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Trio of gang members gets life for murders (Atlanta, GA): Three known gang leaders have been sentenced to life in federal prison for their roles in murders in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: December 19, 2013

Prosecutors target violent Macon gangs (Macon, GA): Bibb County prosecutors are sending what they hope is a message to the city's street gangs, blaming nine suspected members of two groups with a string of crimes -- shootings, armed robberies, thefts and drug dealings.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: December 17, 2013

U.S. Marshals capture suspected Savannah gang member charged in Coastal Empire Fair shooting (Savannah, GA): U.S. Marshals Friday captured an alleged Savannah gang member wanted for his involvement in a 2012 homicide and the Coastal Empire Fair shooting later that year.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: December 6, 2013

Feds: Gang members convicted of murder, robberies in DeKalb, Gwinnett (Atlanta, GA): A federal jury has convicted two members of "one of the most violent gangs in the world" of murders, attempted murders and armed robberies in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 22, 2013

Family awarded $35M in Six Flags beating case (Marietta, GA) : Six Flags over Georgia and four of its former employees have been ordered to pay $35 million to the family of a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a beating he received by a Six Flags employee in 2007.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: November 22, 2013

Parents turn out for Clayton County Public Schools 'safer schools' community forum (Jonesboro, GA): About 300 parents, students and officials turned out for the "safer schools" community forum Thursday night. Jeff Smoot arrived early to the event held at Mundy's Mill High. The father of freshman Jemaria Smoot, 14, was there earlier that day to participate in the school's National Parent Involvement Day activities.
Source: Clayton News Daily    Date: November 22, 2013

Gang Unit wraps up year of intervention (Albany, GA): On Thursday afternoon, Albany police and local officials held the final Gang Task Force and Violence Prevention meeting for 2013. Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials attended and spoke to the crowd about gang culture. In 2013, Albany Gang Unit officers conducted several intervention programs to clean up the streets and prevent youths from turning to a life of crime.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: November 21, 2013

Newton County Sheriff's Office unveils Gang Tip Line for anonymous tips (Covington, GA): The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled a new resource for the public to communicate anonymously about possible gang activity in the community.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: November 18, 2013

Newton County Sheriff's Office launches app to combat gangs (Newton County, GA): Help is now only a click away for Newton County residents concerned about possible gang activity. Modern technology is making it easier for them to contact police without fear of retaliation.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: November 18, 2013

SCMPD, FBI partner together to fight gang violence (Savannah, GA): SCMPD and the FBI are teaming up together to fight gang activity and violent crime in the Savannah area. Metro Police Chief Julie Tolbert has accepted the FBI's invitation to assign officers to the Southeast Georgia Safe Streets Violent Crime Task Force to focu on violence by organized neighborhood groups and violent crime in general.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: November 11, 2013

"Teen Academy" makes impact on students (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Department is hosting a new program to help young people learn more about the daily functions of the police department. Its called the "Teen Academy". Saturday marks the second week of a five-week course where more than a dozen young people will learn about everything from gangs to drugs and criminal activity.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: November 3, 2013

Douglasville man in court on gang charges (Douglasville, GA): A Douglasville man appeared in Douglas County court Monday for his alleged involvement in a gang fight. Justin Quantez Lee, 20, was charged with criminal gang activity, earning gang status, engaging in gang activity, being a gang leader/organizer, simple battery and three counts of battery.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel    Date: October 22, 2013

Norcross rape might be tied to MS-13 gang (Gwinnett County, GA): Three teens' alleged rape of a Norcross woman may have ties to MS-13, a violent Hispanic gang largely stomped out in Gwinnett several years ago.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: October 22, 2013

DA's office hosting gang seminar, taking steps to dismantle gangs (Macon, GA) : Gang investigators and prosecutors from Middle Georgia and beyond will gather Friday in Macon for a seminar and symposium focused on how to dismantle criminal street gangs.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: October 17, 2013

Four men arrested on gang-related charges (Lawrenceville, GA): Four men have been arrested on gang-related charges, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. The police department's gang unit had been investigating what they described as a street gang known as "Top Rank Goons" or "TRG".
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: October 17, 2013

Video shows alleged gang members beating teen who wanted out (Clayton County, GA): Police said several students are under arrest after they beat up a boy who wanted to get out of a gang. The beating was captured on cellphone video. It happened at Mundy's Mill High School on Oct. 1.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: October 17, 2013

Violent gang leader gets life sentence (Atlanta, GA): The leader of a Norcross clique of a violent international street gang was given three life sentences Tuesday for racketeering crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 16, 2013

NCSO makes series of gang-related arrests (Covington, GA): A number of young adults were recently arrested in Newton County in connection with incidents allegedly involving gang activity.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: October 14, 2013

Seventh arrest made in LaGrange gang investigation (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange police have made a seventh arrest in their ongoing gang investigation. Tomas Gooden, of Newnan, was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant. He is facing two new counts of Criminal Street Gang Activity stemming from a fatal August shooting.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: October 8, 2013

Richmond county deputies give parents tips for spotting gang activity (Augusta, GA): Graffiti, heavy crime trends and shoes over cable lines are all telltale signs Sgt. Michael McDaniel says are evident in areas where gang activity lives. McDaniel says in children, the signs are not as obvious.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: September 26, 2013

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