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By Diane Scharper and Diane Scharper,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2009
Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street By Michael Davis Viking / 384 pages / $27.95 Just the name Sesame Street evokes fond memories in almost everybody 40 and younger. Muppet characters like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, and Elmo seem like family. And that, Michael Davis explains in Street Gang, The Complete History of Sesame Street, is no small feat. As Davis, a former editor for TV Guide and The Baltimore Sun, tells it, this program changed the course of not only children's television programming but also of social and cultural history.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2012
The crimes appear ordinary on Howard County's November police log - two break-ins on U.S. 1, another at a Columbia home where a television and video games were taken, and a man held up at gunpoint in the village of Kings Contrivance. But the Kings Contrivance robbery - described by police in a single sentence - was far from routine. It actually was an undercover police sting that went bad, targeting a Columbia resident and suspected Bloods gang member known as "Bloody Mike. " Documents filed more recently in federal court in Baltimore say a police informant was pistol-whipped and robbed in an apartment building while making an undercover gun buy - an isolated crime, but one that gives a glimpse into violent gangs and their reach into the suburbs.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 26, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- It is the biggest and deadliest street gang in Los Angeles, the gang capital of the United States.With as many as 20,000 members in California alone, the gang called 18th Street dwarfs even the notorious Bloods and the Crips. A band of unruly outcasts when it formed in the 1960s, 18th Street is also an ominous prototype. Although primarily Latino, 18th Street has broken with gang tradition, opening its ranks to comers of all races from many working-class neighborhoods. Its primary recruitment targets: immigrant youngsters.
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April 24, 2010
A Harford County jury has convicted a 24-year-old Edgewood man of second-degree murder. Kyvelle Jamaas Martin, reputed to be a member of a street gang known as The Bloods, was convicted Thursday in the death of Kevin Harold Rowlette, 20, of Edgewood, on July 12, 2006. Investigators said Martin shot Rowlette in the face with a handgun in the front yard of the victim's Brookside Drive home. Martin then fled to Georgia, where he was eventually arrested and returned to Maryland. Martin was also convicted of illegal possession of and transporting a firearm and use of a handgun in a crime of violence.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2000
The Florida man alleged to be one of Ray Lewis' accomplices in the Super Bowl killings is a 34-year-old with a long criminal record whom authorities once linked to a violent street gang responsible for drug dealing and drive-by shootings. Joseph L. Sweeting's police record stretches to 1984, when he was sentenced to a year in jail for grand theft in Northern Florida's Duval County, which encompasses Jacksonville. Over the next decade he had at least five felony convictions, served time in state and federal prisons and was alleged to have been involved in a gang known as the "Untouchables."
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April 24, 2010
A Harford County jury has convicted a 24-year-old Edgewood man of second-degree murder. Kyvelle Jamaas Martin, reputed to be a member of a street gang known as The Bloods, was convicted Thursday in the death of Kevin Harold Rowlette, 20, of Edgewood, on July 12, 2006. Investigators said Martin shot Rowlette in the face with a handgun in the front yard of the victim's Brookside Drive home. Martin then fled to Georgia, where he was eventually arrested and returned to Maryland. Martin was also convicted of illegal possession of and transporting a firearm and use of a handgun in a crime of violence.
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By PAO SAE CHAO | July 20, 1993
Richmond, California. -- How do you break away from your gang?Every day judges forbid kids from associating with their gangs as a condition for putting them back on the street. What judges don't realize is that quitting can be even more dangerous than going back to jail, and cutting your ties requires the kind of diplomatic skills it takes to end a war.One recent Saturday my friends and I had a picnic at a park. This wasn't your everyday picnic. Here was a meeting for the SODs (Sons of Death)
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By Richard Irwin | September 22, 2006
An 18-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on warrants charging him in the shotgun killings of two men -- one a member of a street gang -- during a fight in Baltimore early Sunday. Eric "Ericky C" Tate of the 2200 block of Guilford Ave. is accused of shooting Anthony Taylor Jr., 20, and Adrian Holiday, 19, with a shotgun in the 300 block of E. 22nd St. shortly before 3 a.m., police said. Police said Taylor, a member of the Bloods gang, was fighting with Maurice Johnson, a member of the Young Gorillas.
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By Julia Furlong and Julia Furlong,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
Turn off the television and round up the kids, because Sesame Street Live's Out of This World! is landing at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore today through Sunday. Both old and new faces will be present at the cosmic affair, as familiar favorites like Big Bird and Elmo mingle with such fresh additions as Terry, the fix-it girl. The fun starts when a spaceship is stranded on the famous street, and two lonely Martians set out to make a few new friends. The Sesame Street gang is more than ready to help the homesick duo fit in and learn all about the planet Earth.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2012
The crimes appear ordinary on Howard County's November police log - two break-ins on U.S. 1, another at a Columbia home where a television and video games were taken, and a man held up at gunpoint in the village of Kings Contrivance. But the Kings Contrivance robbery - described by police in a single sentence - was far from routine. It actually was an undercover police sting that went bad, targeting a Columbia resident and suspected Bloods gang member known as "Bloody Mike. " Documents filed more recently in federal court in Baltimore say a police informant was pistol-whipped and robbed in an apartment building while making an undercover gun buy - an isolated crime, but one that gives a glimpse into violent gangs and their reach into the suburbs.
