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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

Alleged Simon City Royals gang leader decides not to plead guilty (Jackson, MS) : A reputed Mississippi street gang leader has decided not to plead guilty in a racketeering case and will go to trial in January, federal court records say.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: October 25, 2013

Gang members plead guilty to possession of firearm, drugs (Hattiesburg, MS): Two gang members pleaded guilty to possession of a fire arm, and possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine on Wednesday in Hattiesburg.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: October 23, 2013

Former officer shot by gangster leads charge against gang violence (Batesville, MS): A former Batesville police officer, shot by a teenage gangster almost 20 years ago, is helping to lead the charge against gang violence in North Mississippi. Several recent shootings in Panola and neighboring counties have been blamed on an increase in gang activity.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News    Date: October 2, 2013

Men in North Mississippi answer 'Call to Action' to curb youth violence (Southaven, MS): About two dozen men — educators, law enforcement, ministers and fathers — gathered inside a banquet room at the Holiday Inn in Southaven on a recent Thursday night.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 14, 2013

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