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Rival Memphis gang members make truce...and a movie (Memphis, TN): A jaw dropping amount of graffiti covered the walls of a Memphis high school as students arrived for classes one day in 2016. Word spread that members of a Hispanic gang, the Playboy Sorrentos, spray painted the school to send a clear message to one member of a rival gang.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: February 21, 2017

Validated Gang Members Charged In Holdup At Murphy Express On Lee Highway (Chattanooga, TN): Police said two validated gang members carried out an armed robbery at the Murphy Express on Lee Highway.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: February 21, 2017

KPD: Gang violence down (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said his team is working to put an end to gang violence, citing that activity is down more than 25 percent from this time last year. "I won't rest until we don't have gangs in our community," said Chief Rausch.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: February 20, 2017

Two arrested in slaying that appears gang-related (Memphis, TN): Memphis police have arrested two men in a killing that appears to be gang-related, according to an affidavit.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: February 16, 2017

Sources: Police believe they have gang kingpin's killer in custody (Chattanooga, TN): The inmates beat Jermichael Brooks so badly that officers had to guide the nearly blind 23-year-old man into a federal courtroom Friday. Before the judge, Brooks pleaded not guilty to drug and gun accusations — but the charges assure he sits in jail while police build a high-profile murder case against him.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 11, 2017

Sale of drugs leads to evolution in how gangs operate (Nashville, TN): The opioid epidemic is creating a demand for painkillers and heroin that street gangs are working to supply. Charles Consiglio is a narcotics detective in Springfield and also spent years working as a gang detective.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: February 2, 2017

Police Say 2 Gang Members Robbed Murphy Express On Lee Highway At Gunpoint (Chattanooga, TN): Police say two validated gang members robbed the Murphy Express on Lee Highway at gunpoint o Jan. 18.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 30, 2017

Jumoke Johnson's death sheds light on lure and dangers of gang life (Chattanooga, TN): On Christmas Day 2011, Jumoke Johnson Jr. sat on a bench in the Police Services Center waiting for investigators to question him about a shooting hours earlier that wounded nine people at a downtown club.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 29, 2017

For series of gun crimes, Nashville gang leader faces 15 years (Nashville, TN): A 27-year-old ranking member of the Athens Park Bloods street gang is expected to spend 15 years in prison for a series of gun crimes in Nashville, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: January 25, 2017

Knox County Vice Lords gang member convicted of selling cocaine (Knoxville, TN): A man the Knox County District Attorney’s Office says is a member of the Vice Lords criminal street gang and is already serving 39 years in prison for cocaine dealing offenses has been convicted of an additional charge.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: January 25, 2017

FOX13 Investigates: What would more federal help to fight crime mean for Memphis? (Memphis, TN): Acknowledging that there is a problem is just the first step. Now, the city of Memphis must fight the growing gang problem, and do so before the violence gets out of control. We have learned that is easier said than done. FOX13 spent the afternoon with a former gang member and learned this old gang problem has a new gang mentality.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: January 24, 2017

23-year-old pleads guilty to killing rival gang member (Memphis, TN): A man pleaded guilty to killing a rival gang member in Southeast Memphis in 2012. Tremarius Avant, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: January 24, 2017

Chattanooga Police To Add 14 Officers After Violent Weekend; New System To Allow Local Testing Of Shell Casings (Chattanooga, TN): In the wake of a weekend in which five people were shot with two dying, the Chattanooga Police Department is adding 14 more officers, Mayor Andy Berke and Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 23, 2017

Strickland asks for federal help to combat gangs (Memphis, TN): After a violent weekend in Memphis that left five people dead, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland released a statement addressed to those responsible.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: January 23, 2017

Three days of gang activity yield gun busts, shootings, death of fugitive kingpin (Chattanooga, TN): Just hours after a double shooting that left a gang kingpin and another man dead on the street in front of her house, a 12th Street woman said she saw another man waving a handgun at the site in broad daylight.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 22, 2017

Police officer discovers bag of loaded handguns in SUV with gang-affiliated teenagers (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga police officer discovered a bag of loaded handguns inside a car he pulled over for a broken taillight on Thursday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 21, 2017

Chattanooga gang leader Jumoke Johnson, 23, slain in a hail of bullets Friday night (Chattanooga, TN): A charismatic man who impressed his teachers at Brainerd High School but failed to break out of three generations of gangs and poverty was killed during a shooting and car crash on Friday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 21, 2017

Residents, Police respond to recent gang incidents (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police arrest four gang members at a bowling alley this week. Local gang members have been involved in several incidents in busy public places recently, from the Brainerd Road Walmart to the Hamilton Place Mall. But police tell News 12 residents shouldn’t worry.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: January 13, 2017

4 Validated Gang Members Arrested On Brainerd Road; 3 Could Face Federal Charges (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police say four validated gang members were arrested on Thursday night on Brainerd Road, and three of them could be facing federal charges.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 12, 2017

Enforcement of Chattanooga's temporary gang injunction to be delayed (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police Department will not immediately enforce a temporary court order that prohibits 31 men accused of being gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts. Although Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman approved a temporary "gang injunction" last month, authorities still need to train specific officers and develop policies and procedures before moving forward with the legal tool, police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said Tuesday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 11, 2017

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