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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

City retools Violence Reduction Initiative after bloody week of gunfire (Chattanooga, TN): In a seven-day span that ended Monday, 10 people were shot in Chattanooga and three of them died in one of the most violent weeks of 2014.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 28, 2014

Chattanooga Mayor Defends VRI After Week of Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Eleven shooting victims in one week. Three of those victims were killed. There have been more homicides in the city of Chattanooga this year compared to all of last year, and shootings are also on pace to surpass last years numbers. After an extremely violent week in the city many families, and others in Chattanooga are looking for answers.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 28, 2014

Gang members caught hanging out around local elementary school (Whitehaven, TN): Men and teenagers who say they’re affiliated with the Bloods street gang are in custody. They’re accused of hanging out in front of Fairley Elementary School in Whitehaven and refusing to leave.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 23, 2014

Chattanooga officials tell gang leaders to stop the violence (Chattanooga, TN): Put down the weapons, and stop the violence or we're coming after you. Strong words coming from the mayor Thursday night after a violent week in our city. Mayor Andy Berke and other city officials and clergy members held a "call-in", in an effort to put an end to the violence. The message was delivered to known gang leaders in our area.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: October 23, 2014

Murfreesboro taking new steps to combat gang violence (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro police officials said they're taking steps to get gang violence under control by partnering with federal officials. Beginning in 2007, Murfreesboro police said they've seen a string of homicides and other crimes by gangs including the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: October 20, 2014

Riverside Crime Down One Year After Safety Zone Created (Memphis, TN): The court ordered safety zone near LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis has been in place just over a week. Some residents tell us they're already noticing a difference.
Source:    Date: October 14, 2014

Frayser community fears gangs are taking over (Memphis, TN): People in Frayser said gangs are taking over. “Man they killing, and robbing, and stealing everywhere,” a man who asked to not be identified by name said. “That’s just how it is. Ain’t no getting around it.”
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 12, 2014

Chattanooga police stop an alleged gang murder plot (Chattanooga, TN): A convicted felon and known associate of the street gang, Gangster Disciples was arrested after police say he used Facebook to solicit first degree murder. Demetrice Carson was taken into custody Thursday and charged with solicitation to commit 1st degree murder.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 10, 2014

No Gang Zone Targets Legends Park Area (Memphis, TN): In June a group of 100 gang members lined both sides of Mosby Avenue between Dunlap and Ayers Streets, shutting down the area, as they celebrated the birthday of a fellow gang member, according to the local Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: October 8, 2014

County commissioners question effectiveness of Gang Task Force (Memphis, TN): Shelby County Commissioners want to know if a piece of paper signed by a judge is enough to keep people on these streets safe from gang violence and recruiting. They learned from the District Attorney that safety on the streets comes at a cost.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 8, 2014

Neighborhood wants buses back after drop in gang violence (Memphis, TN): People who live in the Riverside area of South Memphis said they’re being overlooked and under-served, with only one MATA bus rolling through every two hours.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 8, 2014

Gang unit announces second gang injunction in Shelby County (Memphis, TN): For the second time in just over a year, West Tennessee’s Multi-Agency Gang Unit gathered on a Memphis street corner Monday to announce the formation of a safety zone, where identified gang members can be arrested for appearing together in public.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: October 6, 2014

Clarksville sees increase in homicides (Clarksville, TN): Clarksville-Montgomery County has seen an increase in homicides this year, and the Clarksville Police Department has worked hard to investigate these crimes and bring to justice those who committed them.
Source: The Leaf Chronicle    Date: October 5, 2014

Gang member to future doctor (Blountstown, TN): Hope, despair, and redemption is the story of one man's life who summoned the will to change. That is Juan Pacheco's story and he will share it on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at Northeast State Community College’s Regional Center for the Performing Arts.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier    Date: October 2, 2014

Accused gang member appears in court (Jackson, TN): A suspected Vice Lord street gang member who was arrested last month inside a home on North Fairgrounds Street returned to Jackson City Court, Thursday.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: September 25, 2014

Memphis’ Gang Problem (Memphis, TN): On the night of September 6th, a crowd of teenagers randomly targeted and beat three people in the Poplar Plaza Kroger parking lot. A portion of the assault was captured on a smartphone.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: September 18, 2014

Gang members accused of terrorizing Frayser family (Memphis, TN): A Frayser mother said her family is being terrorized by gang members, who are doing everything from damaging her car to trying to burn her house down.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: September 16, 2014

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

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