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County taking proactive stance against gangs (Winnsboro, SC): Fairfield County is making a preemptive strike to crack down on gang activity in schools and the community. Sgt. Steve McDonald and Cpl. Rick Gibson gave a presentation about gang awareness and prevention on Oct. 3 at the Century House in Ridgeway. The Town of Ridgeway is the first government entity to have presented the public with techniques and procedures to help prevent gang activity.
Source: The Herald Independent    Date: October 8, 2013

Eight 'felony lane gang' members arrested (Columbia, SC): Eight members of the so-called 'felony lane gang' have been arrested and charged in the Midlands, Sheriff Leon Lott, SLED and several area police chiefs announced Tuesday morning.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: October 8, 2013

SRO's approaching gang prevention head on (Winnsboro, SC): Sgt. Steve McDonald and Cpl. Rick Gibson recently attended Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) classes to prepare themselves to teach the curriculum to elementary and middle school students in Fairfield County.
Source: The Herald Independent    Date: September 30, 2013

SC assault ringleader's online taunts from prison revealed (Columbia, SC): The ringleader of a vicious 2011 mob assault in Five Points remains in solitary confinement as he awaits punishment for using a cell phone in prison to post online messages about his co-defendants and to display gang signs.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 27, 2013

Police urge residents to attack gang violence (Columbia, SC): Columbia police say, since the first of the year, there have been at least three homicides they believe are gang-related.
Source: ABC Columbia    Date: September 24, 2013

Sixteen year old to be charged with murder (Columbia, SC): A 16-year-old was arrested Monday and charged in what authorities are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: September 23, 2013

Reports: Gunmen might have been looking for Bloods gang member whose remains were found near St. George (Dorchester County, SC): Two gunmen might have been looking for a 24-year-old Bloods gang member whose remains were found last month in rural Dorchester County, according to police reports released Monday.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: September 16, 2013

South Carolina school says flag shirt represents gang affiliation (Greenville, SC): Kristi Davis' son started off his year at Wade Hampton High School last week wearing what he thought was just a shirt with a flag on it. But by halfway through the day, he knew otherwise.
Source: ABC News    Date: August 27, 2013

Teen beaten, robbed at Rock Hill store (Rock Hill, SC) : A teenager trying to charge his cellphone in a Rock Hill Walmart on Saturday was beaten and robbed near the front of the store by a group of teens affiliated with a street gang, police say.
Source: The Herald     Date: August 21, 2013

Group talks gang awareness with local teachers (Warrenville, SC): Joshua Taylor is a former, local gang member who has teamed up with a local group to help teachers identify warning signs in the classroom. The group, Full Circle Refuge, visited Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School Thursday to conduct its seminar, Let's Talk: Safe Families, Safe Kids, during which teachers had an opportunity to talk to Taylor about gang lifestyles.
Source: The Aiken Standard    Date: August 16, 2013

Gang conference aims to train law enforcement (Irmo, SC): Law enforcement from across the state gathered for a conference to learn more about trends and changes in the fight against gangs. While the basics remain the same, it is the new information that helps law enforcement adapt.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: August 12, 2013

Columbia leaders say they're focused on stopping gangs (Columbia, SC): Columbia civic and law enforcement leaders say they're focused on ending gang violence, in the wake of several high profile recent gang-related crimes.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: August 5, 2013

Mayor to gangs: 'We know who you are...and we will get you.' (Columbia, SC): Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has issued a warning to anyone affiliated with gangs in the city. "If you're in a gang in Columbia, we know who you are. We know where you are. And we will get you," he wrote in a tweet Monday morning shortly after appearing at a news conference to discuss the area's recent uptick in gang activity.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 5, 2013

Police team with faith-based community against gangs (Columbia, SC): Calling gang-related crime "the devil’s work," Mayor Steve Benjamin called Monday on men and women of faith to be at the center of discussions on ridding Columbia of violence, like last month’s shooting death of D'Andra Pelzer.
Source: The State    Date: August 5, 2013

Columbia man charged in shooting death at complex (Columbia, SC) : Authorities have charged a 29-year-old Columbia man with killing another man at an apartment complex in a shooting that stemmed from an argument between middle school gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 2, 2013

Midlands law enforcement community goes to war against gangs (Columbia, SC): A summer spike in gang-related crimes has local authorities coming together to research ways to stop the violence. The Richland County Sheriff's Department already has a group of active investigators in a special gang unit. More recently, the Columbia Police Department put together its own five-member gang team.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 2, 2013

Judge sets $950K bond on arrested SC gang member (Lexington County, SC): A 19-year-old Bloods gang member has been arrested in connection with four armed robberies in the Lexington and West Columbia communities since May 23, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced Sunday.
Source: The Herald    Date: July 29, 2013

Gang member's bond set at $950,000 (Lexington, SC): A 19-year-old Bloods gang member has been arrested in connection with four armed robberies in the Lexington and West Columbia communities since May 23, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department announced Sunday.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: July 29, 2013

Sumter gang leader gets life for role in killing (Sumter, SC): A gang leader who prosecutors say ordered other gang members to kill the first man who answered the door at a Sumter apartment complex in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 19, 2013

Nightclub shooting death possibly linked to Colleton County street gang, deputies said (Dorchester County, SC): A night of celebration at a Hudson Town nightclub turned tragic early Sunday when a 23-year-old woman came face-to-face with possible members of a Colleton County street gang, authorities said.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: July 15, 2013

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