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Gang investigators from three states train in Biloxi (Biloxi, MS) : Gang investigators from three states had thousands of reasons to attend training sessions in Biloxi this week. Law enforcement efforts to document gang members show there are about 1.4 million gang members nationwide, including several thousand in Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 16, 2012

Law enforcement across the state work together to combat gangs (Biloxi, MS): Gangs thrive on being secretive and finding different ways to commit crimes without getting in trouble. But in Mississippi, agencies across the state have joined forces to create The Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators to work together to fight gang problems.
Source: WLOX News    Date: November 14, 2012

Gangs are a big problem in South Mississippi (South Mississippi): Street gangs are something many of you probably associate with poor neighborhoods in big cities, and you visualize its members as being just like the actors you see in television shows or movies.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: November 13, 2012

Reputed gang members sentenced in south Miss. (Gulfport, MS) : Authorities say two reputed gang members have been sentenced to prison this week on federal charges in south Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 7, 2012

Gang members and associates sentenced in gun trafficking (Gulfport, MS): A gun round up that netted more than a hundred guns is part of an ongoing investigation that led authorities to arrest more than 50 gang members and their associates.
Source: WLOX News    Date: November 7, 2012

Gulfport gang member gets 10 years for gun possession (Gulfport, MS): A member of the Simon City Royals street gang received the maximum penalty of 10 years in prison as a felon found in possession of a gun.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: September 27, 2012

Simon City Royal gang member accused of multiple burglaries, causing terror (Ocean Springs, MS): Joshua Jones Galjour, 32, of Maple Street in Ocean Springs faces several burglary charges and one count of burglary of an occupied dwelling causing terror, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.
Source: WLOX News    Date: September 25, 2012

Gang member sentenced to 45 years in prison (Madison County, MS): The third and final gang member convicted in a violent assault and kidnapping in Madison County is headed to prison. Marshall Brian Chandler of Vicksburg received a 45-year sentence, according to District Attorney Michael Guest.
Source: WLBT 3 News    Date: September 11, 2012

Batesville neighbors take back neighborhood from gangs (Batesville, MS): Back in January, a rash of gang violence had people in West Batesville, MS running for cover. Police and community leaders took quick action, and now, people here say they can walk the streets again.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: August 15, 2012

FBI report: Prison riot was gang-driven (Natchez, MS): Two different narratives about the Adams County Correctional Center prison riot in late May — that it was gang violence and that it was planned by disgruntled inmates — merged together as new details about the disturbance were revealed in court documents filed late last week.
Source: The Natchez Democrat    Date: August 14, 2012

Canton High students suspended on first day of school for wearing 'gang-related' shoes (Canton, MS) : Nearly 100 Canton High School students received in-school suspensions on their first day last Wednesday after sporting neon-colored shoes, neon shoe strings and other "gang-related" colors.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: August 14, 2012

Six charged in deadly beating (Jackson, MS): Jackson police arrested six men Friday after they were indicted by a special grand jury on murder charges in the Sunday morning beating death of Antwan Brooks of Denmark.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 11, 2012

Two reputed gang members plead to federal crimes (Gulfport, MS): Authorities say two members of the Simon City Royals street gang have pleaded guilty to federal crimes in Mississippi.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: August 9, 2012

Investigator: Gangs active in Canton (Canton, MS): What appeared to be a simple dress-code violation at Canton High School is turning out to be something much bigger. About 100 students were given in-school-suspension on their first day of school Wednesday for wearing the wrong shoes. We've learned concerns about gang activity are behind the strict rules.
Source: WJTV 12 News    Date: August 9, 2012

Suspects accused in gang-related federal gun-trafficking ring entering guilty pleas (Gulfport, MS): Thirteen people accused in a federal gun-trafficking ring involving members or associates of the Simon City Royals street gang are pleading guilty, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: August 6, 2012

South Mississippi drug probes target 149 suspects, gang members (Gulfport, MS) : Probes of drug dealing on the Coast have led to 80 arrests, including federal charges that authorities said have dealt a major blow to cocaine-trafficking by the Black Gangsta Disciples street gang in Moss Point and Gulfport.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: August 1, 2012

Gang members convicted in violent attack (Madison, MS): Three members of the Latin King Gang have been convicted for their involvement in a kidnapping and attack that happened last year. Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest says Latin Kings are one of the largest and most organized street gangs in the United States and have just recently begun to organize and recruit members in Mississippi.
Source: WJTV 12 News    Date: July 10, 2012

Three inmates hospitalized after Yazoo jail brawl (Yazoo City, MS): One inmate was left with serious injuries after a fight at the Yazoo County Correctional Facility. Sheriff says the fight was between gangs, and said he believes inmates were copying recent disorder at two prisons.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: June 21, 2012

Two others accused in Gulfport gun-trafficking case orderd held without bond (Gulfport, MS): The last of 15 suspects in a federal gun-trafficking case involving alleged associates or members of the Simon City Royals street gang will remain jailed pending trial.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 12, 2012

Defendants in South Mississippi gun-trafficking case plead not guilty in Gulfport court appearance (Gulfport, MS) : U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Roper on Monday denied bond for seven defendants accused of trafficking guns that went to the Simon City Royals street gang.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 4, 2012

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