Chicago has been the focus on crime and gang violence conversation so far during the Donald Trump administration despite Cleveland having a much higher rate than Chicago.   CHICAGO (CBS) — Cleveland-area pastor Darrell Scott abruptly canceled a planned meeting Tuesday with “street leaders” eager to bring an end to violence in Chicago with the […]

CLEVELAND – A homeless transgender woman has filed a lawsuit in federal court saying CMHA police failed to uphold her rights after she was beaten at a CMHA apartment complex back on June 20. Attorney Gregory Sasse filed the lawsuit on behalf of Kayla Jane, who says a group of tenants at the West Boulevard Place […]

The 9-year-old child who was fatally shot in a Chicago alley Monday afternoon was lured there and “executed,” police say. Tyshawn Lee, described as a fun-loving child who enjoyed video games and basketball, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Police say the child was targeted because of his father’s gang ties […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Exactly one month after a local gang leader was convicted of kidnapping and aggravated murder, Julius Webster will be sentenced for his crimes. Webster was found guilty in Judge Michael Astrab’s courtroom for a carjacking and the robbery and murder of 31-year-old Curtis Leon Marks, Jr. Webster was indicted for “participating […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO reports) – Acting on evidence gathered by the Cleveland Division of Police Gang Impact Unit, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted 12 adult members of the Cutthroats, a violent street gang that operated in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, on RICO charges and for participating in criminal gang activity. A 13th gang member […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Dozens of violent gang members now face criminal charges. First Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Duane Deskins announced Wednesday they are cracking down on members of the BBE/900 gang. In total, they charged 26 juveniles and 12 adults. 34 of the 38 BBE/900 gang members were rounded up Wednesday morning and […]


The FBI has arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of a corruption probe into the department. The group is accused of stealing over $500,000…

  DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The arrest of 43 members of the Heartless Felons Gang is just the start of a crackdown on violence at the Juvenile Detention Center according to the County Prosecutors Office. On June 10, prosecutors submitted a 437-count complaint, the Juvenile Court equivalent of an indictment, against the gang members. […]

  CLEVELAND – Five people believed to be connected to the Cleveland gang the Heartless Felons have been indicted by a grand jury. The 23-count indictment includes aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, attempted tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and escape charges against Julius Webster, Robert M. Porter, Dawayne Arnold, Derrick Durden and Lakia Golston. The Heartless Felons organized in […]

According to the Omaha Police Officers Association (POA), there is a “terrible cycle of violence and thuggery” that is rampant throughout the city. The union’s idea of what a thug represents, though, is a Black diapered toddler who swears and makes lewd hand gestures throughout a homemade video. Now the union has come under fire […]

R&B bad boy Chris Brown is using his latest music video for “Don’t Think They Know” to foster some kind of peace in the gang-infested…

Following a bloody holiday weekend where gun violence claimed the lives of 11, including a 13-year-old boy, and wounded more than 40 others, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday discussed out his plan to address Chicago’s gang problems. Emanuel was joined by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in stating that the city will work to coordinate […]