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Gang arrests, activity at unprecedented levels (Brunswick, GA): Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering says there are more street gangs and gang members in Brunswick today than he’s seen in his 30-year career as a police officer. He said Glynn County and Brunswick officers working on the Joint Violent Crimes Task Force have identified 30 active street gangs and 150 active gang members since the task force was created in late 2012.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: October 28, 2014

62 arrested in GA, AL on gang-related charges (Columbus, GA): The Columbus Police Department's Gang Task Force announced several arrests related to gang activity in the Chattahoochee Valley. In a media briefing Monday, CPD Major Gil Slouchick said 62 people in Georgia and Alabama were arrested, following the police department's partnership with several other law enforcement agencies.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: October 27, 2014

Family makes emotional plea for information related to triple shooting (Fulton County, GA): College Park police say they have run out of leads in a killing that happened last month. Someone shot and killed 31-year-old Ricoh Taylor at an apartment complex in south Fulton County.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: October 25, 2014

First defendant in Augusta gang battle case pleads guilty (Augusta, GA): An Augusta man accused of participating in a gang-related series of shootings pleaded guilty Monday. Jordan J. Lovett, 19, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges that included aggravated assault, unlawful gang activity and property damage.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: October 20, 2014

Breaking down the gang problem in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Crime scene tape, blocking off Savannah neighborhoods is something some in the community are sick of seeing. “Every weekend we literally hear gun shots and people have died on our streets,” said Greg Reed. “It is surprising for Savannah, but as a big city, I understand it’s part of the deal,” said Luis Gomez.
Source: WJAC 6 News    Date: October 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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