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North Memphis Gang Leader Faces Federal Indictment (North Memphis, TN): The alleged leader of the FAM Mob street gang has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Source: MyFox Memphis    Date: November 24, 2014
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Neighbors: Operation Safe Community improved former South Memphis gang area (Memphis, TN): South Memphis neighbors near Riverside claim Operation Safe Community has helped reduce gang activity in the area. District Attorney General Amy Weirich said part of the plan is cracking down on gang violence.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 18, 2014
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Suspected gang members accused of attacking woman (Jackson, TN): Police arrested two suspected gang members accused of attacking a woman in West Jackson. “I ain't did nothing for real,” Daniel Cole said. “I ain't did nothing.” A suspected gang member claimed his innocence in Jackson City Court on Monday.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: November 17, 2014
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2 Killed In 6 Shootings In Brownsville In Past Week (Brownsville, TN): It's not a community with a reputation for gun violence or gang-related murders. Brownsville, Tennessee Police are close to rounding up suspects involved in a half a dozen shootings that have taken place in the last week.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 17, 2014
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Grant dollars help fight gangs in Memphis (Memphis, TN): The signs are clear: gangs are still in business in Memphis. The gang fight is still a hard-fought battle for schools. “We have to keep up our effort to prevent them from happening in our school district,” Ron Pope, Student Safety Manger for Shelby County Schools, said.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 17, 2014
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Chattanooga gang member pleads guilty as police initiative continues (Chattanooga, TN): A man whose gang has been targeted in Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal gun charge after police found a gun under his car seat earlier this year.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 13, 2014
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Former Knoxville Crips gang member warns about street lifestyle (Knoxville, TN): The Knox County District Attorney's office says there are 1,400 documented gang members and 2,300 gang associates in Knoxville representing more than 30 gangs.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: November 13, 2014
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Gangster Disciple pleads guilty as city pleads for peace (Chattanooga, TN): A man whose gang has been targeted in Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal gun charge after police found a gun under his car seat earlier this year.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 13, 2014
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Former gang leader finds job, what's next to stop the violence (Chattanooga, TN): After a group of self-proclaimed gang members organized a meeting to end Chattanooga's gun violence, they're seeing results. The meeting was initiated to stop nonsense violence. After several October shootings and shooting deaths, people who are affiliated with gangs or group members said enough is enough.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: November 12, 2014
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Gang session, complex seeks positive community involvement (Jackson, TN): Changing the way we think about gang violence could save lives, said Melvin Jarrett, founder of Last C.H.A.N.C.E. “We need to encourage our youth to slow down, pay attention to these things. Don’t get caught in that peer pressure,” Jarrett said Thursday during a session on gang violence at Jackson’s Empowerment and Enrichment Complex.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: November 6, 2014
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Bloodshed stirs doubt about VRI: Berke, Chattanooga police insist it's working (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke promised a new day when he rolled out Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 2, 2014
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Gang members want face-to-face meeting with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke (Chattanooga, TN): Gang members are stepping into the anti-violence dialogue in Chattanooga today — days after three people were killed and seven were injured by a spate of gun violence throughout the city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 30, 2014
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Gang Members, Community Say "Stop the Violence" (Chattanooga, TN): Gang Members and residents of violent stricken parts of Chattanooga take a powerful stand against shootings.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 30, 2014
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Former Gang Leader Seeks Solutions to Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Community leaders, citizens, and ex-criminals are rallying to stop the violence. On the heels of a week marked by gun violence, local gang members planned a gathering at Olivet Baptist Church Thursday evening.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 30, 2014
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City retools Violence Reduction Initiative after bloody week of gunfire (Chattanooga, TN): In a seven-day span that ended Monday, 10 people were shot in Chattanooga and three of them died in one of the most violent weeks of 2014.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 28, 2014
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Chattanooga Mayor Defends VRI After Week of Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Eleven shooting victims in one week. Three of those victims were killed. There have been more homicides in the city of Chattanooga this year compared to all of last year, and shootings are also on pace to surpass last years numbers. After an extremely violent week in the city many families, and others in Chattanooga are looking for answers.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 28, 2014
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Gang members caught hanging out around local elementary school (Whitehaven, TN): Men and teenagers who say they’re affiliated with the Bloods street gang are in custody. They’re accused of hanging out in front of Fairley Elementary School in Whitehaven and refusing to leave.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 23, 2014
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Chattanooga officials tell gang leaders to stop the violence (Chattanooga, TN): Put down the weapons, and stop the violence or we're coming after you. Strong words coming from the mayor Thursday night after a violent week in our city. Mayor Andy Berke and other city officials and clergy members held a "call-in", in an effort to put an end to the violence. The message was delivered to known gang leaders in our area.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: October 23, 2014
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Murfreesboro taking new steps to combat gang violence (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro police officials said they're taking steps to get gang violence under control by partnering with federal officials. Beginning in 2007, Murfreesboro police said they've seen a string of homicides and other crimes by gangs including the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: October 20, 2014
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Riverside Crime Down One Year After Safety Zone Created (Memphis, TN): The court ordered safety zone near LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis has been in place just over a week. Some residents tell us they're already noticing a difference.
Source: localmemphis.com    Date: October 14, 2014
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