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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Getting to the root of crime in Columbus (Columbus, GA): Mayor Teresa Tomlinson tells News 3 at least 12 of the 26 murders this year are considered gang related. Columbus Police also believe some of the murders are due to retaliation.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: September 19, 2017

Savannah teen in fatal Sunday shooting held on probation violation (Savannah, GA): A judge on Monday ordered a 16-year-old self-proclaimed gang member detained for violating an earlier probation in wake of an early Sunday shooting in which the victim died.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: September 18, 2017

Three Gangster Disciples members arrested in July shooting at Club Fetish, police say (Columbus, GA): Columbus police have arrested three of the four alleged Gangster Disciple gang members accused of firing shots at bouncers July 4 following a dispute in Club Fetish.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 15, 2017

Supreme Court rules against 2 Moultrie murderers (Atlanta, GA): The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld murder conviction and life prison sentence for Demetrius Daniels, and Tobias Thomas, of Colquitt Co.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: September 13, 2017

56 murder defendants at Muscogee County Jail. ‘Nobody kills by themselves anymore’ (Columbus, GA): As homicides continue to proliferate on the streets of Columbus, the violence is not only impacting residential neighborhoods. The Muscogee County Jail is now packed with an unprecedented number of murder defendants —56 to be exact.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 9, 2017

Gangster Disciples is largest street gang in Columbus, according to police, sheriff (Columbus, GA): To understand the extent of the gang problem in Columbus, the first place to look is the Muscogee County Jail. On Wednesday, about 400 of the 1,066 inmates in the facility were validated members of one street gang or another, Sheriff Donna Tompkins said this week.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 7, 2017

Two teens charged with murder in Crips gang-related slaying (Marietta, GA): Two teenagers are in custody and facing murder charges for their alleged roles in a fatal Marietta gang-related shooting last month.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: September 6, 2017

Public safety officials: Gang violence on the rise in Columbus (Columbus, GA): “I believe that we do have a gang issue in Columbus," says Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman. But Countryman says the real question we should be addressing is 'How do we fix this problem?' Countryman has been in public safety for nearly 28 years, but he says the recent crime and gang issue in Columbus is getting out of hand.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: September 6, 2017

Henry County authorities unite to derail gang activity (Henry County, GA): School has been in full swing for nearly six weeks and students may have new friends in their social circles and new fashions in their closets. Parents should be aware, though, that some changes may be red flags for gang activity.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: September 5, 2017

LPD fights gangs with prevention (LaGrange, GA): During a recent meeting of the LaGrange City Council, several citizens stepped forward and asked what is being done by the city to keep children out of gangs. One of the central points of discussion was what efforts the city and the LaGrange Police Department are making to stop gangs through prevention, community outreach and education.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: September 4, 2017

Bloods leader receives 25 years in prison (Brunswick, GA): Calvin Duane Lewis, accused leader of the Rollin’ 20s — the local set of the Bloods street gang — received 25 years in prison Monday for his role in the gang’s drug trafficking conspiracy and associated crimes.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: August 28, 2017

Columbus detectives arrest two teenage burglary suspects, clearing 6 cases (Columbus, GA): Two teenagers are in Muscogee County Jail after police say they were caught Wednesday connected to five home burglaries and one stolen vehicle case.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: August 25, 2017

Alleged gang members charged in burglary ring after police chase ends with crash (Columbus, GA): Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly fleeing Columbus police in a in stolen SUV used in five residential burglaries, authorities said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: August 25, 2017

Reporting crimes to officers makes for a safer community (Dothan, GA): Communicating is one of the main ways police officers are able to solve crimes they often ask for help from you through social media and even through our broadcasts.
Source: DothanFirst    Date: August 25, 2017

Man gets life sentence for 2016 murder (Troup County, GA) : Jerry Carston was found guilty of murder Thursday at Troup County Superior Court, according to assistant district attorney James Powers. The court sentenced him to life plus 45 years for a shooting that happened in 2016.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: August 25, 2017

Gangster Disciple faces life without parole as repeat offender (Marietta, GA): An alleged member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, who have a long history in the metro Atlanta area, is facing life in prison for his role in a 2015 murder in Austell.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: August 24, 2017

Street Gangster Convicted In Deadly Armed Robbery In Cobb (Marietta, GA): A Mableton man associated with the Gangster Disciples street gang has been convicted of murder in a 2015 armed robbery at an apartment complex, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced Thursday. Darius Jarrell Dunn, 25, was convicted by a Cobb jury this week, the DA said.
Source: South Cobb Patch    Date: August 24, 2017

Good News: New anti-gang initiative (Savannah, GA): Starting a movement to lead young people in Savannah down the right path. The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club introduced a new anti-gang initiative on Wednesday, presenting the program to members of the community and community leaders.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: August 23, 2017

Two plead guilty to 2014 fight, shooting outside Lawrenceville high school (Lawrenceville, GA): Two men accused of accidentally shooting their friend during a fight near a high school in Lawrenceville in 2014 pleaded guilty rather than going to trial last week.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: August 21, 2017

Gang trio gets prison in Cobb gun shop robbery that ended in gunfire (Cobb County, GA): Three gang members were each recently sentenced to a decade of prison time for robbing a gun shop in Cobb County about a year ago.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 17, 2017

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