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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

Gist to gangs: 'You're going to prison if you don't die first' (Jackson, TN): During the search for a Trenton shooting suspect last week, members of the Jackson Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service not only found the suspect in an apartment on North Fairgrounds Street, but also arrested eight other people, some with gang ties, police said Monday.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 18, 2014

Man charged with gang-related attempted murder in Anderson County (Clinton, TN): A Powell man was arrested Saturday for what Anderson County officials are calling a gang-related attempted murder.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: August 11, 2014

Investigators: Homicide victim was targeted, could be gang-related (Madison County, TN): For the first time since November 2012, the Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder. Last Saturday, the body of 18-year-old Jodarius McNuckles was discovered outside the city limits on a rural road in the north portion of the county Saturday.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: August 4, 2014

Local groups get training on youth violence in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Dozens of organizations across Chattanooga gathered Tuesday to learn how to deal with youth violence in the community. The Front Porch Alliance teamed up with the Wake-Up Youth Foundation to give these organizations the tools necessary to help understand the crime.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 22, 2014

Agents tracked, cracked massive cocaine ring based in Chattanooga (Chatanooga, TN): People shopping, running errands or dining in Chattanooga in recent years never had a clue that nearby, a major drug dealer was selling multiple ounces of cocaine that fueled the drug trade and influenced street gangs in the Scenic City and surrounding areas.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 20, 2014

Violent crime, gang task force operation nets 20 arrests (Jackson, TN): The Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force conducted operations in the Jackson-Madison County on Friday and into the early morning hours of today.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 19, 2014

Children learn gangs 'don't lead to any good' (Jackson, TN): Leartis Partee is one of the Jackson fifth-graders who completed the anti-gang Phoenix Curriculum this year, and he and other participants were honored Saturday at Conger Park in Jackson.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 19, 2014

Youth Summit attracts middle school students (Jackson, TN): Morgan Harris did not know what to expect when he attended the Youth Summit on Friday at West Tennessee Business College. But after taking part in the event, Harris, who enters the eighth grade at North Parkway Middle School in August, was happy to have been in attendance.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 18, 2014

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

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