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Gang Members Vow to End Violence in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): "If we can just be as one, we can just clear everything out," gang member Harold Adrow said. It's the first step for Little Rock gang members like Adrow, to clear a cloud of violence that's hovered over Little Rock for years.
Source: FOX16 News    Date: June 21, 2017

61 indicted in alleged drug operations in Central Arkansas (Little Rock, AR): Sixty-one people are named in federal indictments unsealed Wednesday in an investigation into alleged drug trafficking by gangs in central Arkansas, according to a news release from Patrick Harris, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Source: Arkansas News Bureau    Date: May 24, 2017

Trial dates set for 2 people said to be gang members headed to meet-up at Little Rock park (Little Rock, AR): Trial dates have been set for two of the four people who told police during a traffic stop that they were gang members headed to a meet-up at a Little Rock park earlier this week, authorities said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: May 12, 2017

Violence in Little Rock put on 2 groups (Little Rock, AR): Police have suspects in several recent shootings but can't arrest them because of a lack of cooperation from witnesses, Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told city officials Sunday.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: May 1, 2017

Meeting to address Little Rock crime; shootings' spike worries officials (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock's elected officials have scheduled an emergency meeting Sunday with the police chief regarding the recent rise in gang violence and how to stop it.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: April 29, 2017

Following toddler's murder, Little Rock city leaders concerned about increased gang violence (Little Rock, AR): A recent rise in gang violence; that's the concern of Little Rock city leaders according to a memo from inside City Hall. That memo, written by City Manager Bruce Moore to the Mayor and City Directors, goes on to detail the crime so far this year. There have been 711 aggravated assaults. 48 were shootings that left 57 people shot. 16 of those shootings involved a victim participating in gang activity, drug deals, or other criminal activity.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: April 25, 2017

Former Gang Members Turn To God For Salvation (Fayetteville, AR): A family rooted in gang culture shared their story of transformation Sunday (April 23) morning to the congregation of the First Baptist Church. Gilbert Gonzalez and his brothers were members of The Kobras in the Springdale area.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS    Date: April 23, 2017

Little Rock's 1st killing of '17 probed as gang-related (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock detectives are investigating the city's first slaying of the year as a gang-related homicide, a Police Department spokesman said Monday.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: February 7, 2017

LRPD Sheds Light on Current Gang Activity (Little Rock, AR): We know they're here, but how many, how dangerous and how prevalent are gangs in Little Rock? Information obtained by Fox 16 sheds light on gang activity and we asked Little Rock Police about it.
Source: KLRT Fox 16     Date: February 6, 2017

Fort Smith police chief has plan for gang activity (Fort Smith, AR): While the recent string of gang-related violence is troubling, Fort Smith Police Chief Nathaniel Clark already has a plan in place to deal with it. "What we're doing here, they're now doing around the country," said Clark. "In order to suppress and denegrate the gangs, we're collecting all available information, sharing that information with surrounding law enforcement agencies, we're educating the community, and we're being proactive instead of reactive."
Source: The Sun Times    Date: February 1, 2017

Slanga 96 gang members charged with murder in Fort Smith slaying (Fort Smith, AR): The Sebastian County Prosecutor filed first-degree murder charges Tuesday on three adults and a juvenile involved in a gang-related shooting death late Saturday in Fort Smith.
Source: Times Record    Date: January 18, 2017

'D.I.M.' gang tags? Or bored kids? Graffiti on buildings unnerves Eureka Springs (Eureka Springs, AR): People in this Victorian tourist town are taking a dim view of graffiti that has recently appeared in a few spots. Many of the stylized, bloated initials read "D.I.M." In Los Angeles, that could stand for Down Insane Malditos, a Hispanic street gang known for tagging things with "D.I.M." graffiti.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: January 15, 2017

Street Code: Don't Talk to Police (Little Rock, AR): With a recent spike in violence, and a homicide rate that's already surpassed 2015, gang activity has been rumored to be partly responsible... But is that true? and do they really exist? "I was a former gang member. We solve problems on the streets before the police do," Chris Alexander, Founder of 'Better Community Family Values' (BCFV), said.
Source: KARK 4 News    Date: December 9, 2016

Little Rock police see ties in shootings after 6 teens wounded in 1-week period (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock police believe three shootings that left six teenagers injured in a one-week period a month ago are related, a department spokesman said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 1, 2016

Ex-Crip Says He's Concerned About Little Rock 'Gang War' (Little Rock, AR): Up close, it looks like a bunch of colors blending in but from a distance there are lines that divide each state. "Doing this map has really helped a lot of the kids that come through this program understand where the states are," says former Crips gang member Leifel Jackson.
Source:    Date: October 7, 2016

Fraternal Order of Police hosts regional gang training course (Jonesboro, AR): The Jonesboro Fraternal Order of Police hosted a regional gang recognition and prevention course Friday for area law enforcement agencies. Little Rock Police Department Patrolman Ronnie Morgan showed officers what to be on the lookout for, especially here in Arkansas. The day before the course took place, Morgan rode around with officers of the Jonesboro Police Department to try and spot what, if any, gang activity there is in the area.
Source: KAIT 8 News    Date: September 23, 2016

Gang Members Join Hands In Prayer For Peace (West Memphis, AR): Many believe prayer is powerful. That it can provide people solace, comfort and strength. In West Memphis, people saw the power of prayer end the rivalries between different gangs.
Source:    Date: September 6, 2016

2nd of two guilty in teen shooting (Fayetteville, AR): The second of two men accused of attempted murder in the shooting of a Springdale teen last year pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: August 3, 2016

Prosecutors say they'll use gang evidence in Springdale shooting trial (Fayetteville, AR): Washington County prosecutors say gang associations or activities are central to their case against one of two men accused of shooting and wounding a 14-year-old boy in Springdale last year.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: July 7, 2016

Defendant seeks to bar gang subplot from trial (Springdale, AR): One of two men accused of shooting and wounding a 14-year-old boy in Springdale last year is asking the judge to bar any evidence related to his suspected gang association or activities from his trial because such information could prejudice the jury against him.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 29, 2016

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