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Bill to toughen sentences for gang crimes headed to Senate for vote (Frankfort, KY): House Bill 315 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, but not without concern from some. Advocates and opponents of the bill agreed that gang violence is an issue in the Commonwealth, and needs to be addressed to help at-risk youth.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: March 14, 2017

FBI Special Agent in Charge says gangs are an issue in Metro (Louisville, KY): The special agent in charge of the FBI Louisville field office said gangs across the Metro are changing. Special Agent in Charge Amy Hess said gangs in Louisville are less affiliated with nationally recognized gangs and more localized.
Source: WLKY News    Date: March 8, 2017

LMPD Chief says he supports Gang Violence Prevention bill (Louisville, KY): The Louisville police chief is asking lawmakers to consider approving a proposed bill that would change the way the commonwealth defines criminal grans.
Source: WLKY News    Date: March 7, 2017

Two Fayette Co. schools vandalized with race-, gang-related graffiti (Lexington, KY): Fayette County school district leaders say graffiti had to be cleaned up at Henry Clay High School and Breckinridge Elementary School after the two schools were vandalized over the weekend.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: March 6, 2017

Gang violence prevention bill passes state House, 91-3 (Frankfort, KY): Children ages 11 and 12 and even younger are being recruited by criminal gangs in Kentucky, Rep. Robert Benvenuti told the state House Friday as he explained his bill to crack down on gangs and gang violence.
Source: Floyd County Times    Date: February 28, 2017

House committee passes bill to toughen sentences for gang crimes (Frankfort, KY): The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would change Kentucky laws relating to gang violence. House Bill 315, also know as the Gang Violence Protection Act, would toughen sentencing guidelines for crimes determined to be a part of gang activity.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: February 22, 2017

10 days, 82 arrests: Anti-gang efforts touted (Louisville, KY): Beaten repeatedly in the face the evening of Aug. 8, 2015, landlord Larry Thomas spent months at the hospital in a coma before he died in March 2016.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: January 23, 2017

Police to mount large-scale war on gangs (Louisville, KY): Louisville's police force is mounting its largest war on gangs, with a task force that will combine local and federal law enforcement and prosecutors.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: January 9, 2017

Sheriff: Growing gang activity may be influencing drug trade here (Henderson County, KY): A nine-month drug investigation by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force has generated two things: almost 100 people charged or in the process of it, and information that suspected gangs could be gaining a foothold in the county.
Source: The Gleaner    Date: December 21, 2016

Metro Council approves spending budget surplus on public safety (Louisville, KY): The Louisville Metro Council is hoping extra cash for the police department will help curb violence in the city. The Metro has seen recording-breaking violence this year. Chief Steve Conrad said homicides are up 43 percent this year, compared to the same time last year.
Source: WLKY News    Date: December 16, 2016

Council members grill Conrad over violence (Louisville, KY): Frustrated Metro Council members peppered Police Chief Steve Conrad with questions for nearly two and a half hours Wednesday about the city's record number of shootings and homicides.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: December 15, 2016

Lawmakers take aim at gangs (Louisville, KY): Frustrated with gangs, lawmakers are aiming to change a bill. They are trying to make it easier for police to put gang members in jail, which is hard to do under the current state law.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: November 4, 2016

Police: Known gang member had pot in underwear (Louisville, KY): Louisville Metro Police said they arrested a known member of a street gang Wednesday after they found marijuana in her underwear.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: October 27, 2016

Taking Back Your Streets: Going after gangs (Lousiville, KY): They are the ones getting most of the guns, drugs and bad guys off the street. "We're out there with them every day, seven days a week," Louisville Metro Police Department Ninth Mobile Division Commander Lieutenant Billy Hibbs said.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: October 27, 2016

Gangs attract at-risk youth in Louisa (Louisa, KY): Violent incidents involving young people in Louisa County this summer, some of which may be gang-related, spurred Lonnie Quarles to do something to stem the tide of dysfunction.
Source: The Central Virginian    Date: September 8, 2016

FBI to increase role in battling gangs, drugs (Louisville, KY): FBI agents out of the Louisville Division are going to increase their role in battling gangs and the drug trade here and across Kentucky after a surge of activity.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: September 8, 2016

Man shot Friday, homicide tally reaches 80 (Louisville, KY): With four months still left in the year, Louisville has reached 2015's decades-high count of 80 homicides. The grim statistic puts the city on pace to top 100 slayings, a level of deadly violence not seen in Louisville since at least the 1970s.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: September 3, 2016

Police beef up patrols to quell gang tensions (Louisville, KY): A war between two rival gangs has left several wounded and dead this summer, including a 14-year-old and 21-year-old whose funerals are Friday.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: September 2, 2016

Louisville gangs using social media to recruit kids (Louisville, KY): A new danger is lurking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Officials say Louisville gangs are using social media sites to recruit kids and bolster their images. Last week, police say there was a drive-by shooting in the Smoketown neighborhood near Jacob and Clay Streets. Investigators say Troyvonte Hurt's friend tried to fire back at the car, but he mistakenly shot the 14-year-old in the back of the head instead.
Source: WDRB News    Date: August 31, 2016

Teens: Pegasus Parade shooting was over gang beef (Louisville, KY): In an interview with Louisville Metro Police officers, 16-year-old Deshawn Johnson and 15-year-old Jeremiah Carter admitted to being affiliated with a local gang and bringing guns to the Pegasus Parade in case they ran into people they had problems with.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: August 31, 2016

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