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Preventing gang violence: Workshop tells church, community leaders how they can help (Jackson, TN): A new gang prevention and gang intervention curriculum entered Jackson-Madison County fifth-grade classrooms in January, and the man who wrote the curriculum is in Jackson to talk about youth gang and violence prevention.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: May 16, 2014

City murder rate already highest since 2008 (Murfreesboro, TN): As Alicia Roberts and Niki Miles watch children play at Rogers Park one recent afternoon, they can’t help but notice the number of police cars pulling through the parking lot.
Source: The Murfreesboro Post    Date: May 11, 2014

Gang member arrested on warrant for attempted murder after evading police (Chattanooga, TN): A 52 Hoover Crips gang member has been arrested on charges including attempted first-degree murder after firing six shots at a man.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: May 8, 2014

Federal charges loom for gangster in Chattanooga violence curbing program (Chattanooga, TN): Questions about what kind of penalty loomed for a participant in the city's first violence reduction call-in over his subsequent arrest with a loaded Glock pistol prompted a flurry of statements Tuesday from City Hall and the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 7, 2014

Chattanooga's code of silence on the streets (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police are working to solve gang-related shootings, but it seems there's a hurdle in their way -- a code of silence in the streets. It's a known fact that gangs use intimidation and fear to control their members from speaking out.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: May 7, 2014

Police and faith community to team up for gang prevention (Jackson, TN): Jackson's Code Red Coalition is a group of Jackson ministers whose efforts include addressing crime, youth, gang violence and education. The Jackson Police Department have looked for partners in the faith community to expand the GRIT Program Grant and the Phoenix Curriculum, according to a press release sent out Monday.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: May 5, 2014

Hope for Our City: Pastor says Knoxville's gang violence is 'huge, huge problem' (Knoxville, TN): "I've joined the Young Crips," my 11-year old friend announced proudly after school one day. "Is that a gang?" I asked with evident concern in my voice. "Do you think that's a good idea?" "It's just a gang for kids," he replied nonchalantly. "It's cool."
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: May 2, 2014

Gang member arrested for shooting girlfriend in face (Chattanooga, TN): A 22-year-old gang member faces two counts of attempted first degree murder after shooting his girlfriend in the face while she was two months pregnant with his child.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 28, 2014

Gang member gets five years on ammunition charge (Nashville, TN): An immigrant member of a local chapter of the Nashville-based Mexican-American Brown Pride gang was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Monday to five years for possession of ammunition.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: April 21, 2014

Chattanooga's violence initiative shows small, good results (Chattanooga, TN): One month in and Chattanooga's new way of policing seems as if it's off to a good start. City and community leaders said Friday that through the violence reduction initiative, which targets gang-related shootings, the people creating that violence are reaching out for help.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 18, 2014

Four indicted in 2009 slaying of Columbia man (Nashville, TN): The U.S. Attorney General's office in Nashville unsealed an indictment Tuesday afternoon naming four men suspected in the 2009 slaying of a man who was shot while standing inside his Columbia home. The four men are known members of the Maury County gang, the Kitchen Crips.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: April 8, 2014

A new tactic in gang battle: Tennessee bill amends law to ban members from public spaces (Nashville, TN): Senators are slated to act this week on a bill that provides statutory guidance for courts using Tennessee’s public nuisance law to keep criminal gang members out of public areas like parks and neighborhoods.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 7, 2014

Memphis gang member says "Put Down The Guns!" (Memphis, TN): A Memphis gang member says enough is enough! He's using Facebook and going door-to-door to let younger gang members know murder isn't the answer. "It's time for somebody to step up," Frank Gotti said. He joined a gang when he was 15 years old.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 4, 2014

Two children without fathers after 'gang-related' murders in Parkway Village (Memphis, TN): Sources close to the case told WREG Monday's drive-by murder in Parkway Village area was gang-related, and the shooting is likely linked to another killing at a nearby gas station a month ago.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 1, 2014

Inside Chattanooga's first violence reduction call-in, atmosphere was casual but the message pointed (Chattanooga, TN): It was hard to read the reactions of the 13 gang members and felons who walked out of Chattanooga's first Violence Reduction Initiative call-in Thursday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 22, 2014

Chattanooga set to tell gangs: Put down the guns or take your chances in prison (Chattanooga, TN): With ventilator tubes hissing and pushing oxygen into her lungs, Keoshia Ford flutters her eyelids. She occasionally grunts. Her foot wiggles, a tiny victory in a still life.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 16, 2014

Locals begin their own initiative against violence (Chattanooga, TN): The High Point Initiative in Chattanooga is set to begin Friday, however, some locals are taking their own initiatives to try and stop gang violence.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 6, 2014

Nashville man pleads guilty to distributing cocaine to gang members (Nashville, TN): A Nashville man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court here on Friday to distributing large amounts of cocaine to local members of Chicago- and Los Angeles-based gangs.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 28, 2014

Nashville brothers in gang get five years for beating witness (Nashville, TN): Two Nashville brothers were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to five years in prison for retaliating against a witness against one of their fellow gang members.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 19, 2014

Gang member sentenced to life for drug trafficking, firearms near school (Nashville, TN): Christopher Ray Moody, 30, of Nashville, was sentenced Friday to life in prison, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat    Date: February 14, 2014

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