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Spotlight: State makes effort to track, counter gangs' operations (Murfreesboro, TN): Tennessee tracks gang-related activity through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. According to the TBI, the system collects information on gang involvement in an incident. By Tennessee statute, any offense may involve gang activity.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 12, 2014

Spotlight: Police unit targets gangs' activities (Murfreesboro, TN): Gang-related activity in Murfreesboro has the special focus of a specific investigative and enforcement unit in the Criminal Investigative Division — the Gang Unit. In a report on gang activities in Tennessee, the Tennessean in 2010 identified eight gangs with a presence in Rutherford County.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 12, 2014

Gang Injunction Issued Against FAM Mob (Memphis, TN): The city’s third gang injunction was announced during a press conference this afternoon outside Ridgecrest Apartments in Frayser. According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, both Ridgecrest and Greenbriar Apartments are places where members of FAM Mob, a Memphis-based street gang, frequent.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: December 10, 2014

Metro police arrest 33 with gang crime initiative (Nashville, TN): Metro police made 33 arrests over the weekend as part of the department's initiative to combat gang crime.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: December 8, 2014

Residents In Fear As Gangs Move Into Uptown (Memphis, TN): A family was told by Memphis Police on Tuesday that they are not safe and they need somewhere to go after they reported gang violence in their uptown Memphis neighborhood.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: December 3, 2014

MPD Officers Alleged Gang Ties Under Investigation (Memphis, TN): A Memphis Police Officer accused of appearing in a rap video featuring members of the Bloods gang has been placed on administrative leave. MPD internal affairs detectives launched an investigation into Officer Paris Glass after receiving a citizen complaint.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: December 1, 2014

North Memphis Gang Leader Faces Federal Indictment (North Memphis, TN): The alleged leader of the FAM Mob street gang has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 24, 2014

Neighbors: Operation Safe Community improved former South Memphis gang area (Memphis, TN): South Memphis neighbors near Riverside claim Operation Safe Community has helped reduce gang activity in the area. District Attorney General Amy Weirich said part of the plan is cracking down on gang violence.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 18, 2014

Suspected gang members accused of attacking woman (Jackson, TN): Police arrested two suspected gang members accused of attacking a woman in West Jackson. “I ain't did nothing for real,” Daniel Cole said. “I ain't did nothing.” A suspected gang member claimed his innocence in Jackson City Court on Monday.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: November 17, 2014

2 Killed In 6 Shootings In Brownsville In Past Week (Brownsville, TN): It's not a community with a reputation for gun violence or gang-related murders. Brownsville, Tennessee Police are close to rounding up suspects involved in a half a dozen shootings that have taken place in the last week.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 17, 2014

Grant dollars help fight gangs in Memphis (Memphis, TN): The signs are clear: gangs are still in business in Memphis. The gang fight is still a hard-fought battle for schools. “We have to keep up our effort to prevent them from happening in our school district,” Ron Pope, Student Safety Manger for Shelby County Schools, said.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 17, 2014

Chattanooga gang member pleads guilty as police initiative continues (Chattanooga, TN): A man whose gang has been targeted in Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal gun charge after police found a gun under his car seat earlier this year.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 13, 2014

Former Knoxville Crips gang member warns about street lifestyle (Knoxville, TN): The Knox County District Attorney's office says there are 1,400 documented gang members and 2,300 gang associates in Knoxville representing more than 30 gangs.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: November 13, 2014

Gangster Disciple pleads guilty as city pleads for peace (Chattanooga, TN): A man whose gang has been targeted in Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal gun charge after police found a gun under his car seat earlier this year.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 13, 2014

Former gang leader finds job, what's next to stop the violence (Chattanooga, TN): After a group of self-proclaimed gang members organized a meeting to end Chattanooga's gun violence, they're seeing results. The meeting was initiated to stop nonsense violence. After several October shootings and shooting deaths, people who are affiliated with gangs or group members said enough is enough.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: November 12, 2014

Gang session, complex seeks positive community involvement (Jackson, TN): Changing the way we think about gang violence could save lives, said Melvin Jarrett, founder of Last C.H.A.N.C.E. “We need to encourage our youth to slow down, pay attention to these things. Don’t get caught in that peer pressure,” Jarrett said Thursday during a session on gang violence at Jackson’s Empowerment and Enrichment Complex.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: November 6, 2014

Bloodshed stirs doubt about VRI: Berke, Chattanooga police insist it's working (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke promised a new day when he rolled out Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 2, 2014

Gang members want face-to-face meeting with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke (Chattanooga, TN): Gang members are stepping into the anti-violence dialogue in Chattanooga today — days after three people were killed and seven were injured by a spate of gun violence throughout the city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 30, 2014

Gang Members, Community Say "Stop the Violence" (Chattanooga, TN): Gang Members and residents of violent stricken parts of Chattanooga take a powerful stand against shootings.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 30, 2014

Former Gang Leader Seeks Solutions to Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Community leaders, citizens, and ex-criminals are rallying to stop the violence. On the heels of a week marked by gun violence, local gang members planned a gathering at Olivet Baptist Church Thursday evening.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 30, 2014

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