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Police, public share role in fighting crime (Meridian, MS): In a bid to curtail criminal activity in city, the Meridian Police Department consolidated units to put more officers on the street, improved its relationship with the public and created a gang unit in order to assist in all areas of fighting crime.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: January 25, 2015

FBI and others apprehend gang members on federal drug charges (George County, MS): Six members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciples Street Gang have been arrested on federal drug charges in George County, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: January 13, 2015

Sollie: New gang in town (Meridian, MS): The weekend arrest of alleged gang members by the Meridian Police Department had officials at Monday's East Mississippi Business Development Corporation's Council of Governments talking about gang problems in Meridian and greater Lauderdale County.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: January 13, 2015

MPD Arrests Two for Violent Gang Activity (Meridian, MS): The Meridian Police Department’s Gang Unit has arrested two teenagers for multiple violent charges in the city. Nineteen-year-old Harvey Anderson is charged with two counts aggravated assault, causing a felony by a person under 17, shooting into an occupied vehicle and participating in or conducting gang activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: January 10, 2015

Trial set for alleged gang members in federal case (Oxford, MS): The trial of 14 alleged members of white supremacist prison gang in Mississippi is scheduled for April 27 in U.S. District Court in Oxford. The 14 are each charged with racketeering tied to violent crimes and drug distribution.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: January 6, 2015

Jessica Chambers: Anonymous Goes After Gang Money; Gas Station Employee Cleared (Panola County, MS): When someone set Jessica Chambers on fire in Panola County, Mississippi, they couldn’t have known how much would get scorched before it was all over. A country cries out for justice for the teen who was burning alive when paramedics found her, but died later before identifying her attacker.
Source: WebProNews    Date: December 18, 2014

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

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