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Louisville Gangs: 'Things are getting out of hand and people are dying' (Lousiville, KY): Police have to look no further than Facebook to find images of young men, holding up guns, money and gang signs with the call letters of their gang right in their profile names. "I'm not surprised -- none whatsoever," Urban Coalition President Neal Robinson told WAVE 3 News. Robinson has worked with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to try to connect with teens on the streets.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: August 29, 2016

LMPD chief: 'This violence has to stop' (Louisville, KY): At the end of a violent week for the Shelby Park area, where a series of shootings left four people dead, Louisville Metro Police Department officials addressed the media and called for an end to gang violence and retaliatory killings.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: August 26, 2016

LMPD raises awareness of gang-related activity (Louisville, KY): Detectives with the Louisville Metro Police Department are raising awareness about gang-related activity in the Metro. LMPD Detective George Dahl spoke at a training session Wednesday regarding youth violence.
Source: WLKY News    Date: August 17, 2016

Experts speak to gang involvement in Shawnee double homicide (Louisville, KY): Wednesday morning police said the investigation into what may have influenced the murder of two teenage boys last weekend is far from over. They said outside influences like gang violence, are among their considerations.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: May 25, 2016

Faith leaders asked to join gun violence fight (Louisville, KY): Mayor Greg Fischer's safe neighborhoods office is asking faith leaders to help them take back Louisville's street as part of a mobilization effort to combat an escalation of shootings and homicides this year.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: May 11, 2016

Investigating gangs in Louisville (Louisville, KY): More than two dozen gangs are on the streets of Louisville. "We don't have a gang problem like California, Oakland or Chicago, but we have a gang problem," councilman David James said. Sayheed Ashanti, who is now a Hood 2 Hood program mentor, speaks openly about the gang issues to help the public understand what is happening in Louisville. "The largeness of Bloods and Crips, they dominate our area of town," Ashanti said.
Source: WDRB News    Date: May 10, 2016

Rival street gangs were involved in two shootings in Versailles (Versailles, KY): Two former Versailles residents allegedly affiliated with the street gang 22 Boys pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court to charges of being illegal aliens who made false statements to the government or on official documents.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader    Date: April 21, 2016

Emails detail why JCPS didn't participate in public safety meeting about gangs (Lousiville, KY): A top Jefferson County Public Schools official says the district's communications office requested he not participate in last week's Louisville Metro Council's public safety committee meeting about gang activity, according to emails obtained by WDRB News.
Source: WDRB News    Date: April 5, 2016

Panel wants answers on gang, youth violence (Louisville, KY): Louisville's police chief will join Jefferson County teacher's union officials at the Metro Council's public safety hearing on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the level of youth violence and gang activity in the city.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: March 30, 2016

Police say there are roughly 25 active gangs in Louisville (Louisville, KY): Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad says the amount of violent crime in the city has increased 4.4 percent in comparison with 2015, according to the most recent data. Chief Conrad spoke about violent crime and gangs in Louisville during a Public Safety Committee meeting on Wednesday. He says there have been 25 murders so far this year and 106 shootings.
Source: WDRB News    Date: March 30, 2016

Councilman wants answers on gang issues (Louisville, KY): Homicides, shootings, and drugs were the topics of conversation at Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting. LMPD answered questions from councilmembers.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: March 2, 2016

LMPD: Shootings up 22 percent this year (Louisville, KY): Shootings are up by 22 percent so far this year, according to Louisville Metro Police officials, who met with Metro Council members Wednesday afternoon to discuss changes to the homicide unit in response to last year's spike in firearm injuries.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: March 2, 2016

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

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