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Gang violence on the rise among St. Louis youth (St. Louis, MO): In the past two weeks, an 11-year old boy has been shot and killed in South Saint Louis, and an 11-year old girl and 15-year old were shot and wounded in North Saint Louis in separate incidents.
Source: KMOX News    Date: April 7, 2014
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/...

Police: Gang selling methamphetamine in Springfield, beyond (Springfield, MO): Springfield police say in court documents that methamphetamine distribution in the city is being done by a gang called South West Honkeys.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: March 2, 2014
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Brown receives three life sentences (Sedalia, MO): A Sedalia man found guilty of first degree murder will spend the rest of his life in prison. In November, Jamauhle D. Brown, 32, was found guilty of first degree murder, armed criminal action, burglary, tampering with physical evidence and committing a felony in furtherance of street gang activity in the 2010 death of Sedalia resident Michael "Mike-Mike" Smith.
Source: Sedalia Democrat    Date: February 11, 2014
http://www.sedaliademocrat.com/...

Springfield police: Gang member selling heroin (Springfield, MO): Police say they believe a gang member, who is a suspect or person of interest in two other crimes, is also selling heroin in Springfield.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: January 4, 2014
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Ex-gang member turns his life around (St. Louis, MO) : One man from the Fairground Park neighborhood who used to be a gang member has turned his life around. A 38-year-old ex gang member is now off the streets after spending decades involved in criminal behavior.
Source: KSDK 5 News    Date: December 31, 2013
http://www.ksdk.com/...

Columbia violence task force refines survey (Columbia, MO): At its latest meeting, the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence on Wednesday night refined its talking points for a planned presentation from Columbia Public Schools, as well as questions for a youth survey it plans to put out with the help of the Youth Community Coalition.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: November 21, 2013
http://www.columbiatribune.com/...

In places like North St. Louis, gunfire still rules the night (St. Louis, MO): The unmistakable pop of a gunshot ricocheted through the park in the humid air, and Montez Wayne could only hope that the bullet did not have his name on it. He sprang from his seat beneath a sprawling bald cypress, ready to make his move.
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 19, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/...

Community Partnership offers free graffiti removal program (Springfield, MO): Community Partnership of the Ozarks has begun a free graffiti removal program for Springfield residents and businesses. A news release announcing the program, graffiti is noted as "a method individuals use to express themselves and their artistic ability in public places. However, the destruction of public and private property is often a consequence of this type of art, resulting in the need for its removal."
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: October 30, 2013
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Gangs are getting more street-smart with social media, experts warn (Kansas City, MO): Graffiti — the traditional "newspaper" of the street gang — has long been used to mark territory and communicate messages. But these days, gangs also are "all over social media," as one expert says, embracing a more modern way to make their presence felt and, in many cases, further their criminal enterprises.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: October 14, 2013
http://www.kansascity.com/...

Appeals court throws out guilty pleas in St. Louis gang-related murder (St. Louis, MO): The Missouri Appeals Court has thrown out the guilty pleas of a man accused of driving the getaway car in a 2008 gang-related murder.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: October 2, 2013
http://www.stltoday.com/...

Koster convenes crime summit (St. Louis, MO): In the St. Louis area, police have identified 8,671 gang members – most who range in ages 14 to 19.
Source: St. Louis American    Date: September 18, 2013
http://www.stlamerican.com/...

County crime rates seesaw in latest figures (Kearney, MO): Street gang activity has also increased in the first half of the year. "There are 25 street gangs with 180 to 190 members. That doesn't sound like a lot, but these are going to be your criminal element, things like homicides, burglaries and larcenies," Hunter said. "We're finding them in our schools, and they're coming into our jails. I can't think of a place in the county that we haven’t had documented gang activity."
Source: The Kearney Courier    Date: August 29, 2013
http://www.kearneycourier.com/...

Member of St. Louis "Dip Set" gang sentenced to 20 years for gun, drug crimes (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in a federal prison for gun and drug crimes including the execution of two men in May of 2008.
Source: KMOV 4 News    Date: August 26, 2013
http://www.kmov.com/...

'Operation Safe Streets': 23 arrested in warrant roundup of street gang (Sikestone, MO): Twenty-three members of an alleged local street gang were arrested early Friday in Sikeston during a warrant roundup called "Operation Safe Streets."
Source: Southeast Missourian    Date: August 4, 2013
http://www.semissourian.com/...

Families of those involved in recent gang-related crimes say police aren't listening (Columbia, MO): As gang crime spills into the community, frustrated family members of those involved say police aren't listening.
Source: KMIZ ABC 17 News    Date: July 10, 2013
http://www.abc17news.com/...

Police: Springfield gangs have more local makeup (Springfield, MO): The face of Springfield gangs has changed. A few years ago, more than 80 percent of Springfield gang members came from Midwest metropolises like St. Louis, Kansas City or Chicago.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: July 6, 2013
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Council begins talk on youth violence solutions (Columbia, MO): The Columbia City Council began discussion Monday night on forming a task force to consider ways to combat gang activity and youth violence, including a proposal from Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton to establish a curfew for minors.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: July 2, 2013
http://www.columbiatribune.com/...

Head of gang and vice unit notes 'slight' increase in gang activity (Springfield, MO): When asked, the supervisor of Springfield police's gang and vice unit said he has seen a "slight" increase in gang activity over the last year and a half.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: June 29, 2013
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Columbia councilwoman says city needs to admit there is a growing gang problem (Columbia, MO): Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser told ABC 17 News Columbia's crime problem will not be solved until the city admits it has a gang problem.
Source: KMIZ ABC 17 News    Date: June 20, 2013
http://www.abc17news.com/...

City Council members support stronger stance against gang violence (Columbia, MO): Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser proposed creating a task force charged with monitoring gang activity and preventing violence at the City Council meeting Monday.
Source: Columbia Missourian    Date: June 19, 2013
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/...

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