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Local 'Goon Squad Mafia' gang activity has experts concerned (Madison County, AL): Gang members, reportedly affiliated with the Goon Squad Mafia – an off shoot of the Bloods gang – have shown signs of intimidation in recent months, leaving gang experts in the area on edge.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: July 9, 2014

Community rallies to fight crime and gang violence in Lanett (Lanett, AL): A historic gathering is taking place in Chambers County to fight escalating gang activity and violence. Lanett's police chief Angie Spates says leaders are joining her to proclaim that gangs are a serious problem and they have a plan to stop the violence.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: July 9, 2014

Lanett Police planning to crack down on city's gang problem (Lanett, AL): Lanett's Police Chief Angie Spates says she's not interested in candy coating a major crime issue facing her city. Chief Spates says Lanett has a dangerous gang problem, and she estimates there are at least 300 gang members in the city. She adds that nearly 70 percent of all felony crimes committed in the city can be linked back to gang activity.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: July 7, 2014

Former inmate continues transformation away from gang life (Huntsville, AL): Editor's note: The is the conclusion of a two-part story that first ran in the June 29 edition of The Huntsville Item. The story of Jesse Banda maybe seen by many as a tragedy. However, the biggest tragedies are to have the experience, yet miss the message in its meaning. He is not a changed man. He is however, a work in progress — a human being in transition from what he was to what he will become.
Source: The Huntsville Item    Date: June 30, 2014

Rocky Road: Man who has spent much of his life behind bars in Texas prisons finally may be on right track (Huntsville, AL): The ongoing story of Jesse Banda may seem like a tragedy to some. However, life’s biggest tragedies might be to have the experiences, yet miss the messages in their meaning.
Source: The Huntsville Item    Date: June 29, 2014

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

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