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Old 11-02-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Seven people suspected of being Simon City Royals gang members indicted in St. Martin kidnapping, beating | SunHerald
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Fargo ND
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apparently SCR is a well established Chicago Gang that is getting really big in MS

Jackson and South Miss

This Is What It's Like to Belong to a Prison Gang in the Deep South | VICE | United States

MCSO Monitoring Rise of Simon City Royals Gang

Violent Gang Spreads Throughout Tri-County Area - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Yes, They've been active since the mid 50s in Chicago. Mid 80s in Mississippi and expanding more so in certain areas. There's 2 different factions in Mississippi: Almighty Royals & Royal Knights. Royal Knights are the biggest though and most likely the ones getting the most attention.
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Fargo ND
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as an outsider you don't really think if Mississippi as Gang Territory

Planning a move to Hattiesburg in the next 3-6 months

Does Hattiesburg have areas of gang activity? if so where?

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Old 11-10-2016, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Every area has some form of "gang" activity. Whether the gang is an urban street gang, a drug manufacturing group, or a rural militia is mostly irrelavant.

If you "look" like one of the gang members you won't have a problem. If it's a highly organized money-centric gang who wants to avoid police attention, then you probably won't have a problem. The problems occur if you look like an ethnic group the gang doesn't like, and/or if it's a wanna-be gang trying to prove that they are tough. Or if you directly involve yourself in gang activities. The beaten women in the article was thought to be an informant, so was directly involved in gang activities.

Hattiesburg isn't really big enough to have a large urban gang presence. I'm sure you'll find a few wanna-be toughs hanging out in the 'hood, but those type areas will be relatively small and easy to avoid. Any decent Realtor will be able to point them out. Other than those "protected turf" areas gang members tend to keep low profiles so they can make money. The article is talking about an incident on the Gulf Coast region, which is the third-largest urban area in the state; even larger when you include the proximity to Mobile, AL, and New Orleans.

Some of the rural areas around Hattiesburg are heavy with rural drug manufacturing, but unless you decide to walk up to a drug house and knock on the door it won't affect you.
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:59 PM
 
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If you "look" like one of the gang members you won't have a problem.
I agree with most of this but I wouldn't say going around trying to look like a Simon City Royal is doing yourself any favors - avoiding gang interaction or otherwise.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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as an outsider you don't really think if Mississippi as Gang Territory

Planning a move to Hattiesburg in the next 3-6 months

Does Hattiesburg have areas of gang activity? if so where?

thanks
Gangs been in Mississippi since 1980. Majority are Chicago affiliated and minor degree of L.A membership. The overall scene is more lax than the mid 80s- early 90s. Go to Jackson Underworld for a history rundown.

Hattiesburg have GD, VL, BPS, LK, SCR, 52 & 74 Hoover Criminals, R60 NHC, G-Shine, & another blood set. There's no turf just general areas. If your not involved in any criminal activity than it will go unnoticed while your there.

I lived in Hattiesburg for a year.
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I agree with most of this but I wouldn't say going around trying to look like a Simon City Royal is doing yourself any favors - avoiding gang interaction or otherwise.
That was an obscure reference to skin color. The Simon City Royals are white. A random white person walking down the street generally won't encounter any major problems with them, but a black or Hispanic might. If you are talking about a black or hispanic gang the safe/danger colors would be reversed.
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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That was an obscure reference to skin color. The Simon City Royals are white. A random white person walking down the street generally won't encounter any major problems with them, but a black or Hispanic might. If you are talking about a black or hispanic gang the safe/danger colors would be reversed.
SCR are majority white with Latino , Black, & other ethnicities. Obviously in Chicago half or so Latino. In Mississippi, Predominantly white and their biggest rivalry is with Latin Kings who are majority white in Mississippi. Therefore a random white person looking like a LK would be getting suspicious look depending what's going on in that location. It all comes down to how you carry yourself and how you wear your hat.
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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SCR are majority white with Latino , Black, & other ethnicities. Obviously in Chicago half or so Latino. In Mississippi, Predominantly white and their biggest rivalry is with Latin Kings who are majority white in Mississippi. Therefore a random white person looking like a LK would be getting suspicious look depending what's going on in that location. It all comes down to how you carry yourself and how you wear your hat.
Latin Kings are majority white in Mississippi? Interesting, never would have guessed that.
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