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Findings belie claims of Chattanooga's VRI success: Funders pull support, vendors disenchanted as job numbers don't add up (Chattanooga, TN): Ask the chief of police, ask higher-ups in the mayor's office, ask the nonprofit tasked with rehabbing gang members netted by the city, and they will tell you that the social service arm of the the city's Violence Reduction Initiative is definitely working.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 18, 2015

Police use palm print to tie gang member to New Year's Day homicide (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have arrested a 22-year-old gang member in connection to a shooting that left a rival gang member dead at Waffle House on Brainerd Road on New Year's Day.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 14, 2015

Chattanooga Police Make 2nd Arrest in 2015 Homicides; Gang Suspect in Jail (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have made a second arrest in three homicide investigations for 2015. On Wednesday, Chief Fred Fletcher said officers arrested Darreo Shaquill Harris, 22, on Tuesday for the shooting and killing of Juan Boyd at the Waffle House at 4903 Brainerd Road. According to the affidavit, Boyd was a Rollin 60 Crip gang member, and Harris is a member of the Kemp Drive Posse gang.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 14, 2015

"Violence Reduction Initiative is working in Chattanooga" (Chattanooga, TN): With the recent violence, some Chattanooga leaders are questioning the effectiveness of the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. The local NAACP president spoke out last week voicing frustration.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 12, 2015

Frayser community debates how to rid area of gangs (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police are implementing an injunction on the FAM Mob street gang in Frayser. The order will give police power to arrest people hanging out with known gang members in a particular area.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 8, 2015

George hearing points to gang activity (Cleveland, TN): A bond of $100,000 was set, a date for Criminal Court was fixed for March 27 and new, gangland details emerged on the case of Antonio George during his preliminary hearing before Judge Sheridan Randolph Tuesday in General Sessions Court.
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: January 7, 2015

Memphis murder rate highest it’s been in years (Memphis, TN): The Memphis Police Department investigated 168 murders in 2014, according to a news release issued by a department spokesperson. Out of 168 homicides, police said 24 of the killings are justifiable. Police also claimed to see a low number of gang-related murders in 2014.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 3, 2015

3 hours, 3 shootings, 2 deaths: 2015 was young when shooting started; Chattanooga's first killings come on heels of a bloody 2014 (Chattanooga, TN): When Joe Blake's granddaughter called him just a few minutes after midnight Thursday to wish him a happy New Year, everything seemed normal. But three or four minutes later she called back, screaming.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 2, 2015

Gang member-turned-entrepreneur charged in Georgia killing, was key part of mayor's Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): A former gang member whose unlikely journey from violent criminal to successful entrepreneur made him a widely celebrated success story has been charged with killing a Georgia woman.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 24, 2014

Chattanooga Police Chief, Community Leaders Discuss Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): It's a choice the city took to end violence in Chattanooga. The Violence Reduction Initiative targets gang-related crime, giving former convicts a chance to turn their lives around. But the process to get on the right track hasn't come without its issues.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: December 24, 2014

Mayor to gangs: Get out of town (Covington, TN): This week, Covington mayor Justin Hanson said he has no tolerance for the gang violence that's plagued his city for the last two decades.
Source: The Leader    Date: December 24, 2014

Spotlight: GREAT tries to educate about gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro City Schools officials now coordinate an anti-gang program that grant funds initially supported. The Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) program initially began in three city schools, officials said, but now is available to fouth-graders in all city schools.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 12, 2014

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

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