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South Georgia police on alert after 'Purge' threats (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Gang Unit and Dougherty County Sheriff's Office are on alert after warnings of possible gang violence connected with "The Purge."
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 26, 2014

Police probe busts gang in heroin ring (Marietta, GA): Cobb County police went undercover for a year while investigating a gang they suspected was trafficking heroin in the county. Officer Michael Bowman, spokesman for Cobb police, said the department’s year-long investigation into a gang within the county resulted in a heroin drug bust that uncovered a network of drug sellers and purchasers.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: August 22, 2014

Gang activity decline continues in Gwinnett County Schools (Suwanne, GA): Each year when James A. Taylor presents discipline facts and figures about the previous school year to the Gwinnett County Board of Education, he has a favorite statistic. On Thursday during a workshop meeting at the Instructional Support Center, the number was 99.2 percent.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: August 21, 2014

Five indicted on gang activity charges appear in court (Savannah, GA): Five defendants who were part of a large indictment last September, charging them with Participation In Criminal Gang Activity are in court on Thursday, for a Motions Hearing.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: August 21, 2014

The gangs of LaGrange and Troup County (LaGrange, GA): For Trevor, joining a gang was like a rite of passage growing up on the streets of LaGrange. "I was watching to see what group everyone was going with," he explained. "One of my friends was incarcerated and he was telling us about [the life] from jail. It sounded right. It sounded like the young black man's way of life."
Source: LaGrange News    Date: August 16, 2014

Racial slurs and gang signs spray-painted on Meriwether County home (Meriweather County, GA): It's usually pretty quiet and everyone gets along in the small community of Greenville, Georgia. That's why what one family saw painted on their home came as such a big surprise.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: August 15, 2014

Police arrest 'Crips' members at Joy Road mobile home park (Columbus, GA): It was the marijuana smoking and loitering that got three residents of a Joy Road mobile home park evicted — but it was the lying and threats of gang violence that got them arrested, according to police.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: August 15, 2014

Police identify, issue warrant for man suspected in gang-related shooting (Rome, GA): The Floyd County Police Department has charged a Clayton County man with the March shooting of a South Rome resident. The crime is gang-related and has been charged as an offense according to the state's street gang statute.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: August 15, 2014

Third suspect arrested in gang-related beating at Roseway cicrle (Rome, GA): A Rome man who allegedly participated in assaulting a woman last month with fellow gang members was arrested late Wednesday, according to Floyd County Jail reports.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: August 14, 2014

Savannah man found guilty of murder, gang activity in 2013 slaying (Savannah, GA): Darrell Hendrix on Tuesday was convicted of murder and related charges in the 2013 slaying of Rodrick Richardson but was acquitted on charges of gang-related activity.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: August 13, 2014

Richmond County Sheriff urges kids to stay out of gang life (Augusta, GA): It's a persistent problem on our streets and in our schools. "We do have a gang element within the city," Sheriff Richard Roundtree admitted. Soon kids head back to school to rooms full of desks and books and hidden pressures lurking in every class.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: August 12, 2014

Bloods gang members indicted in two deaths in DeKalb (DeKalb County, GA): Four members of the Bloods street gang were indicted Monday on charges that they killed a witness who saw them fatally shoot an innocent bystander, a shooting that was soon followed by a retaliatory attack that left a baby dead.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 11, 2014

Suspects in Shell burglary connected with a 30 Deep gang (Conyers, GA): Three Atlanta men who were arrested late last month in connection with the burglary of a local gas station have now been charged with criminal gang activity. Antonio Danell King, 38, Andre Berned Brantley, 52, and Marques Deaontay Hood, 26, all received on Friday the additional charge of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: August 11, 2014

Two arrested during Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force search on Flannery Street (Rome, GA): A Rome man and woman face a string of drug charges following the execution of a seach warrant Friday by the Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force. Police said the woman is a member of the Bloods criminal street gang.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: August 9, 2014

Gang recruitment increases (Albany, GA): Gang Unit officers say the first week of school is one of the busiest times for gang recruitment. The Albany Police gang unit has been watching closely around the Dougherty County schools this week for gang activity close to the campuses.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 8, 2014

Savannah-Chatham police partnering with state to search for signs of gangs (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham police are joining forces with gang experts from the State of Georgia to assess possible gang-related activity in the city. Officers will fan out across the city Friday night to talk with residents and check on youths under supervision by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Source: GPB News    Date: August 8, 2014

Prosecutor: Defendant's slaying of Savannah man last year gang-related, senseless (Savannah, GA): A prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday that Rodrick Richardson was slain in his car "for nothing" last year in a gang-related slaying as he drove to work.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: August 7, 2014

Juvenile attacked in gang-related skirmish (Tifton, GA): A juvenile was injured Saturday morning following a fight at a local bar, which resulted in him having to go to the hospital. According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, Officer Lynn McCulley reported early Saturday morning that she responded to a fight in progress call at Santos Bar on South Main Street.
Source: The Tifton Gazette    Date: August 4, 2014

New billboard targets gangs (Rome, GA): The month of July saw a plethora of gang arrests—from two alleged members of the Ghost Faced gang arrested in the Floyd County Jail for beating another inmate to six people arrested for beating two men on Callahan Street claiming to be a member of the Bloods gang.
Source: WRGA News    Date: August 4, 2014

Suspected gang youth arrested for drive-by gunplay (Newnan, GA): Two Newnan men and a juvenile suspected of acting together to perform a gang-related crime were arrested Saturday after they attempted to flee Newnan Police officers.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: July 30, 2014

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