Geographic voting patterns reveal President Obama wins a very close election in 2012

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By Alex Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer October 17, 2012 | 6:45 p.m. Streetgangs.com is apolitical when it comes to presidential elections, but we are fascinated by the geography of elections and the spatial voting patterns that emerge. For example the Deep South will go for the Republican candidate while urban states such as California and […]

Video: Deputy Shot and Killed in Ohio at Mobile Home Park; Gunman Dead

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By Valerie Caviglia and Michael Konopasek Jan 2, 2011 at 6:22 PM EST Enon, Ohio (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed and a police officer was wounded after a trailer park shootout. The drama unfolded in Enon, Ohio, which is about 20 miles northeast of Dayton. It all started when a […]

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

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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 […]

Toledo Police Gang Task Force busts criminals in sweep

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Amulya Raghuveer 10/08/10 TOLEDO, OHIO — The Toledo Police Gang Task Force says a special crime bust Thursday too nearly two dozen criminals off the streets of Toledo. Officials from the Toledo Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, FBI and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted a Criminal Interdiction Special Thursday to combat the […]

Gang Disrupts Courtroom, Intimidates Witnesses in Ohio

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from NewsNet5.com POSTED: 4:24 pm EST January 29, 2010 There was chaos in the courtroom, as a judge in Lorain County ordered the courtroom clear when gang members disrupt a murder trial. On Thursday, witnesses said it was a circus, as gang members intimidated witnesses and tried to disrupt the trial. Teenage members of an […]

New execution method unlikely to gain traction in California

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By Carol J. Williams December 9, 2009 An Ohio murderer put to death with the nation’s first single-drug lethal injection died swiftly Tuesday, inaugurating an execution method some analysts consider more humane than the three-drug procedure used in California and 33 other states. But the method used in Ohio is unlikely to gain traction in […]

Gang member charged in shooting death of Cleveland teen Brandon Young

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By Michael Sangiacomo (Cleveland.com) November 17, 2009 An admitted member of The Lakeshore Boys gang was charged with aggravated murder and felonious assault in connection with the shootings of two Collinwood teens. Demarco Millsap, 18, was held in Cuyahoga County Jail on $1.5 million bond in connection with the Nov. 7 shooting of Brandon Young, […]

The 5 Worst Cities for Urban Youth

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by R. L. Donovan (Scoop Daily) November 14, 2009 In its commitment to calling attention to the Obama Administration’s continued neglect of urban America, ScoopDaily has compiled a list of the 5 worst cities for urban youth. Particular attention is paid to high-school graduation rates, infant mortality rates, unemployment rates, juvenile justice incarceration, and the […]

Police: Boy shoots 8-year-old playing ‘gangster’

Dec 12, 2:33 PM EST The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say they have arrested an 11-year-old boy who shot and wounded his 8-year-old brother while the two were playing “gangster” Friday morning. Police say the boys were playing with a gun they found in their grandmother’s car. The 8-year-old is being treated […]

Raid targets Mongols motorcycle gang

Dozens are arrested on federal racketeering charges after a multi-agency investigation. Federal agents also want to seize the Mongols’ trademarked name: ‘We’re going after their very identity.’ By Scott Glover October 22, 2008 After the arrests of 61 members of the Mongols biker gang on federal racketeering charges Tuesday, U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O’Brien stood […]

Two men first to be sentenced under anti-gang law

AKRON, Ohio –June 15, 1999 (AP) — Two Akron men who robbed two teen-agers of jackets and jewelry became the first to be sentenced under Ohio’s new anti-gang law. Each got one extra year in prison for gang activity. Torrey Swain, 19, was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and Jason Cottrell, 18, to six years […]

Two men first to be sentenced under anti-gang law

Two men first to be sentenced under anti-gang law AKRON, Ohio –June 15, 1999 (AP) — Two Akron men who robbed two teen-agers of jackets and jewelry became the first to be sentenced under Ohio’s new anti-gang law. Each got one extra year in prison for gang activity. Torrey Swain, 19, was sentenced Tuesday to […]