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The gang threat to officers (Aberdeen, MS): Could the shooting of Monroe County Deputy Eric Sloan have been part of a bigger plot by gang members to target and kill law enforcement officers? It's a possibility that authorities like Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell are starting to come to grips with.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: August 27, 2015

Clinton police arrest 8 suspected gang members in chop shop bust (Clinton, MS): Clinton police believe eight people arrested in connection to multiple crimes in the Jackson area are affiliated with the Simon City Royals gang.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: August 14, 2015

Lucedale residents get prison terms in gang-related drug trafficking conspiracy (George County, MS): Two Lucedale residents arrested in an investigation into drug trafficking by Black Gangsta Disciples and their associates have been sentenced for their role in the conspiracy to distribute meth in George County and across southeast Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: August 5, 2015

Transgender teen killed in George County was beaten to death (George County, MS): A transgender teen was beaten to death by a George County man and buried under some debris on the suspect's father's property on Odom Road, a lead investigator on the case said Wednesday.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 29, 2015

Six Simon City Royals held on $75,000 each in St. Martin kidnapping (Pascagoula, MS): Jackson County has a total of 20 members of the Simon City Royals street gang in jail, the sheriff said, and six who are believed to be Royals were brought to County Court on Tuesday, charged with kidnapping.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 28, 2015

Lucedale man admits role in gang-related drug trafficking conspiracy (Gulfport, MS): A Lucedale man indicted after a probe of drug trafficking by Black Gangsta Disciples and their associates pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth in George County and across southeast Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 25, 2015

This Is What It's Like to Belong to a Prison Gang in the Deep South (Mississippi): Last month, the Sun Herald reported that a gang called the Simon City Royals was on the rise in South Mississippi. Since 2010, law enforcement sources told the paper, the gang's statewide membership had grown from around 1,200 to close to 2,000, and the group is especially powerful in the southern part of the state, where they've arguably eclipsed more established brands like the Bloods and the Crips.
Source: VICE     Date: June 17, 2015

Lucedale man gets prison in gang-related drug trafficking conspiracy (Gulfport, MS): A Lucedale man arrested in a probe of drug trafficking by Black Gangster Disciples and their associates has been sentenced to prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth in George County and across southeast Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 4, 2015

Alleged gang convention in Hattiesburg causes concern among officials (Hattiesburg, MS): A Hattiesburg councilwoman raised concerns at a work session about what she called an anti-police organization allegedly having a large event in the city the weekend two police officers were killed during a traffic stop.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: June 2, 2015

Prison, jail officials keep an eye on gang members (Harrison County, MS): State prisons around the nation began validating incarcerated gang members several decades ago, noting the process is an effective way to help keep inmates and staff safe from gang-related activity.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 30, 2015

Officials: Simon City Royals are largest gang in South Mississippi (Biloxi, MS): Intelligence reports from area police show more Simon City Royals have been found in South Mississippi than anywhere else in the state. The Royals are Mississippi's third-largest street gang, but local gang investigators say law enforcement officers have more contact with Royals across the six southernmost counties.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 30, 2015

Police vigilant as 'credible' gang threats surface (Jackson, MS): A Jackson police officer shot at the corner of Northside Drive and Bailey Avenue may have been shot from an adjacent empty lot, officials said Monday.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: May 19, 2015

Ocean Springs police nab suspects in gang related shooting (Ocean Springs, MS): Ocean Springs police have made two arrests in connection with a shooting that happened Monday evening at the Travelodge Motel.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: May 18, 2015

Gang violence more prevalent in South MS than most realize (Jackson County, MS): The word from police is street gangs are dealing drugs, trafficking guns and committing violent crimes throughout South Mississippi. It's gotten so bad, District Attorney Tony Lawrence recently declared a war on street gangs.
Source: WLOX News    Date: May 13, 2015

Sheriff: Miss. police might be gang targets (Jackson, MS): Law enforcement officers in Hattiesburg and Lamar and Forrest counties are on alert after receiving intelligence that they may be targeted by gang members in the wake of the slayings of two Hattiesburg police officers.
Source: USA Today    Date: May 13, 2015

District Attorney Tony Lawrence to street gangs: `You will be targeted' (Pascagoula, MS): Jackson County District Attorney Tony Lawrence issued a warning Friday to area street gangs: "If you are a member of a street gang, you will be targeted. I say enough is enough." "Today, I declare war on street gangs," he said. "I'm tired of all the illegal activities being committed by street gangs in this area. We are bringing law and order to our streets."
Source: The Mississippi Press    Date: May 8, 2015

Gang associate gets 40 years for trafficking meth in George County (Gulfport, MS): A man identified as a member or associate of the Black Gangster Disciples has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for trafficking meth in George County.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 8, 2015

Jordan Charged with Gang Activity (Meridian, MS): Meridian police announced the arrest of 16-year-old Emmett Jordan. He's charged with taking part in gang activity and carrying a concealed weapon. His arrest is part of an ongoing crackdown on gangs in the city.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: May 5, 2015

Gang members admit meth conspiracy in South Mississippi (Gulfport, MS): Three men said to be members or affiliates of the Black Gangster Disciples have pleaded guilty in a meth-trafficking conspiracy in South Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: April 30, 2015

Gang member pleads guilty to murder (Canton, MS): An 18-year-old will spend the next 40 years behind bars for the shooting death of James Ricks in January 2014. Frederick Tyrone Smith Jr. pleaded guilty last Thursday to second degree murder for a crime he committed when he was 17 years old. A member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang at the time, Smith shot Ricks once in the torso at a home on Canal Street.
Source: Madison County Journal    Date: April 29, 2015

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