Disputes Within Gangs Blamed for Some NYC Violence

Police say Bloods members are fighting increasingly among themselves, sometimes to fill leadership vacuums as older leaders are locked up through federal prosecutions. Subgroups of national gangs are splitting and losing influence to separate, younger crews more loyal to local housing projects.

Man Used Wrongful Conviction Funds to Rebuild IL Gang

Thaddeus Jimenez won a staggering $25 million verdict in 2012 for a wrongful murder conviction in Illinois. Instead of building a new life, he used the windfall to rejuvenate his old gang, paying recruitment bonuses, buying guns and fancy cars, and even giving cash prizes to members. He is due to be sentenced today for an “appalling” shooting.