‘Too young, too soon': Family, friends search for answers

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James Crepea / Montgomery Advertiser 10:59 p.m. CST December 15, 2014 AUBURN — As friends and family gathered at the Opelika home of Mario and Arlicia Mitchell, a father was struggling for answers as to why he won’t see his son alive again. Jakell Mitchell, a freshman member of Auburn’s football team, was shot and […]

A blow to gangs: After-school boxing program offered to at-risk kids

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Ramona Giwargis (Merced Sun-Star) | June 10, 2013 LIVINGSTON — Law enforcement officials and youth advocates agree that keeping at-risk youth busy after school is a proven method of reducing gang violence. But keeping kids busy while providing an outlet for anger and frustration is even better — and the Livingston Boxing Gym, sponsored by […]

Banned Youth Football Team Defends Use of Park

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Jason Kandel (NBCLA) | March 29, 2013 A youth football program that has called an East LA park home for nearly half a century is under fire after a fatal stabbing off-site prompted LA County officials to bar the team from using the park unless it provides security. The East Los Angeles Bobcats say the […]

Ex-member’s view of life in the gang

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Carol Feineman (Lincoln News Messenger) | April 4, 2012 Editor’s note: The 17-year-old’s identity is not being revealed because of possible retaliation. Like many other Lincoln High School students, John Doe likes sports, especially basketball. But the 17-year-old didn’t always care about sports. For four years, starting at age 12, John was in a Lincoln […]

Muhammad Ali Celebrates His 70th

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER January 18, 2012 In one month, a panoply of celebrities will be attending the 16th annual Power of Love Gala that doubles as a celebration of the 70th birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The event is to raise money for the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and […]

Criminal History of Bryan Stow Revealed

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 26, 2011 Although the beating Bryan Stow suffered at Dodgers Stadium is disproportionally violent, recent findings intimate that the Giants fan had his own share of physical outbursts. Sports Illustrated reports that Stow had an unstable history, including three arrests between October 1989 and July 1990 for suspicion […]

Luke Separates Name from U Miami Football Scandal

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 17, 2011 Nevin Shapiro’s naming of “Uncle Luke” to deflect attention from his incarceration in the University of Miami booster scandal elicited a defensive retort. Shapiro was under an 11-month investigation, spearheaded by Yahoo! Sports, for breaking NCAA rules providing unsanctioned benefits to the Hurricane players. It reports […]

Shaq’s Record Label Associate Allegedly Attacked by Gangs After Sex Tape

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 15, 2011 Main Street Mafia Crips leader Ladell Rowles was named in a criminal complaint for directing six fellow gang members to kidnap and a rob a man of a purported Shaquille O’Neal sex tape. The victim, Robert Ross, was a former member of the street gang befriended […]

Case against Giovanni Ramirez had been dismissed, possible refiling to come

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Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer June 4, 2011 | 4:20 a.m. In a closed door hearing, a parole commission determined that there was not enough evidence to charge Giovanni Ramirez, 31, in the beating of Bryan Stow, 41, that took place in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day. Ramirez remains in custody […]

Dodger Stadium suspect also wanted for shooting in Nevada

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Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer June 1, 2011 | 3:55 a.m. When the case against Giovanni Ramirez in the beating of Bryan Stow was looking weak, the increased publicity caused investigators in Henderson, Nevada to link him to yet another crime that occurred earlier this year. According to an incident report, first acquired by […]

The Dodger Stadium beating: Public perceptions, media myths and crime

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Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer May 26, 2011 | 2:25 a.m. On Sunday the Los Angeles police department announced the arrest of Giovanni Ramirez, 31, in connection to the beating of Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on opening day. The beating of Stow has quickly become a national story and has revealed, once again, […]

Dodger Stadium attacker has teardrop tattoo, not mole

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Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer May 23, 2011 | 10:25 p.m. UPDATE: May 24, 2011 – At the request of the LAPD, the mug shot of Giovanni Ramirez has been redacted so that the integrity of their scheduled witness line-up is not compromised. UPDATE: May 25, 2011 – The mugshot of Giovanni Ramirez has […]