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NOPD: Shooting appears to be gang-related (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans police said they believe the Sunday shooting at Bunny Friend playground was gang-related, and despite the fact that there were hundreds of witnesses, very few are calling in tips.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: November 23, 2015

Leader of New Orleans ‘110’ers’ gang pleads guilty, gets 47 years, closing out high-profile racketeering case (New Orleans, LA): The mayor didn’t appear for this hearing, and there were no emotional rebukes for Rico “Max” Newman from the families of his three dead victims or from the eight others he was accused of attempting to kill.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: November 20, 2015

Life sentences could follow guilty pleas from reputed 'Mid City Killers' gang members (New Orleans, LA): Two reputed members of a street gang known as the "Mid City Killers" face possible life sentences after pleaded guilty Wednesday (Nov. 18) to federal murder, narcotics, robbery and weapons charges, authorities announced.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 19, 2015

NOPD Gang Unit touts progress in war on murders (New Orleans, LA): The day after three men got life sentences for two gang murders, local law enforcement officials say an unprecedented approach is paying off, but there are some challenges ahead.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: November 18, 2015

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, police chief watch as killers of Briana Allen, Shawanna Pierce handed life sentences (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police chief Michael Harrison were in attendance Tuesday as three reputed members of a violent street gang received life sentences for the high-profile 2012 murders of Shawanna Pierce and 5-year-old Briana Allen in Central City.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 17, 2015

'I thought it was firecrackers,' victim says of shooting tied to Harvey Hustlers (New Orleans, LA): A late night knock at the door woke up a sleeping Rosetta Roussell at her cousin's Harvey apartment. "I got off the sofa and opened the door and that's when the bullets start flying," she told a Jefferson Parish jury Thursday (Nov. 5).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 5, 2015

New Orleans city officials face off with gang members, give them a choice (New Orleans, LA): About two dozen gang members walked in single file out a New Orleans courtroom Thursday (Nov. 5) afternoon, each stopping to shake hands with the mayor, the district attorney, the police superintendent, the sheriff and the mother of a crime victim.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 5, 2015

Harvey Hustlers defendants seek to refute ties with street gang (New Orleans, LA): Attorneys for two racketeering defendants in the Harvey Hustlers case sought Friday (Oct. 30) to refute prosecutors' assertions that they were part of the street gang's criminal enterprise of selling cocaine and killing people.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 30, 2015

Testimony in 'Harvey Hustlers' racketeering case to begin (New Orleans, LA): Two men described as members of the notorious Harvey Hustlers are on trial this week, accused in a sweeping racketeering case targeting the street gang's ties to drug trafficking and murder. Alcus Smith, 28, and Robert C. Williams, 34, are the first defendants to be tried in connection with the criminal enterprise that authorities blame for at least seven killings.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 29, 2015

Sheriff’s Office: Convicted murderer attacks, injures female deputy in new jail (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans man convicted of murder in January in a high-profile case attacked a female deputy inside the city’s new jail this week, striking her several times in the face in a violent episode caught on surveillance video, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: October 22, 2015

Woman in 'Ride or Die' gang gets 4 years for selling cocaine in St. Roch (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans woman and reputed member of the 8th Ward "Ride or Die" gang was sentenced Wednesday (Oct. 21) by a federal judge to serve four years in prison.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 22, 2015

Leader of gang pleads guilty (New Orleans, LA): The ringleader of a 7th Ward street gang blamed for a litany of violence in recent years — including the notorious Mother’s Day second-line parade shooting that wounded 20 people — pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that will require he spend at least 20 years behind bars.
Source:    Date: October 13, 2015

Harvey Hustlers gang member pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charges (Jefferson Parish, LA): The last member of the Harvey Hustlers street gang taken into custody received a 20-year sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to racketeering and drug charges.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: October 8, 2015

New Orleans gang racketeering case nears end as three ‘Taliban’ members plead guilty (New Orleans, LA): A state gang racketeering case against eight members of a Pigeon Town street crew known as “The Taliban” all but wrapped up on Wednesday with guilty pleas from three of the four remaining defendants.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: October 6, 2015

20-plus years apiece for 2 New Orleans gang members in federal case (New Orleans, LA): Two members of a New Orleans gang have been sentenced to more than 20 years apiece in prison.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: October 1, 2015

Last at-large, indicted member of Central City 3-N-G gang now in custody (New Orleans, LA): The last at-large reputed member of a Central City gang charged in sprawling indictment issued more than two years ago is now in police custody in Orleans Parish.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 29, 2015

Alleged gang member deported to El Salvador to face multiple murder charges (Alexandria, LA): An accused Salvadoran gang member implicated in multiple homicides was flown out of Louisiana last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to face murder charges in El Salvador.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 28, 2015

More than two years into BRAVE, Baton Rouge officials still 'calling in' young gang members (Baton Rouge, LA): Two-and-a-half years after Baton Rouge launched a crime-fighting experiment aimed at convincing young gang members to walk away from their groups, 33 people have put down their weapons and embraced social services offered by law enforcement and community members, officials said.
Source: The Advocate    Date: September 23, 2015

Harvey Hustlers members plead guilty to murder, drug distribution (New Orleans, LA): Two members of the West Bank gang known as the Harvey Hustlers pleaded guilty to murder and drug distribution, raising to eight the number of members of the violent gang who have admitted guilt, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced Tuesday (Sept. 22). At least four other accused gang members are scheduled for trial in coming months.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 23, 2015

Academics give New Orleans’ homicide reduction program high marks, but it may have reached point of diminishing returns (New Orleans, LA): Cornelius Bentley III was gunned down in a motel room on Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East on Sept. 5. Young and African-American, he was the type of person Mayor Mitch Landrieu is trying to save with his signature murder reduction campaign.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: September 12, 2015

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