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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

NOPD Street Gang Unit arrests 22-year-old man on gun charges (New Orleans, LA): A 22-year-old man was arrested on gun charges Tuesday (March 14) after members of the NOPD Street Gang Unit found him illegally carrying a weapon in the Little Woods area of New Orleans East, according to New Orleans police.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 15, 2017

NOPD Street Gang Unit arrests 22-year-old man on gun charges (New Orleans, LA): A 22-year-old man was arrested on gun charges Tuesday (March 14) after members of the NOPD Street Gang Unit found him illegally carrying a weapon in the Little Woods area of New Orleans East, according to New Orleans police.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 15, 2017

Motel raid: Monroe Police arrest suspect connected to gang activity (Monroe, LA): KNOE 8 News has learned a suspect arrested in this incident at the Monroe Super 8 Motel is one of six subjects police issued warrants for earlier this week in regard to alleged gang activity. The warrants were issued in response to what police called the "South Third Gang," and drug activity happening at a property on that street.
Source: KNOE 8 News    Date: March 8, 2017

NOPD announces new unit to fight gun violence amid sharp rise in shootings (New Orleans, LA): Six people mowed down in seconds in Central City. Two brothers shot to death in the Upper 9th Ward. As the city grapples with an alarming increase in gun violence this year, New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison on Monday announced the creation of a special anti-shooting squad.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: March 6, 2017

Big Money Block Boyz gang's secret audio gives glimpse into Baton Rouge culture of violence, drugs (Baton Rouge, LA): Christopher "Big Money" Finister and six other alleged members or associates of the Gardere-area Big Money Block Boyz street gang must stand trial, a judge ruled Monday after listening to secretly-recorded cellphone calls in 2014 in which Finister and some of his co-defendants discuss drug dealing and violence.
Source: The Advocate    Date: February 6, 2017

Complicated case against Block Boyz gang dwindles amid funding issues; racketeering counts dropped (Baton Rouge, LA): City, parish and state law enforcement officials made a big splash 33 months ago when they announced the indictment and arrest of 19 alleged members and associates of the Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang on racketeering and other charges.
Source: The Advocate    Date: January 15, 2017

Sheriff: 5 arrested in fatal Slidell shootout between gang 'wannabes' (Slidell, LA): Five people have been arrested in connection with the first murder in St. Tammany Parish in 2017, according to St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith.
Source:    Date: January 11, 2017

Trial begins over alleged 'trail of blood and dead bodies' left by '39'ers' gang in New Orleans (New Orleans, LA): Ten accused members of New Orleans' "39'ers" gang sat quietly in a federal courtroom on Tuesday while a jury got its first sampling of the stunningly bloody exploits that prosecutors attribute to them.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: January 10, 2017

Four alleged 'Block Boyz' gang members back behind bars in Baton Rouge; here's why (Baton Rouge, LA): Eight months after a judge halted their racketeering prosecution and reduced their bails due to defense funding issues, four men said to have ties to a violent Baton Rouge street gang have been booked on charges unrelated to their 2014 racketeering arrests and are now being held without bail.
Source: The Advocate    Date: November 21, 2016

Proceedings continue against 8 accused members of Uptown armed robbery gang (New Orleans, LA): Eight young men accused of conspiring and carrying out high-profile crimes such as the armed robbery of several Uptown restaurants and bars last fall, and the May 2015 killing of a man in Gentilly, remain on track to stand trial next year.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 12, 2016

Central City gang members and associates sentenced: DOJ (New Orleans, LA): Nine members and associates of a violent Central City gang who pleaded guilty to several charges -- including racketeering and drug distribution -- earlier this year were sentenced in federal court Wednesday (Oct. 12), according to U.S. Attorney Ken Polite.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 12, 2016

Mid-City victim not targeted for testimony in Telly Hankton trial, U.S. attorney says (New Orleans, LA): One of three fatal victims of an Oct. 4 triple murder in Mid-City testified this summer in the trial of one of New Orleans most notorious gang leaders, Telly Hankton.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 11, 2016

FBI, Shreveport police looking for "Block Boyz" (Shreveport, LA): The FBI is asking for the public's help, digging up information and tracking down members of the "Block Boyz"- A street gang police say have caused a lot of trouble.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: October 2, 2016

Vermilion grand jury indicts 14 accused gang members (Abbeville, LA): A Vermilion grand jury handed up an indictment last month, accusing 14 local men of being in a street gang that allegedly has operated in Abbeville for the past 14 years.
Source: KATC 3 News    Date: September 27, 2016

Last of 49 alleged gang members arrested in Louisiana (New Orleans, LA): The last remaining fugitive from charges against alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang has been arrested in Louisiana.
Source: The News    Date: September 19, 2016

Trial in '39'ers' gang case delayed as judge gives defense more time to review jail calls (New Orleans, LA): A federal judge Monday postponed a major gang racketeering trial in New Orleans for two months after attorneys for 10 accused members of the so-called 39'ers gang pleaded for more time to review a flood of 7,500 jailhouse phone calls that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office recently disclosed.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: September 19, 2016

Federal trial to begin for 10 defendants tied to 13 murders for New Orleans drug gang (New Orleans, LA): A federal racketeering trial is set to get underway Monday morning for 10 accused members of a New Orleans street gang that authorities blame for 13 murders within less than two years, including the December 2010 slaying of acclaimed bounce rapper Renatta "Magnolia Shortly" Lowe in a torrent of bullets.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: September 18, 2016

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