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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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Birmingham to get Federal help to crack down on crime (Birmingham, AL): Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to crack down on crime in a number of cities including Birmingham. Sessions says there needs to be more boots on the ground to combat the growing problems. Birmingham is one of 12 cities that the National Public Safety Partnership program will provide federal resources to.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: June 27, 2017

DA proposes gang member 'adoptions' (Selma, AL): Fed up with accused killers and rapists who laugh for the cameras as they are being led away in handcuffs, District Attorney Michael Jackson had an unusual solution to combat juvenile crime Thursday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: May 25, 2017

Headland Middle Schoolers are choosing to be G.R.E.A.T. (Headland, AL): Studies show that 86% of U.S. cities with a population of 100,000 or more report gang activity. That is why students at Headland Middle School are putting their foot down to drug and gang violence. Gang Resistance Education and Training, better known as GREAT, is teaching Headland 6th and 8th graders a very important message.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: March 21, 2017

Researcher on social media and teen violence speaking in Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa, AL): A Columbia University researcher is spending some time in Tuscaloosa, talking about the relationship between social media and teen violence. Dr. Desmond Patton is in Tuscaloosa for the annual African American history colloquium, hosted by The University of Alabama School of Social Work.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: February 17, 2017

Dallas Co. DA Gets $300,000 Grant to Fight Gangs (Dallas County, AL): Governor Robert Bentley awards a $300,000 dollar grant to try and put a stop to gang violence in Dallas County. District Attorney Michael Jackson says the grant will fund the Gang Taskforce.
Source: Alabama News Network    Date: January 24, 2017

$300,000 grant will be used to fight gang crime (Selma, AL): A grant from Alabama Governor Robert Bentley could help reduce gang violence in Selma and Dallas County. The Governor awarded a $300,000 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force Wednesday.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: January 20, 2017

Vandals spray gang signs, destroy golf course clubhouse (Mobile, AL): A Mobile golf course that's been closed for years won't reopen Tuesday as planned. Vandals wreaked havoc inside the clubhouse at Linksman Golf Club on Saint Andrews Drive over the weekend. The MPD gang unit is investigating. Police said some of things spray-painted inside are gang symbols.
Source: WPMI 15 News    Date: January 9, 2017

Birmingham, Jefferson County end violent 2016 with spike in homicides (Birmingham, AL): 2016 was a year of bloodshed in Birmingham, which left the city with a triple-digit homicide tally for the first time in 10 years. There were 104 homicides in the city, of which 92 were deemed criminal by authorities. In all of Jefferson County, there were 151 homicides, up from 144.
Source:    Date: January 1, 2017

Gang expert creates stronger awareness, shares solutions for Selma (Selma, AL): An expert who has helped take down members of the nation’s most violent street gangs has once again set his sights on Selma, focusing on its schools. His goal is to create more awareness in the hopes that the city can move past its problems with gang violence. Tony Avendorph was a police officer for 40 years, serving in Illinois, California and Maryland.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: October 13, 2016

Drive-by shooting possibly gang-related (Montgomery, AL): A drive-by shooting on Gibson Street left one man injured Thursday afternoon in what his family and neighbors said was a gang-related retaliation shooting.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: September 29, 2016

Man indicted in case involving bomb, gang ties (Columbiana, AL): A 24-year-old Calera man has been indicted on multiple drug charges, and charges against his father have been sent to a grand jury in a case allegedly involving a bomb scare and ties to the “Gangster Disciples” street gang.
Source: Shelby County Reporter    Date: September 22, 2016

Arrest made in gang-related drive-by shooting, Selma police say (Selma, AL): A suspect in a gang-related drive-by shooting was arrested by Selma police on Wednesday. Joe Jackson, of Selma, was charged with capital murder and two counts of discharging a firearm into a vehicle after turning himself in to police, Selma police said.
Source:    Date: July 28, 2016

Men tied to Selma killing surrender as agencies continue gang crackdown (Selma, AL): Two suspects wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Selma are behind bars. When authorities turned up the heat in the search for the duo, they decided to surrender Wednesday. Joe Jackson, 20, is charged with capital murder.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: July 27, 2016

DA: Gang retaliation to blame for Camden shooting, violence (Wilcox County, AL): Prosecutors say a string of violent incidents in Wilcox County, including a shooting that wounded a community corrections officer, are connected to gang activity and a recent murder.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: July 8, 2016

Man sentenced to 15 years after six felonies (Selma, AL): A six-time convicted felon from Selma was sentenced 188 months of jail time. Maurice Odell Brown, 38, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. “This was one of Selma’s biggest gang members,” said District Attorney Michael Jackson. “We were glad when he got taken off the streets then, and now we’re glad about the big sentence that he got.”
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: June 14, 2016

Accused gang leader now charged with heroin distribution (Birmingham, AL): A Birmingham man arrested earlier this month in a massive roundup of accused gang members in Georgia now faces drug charges in Alabama.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: May 25, 2016

Man found guilty of 2013 gang-related shooting death (Decatur, AL): The man charged in a 2013 gang-related shooting was found guilty of murder Friday morning. Investigators said after an August 2013 dispute between rival gang members, Elias Nava shot and killed Jim Uriostegui.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: May 13, 2016

Suspected Selma area gang leaders busted as push for safer streets leaves impact (Selma, AL): Two men identified as key figures in Selma area gangs are now behind bars. Their arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown. Local leaders say police roundups and a growing local anti-violence campaign are making a big difference as the city seeks safer streets.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: May 10, 2016

Trials begin for 2 Morgan Co. murders (Morgan County, AL): Two Morgan County murder trials began Monday. One is the case against of a man charged with killing a woman at her Priceville home. The other is the trial for a teenager accused of murdering a member of a rival gang in Decatur.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: May 9, 2016

Community tip leads to bomb scare, gang arrests (Alabaster, AL): A father and son are facing multiple felony charges after an anonymous community tip led law enforcement to find drugs, several illegal firearms and an active pipe bomb at an Alabaster residence on April 21.
Source: Shelby County Reporter    Date: April 25, 2016

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