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'His life mattered': Friends and family mourn as police investigate another deadly gang shooting (Chattanooga, TN): Hours after 20-year-old Jordan Clark was gunned down on an East Chattanooga street, his mother, sisters, cousins and friends huddled near the bullet-ridden fence where he died.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 27, 2015

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher: "Shooting was gang related." (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have confirmed a recent deadly shooting to be gang related. During a Wednesday morning press conference, Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told reporters that his department has confirmed Tuesday night's shooting on North Willow Street to be gang related.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: August 26, 2015

Man Who Was Recently Shot By Rival Gang Member Facing Aggravated Robbery, Car Theft, Forgery Charges (Chattanooga, TN): A man who was shot in July "in broad daylight" by a rival gang member with an assault rifle is now facing charges that include aggravated robbery.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: August 25, 2015

Former gang member loses family member to violence (Memphis, TN): A former gang member made it his mission for young people to put down their guns. The very crime he's fighting against, is what killed his nephew.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: August 18, 2015

Straight Outta Compton: A local perspective (Chattanooga, TN): The Movie "Straight Outta Compton" is now showing at theaters across the country but not without concerns. Universal Pictures has offered to pay for added security to theaters showing the movie. A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police told WDEF no additional officers will be assigned to work security at any of the theaters.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: August 14, 2015

Knoxville gang member won’t get parole after trying to sell crack in school zone (Knoxville, TN): A gang member that goes by the name of “Hood” or “Hood Rich” and repeat cocaine dealer will serve 100 percent of his 30 year sentence thanks to tougher laws for gang members and harsher Drug Free School Zone laws.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: July 31, 2015

Inmates Injured In Gang Fight At Tennessee State Prison (Tiptonville, TN): Tennessee prison officials said a fight between rival gang members inside a northwestern Tennessee prison sent eight inmates to hospitals. A release from the state Department of Correction said the group of inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex clashed on Friday afternoon.
Source: NewsChannel 5    Date: July 25, 2015

Man says he’s not in gang, gets stabbed (Clarksville, TN): A man was stabbed outside his home late Tuesday night after another man asked him what gang he belongs to, and he responded that he was not in a gang, according to a Clarksville Police Department report.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: July 17, 2015

Alleged Crips gang member arrested with loaded gun near several Murfreesboro schools (Murfreesboro, TN): Suspicious movement and a revealing bulge got the attention of Murfreesboro Police on Thursday, which landed an alleged Crips gang member behind bars for a short time until bond was made.
Source: WGNS Radio    Date: July 10, 2015

Chattanooga police officer denies hosting gang party (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga police officer accused of hosting a party attended by gang members in the Fraternal Order of Police lodge on Jan. 31 told internal affairs investigators the party was an outreach event for at-risk youth, police documents show.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 2, 2015

Gang Intimidation In Shelby County Courts (Shelby County, TN): Police say there are thousands of gang members spread throughout Shelby County. As frequent visitors to the courtrooms and jail cells at 201 Poplar, many of them are familiar with the criminal justice system.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: July 2, 2015

Alleged gang house up for sale (Memphis, TN): The Memphis woman whose home was used as a base operation for gang activity is moving to Texas and selling her home. Investigators said members of the Grape Street Crips Gang took over the house. Police made at least 21 arrests at the house since 2009.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: June 24, 2015

Gang members arrested after recent shootings, most post bond (Chattanooga, TN): The intended target of a drive-by shooting was arrested on open warrants this week. He wasn't shot. Instead, two young girls were wounded June 11. The arrest is one of at least five Chattanooga police have made after recent gang violence wounded several people.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: June 20, 2015

Dixie Homes Gang Members Indicted On Drug Conspiracy Charges (Memphis, TN): Four members of the Dixie Homes Murda Gang/47 Neighborhood Crips have been indicted on drug-trafficking charges, an operation allegedly directed by one member even while he was behind bars.
Source:    Date: June 18, 2015

Small group of people blamed for majority of city's recent shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police believe a group of 12 to 15 people has been responsible for the majority of the city's shootings in the last three weeks, Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 16, 2015

Neighbors say Dixie Homes Murda gang injunction is not working (Memphis, TN): Police said gang injunctions have been working to keep neighborhoods safe, but many living in those areas didn’t agree. While covering a carjacking in the Dixie Homes Murda Gang territory last week, WREG found neighbors desperate to talk about ongoing problems.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: June 15, 2015

'Clarksville has a gang problem' (Clarksville, TN): When gunfire erupts in Clarksville — and it seemingly has quite often lately — the first word that comes to many minds and tongues is "gangs." And in quite a few of those cases, that might be very close to the truth. But proving it, and indeed proving that someone is even a gang member, is a lot harder than jumping to conclusions, said Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: June 14, 2015

More children become victims of gang violence in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Two 4-year-olds are recovering after they became victims in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon. It happened outside a duplex along Younstown Road. It's the second shooting in 12 hours, happening just three miles away from each other. Police say both are gang related, they are working to see if they are connected.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: June 11, 2015

Gang member's trial delayed as court awaits results from DNA evidence (Chattanooga, TN): A new settlement date has been set for a validated gang member accused of killing 33-year-old Warren Ransom and leaving his body on Hooker Road.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: June 8, 2015

Home Taken Over By Gangs Declared Public Nuisance (Memphis, TN): A Binghampton home used for gang drug-trafficking and other crimes was closed Friday as a public nuisance. The home at 273 Carpenter St. at Mimosa has been the scene of numerous other crimes as well and at least 21 arrests have been made there since 2009 related to assaults, drug dealing and other crimes.
Source:    Date: June 5, 2015

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