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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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Gang member gets life in deadly 2016 drive-by shooting (Fulton County, GA): A 23-year-old gang member was sentenced to life in prison, more than two years after he sprayed a car with bullets, killed a teen and injured a man in southeast Atlanta.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 13, 2018

Program attempts to curb youth gang violence (DeKalb County, GA): Arabia Mountain High School football player Joshua Cook, 17, from Stone Mountain, had a promising college career ahead of him. Cook was set to attend college but was arrested last year, along with two other teens, in the shooting death of Jacquorrius Madison. Cook, Terrance Thornton, and Corey Bryant were accused of trying to steal marijuana from Madison.
Source: The Champion Newspaper    Date: August 13, 2018

Display of crosses painted by kids going back up in Thomson to curb gang violence (Thomson, GA): The recent spike in gang violence in McDuffie County prompted the community to join together to help put a stop to the crime. We recently sat down with Thomson's Police Chief John Seay immediately after a rise in shootings there. He pointed to gang violence, criminal activity that caused ten drive by shootings and two homicides in 45 days this summer.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: August 10, 2018

Juvenile charged with assault, gang offenses (Thomasville, GA): A 12-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault and gang-related offenses in connection with threats with a scope-equipped pellet gun.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise    Date: August 9, 2018

Richmond County ahead of tackling gang issues as AG nominee puts it on his list (Augusta, GA): More than 100 gangs are on record in Richmond County at one point or another. The sheriff's office Gang Intelligence Unit told NewsChannel 6 around 40 or 50 of those gangs are active and they are targeting the leaders and the members. But the Democratic nominee for the state's Attorney General's Office said he has a plan to put gangs away for good.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: August 8, 2018

Now-convicted Macon gang member declared 'I'm a real OG now' after killing (Macon, GA): A 41-year-old Macon gang member was found guilty of murder for the 2017 fatal shooting of a rival gang’s leader. Calvin Stapleton was convicted on charges of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault. Stapleton was sentenced to life in prison without the possibly of parole Wednesday afternoon.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: August 8, 2018

Butts Co. Sheriff's Office: 80 arrested in street gang bust (Butts County, GA): Butts County deputies say an operation to disrupt street gangs resulted in 80 arrests on July 20. Butts County Sheriff's Office says "Operation Disruption" -- in cooperation with the City of Jackson Police Department -- was "designed to disrupt the street gangs operating throughout the City of Jackson and Butts County."
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: August 6, 2018

Youth gang prevention program targets at-risk youth (Savannah, GA): A recent study performed by the Savannah Area Regional Intelligence Center (SARIC) of the Savannah Police Department reported that 65 percent of juvenile and young adults that are arrested were involved in a gang.
Source: WTGS FOX 28    Date: August 6, 2018

Sheriff: Gang members, mom arrested in 'takedown' (Clayton County, GA): Clayton County deputies have arrested five people, four of which they described as "gang members" and one of their moms in a "takedown." In a statement, the Clayton County Sheriff Department said the arrests were part of an investigation into the Brim Blood Gang.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: August 5, 2018

Three Gangster Disciples members charged after threats at Whisperwood Apartments (Columbus, GA): Three young men have been identified as members of the Gangster Disciples, a criminal gang in Columbus, after police investigated trespassing and terroristic threats to a Whisperwood Apartments resident, a criminal gang investigator testified Thursday in Recorder’s Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: August 2, 2018

Gangs in Georgia reach 'crisis' level, say local law enforcement (Savannah, GA): Savannah Police Department statistics report 65 percent of juvenile and young adult arrestees were involved in a gang. Between 2013 and 2015, more than 3,000 youth were arrested for violent and property crimes.
Source: WTGS FOX 28    Date: August 1, 2018

Drug kingpin convicted on 23 counts in US federal court (Macon, GA): A 38-year-old Milledgeville man, described by authorities as a drug kingpin, has been convicted in a major drug case by a federal jury in Macon.
Source: The Union-Recorder    Date: July 31, 2018

Anderson honored as gang investigator of the year (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange Police gang investigator Jarrod Anderson was recently honored as the Western Regional Gang Investigator of the Year. Anderson was recognized at the Georgia Gang Investigator’s Association conference, where investigators from around the state went through case studies and received certification for becoming an intermediate gang investigator.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: July 26, 2018

SPD End Gun Violence statistics show crime reduction (Savannah, GA): Savannah Police Department statistics show the city's End Gun Violence program is curbing violent crime. The program targets the small groups of people who commit the most crimes in Savannah and offers them outreach services to hopefully coax them out of that lifestyle.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 24, 2018

Henry sheriff’s office offers Gang awareness tips for parents (McDonough, GA): As parents prepare their children for a new school year, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Gang Suppression Unit is offering some advice about how to know when a gang targets new recruits. Sgt. Robert Howell of the Henry County Gang Suppression Unit says the new challenge on the local level is dealing with hybrid gangs.
Source: Henry Herald    Date: July 20, 2018

Amid statewide crisis, '40 to 50 percent' of people in Chatham County youth detention have gang ties (Savannah, GA): Results from a recent survey by the Georgia Gang Investigators Association declared a 'gang crisis' in the state. One-hundred fifty-five of the 159 counties in Georgia reported gang activity. The survey placed Chatham County in the top 10 to 20 percent with 34 active gangs and 876 active gang members reported.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 20, 2018

Man killed on Winston Road the day before he was scheduled to appear in court in gang case (Columbus, GA): The web of death and criminal activity along Winston Road was in full view again Thursday morning as crime scene tape stretched across the pavement with Columbus police technicians and detectives diligently working behind it.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: July 19, 2018

Judge gave accused shooter at exclusive Atlanta community probation for past violence (Atlanta, GA): A teen, who was accused of violent armed robbery at age 14, never saw much time in jail. Now he's accused of leaving a wedding patron near death.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: July 16, 2018

WTOC Investigates: Gang activity on the rise in Georgia (Savannah, GA): The Georgia Gang Investigators Association's recent survey found criminal street gangs are on the rise, and the state of Georgia has hit a crisis. The 2017-2018 survey claims 155 of 159 counties in Georgia experience gang activity. It states Chatham County is in the top 10 to 20 percent with 34 active gangs and 876 active gang members reported.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 13, 2018

2 Athens men indicted for alleged gang shooting at Bethel Midtown Village (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted two men for a gang-related shooting three months ago at an apartment north of downtown Athens in which a car occupied by two innocent bystanders was struck by gunfire.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 12, 2018

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