Authorities: 120 Arrested In Bronx Gang Takedown; Believed To Be Largest In NYC History

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CBS Local News | New York April 27, 2016 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than a hundred suspects have been arrested in the Bronx in what is believed to be the largest gang takedown in New York City history, according to authorities. Charges are set to be announced Wednesday against 120 alleged members and associates […]

EXCLUSIVE: Afrika Bambaataa sex abuse accuser Ronald Savage details years of torment following hip-hop icon’s molestation: ‘He damaged me’

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BY Shayna Jacobs, Ben Kochman, Rich Schapiro, Michael O’keeffe NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:49 PM As one of the artists who helped invent the music that exploded out of South Bronx block parties and Boys Club dances, hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa was already a New York legend in the late 1970s. […]

Tupac’s Stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, Up For Parole After Serving 30 Years In Federal Prison

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By Cherise Johnson | Hiphopdx.com April 03, 2016 Tupac’s stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, may be a free man this week after serving 30 years of his 60-year prison sentence “for masterminding a string of deadly armed robberies in New York and Connecticut committed by a militant political group known as ‘The Family,’” the Associated Press reports. […]

Voletta Wallace Knows Puff Daddy & Suge Knight “Had Some Responsibility” In Biggie’s Murder, Retired LAPD Detective Greg Kading Asserts

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By Soren Baker | HIPHOPDX February 21, 2016 | 11:30 AM Voletta Wallace knows Puff Daddy and Suge Knight “had some responsibility” in the murder of her son, The Notorious B.I.G., according to retired LAPD detective Greg Kading. Kading makes the claim during an interview with “Murder Master Music Show.” The former officer was also […]

Police Officer Shot During Bronx Street Fight Was Hit by Colleague

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By AL BAKERJAN | New York Times January 11, 2016 A New York City police officer shot in the leg while responding to a melee outside a party in the South Bronx over the weekend was wounded by a fellow officer, officials said on Monday. The determination that the injury suffered by the officer, Sherrod […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Gangs tied to 49 percent of shootings in New York City, mostly over petty disputes

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BY Thomas Tracy | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10:33 PM Along with the mass killers and rifle-toting terrorists who are driving the nation’s gun debate are New York’s own gangbangers, who are behind the triggers of nearly half the city’s shootings, officials said. And when gunplay across the five boroughs turns […]

Ex-gang member has murder rap tossed, released from jail

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By Lia Eustachewich | New York POst August 5, 2015 | 2:00am The murder conviction of a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who spent nearly eight years in prison was tossed out Tuesday because prosecutors under former DA Charles Hynes bungled parts of his case. Joel Fowler, a Crips gang member at the time, was found guilty […]

An Insider’s Look Before They Were Hip-Hop Stars

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By Carolina Gonzalez / The New York Times November. 18, 2014 The sharp features and bedroom eyes are eminently familiar. But the sun-dappled portrait of Snoop Dogg Lisa Leone took in 1993 surprises. The rapper appears not just young — this was just before the release of his first solo album — but soft. “What […]

Remy Ma gives advice now that she is out of jail

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By Stefani Camille WWW.Streetgangs.com October 20, 2014 Remy Ma, born Reminisce Smith 34, a female rapper who was part of the Terror Quad was released from prison on August 1, 2014 after serving six years. On July 13, 2007, She turned herself in to New York City police in relation to a shooting early that […]

Actor who played Omar from the Wire to play Freeway Rick Ross

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By Stefani Camille WWW.streetgangs.com October 10, 2014 Who doesn’t know Michael Kenneth Williams, the 47 year old actor and director from Flatbush, New York. His most known and admired role was Omar Little from HBO’s the Wire and who now plays Albert “Chalky” White in another HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire. Get ready to watch […]

Former Latin King lieutenant sentenced to 17 years in prison

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By Jason Meisner Tribune reporter 1:40 p.m. CDT, June 23, 2014 A former lieutenant in the Latin Kings street gang whose cooperation with authorities helped bring down numerous top leaders in the gang’s West Side hierarchy was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison today. The sentence was a significant break for Nedal Issa, a […]

Women discover they’re in love triangle after drug kingpin pinched

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By Dana Sauchelli | New York Post January 16, 2014 | 7:36pm Two women dating the same drug kingpin learned they were caught in a bizarre love triangle after cops tossed then in the same jail cell for their roles in  trafficking scheme that lead to a dope bust in the Bronx, police sources said. […]