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Chattanooga police stop an alleged gang murder plot (Chattanooga, TN): A convicted felon and known associate of the street gang, Gangster Disciples was arrested after police say he used Facebook to solicit first degree murder. Demetrice Carson was taken into custody Thursday and charged with solicitation to commit 1st degree murder.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 10, 2014

No Gang Zone Targets Legends Park Area (Memphis, TN): In June a group of 100 gang members lined both sides of Mosby Avenue between Dunlap and Ayers Streets, shutting down the area, as they celebrated the birthday of a fellow gang member, according to the local Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: October 8, 2014

County commissioners question effectiveness of Gang Task Force (Memphis, TN): Shelby County Commissioners want to know if a piece of paper signed by a judge is enough to keep people on these streets safe from gang violence and recruiting. They learned from the District Attorney that safety on the streets comes at a cost.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 8, 2014

Neighborhood wants buses back after drop in gang violence (Memphis, TN): People who live in the Riverside area of South Memphis said they’re being overlooked and under-served, with only one MATA bus rolling through every two hours.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 8, 2014

Gang unit announces second gang injunction in Shelby County (Memphis, TN): For the second time in just over a year, West Tennessee’s Multi-Agency Gang Unit gathered on a Memphis street corner Monday to announce the formation of a safety zone, where identified gang members can be arrested for appearing together in public.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: October 6, 2014

Clarksville sees increase in homicides (Clarksville, TN): Clarksville-Montgomery County has seen an increase in homicides this year, and the Clarksville Police Department has worked hard to investigate these crimes and bring to justice those who committed them.
Source: The Leaf Chronicle    Date: October 5, 2014

Gang member to future doctor (Blountstown, TN): Hope, despair, and redemption is the story of one man's life who summoned the will to change. That is Juan Pacheco's story and he will share it on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at Northeast State Community College’s Regional Center for the Performing Arts.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier    Date: October 2, 2014

Accused gang member appears in court (Jackson, TN): A suspected Vice Lord street gang member who was arrested last month inside a home on North Fairgrounds Street returned to Jackson City Court, Thursday.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: September 25, 2014

Memphis’ Gang Problem (Memphis, TN): On the night of September 6th, a crowd of teenagers randomly targeted and beat three people in the Poplar Plaza Kroger parking lot. A portion of the assault was captured on a smartphone.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: September 18, 2014

Gang members accused of terrorizing Frayser family (Memphis, TN): A Frayser mother said her family is being terrorized by gang members, who are doing everything from damaging her car to trying to burn her house down.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: September 16, 2014

Task force conducts operations in Brownsville (Brownsville, TN): In the wake of two shootings that left one man dead, Brownsville Police requested assistance from the Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force to conduct operations Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: September 9, 2014

Youth violence has happened before in Poplar Plaza parking lot (Memphis, TN): What happened in the Kroger parking lot on Highland Avenue over the weekend has many asking what is it going to take to get young people under control? The video of teens on the attack disturbed many people. Jimmy Chambers, the gang investigator who visits schools to try to steer kids away from gangs, was livid.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: September 8, 2014

Knox County DA's office cracking down on criminal gang activity (Knoxville, TN): Knox County's District Attorney General's Office is one of the top in the state for using enhanced penalties for crimes committed by gang members even though Knoxville doesn't have quite the same level of crime as other big cities in the state.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: September 8, 2014

Murder victim's son speaks out after 2 more teens are indicted for murder and one is accused of being a Crips gang member (Knoxville, TN): The trial date has been set for two teens charged with murder and prosecutors say one of the teens is a Crips gang member. In November 2013, 52-year-old Jack Hutchins Junior was shot and killed outside his home on Woodbine Avenue.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: September 4, 2014

State cracks down on gang crime (Columbia, TN): The Community Safety Act, which aims to curb gang crime, was approved during the 2014 legislative session. The new law clarifies that a petition for the abatement of gang-related conduct may be filed against a criminal gang itself to which the members belong.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: September 2, 2014

Bloods gang member sentenced to 10 years for role in racketeering conspiracy (Nashville, TN): Kenneth Gaddie, 24, a/k/a “K.G.,” of Nashville, Tennessee, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for conspiring to participate in racketeering activity related to his membership in the Bloods criminal enterprise by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: Crossville Chronicle    Date: August 29, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 52 years for attacking teens (Bartlett, TN): A Bartlett man has been sentenced to 52 years in prison for killing one teenager and shooting at others.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: August 27, 2014

Gangs "starting to manifest" in Bradley County (Bradley County, TN): Bradley County has a gang problem and county leaders aren't afraid to talk about. In fact, they're giving NewsChannel 9 viewers an inside look at how law enforcement officers are fighting gangs head on.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: August 18, 2014

Jackson Police arrest gang members (Jackson, TN): A threat to gang members on the streets of Jackson... get out of town or go to jail. This ultimatum by Mayor Jerry Gist comes after a mass arrest of suspected drug dealers, some of them, police said, are known gang members. All nine were charged in Jackson City Court Monday with everything from drugs to weapons counts.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: August 18, 2014

Mother says gang members jumped her daughters on the way home from school (Memphis, TN): A Southeast Memphis mother said gang members, posing as high school students, jumped her 14- and 12-year-old daughters on their way home from school.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: August 18, 2014

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