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Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in vacant home in Shelby Park


RE: Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in...

November 29th, 2017 @ 9:03PM (4 years ago)

They got some of them on gun charges today and announced it as an LMINTEL victory over Victory Park crips.

Patrol arrests these same types of people all the time. If the department starts announcing gang affiliations of all the felons caught with guns by patrol, and the feds start prosecuting all of them in federal court, then they could hold news conferences every month. One of the problems has always been the tendency to just handle them as 1-off arrests that can be pled down to nothing by the county attorney, instead of giving them full credit for their gang affiliations and giving them real time. It's not something that should wait for a long-term investigation to conclude. The same applies to gang members caught by patrol or 9th Mobile dealing as part of organized crime with many others. The piecing together of a racketeering case can happen after the initial charges are made by patrol.