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Authorities: Gang activity present in all county high schools (Cobb County, GA) : Cobb County's southside gang problem has been a long time in the making, but authorities now say every public high school in the county has at least one gang operating on its campus.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: September 1, 2013
http://www.mdjonline.com/...

Student admits to bringing fully-loaded gun to Ridgeview Charter School (Sandy Springs, GA): A north Fulton County student arrested for bringing a gun to a Sandy Springs middle school admitted he was in a street gang and that he brought the fully loaded 9 mm handgun to school with a plan to shoot someone, a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: August 30, 2013
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ASU hosts faculty, staff gang seminar (Albany, GA): The Albany State University Police department taught their faculty and staff about gangs today, to help them better be able to spot gang activity if it happens on campus.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 28, 2013
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Three accused of drugs, gang activity (Smyrna, GA): Three Smyrna residents were arrested last Friday on various accusations of marijuana sale and possession and gang activity.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: August 27, 2013
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Teen gang members arrested (Marietta, GA): Three Marietta teenagers who warrants state are gang members remain in jail after allegedly breaking into someone's home as part of what police say could be part of a "gang initiation."
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: August 23, 2013
http://mdjonline.com/...

High poverty rates may contribute to Albany's gang problems (Albany, GA): Albany city leaders say high unemployment and poverty rates are contributing to gang activity. One commissioner said investing in education and public cooperation with police will make the safer and more prosperous.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 23, 2013
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Police investigate loaded gun, possible gang fight at Carver (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police don't believe a gun found at a high school one day had anything to do with a fight involving more than a dozen students the following day.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 22, 2013
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Gangs recruiting younger kids as members (Albany, GA): Albany Police Officers say gang activity continues to be a become more innovative and attract smaller children as members. Thursday, City Commissioner Jon Howard and Gang Unit intelligence officers gave a report of criminal activity so far this year.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 22, 2013
http://www.walb.com/...

Gang unit sees decrease in summer crimes (Albany, GA): The Gang Task Force Unit for the Albany Police Department made a presentation before community leaders and residents about the issue of gang activity in the area
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: August 22, 2013
http://www.mysouthwestga.com/...

Man thrown down stairwell before Zodiac Lounge shooting (Macon, GA): The man who survived being shot eight times at Macon's Zodiac Lounge on July 5 also was thrown down a stairwell, according to Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 19, 2013
http://www.macon.com/...

17 sentenced Operation Ruffian anti-gang probe (Chatham County, GA): Seventeen people were sentenced as part of a federal and state investigation aimed at offenders in the Savannah neighborhoods of Cuyler-Brownsville and Carver Heights. The anti-gang and violent crime operation dubbed Operation Ruffian targeted 40 people for prosecution.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: August 19, 2013
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Officers work to keep gangs out of your schools (Augusta, GA): As Richmond County students prepare to head back to school on Monday, some parents are worried recent violence could spill into the classrooms.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: August 9, 2013
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Detective: Alleged invasion of space sparked argument leading to Zodiac shooting (Macon, GA): A Macon police detective testified Monday that a fight between Arthur Thomas Freeman III and Deion Davis sparked the chain of events that led to Davis being shot multiple times at Macon's Zodiac Lounge on July 5.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 5, 2013
http://www.macon.com/...

Richmond County sheriff's department forming gang task force (Augusta, GA): Authorities say they fear that the recent slaying of a teen points to growing gang violence in Augusta.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: August 4, 2013
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Recent shootings sign of growing gang violence in Richmond County, police say (Augusta, GA): Authorities say they fear that the recent slaying of a teen points to growing gang violence in Augusta. The number of gangs in Richmond County is not clear. Investigator Ashley Pletcher said 30 but then questioned whether there are more.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: August 3, 2013
http://chronicle.augusta.com/...

Bond granted to teens accused of gang activity (Augusta, GA): Bond was set Friday for several of the teens accused of taking part in gang activity that sheriff's investigators say led to shootings and a recent homicide.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: August 2, 2013
http://chronicle.augusta.com/...

Valdosta Police work to prevent gang violence (Valdosta, GA): An accused Valdosta gang leader wanted for murder is still on the run. He's accused of shooting a man police say has ties to a rival gang. Police say Antoni "snapper" Tippins is a Crips gang leader in Valdosta. He's wanted for the Tuesday night shooting death of Jarid Little outside Gordon Food Mart. Valdosta Police say Little also has ties to the Bloods gang.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 2, 2013
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Program tries to steer kids away from gangs after fatal shooting (Lowndes County, GA): Thirty one year old Antoni Tippins has yet to be arrested. He's been accused of shooting and killing twenty four year old Jarid Little this past Tuesday. The Valdosta Police Department says Tippins was connected with the Crips street gang, while Little was connected to the Bloods.
Source: WCTV News    Date: August 1, 2013
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GA police to receive gang resistance certification (Atlanta, GA) : Fulton County Sheriff's officials say law enforcement representatives from the metro Atlanta region are set to graduate from a program focused on identifying and addressing gang activity. Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says police from several agencies are being certified Wednesday morning in the Gang Resistance Education And Training program.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 31, 2013
http://www.miamiherald.com/...

Hearing set for teens in murder case (Marietta, GA): Three of the teenagers accused of beating a 36-year-old Mableton man and leaving him in the middle of a highway to be run over by a passing car will appear in court today in a case that many see as a racially motivated crime.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: July 31, 2013
http://mdjonline.com/...

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