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Former Crips gang member to be ordained as minister (Huntsville, AL): He was sexually molested from the age of four, beaten by his own mother, and was one of the founding members of the Crips gang in California. Back in 2010, former Crips gang member Mark Rideout recalled his hellish childhood.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: June 18, 2012

Five with gang ties convicted in crime spree (Montgomery, AL): Five people with links to the Bloods street gang in Montgomery have been convicted in a series of violent crimes, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: April 12, 2012

Huntsville superintendent: Fight at Lee High School was gang initiation (Huntsville, AL): The four students from Lee High School who filmed a fight in a school bathroom and posted the video to YouTube did so as a gang initiation, Huntsville's superintendent said.
Source: The Huntsville Times    Date: February 4, 2012

Gang member sentenced to 25 years (Sandusky, OH): A convicted gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday morning. One of Denarea Swain's attorneys maintained that Swain was only part of a rap group, not a criminal gang, and asked the judge for the minimum sentenced.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: November 21, 2011

Montgomery officials confront violent new wave (Montgomery, AL): There are three dead and 22 injured from a spate of con­nected shootings over a two-month span, and city, police and community leaders are searching for ways to quell the violence.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: November 7, 2011

Montgomery says shootings result of organized groups (Montgomery, AL): Montgomery Police say the Island Lounge shooting is related to at least three other shootings in Montgomery. Authorities stopped short of calling them gang related incidents but do say they are a result of trouble between loosely organized groups.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: November 2, 2011

Shooting victims linked to 'street gang' (Montgomery, AL): The mention of the word "gang" by a witness temporarily halted a murder trial Wednesday, with defense attorneys objecting and calling for a mistrial.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: October 26, 2011

Five accused of crimes linked to Bloods street gang (Montgomery, AL): A federal grand jury indicted five alleged members of a street gang in connection with a string of violent crimes in Montgomery and Autauga Counties.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: October 19, 2011

Montgomery police chief sheds light on city's gang activity (Montgomery, AL): Gangs may look like they're showing up more through graffiti on old buildings and signs, but Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy doesn't believe "they have any more presence now than they did a few years ago or even longer." Murphy says more graffiti doesn't mean organized gangs are popping up around town.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: October 19, 2011

When a gang is a gang: Bigger issue should be removing criminals from the streets (Anniston, AL): Depending on your definition of the word “gangs,” the Taliban Clan and YNTO are either Anniston-area gangs involved in criminal activity, or they are friends who do nothing more than hang out and record rap songs.
Source: The Anniston Star    Date: October 18, 2011

DA announces 46 arrests to address concerns about gangs (Anniston, AL): A recent commitment to curbing gang violence in Calhoun County led to the arrests of at least 46 people in a Thursday morning warrants roundup, police officials said.
Source: The Anniston Star    Date: October 6, 2011

Bessemer man robbed as part of gang initiation (Birmingham, AL): A man in Bessemer was robbed Thursday morning by two young men wearing bandanas who told him it was part of their gang initiation. Police departments across the Greater Birmingham area are now on the lookout for the two suspects who allegedly robbed Anthony Eason, a 61-year-old Bessemer resident.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: September 22, 2011

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

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