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Murder on the rise (Oklahoma City, OK): Yellow police tape fluttered in the spring wind as homicide detectives filed into a south Oklahoma City home. On April 7, the city had its 12th homicide of the year as a 30-year-old female was found dead in a home on SW 60th Street.
Source: Oklahoma Gazette    Date: April 16, 2014

Gang prevention seminar brings Lawton leaders together (Lawton, OK): Leaders from the Lawton area came together at city hall to find ways to combat gangs and gang violence. There are over 2,200 registered known gang members in the Lawton/Fort Sill area. Officials believe there could be as many as 6,000 total.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: April 11, 2014

Five hospitalized, three arrested after Oklahoma City nightclub shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): Police continued to search for suspects and victims Monday following what was described as a gang-related shooting at an Oklahoma City nightclub early Sunday.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 7, 2014

Sullivan Village fifth graders complete GREAT program (Lawton, OK): Fifth graders at Sullivan Village Elementary were honored Friday morning for their participation and completion of the "GREAT" program, Gang Resistance Education and Training.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: March 14, 2014

Gang member found guilty in murders at Tulsa Best Buy (Tulsa, OK): A Tulsa gang member was found guilty Friday evening on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two people at a Tulsa electronics store.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 8, 2014

Bill targets landlords who ignore drug, gang crime (Oklahoma City, OK): A measure aimed at cracking down on landlords who don't address drug and gang activity involving their properties is making its way through the Oklahoma Legislature.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 3, 2014

Judge allows evidence of gang activity in Best Buy murder trial (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa County prosecutors will be allowed to present some evidence of gang membership at a murder trial linked to two fatal shootings at a Best Buy store in Tulsa.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 2, 2014

Duncan Middle School learns about gang prevention (Duncan, OK): Duncan Middle School students got a dose of reality Friday thanks to one man on a mission. Lennie Orrell, a former gang member in Philadelphia, came to the school Friday afternoon to talk to kids about the dangers of bullying and gang membership. Orrell represents the "stand for something" outreach program and is a contributor for the documentary "If Streets Could Talk."
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: February 14, 2014

Six arrested on gun complaints after police chase through Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): Six people, including four juveniles, were taken into custody Monday after a high-speed chase through Tulsa, police said.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: January 27, 2014

Two indicted in fatal shooting of gang trial witness (Tulsa, OK): Two men were indicted Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to murder a man who testified at a federal trial earlier this year that involved purported members of the Hoover Crips.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: December 11, 2013

Fighting gangs with better parks (Tulsa, OK): Visit Clark park in East Tulsa, and you'll not only see the carefree signs of recreation, you'll see the worrisome signs of gangs.
Source: KTUL 8 News    Date: December 11, 2013

Okla. Court of Criminal Appeals denies appeal of man in death of rival gang member over drugs (Oklahoma City, OK): An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a man convicted of killing a rival gang member over drugs and territory.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: November 15, 2013

Documentary 'The List' brings to light dangers of gang life (Oklahoma City, OK): Mongo Allen is a former educator. He was a principal for more than a decade, and he has a list of kids whose lives have been ruined because of gangs.
Source: KWTV News 9    Date: November 11, 2013

Oklahoma city and one other city listed as worst in drive by gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City was also tops among the five for percentage of gang murders committed via drive-by. According to the CDC, "With regard to the circumstances preceding the homicide, drive-by shootings were significantly more likely to contribute to gang homicides than other types of homicide in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. Nearly one quarter of gang homicides in these cities were drive-by shootings, compared with 1%–6% of nongang homicides."
Source: KFOR 4 News    Date: November 8, 2013

Prison gangs at issue in local trial (Lawton, OK): Testimony began Tuesday in the trial against one of six inmates accused of stabbing and beating another inmate to death last summer, a case that officials said confirmed suspicions that an effort to unify Hispanic prison gangs was alive in Oklahoma.
Source: The Lawton Constitution    Date: October 2, 2013

Drugs, gangs, economy, boredom to blame (Lawton, OK): Drugs, gangs, economic pressures and boredom are among factors in the recent increase in homicides, according to some community leaders interviewed by The Constitution.
Source: The Lawton Constitution    Date: August 26, 2013

Gang activity not limited to urban centers, investigators say (Oklahoma City, OK): Authorities have observed gang activity in all 77 counties in Oklahoma, dispelling the myth of gangs as a purely an urban problem. The gangs law enforcement officials fight in the state are about as varied as you can imagine, said Curtis Underwood, a Lawton police officer and board member of the Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: August 25, 2013

'Fake gangsters': Teens accused in ballplayer's slaying liked attention (Duncan, OK): "Thugs," "murderers" and "fake gangsters" -- those are some of the words law enforcement officials are using to describe the three juveniles allegedly involved in the Aug. 16 shooting death of Australian college athlete Christopher Lane in Duncan, Okla.
Source: NBC News    Date: August 23, 2013

Gang rivalry cause of fight at area high school, student speaks out (Spencer, OK): What happened Thursday afternoon at Star Spencer High School wasn’t just any old fight. Police say it all stemmed from a fierce rivalry between the Bloods and Crips. They are two gangs in and around Spencer.
Source: KFOR 4 News    Date: August 9, 2013

Tulsa Police search for witnesses, weapons used in gang murder (Tulsa, OK): Investigators say two people from rival Asian gangs had a chance meeting at the bar Sunday at 1 a.m. An argument inside the bar spilled over into the parking lot. Police say that's when two people pulled out guns and shot at each other.
Source: KTUL 8 News    Date: August 4, 2013

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