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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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Retaliation fueling escalating gang war outside of Selma (Dallas County, AL): Rival gangs are waging war on the streets in the Selma area. Officials are shedding light on the motive behind a number of violent incidents and killings as the community looks for an end to the brutality.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 1, 2015

Activist Wants City to do More About Gang Activity (Montgomery, AL): Is gang activity a problem in Montgomery? It was a hot topic at last night's mayoral forum with candidates offering suggestions and solutions on how to crack down on the problem. But one activist says none of them have the answer.
Source: WAKA 8 News    Date: July 15, 2015

Latino Gang Member “Lil Grumpy” Possibly in Mobile (Mobile, AL): Federal authorities are warning the public to be on the lookout for a latino gang member who is likely to be in the Mobile area. Patrick Mendez, also known by his gang name “Lil Grumpy,” is believed to be in or around Mobile after escaping a major federal raid in Atlanta, according to the ATF.
Source: WKRG News 5    Date: July 8, 2015

HPD teaches life lessons to HMS students (Dothan, AL): For years the Headland Police Department has reached out to help students make the right decision, when it comes to situations that involve peer pressure. “Students of all ages face peer pressure,” HPD Chief Mark Jones said. “That is why I believe it is so important to reach out to our children. Not only does the different educational programs we teach help the children say no, it also educates them on the proper way to handle a situation.”
Source: Dothan Eagle    Date: June 11, 2015

Florence police chief: We don't have a gang problem, we have a parenting problem (Florence, AL): Concerns of public safety are raised in Florence after a group of teens attacked a Shoals family while leaving Wilson Park just after the monthly First Friday event downtown. Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler is upset over of what happened in Wilson Park last Friday night.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: June 11, 2015

MPD working with U.S. Marshals to ID gang activity (Montgomery, AL): In the wake of recent violence in Montgomery, the Montgomery Police Department will be taking part in discussion with federal agencies to ferret out possible gang activity in the city.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: June 3, 2015

Birmingham Police are stopping the violence in a unique way (Birmingham, AL): The city of Birmingham has teamed up with John Jay College of Criminal Justice to analyze every shooting that has taken place in Birmingham over the past 5 years. The goal is to stop the violence, but they are going about it a little differently. Instead of just going after the shooter when a crime happens, the police department will be going after the whole gang.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News    Date: June 2, 2015

Suspect in Pinson Valley gang-initiation beating appears in court (Birmingham, AL): A local high school student accused of beating another student as part of a gang initiation appeared in court Wednesday morning.
Source: WVTM 13 News    Date: May 13, 2015

Police renew discussion about gang activity in Huntsville area (Huntsville, AL): Police say Huntsville may not have a gang problem as pervasive as in some major cities, but break-ins, theft, certain graffiti can be indicative of gang activity going on in area neighborhoods.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: April 12, 2015

Task force combating gang violence in Selma (Selma, AL): A new wave of violence in Selma is prompting a massive crackdown on crime. Local, state and federal agencies have joined forces in an effort to stop the bloodshed due to escalating gang violence.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: March 31, 2015

Suspect in Pinson Valley High gang-intiation beating appears in court (Birmingham, AL): A Pinson Valley High School accused of beating another student as part of a gang initiation appeared in court Monday morning. Sylvester Hundley, 19, is charged with assault and compelling street gang membership.
Source: WVTM 13 News    Date: March 30, 2015

Pinson Valley High School student arrested after teen is beaten in apparent gang initiation (Jefferson County, AL): A 19-year-old faces charges after he reportedly blindfolded another student at Pinson Valley High School and punched him in the face and head several times in what was apparently a gang initiation.
Source:    Date: March 28, 2015

Sheriff says lake area burglaries were gang related (Tallapoosa County, AL): Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Jimmy Abbett said Monday that it appears that the rash of lake area burglaries that plagued Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa Counties earlier this winter are connected to a Montgomery street gang.
Source: The Alexander City Outlook    Date: March 10, 2015

Northport man pleads guilty to manslaughter charges in 2012 'gang-related' death (Bay Minette, AL): A Northport man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges while another man has pleaded to charges of hindering prosecution in the 2012 death of a Milton, Fla., man whose body was found near Styx River. Investigators believe the death to be gang-related.
Source: The Times Independent    Date: February 24, 2015

Neighborhood Gangs Pose Violent Threat to the Wiregrass (Dothan, AL): In the United States, gang-related crime continues to rise steadily, and believe it or not, there are active gangs in the Wiregrass.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: February 3, 2015

Former gang member shares message with students (Montgomery, AL): A nationally respected expert on gang intervention visited one Montgomery School to speak to students about avoiding gang activity.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: December 11, 2014

Teen gang member seeks youthful offender status in murder case (Decatur, AL): A teenage gang member accused of killing another teen in a rival gang is set to appear in court Monday in Morgan County.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: November 3, 2014

5 Gang Members Arrested in Drug Sweep (Prichard, AL): "A matter of time. That's what I thought," says Jessica Watkins. She lives in Prichard and is talking about the drug raid that took place on Stovall Street in Prichard Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement says those involved in Wednesday's sweep are part a well-known gang. It's called the Tax Free gang.
Source: WKRG News 5    Date: October 30, 2014

Father of Hiawayi Robinson detained, not arrested in “Operation Triple Beam” (Mobile, AL): Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) officials said Hiawatha Robinson, father of 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson, who was killed last month in Prichard, was detained Wednesday afternoon, October 29, when officers served a search warrant on three different homes off Stovall Street in Prichard.
Source: FOX10 News    Date: October 29, 2014

9 Montgomery gang members arrested on drug, gun charges (Montgomery, AL): Nine members of a Montgomery neighborhood gang have been arrested on drug and gun charges, according to U.S. Attorney George Beck. The arrests are the result of a local, state and federal investigation into the Vineyard Gang, according to Beck.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: October 8, 2014

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