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Gang activity suspected in a number of local crimes (Conyers, GA): An 18-year-old male who claimed to be a member of a Crips-related gang has been arrested in connection with the beating of another teen earlier this year, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office. Lenny Mejias, who previously lived on Chestnut Oaks Ridge in Lithonia, but who reportedly recently moved out of state, was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with battery and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: Newton Citizen    Date: September 1, 2015
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Sheriff issues warning to street gangs (Cordele, GA): With the first ever gang murder trial taking place last week and recent gang-involved shooting Sheriff Billy Hancock has issued a warning to gangs, “You can bet your bottom dollar if you’re in a gang, I’m coming.”
Source: Cordele Dispatch    Date: August 31, 2015
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Albany Gang Unit to share information with other law enforcement (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Gang Unit is sharing information with other South Georgia gang officers, hoping to control gang crime better. The Gang Unit Commander says gangs across the country are combining and morphing into new units.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 27, 2015
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LaGrange police arrest third suspect in alleged gang robbery of teen (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange police said a third suspect has been taken into custody for suspected participation in the beating and robbery Monday evening of a teen on Easy Street.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: August 26, 2015
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Gangs are warned in Cordele (Cordele, GA): After a guilty verdict in the district's first ever gang-related murder trial, the DA and Crisp County sheriff have a warning for other gang members. Rocquel Chavers was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years, after a jury in this courthouse convicted him Friday of killing Jasperion Armstrong last September.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 24, 2015
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Savannah's residents call for end to violence (Savannah, GA): There was, somewhat fittingly, a rainbow over east Savannah on Saturday evening as about 200 people wearing “We Must Do Something” T-shirts prayed for the city’s violence to stop.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: August 22, 2015
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Guilty verdict in district's first ever gang-related murder trial (Crispo County, GA): A man on trial for murder has been found guilty on all counts. Rocquel Chavers was convicted on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to murder, street gang terrorism, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 21, 2015
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Houston Co. forum aims to shed light on gang crime (Houston County, GA): Some Houston County leaders want to address concerns about gang violence. In a forum next Tuesday, August 25th, police officers and even a former gang member will answer questions.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: August 21, 2015
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Bullying, gang activity continues decline in Gwinnett Schools (Suwanee, GA): Ninth-graders were part of a positive change this time. For the first time in recent memory, Gwinnett County Public Schools saw about a five percent drop in the number of in-school suspensions by ninth-graders, down to 26 percent from 31 percent of the total incidents in that category. Overall last school year, there were 33,067 in-school suspensions in the district.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: August 20, 2015
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Marietta gang member convicted of murder in drug killing (Marietta, GA): A Cobb jury convicted a Marietta man on Monday for killing a drug dealer last year, the Cobb District Attorney’s Office reports. Nehemiah “Miami” Anglin, 21, was convicted of felony murder and felony drug possession in the death of Damion Wright, 26.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: August 19, 2015
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Anti-violence rally held, gang member speaks about gang culture (Savannah, GA): Several groups in Savannah joined together Wednesday night in a rally against the latest shooting in the city. What was different about this rally is one of the young men in attendance said he was born and raised in a gang, the same people police are blaming for a lot of this violence.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: August 19, 2015
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Alleged gang member arrested in McDonough (Jonesboro, GA): A McDonough man wanted since May in Clayton County for alleged gang-related activities was arrested Tuesday morning, said officials.
Source: Henry Daily Herald    Date: August 18, 2015
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Troup County grand jury indicts alleged Gangster Disciples in LaGrange shooting (LaGrange, GA): A Troup County grand jury indicted six alleged gang members, including the gang’s supposed leader, in a street gang conspiracy case in early August.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: August 17, 2015
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Milledgeville police say man wounded in suspected gang shooting (Milledgeville, GA): A man was shot twice Monday night in what Milledgeville police suspect is a gang related shooting. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at Riverbend Apartments on E. McIntosh Street, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 12, 2015
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Man assaulted by fellow gang members in jail (Coweta County, GA): Four gang members who are currently residing in the Coweta County Jail are now being investigated for assaulting another fellow gang member, sending him to the hospital following a possible act of retaliation.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: August 12, 2015
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Chatham County DA Creates New Gang Database (Chatham County, GA): Cracking down on crime, and taking back the streets. That’s the goal of new technology coming to the Chatham County District Attorney’s office. “Gangs have infiltrated almost every neighborhood here in chatham county,” explains SCMPD Detective Udon Carter.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: August 11, 2015
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Nine-month investigation uncovers gang activity (Covington, GA): Three defendants in a racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder case pled guilty before Judge Samuel D. Ozburn of the Alcovy Circuit Superior Court on Thursday in return for a negotiated plea bargain. A fourth defendant will return to court on Aug. 20 to accept or reject a negotiated plea.
Source: The Covington News    Date: August 9, 2015
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Four gang members sentenced to prison (Coweta County, GA): Four local gang members were sentenced to prison Thursday following a week of trials in Coweta County Superior Court. “District Attorney Pete Skandalakis has made it clear that if you are a gang member and you commit a crime with a gun, we will send you to prison,” said Assistant District Attorney Herb Cranford.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: August 8, 2015
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Guilty verdicts in 2013 Jefferson County slaying (Augusta, GA): An Emanuel County jury has convicted two Jefferson County men in the fatal gang-related shooting of an Augusta man. Last week a jury found both Rojonte Romelle McGruder, of Louisville, and Damien Vashoul Simpkins, of Wadley, guilty of several charges including malice murder.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: August 8, 2015
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Athens gang member arrested while on parole (Athens, GA): A convicted Athens gang member was arrested this week for allegedly committing a burglary while on parole from an armed robbery conviction.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: August 7, 2015
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