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Charges dropped in Oklahoma prison alleged drone smuggling attempt, pending lab tests (Tulsa, OK): Charges against a Tulsa man accused of using a drone in an attempt to smuggle contraband into an Oklahoma prison last October were dropped Thursday as prosecutors await analysis of fingerprint evidence.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: April 8, 2016

Oklahoma City man shot in front of family accused by shooters of belonging to gang (Oklahoma City, OK): An Oklahoma City man who moments before had been eating dinner with his family was shot in his apartment Tuesday after a group of men accused him of belonging to a rival gang, Oklahoma City police reported.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 9, 2016

Man charged with murder in 2015 gang-related barber shop shooting testifies against co-defendant (Tulsa, OK): A man with ties to a Tulsa street gang’s large-scale drug business testified Thursday against his co-defendant in a fatal shooting at a north Tulsa barber shop in February 2015.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 4, 2016

Four alleged gang members headed to murder trial in death of girl killed in drive-by shooting (Tulsa, OK): Four alleged Tulsa street gang members must face trial on charges of murder and related offenses linked to a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old girl, a Tulsa County judge ruled Thursday.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: February 26, 2016

Oklahoma City's homicide number climbs in 2015 (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City saw 88 homicides in 2015. That figure includes seven cases in which police shot and killed a suspect and two cases that police suspect were murder-suicides. The total is a sharp increase from the previous year, during which Oklahoma City police reported just 62 homicides.
Source: Daily Oklahoman    Date: January 2, 2016

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

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