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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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Gangs in Mississippi ‘are more organized than some of our state agencies,’ agents say (Jackson, MS): A man was shot in the face in Pearl last year as he drove down I-20. Police initially thought the shooting might have been a road rage incident, but they later determined it was a hit called down by the Aryan Brotherhood, according to the Pearl Police Department.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: August 10, 2017

Tattoo Artists Are Covering Up Racist And Gang Related Ink For Free (Horn Lake, MS): Tattoo artists in Mississippi are working to cover up racist and gang related ink for free.
Source:    Date: August 1, 2017

Kidnapper’s sentence a victory in holding gang members accountable, DA says (Pascagoula, MS): A member of a street gang has been ordered to serve 22 years in prison for kidnapping a woman because he and others thought she was a police informant.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 20, 2017

The City of Hattiesburg's gang problem (Hattiesburg, MS): In the past seven months, there have been 29 shootings in the Hub City. Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore said all 29 are gang related.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: July 20, 2017

Another alleged Simon City Royal gang member sentenced in coast kidnapping case (Jackson County, MS): An alleged member of the Simon City Royals street gang was sentenced to serve 22 years in prison on kidnapping and conspiracy charges in Jackson County Thursday.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 20, 2017

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

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