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Athens teen charged under gang statute for fight outside Classic City High School (Athens, GA): An alleged gang member was arrested Thursday in connection with a fight two months ago outside Classic City High School in which the suspect and five others allegedly sought out two students and beat them up, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: May 9, 2014

Two Valdosta men arrested for drugs, weapons, theft (Valdosta, GA): "The Valdosta Police Department along with the FBI Gang Task Force served a couple of warrants at 1712 Williams St. after an investigation. We had received several complaints from the area about narcotics activity, large crowds, things of that nature.
Source: WCTV News    Date: May 8, 2014

DA Cooke says gang initiative working (Macon, GA): "They're tired of it, and so am I." Those were Superior Court Judge Howard Simms comments from the bench just before sentencing Mafia street gang member Bernard Bullard to life without parole for murdering John Johnson, an 18-year-old member of the rival Crips gang.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: May 7, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 16 years in prison (Valdosta, GA): Michael J. Moore, United State Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Wesley White, Jr., a/k/a "Westside", 39, of Valdosta, Georgia, was sentenced on May 5, 2014 to serve 16 years (200 months) for possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of "crack cocaine".
Source: WCTV News    Date: May 6, 2014

Tifton gang violence escalating (Tifton, GA): Tifton Police are investigation several cases relating to escalating violence in the city. This past weekend, an innocent bystander was shot in a shooting at the Brookfield Mews Apartments. Before that, a man was braised in the face by a bullet during a drive-by shooting on 13th Street.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: May 2, 2014

Five men indicted for gang-related shootings in Cobb (Cobb County, GA): A Cobb County grand jury has indicted five men for their involvement in two gang-motivated shootings in Kennesaw, authorities said Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 28, 2014

Wanted gang leader arrested in Valdosta (Valdosta, GA): A car chase in Valdosta late Thursday afternoon has landed 35 year-old Ernest Pete, wanted gang leader of the local Gangster Disciples gang, behind bars.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: April 25, 2014

Macon gang member found guilty on murder charges (Macon, GA): A Bibb County jury took more than four hours to convict Cedric Sherrod Newton Jr. of murder and other charges in a gang-related killing of a Macon man in 2010.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 25, 2014

Former Augusta State Medical Prison guard guilty of smuggling drugs (Augusta, GA): A former guard at Augusta State Medical Prison pleaded guilty Wednesday to smuggling drugs to inmates. Lucritia N. Davis was a member of Sisters of the Struggle, a female branch of the Gangster Disciples.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: April 23, 2014

Cobb County teens given prison sentences for gang-related burglary (Cobb County, GA): Two teens who made off into the woods after burglarizing a home in a gang-related incident have been sentenced to 10 and 11 years in prison, respectively. The two pled guilty to five counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: Smyrna-ViningsPatch    Date: April 17, 2014

Two Cobb County men receive prison time in gang case (Marietta, GA): Two Cobb County men will go to prison for their gang-related crimes, Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds said. Jamal Akeem Lisbon, 18, of Smyrna, and Calvin 'Roscoe' Jermaine McKinney, 17, of Austell, each pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act for their involvement in a gang-related burglary.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: April 16, 2014

Gang members sentenced to prison (Cobb County, GA): Two Cobb County teens will spend time in prison after being convicted of a gang-related burglary. Both men pleaded guilty to five counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. They are members of the Triple G gang, described by prosecutors as a "hybrid gang," or one that can easily be absorbed by a larger, better known gang.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: April 16, 2014

Athens police stand by to prevent gang violence (Athens, GA): Athens Clarke County police said officers were tied up for more than two hours Sunday night as they remained at an eastside apartment complex to prevent possible gang violence from breaking out.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: April 15, 2014

Accused killer had history of gang activity (Dalton, GA): Weeks before Orlando Ramirez was charged with murdering one bar security guard and wounding a second, a fellow member of the Hard Time Surenos gang was beat up in a fight at the bar.
Source: The Daily Citizen    Date: April 13, 2014

Dalton's gangs still active (Dalton, GA): About six years ago, Dalton's "gang problems" garnered enough public attention to prompt police and community leaders to hold meetings and forums aimed at addressing the issue.
Source: The Daily Citizen    Date: April 13, 2014

Macon man indicted in alleged gang shooting (Macon, GA): A 27-year-old Macon man was indicted Tuesday on three counts of aggravated assault in the Jan. 12 shooting of three men inside a house in the 2700 block of Roy Street.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 8, 2014

Gangs have brought their violence here (Jesup, GA): This is the first of a two part series on the growth of gangs in Wayne County. Unnoticed by most residents, the signs of gang activity are all across the county. Associated drug traffic and violence have forced the realization of the growing presence of gangs in rural areas of Georgia—including here.
Source: The Press-Sentinel    Date: April 8, 2014

The Path Project brings hope to local youth (Loganville, GA): Jim and Melinda Hollandsworth started a Christian outreach center in a dilapidated trailer with 23 bullet holes in the walls and blood soaked carpeting. Within five years they opened five community centers and changed the lives of more than 300 impoverished kids in Gwinnett County.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: April 6, 2014

Georgia anti-gang law holds people guilty by association (Macon, GA): Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke is on the warpath against Macon's violent street gangs, but some defense attorneys say the statute at the core of Cooke's new strategy can be used to curtail a defendant's right to a fair trial.
Source: GPB News    Date: April 2, 2014

30 Deep gang member arrested (Atlanta, GA): Authorities arrested a member of one of Atlanta's most notorious street gangs on Thursday. Brian Kennedy, a member of the violent 30 Deep gang was arrested after U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force's Counter Gang Unit (SERFTF-CGU) and the Atlanta Police Department's Fugitive Unit joined forces to get him off the streets.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: March 28, 2014

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