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Former gang member shares message with students (Montgomery, AL): A nationally respected expert on gang intervention visited one Montgomery School to speak to students about avoiding gang activity.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: December 11, 2014

Teen gang member seeks youthful offender status in murder case (Decatur, AL): A teenage gang member accused of killing another teen in a rival gang is set to appear in court Monday in Morgan County.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: November 3, 2014

5 Gang Members Arrested in Drug Sweep (Prichard, AL): "A matter of time. That's what I thought," says Jessica Watkins. She lives in Prichard and is talking about the drug raid that took place on Stovall Street in Prichard Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement says those involved in Wednesday's sweep are part a well-known gang. It's called the Tax Free gang.
Source: WKRG News 5    Date: October 30, 2014

Father of Hiawayi Robinson detained, not arrested in “Operation Triple Beam” (Mobile, AL): Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) officials said Hiawatha Robinson, father of 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson, who was killed last month in Prichard, was detained Wednesday afternoon, October 29, when officers served a search warrant on three different homes off Stovall Street in Prichard.
Source: FOX10 News    Date: October 29, 2014

9 Montgomery gang members arrested on drug, gun charges (Montgomery, AL): Nine members of a Montgomery neighborhood gang have been arrested on drug and gun charges, according to U.S. Attorney George Beck. The arrests are the result of a local, state and federal investigation into the Vineyard Gang, according to Beck.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: October 8, 2014

9 members of Montgomery Vineyard street gang indicted on drug charges (Montgomery, AL): Nine Montgomery gang members were indicted and arrested Wednesday on drug conspiracy charges. The members of the Vineyard Gang of Two Street Gang, which operated in a high-crime neighborhood off Norman Bridge Road in south Montgomery, are facing multiple drug charges.
Source:    Date: October 8, 2014

Duarte gang member accused of Lousiana killing, arrested in Alabama (Mobile, AL): A Duarte gang member suspected of fatally shooting a man during a robbery in Louisiana was caught at a bus station in Alabama, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: September 17, 2014

HPD helps students make the right decision (Dothan, AL): For years the Headland Police Department has reached out to help students make the right decision when it comes to situations that involve peer pressure.
Source: Dothan Eagle    Date: August 28, 2014

Crenshaw cleanup leads to 26 convictions (Elmore County, AL): United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama George Beck Jr., along with representatives from other federal and local law enforcement agencies announced the conviction of 26 people through the Crenshaw Village Clean-Up project.
Source: The Wetumpka Herald    Date: August 13, 2014

Chambers County takes stand against gang violence (Chambers County, AL): Law enforcement and city officials are taking a stand against gang violence in Chambers County. About 100 gathered Friday night at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lanett for a prayer vigil and community rally to stop violence in the area. Their goal Friday night was to figure out a way to make their community a safer place to live.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: July 11, 2014

Local 'Goon Squad Mafia' gang activity has experts concerned (Madison County, AL): Gang members, reportedly affiliated with the Goon Squad Mafia – an off shoot of the Bloods gang – have shown signs of intimidation in recent months, leaving gang experts in the area on edge.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: July 9, 2014

Community rallies to fight crime and gang violence in Lanett (Lanett, AL): A historic gathering is taking place in Chambers County to fight escalating gang activity and violence. Lanett's police chief Angie Spates says leaders are joining her to proclaim that gangs are a serious problem and they have a plan to stop the violence.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: July 9, 2014

Lanett Police planning to crack down on city's gang problem (Lanett, AL): Lanett's Police Chief Angie Spates says she's not interested in candy coating a major crime issue facing her city. Chief Spates says Lanett has a dangerous gang problem, and she estimates there are at least 300 gang members in the city. She adds that nearly 70 percent of all felony crimes committed in the city can be linked back to gang activity.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: July 7, 2014

Former inmate continues transformation away from gang life (Huntsville, AL): Editor's note: The is the conclusion of a two-part story that first ran in the June 29 edition of The Huntsville Item. The story of Jesse Banda maybe seen by many as a tragedy. However, the biggest tragedies are to have the experience, yet miss the message in its meaning. He is not a changed man. He is however, a work in progress — a human being in transition from what he was to what he will become.
Source: The Huntsville Item    Date: June 30, 2014

Rocky Road: Man who has spent much of his life behind bars in Texas prisons finally may be on right track (Huntsville, AL): The ongoing story of Jesse Banda may seem like a tragedy to some. However, life’s biggest tragedies might be to have the experiences, yet miss the messages in their meaning.
Source: The Huntsville Item    Date: June 29, 2014

Mentor urges activity, observation to keep kids from gangs (Decatur, AL): Summer is upon us, school is out, and gang activity is up. Officials said this time of year is when gangs work heavily to recruit kids. Officials in Decatur are taking a proactive approach to keeping gangs and violence out of their community. They said now is the time to take action because the start of the summer is when they see an increase in gang activity.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: May 28, 2014

Headland Middle School students enjoy GREAT Friday (Headland, AL): Police say gangs are a issue in the Wiregrass but one school is trying to make sure their students are not involved in any illegal activity.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: May 23, 2014

Citizens academy continues with gang, gun law talks (Montgomery, AL): Neighborhood Watch captain Jack Dismukes, 75, continues to be impressed by what he's learned at the Montgomery Citizens' Police Academy each week. Tuesday night's class was no different.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: May 21, 2014

Alabama man gets jail after appearance in allegedly gang-related rap video that threatens cops (Birmingham, AL): A Birmingham, Ala., man could have skated on charges for a series of car break-ins, but a judge threw the book at him after the man appeared in an allegedly gang-related amateur rap video threatening police.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 19, 2014

Decatur City School Board approves employee cuts and policy changes (Decatur, AL): The Decatur City Board of Education voted to cut around 90 locally funded employees. They also approved changes to the code of conduct that will make gang-related offenses carry harsher punishment.
Source: WAAY 31 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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