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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Police, former gang members fight to keep kids from joining gangs (Burke County, GA): Police and former gang members are fighting the same fight, keeping their kids away from gangs. "Seventy percent of all crimes are possibly gang-related, they have some sort of connection to it. If it's to make money or bring glory to the group, it's most likely gang-related," said Devon Harris of Full Circle Refuge.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: March 20, 2018

U.S. attorney meeting with community partners for crime reduction project (Gainesville, GA): U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak met with Hall County-area community partners Thursday, March 8, about a holistic approach between federal, state and local officials. “We wanted to tell them that we are committed to helping their communities to reduce violent crime,” Pak said. The initiative is under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in October the government would re-commit to for reducing crime.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: March 11, 2018

The most dangerous gang in Atlanta (Atlanta, GA): The Atlanta Police Department has files on 145 gangs operating in the city. The activity is concerning to the chief who said there are two types gangs in operations currently. There are juvenile gangs with members as young as 12-years-old and there are also adult gangs whose core members are between the ages of 22 and 26.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: March 8, 2018

Video released of gang fight at Kendrick High (Columbus, GA): In a gang-related fight at Kendrick High School, new details are offered in a video that led to three of four students charged.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: March 7, 2018

How cabbages help a deadly gang do business (Cobb County, GA): Drugs hidden in cabbage. Cell phones dropped off in prison by drones. Gang members pinning down fellow members and cutting off tattoos. Attacks on law enforcement. Authorities laid out details of the Ghostface Gangsters organization Tuesday while unsealing a 21-count indictment against 23 members.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: March 7, 2018

Teen girl charged in connection with gang-related fight at Kendrick High School (Columbus, GA): A teenage girl was taken into custody Friday and charged in connection with the Monday gang-related fight at Kendrick High School, Columbus police said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: March 2, 2018

Fight erupts at Kendrick High School after Facebook post (Columbus, GA): A Monday fight that erupted at Kendrick High School may have involved gang members in a dispute over a Facebook post, Columbus police said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: February 28, 2018

Police: Gang members are developing middle schools (Dougherty County, GA): According to police, over 500 people in Albany are gang members, and a high number of them are being developed in middle schools.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: February 27, 2018

Police: Gang violence in Albany is on the rise (Albany, GA): Gang violence in Albany was the leading topic of discussion at a meeting on Friday with the Exchange Club of Albany.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: February 23, 2018

Georgia taps Lagrange Police to help in fight against gangs (LaGrange, GA): The LaGrange Police Department and Troup County District Attorney’s Office are leading the way in the fight against gangs and the state of Georgia plans to ask for assistance. Formulytics, a Georgia-based software company that assists state and local law enforcement, jails, and district attorneys in the tracking and prosecution of violent criminal gang members oversees expanding the capabilities of law enforcement and prosecutors through specialized technology and training to help in the fight against gangs in Georgia.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: February 20, 2018

Joint task force cracks down on known gang members (Atlanta, GA): Only Channel 2 Action News was with a joint task force of federal, state and local authorities rounding up gang and drug suspects.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: February 15, 2018

How the State of Georgia is fighting gang violence with the cloud (Georgia): Georgia has over 400 law enforcement agencies, each operating in their own jurisdiction and fighting their own problems in their own communities. However, when Georgia’s gang problem became a state-wide issue, it quickly became apparent that sharing information across jurisdictions was the only answer to effectively ending gang violence throughout the state.
Source: Microsoft    Date: February 13, 2018

PART 2: A look at law enforcement’s approach to Cobb’s gangs (Marietta, GA): Some of the 129 gangs found in Cobb County have familiar names: Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, Gangster Disciples and MS-13. Spend some time behind stores and gas stations in the right part of town and you’ll see their calling cards: graffiti tags meant to glorify their gang and intimidate others.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 12, 2018

PART 3: Filling the void: Cobb tackles criminal street gangs (Cobb County, GA): Common wisdom says criminal street gang members need mentors, father figures to direct their energy in positive ways. “When you peel back off the layers, the reason they join is they're looking for something that they're not getting, something that most of us get at home or in church or in the community,” said Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 12, 2018

PART 1: A close-up look at gangs in Cobb County (Cobb County, GA): He’s played the role of hero and villain. He was a star athlete in a south Cobb high school. He got good grades and was popular with his peers. He joined the military and served overseas, then went to college, earned a degree and found a job. He was also a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 11, 2018

Warning signs: is your child in a gang? (Fulton County, GA): Do you know if your child has fallen into the wrong crowd or engaged in illegal activity, or has even joined a gang? The warning signs were given to hundreds of parents at a seminar called the "Gangs, Guns and Violence" forum in College Park Thursday night, at the Midway Missionary Baptist Church.
Source: WAGA FOX 5 News    Date: February 8, 2018

Woman arrested on drug, street gang charges (LaGrange, GA): Shaquavia Woodyard, 26, was arrested Wednesday for schedule four controlled substance, marijuana and evidence of participation in a criminal street gang. Woodyard’s arrests came as part of a separate investigation following a homicide that occurred Jan. 29 on Lady Elaine Street last week.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 8, 2018

Florida woman pleads guilty in Valdosta to distributing meth (Valdosta, GA): A Florida woman has plead guilty to picking up over two pounds of meth in Valdosta as a runner for the Zoe Pound street gang.
Source: WTXL ABC 27    Date: February 5, 2018

Atlanta fugitive with alleged ties to Sex Money Murder gang arrested (Atlanta, GA): A 23-year-old fugitive who was on the Atlanta Police Department’s “Most Wanted” list tried to flee before being arrested last week, according to an incident report.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 1, 2018

Gangster faced 460 years for shooting at Lil Wayne. That changed after the judge stepped in. (Cobb County, GA): Grammy-winning Atlanta rap star “Lil Wayne” is named in the case of a Bloods street gang shooting to be argued Monday before the Georgia Supreme Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: February 1, 2018

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