Brother Ali Arrested at Occupy Homes Against Neighbor’s Foreclosure

Brother Ali mugshot

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 22, 2012 Ali Douglas Newman, also known by his rap moniker Brother Ali, was arrested outside a Minneapolis home Thursday evening. He and twelve other people were taken into custody for their appearance in an Occupy Homes MN rally protesting a wrongful foreclosure by PNC Bank. The Cruz […]

Indictment: 29 indicted in sex trafficking ring allegedly run by Somali gangs in 3 states


AMY FORLITI (Associated Press) | November 8, 2010 MINNEAPOLIS — Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio and other unnamed places, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court […]

Rochester police investigate drive-by shooting

coplights Oct 04, 2010 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Rochester police are investigating a drive by shooting that happened early Sunday morning. Officers were called to the 1700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast around 12:40 a.m. after numerous reports of shots fired. Investigators found several shell casings in the street and minor damage to one home. […]

Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards erupt into brawl


Posted by Chris Riemenschneider Last update: January 24, 2010 – 9:49 AM I can’t remember the last time I saw a fight break out at First Avenue or even at a hip-hop concert. In fact, the last bad fight I saw was out in the Home Run Porch at a Twins game. So it’s somewhat […]

Watch video: Gang unit police engaged in illegal activity


Alex A. Alonso August 21, 2009 Andy Luger, a former assistant U.S. attorney and retired FBI agent John Egelhof, after an extensive investigation, exposed illegal activity among an elite team of specialized gang cops in St. Paul, Minnesota known as the Strike Force. The unnamed cops are accused of poor evidence handling, stealing expensive electronics, […]