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Plea being negotiated for alleged gang leader (Jackson, MS): Federal court records say prosecutors are negotiating a plea agreement with a reputed Mississippi street gang leader charged with racketeering. Authorities say Jason Marshall Bullock, also known as "Sir J-Mac," is the leader of a Mississippi chapter of the Simon City Royals gang operating in the Hattiesburg area.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: December 18, 2013

Homicides down 32 percent in Mississippi's southernmost counties (Gulfport, MS): Criminal homicides in the three Coast counties have decreased a second consecutive year, with seven fewer killings reported this year than last year. A Sun Herald review of homicides since January shows 15 people have died in criminal acts in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, compared with 22 in 2012 and 34 in 2011.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 30, 2013

Jackson Mayor says recent shootings are gang-related (Jackson, MS): Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist blamed the recent spike in crime and shootings on gangs during today's Jackson Exchange Club meeting.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: November 12, 2013

Alleged Simon City Royals gang leader decides not to plead guilty (Jackson, MS) : A reputed Mississippi street gang leader has decided not to plead guilty in a racketeering case and will go to trial in January, federal court records say.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: October 25, 2013

Gang members plead guilty to possession of firearm, drugs (Hattiesburg, MS): Two gang members pleaded guilty to possession of a fire arm, and possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine on Wednesday in Hattiesburg.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: October 23, 2013

Former officer shot by gangster leads charge against gang violence (Batesville, MS): A former Batesville police officer, shot by a teenage gangster almost 20 years ago, is helping to lead the charge against gang violence in North Mississippi. Several recent shootings in Panola and neighboring counties have been blamed on an increase in gang activity.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News    Date: October 2, 2013

Men in North Mississippi answer 'Call to Action' to curb youth violence (Southaven, MS): About two dozen men — educators, law enforcement, ministers and fathers — gathered inside a banquet room at the Holiday Inn in Southaven on a recent Thursday night.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 14, 2013

Horn Lake toughens curfew for minors (Horn Lake, MS): Horn Lake officials say they hope to prevent gang activity with a newly toughened curfew law for minors.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: September 5, 2013

Como, Sardis rival gangs feed off natural dislike of towns (Panola County, MS): In the wake of Friday's gang-related shooting death of a North Panola High teenager at a football game, the question on the minds of many is how did such a violent gang rivalry erupt between the small towns of Sardis and Como?
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: August 27, 2013

Three arrested in fatal shooting after football game (Sardis, MS): Three alleged gang members were in custody Monday, accused in the weekend shooting death of a teenager following a high school football game.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: August 26, 2013

Judge: No new lawyer for alleged Miss. gang leader (Jackson, MS): A federal judge has denied a request from an alleged Mississippi gang leader to have a different attorney appointed in a racketeering case.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: August 20, 2013

Alleged Miss. gang leader wants new lawyer (Jackson, MS): An alleged leader of a Mississippi chapter of the Simon City Royals gang wants a federal judge to appoint him a different lawyer in a racketeering case.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: August 16, 2013

Alleged Miss. Simon City Royals gang leader indicted on racketeering (Jackson, MS): A man described as the leader of a Mississippi chapter of the Simon City Royals street gang has been indicted on a racketeering conspiracy charge accusing him of attempted murder, kidnapping, bank robbery, drug distribution and bribery.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 16, 2013

Stone County authorities looking for Wiggins man after gang-related shooting (Stone County, MS): Authorities are asking to help find a Wiggins man wanted in a gang-related shooting in Stone County early Sunday.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 11, 2013

Carjacking spree worries Jackson motorists (Jackson, MS): A rash of carjackings in Jackson had some motorists worried about their safety on Wednesday. Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes said he believes it may be the work of gang members, and he pointed to graffiti as evidence of gang activity in the city.
Source: WAPT 16 News    Date: May 16, 2013

Stokes says curfew could cut down on crime (Jackson, MS): A Hinds County supervisor wants to give the county's young people a curfew this summer. Supervisor Kenneth Stokes said requiring children and teenagers to be home before 10 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends will cut down on crime and gang-related activity.
Source: WAPT 16 News    Date: May 15, 2013

Gulfport man gets jail time in firearms case (Gulfport, MS): U.S. District Judge Walter Gex has sentenced a Gulfport man to a 51-month prison term for his role in a federal gun trafficking ring involving members or associates of the Simon City Royals street gang.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: February 14, 2013

Documentary will feature Jackson County investigators (Jackson County, MS): Two investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigation Division will be featured in a Discovery Channel documentary that will air at 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: January 31, 2013

Jones County Sheriff's Department starts gang/gun task force (Laurel, MS): Gang violence is on the rise in Jones County and officials are starting an Anti-Gang and Gun Task Force to combat the crime. Jones County officials said they are experiencing a rapid rise in gang activity throughout the county.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: January 29, 2013

Murder suspect pleads guilty (Forrest County, MS): The last of six suspects charged in a 2010 homicide has pleaded guilty. Thamos Vantroy Fairley, 36, was in Forrest County Circuit Court Tuesday morning to go on trial for aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, murder and three counts of criminal street gang activity when he decided to plead.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: January 22, 2013

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