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Little Rock’s 42nd homicide already matches last year’s mark (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock matched its homicide total from all of last year Monday when the body of a man was found near an interstate highway hours after shots were reported nearby.
Source: Log Cabin Democrat    Date: August 14, 2017

Little Rock drive-by shootings suspects face trial as adults (Little Rock, AR): Two teenage half brothers, accused gang members charged in separate drive-by shootings in Little Rock, must stand trial as adults, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright ruled on Monday.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: August 3, 2017

New FBI task force targets Little Rock gangs (Little Rock, AR): The new joint task force that Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced earlier this month after 28 people were injured in a nightclub shooting in Little Rock is focusing on disrupting gangs and is being headed by the FBI, federal officials say.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: July 30, 2017

Local suspect accused in Crips and Bloods killings (Miller County, AR): A man being held in the Miller County jail on aggravated robbery and weapons charges may soon be on his way to California, where he is suspected of participating in a gang-related double murder.
Source: Texarkana Gazette    Date: July 19, 2017

Canopy NWA Helps Reunite Families Whose Children Are At Risk of Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): Canopy NWA held their first ever Central American Minors Clinic to help parents who have legal status in the U.S. but have kids who may be at risk of gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras.
Source: KNWA News    Date: July 15, 2017

Fort Smith police presentation seeks to educate public on area gang activity (Fort Smith, AR): The Fort Smith Police Department hoped to inform and educate the public about gang activity in the area with a presentation held Thursday evening at police headquarters.
Source: Times Record     Date: July 14, 2017

Mediator says Little Rock gangs have signed peace agreement (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence has spread fear throughout the city of Little Rock. Now the people at the heart of that violence say it is over. A community leader said he has helped broker a truce between a dozen gangs.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: July 13, 2017

Street gangs blamed for double shooting in Little Rock; teen suspect in custody (Little Rock, AR): Police believe a double shooting in Little Rock last month involved two rival street gangs, according to a department spokesman.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: July 11, 2017

U.S., state to help Little Rock tamp violence (Little Rock, AR): Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced that state, local and federal authorities had formed an investigative force to stem violent crime in Little Rock, five days after more than two dozen people were injured in a shootout at a nightclub downtown.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: July 7, 2017

Community members say police aren't the solution to violence, the community is (Little Rock, AR): The second chat with the chief took place Thursday evening at Hall High School, but this meeting was a little different than the last. Some community members are saying police aren't the solution, they are. Herbert Johnson and his wife Charmainecook have experienced gun violence in their family first hand.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: July 6, 2017

Little Rock Mass Shooting Likely Gang Related, No Suspects Yet (Little Rock, AR): The city of Little Rock and its police force are asking the community for help finding those responsible for a mass shooting downtown today at Power Ultra Lounge, 220 W. 6th St, at about 2 a.m.
Source: Arkansas Public Media    Date: July 1, 2017

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

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