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Columbia police to pursue grant to add gang, domestic violence investigators (Columbia, SC): The Columbia Police Department is pursuing a grant that could add two officers to its growing gang unit. City Council's public safety committee gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Chris Segers, the city's grant writer, to apply for the money on behalf of the police department.
Source: The State    Date: November 19, 2013
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SC 'Internet pimp' sentenced to 14 years in federal prison (Columbia, SC): Federal prosecutors say a 24-year-old gang member and "Internet pimp" was sentenced to 14 years in prison. US Attorney Bill Nettles said Joshua "Metro" Kitt of Columbia, SC was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty in to conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: November 18, 2013
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Bar formerly known as The Library shut down by city officials early Sunday (Columbia, SC): The Five Points bar formerly known as The Library was shut down by Columbia officials around 1 a.m. Sunday for operating without a proper permit.
Source: The State    Date: November 17, 2013
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Education, grassroots efforts are key to stopping gangs, says CPD (Columbia, SC): As a 14-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital following what Columbia Police are calling an "unintentional shooting" involving a "validated" gang member, officials are once again trying to find out how to deal with gang activity in Columbia.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: November 11, 2013
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Richland Co. Sheriff Lott points fingers at Library for gang problem (Columbia, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott called for the closure of The Library bar in Five Points Monday after accusing the bar of harboring and catering to members of a particular gang.
Source: The Daily Gamecock    Date: November 7, 2013
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Federal authorities arrested eight suspects for drug trafficking and selling cocaine to street dealers - some gang members. (Columbia, SC): Federal authorities arrested eight suspects for drug trafficking and selling cocaine to street dealers - some gang members.
Source: The State    Date: November 7, 2013
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Five "known gang members" indicted by State Grand Jury (Richland County, SC): Five men, all identified as gang members by the Richland County Sheriff's Department, have been arrested and indicted by the State Grand Jury for various crimes.
Source: WISC-TV News    Date: November 7, 2013
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Police put five gang members in jail (Columbia, SC): Five known gang members were taken off the streets according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department.
Source: The State    Date: November 6, 2013
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Sheriff Jenkins: Gang violence alive in Jasper County schools (Jasper County, SC): The meeting that sent shockwaves through its audience of parents, revealed four known gangs throughout Jasper County Schools. The violence spans from bullying, to a fight in weeks past that sent one teen to the emergency room, left officers injured, and charged nine teens involved.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: November 5, 2013
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Police reach out to community programs to help stop gang violence (Columbia, SC): Columbia police officers took time from patrolling Thursday to talk to young kids about the importance of staying away from the street life.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: November 1, 2013
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Community program on a mission to combat gang violence in neighborhood (Columbia, SC): There's not one solution to stopping violence in Columbia. But one man is on a mission in St. Anna's Park in the Lyon Street community. He's trying to inspire the youth to choose a different path and he's holding them accountable.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: October 30, 2013
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Belvedere community a test neighborhood for city's gang plans (Columbia, SC): The City of Columbia is pulling out all the stops in an effort to curb gang violence, including creating gang abatement zones where gang members could be arrested for just stepping inside. One neighborhood under consideration for this tactic is the Belvedere community.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: October 28, 2013
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Plan would ban gang members from protected areas, including Five Points (Columbia, SC): Columbia police have identified a pool of at least 140 gang members who might be targeted for eviction from as many as six neighborhoods and the beleaguered Five Points entertainment district, Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 25, 2013
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City eyes restrictions on 140 gang members (Columbia, SC): Columbia police have identified a pool of at least 140 gang members who might be targeted for eviction from as many as six neighborhoods and the beleaguered Five Points entertainment district, Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday.
Source: The State    Date: October 25, 2013
http://www.thestate.com/...

Some Richland One high schools ban camouflage clothing (Richland County, SC): Several Richland One District schools have banned camouflage clothing on campus, at football games or both. The policies went into effect on campus this week at Dreher, Lower Richland, Columbia, and Keenan high schools. Students at A.C. Flora and Eau Claire are allowed to wear camouflage clothing to school but not to football games, effective Friday.
Source: ColaDaily.com    Date: October 25, 2013
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Gang members arrested in thefts involving dozens of Dodge and Chrysler vehicles (Richland County, SC): Richland County Sheriff's deputies have arrested five men who they say are connected to gangs on charges involving thefts from dozens of vehicles.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: October 25, 2013
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Combating midlands gangs with a 'lifeline' (Columbia, SC): In Richland County, gang activity is forcing some to look at the presence they draw in schools. It's left law enforcement looking toward communities for more active involvement from its leaders to help in efforts to fight them.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: October 24, 2013
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Columbia could fight gangs with court orders (Columbia, SC): The city of Columbia is devising an unusual plan to crack down on gangs that would have a state judge issue directives against specific gangs, gang members and their territories, Mayor Steve Benjamin told The State newspaper Monday.
Source: The State    Date: October 22, 2013
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Loftis, Henderson urge more punishment for SC gang members (Greenville, SC): State Rep. Phyllis Henderson, R-Greenville, and Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis are joining together to discuss ways to end gang violence in South Carolina. They held a press conference at the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center where they talked about initiatives to end gang violence across the state.
Source: WHNS FOX Carolina    Date: October 22, 2013
http://www.foxcarolina.com/...

Gang law changes sought after USC student shot, paralyzed (Greenville County, SC): In the wake of the recent shooting and paralysis of 18-year-old USC student Martha Childress in Columbia, state Rep. Phyllis Henderson of House District 21 called today for reforming parts of the state code that deal with gang violence and repeat offenders.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 22, 2013
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/...

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