Judge Denies Media Access To Chicago Hobos Gang Trial EvidenceThe Judge says he fears jurors wouldn't be able to avert their eyes from sensational, front-page treatment of evidence and that could undermine defendants' fair-trial rights.
Jury In Hobos "Super Gang" Trial Gets History Lesson About Street GangsThe Hobos have been described as a “conglomerate” of Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples — an elite and exclusive “all-star team” forged in the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side. Six alleged Hobo leaders are on trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, tied to nine murders by federal prosecutors.
Openings Set In Hobos Gang Trial Focused On KillingsThe biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history starts in earnest Wednesday, with months of testimony expected to provide a rare look inside the gangland activity fueling deadly gun violence in the nation's third-largest city.
Feds Don’t Want Hobo Lawyers To Ask About Homan Square ArticleFederal prosecutors putting alleged leaders of an ultraviolent street gang on trial want to stop defense attorneys from asking a Chicago police veteran about the notorious Homan Square police facility.
Jury Selection Finishing At Major Chicago Street-Gang TrialJury selection is winding down at a much-anticipated trial of six purported members of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang blamed for outbreaks of deadly gun violence for over a decade.
"Supergang" Chief Charged With Killing Federal InformantParis “Poleroski” Poe, 31, allegedly gunned down informant Keith Daniels, 27, in front of Daniels’ young son and girlfriend last year, just days after Daniels was unmasked as a federal informant.
Member Of Violent Hobos "Supergang" Cooperating With FedsThey made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
Feds Hope Slain Informant’s Tapes Convict Gang Members In Drug CaseGunned down last year in front of his terrified young son and girlfriend within days of being unmasked as a cooperating witness, Keith Daniels helped police solve one of Chicago’s highest-profile murders of 2011 — the botched drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander, 13-year-old Darius “Bay Bay” Brown.
Feds Announce Charges Against Gang MembersThe incoming U.S. attorney for Chicago faces increasing pressure to help make streets safer, rather than go after crooked politicians.