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Mayor, police chief to face subpoenas from convicted gang member over Palantir claim (New Orleans, LA): Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and Police Chief Michael Harrison are among New Orleans city leaders expected to be served soon with subpoenas ordering them to produce documents and perhaps testify in court about the possible use of Palantir Technologies software in a convicted Central City gang member's case.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 3, 2018

Judge: Gang leader can subpoena Mayor Mitch Landrieu, others over Palantir software (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans judge on Tuesday granted a defense lawyer’s request to issue subpoenas to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials for records about whether and how the city used controversial crime-fighting software from a company called Palantir to investigate Central City’s 3NG street gang.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: April 3, 2018

Central City gang dispute motivated quadruple shooting that killed 2 in June: NOPD (New Orleans, LA): Two men were killed and two others wounded in a June 2017 quadruple shooting New Orleans police say was motivated by an "ongoing dispute" between two different Central City gangs, a New Orleans Police Department arrest warrants states.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 3, 2018

Feud between 2 Central City gangs sparked deadly quadruple shooting last summer, NOPD says (New Orleans, LA): A gang member from the former Calliope public housing complex had a hand in a deadly quadruple shooting that targeted members of a rival Central City gang last summer, New Orleans police alleged this week.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: March 30, 2018

Gang leader can challenge conviction over NOPD use of crime-fighting software, judge rules (New Orleans, LA): In the first courtroom challenge of the New Orleans Police Department’s use of sophisticated crime-fighting software, a judge on Wednesday granted a convicted Central City gang lord the chance to prove his allegation that a Palantir Technologies program spit out exculpatory information on him that was never revealed to his attorneys.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: March 14, 2018

Three Central City street gangs — Calliope, 3NG and Byrd gang — targeted in indictments (New Orleans, LA): A total of 10 members of three violent Central City street gangs — the Byrd gang, the 3NG gang and the Calliope gang — have all been indicted on variety of gun and drug charges, as well as new charges in the murder of 1-year-old Keira Holmes in 2011.
Source: Uptown Messenger    Date: March 9, 2018

Former gang member speaks to Jeanerette High students (Jeanerette, LA): Rev. Charles Banks offered up some straight talk laced with biblical truth and common sense knowledge on Tuesday morning. Banks is on a mission to bring his message, about avoiding gang life and serving God, to high school students across Louisiana. That is what led him to speak to a classroom full of students at Jeanerette High Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Iberian    Date: March 7, 2018

Block Boyz member describes gang-related shooting (Shreveport, LA): A member of Shreveport's Block Boyz street gang has offered a glimpse of how the group protected its turf with gunfire. During a guilty plea hearing in federal court earlier this year, Rodrick Hicks – one of nine people indicted last July – described how he and another gang member shot up a vehicle occupied by members of the rival Rolling 60s Crips back in 2016.
Source: KTBS 3 News    Date: March 7, 2018

3 'Byrd Gang' members indicted on heroin distribution charges (New Orleans, LA): Three New Orleans men have been indicted by a grand jury, charged with multiple counts of distributing heroin in what District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office described Friday (March 2) as a heroin network operating out of Central City.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 2, 2018

New jail, mental health center top East Baton Rouge DA's list to curb crime (Baton Rouge, LA): Members of the Baton Rouge business community pledged money to reboot the city's anti-gang program Friday, while criminal justice leaders issued a report calling for larger community investment in expensive projects like a new jail and center to treat the mentally ill.
Source: The Advocate    Date: March 2, 2018

5 charged in toddler's 2011 gang-related shooting death (New Orleans, LA): Five people have been indicted in the death of a toddler killed more than six years ago in New Orleans. Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's Office identifies the five as members of the 3-N-G gang.
Source: KALB-TV News Channel 5    Date: March 2, 2018

Prosecutors target alleged Central City 'Byrd Gang' members in drug indictment (Central City, LA): Aiming to curb a surge of violence in Central City, New Orleans prosecutors obtained indictments this week against three men accused of distributing heroin as members of the notorious “Byrd Gang.”
Source: The Advocate    Date: March 2, 2018

Increase in 6th District violence is attributed to gangs: NOPD (New Orleans, LA): An increase in violent crime in the 6th District is a result of feuds between gangs in the district, the NOPD reported Wednesday (Feb. 28).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 28, 2018

'Don't nobody want to step up': Crime scene tape stripes Central City after recent gun violence (New Orleans, LA): Crime scene technicians had already taken their pictures by 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 15) at the Central City intersection where, about an hour and a half earlier, a man was shot in the head, according to police.
Source: The Times Picayune    Date: February 15, 2018

Police: Gangs, arguments prompted Mardi Gras shootings (New Orleans, LA): Gang enmity was behind the bloodiest of three shootings on Mardi Gras, while arguments among acquaintances touched off two earlier shootings, New Orleans’ police chief said Wednesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 14, 2018

Last defendant in ‘6th Ward Wild Side’ gang pleads guilty (New ORleans, LA): The last defendant awaiting trial as a member of the 6th Ward Wild Side gang pleaded guilty on Tuesday, wrapping up the case against a group accused in a half-dozen killings between 2011 and 2012.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: February 6, 2018

Alleged "Block Boyz" gang member sentenced to 8-plus years in federal prison (Baton Rouge, LA): An alleged member of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison on gun and drug conspiracy charges.
Source: The Advocate    Date: February 2, 2018

'6th Ward Wild Side' member accused in 3 murders gets 35-year term (New Orleans, LA): A member of the 6th Ward Wild Side gang who once faced three life terms was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday under a deal with prosecutors.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: January 24, 2018

Man to serve three years for involvement in string of Uptown armed robberies in 2015 (New Orleans, LA): A man who pleaded guilty on December to conspiring to commit armed robbery in connection to a string of Uptown bar and restaurant robberies in 2015 will serve a total of three years in prison for his involvement in the high-profile crimes.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 4, 2018

Young Melph Mafia Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 35 Years Following Convictions on Rico, Gun and Murder Charges (New Orleans, LA): Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LIONEL ALLEN, a/k/a “Lot,” age 23, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after having previously been found guilty of violating the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act “RICO” as well as firearms conspiracy, and murder charges.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: December 13, 2017

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