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SCMPD talks about Savannah gang activity at city council meeting (Savannah, GA): Does Savannah have a gang problem? It's been a question in the city for decades, and now police are saying yes. In the wake of a string of teen shootings, police briefed city council on the issue on Thursday.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: October 16, 2014
http://www.wtoc.com/...

Judge to gang member: 'Was it worth it?' (Macon, GA): If Jordan Keaugh Maxwell lives to be an old man, he’ll have few memories of life outside prison walls. The 20-year-old told a judge Wednesday that he started running the streets when he was 13.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: October 15, 2014
http://www.macon.com/...

Suspect in gang-related shooting in custody (Rome, GA): A Riverdale man accused of shooting a man in Rome earlier this year was booked Tuesday into the Floyd County Jail, according to reports.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: October 15, 2014
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/...

Coastal Empire Fairgrounds shooting assailant pleads guilty (Chatham County, GA): Lajuan Jerone Sloman on Tuesday pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated assault and related weapons charges in the November 2012 shootings at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 14, 2014
http://savannahnow.com/...

Officials strive to prevent local gang growth (Newnan, GA): It is well-established that there are gangs in Coweta County, and local law enforcement agencies are now working together and increasing their training to keep these gangs from becoming a major problem in the community.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.times-herald.com/...

Savannah man sentenced to 35 years in prison - serve 15 - in gang related slaying (Savannah, GA): A Savannah man on Monday was sentenced to 35 years in prison — with 15 to serve — on charges stemming from the Labor Day 2012 slaying of a man on River Street as part of an ongoing battle involving two local street gangs.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 13, 2014
http://savannahnow.com/...

Macon man indicted in 2011 killing (Macon, GA): Bibb County grand jurors indicted a 24-year-old Macon man Tuesday in the 2011 shooting death of a man in east Macon.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: October 7, 2014
http://www.macon.com/...

3 sentenced to life in prison in death of teen shot over shoes (Grayson, GA): Three men were sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of gunning down a Gwinnett County teenager after an argument over sneakers.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: October 7, 2014
http://www.11alive.com/...

Police: Alleged Athens gang member used assault rifle to kill teen in May drive-by shooting (Athens, GA): A purported member of the Gangster Disciples street gang earlier this year used an assault-type rifle to kill a teen during a drive-by shooting in Athens, according to documents recently filed in Clarke County Superior Court.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: October 5, 2014
http://onlineathens.com/...

Albany's Gang Task Force cracks down on crime (Albany, GA): You can feel a little bit safer knowing the Albany Police Department's Gang Task Force is on the lookout. Prurince Dice, a member of the task force told the neighborhood watch they've been very successful reducing gang-related activity.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: October 4, 2014
http://www.wfxl.com/...

Testimony: Gang led by Gwinnett murder suspect ‘a copy’ of larger New York group (Lawrenceville, GA): The Young Wavey Goonz gang allegedly led by Larnell Sillah — one of the suspects in the murder of a 14-year-old Grayson boy — may be an imitation of a larger New York gang, an investigator testified Tuesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: September 30, 2014
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/...

Gang-related incidents are on the rise, but exact numbers unknown (Marietta, GA): Gang violence is on the rise in Cobb County, and experts spoke to residents Wednesday night about why people join and ways to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: September 25, 2014
http://mdjonline.com/...

LaGrange police arrest 14 in drug trafficking investigation (LaGrange, GA): A large-scale summer operation targeting LaGrange drug distributors recently yielded 14 arrests and dozens of drug related charges, according to a LaGrange Police Department press release.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 25, 2014
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/...

Reluctant judge accepts plea bargain in Savannah gang case (Savannah, GA): A judge on Wednesday reluctantly accepted an admitted gang member’s negotiated guilty plea to charges in several aggravated assaults in return for a sentence of 10 years in prison with two to serve.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: September 24, 2014
http://savannahnow.com/...

Prosecutors: Gang members killed teen for high-end sneakers (Atlanta, GA): A trail of text messages, receipts and bullet fragments tie three gang members to the murder of a 14-year-old Gwinnett football player over his high-end athletic shoes, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 22, 2014
http://www.ajc.com/...

Cobb gang members sentenced to life for killing man over insult (Cobb County, GA): Three young Mableton men convicted of murder in a dispute over gang colors were sentenced to life in prison Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 22, 2014
http://www.ajc.com/...

Trial begins for gang members charged with slaying teen for shoes (Atlanta, GA): By age 14, Paul Sampleton Jr. managed to do what most people never accomplish, turning his passion — for collectible basketball shoes — into a profit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 21, 2014
http://www.ajc.com/...

Moderns gangs hide insignia; local gang activity down (Gainesville, GA): The modern gang member is no longer sporting head-to-toe colors or lots of tattoos, according to the Associated Press. An article released earlier this week by the AP said that modern gangs were taking more to white collar crime, social media, and hiding their insignia.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com    Date: September 20, 2014
http://www.accessnorthga.com/...

Man indicted for drive-by shooting in east Athens that wounded three (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury last week indicted a man on charges connected to a drive-by shooting two months ago in east Athens in which three people were wounded.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: September 16, 2014
http://onlineathens.com/...

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested on Friday an alleged gun-toting gang member during the Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals football game at Cedar Shoals High School.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: September 15, 2014
http://onlineathens.com/...

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