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Chester summit's focus: Gangs (Chester, SC): To curb Chester County's troubles with gangs and youth violence, parents need to be engaged, residents need to be more proactive and relationships between public officials must improve, about 50 concerned residents said Thursday night.
Source: The Herald    Date: July 24, 2014

Two suspects arrested, one still wanted for a gang-related Edgefield incident (Bluffton, SC): The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men and are searching for a third who is wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault that left a 22-year-old Bluffton man in a coma.
Source: Bluffton Today    Date: July 23, 2014

Rock Hill man pleads guilty in fatal shooting, faces 20-40 years in prison (Rock Hill, SC): Forty years is the most time a Rock Hill man will serve in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting another man during a drug deal in January.
Source: The Herald    Date: July 21, 2014

Police chief: Teen shooting could be gang-related (Chester, SC): Investigators released new information Sunday about the shooting death of a Chester teen. Police Chief Andre Williams told Channel 9 Robert Graham,17, admitted to investigators he fatally shot Shyheim Kennedy, 16, on July 16. Chief Williams also said Sunday he believes the shooting was gang-related.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 20, 2014

Gang activity suspected in two Rock Hill drive-by shootings (Rock Hill, SC): Gang activity might be involved in two drive-by shootings reported in Rock Hill on Thursday after residents told police a large group of teenagers attacked their relatives and fired shots at their homes, according to authorities.
Source: The State    Date: July 18, 2014

Activists, families take stand against violence as tri-county body count rises (Charleston, SC): For a year, Tamika Myers has looked at her front door and expected her daughter to open it. If she had walked in, Sierra Truesdale would have talked about the teenage pregnancy and domestic violence she saw in her community or about how gun violence ended too many lives around her.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: July 12, 2014

RCSD, CPD gang task forces arrest three 'known gang members' (Columbia, SC): Three known gang members have been arrested following a joint effort by the Richland County Sheriff Department Gang Task Force and the City of Columbia Police Department Gang Unit, according to Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State    Date: July 1, 2014

New gang task force looks to minimize 'domestic terrorism' (Columbia, SC): It was a mob fight in a public street in broad daylight that investigators say was orchestrated by gang members on Plain Street. But little did those suspects know that surveillance cameras were watching.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: July 1, 2014

Attorney: Rock Hill Police breached 'contract' with murder suspect (Rock Hill, SC): The lawyer for an alleged Rock Hill gang member charged with killing a man and shooting at several others says police violated a "contract" after his client divulged information about the so-called street gang’s organization and leadership.
Source: The Herald    Date: June 28, 2014

Columbia, S.C. gang violence documentary will premiere at Manhattan Film Festival (Columbia, SC): From 2000 to 2010, Columbia, S.C. was plagued with one of the deadliest gang feuds in history between the Gangster Killer Bloods, Gangster Disciples, and Insane Crip Nation. Gang violence was at an all-time high with South Carolina ranked first in violent crime for 10 years straight.
Source: Charleston City Paper    Date: June 26, 2014

Joint gang task force results in multiple arrests (Columbia, SC): The Richland County Sheriff's Department Gang Task Force and the City of Columbia Police Department Gang Unit have joined forces to make multiple gang related arrests in their continuing effort to rid the community of gangs.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: June 15, 2014

Business park near Irmo vandalized with gang graffiti (Richland County, SC): An Irmo business park was vandalized with gang graffiti in recent weeks, and Richland County sheriff’s deputies are asking for your help.
Source: The State    Date: June 12, 2014

Myrtle Beach-area churches work together with hope to tackle violence in the community (Myrtle Beach, SC): While the violence that happened during Memorial Day weekend in Myrtle Beach has garnered state-wide and national attention, representatives from local churches say gangs and crime have been an issue for years – and something needs to be done.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: June 8, 2014

Columbia police, Richland sheriff’s departments create a joint gang task force (Columbia, SC): The Columbia Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's Department met Friday afternoon to announce the creation of a joint gang task force aimed at curbing gang-related crimes in the city.
Source: The State    Date: June 6, 2014

Irmo man involved with gang sentenced to life in prison (Columbia, SC): A 43-year-old Irmo man was sentenced Friday for a variety of gang-related charges as part of a multi-year investigation. Calvin James Hall was sentenced in federal court in Columbia, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. gave Hall a sentence of life in prison.
Source: The State    Date: June 6, 2014

'G.R.E.A.T. is awesome': 10 graduate from Gang Resistance Education program at Mellichamp (Orangeburg, SC): Ten fifth-grade boys from Mellichamp Elementary School graduated from a Gang Resistance Education and Training program on May 22. Although G.R.E.A.T. is a national program, this is the first time its curriculum has been taught at Mellichamp.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: June 5, 2014

Gang activity in Myrtle Beach triple homicide sparks closer look at Charleston County groups (Myrtle Beach, SC): Days before Christmas 2012, Keith Alextruss Williams showed up at the Game Room, a Ladson nightclub. Deputies knew him to have ties to "Town of Lincolnville," or TOL, a local gang.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: June 1, 2014

Youth engaged in positive summer activities less likely to join gangs (Orangeburg, SC): Keeping young people involved in fun, wholesome and productive activities during summer vacation could help keep them out of gangs. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, a gang is a group of people who share a common purpose; engage in criminal activity like drug dealing, graffiti and violence; and often have a common name, symbol, or color.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: May 25, 2014

Controversial Five Points bar Club Twist evicted (Columbia, SC): It appears the controversial Five Points club that was under fire from Columbia law enforcement agencies as an alleged hangout for members of a nationally known gang has shut down again.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: May 23, 2014

Alleged leader of Rock Hill street gang pleads guilty to burglary, receives probation (Rock Hill, SC): The Fort Mill man police accused as the leader of an alleged Rock Hill gang no longer faces the charge that identifies him as such.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 22, 2014

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