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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

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

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