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City takes steps to combat gang, domestic violence (Jackson, TN): City officials are taking their next steps toward new programs to combat gang and domestic violence after receiving several grants. This month, the Jackson City Council approved a three-year Gang Resistance Intervention Grant worth more than $300,000 that the city will pay $80,500 to match over the next three years.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 15, 2014

Gang member convicted in August 2011 shooting (Memphis, TN): Authorities say a street gang member has been convicted of second-degree murder and several other felonies in an August 2011 shooting.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 11, 2014

Chief says shooting is likely gang-related (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police spent much of the morning Thursday on the scene of a homicide in East Lake. Police Chief Fred Fletcher said it's likely that the shooting is gang-related.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 10, 2014

'Vice Lords' gang member sentenced (Lebanon, TN): Another local member of the Vice Lords gang was sentenced to federal prison. Jeffery Jermaine Benson, 31, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and a quantity of cocaine and marijuana and for discharging of a firearm during and in relationship to a drug trafficking crime.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat    Date: July 3, 2014

Grants approved to curb violence in Jackson (Jackson, TN): The Jackson City Council approved multiple grants on Tuesday in efforts to curb violence. In a 5-1 vote, the city approved a 3-year GRIT or Gang Resistance Intervention Grant.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: July 1, 2014

Jackson City Council considers spending more money for gang prevention (Jackson, TN): Jackson police request tens of thousands of dollars in new funding in an effort to cut down on gang violence. On Tuesday, city council members will consider matching a percentage of federal funding to pay for a special command center and gang prosecutor.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: June 30, 2014

'Gang Safety Zone' cleans up crime in South Memphis neighborhood (South Memphis, TN): As your head hits the pillow tonight, think about this: right now, in some Memphis neighborhoods, families are sleeping on the floor to avoid being hit by gunfire from outside. For some ... their neighborhood is a war zone where gang members outnumber the good guys.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News    Date: June 26, 2014

Gang-related crime decreases but remains a problem (Memphis, TN): Jail doors slammed on a woman accused of shooting five children. Kimberly Worthy is facing five counts of attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: June 26, 2014

Nashville gang enforcement arrest 33 over weekend (Nashville, TN): Yesterday, it was reported the Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend completed an operation that brought in 33 arrest. At least twice a week, officers and supervisors representing each of seven precincts and the Specialized Investigations Division (SID) partner together to implement strategies to combat gang crime and activities in various areas of Nashville.
Source: Examiner    Date: June 24, 2014

Differing motives in rash of weekend shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Four shootings over the weekend have Chattanooga police and the community searching for answers. Last year, Tennessee was ranked a dangerous state in the South, according to FBI crime statistics. The report showed there were 643 violents crimes per 100-thousand people, followed by South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. In Chattanooga alone, police said 56 gang-related shootings occurred this year, which is down 20 percent from 70 shootings this same time last year.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: June 23, 2014

Five indicted for 'gang-related' attack (Oak Ridge, TN): Three persons were arrested Tuesday after an Anderson County grand jury returned indictments in what is being described by law enforcement officials as a gang-related attempted murder and conspiracy case.
Source: The Oak Ridger    Date: June 13, 2014

Shooting of 21-year-old Haden may have been gang-related, police say (Chattanooga, TN): According to police during a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning, the shooting that occurred on Willow Street on April 17 could have been gang-related. The victim, 21-year-old Paul Haden, is a member of the Crips gang and one of the defendants, 19-year-old Dominique Jarrett, is a member of the Bloods.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: June 3, 2014

Jackson nonprofits partner with police to prevent gang activity (Jackson, TN): Members of Jackson nonprofit organizations met Thursday with police to participate in training that seeks to prevent gang activity by reaching children.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: May 29, 2014

Dr. Paul Smith: "The Violence Reduction Initiative is Working" (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke has made personal safety and security a top priority since he came into office last year. That means extra attention on crime and gang violence. Dr. Paul Smith is coordinator of the Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative. And he answers the main question on the lips of many Chattanoogans.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: May 22, 2014

Former gang leader mentors Memphis youth (Memphis, TN): "I was constantly getting locked up, constantly going back and forth to jail." Dionysus Sisson has lost count of how many times he went to jail on gun charges. He was general of the Chicago gang Black P. Stones.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 19, 2014

Preventing gang violence: Workshop tells church, community leaders how they can help (Jackson, TN): A new gang prevention and gang intervention curriculum entered Jackson-Madison County fifth-grade classrooms in January, and the man who wrote the curriculum is in Jackson to talk about youth gang and violence prevention.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: May 16, 2014

City murder rate already highest since 2008 (Murfreesboro, TN): As Alicia Roberts and Niki Miles watch children play at Rogers Park one recent afternoon, they can’t help but notice the number of police cars pulling through the parking lot.
Source: The Murfreesboro Post    Date: May 11, 2014

Gang member arrested on warrant for attempted murder after evading police (Chattanooga, TN): A 52 Hoover Crips gang member has been arrested on charges including attempted first-degree murder after firing six shots at a man.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: May 8, 2014

Federal charges loom for gangster in Chattanooga violence curbing program (Chattanooga, TN): Questions about what kind of penalty loomed for a participant in the city's first violence reduction call-in over his subsequent arrest with a loaded Glock pistol prompted a flurry of statements Tuesday from City Hall and the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 7, 2014

Chattanooga's code of silence on the streets (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police are working to solve gang-related shootings, but it seems there's a hurdle in their way -- a code of silence in the streets. It's a known fact that gangs use intimidation and fear to control their members from speaking out.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: May 7, 2014

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