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'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

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

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