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Crime numbers dropping in gang-free safe zones (Memphis, TN): Gang-free safety zones are popping up around the city. The question is: are they working? The latest gang injunction was put in place in a Binghampton neighborhood. It’s too early to tell there, so we decided to examine other locations.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: February 11, 2016
http://www.fox13memphis.com/...

Gang member behind bars after Chattanooga Police say he ran from them (Chattanooga, TN): A 19-year-old gang member is behind bars after Chattanooga Police say he ran from them during a traffic stop. An officer tried to stop Nautica Goldthreat on Saturday night.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: February 10, 2016
http://newschannel9.com/...

50 arrests made in 4 weeks by Knoxville Police Department Gang Task Force (Knoxville, TN): Barely a month in operation, the Knoxville Police Department’s Gang Task Force has made 50 felony arrests, several of whom were felons with guns.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: February 5, 2016
http://wate.com/...

Amid spasms of violence, council members question mayor's anti-violence program (Chattanooga, TN): After a 20-year-old man was gunned down in broad daylight and two parents were shot to death in their Chattanooga home, a city councilman condemned Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative as a "failed program."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 4, 2016
http://www.timesfreepress.com/...

Brainerd Road attack likely related to rash of gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Robert James, 62, was driving home after paying his life insurance bill and was stopped at a red light on Brainerd Road just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the air around him erupted with gunfire.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 3, 2016
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Brainerd Road attack likely related to rash of gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Robert James, 62, was driving home after paying his life insurance bill and was stopped at a red light on Brainerd Road just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the air around him erupted with gunfire.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 3, 2016
http://www.timesfreepress.com/...

Chief Fletcher Addresses City's Gang Members in YouTube Video (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher posted a message to the city's gang members on the CPD's YouTube page on Friday: "We are looking at you, and we are looking for you."
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 29, 2016
http://newschannel9.com/...

Hundreds come together to take part in Knoxville gang violence forum (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville leaders, law enforcement, parents and community members met to talk about putting an end to violence in the wake of the death of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: January 28, 2016
http://www.wbir.com/...

Stop the Violence: Pastor turns from gangs to god (Knoxville, TN): In the two decades since we last met James Davis, he hasn't lost an ounce of passion for the Knoxville community. "I was impressed upon the Lord that I had to make changes in my community," Davis said in an interview with 10News in 1995. “If I was going to see change carry on, I was going to have to get somebody who was going to carry on the legacy to pass the baton and of course that was our youth."
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: January 28, 2016
http://www.wbir.com/...

Police chief warns against retaliatory gang violence after 20-year-old gunned down (Chattanooga, TN): In the hours after a 20-year-old was gunned down on Sheridan Avenue, Chattanooga police responded to three separate calls of shots fired that could be connected to the man's death.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 27, 2016
http://www.timesfreepress.com/...

East Side Blood gang member convicted on cocaine charge (Knoxville, TN): James Greenlee Davis was convicted of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine in a drug free zone and criminal trespass. Davis already has six prior felony convictions on his record.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: January 27, 2016
http://www.local8now.com/...

Gang member arrested after Chattanooga police find gun hidden in couch (Chattanooga, TN): A well-known gang member and convicted felon was arrested Saturday night after Chattanooga police officers found a gun and ammunition stashed in a couch inside a home on 15th Avenue.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 26, 2016
http://www.timesfreepress.com/...

First 2016 shooting death ends Chattanooga's 24-day homicide-free streak (Chattanooga, TN): A scream cut through the thick crowd of people talking quietly just outside the crime tape on Sheridan Avenue on Monday afternoon. A woman stumbled through the bystanders, shouting with panic and pain.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 26, 2016
http://www.timesfreepress.com/...

Gang member convicted of First Degree Murder (Knoxville, TN): Following a three day trial a Chattanooga man has been convicted of murder in relation to a 2012 shooting. The Knox County District Attorney Office says 28-year-old Jamar Laquinn Frazier was identified as a member of the criminal street gang the Black Crime Family.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: January 26, 2016
http://www.local8now.com/...

Gang Investigator Talks About Gang Violence In The City (Memphis, TN): A leading Shelby County gang investigator said much of the uptick in violence so far in 2016 is connected to gang activity. Jimmy Chambers, who works in the district attorney office's gang unit said newer gangs are reaching younger and younger kids, making parental involvement more important than ever.
Source: localmemphis.com    Date: January 26, 2016
http://www.localmemphis.com/...

New Safety Zone targets 2 gangs in Binghamton (Memphis, TN): Just behind the row of local law-enforcement luminaries gathered in Binghamton's Howze Park Tuesday afternoon, a single word was spray-painted in white on the empty playground set. "Crip."
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: January 26, 2016
http://www.commercialappeal.com/...

Knoxville police launch anti-gang task force in response to gun violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch has launched a new, 30-member task force targeting gang activity in response to the recent surge in local gun violence. The effort, he says, already is producing results.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: January 21, 2016
http://www.knoxnews.com/...

Groups work to keep Knoxville kids out of gangs (Knoxville, TN): The Knoxville Police Department says 30 different gangs and 1,500 gang members have been identified in Knoxville. The death of Zaevion Dobson, an innocent teen who shielded his friends from a gang-related shooting, has put the topic of gang activity in the spotlight.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: January 21, 2016
http://wate.com/...

Local media to host forum on violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville’s four largest media outlets, including the News Sentinel, will host an hourlong community forum Wednesday on gang violence, a month after a 15-year-old Fulton High School football player was shot to death while shielding friends from gunfire.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: January 20, 2016
http://www.knoxnews.com/...

Florida man's arrest in Mt. Juliet may have gang ties (Mount Juliet, TN): A suspect wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Florida is in custody after a traffic stop in Mt. Juliet on Sunday night that police suspect may gang involve activity.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: January 19, 2016
http://www.tennessean.com/...

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