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Toledo, national gangs shy away from color displays (Toledo, OH): There was a time when gangs had an easily identifiable color — or specific dress code — red for Bloods, blue for Crips, or black for Folks. But gangs in Toledo and elsewhere are less likely than they once were to publicly identify themselves with head-to-toe colors associated with any particular organization.
Source: The Blade    Date: September 17, 2014

Court affirms conviction of Youngstown street gang member (Youngstown, OH): The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed multiple convictions for another member of the Youngstown street gang LSP. Recently, the three-judge appellate panel released an opinion affirming Derrick Johnson’s convictions for his role in gang violence as well as weapons and drug offenses.
Source: The Akron Legal News    Date: September 15, 2014

Jury selection begins in suspected Akron gang murder case (Akron, OH): Jury selection is underway in a 2013 gang killing of a 23-year-old man.
Source:    Date: August 26, 2014

Second man dies after gang-related Avondale shooting (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police say a second man has died after a gun battle in the middle of the day in Avondale. Investigators originally said both men had died at the scene but one man was being kept alive by artificial means.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: August 20, 2014

New sentence ordered for imprisoned Youngstown street gang member (Youngstown, OH): The former leader of Youngstown street gang could get three years cut from his 37-year jail sentence. In 2012, Daquann Hackett was sentenced to 440 months imprisonment following his conviction on racketeering, weapon, drug and other charges.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: August 7, 2014

11 Short North Posse defendants could face death penalty if convicted (Columbus, OH): Sixteen of 17 men accused of being members of a Short North Posse killing squad were arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Columbus, six weeks after they were charged in the largest federal murder indictment in Ohio history.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: August 6, 2014

Columbus police keep focus on summertime crime (Columbus, OH): For the past 10 summers, Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.
Source: WOSU News    Date: July 30, 2014

Two wounded in Ohio mall, police blame gangs (Columbus, OH): Most stores at the Eastland Mall closed early Friday evening. Columbus police said Saturday two teens arrested Friday were each charged with felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: July 28, 2014

22 indicted in Scioto heroin case (Portsmouth, OH): Twenty-two people in the Portsmouth and Columbus areas have been indicted by a Scioto County grand jury on heroin-related charges, according to a news release from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.
Source: The Herald-Dispatch    Date: July 28, 2014

Fighting back against Cleveland's gangs (Cleveland, OH): Gangs violence is a growing problem in Cleveland. WKYC Channel 3 hears complaints that residents are not seeing police patrolling areas where gangs are a problem. We spent time with the Cleveland Police Gang Unit to see their efforts to get the most violent individuals off the streets.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: July 23, 2014

Springfield group pushing federal bill (Springfield, OH): A Springfield group is pushing a federal bill that would provide local control to communities to help keep their young people out of jail. The Youth Promise Act was introduced last year by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) and is currently in the House of Representatives' Workforce and Education committee. Promise stands for Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support and Education.
Source: Springfield News-Sun    Date: July 15, 2014

Toledo community shaken by shootings (Toledo, OH): Once the gunfire stopped outside Brasia Lee's window Saturday morning, she slowly made her way outside. The 11-year-old girl heard yelling, people shouting names into the night, and saw men and women running toward Warsaw Street.
Source: The Blade    Date: July 15, 2014

COP unit targets drug crime (Montgomery County, OH): A new community policing team is working to stem drug activity in Montgomery County one traffic stop at a time. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Community-Oriented Policing Unit was created last summer to target drug crime and gang activity, specifically in high-traffic areas such as Harrison Twp., Trotwood and Dayton.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: July 9, 2014

Judge orders 110 years in gang shooting (South Bend, OH): A judge sentenced a gang member to 110 years for shooting and killing a member of a rival gang in a punishment that was enhanced for its connection with gang activity.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 9, 2014

Heartless Felons leader Donte D. Ferguson arraigned on gang activity charges; bond set at $250,000 (Cleveland, OH): Bond for the man believed to be a leader of the Heartless Felons, a notorious gang that started in prison and spilled onto Cleveland's streets, has been set at a quarter million dollars.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: July 7, 2014

Gang sweep yields 14 arrests in Crips area (Toledo, OH): Toledo police conducted a gang sweep Tuesday in an area claimed by the Geer Gang Crips. The sweep — which used the combined forces of Toledo police, FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Lucas County Adult Probation, Department of Youth Services, and the Ohio Highway Patrol — netted 14 arrests.
Source: The Blade    Date: July 3, 2014

Alleged leader charged over gang activity, threat (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland's county prosecutor says a founding member of a vicious prison and street gang has been indicted on felony charges for alleged gang activity and a threat against an officer from the police gang unit.
Source: WTRF 7 News    Date: July 2, 2014

Police seek to end gun violence with gang sweep (Toledo, OH): Police have released more information about a gang sweep that was conducted in central Toledo on Tuesday. Officials say a Crip gang operates in a part of town they refer to as "BUMA." The neighborhood is bordered by Bancroft, Upton, Monroe and Auburn.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: July 2, 2014

Feds hit Columbus gang with racketeering charges (Columbus, OH): Gang members murdered people during robberies, tried to kill rivals and intimidated witnesses including fatally shooting one to keep her from going to police, all in efforts to control their reputation and territory, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Morning Journal    Date: July 1, 2014

Founding member of Heartless Felons indicted on charges involving gang, intimidation of a police officer (Cleveland, OH): A Cuyahoga County grand jury Tuesday indicted a founding member of the Heartless Felons on gang and intimidation charges as part of a continued crackdown on the Cleveland street gang that has doled out violence on the streets and in prisons for years.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 1, 2014

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