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City Officials and Residents Tackle Gang Violence During Meeting at Eastdale Recreation Center (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said, "I've been going to community meetings for over two decades, and a turnout like this is almost unheard of. This is a fantastic showing, a fantastic energy and a lot of good ideas and a lot of good emotion."
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: January 26, 2015
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July trial set for four charged in slaying of Knoxville father (Knoxville, TN): Four men charged with murder in what prosecutors call a gang initiation that led to the death of a respected Knoxville father and handyman face trial in July.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: January 23, 2015
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Former gang leader shares his story (Humboldt, TN): Former gang leader Delvin Lane was impressed with what he found in Humboldt on Thursday. Speaking to the Humboldt Christian Men’s Ministry as part of a tour that included stops at Humboldt Middle and High School and a meeting with the city’s police officers, Lane had nothing but good things to say.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: January 22, 2015
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Chattanooga gang member faces long sentence on gun charge (Chattanooga, TN): A young man whose gang has been held up as an example of what happens to the most violent gangs in Chattanooga under the city's Violence Reduction Initiative pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of unlawful gun possession.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 21, 2015
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Findings belie claims of Chattanooga's VRI success: Funders pull support, vendors disenchanted as job numbers don't add up (Chattanooga, TN): Ask the chief of police, ask higher-ups in the mayor's office, ask the nonprofit tasked with rehabbing gang members netted by the city, and they will tell you that the social service arm of the the city's Violence Reduction Initiative is definitely working.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 18, 2015
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Police use palm print to tie gang member to New Year's Day homicide (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have arrested a 22-year-old gang member in connection to a shooting that left a rival gang member dead at Waffle House on Brainerd Road on New Year's Day.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 14, 2015
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Chattanooga Police Make 2nd Arrest in 2015 Homicides; Gang Suspect in Jail (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have made a second arrest in three homicide investigations for 2015. On Wednesday, Chief Fred Fletcher said officers arrested Darreo Shaquill Harris, 22, on Tuesday for the shooting and killing of Juan Boyd at the Waffle House at 4903 Brainerd Road. According to the affidavit, Boyd was a Rollin 60 Crip gang member, and Harris is a member of the Kemp Drive Posse gang.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 14, 2015
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"Violence Reduction Initiative is working in Chattanooga" (Chattanooga, TN): With the recent violence, some Chattanooga leaders are questioning the effectiveness of the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. The local NAACP president spoke out last week voicing frustration.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 12, 2015
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Frayser community debates how to rid area of gangs (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police are implementing an injunction on the FAM Mob street gang in Frayser. The order will give police power to arrest people hanging out with known gang members in a particular area.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 8, 2015
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George hearing points to gang activity (Cleveland, TN): A bond of $100,000 was set, a date for Criminal Court was fixed for March 27 and new, gangland details emerged on the case of Antonio George during his preliminary hearing before Judge Sheridan Randolph Tuesday in General Sessions Court.
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: January 7, 2015
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Memphis murder rate highest it’s been in years (Memphis, TN): The Memphis Police Department investigated 168 murders in 2014, according to a news release issued by a department spokesperson. Out of 168 homicides, police said 24 of the killings are justifiable. Police also claimed to see a low number of gang-related murders in 2014.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 3, 2015
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3 hours, 3 shootings, 2 deaths: 2015 was young when shooting started; Chattanooga's first killings come on heels of a bloody 2014 (Chattanooga, TN): When Joe Blake's granddaughter called him just a few minutes after midnight Thursday to wish him a happy New Year, everything seemed normal. But three or four minutes later she called back, screaming.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 2, 2015
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Gang member-turned-entrepreneur charged in Georgia killing, was key part of mayor's Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): A former gang member whose unlikely journey from violent criminal to successful entrepreneur made him a widely celebrated success story has been charged with killing a Georgia woman.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 24, 2014
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Chattanooga Police Chief, Community Leaders Discuss Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): It's a choice the city took to end violence in Chattanooga. The Violence Reduction Initiative targets gang-related crime, giving former convicts a chance to turn their lives around. But the process to get on the right track hasn't come without its issues.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: December 24, 2014
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Mayor to gangs: Get out of town (Covington, TN): This week, Covington mayor Justin Hanson said he has no tolerance for the gang violence that's plagued his city for the last two decades.
Source: The Leader    Date: December 24, 2014
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Spotlight: GREAT tries to educate about gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro City Schools officials now coordinate an anti-gang program that grant funds initially supported. The Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) program initially began in three city schools, officials said, but now is available to fouth-graders in all city schools.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 12, 2014
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Spotlight: State makes effort to track, counter gangs' operations (Murfreesboro, TN): Tennessee tracks gang-related activity through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. According to the TBI, the system collects information on gang involvement in an incident. By Tennessee statute, any offense may involve gang activity.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 12, 2014
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Spotlight: Police unit targets gangs' activities (Murfreesboro, TN): Gang-related activity in Murfreesboro has the special focus of a specific investigative and enforcement unit in the Criminal Investigative Division — the Gang Unit. In a report on gang activities in Tennessee, the Tennessean in 2010 identified eight gangs with a presence in Rutherford County.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 12, 2014
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Gang Injunction Issued Against FAM Mob (Memphis, TN): The city’s third gang injunction was announced during a press conference this afternoon outside Ridgecrest Apartments in Frayser. According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, both Ridgecrest and Greenbriar Apartments are places where members of FAM Mob, a Memphis-based street gang, frequent.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: December 10, 2014
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Metro police arrest 33 with gang crime initiative (Nashville, TN): Metro police made 33 arrests over the weekend as part of the department's initiative to combat gang crime.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: December 8, 2014
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