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In light of recent violence, anti-gang advocate speaks out (Memphis, TN): Wednesday Memphis police announced the arrest of three gang members in the shooting death of a seven-year-old girl. WREG met with a man who dedicates his life to helping young men and fighting gang violence in Memphis.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 15, 2015

Parents Say Gangs Are Terrorizing Their Kids At School (Shelby County, TN): Both parents claim the high school administration responded by either suspending their own children or doing little to stop the threats. It is a response, they claim, that aggravated a bad environment.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: April 15, 2015

Gang Unit Working Overtime To Fight Violence (Memphis, TN): Street violence claimed the lives of two girls and injured another child this weekend. Witnesses fear gangs are behind the shootings. While police are working to identity suspects, the multi-agency gang unit is working overtime to stop the violence.
Source:    Date: April 14, 2015

Mom Fearful Of Gang Retaliation (Memphis, TN): An East Memphis mother said she's upset that the threat of gang activity at Southwind High School has disrupted her two sons' education.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: April 14, 2015

Gang activity in Murfreesboro gets ATF attention (Murfreesboro, TN): The federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency says it’s efforts to curb violent crime in Murfreesboro has “surged” in the past year. The ATF is partnering with Murfreesboro Police to investigate gang activity in the city.
Source: WMOT News     Date: April 14, 2015

15-year-old shot in head in what investigators believe to be gang/retaliation shooting (Memphis, TN): The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 10, 2015

Suspected gang member charged with attempted first degree murder (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga man, who police say is a known gang member, is facing charges in connection to a 2014 drive-by shooting.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 7, 2015

Police badge, stolen guns found at Chattanooga gang member's house (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police recovered stolen guns and an officer's badge after a search warrant was executed at an east Chattanooga home known for Gangster Disciple affiliates.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 7, 2015

Police Badge Found at Suspected Gang Member's House (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police have arrested two people after finding a police badge and drugs at the house of a suspected gang member. Police say that the police badge was lost in a raid at same house on Curtis St. a couple weeks ago. Chief Fred Fletcher says officers responded to a home on Curtis Street for a noise complaint.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 7, 2015

Reported Gang Member "Deedy Weedy" Arrested for December Shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga man is charged with attempted first degree murder for a shooting that happened on West 38th Street back on December 30th.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 7, 2015

Memphis Cop Shot Investigating Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): A Memphis Police officer was shot in the leg by a suspect about noon Thursday in Whitehaven and was taken to the Regional Medical Center. He is in stable condition, said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong.
Source:    Date: April 4, 2015

Police: College Hill Courts shooting part of ongoing gang war (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police believe Thursday's shooting in College Hill Courts was part of an ongoing gang war between the Gangster Disciples and the Rollin 40s and 60s Crips, according to the suspect's affidavit.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 31, 2015

Gang enforcer charged in fatal Sumner shooting (Sumner County, TN): A Gallatin man, described by police as a high-ranking gang member, has become the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man found on a Bethpage road last year.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 30, 2015

Chattanooga pastor tackles gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga pastor is tackling gang violence in Chattanooga head on by taking young people out of Chattanooga. He wants them to experience life outside the city in a new light.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 29, 2015

World Impact Launches Program To Address Gang Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Pastor Ezra Maize, senior pastor of Rehoboth Ministries and the members of Rehoboth Ministries, launched their first humanitarian community program which will address the gang violence in the City of Chattanooga, through World Impact.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: March 26, 2015

Gang member convicted, faces prison sentence (Knox County, TN): Knox County prosecutors say a convicted gang member already serving time is facing a 15- to 60-year prison sentence.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: March 25, 2015

Police: At Least 3 of 4 Weekend Shootings Gang Related (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police said Monday at least three of the shootings over the weekend are connected and related to gang member retaliation. "I was just in the house, and I came out and thought it was firecrackers," said Joe McClendon, a neighbor who lives just a block away from where bullets flew Saturday along 700 North Orchard Knob Avenue.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: March 23, 2015

Chattanooga City Council renews contract of group behind city's violence reduction plan (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga City Council members on Tuesday agreed to re-hire the national organization behind Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative and will pay the organization another $200,000 for services through the end of 2015.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 18, 2015

Chattanooga police, local volunteers partner to tackle graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police and local volunteers took to the streets Monday with paintbrushes in hand to tackle an eyesore in the Glass Street neighborhood -- graffiti.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 18, 2015

Tyler man gets 45 years for his role in shooting (Tyler, TX): A man involved in a 2013 gang-related shooting death of a local mom pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: March 11, 2015

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