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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

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

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