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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

Feds bust gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi (Pascagoula, MS): A three-year investigation into a gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi has resulted in 15 individuals being charged in a 30-count, federal firearms indictment, the U.S. Attorney's office in Gulfport announced Thursday.
Source:     Date: May 31, 2012

Sheriff: Marshall Co. teen's attack was gang-related (Marshall County, MS): He's the 18-year-old who shouldn't be alive today. Charles Hardeman survived a vicious attack in April. Cops say he was almost killed and robbed by his sister and three others, all over $500.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: May 23, 2012

Sheriff: Gang started prison riot in Mississippi (Jackson, MS): As many as 300 inmates, some of them armed with makeshift weapons such as broomsticks, rioted at a privately run prison for illegal immigrants, beating a guard to death and injuring 19 people, a sheriff said Monday.
Source: Globe Gazette    Date: May 21, 2012

Gang members kidnap, rob Biloxi teen (Biloxi, MS): Two members of the Vice Lords street gang kidnapped and robbed a 17 year old at gunpoint after the teen won $3,500 in an illegal gambling game, Detective Craig Shows said.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 11, 2012

Man pleads guilty to gang activity (Hattiesburg, MS): Four of the six suspects involved in an alleged gang-related homicide in 2010 have pleaded guilty. Another suspect is expected to plead today.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: May 1, 2012

Gang members sentenced (Gulfport, MS): Three Coast residents associated with a street gang have been sent to prison for tampering with a witness in a federal investigation.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: April 10, 2012

Gang members killed in shooting (Batesville, MS): J'bri Martin says the two men murdered were well-known here in Batesville, and now the news that they died because of gang-related shootings just makes no sense.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: March 30, 2012

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