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Gang-related crime decreases but remains a problem (Memphis, TN): Jail doors slammed on a woman accused of shooting five children. Kimberly Worthy is facing five counts of attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: June 26, 2014

Nashville gang enforcement arrest 33 over weekend (Nashville, TN): Yesterday, it was reported the Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend completed an operation that brought in 33 arrest. At least twice a week, officers and supervisors representing each of seven precincts and the Specialized Investigations Division (SID) partner together to implement strategies to combat gang crime and activities in various areas of Nashville.
Source: Examiner    Date: June 24, 2014

Differing motives in rash of weekend shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Four shootings over the weekend have Chattanooga police and the community searching for answers. Last year, Tennessee was ranked a dangerous state in the South, according to FBI crime statistics. The report showed there were 643 violents crimes per 100-thousand people, followed by South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. In Chattanooga alone, police said 56 gang-related shootings occurred this year, which is down 20 percent from 70 shootings this same time last year.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: June 23, 2014

Five indicted for 'gang-related' attack (Oak Ridge, TN): Three persons were arrested Tuesday after an Anderson County grand jury returned indictments in what is being described by law enforcement officials as a gang-related attempted murder and conspiracy case.
Source: The Oak Ridger    Date: June 13, 2014

Shooting of 21-year-old Haden may have been gang-related, police say (Chattanooga, TN): According to police during a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning, the shooting that occurred on Willow Street on April 17 could have been gang-related. The victim, 21-year-old Paul Haden, is a member of the Crips gang and one of the defendants, 19-year-old Dominique Jarrett, is a member of the Bloods.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: June 3, 2014

Jackson nonprofits partner with police to prevent gang activity (Jackson, TN): Members of Jackson nonprofit organizations met Thursday with police to participate in training that seeks to prevent gang activity by reaching children.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: May 29, 2014

Dr. Paul Smith: "The Violence Reduction Initiative is Working" (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke has made personal safety and security a top priority since he came into office last year. That means extra attention on crime and gang violence. Dr. Paul Smith is coordinator of the Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative. And he answers the main question on the lips of many Chattanoogans.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: May 22, 2014

Former gang leader mentors Memphis youth (Memphis, TN): "I was constantly getting locked up, constantly going back and forth to jail." Dionysus Sisson has lost count of how many times he went to jail on gun charges. He was general of the Chicago gang Black P. Stones.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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

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