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Murder sentence upheld in Wichita restaurant gang shootout (Wichita, KS): The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence of a gang member convicted of murder and 11 other crimes connected to a shootout at a Wichita restaurant.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: November 23, 2016

WPD: 3 recent shootings in Old Town could be gang-related (Wichita, KS): Wichita police say three of the last five shootings in Old Town, dating back to 2012, were gang-related. All three of those cases happened this year, the most recent of which was Sunday. Is gang violence getting worse in Wichita?
Source: KWCH 12 News    Date: October 31, 2016

Kansas officials use this week to keep kids from joining gangs (Topeka, KS): Officials in Kansas are hoping to fight back against gangs. “Parents, educators, young people and community members all play in a role in preventing youth from joining gangs and reporting gang activity to law enforcement,” said Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: October 10, 2016

TPD's new Violent Crimes Initiative cracks down on gang violence (Topeka, KS): Last year, Topeka Police Chief James Brown recognized the need to increase TPD efforts against gang violence in Topeka and formed the Organized Crime and Gang Unit.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: September 8, 2016

Prosecutors won’t seek second Hard 50 against man in gang stabbing (Sedgwick County, KS): Prosecutors have abandoned their plan to seek a second Hard 50 sentence against a man who took part in a brutal gang-related stabbing more than seven years ago.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 6, 2016

‘Baddest of the bad’: New task force targets violent criminals in Wichita area (Wichita, KS) : The gangs and career criminals who rob and shoot their way across the Wichita area don’t know it yet, but four investigators are targeting them.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 5, 2016

Retired KCK officer: Gang problem plaguing city (Kansas City, KS): Late Thursday afternoon, Wyandotte County prosecutors announced charges against Jamaal Lewis - the man they said pulled the trigger and killed Kansas City, Kansas, Police Capt. Robert David Melton.
Source: KSHB 41 News    Date: July 21, 2016

Five members of Sedalia street gang are sentenced in drug case (Kansas City, KS): Five members of a Sedalia street gang have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking. Federal prosecutors in Kansas City said the sentences handed down Monday were the culmination of a two-year investigation into the criminal activities of the group, which was responsible for distributing more than $1 million worth of cocaine.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: June 28, 2016

GCPD changes practice in investigating gang activity, drugs and guns (Garden City, KS): The Garden City Police Department has made some changes to better deal with gang activity, drug usage and distribution, and illegal use of firearms. The GCPD in April decided to work on these three areas collectively after they found many of the same individuals they come across are usually involved in all three types of criminal activity.
Source: The Garden City Telegram    Date: May 29, 2016

TPD arrests suspect in shooting plot linked to recent gang activity (Topeka, KS): Topeka police say they stopped the latest in a string of shooting that plagued the Capital City before it could even happen. Eighteen-year-old Tyron R. Michael was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and aiding a felon.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: May 24, 2016

Topeka police: Recent shootings are drug and gang-related (Topeka, KS): The recent spate of shootings in Topeka were drug-related and the shooters had gang ties. They were not random. That's the word from the Topeka Police Dept., which is assuring residents that it is stepping up its efforts to break up the gangs and track down the criminals involved.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: May 18, 2016

Royal Valley students find a G.R.E.A.T way to stay out of gangs (Topeka, KS): Sixty-four sixth grade students at Royal Valley Middle School graduated from the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T) program on Thursday. "There is a lot of things that I didn't know about drugs and other things that officer Calvert taught us... And it's just really cool," said Kendon Wege, a Royal Valley Middle School Student.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: May 5, 2016

Police: Vandalism at west Wichita mosque is gang-related (Wichita, KS): Graffiti spray-painted onto the side of a west Wichita mosque is gang-related but doesn’t appear to be aimed at Muslims, a Wichita police official said Tuesday. The graffiti is under investigation, police Lt. Jeff Gilmore said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: April 12, 2016

Police: Man shot Monday night in gang-related clash dies (Wichita, KS): A 19-year-old man who was shot Monday night in what police have described as a long-running, gang-related feud has died.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: March 25, 2016

Police: North Wichita shooting was gang related (Wichita, KS): Wichita police say a Monday night shooting on N Waco Avenue began with an argument between two gang affiliated teenagers.
Source: KAKE News    Date: March 22, 2016

KC’s most-feared street gang finally may be history (Kansas City, KS): When a federal judge recently hammered Rashawn Long with a 30-year prison sentence, it may have sealed the coffin of what once was one of Kansas City’s most murderous gangs. The 51st Street Crips shot their way to an unmatched level of notoriety in the late 1990s and early 2000s, authorities say.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 28, 2016

Kansas AG announces Gang Awareness Week (Topeka, KS): Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt Friday announced the state will observe Gang Awareness Week beginning October 12. The project recognizes the need for support from parents, educators, young people and communities to help prevent youth from joining gangs and to report gang activity to law enforcement.
Source: KSN 3 News    Date: October 9, 2015

Jurors to hear of Topeka murder defendant Jermaine Thomas Brown's gang membership; gang expert testifies (Topeka, KS): Jurors will hear testimony that a man charged with the 2012 killing of a woman who was shot nine times when she answered her Topeka residence door is the member of a street gang, a Shawnee County District Court judge ruled Friday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: September 25, 2015

Federal prosecutors join local police, prosecutors to gang up on Topeka gangs (Topeka, KS): Gang activity in Topeka is limited to certain, specific parts of the city, U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said Thursday. Prosecuting crimes under tough federal gun laws can do much to make those neighborhoods safer, Grissom indicated.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 30, 2015

Police believe Hi-Crest shootings tied to gang violence; court records show links as well (Topeka, KS): In 2006, a member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang shot and killed a member of the Traveling Vice Lords gang in Topeka, court records say. In retaliation, the local chief for the Traveling Vice Lords shot and wounded that gunman and shot and killed one of his friends, those records indicate.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 26, 2015

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