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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

Community, law enforcement focus on tackling gangs in Rock Hill (Rock Hill, SC): Pastor Jerry Greene walked out of a Rock Hill middle school auditorium last week with chill bumps on his arms. He had seen all the signs, but somehow still "missed them." He knew the kids were in trouble, but he didn’t realize how deep. He went to Rawlinson Road Middle School on Wednesday night to be "part of the solution."
Source: The Herald    Date: May 17, 2014

Gang talk in Rock Hill to educate on signs, symbols; address resident concerns (Rock Hill, SC): Before it becomes a problem too big to handle, city, county and school leaders are taking steps to suppress street gangs months after a widespread sweep in Rock Hill saw the arrests of several alleged gang members.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 13, 2014

Gang and youth violence a priority for CPD's new chief (Columbia, SC): Columbia's police chief says gang and youth violence is a priority for his department. "This is certainly a priority for us," said Chief Skip Holbrook at a council work session Tuesday afternoon. Council members had questions for Holbrook after they were provided with an Assessment of Youth and Gang Violence in Columbia and Richland County.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: May 6, 2014

Murder, robbery charges upheld against suspected Rock Hill gang member (York, SC): Abbdul Emmanuel, an alleged gang member and accused killer, carries a gun because several people don't like him and he's a known snitch, teenage homicide suspects told police.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 15, 2014

Judge advances cases against some alleged Rock Hill gang members (York, SC): A judge has ruled prosecutors can move forward with cases involving four of 13 people Rock Hill police arrested in January following a multi-agency investigation into a local “gang feud.”
Source: The State    Date: April 9, 2014

Bond denied to alleged Rock Hill gang member accused of murder, other shootings (Rock Hill, SC): It took a judge who has been hearing hearing criminal cases for 22 years – including dozens of murders – exactly seven seconds to deny bond Friday to a 19-year-old alleged gang member accused of a January murder and three other shootings in the days and weeks before the killing.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 4, 2014

Gang-related shooting injures four (Columbia, SC): A gang-related shooting that injured four people late Sunday night outside a Columbia apartment complex remains under investigation by the Columbia Police Department.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: March 17, 2014

Gang members shoot teen with flare gun during attack (Rock Hill, SC): A Rock Hill teenager was shot with a flare gun after he told police five teens claiming to be members of a gang attacked him and a friend after they got off the school bus Thursday evening, authorities say.
Source: The State    Date: March 14, 2014

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