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Accused leader of Heartless Felons gang found guilty of murder (Cleveland, OH): A Cuyahoga County jury found accused gang leader Julius Webster guilty of murder on Monday. He was found not guilty of the more serious charge of aggravated murder.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: February 9, 2015

Felon with gang connection accused of shooting man after Akron car crash (Akron, OH): A man once convicted of robbery who was connected to an Akron street gang is now accused of shooting a 22-year-old man after the man crashed into his car.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 9, 2015

Shooting of toddler in home is gang-related (Toledo, OH): New information in the case of a two year old boy shot in his own home. Police say the shooting was gang related. The 2-year old is at the University of Michigan Children's hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm and stomach.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News    Date: February 9, 2015

Smith gets 40 years in gang drug case (Columbus, OH): Thomas Smith, age 26, of Columbus, will spend the next 40 years in prison. Smith was the only one of 22 people to stand trial, after most of the rest were indicted in a case which saw members of the 22nd Street Gang out of Columbus and others charged with trafficking in drugs as a part of an “engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity,” case.
Source: Portsmouth Daily Times    Date: February 5, 2015

Suspected gang leader admits his role in Heartless Felons in jailhouse letter to minister (Cleveland, OH): Julius Webster admitted in a jailhouse letter to a minister that he was a gang leader of the Heartless Felons and that he has been haunted by his past.
Source: cleveland.com    Date: February 3, 2015

Members of Cleveland 'Cutthroats' gang indicted (Cleveland, OH): Acting on evidence gathered by the Cleveland Police Gang Impact Unit, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted 12 adult members of the Cutthroats, a violent street gang that operated in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, on RICO charges and for participating in criminal gang activity.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: February 2, 2015

Reining in the Short North Posse (Columbus, OH): The gang’s reach spread as the years passed, beyond Columbus and central Ohio and even across state lines.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: January 31, 2015

Two suspected members of Florida gang arrested in Northfield accused of committing identity fraud in Ohio (Northfield, OH): Two women are accused of being part of the Florida-based Felony Lane Gang that ripped off dozens of identities in Ohio and cashed thousands of dollars in checks stolen from cars.
Source: cleveland.com    Date: January 30, 2015

Letters from jail hardly offer a loving feeling: Prosecutors say accused gang leader's writings meant to intimidate (Cleveland, OH): Julius Webster's letters to his one-time girlfriend from his jail cell were hardly missives of love. Instead, prosecutors say, the letters were attempts to intimidate witnesses in a case Cuyahoga County prosecutors built against Webster, who authorities say is a leader in one of the most vicious gangs in Ohio, the Heartless Felons.
Source: cleveland.com    Date: January 28, 2015

Officers shoot, kill suspected Ohio gang ringleader (Columbus, OH): The suspected ringleader of a central Ohio gang facing more than 100 years in prison if convicted was shot and killed Tuesday after he opened fire on police, authorities said.
Source: The Blade    Date: January 27, 2015

Trial begins for accused Heartless Felons gang leader Julius Webster (Cleveland, OH): A full gallery and heavy police presence were inside courtroom 21-C on Wednesday for the start of the murder trial of Julius Webster, the accused ringleader of the Heartless Felons, a street gang with statewide ties.
Source: NewsNet5.com    Date: January 22, 2015

Fears of Gang Violence Puts 4 Columbus High Schools on Lockdown (Columbus, OH): Several schools in the Columbus area were on lockdown Wednesday after concerns about possible gang violence. Linden-McKinley High School, Northland High School, Whetstone High School and Mifflin High School were locked down. Police also actively patrolled the area. All after-school activities, however, were canceled as well.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News    Date: January 21, 2015

Cameras playing role in curtailing gang activity (Toledo, OH): Toledo police are saying that a $1.6 million project to 160 Sky-Cop surveillance cameras around the city is paying off. Camera evidence helped lead to the conviction of Deontay Smith, 25, on six charges related to the East Toledo murder of Michael Macklin, Jr. in what is described as a gang shooting.
Source: The Press    Date: January 19, 2015

Man gets more than four years in gang case (Youngstown, OH): Tawuan Gordon says he wants to take care of his two young children when he gets out of prison. He was sentenced to 41/2 years Wednesday after pleading guilty to one count of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in cocaine, five counts of trafficking in heroin and a single count of participating in criminal gang activity.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: January 15, 2015

Judge sentences gang member, murderer to life (Toledo, OH): Wearing a white T-shirt that implored, “Put the guns down,” Kenya Franklin said gang members like the one who shot and killed her son aren’t doing anything but sending themselves to prison.
Source: The Blade    Date: January 8, 2015

Man with loaded gun arrested at hospital after gang-related shooting (Canton, OH): Dozens of people were at Mercy Medical Center early Thursday morning where, just minutes after a man shot in a gang-related shooting was pronounced dead, an armed man walked in.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: January 2, 2015

Parsing Fact From Fiction With Street Gangs Online (Cleveland, OH): The use of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook by street gangs has been recurring area of interest for WCPN this year. One question we’ve been asking ourselves is whether “cyber-banging,” as some have called it, represents truth, fiction or a blend of the two. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer returns to this topic by exploring a recent 299-count indictment targeting a gang on Cleveland's west side.
Source: ideastream    Date: December 17, 2014

Cleveland Heartless Felons gang issues orders to kill white police officers (Cleveland, OH): The Heartless Felons gang gave its members orders to kill white police officers to avenge black lives taken by white police officers, including the Nov. 21 Tamir Rice shooting, officials said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 17, 2014

Cleveland police find drugs, 21 cell phones, nearly $55K in home of drug dealer on probation (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police seized guns, drugs, nearly $55,000 in cash and several "gang rap CDs" from the Shaker Square home of a man on probation for dealing drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 16, 2014

Notorious Club Back and Hamer street gang operated as loose network, police say (Cincinnati, OH): An influx in robberies and shootings, including the killing of a known drug-dealer, renewed Cincinnati police efforts to combat gang networks in Over-the-Rhine this year.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: December 8, 2014

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