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Lawrence violent crime rate up in 2016; role of marijuana sales questioned in increase (Lawrence, KS): Lawrence Police Capt. Anthony Brixius concedes the city’s latest crime statistics for 2016 don’t reflect the image many residents may have of their community. “I don’t think we are a sleepy college town,” Brixius said.
Source: Lawrence Journal-World    Date: June 19, 2017

One person killed in gang-related shooting, police say (Wichita, KS): Police were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night in a strip mall parking lot at 13th and Vesta, between Oliver and Hillside.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: June 17, 2017

Don’t want youths joining gangs? Give them hope and opportunity, civic leaders say (Wichita, KS): When Beni Santibanez hears about the latest drive-by shooting or clashes between gangs, he shakes his head. That used to be him. “We were the one causing all the wreckage in the ’90s,” Santibanez said. Gangs arrived in Wichita in force then, sending homicide numbers soaring to unseen heights. Drive-by shootings became a nightly occurrence.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: May 30, 2017

Gang members urinating on rival’s grave may have spurred slaying (Topeka, KS): Street gang members urinating on the grave of a rival gang member may have triggered a retaliatory shooting that killed a 20-year-old man in April 2016, a Topeka police detective testified Monday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: May 15, 2017

Community activists, WPD team up to keep youth from gangs (Wichita, KS): Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said his department is seeing a rise in gang activity, and with summer right around the corner, the chief called a meeting with several community action programs.
Source: KSN 3 News    Date: May 10, 2017

Ex-gang members work with law enforcement to evoke change (Wichita, KS): Concerns about recent gang violence have prompted a local group to hit the streets. Hope for the Hood Ministries is a group of community members, some of which are ex-gang members, that are now working with the police to improve their neighborhoods.
Source: KSN 3 News    Date: April 18, 2017

After Fatal Shooting, Kansas City No Violence Alliance Rounds Up Gang Members (Jackson County, KS): A group enforcement by the Kansas City No Violence Alliance over the last several months led to nine felony charges, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.
Source: KCUR 89.3    Date: March 30, 2017

Topeka police expert on gangs: Gang violence factored into 2016 drive-by slaying (Topeka, KS): Two men charged with a drive-by shooting death were gang members, as was the victim, a Topeka police expert on local gangs testified on Friday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: January 6, 2017

KCPD says anti-violence initiative is helping reduce gang-related crime (Kansas City, KS): While Kansas City continues to mourn for the increasing number of people murdered in 2016, KCPD says in a report posted December 23 that its anti-violence initiative did some good work.
Source: KSHB 41 News    Date: December 29, 2016

Suspect arrested in shooting that left four dead (Jackson County, KS): A 23-year-old alleged gang member is scheduled to go on trial Monday for murder, accused in a 2014 fatal shooting in Kansas City.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 8, 2016

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

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