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This Algorithm Will Try to Predict Which Gang Threats on Twitter Turn into IRL Violence (Columbia, SC): Spend a few minutes with Desmond Patton, an assistant professor of social work at Columbia University, and his research starts to sound like the premise of a sci-fi thriller. But when he explains how young people and gang members are increasingly threatening each other on social media platforms, it actually seems possible to identify violent crimes before they happen.
Source: VICE     Date: December 11, 2015

Arrests made after gang-related shooting connected (Powdersville, SC): Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said at a news conference on Tuesday that deputies are working around the clock to ensure justice after seven shootings over a three-day span.
Source: Live 5 News    Date: November 24, 2015

Police search for Timmonsville man with known gang affiliation (Timmonsville, SC): Timmonsville police are searching for a 22-year-old man they say is affiliated with a gang and is wanted for failing to stop for police.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: November 17, 2015

The gangs of Greenwood (Greenwood, SC): Gary Durant was rushing out the door when a phone call from his cousin told him a house he's been renovating was being vandalized. "By the time I went over," he said, "police were already there." The words "SUR 13" and "[Expletive] the World" were emblazoned across the side of the house in black spray paint. When police arrived, the paint was dry, but still smelled as if it were recently sprayed, according to a police report.
Source: Index-Journal    Date: November 15, 2015

Horry County Investigator testifies Jimmagan’s has a gang problem (Myrtle Beach, SC): Last week 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson served the owners of Jimmagan’s Sports Pub on North Kings Highway nuisance paper work.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: November 12, 2015

Authorities Target Gun Violence In North Columbia (Columbia, SC): Residents in some parts of Columbia would like to go a week — heck, even a few days — without the sound of gunfire ringing out in their neighborhoods. This is especially true in North Columbia. Columbia police officials say the department received 1,400 calls of shots fired last year, with nearly 120 shooting victims.
Source: Free Times    Date: November 4, 2015

York County gang member who threatened to ‘exterminate’ cops, witnesses, gets 18 years in prison (York, SC) : For gang member John Brooks Hall Duncan, a prosecutor telling a judge that Duncan threatened to kill three cops and four witnesses is a laughing matter. Duncan chuckled as a packed courtroom heard how he threatened to execute anybody who crossed him.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 30, 2015

North Charleston gang member gets 25 years in prison (North Charleston, SC): A North Charleston gang member has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Laquan Damon Bryan, 19, of Waldheim Street pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: October 15, 2015

Citizens Police Academy focuses on gang unit (Myrtle Beach, SC): The third week of the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy focused on the department’s gang unit and the work being done to combat gangs and gang activity in city limits. Officer in the gang unit explained that gang association is no longer solely based on ethnicity. Gangs will offer a sense of belonging to anyone. But loyalty comes at a price often escalating in violence.
Source: WMBF News    Date: September 29, 2015

Lake City parents and teachers join fight against gang violence (Lake City, SC): Tuesday, parents and teachers at Lake City High School met with police to talk about gang activity in the area. School leaders say it was an opportunity for parents to hear from police first-hand the signs officers look for when spotting gangs.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: September 23, 2015

Lake City officials discuss gang violence prevention in Florence Three (Lake City, SC): “There is gang activity present in almost every city and town in this country.” That statement was made by Lake City Police Chief Jody Cooper Thursday evening at Lake City High School, as he spoke to parents about identifying gang activity and preventing children from falling into that destructive lifestyle.
Source: SCNow    Date: September 22, 2015

New names could be linked to suspected gang killings in Lake Wylie (Lake Wylie, SC): A federal prosecutor said Monday that new suspects could face death-penalty charges in the suspected gang killings of Doug and Debbie London.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 21, 2015

Innocent bystander wounded in gang-related shooting, Columbia police say (Columbia, SC): An innocent bystander was injured Thursday evening in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. The Midlands Gang Task Force is reviewing surveillance video and searching for suspects in connection with the shooting that happened around 6 p.m. Thursday at the Gonzales Gardens Apartments in Columbia.
Source: The State    Date: September 11, 2015

Newly formed gang task force to target violence in Horry County (Horry County, SC): Horry County leaders report 14 murders so far in 2015 and say six of those this were in the Longs area and were all gang related. “We have had a terrible year in Horry County as far as murder, it’s been in certain pockets throughout the county and a lot of gang involvement, a bunch of that,” 15th Circuit Jimmy Richardson said.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: September 2, 2015

Sheriff Lott is declaring war on gangs, ‘punks with guns’ and ‘street justice’ (Columbia, SC): Violent gang activity is on the rise in Richland County, Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday. “We’re declaring war on gangs,” Lott said. “We’re going to come after them." There are some 800 gang members in Richland County, and just about all of them either have guns or access to guns, Lott said.
Source: The State    Date: August 31, 2015

Can tattling help stop Richland County's gang troubles? Sheriff Leon Lott hopes so (Columbia, SC): Sheriff Leon Lott has been battling Richland County's well-known gang problem for several years now, but now the sheriff is going in a slightly different direction than what maybe you're used to seeing. His new tactic? Tattling.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 31, 2015

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott shares concerns, ideas to combat gang violence (Columbia, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott on Monday expressed deep concerns about gang-related shootings in the Columbia area. Lott spoke to members of the media in the wake of a recent shooting that left one person dead and another person behind bars, possibly for the rest of his life.
Source:    Date: August 31, 2015

Accused Chester gang member gets 13 years prison for stealing safe from war veteran (Chester, SC): Since he was a teenager, police and prosecutors say Kiamma Sanders, a “documented gang member,” has stolen. The last time, Sanders stole a safe with heirloom $100 bills and more, totaling $10,000, from an aged war veteran who had hoped to give the mementos and the money to his grandchildren.
Source: The Herald    Date: August 25, 2015

Feds to gun criminals: ‘You’ll do real time’ (Greenville, SC): Felons caught with guns will face time in federal prison under a new plan to tackle Greenville’s gun violence. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina — in conjunction with Greenville police, the Solicitor’s Office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — has promised to prosecute more gun-carrying criminals under federal firearms statutes, which carry harsher penalties than those under state law.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: August 23, 2015

Gross on Patrol: Feds give lesson on street gangs, hostage rescues (Greenville, SC): Ever seen the letters “GKB” tagged on the side of a building? Or how about people posing in pictures with their hands forming a letter “B?” You may not be aware, or perhaps you try to block it out, but street gangs are quite prominent in South Carolina and the Upstate.
Source: The Herald-Journal    Date: August 22, 2015

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