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Gang ties examined in fatal shootings (Richmond, VA): Recent fatal shootings in Chesterfield, Henrico and Powhatan counties have caught the attention of gang investigators, who are looking into whether any of the cases are connected.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: May 10, 2011

Judge denies bond for alleged Hampton Roads gang leader (Norfolk, VA): Since he left prison seven months ago, alleged Bloods leader Dearnta Thomas left his gang life behind, got a job at Captain D's and was following the rules of probation, his lawyer said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 19, 2011

Feds indict 11 in Va. as racketeering Bloods gang (Norfolk, VA): Eleven members of a violent street gang known as the Bounty Hunter Bloods committed killings, intimidated people and sold a variety of drugs in southeastern Virginia, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: April 14, 2011

Suspected gang associate charged with brandishing gun in dispute (Franconia, VA) : Fairfax County police arrested an area man in late March for alleged gang participation and brandishing a gun, according to court records.
Source: KingstownePatch    Date: April 12, 2011

Newport News police believe they're gaining an advantage on gangs (Newport News, VA): Newport News police and prosecutors are hopeful they are gaining the upper hand in the battle against the city's street gangs, following recent successes in prosecuting two big gang cases.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 10, 2011

Prosecutor, police educate King’s Fork High classes on gang crimes (Suffolk, VA): A prosecutor and police officers visited King’s Fork High School Tuesday to arm students with information on why and how to avoid getting mixed up in gangs.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: April 5, 2011

Anti-gang police unit hits the streets in Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA): They decipher the hieroglyphics of the street: the numbers, dots, lines, stars and letters spray-painted on overpasses, walls and street signs. Each symbol represents the name of a person or a group, and tells a story of turf and rivalry.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 2, 2011

Eight alleged gang members indicted (Newport News, VA): Eight alleged members of the "Ivy Street Gangstas (ISG)" street gang were indicted by a federal grand jury for running a criminal organization that engaged in acts of violence including murders, robberies, narcotics distribution, and weapons violations.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: March 18, 2011

Church hosting gang prevention workshop (Suffolk, VA): A local church is working toward a solution for the issue of gang violence. "This whole thing is about prevention," said Felecia Anderson, director of children’s ministry at Pleasant Union Baptist Church and organizer of the event. "In order to prevent gang activity, you need to be aware of what’s in the city of Suffolk and the community you may live in."
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: March 10, 2011

Middle school student charged with extortion (Annandale, VA): Fairfax County police have charged a 13-year-old boy with extortion after he allegedly made threats to kill a member of another teenager's family, and then offered the protection of an illegal street gang for money.
Source: The Fairfax County Times    Date: March 4, 2011

Latin Kings and MS-13: Detectives talk about Franconia's gang problem (Franconia, VA): Fairfax County Police Department Gang Unit detectives speaking to Franconia's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting last week brought bad news and good news. The bad: The Franconia area is threatened by Salvadoran gang MS-13, a group so notorious one detective called it a terrorist threat. The good: Gang activity in area high schools is at a new low.
Source: AnnandalePatch    Date: February 22, 2011

The gangs of Franconia (Franconia, VA): At Wednesday's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department Gang Unit talked with residents about gangs in the area. Later, they provided a list of gangs in the Franconia Police District.
Source: KingstownePatch    Date: February 18, 2011

Volunteers work to reduce Lynchburg gang problem (Lynchburg, VA): An army of volunteers is out daily, working to keep kids out of gangs and helping those already in, to get out. Gang counselors admit it's difficult to fight the lure of the gang lifestyle.
Source: WSET 13 News     Date: February 4, 2011

Lynchburg gang activity on the rise (Lynchburg, VA): It's a problem that's not yet out of control, but Lynchburg Police say it's quickly getting there. The number of local gangs continues to rise each year in the Hill City.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: February 3, 2011

Stafford to hire anti-gang deputies (Fredericksburg, VA): The Stafford County Sheriff's Office saw enough success after the initial phase of last year's gang suppression detail to warrant a long-term solution.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: January 20, 2011

Gang member sentenced for conspiracy (Newport News, VA): A Newport News gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: January 20, 2011

Police: Gang awareness is key to curbing violence (Prince William County, VA): After a spate of gang-related activity in Prince William County and Manassas over the recent weeks, authorities want the public to know what to look for in their neighborhoods to remain safe.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: January 15, 2011

Police: Gangs younger, more violent (Norfolk, VA): A regional violent gang task force says gang members are getting younger and more violent. The Safe Streets Task Force, made up of local, state and federal law enforcement authorities, has been systematically dismantling two major gangs in Hampton Roads for more than a year.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News    Date: January 12, 2011

Local gang activity under review (Staunton, VA) : Staunton Police are working on a case of gang activity from the weekend. On Saturday, police arrested 18-year-old Kenneth Wilkerson and charged him with felonious assault and participation in a street gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: January 11, 2011

Gangs often a concern among Norfolk grade schoolers (Norfolk, VA): Of all the students in the city's 48 schools, those in elementary grades are most likely to perceive a gang problem in their school, according to a division survey.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 9, 2011

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