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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

TPD, federal agents sweep through Toledo businesses looking for gang members (Toledo, OH): Officers from Toledo Police and federal law enforcement agencies swept through Toledo businesses serving search warrants and looking for known gang members.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: July 1, 2014

17 indicted in connection with Short North Posse, 12 unsolved murders (Columbus, OH): A federal grand jury indicted 17 people Tuesday in connection with a series of violent crimes, including 12 unsolved murders, that are allegedly attributed to the Short North Posse.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News    Date: July 1, 2014

Cleveland Police adds third unit specializing in gang crime, gun violence (Cleveland, OH): The Cleveland Police have added a third squad to their Gang Impact Unit, bringing the number of officers who specialize in gang investigation and gun crime from 18 to 24.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: June 30, 2014

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell outlines anti-gang strategies (Cincinnati, OH): When police discuss the number of gang-related shootings in the city today, it appears they're publicly recognizing the pervasiveness of these violent factions. Just a few years ago, top police brass rarely, if ever, used that four-letter word, normally referring to gangs as "groups." If a shooting was gang-related, they'd prefer to say "group" or "member-involved incident."
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: June 25, 2014

Purported Youngstown street gang member murdered in Warren (Warren, OH): Authorities in Warren have identified the victim of Tuesday night's fatal shooting as a man named in an indictment as a Youngstown street gang member.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: June 18, 2014

Gang activity in Ohio prisons seems to be declining (Columbus, OH): About 1 in 6 Ohio inmates is in a prison gang, including nearly 2 of 3 in Ohio's top-security prison. But the good news is that gang connections dropped 12.9 percent in two years, with the most disruptive gang activity cut nearly in half.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: June 17, 2014

Bookstore owner helps ex-gang members turn new page in Columbus (Columbus, OH): From inside his bookstore, "The Book Suite" on East Long Street, former gang leader Sean Stevenson works with fellow ex-gang members to turn kids away from the guns, drugs and violence.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: June 17, 2014

Police make 21 arrests in East Price Hill (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police say they've arrested a slew of suspects in the latest crackdown on gang violence and drug activity. Tuesday's arrests centered on suspects in District Three, or East Price Hill. Police arrested 14 people in the initial list, then seven others also on outstanding warrants.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: June 17, 2014

Prosecutors charge teen gang with racketeering (Cleveland, OH): Prosecutors have charged 43 teenage members of a notorious street and prison gang with racketeering for a series of crimes allegedly committed inside a Cleveland juvenile detention center.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 12, 2014

Violence in Juvenile Detention Center to be addressed following Heartless Felons roundup (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County authorities are expected on Thursday morning to announce a crackdown on violence in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. The announcement follows a roundup Wednesday of Heartless Felons prison gang members.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 12, 2014

Man still on the run from police in East Cleveland homicide has ties to street gang, acquitted of attempted murder charges with deceased (East Cleveland, OH): One of two men charged in the weekend shooting death of a 23-year-old man has previous ties to a street gang investigated by state and federal authorities and beat attempted murder charges with the man he's now accused of killing, according to court records.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 11, 2014

Crackdown on E Block gang should reassure city residents (Youngstown, OH): 12 suspected members of the E Block Gang taken off the streets of the lower West Side by law enforcement in a show of force that gave residents even more reason to celebrate the end of the brutal winter.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 8, 2014

Campbell gang member gets four-year prison term (Youngstown, OH): A Campbell man was sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in a criminal gang.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 4, 2014

Police raids part of Avondale anti-gang campaign (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police fanned out in Avondale on Wednesday in search of suspects connected to the gang violence that has plagued the neighborhood for much of this year. The show of force is the latest in a campaign that began in January after a bloody month of gang-related crime.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: June 4, 2014

Cincinnati police break up two violent gangs, make 41 arrests in Avondale crackdown (Cincinnati, OH): Police broke up two violent gangs, made 41 arrests and reduced violent crime in Avondale by 50 percent through a five-month operation, officials said Wednesday. Police said they rounded up dozens of members of the Savage Gang and Valley Boyz. The gangs were involved in serious crimes, they said.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: June 4, 2014

Cuyahoga County prosecutors go after the Heartless Felons, a prison gang that has spread to Cleveland's streets (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County prosecutors are going after the Heartless Felons, one of the state's most vicious prison gangs, in an attempt to stop a wave of violence that has spread to the streets of Cleveland.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 28, 2014

Two people arrested in Toledo shooting spree (Toledo, OH): Police in Toledo say they've arrested two people in an apparent gang-related shooting in a large crowd that one man dead and three other people wounded.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: May 27, 2014

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