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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:    Date: September 20, 2014

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

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

Police: Accused shooter intended to kill rival (Carollton, GA): A police detective says one of three suspects accused in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old west Georgia boy intended to kill a rival gang member who lived in the same apartment complex.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: September 14, 2014

Man arrested in 2002 gang-related shootout along I-85 (Gwinnett County, GA): More than a decade later, a reputed gang member has been arrested in connection with a deadly shootout between vehicles speeding down an interstate access road.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: September 12, 2014

Three men charged with gang participation in Thomasville (Thomasville, GA): Three men are in the Thomas county jail, charged with participating in criminal gang activity. Thomasville Police arrested Artriel Scott, Hiyatah Cochran, and Malik Hayes.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: September 12, 2014

Police probe leads to gang arrests (Thomasville, GA): After receiving complaints from citizens, Thomasville police began an investigation two months ago that uncovered a street gang.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise    Date: September 12, 2014

Painting Savannah: Graffiti complaints target downtown and public murals find life (Savannah, GA): The light yellow bricks of an out-of-the-way wall in the East Victorian District had been hit again with large swirls of deep red spray paint writing. “This wall’s been painted so many times,” said Michael Thomas, work ventures supervisor at the Savannah Impact Program. “They just keep painting it over and over.”
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: September 7, 2014

Gangs of Valdosta (Valdosta, GA): The South Georgia Gang Task Force has identified more than a dozen active gangs and hundreds of gang members in the Valdosta/Lowndes County area and are working to educate the community about their existence and to persuade potential recruits not to join.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: September 7, 2014

Grand jurors indict some on gang charge; others on sexually related charges (Rome, GA): Eight people linked by authorities to a gang beating were indicted Friday by a Floyd County grand jury, Superior Court records state. Authorities say the group beat two men June 7 at a Callahan Street home, shouting “Bloods” as they punched and kicked the victims.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: September 6, 2014

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