Soulja Boy’s Gun and Marijuana Case Forwarded to ATF

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 28, 2011 The drug and firearm possession case of DeAndre Cortez Way, aka Soulja Boy, was passed over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate items discovered in the arrest of the rapper in October. Thousands of dollars in cash and more than five […]

Execution of Troy Davis Mourned by Hip-Hop Community

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER September 23, 2011 Troy Davis was not a rapper, producer, or a critical voice in the hip-hop scene, but the community has rallied in vocal outrage over his execution last Wednesday night. Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail. In the over two decades’ […]

Juveniles indicted in gang-related incident

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Pete Skiba (Albany Herald) Dec. 3, 2010 ALBANY, Ga. — Despite getting beat up, a 15-year-old student at Dougherty High School will face juvenile charges related to gang terrorism along with three other of her gang members, a Dougherty Judicial Circuit official said. A grand jury indicted one 17-year-old student, Keyanna Knight, as an adult […]

Girls charged with street gang terrorism

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Jim Wallace (WALB News) | Dec 02, 2010 ALBANY, GA – Four teenage girls are charged with street gang terrorism after one was beaten in a gang initiation at Dougherty High School. The 17 year old suspected ringleader was indicted as an adult, while the other three, who are under 16 years old, are charged […]

Gucci Mane Goes to Rehab to Shake Cocaine Addiction

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By Chris Masi STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER October 22nd, 2010 There have been reports that Gucci Mane has allegedly entered a drug rehabilitation center in Georgia. Ozone Magazine reported that friends of the southern rapper took to an intervention to get the southern rapper to comply. They surrounded him outside of the Riverwoods Southern Regional Psychiatric […]

Man Arrested in Murder of Pregnant Woman

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KTLA News October 6, 2010 WEST LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) — A 19-year-old man accused of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child in West Los Angeles five months ago has been arrested in Georgia. Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives say U.S. Marshals arrested Javier Angulo Romero, 19, on Tuesday at a residence […]

3 charged after vandalizing car

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Joe Johnson (Online Athens) August 03, 2010 ATHENS, GA – Officers arrested three purported gang members over the weekend for allegedly vandalizing a woman’s car in retaliation for her son leaving their gang, Athens-Clarke police said. Officers responded to Kathwood Apartments about 1:20 a.m. Saturday after someone reported men were breaking into a car, police […]

Murder suspect was working as security guard in South LA before capture

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By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 23, 2010 | 1:23 p.m. LOS ANGELES -– On Thursday Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck held a press conference to announce the capture of a murder suspect that was among California’s top 10 ‘Most Wanted’ parolees. Mark Rudolph Reed, 42, is wanted in connection to the 2007 […]

Rick Ross, Bun B And More To Perform At Tupac Birthday Concert

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Posted on Wed, May. 26, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, June 16 2010 in Georgia, rappers Rick Ross, Bun B, Too Short, Pill, and more will gather in Atlanta to perform at the second annual Tupac Shakur Birthday Concert. The concert, which will also serve as a benefit, will once again […]

Loose gang structure complicates Augusta count

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Adam Folk and Preston Sparks (The Augusta Chronicle) March 20, 2010 Is it 25? How about five? Or could it be as high as 40? AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – When it comes to gangs in Augusta, it seems the number depends on who’s asked, the definition of what constitutes such activity and how well it’s organized. […]

Video: Alleged Gang Member Mother in Georgia Speaks Out

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By Fraendy Clervaud (WJBF News) March 19, 2010 Augusta, GA—Tahlea Manson: “When I go home at night, I think about all the things we have done.” Tahlea Manson says this is the first time she can speak publicly on behalf of her son, Brandon Manson. Manson: “I don’t want to see my son behind bars. […]

Butler students get wake-up call on gang activity

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Preston Sparks (Augusta Chronicle) Thursday, March 4, 2010 Butler High School senior Lynell Lawrence hopes his fellow students answer the “wake-up call” that came from an assembly to address gang and gun violence. “We need to be coming together,” Lawrence said after Thursday’s gathering. “This might be just that positive push,” he said. Thursday’s assembly […]