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Local police to begin gang crackdown (Anniston, AL): Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh said Monday that local law-enforcement agencies are beginning a crackdown on two gangs operating in Anniston and Hobson City.
Source: The Anniston Star    Date: September 12, 2011

Three men arrested in gang beating (Auburn, AL): Police arrested three Gwinnett teens on felony gang charges after they allegedly accosted a man in Auburn. All three suspects face battery and participation in gang activity charges.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: July 7, 2011

Chicago gangster arrested in Ala. (Montgomery, AL): A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Chicago was apprehended Friday in Montgomery. Deputy marshals and investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested Rodney King on Friday morning on East Fourth Street in Montgomery, according to a U.S. Marshals news release.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: May 14, 2011

Is a gang working its way into a Montgomery neighborhood? (Montgomery, AL): Several residents in a Montgomery neighborhood say they are being terrorized by new tenants. Some there say they believe it could be gang related.
Source: WAKA 8 News    Date: May 9, 2011

Huntsville Police educates community on gang activity (Huntsville, AL): Huntsville Police show showed WHNT NEWS 19 the indicators. The bling, weapons, and even bandanas are out there. All suggest gang activity exists in the Rocket City.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: February 7, 2011

Gang tension cited in mass shooting (Tuscaloosa, AL): Tension between rival gangs contributed to violence that escalated into a mass shooting at a weekend graduation party, witnesses have told police.
Source: The Tuscaloosa News    Date: May 18, 2010

Officers prepare for gangs to emerge (Tuscaloosa, AL): A room full of police investigators on Thursday viewed a photo of three young men standing in front of a graffiti-covered wall. Most people wouldn’t recognize it, but the graffiti bore the signs of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.
Source: The Tuscaloosa News    Date: April 15, 2010

Former Los Angeles gang member to present anti-gang program in Bay Minette (Bay Minette, AL): For some youngsters, getting involved in the thug life goes deeper than crime and violence. It's a misguided way to feel a part of something, according to experts.
Source: Mobile Press-Register    Date: February 21, 2010

Ala. school shooting likely gang-related (Madison, AL): A lawyer for a ninth-grader charged with shooting a fellow student to death at their Alabama school says the violence was likely related to gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 8, 2010

27 immigrants detained in operation targeting street gangs (Birmingham, AL): Federal immigration officials and local police in northern Alabama detained 26 men and one woman in an operation targeting violent street gangs, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: January 27, 2010

Officials want stiffer graffiti punishment (Russellville, AL): Local legislators plan to introduce a bill next week that will spell out specific penalties for gang activity and would bring harsher punishment to vandals who paint graffiti.
Source: TimesDaily    Date: January 23, 2010

Councilman vows to fight gang activity (Montgomery, AL): Gang activity, in its various forms, has crept into the com­munity, and a Montgomery city councilman hopes an aware­ness campaign in the schools will help minimize the damage being done to students.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: October 25, 2009

Gang raid nets 23 arrests in Alabama (Birmingham, AL): A four-day operation targeting street gangs in north and central Alabama ended with 23 people arrested and facing possible deportation.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: September 12, 2009

EHS incident ‘gang related’ (Eufaula, AL): A Eufaula High student was injured Tuesday morning in what school and law enforcement officials are calling a “gang-related” incident.
Source: Eufaula Tribune    Date: August 14, 2009

Five Tallassee students charged with threats (Tallassee, AL): Five Tallassee High School students have been charged with making threats against other students, according to the Tallassee Police Department.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: April 21, 2009

Mexican and Central American drug gangs said to be operating in the Birmingham area (Birmingham, AL): It was not just a crime. It was a message. When five men were shocked, beaten, bound and their throats slashed in a Shelby County apartment this month, that message was barbarically clear, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: August 31, 2008

String of Alabama bank robberies carried out by gang (Gadsden, AL): A string of bank robberies in northeast Alabama got the attention of law enforcement agencies surprised by what they said was its source: an east Gadsden gang looking to banks instead of drug deals for funds.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 12, 2008

FBI, local agencies fight gangs (Boaz, AL): Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are working together to eliminate criminal gang activity in northeast Alabama through the FBI's new Safe Streets Task Force.
Source: The Huntsville Times    Date: April 8, 2008

Hispanic gangs growing problem in Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL): Hispanic gangs are becoming a growing problem in the Birmingham area, even as authorities continue to grapple with traditional street and neighborhood gangs, law enforcement officials said at a forum Thursday night.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: April 4, 2008

Druid Hills residents worried that neighborhood has been tagged with graffiti (Birmingham, AL): Druid Hills residents were alarmed when they woke up on a recent Saturday and discovered a major neighborhood gateway covered in a flood of graffiti connected to a violent Hispanic gang from Southern California.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: March 26, 2008

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