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Four killed in Lexington since Jan. 1 (Lexington, KY): The Lexington Police Department held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to go over the status of several pending murder investigations. In January, there have been 10 gun-related incidents in Lexington including six assaults and four homicides. LPD and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office are concerned about an increase in gun-related crime.
Source: Kentucky Kernel    Date: January 14, 2016

Louisville's year-end violence map paints disturbing picture (Louisville, KY): At least 82 Louisville families will be missing something this Christmas -- a loved one murdered in 2015. There are various theories about why this has been such a violent year, and what to do about it. The 82 homicides represent a 58-percent increase over the previous year, and the number of shootings is up 38 percent. Those on the front lines say the trend will continue if something doesn't change in 2016.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: December 22, 2015

Georgetown police arrest man on charges connected to gang activity (Georgetown, KY): Georgetown police have arrested a group of people they say are part of a gang that has been behind numerous crimes. Police say that victim is a witness to gang crime. They've been investigating a group of eight people calling themselves the Negatively Influenced Gangsters.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: November 18, 2015

Anti-gang program in Fayette County schools (Lexington, KY): Who better to talk straight with kids about the dangers of being in a gang, than a former gang member who was shot up and put in prison? Meet Logan Avritt, a former gang member who leads a program in Fayette County that doesn't attract a lot of attention except with the people who really benefit -- the young students. Avritt lived the life of a gang member.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Police: Another arrest in gang recruitment case (Lexington, KY): Police say they have made yet another arrest in a criminal gang recruitment case in Lexington. Authorities say their investigation began last September, after a gang initiation beating at Whitney Young Park.
Source: WTVQ 36 News    Date: September 24, 2015

Fourth Man Arrested For Criminal Gang Recruitment In Lexington (Lexington, KY): Police have arrested a fourth man accused of recruiting for a Chicago-based street gang in Lexington. Police arrested Arnaz Lee Wheat, 50, Tuesday and charged him with criminal gang recruitment.
Source:    Date: September 2, 2015

Police: Two more suspects arrested on gang recruitment charges (Lexington, KY): Police say they have arrested two more suspects on charges related to criminal gang recruitment. Authorities say the arrests stem from an investigation that revealed the suspects, Arnaz Lee Wheat and Tony McChord Berry Jr. were involved in a gang initiation ritual called a ‘beat in’.
Source: WTVQ 36 News    Date: September 2, 2015

Three Men Charged With Gang Recruitment In Lexington (Lexington, KY): Police in Lexington have arrested three men accused of recruiting for a Chicago street gang. According to court documents, the beat-in gang initiation required the prospective member to endure a five-minute assault. Police say through surveillance, officers learned gang members were soliciting prospects to join the Black P. Stone Nation prior to the initiation.
Source:    Date: August 28, 2015

Three Men Charged With Gang Recruitment In Lexington, 2 Plead Guilty (Lexington, KY): Police in Lexington have arrested three men accused of recruiting for a Chicago street gang. Two of the men admitted to the charges against them and as of Friday afternoon were released.
Source:    Date: August 28, 2015

FBI arrests alleged leader of 'Block Burners' in Louisville (Louisville, KY): Federal authorities arrested the alleged leader of the “Block Burners” Eastside Indianapolis gang in Louisville, Ky., late Tuesday night.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 29, 2015

Fayette County graffiti removal program helps police track gang activity (Lexington, KY): Police say a program that removes graffiti from buildings and structures around the city is also helping them keep tabs on gang activity. For the last nine years the Fayette County Sheriff's Department has been of charge of the program that helps wipe away graffiti in Lexington.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: April 17, 2015

Police chief: 47 percent of shootings in Louisville fatal in 2015 (Louisville, KY): There have been 21 homicides so far this year in Louisville, compared to just four this time last year. The Metro Council's Public Safety Committee wants to know why, so they called upon Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad on Monday.
Source: WLKY News    Date: March 9, 2015

Deputies: Gangs stealing mail in Boone County to fund drug trafficking (Burlington, KY): A mail scam may be funding gang activity in Boone County and it’s costing people thousands of dollars. County officials said thieves are stealing mail to look for signed checks. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said the crime has happened at a number of homes and businesses in the area.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: November 20, 2014

Police: Gang activity on the rise in West Louisville (Louisville, KY): It was August 27th, just before 6:00 p.m when gunshots were heard throughout the Shawnee neighborhood. Shell casings dotted the street in the aftermath. The shooting left 16-month-old Ne'Riah Miller dead and her mother in the hospital. It happened a month ago, but police say crime in the area continues.
Source: WDRB News    Date: September 27, 2014

FBI memo leak on gang violence brings many questions (Louisville, KY): More pressure is mounting for Louisville Metro police as the department tries to ensure safety at upcoming public events. An FBI memo leaked to WAVE 3 News and several media outlets was not meant for the public, but we decided to share it because one of the threats listed concerns the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: April 9, 2014

Listen | 911 calls reporting gang violence (Louisville, KY): A pregnant woman wept into the phone as she described for police the chaos around her; one man yelled and another slurred his words, warning that he might black out from the wound an unruly mob had just inflicted.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: April 9, 2014

Arrest sheds light on group whose mission may be to cause violence (Louisville, KY): An arrest of 18-year-old David Leach is shedding new light on a group of kids whose main mission may be to cause violence.The police report says he was arrested in an area where there have been several police calls for fights and gang activity involving the "YNO" gang.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: April 7, 2014

Activists implicate teen gang in weekend violence, UofL students sound off (Louisville, KY): In an effort to curb further violence at the hands of Louisville youth, members of the west Louisville community opened up about their concerns Thursday.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: March 27, 2014

Is gang activity behind violence at Ky. prison housing Vt. inmates? (Beattyville, KY): Some 205 Vermont inmates remain on lockdown in a Kentucky prison after violence in the facility. Now, Vermont's Corrections Commissioner is investigating if gang activity is to blame.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: January 23, 2014

Two arrested in Victory Park area are gang members (Louisville, KY): Louisville Metro Police have arrested two men they say are connected to a notorious gang. They are some of the city's most hardened criminals and police requested a high bond to prevent a quick release from jail.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: November 22, 2013

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