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Delaware teachers taught to recognize gang signs (Rehoboth Beach, DE): When it comes to violence among teens, investigators, parents and educators need to look no further than the phones young people are carrying. That’s the message that gang prevention specialist Ron “Cook” Barrett gave Delaware educators and administrators Monday at the annual East Coast Gang Investigators Association in Rehoboth Beach.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 19, 2016

Alleged gang member slips out side door of DOC center (Wilmington, DE): A teen who was recently indicted for gang involvement walked out a side door and escaped Thursday from the Wilmington corrections facility in which he was being held, a state Department of Correction spokeswoman said.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 16, 2016

Expert: Gang case likely to proceed despite officer's arrest (Wilmington, DE): A gang indictment against 22 young men will probably not be dismissed even though a Wilmington police detective central to the case was accused of making it look as though gang members set his car on fire, according to a Delaware law professor.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 11, 2016

Wilmington cop's alleged arson throws gang arrests into doubt (Wilmington, DE): A sweeping indictment of 22 young men is under scrutiny after a Wilmington police detective central to the case was accused of hiring someone to torch his car and then tried to peg the arson on gang members seeking retaliation.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 10, 2016

School safety committee to tackle violence, cyber bullying (Wilmington, DE): A newly appointed 23-person committee of educators, public safety officials and lawmakers will try to tackle school safety statewide by mid-October.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 2, 2016

Gang rivalry causes deadly summer in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): A rash of teen shootings this summer in Wilmington has been fueled by a deadly rivalry between two street gangs – Shoot To Kill and Only My Brothers – leading authorities to arrest in the last two weeks 20 of 22 young men charged in a sweeping indictment, prosecutors said.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 22, 2016

Teen's death marks 20th juvenile shot in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): The death of a 15-year-old boy on Wilmington's East Side late Monday marked the 20th juvenile to have been wounded or killed by bullets in the city this year – nearly a quarter of all shooting victims in Delaware's largest city.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 20, 2016

Police charge death was gang-related (Wilmington, DE): Three men with gang affiliations were charged with murder and other crimes in the slaying of 15-year-old Brandon Wingo and for violent criminal acts against at least seven other people in the days before and after the May 19 fatal shooting, according to court records.
Source: The News Journal    Date: June 23, 2016

Violence spikes across nation (Wilmington, DE): Wilmington has been rocked with 15 homicides this year, 13 of which were a result of gun violence. The other two included the death of Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, who was beaten in a high school bathroom and later died, and a woman who was stabbed to death with a screwdriver.
Source: The News Journal    Date: June 20, 2016

Residents look for answers to gang activity in the city, schools (Dover, DE): In some respect, gangs are like cockroaches. They tend to scatter when exposed to the light. Dover City Councilman Roy Sudler Jr. attempted to shine some of that light onto the problem of gang violence in the city with a community meeting May 18. Sudler has grown concerned with the apparent increase in gang activity over the past three to four years.
Source: Dover Post    Date: June 1, 2016

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

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