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South Carolina gang investigators meet in Myrtle Beach for annual conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): The South Carolina Gang Investigators Association is holding its annual training conference this week in Myrtle Beach. The event brings law enforcement agencies together to discuss gang-related activities and trends in the Carolinas.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 23, 2015
http://www.wbtw.com/...

When gangs are involved, the common denominator is crime (Chester, SC): Courtrooms from Charlotte to Chester this past week were filled with bad news of homicide, mayhem, spilled blood and sickened victims’ families. The suspects are individuals, yes, but many of them are part of a group.
Source: The Herald    Date: February 14, 2015
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

Chester councilman shot at suspected gang members before being killed (Chester County, SC): Channel 9 learned new information Tuesday about the shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams. Police said Williams was shot and killed inside his truck on Nov. 4. Five suspected gang members are facing charges.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 10, 2015
http://www.wsoctv.com/...

Testimony: Odell Williams shot at Chester gang members before being killed (Chester, SC): Odell Williams followed five alleged gang members on Nov. 4 and shot at them “two or three times” before he was fatally shot in the head, according to lawyers representing the men accused of killing the Chester City Council member.
Source: The State    Date: February 10, 2015
http://www.thestate.com/...

Getting a grip on gangs in Columbia (Columbia, SC): Getting a grip on gangs in the midlands... it can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about, but it is a very real problem that communities throughout have been dealing with for years.
Source: WACH    Date: February 2, 2015
http://www.wach.com/...

Gangs In Chester County Becoming More Violent (Chester County, SC): Chester County, South Carolina, population 33,000, has a big city problem, gangs.
Source: WFAE    Date: February 2, 2015
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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
http://www.wistv.com/...

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
http://www.wltx.com/...

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
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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
http://www.thestate.com/...

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
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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
http://www.thestate.com/...

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
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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
http://www.foxcarolina.com/...

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
http://www.thestate.com/...

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
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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