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Dover residents seek help to quell gang activity (Dover, DE): As gang activity in Dover continues to increase, members of the community have decided to fight back through cooperation with local police, public servants and fellow residents. These concerned Dover residents gathered at City Hall for a town hall meeting Wednesday night to discuss the state of gang activity in Dover.
Source: Delaware State News    Date: May 18, 2016

Assessing toll, progress on Wilmington gun violence (Wilmington, DE): Antoine Perkins was on his way to his best friend's house when he was shot and killed Dec. 21. Tiffany Smith had talked to him just 10 minutes before and was putting on her shoes to meet him halfway on his walk to her home when the phone calls started coming. Some said they were sorry. Others said to come quick. No one could bring themselves to tell her what had happened.
Source: The News Journal    Date: January 3, 2016

Gang violence threatened at state building, police say (Wilmington, DE): Capitol Police arrested a 51-year-old man accused of threatening to have a state social services building attacked by a gang.
Source: The News Journal    Date: October 16, 2015

Delaware Supreme Court hears appeal in gang-related killing (Dover, DE): The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case of a Wilmington man serving life in prison for a gang-related killing that authorities believe prompted a deadly reprisal shooting hours later.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 24, 2015

Gang indictments scratch surface of neighborhood problems (Wilmington, DE): When the state Attorney General announced 13 members of the Touch Money Gang were indicted for 91 counts of murder, robbery and other charges on Sept. 11, it marked the first time most Delawareans had heard the name Daymere Wisher and the 12 others charged.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 20, 2015

13 gang members face 91 charges, including murder (Wilmington, DE): City and state officials announced Friday the indictment of 13 "Touch Money Gang" members on 91 charges including murder, robbery, conspiracy and weapons charges. All 13 are now in custody following a monthslong investigation into gang activity, state Attorney General Matt Denn said. Members of the gang who were arrested range in age from 15-23.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 13, 2015

Gang Member Sentenced to Death in Soccer Tournament Shooting (Dover, DE): A Delaware street gang member was sentenced to death Friday for his role in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting that left three people dead, including a man who was supposed to testify in another murder case.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: September 4, 2015

11 suspected Bloods Street Gang members arrested (Dover, DE): Dover police arrested 11 people believed to be members of the Bloods Street Gang for gang, drug and gun charges Thursday following a nearly two-and-a-half-month investigation.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 18, 2015

Sentencing for fatal Eden Park shootings postponed (Wilmington, DE): Sentencing for two men convicted in fatal shootings during a soccer tournament at a Wilmington park has been postponed. Prosecutors have argued both men deserved to die for their crimes. They have said the men, members of the Sure Shots street gang, went to the tournament seeking revenge against people in Jamaican community because a Jamaican man shot and killed a friend of theirs at a party hours earlier.
Source: The News Journal    Date: June 25, 2015

Local PD respond to gang-related threats (Ocean View, DE): In a Monday morning email, Baltimore Police warned law enforcement that various gangs could be partnering up to take out officers. Ocean View Police chief Ken McLaughlin says the three gangs mentioned have had a long presence on Delmarva.
Source: WMDT 47 News    Date: April 27, 2015

2 gang members convicted of murder in 2012 shootings at Delaware soccer tournament (Wilmington, DE): Two gang members who prosecutors say were out to avenge a friend's death and to silence a witness to an earlier killing have been convicted of murder in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting in Delaware that left three people dead.
Source: FOX News    Date: November 21, 2014

City man admits to shooting (Wilmington, DE): A Wilmington man admitted to the July 13, 2013 shooting of Walter Shorts on Monday. Keenan Wheeler, 21, entered guilty pleas to manslaughter and a weapons charge in New Castle County Superior Court and now faces a minimum mandatory five years in prison and up to 50 years behind bars.
Source: The News Journal    Date: November 10, 2014

Two arrested, three more wanted in Dover gang-related robbery (Dover, DE): Dover Police are investigating a Monday night gang-related robbery. Police say two teens were riding their bicycles in the Capital Green Housing Development when five local gang members approached them. The five male suspects then started shouting gang related statements at them as well as throwing up possible gang signs.
Source: WGMD News    Date: August 6, 2014

Dover Bloods gang targeted in prosecutor's initiative (Dover, DE): Six Dover residents were among 21 people charged in an eight-month initiative by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office to reduce gang activity, including eight documented members or associates of the Bloods gang, according to Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
Source: The Citizen    Date: July 9, 2014

AG Biden, City of Wilmington seek to shutdown East Side gang house (Wilmington, DE): The City of Wilmington is teaming up with Attorney General Beau Biden to assist a neighborhood plagued by gang violence. Mayor Dennis Williams and Biden announced Monday they've filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to shut down a gang clubhouse on the city's East Side.
Source: WDDE News    Date: April 21, 2014

Gang retaliation suspected in Wilmington stabbing (Wilmington, DE): A man stabbed early this afternoon near Chestnut Street was a rival gang member of another man who was shot yesterday in the same area, a Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 12, 2014

G.R.E.A.T. Program introduced at Smyrna, Clayton schools (Smyrna, DE): Students in the district and Providence Creek Academy were introduced to a new, broader program this year: G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training).
Source: Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times     Date: February 7, 2014

Delaware Supreme Court upholds anti-gang law (Wilmington, DE): The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the state’s anti-gang law in a unanimous decision made public Thursday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 26, 2013

10 indicted in Wilmington gang activity (Wilmington, DE): Prosecutors and police unsealed a massive 14-page, 24-count indictment today naming 10 defendants in a criminal street gang, called the SureShots, that was tied to the July daylight slayings at a soccer tournament in Eden Park.
Source: The News Journal    Date: December 4, 2012

21-year-old man gets prison in Wilmington gang war case (Wilmington, DE): The last prosecution related to a 2010 gang war in Wilmington that left three dead and involved a half-dozen shootings concluded this week with a defendant admitting to criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangering.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 31, 2012

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