Feds allege 4 gang members killed man in home invasion (Columbus, OH): The government says four alleged gang members killed a man in an Ohio robbery to bolster their position in the gang. A grand jury charges the four alleged members of the central Ohio Short North Posse with shooting Marschell Brumfield during a home invasion in 2007 in Columbus.
Source: WLIO News    Date: April 2, 2015
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Purported founding member of Heartless Felons gang pleads guilty to federal gun charges (Cleveland, OH): A man authorities say is a founding member of the Heartless Felons gang pleaded guilty Friday to two firearms possession charges.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 27, 2015
http://www.cleveland.com/...

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
http://www.cleveland.com/...

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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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
http://www.journal-news.com/...

'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
http://www.wkyc.com/...

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
http://www.cleveland.com/...

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
http://www.cleveland.com/...

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
http://www.newsnet5.com/...

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
http://www.cleveland.com/...

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
http://www.wsaz.com/...

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