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Gang intervention innovator gives keynote address to group mentoring young black men (Kansas City, MO): The founder of the world’s largest gang intervention program visited Kansas City Tuesday night to share his experiences of working with young men in the Los Angeles ghetto. Father Greg Boyle was in town serving as the keynote speaker for the biggest fundraiser of the year for KC’s Higher Aspirations, a community group that aims to mentor young black men and teach them how to resist a life of crime.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: November 17, 2015

Retired KCK police officer interprets gang graffiti to alert police, community to potential violence (Kansas City, MO): A retired police officer is spending his days deciphering graffiti gang codes in the Kansas City area, and teaching others how to do the same. To the untrained eye these are random letters, numbers, and symbols but when combined carries a dangerous message.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: August 26, 2015

Man living gang life speaks out (St Louis, MO): He grew up around the gang life in the St. Louis area.​ “Waking up in the morning and going to the kitchen you see some people you don’t even know in the front room just doing drugs,” said a man we will call “Dave”.
Source: KTVI FOX 2 News    Date: July 29, 2015

Homicides are down, but assaults are up (Springfield, MO): The latest crime numbers from the Springfield Police Department are out, and they show that homicides are down. So are rapes and robberies. But, not all violent crime has decreased.
Source: KSPR 33 News    Date: July 21, 2015

Key to peace, justice is kinship, Jesuit priest tells fellow clergy (St. Louis, MO): The key to peace and justice is kinship, said a Jesuit priest who has worked with Los Angeles gangs for years. “If kinship were our goal, we wouldn’t be seeking justice, we’d be celebrating it!” Father Greg Boyle said June 29 in St. Louis at the assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests.
Source:    Date: July 7, 2015

Activist Jesuit priest offers inspiration for St. Louis audience (St. Louis, MO): Searching for inspiration, hundreds of religious leaders joined community members, including some active in Ferguson, at the Marriott airport hotel Monday to listen to a Los Angeles-based Jesuit priest known nationally for his 30 years of work with former gang members.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: June 29, 2015

Law enforcement mum about local gangs for a reason (St. Joseph, MO): It’s difficult for local law enforcement agencies to talk about gangs in St. Joseph because that’s exactly what they want. Lt. Shawn Collie with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office is well versed in organized criminal activity in the county and city. In his experience, he said there’s not a single area where gang activity takes place in this community. It’s more transient than most people realize
Source: St. Joseph News-Press    Date: June 14, 2015

Neighborhood gathers to promote peace (Columbia, MO): Ridgeway neighborhood residents gathered Saturday afternoon at the Restoration Outreach Christian Center on the corner of Grand and Forest avenues as a part of the church’s Promoting Positivity Through Spirituality campaign.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: May 31, 2015

Boys & Girls Club students remove graffiti (Springfield, MO): Springfield students hit the street today with paint and rollers to get rid of graffiti, and make Springfield neighborhoods more inviting. "It’s very nice to get this off of here, I don't see why someone would ever want to say something so mean about someone,” said 14-year-old Trinity Reece as she painted over graffiti on a garage door.
Source: KSPR 33 News    Date: May 9, 2015

Community cleanup scheduled to remove graffiti throughout Springfield (Springfield, MO): Adjacent to a walking trail in downtown Springfield sits a building spray painted with some very colorful images. Some might call it artwork, but to others, it's an eye sore. "Incidents of graffiti are fairly common here in Springfield," said Springfield Police Sgt. Justin Gargus.
Source: KY3 News    Date: April 14, 2015

St. Louis man gets 25 years for killing 9-year-old boy (St. Louis, MO): A former St. Louis gang member, on parole when he fatally shot a 9-year-old boy in 2013 while hunting down a suspected rival, has been sentenced to prison for 25 years.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: March 6, 2015

Man accused in officer's wounding tied to 'Southwest Honkey' gang (Springfield, MO): The two words are tattooed across the chests of men in Springfield and Joplin. The same words have surfaced in court papers about stolen guns, vehicle thefts, drugs.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: February 5, 2015

Court documents: Meth, guns found in home of Southwest Honkey gang member (Springfield, MO): Springfield police recovered meth, marijuana and a pair of guns from the home of a known Southwest Honkey gang member earlier this month, according to court documents.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: December 28, 2014

JC shooting suspect connected to gang-related Columbia shooting (Columbia, MO): ABC 17 took a closer look into the suspects in a double shooting in Jefferson City Monday afternoon. We found one of the suspects, Tavion Jones, is no stranger to authorities.
Source: ABC 17 News    Date: December 23, 2014

St. Louis man sentenced to life in prison for 2011 gang-initiation murder (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for pulling the trigger in a 2011 murder that started as a gang initiation.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: December 9, 2014

St. Louis man sentenced to life in prison for 2011 gang-initiation murder (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for pulling the trigger in a 2011 murder that started as a gang initiation.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: December 9, 2014

Man charged in shooting of gang members (Joplin, MO): A rural Joplin man previously charged with abandoning the corpse of a gang member faces new charges in the shooting of another gang member.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: September 22, 2014

Drug offenses up, assaults and gang activity down (Springfield, MO): Incidents involving weapons make up only a slice of the calls that Springfield Public Schools' in-house police force responds to each year.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: September 21, 2014

For St. Louis gangs, Ferguson has become a recruiting tool (Ferguson, MO): As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig "Shine" Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang member who’d befriended him two nights earlier.
Source: Newsweek    Date: August 20, 2014

Gang with ties to Mexican Mafia traced to Springfield (Springfield, MO): A gang with ties to the Mexican mafia is making its presence known locally. An undercover officer KOLR10 News spoke with says Sureno gang members have found their way to Springfield.
Source: KOLR10 News    Date: August 1, 2014

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