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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Researchers Probe Criminal Gang Life in Rural Mississippi (Clarksdale, MS): Clarksdale, Mississippi largely is known for the dire poverty that many of its 16,272, mostly Black citizens endure and for a blues music culture drawing fans from around the globe. That Delta town is a far cry from, say, Chicago, with its own international attractions — and its run-on of headlines about violence committed by, among others, gang members.
Source: Diverse: Issues In Higher Education    Date: May 2, 2018

HPD operation leads to 6 arrests, 4 stolen guns recovered (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police cracked down in the Hub City on Thursday, making six arrests and recovering four stolen weapons.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: April 27, 2018

U.S. Attorney Touts 'Project EJECT' Sting of Alleged Gangsters, Criminals (Jackson, MS): U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst called a press conference at the United States Courthouse downtown Monday to release some details about the results of a recent cooperative sting to go after a mix of alleged criminals with outstanding warrants, gang members and their associates, and sex offenders.
Source: Jackson Free Press    Date: April 17, 2018

45 arrested in Jackson anti-gang operation (Jackson, MS): Many of those arrested in a gang enforcement operation in Jackson last week could be prosecuted under Project Eject, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: April 16, 2018

Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs (Mississippi): When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny blond adolescent had to show he was tough enough to become a Black Gangster Disciple.
Source: The Guardian    Date: April 5, 2018

Only Black People Prosecuted Under Mississippi Gang Law Since 2010 (Jackson, MS): In the lead-up to this year's legislative session in Mississippi, supporters of a tougher gang law in the state talked a lot about the need to arrest white people. But in an ironic twist, the Jackson Free Press has learned that everyone arrested under the existing gang law from 2010 through 2017 were African American.
Source: Jackson Free Press    Date: March 29, 2018

Latest on the gang treaty signed in Meridian (Meridian, MS): Perhaps one of the biggest steps to help curb crime in Meridian recently happened with very little fanfare. It's a peace treaty that has been signed. A former local gang member says older leaders from more than a half dozen gangs in Meridian have signed it. Minister Demetric Mitchell coordinated the effort.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: March 28, 2018

Meridian gangs sign peace treaty (Meridian, MS): Fifth Street Baptist Church in Meridian is creating ways for teens to get out and make a positive impact in the community. One church leader has done just that by getting Meridian gangs to sign a peace treaty.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: March 17, 2018

Monitor Warned About Gang Influence at Mississippi Prison (Jackson, MS): A woman who monitored a privately-run prison for Mississippi officials told them in 2015 that gang members were "running things."
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: March 13, 2018

Gang activity ‘has increased alarmingly’ in South Mississippi. Here’s where it’s happening. (South MS): Simon City Royal gang member Welford Lee McCarty, aka “Pork Chop,” shot and killed a fellow gang member, the force of the gunshot blast thrusting the victim’s body into a makeshift grave in rural Greene County.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 5, 2018

Gang bill shot down again (Jackson, MS): A legislative effort to broaden the definition of gangs and criminal gang activity appears to have failed for the second straight year.
Source: Mississippi Today    Date: February 27, 2018

Gang bill's authors urge House to open it up for debate (Jackson, MS): Just put the bill up for debate, say crafters of the Anti-Gang Act, or Senate Bill 2868.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 22, 2018

MDOC, DPS commissioners explain gang number discrepancy (Jackson, MS): Confusing wording led to a discrepancy in the release of gang numbers in Mississippi's correctional system, according to a joint statement from state officials. That discrepancy between a report by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security's Analysis and Information Center in its Gang Threat Assessment earlier this month and the response last week to an open records request from two lawmakers has added fuel to the debate over a bill now pending in the House that's designed to crack down on gang-related crime.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 21, 2018

Why did MDOC tell 2 senators gang number is half what was previously reported amount? (Jackson, MS): The number of gang members in the state's prison system released in a public records request by two Mississippi senators is half that published in the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security's gang threat assessment, according to the state Public Defender's Office.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 19, 2018

Opposition to anti-gang bill in MS says bill targets African-Americans (Jackson, MS): The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is speaking out against an anti-gang bill. During a public hearing at the capitol, community groups voiced their concerns about the bill.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: February 17, 2018

Gangster Disciples member sentenced for violent incident involving repo men (West Memphis, MS): A West Memphis gang member was sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison, according to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Marvin Meux, 45, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: February 16, 2018

Gang Bill Could Increase Prison Costs, Disparately Affect African Americans (Jackson, MS): Proposed legislation to crack down on gangs statewide could lead to increased prison costs, a move that would counteract the state's progress in decreasing the number of inmates—and taxpayer dollars used to incarcerate those inmates—since 2014.
Source: Jackson Free Press    Date: February 15, 2018

Never Back Down: Mississippi Escalates War on Gangs (Jackson, MS): Four 16-year-olds are standing on a street corner in Richland, Miss., all wearing identical hoodies.
Source: Jackson Free Press    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang bill faces criticism from Black Caucus, other organizations (Jackson, MS): At least a half dozen experts emphasized Wednesday at a Legislative Black Caucus at the Capitol their opposition to a gang bill working its way through the Mississippi Legislature.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 14, 2018

'Anti-Gang' Bills: One Alive As Experts Warn About Downside (Jackson, MS): Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, did not want to debate the "anti-gang" bill for long this morning, and after about half an hour, he tabled House Bill 541, noting that the Senate had already passed its version of the legislation. Gipson will likely take up that bill when it comes over to the House of Representatives.
Source: Jackson Free Press    Date: February 8, 2018

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