Visiting 5th Ward & Kashmere Gardens; Life on Houston northeast side

STREETGANGS.COM | October 22, 2016 HOUSTON – We visited the northeast side of Houston’s black community in Kasmere Gardens & 5th Ward. We learned of an officer involved shooting of Frederick “Cat Eye Fred” Roy, 35, who was shot and killed on Hoffman back in August 2015. The killing of Roy stemmed from a domestic […]

How Christopher Young’s 14-Year Plea Deal for Drug Crimes Turned Into Life in Prison

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By Taylor Dolven and Daniela Porat | October 4, 2015 | 6:05 am Christopher Young always practiced his speech in the shower. He would speak quickly, far more quickly than in casual conversation, but not because he was nervous. He would do it because he had to — other inmates were waiting for the […]

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Police: Aryan Nations dispute ends in death

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Associated Press | May 7, 2013 COWAN, Tenn. – A 26-year-old volunteer firefighter trying to distance himself from a white-supremacist group was found beaten to death last month in a cornfield in foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, and three fellow members of the group are due in court this week to answer to murder charges. […]

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 […]

Man wounded during reported gang activity


Associated Press March 30, 2010 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Nashville police officer has wounded a man in what authorities say was their attempt to intervene in gang activity. Police said they received a tip of possible gang violence at midday Tuesday near Tennessee State University and went to the scene. Police spokesman Don Aaron […]

Gangs rattle schools: start fights, frighten and intimidate students and disrupt normal activities


BY BRAD SCHRADE AND CHRIS ECHEGARAY ( March 1, 2010 He has a gun. Those words sent confusion and fear through the hallways of John Overton High School. Students ran to get away from a classroom where a teacher stared down the barrel of a .38-revolver. The self-proclaimed Kurdish Pride Gang member wanted his teacher […]

Gangs seep into the suburbs


By Brad Schrade and Chris Echegaray (The Tennessean) February 28, 2010 Murder topped the agenda as the Traveling Vice Lords rolled into the O’Charley’s parking lot. The plan that February night was to meet a familiar drug dealer near Hickory Hollow Mall, drive him a few miles away and pump him full of bullets, according […]

Convicted gang leader to be sentenced today


Clay Carey THE TENNESSEAN December 7, 2009 NASHVILLE – A Los Angeles gang leader convicted of running part of his criminal enterprise from Nashville is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court today. Federal prosecutors indicted Jamal Shakir, the leader of the Rollin’ 90s Crips, and more than 40 other defendants in 1998 as part […]