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Memphis police arrest alleged gang member in boy's shooting (Memphis, TN): An alleged gang member has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old boy Monday night in the Raleigh area, police said.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: April 21, 2015

Gang member, Memphis Mothers Against Violence team up to rally against rash of teen violence (Memphis, TN): An unlikely pair is teaming up to bring hope to a hurting community. Gang member Frank Gotti is stepping up to teach other gang members to "put them guns down and fight like a man."
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 17, 2015

Police: Murder of 7-year-old girl was drug related (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said the drive-by shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead was drug and gang related. Kirsten Williams was playing outside April 10 when she was shot in the head and killed.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 17, 2015

Memphis Police Arrest 22 Gang Members in Drug Sting (Memphis, TN): A Memphis Police undercover investigation netted 22 arrests for street-level heroin and cocaine sales, announced Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong in a press conference Friday afternoon.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: April 17, 2015

Judge to gang member: "East Lake Courts is not your hood" (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County Judge Lila Statom had strong words for a validated gang member as he appeared in court Thursday on an attempted murder charge.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 16, 2015

Shelby County School System Responds to Concerns of Violence (Memphis, TN): The surveillance tape of a flash mob of students from Northwest Prep Academy led the Shelby County School system to respond about how it combats school violence.
Source:    Date: April 16, 2015

Former gang member shares unwritten rule of gang culture (Memphis, TN): The murder of 7-year-old Kirsten Williams highlighted a dangerous and deadly gang problem in Memphis. A former gang member chose to provide closer look into the gang culture and said the problem could become much worse if something isn't done to stop it.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 16, 2015

In light of recent violence, anti-gang advocate speaks out (Memphis, TN): Wednesday Memphis police announced the arrest of three gang members in the shooting death of a seven-year-old girl. WREG met with a man who dedicates his life to helping young men and fighting gang violence in Memphis.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 15, 2015

Parents Say Gangs Are Terrorizing Their Kids At School (Shelby County, TN): Both parents claim the high school administration responded by either suspending their own children or doing little to stop the threats. It is a response, they claim, that aggravated a bad environment.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: April 15, 2015

Gang Unit Working Overtime To Fight Violence (Memphis, TN): Street violence claimed the lives of two girls and injured another child this weekend. Witnesses fear gangs are behind the shootings. While police are working to identity suspects, the multi-agency gang unit is working overtime to stop the violence.
Source:    Date: April 14, 2015

Mom Fearful Of Gang Retaliation (Memphis, TN): An East Memphis mother said she's upset that the threat of gang activity at Southwind High School has disrupted her two sons' education.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: April 14, 2015

Gang activity in Murfreesboro gets ATF attention (Murfreesboro, TN): The federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency says it’s efforts to curb violent crime in Murfreesboro has “surged” in the past year. The ATF is partnering with Murfreesboro Police to investigate gang activity in the city.
Source: WMOT News     Date: April 14, 2015

15-year-old shot in head in what investigators believe to be gang/retaliation shooting (Memphis, TN): The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 10, 2015

Suspected gang member charged with attempted first degree murder (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga man, who police say is a known gang member, is facing charges in connection to a 2014 drive-by shooting.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 7, 2015

Police badge, stolen guns found at Chattanooga gang member's house (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police recovered stolen guns and an officer's badge after a search warrant was executed at an east Chattanooga home known for Gangster Disciple affiliates.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 7, 2015

Police Badge Found at Suspected Gang Member's House (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police have arrested two people after finding a police badge and drugs at the house of a suspected gang member. Police say that the police badge was lost in a raid at same house on Curtis St. a couple weeks ago. Chief Fred Fletcher says officers responded to a home on Curtis Street for a noise complaint.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 7, 2015

Reported Gang Member "Deedy Weedy" Arrested for December Shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga man is charged with attempted first degree murder for a shooting that happened on West 38th Street back on December 30th.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 7, 2015

Memphis Cop Shot Investigating Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): A Memphis Police officer was shot in the leg by a suspect about noon Thursday in Whitehaven and was taken to the Regional Medical Center. He is in stable condition, said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong.
Source:    Date: April 4, 2015

Police: College Hill Courts shooting part of ongoing gang war (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police believe Thursday's shooting in College Hill Courts was part of an ongoing gang war between the Gangster Disciples and the Rollin 40s and 60s Crips, according to the suspect's affidavit.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 31, 2015

Gang enforcer charged in fatal Sumner shooting (Sumner County, TN): A Gallatin man, described by police as a high-ranking gang member, has become the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man found on a Bethpage road last year.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 30, 2015

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