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Four indicted in 2009 slaying of Columbia man (Nashville, TN): The U.S. Attorney General's office in Nashville unsealed an indictment Tuesday afternoon naming four men suspected in the 2009 slaying of a man who was shot while standing inside his Columbia home. The four men are known members of the Maury County gang, the Kitchen Crips.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: April 8, 2014

A new tactic in gang battle: Tennessee bill amends law to ban members from public spaces (Nashville, TN): Senators are slated to act this week on a bill that provides statutory guidance for courts using Tennessee’s public nuisance law to keep criminal gang members out of public areas like parks and neighborhoods.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 7, 2014

Memphis gang member says "Put Down The Guns!" (Memphis, TN): A Memphis gang member says enough is enough! He's using Facebook and going door-to-door to let younger gang members know murder isn't the answer. "It's time for somebody to step up," Frank Gotti said. He joined a gang when he was 15 years old.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 4, 2014

Two children without fathers after 'gang-related' murders in Parkway Village (Memphis, TN): Sources close to the case told WREG Monday's drive-by murder in Parkway Village area was gang-related, and the shooting is likely linked to another killing at a nearby gas station a month ago.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 1, 2014

Inside Chattanooga's first violence reduction call-in, atmosphere was casual but the message pointed (Chattanooga, TN): It was hard to read the reactions of the 13 gang members and felons who walked out of Chattanooga's first Violence Reduction Initiative call-in Thursday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 22, 2014

Chattanooga set to tell gangs: Put down the guns or take your chances in prison (Chattanooga, TN): With ventilator tubes hissing and pushing oxygen into her lungs, Keoshia Ford flutters her eyelids. She occasionally grunts. Her foot wiggles, a tiny victory in a still life.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 16, 2014

Locals begin their own initiative against violence (Chattanooga, TN): The High Point Initiative in Chattanooga is set to begin Friday, however, some locals are taking their own initiatives to try and stop gang violence.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 6, 2014

Nashville man pleads guilty to distributing cocaine to gang members (Nashville, TN): A Nashville man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court here on Friday to distributing large amounts of cocaine to local members of Chicago- and Los Angeles-based gangs.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 28, 2014

Nashville brothers in gang get five years for beating witness (Nashville, TN): Two Nashville brothers were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to five years in prison for retaliating against a witness against one of their fellow gang members.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 19, 2014

Gang member sentenced to life for drug trafficking, firearms near school (Nashville, TN): Christopher Ray Moody, 30, of Nashville, was sentenced Friday to life in prison, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat    Date: February 14, 2014

Doubt and trust: Chattanooga's anti-violence initiative aims to break culture of silence (Chattanooga, TN): Two men were fatally gunned down in different areas of Chattanooga on Feb. 1. In Hixson, a gunman told Andrew Biro he would be killed if he told anyone he saw Robert McClure getting shot in the head at point-blank range.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 9, 2014

New crime unit finding success in cracking down on gangs in neighborhood (Memphis, TN): It's the middle of the work day and straight to the streets for a team with one sole mission – gangs. "It's around you everyday, all day. Kids have to deal with it in their music, everything that they do," says Sgt. Michael Pierce with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: February 3, 2014

Vice Lord leader given 28-year sentence (Lebanon, TN): Sterling Rivers a/k/a "Little Real" 26, of Lebanon, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 28 years in prison for conspiring to distribute large quantities of crack cocaine and cocaine, as part of his involvement in a criminal street gang called the Unknown Vice Lords, announced David Rivera, U. S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The Wilson Post    Date: January 29, 2014

Gang colors cited in Kingsport assault arrests (Kingsport, TN): Five people have been arrested after a Kingsport woman feared they were on a "killing mission" to her home, spurred by her child's wearing blue to the Bristol home of his father, an alleged Bloods gang member loyal to the color red.
Source: Kingsport Times-News    Date: January 28, 2014

Increasing violence leaves parents worried about safety of kids (Chattanooga, TN): "It's increased here; it's increased all over the nation. Small and rural areas are even seeing gang activity," said Curtis Penney, Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 24, 2014

Gang member sentenced for shooting in public housing (Nashville, TN): Gerald Edwin Farmer, aka H.K., 24, of Nashville, was sentenced Friday to 17 ½ years in prison, according to David Rivera, U. S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Farmer, a Rollin' 40s Crips street gang member, pleaded guilty in June to being a felon in possession of ammunition, which he used to shoot another person in the densely populated James Cayce public housing development in Nashville in November 2011.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat    Date: January 17, 2014

Northaven teen stands up to gang members (Memphis, TN): It takes a brave young man to stand up to gang violence. It’s exactly what deputies say a Northaven teen did that got him in a dangerous situation.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: December 26, 2013

Two Alton Park businesses tagged with graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): A former familiar face in Hamilton County politics has fallen victim to vandalism. Former Hamilton County Commissioner William Cotton owns a building in Alton Park. And early this morning, someone plastered it with graffiti.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: December 13, 2013

MPD investigation results in indictment of 30 people (Memphis, TN): In a press conference Wednesday morning, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong announced that a recent drug and gang investigation brought forth 30 indictments for drug-related offenses.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: December 11, 2013

School board reviews gang intervention program (Jackson, TN): During Monday night’s work session, Jackson-Madison County School Board members learned about G.R.I.T., which stands for Gang Resistance Intervention Training, a new program targeted at young students who are at risk of or already involved in gang activity.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: December 9, 2013

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