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Covington Police Department Initiates Gang And Violence Unit (Covington, TN): The Covington Police Department has initiated a Gang and Violence Unit. This comes after approximately 50 shots fired calls in Covington since January 1.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 12, 2015

Chattanooga gang-related gun violence down; homicides up (Chattanooga, TN): When the 24 men -- all black, all young, all gang members -- filed into the gymnasium-style room on a cool April night, police and city leaders were ready.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 3, 2015

Woman convicted of armed robbery; charges enhanced by gang ties (Knox County, TN): Another charge was also added to Kaylecia Gabriel Woodard, 22, because she was a member of a gang. This is the first time a female in Knox County has been found to be a gang member at trial.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 30, 2015

CPD starts gang and drug unit (Covington, TN): The professional-quality videos show young people pointing guns, thowing gang signs and making threats against rival gang members and cops alike. They can be viewed all over the world, and Covington police say they're being filmed right here at home.
Source: The Leader    Date: April 30, 2015

Gang crimes mean hard time in Knox County (Knoxville, TN): Knox County is not on most people's list of places with high gang activity. It may not be at the top, but it's a problem, even among kids. "Every single public middle school and high school in our county has a gang member," said Knox County district attorney Charme Allen.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 30, 2015

7th Street Murda Squad gang members busted (Memphis, TN): Sixteen members of the 7th Street Murda Squad were indicted on federal drug charges in Memphis. Members of the Memphis Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force arrested nine of the indicted gang members. Investigators are still searching for seven of the gang members.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 29, 2015

Memphis police arrest alleged gang member in boy's shooting (Memphis, TN): An alleged gang member has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old boy Monday night in the Raleigh area, police said.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: April 21, 2015

Gang member, Memphis Mothers Against Violence team up to rally against rash of teen violence (Memphis, TN): An unlikely pair is teaming up to bring hope to a hurting community. Gang member Frank Gotti is stepping up to teach other gang members to "put them guns down and fight like a man."
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 17, 2015

Police: Murder of 7-year-old girl was drug related (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said the drive-by shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead was drug and gang related. Kirsten Williams was playing outside April 10 when she was shot in the head and killed.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 17, 2015

Memphis Police Arrest 22 Gang Members in Drug Sting (Memphis, TN): A Memphis Police undercover investigation netted 22 arrests for street-level heroin and cocaine sales, announced Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong in a press conference Friday afternoon.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: April 17, 2015

Judge to gang member: "East Lake Courts is not your hood" (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County Judge Lila Statom had strong words for a validated gang member as he appeared in court Thursday on an attempted murder charge.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 16, 2015

Shelby County School System Responds to Concerns of Violence (Memphis, TN): The surveillance tape of a flash mob of students from Northwest Prep Academy led the Shelby County School system to respond about how it combats school violence.
Source:    Date: April 16, 2015

Former gang member shares unwritten rule of gang culture (Memphis, TN): The murder of 7-year-old Kirsten Williams highlighted a dangerous and deadly gang problem in Memphis. A former gang member chose to provide closer look into the gang culture and said the problem could become much worse if something isn't done to stop it.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 16, 2015

In light of recent violence, anti-gang advocate speaks out (Memphis, TN): Wednesday Memphis police announced the arrest of three gang members in the shooting death of a seven-year-old girl. WREG met with a man who dedicates his life to helping young men and fighting gang violence in Memphis.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 15, 2015

Parents Say Gangs Are Terrorizing Their Kids At School (Shelby County, TN): Both parents claim the high school administration responded by either suspending their own children or doing little to stop the threats. It is a response, they claim, that aggravated a bad environment.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: April 15, 2015

Gang Unit Working Overtime To Fight Violence (Memphis, TN): Street violence claimed the lives of two girls and injured another child this weekend. Witnesses fear gangs are behind the shootings. While police are working to identity suspects, the multi-agency gang unit is working overtime to stop the violence.
Source:    Date: April 14, 2015

Mom Fearful Of Gang Retaliation (Memphis, TN): An East Memphis mother said she's upset that the threat of gang activity at Southwind High School has disrupted her two sons' education.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: April 14, 2015

Gang activity in Murfreesboro gets ATF attention (Murfreesboro, TN): The federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency says it’s efforts to curb violent crime in Murfreesboro has “surged” in the past year. The ATF is partnering with Murfreesboro Police to investigate gang activity in the city.
Source: WMOT News     Date: April 14, 2015

15-year-old shot in head in what investigators believe to be gang/retaliation shooting (Memphis, TN): The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 10, 2015

Suspected gang member charged with attempted first degree murder (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga man, who police say is a known gang member, is facing charges in connection to a 2014 drive-by shooting.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 7, 2015

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