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Man shot after trying to leave Cleveland street gang (Cleveland, OH): A 20-year-old man was shot Tuesday night after he tried to disavow himself from a street gang, according to a police report. The man said a CMB gang member known as "Killa" shot him three times about 9:30 p.m. at the basketball courts at Woodland Hills Park near East 111th Street and Melba Avenue, the report says.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 25, 2016

Witness in Short North Posse trial describes gang culture (Columbus, OH): "I love 'B,'" Earl Williams said, referring to a Short North Posse leader whom he has known since the fifth grade. But here was Williams, 37, testifying against Robert Brandon Ledbetter, whom prosecutors contend once ordered Williams killed for talking to the police.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: May 24, 2016

Cure Violence delegation comes to Cleveland, touting 'violence interrupters' as key solution (Cleveland, OH): A map showing the spread of cholera in Bangladesh is nearly indistinguishable from a map displaying the proliferation of violence in Chicago. At the start of their week-long Cleveland visit, representatives of the international Cure Violence initiative pointed to the side-by-side maps as evidence that violence is contagious – a disease transmitted during disputes that have the potential to escalate, but an epidemic for which there is a cure.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 24, 2016

With lower gang activity, intervention becomes prevention (Columbus, OH): Wilma Arp remembers there’d been signs along the way. The Platte County juvenile services assessment specialist was the diversion program’s administrator at the time. “We obviously were seeing the graffiti,” she said. “But the big aha moment was the drive-by shooting (near Carriage House Estates) around 2009.”
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: May 5, 2016

Police using social media to bust members of street gangs (Toledo, OH): As more and more people, criminals included, use social media -- police say it has become one of their biggest tools. The fight against street gangs in particular appears to be aided by the technology.
Source: WNWO 24 News    Date: May 5, 2016

OTZ gang members terrorized victims in Cleveland, suburbs at random, officials say (Cleveland, OH): Teenage gang members based on Cleveland's East Side drove stolen cars throughout greater Cleveland, robbing and beating people often at random, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 4, 2016

Akron man pleads guilty to being street gang member (Akron, OH): An Akron man admitted Monday to being part of the Hazel Block street gang, the second time a member of that gang has been convicted in the last two months.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 2, 2016

Three gang members to prison for armed robbery (Sandusky, OH): Three Sandusky gang members are headed to prison for robbing a man at gunpoint last summer. All three were sentenced for their crimes at the Erie County Court of Common Pleas last week, while the fourth and final suspect is still awaiting his trial date.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: May 2, 2016

Gang member takes plea deal, likely to get 4 years (Toledo, OH): Days before his trial, a member of the Cherrywood street gang entered Alford pleas Friday to felonious assault, robbery, and participating in a criminal gang.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 30, 2016

Gangs a growing problem in Montgomery County (Dayton, OH): Local gangs are behind several car thefts and violent crimes across the Miami Valley, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The four gangs identified as causing the most trouble are “2hunnid”, “4way”, Uptown” and “OffMain”.
Source: WDTN 2 News    Date: April 12, 2016

Trial begins for 5 alleged members of gang 'homicide squad' (Columbus, OH): Jury selection is set to begin in the trials of five alleged trigger men for a decades-old central Ohio gang. Prosecutors say they are members of the Short North Posse's "homicide squad," responsible for 11 of 14 murders tied to the group. They're among 10 remaining people who have refused to strike plea deals with the government.
Source: SF Gate    Date: April 3, 2016

Graffiti reports investigated (Findlay, OH): The Findlay Police Department is investigating a rash of spray-painting incidents in multiple areas of the city. Buildings, cars and street signs have been spray painted in black graffiti with various words and symbols, including some related to the Latin Kings gang, according to the department.
Source: The Courier    Date: March 30, 2016

Heartless Felon charged in Warrensville Heights killing police say was payback for barbershop slayings (Warrenville Heights, OH): A 24-year-old Garfield Heights man and suspected member of the Heartless Felons was indicted Friday on a murder in a shooting that investigators have said was motivated by revenge for a triple killing.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 25, 2016

Cleveland man accused of using AK-47 in gang-related shooting arrested (Cleveland, OH): Housing police arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting up a home and several cars with an AK-47 as part of an ongoing feud between two East Side street gangs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 17, 2016

Shedding Their Colors (Toledo, OH): Violent crimes shake up Toledo neighborhoods and innocent bystanders are getting killed in the path of gunfire. Often times the ones pulling the trigger are those involved in gangs. In a special report, 13abc's Brigette Burnett spoke with a former gang member who shared how easy it was to get in and how he got out.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News    Date: March 17, 2016

Anti-Violence plan announced before Spring Break (Columbus, OH): While Linden-McKinley High School Senior Maurice Fountain feels protected in the classroom, when he leaves the safety zone of his school, he lives in fear. "There's a lot of gang activity, nobody should be in the streets, because you do not know who you are going to run into," said Maurice.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News    Date: March 16, 2016

Cleveland teen injured in East Side gang shootout (Cleveland, OH): A 16-year-old Cleveland boy was injured Sunday when he was caught in the crossfire of an East Side gang shootout, police said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 14, 2016

Slain child caught in crossfire of feuding gangs (Columbus, OH): The shooting that claimed the life of 7-year-old De’Ontae Fisher on March 4 was part of a gang war that has simmered for months and erupted in retaliatory violence that police believe is behind at least one other homicide.
Source: Columbus Dispatch    Date: March 13, 2016

Convicted gang member hid gun from police after Akron fatal shooting, police say (Akron, OH): A convicted Akron gang member is accused of hiding a gun from homicide detectives after removing it from the car of a man killed in a shooting.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 10, 2016

Gang member found guilty of murder and assault (Franklin County, OH): A Franklin County jury convicted a 19-year-old man Friday of a deadly shooting outside a Far East Side shopping plaza. Nishawn Glenn-Coulverson was found guilty of murder and two counts of felonious assault in the March 20 death of 21-year-old Esak Gemeraw.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: March 4, 2016

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