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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

Parents Question School after Anti-Gang Assembly for African American Students (Maumelle, AR): Parents are questioning one school's logic after it held an anti-gang assembly exclusively for black students. The assembly on Wednesday was given by a local pastor. School officials say they presented the assembly as part of their desegregation court-order, which enforces programs for black students.
Source: KNWA News    Date: February 19, 2016

Ozark Guidance creates anti-bullying, anti-gang program (Fayetteville, AR): Elle Robinson said she will think of a program she attended Thursday when she sees someone who needs help. Elle, 12, attended a program organized by Ozark Guidance at McNair Middle School. She and other students sat at tables and listened to a presentation about Kids Helping Kids. It's a "peer education program," according to a news release. The program focuses on students helping each other, encouraging each other to make good choices, reducing bullying and reducing student involvement in gangs.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: January 29, 2016

Street gangs are focus of Criminal Justice Institute training (Blytheville, AR): A six-hour course, designed to teach the identifying traits of gangs, is open to the public. The Mississippi County Juvenile office requested the training made possible by the Criminal Justice Institute.
Source: KAIT 8 News    Date: January 7, 2016

Various agencies work on new force (Little Rock, AR): The FBI is working to form a Northwest Arkansas gang task force including officers from area police departments, including Springdale and Rogers.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: December 19, 2015

Gang violence gets Springdale looking at safety (Springdale, AR): A heightened awareness of school safety in the Springdale School District has followed a handful of gang-related shootings. Everyday safety measures include locking most doors on the outside during the school day and using a buzzer entry system at the main entrance.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 16, 2015

Springdale school officials continue to study campus safety (Springdale, AR): Conversations are ongoing regarding safety at the high school campuses in Springdale. Everyday safety measures include locking most doors on the outside during the school day, a buzzer entry system at the main entrance and staff assigned to oversee parking lots, lunches and exterior doors students use to access different buildings on their campuses.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: November 15, 2015

Springdale school district changes gang policy (Springdale, AR): The Springdale School District has added a new amendment to their gang policy in September. The amendment says that students can now be disciplined for gang activity that may have happened outside of school.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: October 14, 2015

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