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Meridian quadruple drive-by shooting an act of gang retaliation (Meridian, MS): A drive-by shooting near the Highway Village Apartments earlier this month was an act of gang retaliation that wounded four innocent bystanders at a birthday party, police said.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: July 18, 2017

11 arrested in drug, gang investigation of The Hill in Vancleave, sheriff says (Jackson County, MS): A drug-trafficking investigation has led to 11 arrests involving alleged gang activity at The Hill, a Vancleave area known for years for illegal drug and property crime arrests.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 18, 2017

19 arrested, most alleged gang members, in multi-agency roundup in Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg, MS): Nineteen people, most of whom police say are affiliated with street gangs, have been arrested over the last few days in a multi-agency roundup in the Hattiesburg area.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 17, 2017

M.A.G.I. course informs officers on gangs, gang-related activity (Meridian, MS): Officers and agents from across Mississippi have been in at Meridian Community College's Workforce Development Center for a special training course on Gangs. The Mississippi Association of gang investigators gathers and updates information on gangs, gang members, gang violence and other gang-related activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: July 14, 2017

Five men arrested on federal drug trafficking charges (Gulfport, MS): After a two-year multi-agency drug investigation, five Picayune men have been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges. A release from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics states that the five men, alleged members of a Pearl River County drug-trafficking organization, had initial appearances Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: June 15, 2017

They wanted tougher penalties for gang crimes. The bill failed, but they won’t give up. (Gulfport, MS): The Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators honored State Sen. Brice Wiggins and District Attorney Tony Lawrence for their efforts to fight street gangs.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 2, 2017

Moss Point gang member sentenced in fatal shooting (Jackson County, MS): A Jackson County judge sentenced a gang member to life in prison Friday for the January shooting death of a Pascagoula man.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 26, 2017

George County battles gang epidemic (George County, MS): Nestled in the 484 square miles of rural George County - largely unseen and hidden from the naked eye - is a gang problem fueled by drugs. "Who would of ever thought George County had a gang problem?" said Sheriff Keith Havard.
Source: WLOX News    Date: May 24, 2017

Mississippi man sentenced in first-ever transgender hate crime trial (Gulfport, MS): Josh Vallum, a statewide officer with the Latin Kings street gang, received a sentence of 49 years Monday in the first-ever federal hate crime prosecution against a killer of a transgender person.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 15, 2017

Jackson County gang members enter pleas in federal drug probe (Jackson County, MS): Three members of the Black Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords have pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges, court records show.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 1, 2017

Newton police chief: Murder gang related involving a 'hit' (Newton, MS): "We've had murders before, but nothing like this," says Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry. He's talking about a murder investigation that has resulted in more than a half dozen arrests. According to the chief, more arrests will be made. Officers say the probe is more complex because it involves gang activity and an apparent "order to kill" the victim.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: April 25, 2017

Gang bill's author stalls hybrid version (Mississippi): A "gang bill" seemed set to pass the Mississippi Legislature Tuesday after lawyers, lawmakers and law enforcement had pored over it to make sure everyone agreed on the language. Then two representatives stalled it on a point of order.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: March 28, 2017

Bloods street gang member admits trafficking drugs in Moss Point (Pascagoula, MS): The Bloods street gang member squalled like a baby when he found out he was going to federal prison for 12 years for drug-trafficking charges in January, but he managed to hold it together Thursday when he pleaded guilty to state drug charges.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 11, 2017

Officials: 7 gang members face federal drug charges (Hattiesburg, MS): Seven members of the Black Gangster Disciples street gang have been arrested on federal drug charges in a two year multi-agency operation. Five residents of Pike County, a Lincoln County resident and a resident of Belvidere, Illinois, were taken into custody in the early morning hours on Wednesday, officials said.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: March 10, 2017

Update: George County drug probe targets alleged gang members, others (George County, MS): In a pre-dawn drug operation Thursday, local, state and federal authorities started rounding up suspects, some of them alleged gang members, accused in the distribution and possession of prescription painkillers and high-grade meth known as ICE on the streets, George County Sheriff Keith Havard said.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 9, 2017

Sheriff: Gang members busted in drug sting dubbed ‘Operation Showtime’ (George County, MS): A pre-dawn surprise for suspected drug dealers. George County deputies teamed up Lucedale police and the newly created South Mississippi Narcotics Task Force on Thursday morning to go after alleged drug dealers.
Source: WLOX News    Date: March 9, 2017

Alleged gang member got life for murder, but he’s accused in another slaying (Greene County, MS): Alleged gang member Welford Levi “Pork Chop” McCarty lost his freedom last week when he received a life sentence plus three years for the March 2013 shooting death and dismemberment of a man he thought was a snitch in Greene County.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: February 24, 2017

House puts adults on hook for gang activity by minors (Mississippi): Individuals who influence children to participate in gang or gang-related activities could be found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor if House Bill 240 becomes law.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 7, 2017

FBI: 8 more alleged gang members arrested on the coast (George County, MS): Just hours after six people in George County and one in Washington state were arrested, another eight members or associates of street gangs were picked up on federal drug charges on the coast.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 3, 2017

6 alleged gang members arrested in George County (George County, MS): Six people accused of being members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciple street gang were arrested on federal drug charges in Mississippi, and one in Washington early Thursday morning.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 2, 2017

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