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Mentor urges activity, observation to keep kids from gangs (Decatur, AL): Summer is upon us, school is out, and gang activity is up. Officials said this time of year is when gangs work heavily to recruit kids. Officials in Decatur are taking a proactive approach to keeping gangs and violence out of their community. They said now is the time to take action because the start of the summer is when they see an increase in gang activity.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: May 28, 2014

Headland Middle School students enjoy GREAT Friday (Headland, AL): Police say gangs are a issue in the Wiregrass but one school is trying to make sure their students are not involved in any illegal activity.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: May 23, 2014

Citizens academy continues with gang, gun law talks (Montgomery, AL): Neighborhood Watch captain Jack Dismukes, 75, continues to be impressed by what he's learned at the Montgomery Citizens' Police Academy each week. Tuesday night's class was no different.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: May 21, 2014

Alabama man gets jail after appearance in allegedly gang-related rap video that threatens cops (Birmingham, AL): A Birmingham, Ala., man could have skated on charges for a series of car break-ins, but a judge threw the book at him after the man appeared in an allegedly gang-related amateur rap video threatening police.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 19, 2014

Decatur City School Board approves employee cuts and policy changes (Decatur, AL): The Decatur City Board of Education voted to cut around 90 locally funded employees. They also approved changes to the code of conduct that will make gang-related offenses carry harsher punishment.
Source: WAAY 31 News    Date: May 19, 2014

Gang violence crackdown (Dothan, AL): Law enforcement in central Alabama are cracking down on gang violence. The Houston County Sheriff's Office and Dothan Police Department are part of a "safe streets" task force with a number of other agencies.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: January 9, 2014

Joint task force tackling increase in central AL violence (Montgomery, AL): When it comes to catching and convicting those responsible for violent crimes across the region, law enforcement agencies are streamlining their efforts with the formation of the Central Alabama Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: January 9, 2014

Auburn Police Division joins new task force assigned to target violent crimes (Auburn, AL): The Auburn Police Division is now one of several law enforcement agencies in Alabama working toward bringing down crime and violence through a collective front.
Source: Opelika-Auburn News    Date: January 9, 2014

Support wanted for G.R.E.A.T. program (Selma, AL): The Selma Police Department has put in a tremendous effort in combating the spread of drugs and gangs within Selma. Now, they are looking to take their message into the schools, thanks to the help from a local business and one good-looking car.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: September 3, 2013

16-year-old accused killer Elias Nava claims gang affiliation (Decatur, AL): A 16-year-old Limestone County boy was in a Decatur courtroom this morning to answer a charge of murder. Elias Nava is accused of shooting 18-year-old Jim Uriostegui during what police describe as a fight between two groups of young people.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: August 20, 2013

Gang suspect appears in District Court (Selma, AL): The primary suspect in a video where multiple suspects beat down another juvenile on the 2800 block of Monroe Street for a possible gang initiation activity appeared before the District Court Monday.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: April 17, 2013

Gang-related threats cause Abbeville school scare (Abbeville, AL): This morning calls flooded into the Abbeville Police Department, warning about threats of weapons being brought to Abbeville High School.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: April 16, 2013

Lawmen say prison gang activity rare in tri-county (Montgomery, AL): The alleged leader of a methamphetamine ring has ties to a prison-based, white supremacist group, but tri-county sheriffs say prison gang activity in the area is rare.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: April 4, 2013

Arrest of one adult and five juveniles for Compelling Street Gang Membership (Selma, AL): Six young people have been arrested in Selma over an online video showing a lone teen boy being attacked by a gang. 18-year-old Alvin James Bolden and five juveniles face felony charges of compelling gang membership.
Source: WPMI 15 News    Date: February 3, 2013

Shooting death possibly linked to rival gangs (Tuscaloosa, AL): Investigators believe a string of violent crimes, including a weekend fatal shooting, may have been sparked by rival gangs.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News    Date: December 31, 2012

Teen charged in Satsuma homicide claims gang connection in Facebook videos (Satsuma, AL): The teen who police say shot and killed a Satsuma man early this morning showed off several guns while proclaiming himself a gang member in photos and videos on his Facebook page.
Source: Press-Register    Date: September 17, 2012

Four Montgomery Bloods gang members get 2,000 months in prison (Montgomery, AL): Four members of the Bloods street gang were sentenced Tuesday to a total of 2094 months in prison before Chief United States District Judge Keith Watkins for their involvement in a series of violent crimes.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: August 21, 2012

Former Crips gang member to be ordained as minister (Huntsville, AL): He was sexually molested from the age of four, beaten by his own mother, and was one of the founding members of the Crips gang in California. Back in 2010, former Crips gang member Mark Rideout recalled his hellish childhood.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: June 18, 2012

Five with gang ties convicted in crime spree (Montgomery, AL): Five people with links to the Bloods street gang in Montgomery have been convicted in a series of violent crimes, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: April 12, 2012

Huntsville superintendent: Fight at Lee High School was gang initiation (Huntsville, AL): The four students from Lee High School who filmed a fight in a school bathroom and posted the video to YouTube did so as a gang initiation, Huntsville's superintendent said.
Source: The Huntsville Times    Date: February 4, 2012

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