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Officials: Patricia Drive shooting that locked down 4 schools was gang-related (Columbia, SC): Richland County investigators now say a shooting that caused four Richland School District One schools to be locked down for a short time Thursday morning was gang-related and was retaliatory.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: January 21, 2015
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Deputies: Patricia Drive Shooting Is Gang-Related (Columbia, SC): Early Wednesday morning, deputies said a shooting that sent a man to the hospital was in retaliation of a rival gang.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: January 21, 2015
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Chester gang task force has first meeting (Chester, SC): Representatives from law enforcement and the public defender’s office, as well as politicians, prosecutors and residents, met Monday night in the first meeting of Chester County’s task force aimed at curbing gang violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: January 13, 2015
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Suspect in killing of Chester teen denied bond (Chester, SC): A judge denied bond Monday to an admitted gang member who prosecutors say confessed to shooting and killing another teen in the middle of a Chester street in July because he was tired of “trash talking” by members of another gang.
Source: The State    Date: January 12, 2015
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New Chester gang task force to meet Monday (Chester, SC): The initial meeting of Chester County’s gang task force, which hopes to thwart a growing crisis that includes the shooting death of a Chester City Councilman in November, is set for Monday night. But no one knows if the new group will solve problems.
Source: The State    Date: January 11, 2015
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No decision yet on Chester County request for state help with gangs (Chester County, SC): Chester officials in Chester County have not yet heard if state police will honor their request to send an elite group of agents to help them fight gang violence that has been blamed for three murders and death threats against police officers and their families.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 12, 2014
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Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: The State    Date: December 10, 2014
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Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester County, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: Rock Hill Herald    Date: December 10, 2014
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Clemson University fraternity suspended over gang-themed 'Cripmas' party (Charleston, SC): A Clemson University fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by its national organization after some of its members threw a gangster-themed Christmas party over the weekend seen by many as racially insensitive. The Saturday night off-campus party, dubbed "Clemson Cripmas," was thrown by the South Carolina school's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which school officials say has no black members.
Source: Reuters    Date: December 8, 2014
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Gangs, murder tear at small town’s seams (Chester, SC): A small town is in turmoil because a good man died on the streets where he grew up. Odell Williams was 69 when he was gunned down Nov. 4. Hometown mattered to him. People did, too.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 6, 2014
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10 state probation agents to help Chester fight gangs (Chester, SC): South Carolina probation agents will be in Chester County this weekend to help sheriff’s deputies with patrols and to find known or suspected gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 4, 2014
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Greer neighborhood vandalized, people fear graffiti is gang related (Greer, SC) : People living in the Hammett Farms neighborhood in Greer don't know what the letters "SMM" mean, but regardless, they said it's unsettling to see the message spray painted on their neighbors' home.
Source: WHNS FOX Carolina    Date: December 4, 2014
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Tempers flare as Chester Co. sheriff asks for money to handle gangs (Chester, SC): Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood’s impassioned plea to the Chester County Council on Monday night for more deputies to keep officers and the public safe from gangs turned into an argument between Underwood and several council members over money needed to handle gangs the sheriff blames for three recent murders.
Source: The State    Date: December 1, 2014
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Facing death threats and gang violence, Chester sheriff to ask for more deputies (Chester, SC) : In response to death threats from gang members allegedly involved in the Nov. 4 shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood will ask county officials for money to hire four more deputies.
Source: The Herald    Date: November 25, 2014
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Gang Task Force arrests 2 for shooting that killed innocent woman (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police have arrested two confirmed gang members for a homicide in October on Bratton Street. Police say Charlie Kennedy III and Jashawn Livingston are charged with murder in the shooting that killed 32-year-old Astrid Haynes. Columbia Police Chief Michael Holbrook said both Kennedy and Livingston are validated gang members.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: November 20, 2014
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Chester leaders say community waking up to gang problem (Chester, SC): Next Monday, Chester City Council will get together for the first time at a place other than a hospital or a funeral home, since the murder of one of their own.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 20, 2014
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Chester leaders urge action to curb gang violence (Chester, SC): Deputies charged a fifth man Wednesday in connection with the drive-by shooting of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, saying the arrest likely wraps up the case that has shaken Chester to its core as police and the community push back against gang threats and violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: November 19, 2014
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Gang activity has residents concerned for public safety (Chester County, SC): Usually when residents describe Chester, they say it's a wonderful community. Recently though, the situation has changed. Many people are living in fear as gang violence takes a hold of their community. "It puts a lot of fear in your heart to be out here. you're not really safe," said Marcelle Canty.
Source: WBTV 3 News     Date: November 15, 2014
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Columbia has three known gangs (Columbia, SC): Investigator Kelvin Griffin, with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit, gave a presentation to residents at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday, November 6.
Source: Columbia Star    Date: November 14, 2014
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Two "NY Bloods" gang members arrested in Marion County (Marion County, SC): Two men were arrested Wednesday by US Marshals and the Marion County Sheriff's Office for a gang takedown involving a Brooklyn, NY set of Bloods street gang members, according to a news release.
Source: WMBF News     Date: November 12, 2014
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