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MPD investigation results in indictment of 30 people (Memphis, TN): In a press conference Wednesday morning, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong announced that a recent drug and gang investigation brought forth 30 indictments for drug-related offenses.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: December 11, 2013

School board reviews gang intervention program (Jackson, TN): During Monday night’s work session, Jackson-Madison County School Board members learned about G.R.I.T., which stands for Gang Resistance Intervention Training, a new program targeted at young students who are at risk of or already involved in gang activity.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: December 9, 2013

Gang member found guilty in crack case (Nashville, TN): A Nashville gang member was found guilty on all charges in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Monday — including the manufacture and distribution of crack within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: November 25, 2013

Saved from the streets - escaping gang life (Jackson, TN): If you believe there is no hope for someone initiated into a street gang, think again. Mychal Hunt, a life-long Jacksonian, is proof otherwise. But as a young teen, anyone who knew him would have sworn he was headed to prison or worse.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: November 21, 2013

Former gang member testifies in drug case (Nashville, TN): A former 98 Mafia Crips gang member testified extensively in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Thursday to every allegation against a fellow gang member, including the manufacture and distribution of crack within 1,000 feet of an elementary school here.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: November 21, 2013

Prison phone calls play into gang trial (Nashville, TN): Recorded phone calls between prison inmates and drug operatives on the outside dominated the initial proceedings of a gang trial in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Tuesday.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: November 19, 2013

Two men charged in gang-related shooting in Southeast Memphis (Memphis, TN): Two men have been arrested in a gang-related drive-by shooting that that left one person dead and another wounded.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: November 12, 2013

Gang members arrested in Springfield murder case (Springfield, TN): Springfield Police have charged four suspects, two adult gang members and two juveniles, in connection with the Sept. 25 shooting death of Shawnise Leavell, 30, on Woodland Street.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: November 8, 2013

Cook: Arresting the man behind Chattanooga's gang truce (Chattanooga, TN): Monday morning, 32 men were arrested by federal and local agents for illegally selling or possessing crack, powder cocaine and guns.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 7, 2013

Jackson mayor says gang activity is behind shootings (Jackson, TN): Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said the rounds of gunfire this week in the Hub City will not be tolerated, and is taking action to stop the violent crime. "All of this from what we can tell is gang related and we have to fix it," Mayor Gist said.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: November 6, 2013

Knoxville Police tracking gang activity (Knoxville, TN): Young adults and even children are joining gangs here in Knoxville. In fact, there are more than 32 active gangs that the Knoxville Police Department and Inner City squads are tracking.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: October 24, 2013

Six 10-Year-Olds suspended for being in gang (Memphis, TN): Six boys, all in the fifth grade, have been suspended from a south Memphis elementary after being accused of being in a gang. Shelby County Schools say all of them were told to stay away from Westwood Elementary for 130 days.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 24, 2013

Gang grant for the city of Murfreesboro... Why? To fight gang activity! (Murfreesboro, TN): In 2009, Edward M. Yarbrough, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, announced a 64-count indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Nashville, charging nine individuals with the commission of violent crimes in furtherance of racketeering activity.
Source: WGNS Radio    Date: October 12, 2013

Two convicted in 2009 gang-related murder (Nashville, TN): Two men have been convicted in a 2009 gang-related murder in North Nashville. DeAndre Rucker and Quincy Sharpe were convicted Thursday of first-degree pre-meditated murder in a Davidson County Criminal Court.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: October 11, 2013

Lebanon gang member found guilty in drive-by shooting (Lebanon, TN): A Lebanon gang member was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Nashville Friday of carrying out a drive-by shooting and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime as part of a 2010 "drug turf war" between the rival Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords gangs.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 11, 2013

Former gang members testify about Putnam, Wilson shootings (Nashville, TN): Two former gang members testified in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Wednesday that a Gangster Disciples member carried out two shootings as a part of a 2010 gang "war" in Putnam and Wilson counties.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 10, 2013

Convenience store shut down as intersection of 'gang activity' (Memphis, TN): A southeast Memphis service station was shut down by the district attorney's office Wednesday because of criminal activity, including illegal drug sales and gang activity.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News    Date: October 10, 2013

Grant to help youth resist gangs (Jackson, TN): Leadership at the Jackson Police Department believe that to destroy local gang activity the answer is not only to arrest gang members, but that children must be taught to make the right choice before they can be recruited.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: September 30, 2013

First no-gang zone sets up in Riverside (Memphis, TN): The city and Memphis police began serving alleged gang members Monday with the city's first try at establishing a no-gang safety zone in the Riverside area of southwest Memphis.
Source: The Daily News    Date: September 24, 2013

Injunction on gangs designed to curb violence (Memphis, TN): Mirrored after an anti-gang initiative on the West Coast, Shelby County, the city of Memphis and the D.A.'s office have filed a nuisance petition against the Riverside Rolling Ninety's Neighborhood Crips of South Memphis.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: September 23, 2013

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