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Fourth man pleads guilty to role in gang that targeted Uptown restaurants (New Orleans, LA): Securing another guilty plea Thursday, prosecutors revealed new details about a group of suspects that set Uptown New Orleans on edge with a string of restaurant and bar robberies in 2015.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 7, 2017

Gang Member Gets 16-Year Sentence on Drug, Weapon Charges (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans man identified as a gang member by authorities has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison in a drug and gun conspiracy case.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 16, 2017

“From Crip to Christ” Ex gang member wants to stop the violence in New Iberia (New Iberia, LA): “I’ve seen so much violence and I don’t understand the violence here in New Iberia,” says Reverend Charles Banks. Banks was a former crip gang member who now spends his time ministering to the community and combating gang violence.
Source: KLFY 10 News    Date: November 16, 2017

Convicted Central City gang member receives 40-year sentence (New Orleans, LA): A member of the former Central City gang, 3NG, who admitted to killing three while operating as a hitman for the group, was sentenced in state court Thursday to serve 40 years in prison.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 13, 2017

Washington McCaskill, 3NG gang hitman who admitted role in at least 8 killings, gets 40-year sentence (New Orleans, LA): A feared gang enforcer from Central City received a 40-year sentence in state court on Thursday, a month after a federal judge gave him an identical prison term.
Source: The Advocate    Date: November 9, 2017

Police show Facebook photos, videos in 'Triple M Murder Team' trial (Rapides Parish, LA): Testimony continued on Thursday for the trial of Antonio Boyd who multiple law enforcement agencies said was part of the "Triple M Murder Team" gang. Antonio Boyd, 32, was one of 14 people arrested. Police believe the gang was responsible for more than 50 crimes since 2010, crimes ranging from criminal racketeering to attempted first degree murder.
Source: KALB-TV News Channel 5    Date: October 12, 2017

New Orleans East experiencing downtick in homicides, armed robberies this year (New Orleans, LA): A blitz of murders and convenience-store robberies that has frightened New Orleans East residents for years has slowed. Crime is down in the Police Department’s Seventh District. At 133 square miles, bordered by the Industrial Canal on its west, the district is the biggest in the parish and faces its own challenges.
Source: The Louisiana Weekly    Date: October 9, 2017

Life sentence ordered for convicted Young Melph Mafia member (New Orleans, LA): A 24-year-old man a jury found to be a member of Young Melph Mafia, a Central City gang that operated from about 2005 to 2014, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday (Oct. 3) after a federal jury in June found him guilty of murder, participating in a gang conspiracy and other charges.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 3, 2017

Young Melph Mafia member sentenced to life, plus 10 years for murder, racketeering (New Orleans, LA): A man found guilty of multiple charges in a federal racketeering case against members of the Young Melph Mafia gang in June was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison Wednesday (Sept. 27).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 27, 2017

Second of 2 suspects charged in rapper BTY Young'N's killing jailed in New Orleans (New Orleans, LA): The second of two men charged with fatally shooting the New Orleans rapper known as BTY Young'N earlier this year is behind bars.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: September 23, 2017

New Orleans sees recent dip in murders after spike in first half of 2017 (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans police found the body of Joseph Smith, this year's first murder victim, in the front yard of a Mid-City home before 3 p.m. on New Year's Day, kicking off the deadliest month so far of 2017. January saw 22 murders across the city.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 19, 2017

Prosecutors charge 9 alleged members of 'Flatliners' gang; accusations include having gun used to shoot officer (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans grand jury handed down sweeping indictments this week against nine alleged members of a gang called the "Flatliners," with some of the charges related to the recent shooting of an off-duty police officer.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: September 14, 2017

Convicted 3-N-G gang leader wants judge to toss conviction (Orleans Parish, LA): A convicted Central City gang leader who received a 100-year prison sentence last year continued pressing for a new trial this week, alleging that an Orleans Parish prosecutor improperly colluded with a co-defendant who testified against him.
Source: The Times Picayune    Date: September 12, 2017

5 charged in murder-for-hire plot; feds say witness gunned down in Gentilly (New Orleans, LA) : More than five years after a witness in a Medicare fraud case was gunned down in Gentilly, federal prosecutors have charged the man against whom he was supposed to testify of involvement in a murder-for-hire plot.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: September 12, 2017

Gang member turned witness gets 24-year sentence from federal judge (New Orleans, LA): He won’t be getting his T-bone steak anytime soon. However, a former 3NG gang member who confessed to a role in the fatal shooting of bounce rapper Magnolia Shorty was spared life in prison when a federal judge last week sentenced him to 24 years, according to his defense attorney.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: September 5, 2017

'Murderous' Byrd Gang connected to Magazine Street shootout: NOPD (New Orleans, LA): Three suspects involved in shootout on a popular shopping stretch of Magazine Street that left three people wounded are members of a notorious Central City gang, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 1, 2017

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

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