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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

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

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