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3 life sentences imposed on last of 10 39ers gang members convicted in federal court (New Orleans, LA): Evans "Eazy" Lewis, the last of 10 convicted members of New Orleans' notorious 39ers street gang, had three life prison terms imposed Wednesday (Aug. 16) when he was sentenced in the city's federal courthouse.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 16, 2017

BRAVE contract recipients push back against criticism at Metro Council meeting (Baton Rouge, LA): People who received recent contracts in the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination anti-gang initiative pushed back Wednesday against criticism, defending the importance of their roles in the program, while Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's administration provided more answers about the status of BRAVE.
Source: The Advocate    Date: August 9, 2017

Real Talk: Gangs, guns and violence in Queensborough (Shreveport, LA): Few people were out and about on a recent afternoon in the Queensborough neighborhood of Shreveport, soon after nine people from the area were arrested and indicted for crimes that authorities said included murder.
Source: The Times    Date: August 6, 2017

Man convicted in 'D-Block Gang' case accused of dealing meth on Dumaine (New Orleans, LA): A man convicted in 2012 for his role in a Treme-based gang, and on parole for a separate conviction for accessory to homicide, was arrested Thursday (Aug. 3) after police say he was seen selling crystal meth out of an abandoned vehicle in Treme.
Source:    Date: August 5, 2017

Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome suspends recent BRAVE contracts amid increased scrutiny (Baton Rouge, LA): Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's office confirmed Tuesday she is suspending all contracts issued from mid-June to mid-July for the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program after backlash surfaced this past week about the anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Advocate    Date: August 1, 2017

4 life sentences for 1 39ers gang member, 2 other gang members also sentenced (New Orleans, LA): A 24-year-old member of the 39ers gang received four life sentences in federal court Wednesday (July 26) following his February convictions of murder, assault, drug-trafficking and an array of gun charges related to his role in the notoriously violent New Orleans gang, according to the office of Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 26, 2017

Life sentences imposed upon 39ers gang members linked to Magnolia Shorty slaying (New Orleans, LA): Two 39ers gang members linked by authorities to the December 2010 slaying of popular New Orleans bounce artist Renatta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe, and the murders of four others, were sentenced Tuesday (July 25) to serve life terms in federal prison.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 25, 2017

First 4 of 10 convicted 39ers gang members get federal life sentences (New Orleans, LA): The first four of 10 convicted members of New Orleans' violent "39ers" street gang were sentenced to life in federal prison Monday (July 24) for their roles in a murderous drug-dealing enterprise that stretched from Central City to the 9th Ward.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 24, 2017

Grand jury: Shreveport gang used violence to control drug operation's profits and territory (Shreveport, LA): Nine members of a street gang operating in Shreveport's Queensborough and Ingleside neighborhoods distributed drugs and committed murder and robbery as part of their efforts to intimidate victims and potential witnesses who might threaten their operations, a federal grand jury in Shreveport said in a racketeering indictment.
Source: KTBS 3 News    Date: July 10, 2017

Gangs, opioids fueling spate of violence in New Orleans, police say (New Orleans, LA): It was just a few of weeks after he turned 21 that Zachary Nelson told his family he needed to get out of New Orleans. The violence in the city was getting worse, he told them. He had dreams of moving to Los Angeles, maybe even Miami.
Source: CNN    Date: June 20, 2017

Man convicted in 'D-Block Gang' case arrested in Treme with drugs, guns: NOPD (New Orleans, LA): More than five years after a teenaged Terrell Muse pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in a case against a Treme-based gang, police say Muse, now 24, was caught Tuesday (June 13) with narcotics and weapons at a Treme intersection associated with the gang's drug sales and violence.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: June 14, 2017

‘First lady’ of Young Melph Mafia testifies in gang trial: 'They sold drugs ... killed people' (New Orleans, LA): She grew up with the men in the former Melpomene public housing development. She said she knew them as children and later as crack cocaine dealers. By the end, the Young Melph Mafia had given her a title of her own, she said.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: June 12, 2017

Man pleads guilty to role in four New Orleans killings; two more charged in street gang case (New Orleans, LA): A man accused of four murders over a bloody week in New Orleans quietly pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month, the day after a grand jury expanded the scope of a sweeping street gang case involving him and five others.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: June 8, 2017

Eunice police increasing patrols because of gang related activity involving juveniles (Eunice, LA): Eunice police are stepping up patrols this summer in hopes to cut down on juvenile crime. As the school year comes to an end, police say they are seeing an increase in youth crime.
Source: KATC 3 News    Date: May 22, 2017

Another alleged "Big Money Block Boyz" gang associate pleads guilty (East Baton Rouge Parish, LA): Another alleged associate of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang has pleaded guilty, leaving state charges against only five of the original 19 defendants indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in early 2014.
Source: The Advocate    Date: May 9, 2017

'Big Money Block Boyz' gang member pleads guilty in Baton Rouge case (Baton Rouge, LA): An alleged member of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang pleaded guilty Friday to murder-conspiracy and firearms charges and was sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Source: The Advocate    Date: May 5, 2017

In Gremlins case, federal dollars funded 'aggressive' police patrols (Abbeville, LA): Over the last several years, the Abbeville Police Department received federal grant money to target gangs, and the funding ultimately led to the arrests of the accused Gremlins and their alleged rivals on the south side of town. In grant applications, the department characterized its targets as "drug gang suspects who continuously flood our streets with illegal narcotics and weapons."
Source: KATC 3 News    Date: May 4, 2017

Two indicted in Central City mass shooting that left 1 dead, 5 wounded (New Orleans, LA): Two men accused of killing one and wounding five others in a September 2016 mass shooting in Central City have been indicted on murder and other charges by an Orleans Parish special grand jury.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 24, 2017

'Our young kids are dying': how small groups connect to New Orleans' rising gang violence (New Orleans, LA): After a special indictment earlier in the week, some are wondering how many of the city's shootings and homicides this year are actually related to gangs.
Source:    Date: March 30, 2017

Indictment charges suspects in 4 gang-related 2017 New Orleans murders (New Orleans, LA): Four previously unsolved 2017 New Orleans homicide cases now have one or more suspects in custody after a grand jury on Wednesday (March 29) indicted three men related to the January and February shooting deaths of two women and two men. The 17-count indictment indicates the murders were gang-related.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 29, 2017

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