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Notorious Cleveland street gang connected to barber shop killings in Warrensville Heights (Cleveland, OH): The gunshot killings of three people last month at a Warrensville Heights barber shop were one round in a a string of violent clashes between two Cleveland street gangs - the Heartless Felons and Loyal Always.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 5, 2015

Gang charges dropped against man whose brother led violent Akron gang (Akron, OH): A man authorities once dubbed a ranking member of a violent Akron street gang avoided prison time on Thursday. Marcus Dawson, 20, the brother of gang leader Williams Dawson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice, a fourth-degree felony. He was originally charged with participating in a criminal gang, a second-degree felony.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 5, 2015

Prosecutors may seek death penalty in Warrensville Heights barbershop killings case (Cleveland, OH): The man accused of shooting three people dead and wounding three others inside a Warrensville Heights barbershop last month may face the death penalty if his case goes to trial.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 4, 2015

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed proposes 'interrupters' to deal with gang violence (Cleveland, OH): A string of shootings kept Cleveland Police running this past weekend including an 18-year-old man killed on East 104 Street. The motive is still unknown. Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed blames some of the recent violence on gangs.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: March 3, 2015

Heartless Felons gang leader Julius Webster, convicted of murder, wants new trial (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland man who authorities say is a leader of Ohio's fastest growing criminal gang is asking for a new trial after being convicted of murder earlier this month.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: February 27, 2015

Teen gang suspect accused of trying to bring loaded gun into Buchtel High School (Akron, OH): A 16-year-old boy suspected of being part of an Akron street gang is accused of trying to bring a loaded gun into Buchtel High School.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 13, 2015

Final Person Pleads Guilty in 'Bloods' Gang Drug Ring in Scioto County (Scioto County, OH): The 22nd, and final defendant in a cocaine and heroin trafficking ring that ran from Columbus to Portsmouth has pleaded guilty and sentenced to prison.
Source: WSAZ 3 News    Date: February 11, 2015

City budget includes more to fight gang violence, infant mortality (Columbus, OH): The Columbus City Council approved an $814 million operating budget for 2015 that will include more funding to combat gang violence and infant mortality.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: February 10, 2015

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:    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:    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:    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:    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

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