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Crackdown Taking Hold In Former Drug Kingpin's Neighborhood (Memphis, TN): It was once the unchallenged stomping grounds of convicted Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties. More than a dozen murders were committed on Kansas Street in less than five years. But while gang activity in the South Memphis area remains a threat, the results of a city crackdown on crime appear to be taking hold.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: February 25, 2015

South Memphis "Safe House" to Serve as Alternative to Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): An area of South Memphis identified as territory of the Riverside Rollin' 90's Crips will soon boast a facility that provides at-risk youth with alternatives to gang activity.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: February 25, 2015

Former gang members work to keep students out of the streets (Nashville, TN): Gang members are behind more crimes than we may ever know in Davidson County. But there's an effort to combat gangs not with handcuffs or prison cells rather words.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: February 5, 2015

Former MPD Officer Violated 6 Regulations (Memphis, TN): An internal investigation into former Memphis Police Officer Paris Glass, who resigned from the force two weeks ago stemming from her role in a rap video and relationship with the Bloods gang, revealed detectives charged her with violating six different departmental regulations.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: February 3, 2015

City Officials and Residents Tackle Gang Violence During Meeting at Eastdale Recreation Center (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said, "I've been going to community meetings for over two decades, and a turnout like this is almost unheard of. This is a fantastic showing, a fantastic energy and a lot of good ideas and a lot of good emotion."
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: January 26, 2015

July trial set for four charged in slaying of Knoxville father (Knoxville, TN): Four men charged with murder in what prosecutors call a gang initiation that led to the death of a respected Knoxville father and handyman face trial in July.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: January 23, 2015

Former gang leader shares his story (Humboldt, TN): Former gang leader Delvin Lane was impressed with what he found in Humboldt on Thursday. Speaking to the Humboldt Christian Men’s Ministry as part of a tour that included stops at Humboldt Middle and High School and a meeting with the city’s police officers, Lane had nothing but good things to say.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: January 22, 2015

Chattanooga gang member faces long sentence on gun charge (Chattanooga, TN): A young man whose gang has been held up as an example of what happens to the most violent gangs in Chattanooga under the city's Violence Reduction Initiative pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of unlawful gun possession.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 21, 2015

Findings belie claims of Chattanooga's VRI success: Funders pull support, vendors disenchanted as job numbers don't add up (Chattanooga, TN): Ask the chief of police, ask higher-ups in the mayor's office, ask the nonprofit tasked with rehabbing gang members netted by the city, and they will tell you that the social service arm of the the city's Violence Reduction Initiative is definitely working.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 18, 2015

Police use palm print to tie gang member to New Year's Day homicide (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have arrested a 22-year-old gang member in connection to a shooting that left a rival gang member dead at Waffle House on Brainerd Road on New Year's Day.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 14, 2015

Chattanooga Police Make 2nd Arrest in 2015 Homicides; Gang Suspect in Jail (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have made a second arrest in three homicide investigations for 2015. On Wednesday, Chief Fred Fletcher said officers arrested Darreo Shaquill Harris, 22, on Tuesday for the shooting and killing of Juan Boyd at the Waffle House at 4903 Brainerd Road. According to the affidavit, Boyd was a Rollin 60 Crip gang member, and Harris is a member of the Kemp Drive Posse gang.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 14, 2015

"Violence Reduction Initiative is working in Chattanooga" (Chattanooga, TN): With the recent violence, some Chattanooga leaders are questioning the effectiveness of the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. The local NAACP president spoke out last week voicing frustration.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 12, 2015

Frayser community debates how to rid area of gangs (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police are implementing an injunction on the FAM Mob street gang in Frayser. The order will give police power to arrest people hanging out with known gang members in a particular area.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 8, 2015

George hearing points to gang activity (Cleveland, TN): A bond of $100,000 was set, a date for Criminal Court was fixed for March 27 and new, gangland details emerged on the case of Antonio George during his preliminary hearing before Judge Sheridan Randolph Tuesday in General Sessions Court.
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: January 7, 2015

Memphis murder rate highest it’s been in years (Memphis, TN): The Memphis Police Department investigated 168 murders in 2014, according to a news release issued by a department spokesperson. Out of 168 homicides, police said 24 of the killings are justifiable. Police also claimed to see a low number of gang-related murders in 2014.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 3, 2015

3 hours, 3 shootings, 2 deaths: 2015 was young when shooting started; Chattanooga's first killings come on heels of a bloody 2014 (Chattanooga, TN): When Joe Blake's granddaughter called him just a few minutes after midnight Thursday to wish him a happy New Year, everything seemed normal. But three or four minutes later she called back, screaming.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 2, 2015

Gang member-turned-entrepreneur charged in Georgia killing, was key part of mayor's Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): A former gang member whose unlikely journey from violent criminal to successful entrepreneur made him a widely celebrated success story has been charged with killing a Georgia woman.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 24, 2014

Chattanooga Police Chief, Community Leaders Discuss Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): It's a choice the city took to end violence in Chattanooga. The Violence Reduction Initiative targets gang-related crime, giving former convicts a chance to turn their lives around. But the process to get on the right track hasn't come without its issues.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: December 24, 2014

Mayor to gangs: Get out of town (Covington, TN): This week, Covington mayor Justin Hanson said he has no tolerance for the gang violence that's plagued his city for the last two decades.
Source: The Leader    Date: December 24, 2014

Spotlight: GREAT tries to educate about gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro City Schools officials now coordinate an anti-gang program that grant funds initially supported. The Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) program initially began in three city schools, officials said, but now is available to fouth-graders in all city schools.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 12, 2014

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