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Four now charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Three more Hattiesburg men have been charged with murder in the Nov. 29 shooting death of Nathan Alexander, bringing to four the number of suspects charged with murder in his death.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: December 15, 2014

9th suspect arrested in Hattiesburg's 12th homicide (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police have arrested the ninth suspect in connection to the city's 12th homicide of 2014. The drive-by shooting that occurred Nov. 29th at 312 West 4th Street and took the life of Hattiesburg resident Nathaniel Alexander, 39.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 9, 2014

Ruffin Charged with Shooting, Gang Activity (Meridian, MS): Just months after being arrested for aggravated assault, a Meridian teenager is behind bars again in another shooting case. Jaylon Ruffin, 15, was charged Wednesday with shooting into a dwelling Nov. 9 and gang activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: December 3, 2014

UPDATE: 8 suspects in custody in connection to 12th homicide (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police have arrested eight suspects in connection to the city's 12th homicide of 2014. The drive-by shooting that occurred Saturday night took the life of Hattiesburg resident Nathaniel Alexander, 39. The suspects appeared in court today for their initial appearance.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 3, 2014

3 of 8 suspects wanted by Hattiesburg police in custody (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police have arrested three of eight suspects in connection to the city's 12th homicide of 2014 and are searching for five more. Anthony Crosby, 22, Brandon McNair, 27, and Michael May, 20, were all arrested Monday evening and charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, as well as street gang activity in connection to the Saturday night shooting death of Nathaniel Alexander, 39.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 2, 2014

MPD Using New Tactics to Combat Gangs (Meridian, MS): Meridian police say they're now more ready than ever to tackle the city's gang problems. The MPD's gang unit attended a training session last week with police from all across the South at an undisclosed location.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: November 20, 2014

Inmates, experts: Gangs rule Miss.'s prisons (Jackson, MS): Inside Mississippi's prisons, gangs rule. If you refuse to join, they will beat you, stab you, addict you, extort you, abuse you and-or rape you. And there is no place to hide because corrections officials won't let you live separately from gangs — despite a state Department of Corrections policy that declares "zero tolerance" for them.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: October 4, 2014

2 Dead, 2 Injured In Early Morning Shooting (Panola County, MS): Mississippi Sheriff Dennis Darby confirms 2 people are dead and two are non-critically injured after a gang-related shooting in the Curtis Community of Panola County.
Source:    Date: September 20, 2014

Walnut Grove prison fight gang-related; four guards suspended (Jackson, MS): Mississippi corrections officials say four guards have been suspended from the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility after a fight among inmates at the prison. Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps gave an update Tuesday on the investigation. He said the fight was gang-related.
Source: WJTV 12 News    Date: July 15, 2014

DeSoto County notes rise in gang activity (Olive Branch, MS): The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office and police departments in Horn Lake, Olive Branch and Southaven are forming a gang task force. "We don't like to say that we have a gang problem, but we do have a gang problem," Sheriff Bill Rasco during a news conference Tuesday at the Olive Branch Police Department.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 25, 2014

DeSoto County communities form anti-gang task force (DeSoto County, MS): There is one certainty about the epidemic of Crime in America. It knows no boundaries. Communities in DeSoto County have in years past been reluctant to acknowledge Memphis' gang problems had filtered down to them. But, recent gang-related violence has now convinced county law enforcement it's time to pull their heads out of the sand.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: June 24, 2014

Meridian authorities work to fight gang-related crime (Meridian, MS): Meridian authorities have a new plan to curve crime in the city. Meridian Police are creating a gang task force unit within the department to help cut down on gang-related crime.
Source: WJTV 12 News    Date: May 14, 2014

After prison gang fight at Miss. prison, monitors call for more training for guards (Jackson, MS): Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 21, 2014

Mississippi sheriff: One inmate killed, seven injured in gang fight at jail outside Jackson (Jackson, MS): One inmate was killed and seven others injured during what authorities called a gang fight at a jail outside Jackson. Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said three inmates remain hospitalized Tuesday but provided few other details on the case that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 1, 2014

Two inmates, no guards reported injured in jail riot (Hinds County, MS): The Hinds County Detention Center's chief administrator said a riot that broke out around 5 p.m. stemmed from an earlier noon fight between members of rival gangs.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: March 31, 2014

School spirit or gang signs? 'Zero Ttlerance' comes under fire (Olive Branch, MS): On the last Friday in January, 15-year-old Dontadrian Bruce was finishing up his biology project at Olive Branch High School. He and his group had constructed a double helix out of Legos, and his teacher asked them to pose for a picture with their project. Bruce smiled and held up three fingers—his thumb, forefinger, and middle finger, palm facing outward.
Source: NBC News    Date: March 9, 2014

Mental exam ordered for alleged gang leader (Hattiesburg, MS): A federal judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a reputed Mississippi street gang leader charged with racketeering.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: January 4, 2014

Plea being negotiated for alleged gang leader (Jackson, MS): Federal court records say prosecutors are negotiating a plea agreement with a reputed Mississippi street gang leader charged with racketeering. Authorities say Jason Marshall Bullock, also known as "Sir J-Mac," is the leader of a Mississippi chapter of the Simon City Royals gang operating in the Hattiesburg area.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: December 18, 2013

Homicides down 32 percent in Mississippi's southernmost counties (Gulfport, MS): Criminal homicides in the three Coast counties have decreased a second consecutive year, with seven fewer killings reported this year than last year. A Sun Herald review of homicides since January shows 15 people have died in criminal acts in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, compared with 22 in 2012 and 34 in 2011.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 30, 2013

Jackson Mayor says recent shootings are gang-related (Jackson, MS): Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist blamed the recent spike in crime and shootings on gangs during today's Jackson Exchange Club meeting.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: November 12, 2013

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