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September 15, 2009
If one case were to encapsulate the kind of mayhem lawmakers had in mind when they passed a bill two years ago to crack down on crimes committed to further the activities of a street gang, it would probably be something like the murder of Deron Hope. On Oct. 13, 2007, the high school sophomore football standout was hanging out with friends on the steps of a house on Latrobe Street in Baltimore when two men with no apparent motive shot him twice in the head. It turns out that the perpetrators, William Key and Kenneth Robbins, were engaged in a gang initiation.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | February 15, 2009
They know him as "Black," a convicted felon and longtime member of the Bloods street gang. He is leaning far back in a chair, under the only working light in a nondescript rowhouse in East Baltimore. He is talking about street life and hustling. And this group of more than 25 gang members and young men recently sprung from prison are hanging on his every word. "Bloods. Crips. BGF. Purple City," he says, rattling off the gang affiliations of the men in the room. He pauses. The room is still.
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By Diane Scharper and Diane Scharper,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2009
Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street By Michael Davis Viking / 384 pages / $27.95 Just the name Sesame Street evokes fond memories in almost everybody 40 and younger. Muppet characters like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, and Elmo seem like family. And that, Michael Davis explains in Street Gang, The Complete History of Sesame Street, is no small feat. As Davis, a former editor for TV Guide and The Baltimore Sun, tells it, this program changed the course of not only children's television programming but also of social and cultural history.
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By Richard Irwin | September 22, 2006
An 18-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on warrants charging him in the shotgun killings of two men -- one a member of a street gang -- during a fight in Baltimore early Sunday. Eric "Ericky C" Tate of the 2200 block of Guilford Ave. is accused of shooting Anthony Taylor Jr., 20, and Adrian Holiday, 19, with a shotgun in the 300 block of E. 22nd St. shortly before 3 a.m., police said. Police said Taylor, a member of the Bloods gang, was fighting with Maurice Johnson, a member of the Young Gorillas.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 25, 2004
MEXICO CITY - Gunmen thought to be street gang members opened fire at a bus in Honduras on Thursday night, killing 28 people, including four children, who were on their way home from work and Christmas shopping. The attack occurred about 7 p.m., authorities said, in one of the poorest sections of the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Several men in a pickup truck cut in front of the moving bus, which was carrying more than 70 passengers, and opened fire with automatic weapons. A spokesman for the Security Ministry, Leonel Sauceda, said 28 passengers were killed and 29 wounded.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2003
The shootings started shortly after someone stepped on Marvin Lee Murray's foot at a party in January. Over the next seven months, two warring street groups would exchange retaliatory gunfire, killing three young men and leaving four more people wounded in a series of shootings that littered Baltimore streets with shell casings. City police strongly suspect the killing of a fourth person, a teen-age witness, is connected to the violence. The two gangs deal drugs in East Baltimore - about 10 blocks apart - but the gunfights were not fueled by struggles over turf, cash or narcotics.
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September 15, 2009
If one case were to encapsulate the kind of mayhem lawmakers had in mind when they passed a bill two years ago to crack down on crimes committed to further the activities of a street gang, it would probably be something like the murder of Deron Hope. On Oct. 13, 2007, the high school sophomore football standout was hanging out with friends on the steps of a house on Latrobe Street in Baltimore when two men with no apparent motive shot him twice in the head. It turns out that the perpetrators, William Key and Kenneth Robbins, were engaged in a gang initiation.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 17, 1999
THE CITY'S battle line is a chalk outline of Larry Hubbard on the sidewalk of the 2000 block of Barclay St., where one policeman tried to handcuff the 21-year-old and another shot him in the back of the head. At his funeral last week, Hubbard, known as Fat Herb, was hailed as a martyr. We will add this to a previous list of descriptions: trafficker in narcotics, rider in a stolen car, robber, possessor of quite the impressive arrest record. None of this justifies murder -- if, in fact, the killing of Hubbard was murder.
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By Julia Furlong and Julia Furlong,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
Turn off the television and round up the kids, because Sesame Street Live's Out of This World! is landing at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore today through Sunday. Both old and new faces will be present at the cosmic affair, as familiar favorites like Big Bird and Elmo mingle with such fresh additions as Terry, the fix-it girl. The fun starts when a spaceship is stranded on the famous street, and two lonely Martians set out to make a few new friends. The Sesame Street gang is more than ready to help the homesick duo fit in and learn all about the planet Earth.
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2000
The Florida man alleged to be one of Ray Lewis' accomplices in the Super Bowl killings is a 34-year-old with a long criminal record whom authorities once linked to a violent street gang responsible for drug dealing and drive-by shootings. Joseph L. Sweeting's police record stretches to 1984, when he was sentenced to a year in jail for grand theft in Northern Florida's Duval County, which encompasses Jacksonville. Over the next decade he had at least five felony convictions, served time in state and federal prisons and was alleged to have been involved in a gang known as the "Untouchables."
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