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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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SC wants to house juvenile inmates closer to their homes (Columbia, SC): The best way to keep youthful offenders from winding up behind bars again is to get them an education and a job, according to the state’s juvenile justice chief.
Source: The State    Date: July 19, 2017

Police investigating N. Charleston gang activity find stolen gun, drugs (North Charleston, SC): Authorities investigating citizen complaints about gang activity in North Charleston led to the arrest of seven people and the confiscation of a stolen gun and drugs.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: July 17, 2017

Detective: ‘If you don’t raise your kids … the streets will raise them for you’ (Myrtle Beach, SC): Gangs today don’t operate as overtly as they once did. Maybe it’s to blend better in society or to shake police involvement, but it’s not all about colors, clothes, gang symbols or graffiti.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: July 15, 2017

Another gang member to face prison time (Walterboro, SC): A Walterboro man will spend at least 10 years in a federal prison for his role in the criminal activities of a Walterboro-based street gang.
Source: The Press and Standard    Date: June 30, 2017

Walterboro member of Wildboys gang convicted in federal court, faces minimum of 10 years in prison (Walterboro, SC): A jury on Thursday convicted a Walterboro gang member on a pair of federal charges. Devin Brown, aka "Deno Badazz," 23, was convicted of violent crime in aid of racketeering activity and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: June 30, 2017

Colleton County 'Wildboys' gang member convicted of attempted murder, weapons charge (Charleston, SC): A jury has convicted another member of the notorious Colleton County “Wildboys” gang on attempted murder and weapons charges.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: June 30, 2017

KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the “Bloods” gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff on the night of June 16.
Source: Chronicle-Independent    Date: June 22, 2017

Shooting in Myrtle Beach streamed live on social media gang-related, police say (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Interim Police Chief Amy Prock released several more details about the shooting that wounded seven people, including the shooting suspect, at a special called city council meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: June 21, 2017

Two gang members arrested on drug, weapon charges (Kershaw County, SC): Deputies in Kershaw County have arrested two men documented as members of the "Bloods" street gang. The two men were approached while they were sitting in a silver Honda at the Camden West Inn. Once deputies reached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana. Both men admitted to smoking in the vehicle. Following the admission, deputies searched the vehicle and found five ounces of marijuana and a stolen handgun.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: June 19, 2017

Gang prevention camp renamed for Officer Jacobs now underway (Greenville, SC): The Greenville Police Department G.R.E.A.T summer camp kicked off Monday. G.R.E.A.T stands for gang resistance education and training. The camp was renamed this year in honor of fallen Officer Allen Jacobs, who was one of the original G.R.E.A.T certified instructors for GPD.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: June 13, 2017

SC gang sentenced for drive-by shootings following ICE HSI investigation (Charleston, SC): One member and two associates of the “Wildboys” street gang were sentenced to federal prison June 2 after each pleaded guilty to attempted murder in aid of racketeering for their roles in retaliatory attacks against another rival gang in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: June 12, 2017

Three ‘Wild Boys’ Gangsters Sentenced For Gang Shootings (Walterboro, SC): Three members associated with the infamous “Wild Boys” gang of South Carolina were sentenced Friday for their role in a shooting in 2011.
Source: The Daily Caller    Date: June 2, 2017

Sheriff wants task force to combat gang violence (Greenville, SC): Gunshots rang out on the morning of May 14, dispersing a crowd that had assembled outside the Pavilion Recreation Center in Taylors for a party. In the midst of the commotion, 17-year-old Makiya Hawkins, was caught in the crossfire between what deputies say are "rival gangs." Hawkins, a senior at Wade Hampton High School who was set to graduate June 1, died hours later on Mother’s Day.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: June 1, 2017

Four men plead guilty to gang-related drug ring that brought heroin to Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Four South Carolina men have pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges for an operation, that officers say, delivered heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana to customers in Myrtle Beach and Florence.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: May 22, 2017

How is law enforcement combating Greenville Co.’s gang problem? (Greenville, SC): The death of a Greenville County teenager caught in gang- related crossfire has law enforcement cracking down on this growing threat. To even be considered a gang member, state and federal standards require law enforcement to identify multiple factors, including dress and tattoos, to confirmation through a confidential informant.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: May 18, 2017

Sheriff says teen slain behind Pavilion was caught in gang-related crossfire (Taylors, SC): The Greenville County Sheriff said a teenager fatally shot behind a recreation complex was an innocent victim of gang-related violence.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: May 16, 2017

3 teens charged in York County after beating over gang dispute, deputies say (York, SC): A mob beating involving the Folk Nation gang ended with three York County teens facing felony charges Saturday, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. Two of the arrests were made after suspects who “set up” the victim were involved in a wreck near the scene of the beating, records show.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 8, 2017

Rock Hill man gets 24 years for sexual assaualt of 12-year-old girl, shooting at bondsman (Rock Hill, SC): A Rock Hill ex-con and alleged gang member who shot a bondsman trying to arrest him after skipping court on charges of sexually assaulting an underage girl was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in prison.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 27, 2017

Midlands Gang Task Force Receives Contribution to Tackle Graffiti (Richland County, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook, and University of South Carolina Police Chief Chris Wuchenich have teamed up with Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Palmetto Pride to rid communities of graffiti.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia    Date: April 24, 2017

York County crime 'took violence to a new level'; now their killers face a reckoning (York County, SC) : A former government prosecutor says the gang murders of Doug and Debbie London at their Lake Wylie home showed an unprecedented level of “contempt” in Charlotte for the rule of law. This week, the law strikes back. On Tuesday, the two Charlotte gang members who planned and carried out the Oct. 23, 2014 killings will be sentenced to life in federal prison without parole.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 24, 2017

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