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Curbing gang involvement starts as young as 11 (Tulsa, OK): Gang prevention is starting as early as fifth grade, and officials cannot always keep pace with the changing identifiers. Because of a recent uptick in gang violence in Tulsa — increasingly perpetrated by children and teens — police and outreach workers say prevention efforts need to begin as early as possible.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 16, 2015

Getting an eyeful: Spend a shift on Tulsa streets with Gang Unit officers (Tulsa, OK): Gang Unit Officers Andy Dawson and Korey Scott leave the Tulsa Police Department’s Mingo Valley Division just after 11 a.m. with a higher-than-average note of optimism. The good weather is ideal for contacting gang members and their associates. It’s also a good time for finding and seizing illegally owned firearms — a main trade and tool for gangs. An emphasis on that is how police are trying to deconstruct gangs.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 15, 2015

Families affected by gang violence (Tulsa, OK): A father stayed with his son’s dead body for hours after a drive-by shooting. Another father searches for why a 14-year-old gunned down his daughter. A mourning grandmother wants more activities for youth. All three victims were shot in gang feuds, but none were the intended target. Their families say they are waiting for justice to be served.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 15, 2015

Forum for Tulsa teenagers seeks to humanize police officers, establish trust (Tulsa, OK): Humanizing police officers and establishing community trust through relationships was the key message delivered by city officials Friday during a forum for Tulsa Public Schools students.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 14, 2015

Former Oklahoma inmate faces charges in drone contraband smuggling scheme (McAlester, OK): The tale of what led to a drone crashing inside the razor-wire fence at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary last month starts with two gang members — one in prison, one out — and a woman allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint and forced over a weekend to learn to fly the contraband-carrying device, court records show.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: November 11, 2015

Former Tulsa Gang Member Says Life Of Crime Isn't Worth It (Tulsa, OK): Gang shootings and killings are a big problem in Tulsa. Most gang members end up dead or in prison, but a few manage to turn their lives around. One that made the change to his life is now trying to convince young people to do the same.
Source: News On 6    Date: October 7, 2015

Altus teen shot, police investigate gang shooting (Altus, OK): Residents in Altus are on high alert following two separate shootings in the city Sunday night and Monday morning. Police say around 11:00 p.m. Sunday, two teenage boys in the bed of a pickup were stopped at an intersection when a car pulled up next to them. The teens jumped out of the truck after recognizing the individuals as gang members.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: September 28, 2015

Corrections officials confirm gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Sept. 12 was a bloody day at Cimarron Correctional Facility, a private prison in Cushing. Three prisoners were killed and another prisoner was hospitalized and died later from injuries suffered during a riot in two units of the prison.
Source: Stillwater News Press    Date: September 22, 2015

Oklahoma prison stabbings result of gang feud (Oklahoma City, OK): The stabbing deaths of four inmates at a private prison in Cushing were the result of a turf war between two white prison gangs that also spilled over into other state prison facilities, the head of an Oklahoma prison workers group said Thursday.
Source: FOX News    Date: September 18, 2015

Police: Homicides on the rise in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police are investigating two murders in the last 24 hours. They are homicides 40 and 41 for the city this year. Officials said that since the summer started, the number of shootings and murder has been on the rise.
Source: FOX23 News    Date: August 29, 2015

One year after Crips indictments, gang violence continues (Tulsa, OK): Lakima Scott says business is better since she closed her north Tulsa barber and beautician shop following a deadly shootout and opened a new place on the city’s east side. “It is a 10,000 times better atmosphere,” Scott said.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: August 23, 2015

Father of slain girl pleads for peace, unity at north Tulsa anti-gang rally (Tulsa, OK): Someone once asked Thomas Landrum whether he thought the boy accused of gunning down his 16-year-old daughter in north Tulsa last month deserved the death penalty.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: August 3, 2015

14 Year Old Wanted For Gang-Related Shooting That Killed Tulsa Girl (TUlsa, OK): Tulsa Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy in connection to a gang-related shooting that took the life of a 16-year-old girl.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 30, 2015

Former Tulsa Gang Members Hope To Change Lives Of Others (Tulsa, OK): Former members of Tulsa's Bloods and Crips gangs are trying to change lives. They've organized a unity picnic, hoping to convince young gang members to stop the violence.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 30, 2015

TPD gang unit cracks down on organized crime after recent shootings in north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): Police are cracking down on gang violence in Tulsa. A recent string of shootings has residents on edge and officers taking action. “If we have a spike in gang violence in a certain part of the city, then we will direct our efforts there,” Sgt. Vic Regalado said.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: July 23, 2015

Teen Shooting Victim Unintended Target Of Growing Gang Violence, TPD Says (Tulsa, OK): A 16-year-old girl was murdered in Tulsa's recent gang violence. Police said Deouijanae Terry was in the passenger seat of a car with her boyfriend, when shooters aiming for him, shot and killed her instead.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 20, 2015

1 Dead, 1 Wounded After Gang-Related Shooting In North Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): A 16-year-old girl is dead after a van of young men ambushed the car she was in with gunfire. Tulsa Police Sergeant Dave Walker said gang violence is on the rise in Tulsa, and police are connecting this shooting to other recent gang shootings.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 17, 2015

Two alleged gang members bound for murder trial in Tulsa barber shop shootings (Tulsa, OK): Two men charged with first-degree murder in a gang-related shooting at a Tulsa barber shop were bound over for trial Wednesday. Colbert and Smith were named in an affidavit for a search warrant filed in early July in Tulsa County District Court listing recent shootings that have resulted from a gang feud between the Hoover Crips — Tulsa’s largest street gang — and the “Squeeze Team,” which includes members of several gangs.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: July 16, 2015

Rash of shootings in north Tulsa result of years of fighting among gangs, police say (Tulsa, OK): Elon Shaw was talking to a friend outside a north Tulsa car wash on the afternoon of July 2 when a man approached him near a wash bay, shot at him and his friend’s vehicle multiple times and walked away.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: July 11, 2015

Police say ongoing feud between 4 street gangs is responsible for recent shootings in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): An ongoing feud between four Tulsa street gangs is responsible for a recent string of shootings throughout the city and contributing to a spike in aggravated assault reports, officers with the Police Department's Organized Gang Unit said.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: July 11, 2015

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