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Gang Unit closes Binghamton home taken over by gang (Memphis, TN): A one-story white house with dark shutters next to an empty lot on Carpenter Street was boarded up Friday and plastered with the seal of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: June 5, 2015
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Former Memphis gang member turned pastor tackling gang violence (Memphis, TN): TJ Johnson says he is a new man, he used to be in a gang. “Don't let the suit fool you, I've got the tattoos, left arm, right arm, the whole chest. I have been through that, I've been on 10 years parole,” said TJ Johnson, CEO, Wake Up Youth Foundation.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: May 29, 2015
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Gang members arrested after chase ends with stolen truck crashing into building (Chattanooga, TN): Three Chattanooga gang members fled from police in a stolen truck and then crashed into a building on McCallie Avenue around 11:50 p.m. Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 27, 2015
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Gang enforcement initiative nets 42 arrests (Nashville, TN): A gang enforcement operation last weekend yielded 42 arrests related to one felony, 30 misdemeanors and 27 warrants, Metro police said.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: May 27, 2015
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‘Gentleman and Not Gangsters’ aims to curb Nashville violence (Nashville, TN): A Nashville church has teamed up with the Metro Juvenile Courts in an effort to curb violence across the city. Gentleman and Not Gangsters (G.A.N.G.) is an 8-week mentoring program aimed to help youth who are currently affiliated with gangs and on probation.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: May 27, 2015
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Summer Avenue Lounge Closed As Public Nuisance (Memphis, TN): A nightclub on Summer Avenue has been closed as a public nuisance, following an undercover investigation there into drug trafficking, bootleg liquor sales, prostitution, assaults and gang activity.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 22, 2015
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Gang member arrested, 1 wanted, on attempted murder charges (Memphis, TN): Members of the Grape Street Gang are responsible for an attempted murder near the Binghampton area, according to Memphis police.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: May 19, 2015
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Chattanooga returns $300,000 federal anti-gang grant (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga officials are returning a $300,000 anti-gang grant, and they're blaming the loss of funds on the unexpected closure of the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies. But while the language of the grant mandates the involvement of a third party researcher, it also hinges on an anti-gang task force that was disbanded by Mayor Andy Berke immediately upon taking office.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 15, 2015
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Clarksville police investigate gang-related shooting (Clarksville, TN): Clarksville police are now investigating what they deem to be a gang-related shooting that happened Tuesday night. Authorities received calls from several residents in the area of Bel Aire Park around 10:30 p.m. saying they heard multiple gunshots and saw cars speeding away.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: May 13, 2015
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Covington Police Department Initiates Gang And Violence Unit (Covington, TN): The Covington Police Department has initiated a Gang and Violence Unit. This comes after approximately 50 shots fired calls in Covington since January 1.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 12, 2015
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Chattanooga gang-related gun violence down; homicides up (Chattanooga, TN): When the 24 men -- all black, all young, all gang members -- filed into the gymnasium-style room on a cool April night, police and city leaders were ready.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 3, 2015
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Woman convicted of armed robbery; charges enhanced by gang ties (Knox County, TN): Another charge was also added to Kaylecia Gabriel Woodard, 22, because she was a member of a gang. This is the first time a female in Knox County has been found to be a gang member at trial.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 30, 2015
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CPD starts gang and drug unit (Covington, TN): The professional-quality videos show young people pointing guns, thowing gang signs and making threats against rival gang members and cops alike. They can be viewed all over the world, and Covington police say they're being filmed right here at home.
Source: The Leader    Date: April 30, 2015
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Gang crimes mean hard time in Knox County (Knoxville, TN): Knox County is not on most people's list of places with high gang activity. It may not be at the top, but it's a problem, even among kids. "Every single public middle school and high school in our county has a gang member," said Knox County district attorney Charme Allen.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 30, 2015
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7th Street Murda Squad gang members busted (Memphis, TN): Sixteen members of the 7th Street Murda Squad were indicted on federal drug charges in Memphis. Members of the Memphis Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force arrested nine of the indicted gang members. Investigators are still searching for seven of the gang members.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 29, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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