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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

Gulfport gang member gets prison time for gun violations (Gulfport, MS): A member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced to 41 months in prison Tuesday and fined $4,000 for lying on applications to buy guns.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: January 22, 2013

Jackson County deputies to be featured on Discovery Channel's gang documentary (Pascagoula, MS): Two of Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd's investigators will be featured in a Discovery Channel documentary this week.
Source: The Mississippi Press    Date: December 2, 2012

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

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