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Arkansas to receive extra prosecutor as part of DOJ program to reduce violent crime (Little Rock, AR): The Eastern District of Arkansas is among more than two dozen jurisdictions that will receive an additional federal prosecutor as part of a U.S. Department of Justice program aimed at reducing violent crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday.
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: January 3, 2018

20-year-old Arkansan convicted of murder in rival gang member's death (Fort Smith, AR): A Sebastian County Circuit Court on Wednesday convicted Slangaz 96 gang member Ryan Oxford of second-degree murder and seven counts of committing a terroristic act in the death of rival gang member earlier this year.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: December 20, 2017

Second suspect in Fort Smith gang-related slaying sentenced to 110 years (Fort Smith, AR): The second of four Slangaz 96 gang members was recently sentenced to more than 100 years in prison in a Fort Smith shooting death.
Source: Times Record    Date: December 6, 2017

In video, gang member admits being present at killing of Arkansas teen, denies opening fire (Fort Smith, AR): Sebastian County Circuit Court jurors Tuesday watched the video interview of a Slanga 96 gang member who admitted being present for the slaying of a rival gang member but denied pulling the trigger.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 29, 2017

Arkansas teen convicted of murder in fatal shooting of rival gang member (Sebastian County, AR): A Sebastian County Circuit Court jury Wednesday convicted Alberto Chavez of second-degree murder in the Jan. 14 shooting death of rival gang member Justin Lopez.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 29, 2017

Trial to start for 2nd teen in killing of rival gang member at Arkansas trailer (Fort Smith, AR): The second of four reported gang members charged with murder in the slaying of a rival gang member is scheduled to go on trial today in Sebastian County Circuit Court.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 27, 2017

Man guilty in Arkansas gang killing gets 118 years in prison (Fort Smith, AR): A 20-year-old man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison Wednesday after a Sebastian County Circuit Court jury convicted him in the death of a rival gang member.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 16, 2017

Witness in murder trial says he saw two men in his gang spray Arkansas trailer with bullets (Fort Smith, AR): A 17-year-old testified Tuesday that he saw two fellow gang members spray bullets from assault-style rifles into a trailer that killed an 18-year-old member of a rival gang.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 15, 2017

Files in Little Rock 2-year-old's killing trace gang carnage (Little Rock, AR): The night before a toddler was killed in a gang-related shooting while riding on her mother's lap in the back seat of a car, that same car was hit by gunfire in another Little Rock shooting, court records show.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 22, 2017

‘We’re Having Gang Wars All Over Again’ (Little Rock, AR): Brian Silva, an unemployed African-American man from one of Little Rock’s roughest neighborhoods, still struggles on a daily basis not to go back to the life of crime he knows so well.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: September 14, 2017

Gang ties get look in Little Rock teen's death (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock police are investigating the killing of a 19-year-old man earlier this month as a gang-related homicide, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: August 30, 2017

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

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