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Surveillance video led to arrest of gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The three men charged with the attempted murder of Dequan Jamal Duke were identified by surveillance video footage that captured the shooting.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 20, 2017

Man With Bomb In Backpack On Highway 153 Said He Had It For Protection From Street Gang (Chattanooga, TN): A man found with an explosive device in his backpack in front of a Highway 153 title loan company said he had it for protection from a street gang.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: July 6, 2017

'Rambo,' 'Ren,' 'Lil Folk' sentenced to jail for 2014 shooting (Memphis, TN): Three Gangster Disciples members were each sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for their role in a 2014 shooting.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: July 6, 2017

Validated gang member arrested in June double homicide (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have arrested a man and a teenage boy for the June deaths of two people on Shepherd Road. William Wright, 18, and a juvenile, 17, have been charged with the murders of Thomas Holder, 20, and Rayshann Underwood, 17, on June 20. The arrest affidavit says that Wright is a validated gang member of the Grape Street Crips.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 6, 2017

Group urges Memphis youth to stop the violence (Memphis, TN): “Stop the violence” was the message to Memphis youth on the Fourth of July. Organizers gathered in Orange Mound at O'Brien Park in the hopes of keeping kids off the streets for the holiday and doing something positive.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: July 4, 2017

Alleged gang members indicted in racketeering and drug conspiracy (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury in Nashville returned a 40-count indictment Thursday charging 11 alleged members of a gang called the Gangster Disciples with conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, including the murder of a witness, a drug distribution conspiracy and multiple other violent crimes, according to Jack Smith, acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, and Gen. Kenneth A. Blanco with the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat    Date: June 30, 2017

22 indicted in Grape Street Crips investigation in Memphis, guns and heroin seized (Memphis, TN): Federal authorities on Wednesday announced a years-long investigation involving the Grape Street Crips leading to the indictments of 22 people. Acting U.S. Attorney Larry Laurenzi of the Western District of Tennessee said the investigation has cut off a pipeline of large quantities of drugs traveling from California to Memphis.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: June 28, 2017

Trial date set in Chattanooga 'gang injunction' case brought by DA's office (Chattanooga, TN): A judge on Monday set a trial date in the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office's case against 31 men accused of bringing violent gang activity to East Lake Courts. Come Dec. 5, defense attorneys will argue about whether a permanent version of Neal Pinkston's "gang injunction" should be in place.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 27, 2017

Two Gangster Disciples sentenced in Hillview Apartments retaliation shooting (Memphis, TN): Two Gangster Disciples were sentenced to several years behind bars in connection to a retaliation shooting in June 2014. According to the Department of Justice, it all started when Florence Anthony got into an altercation with several other individuals at the Hillview Apartments.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: June 26, 2017

Live Facebook Video Of Gang Members Displaying Guns Results In No Bond For Rollin 100s Crip (Chattanooga, TN) : A video that was live streamed on Facebook showing several Chattanooga gang members displaying guns has resulted in one of those shown having a no bond placed on him in court.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: June 26, 2017

Local authorities discuss efforts to combat shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Police tape blocked off Sanfiel Street Wednesday. That was the area where a man was shot. On Tuesday, police were at a cemetery investigating a double homicide believed to be gang motivated.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: June 22, 2017

Gang activity, security a concern at Trousdale Turner facility (Hartsville, TN): The Trousdale Turner Correctional Center was supposed to provide quality jobs to residents of Trousdale County. But according to the mayor and several other people the Channel 4 I-Team talked to, not many locals work there.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: June 21, 2017

Memphis To Join New Justice Department Partnership To Fight Violent Crime (Memphis, TN): The U.S. Department of Justice is helping to tackle violent crime in Memphis with a new partnership. The bluff city is one of 12 chosen for the National Public Safety Partnership.
Source:    Date: June 20, 2017

GREAT games: helping Robertson County kids stay gang-free and out of trouble (Springfield, TN): More than 60 students got involved last week in the Robertson County Sheriff's Office GREAT American Games, an initiative aimed at reaching at-risk youth with the goal of deterring delinquency and gang involvement.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: June 19, 2017

Gang Member Whose House Was Shot Up As Part Of Feud To Serve 40 Months In Federal Prison (Chattanooga, TN): A gang member who was one of those falling victim to a feud between the Bounty Hunters and the Athens Park Bloods is facing 40 months in federal prison.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: June 2, 2017

Nashville demolishes nightclub deemed a 'public nuisance' (Nashville, TN): Crews demolished Nashville's Club Kilimanjaro Thursday after it was shut down due to an influx of crime and other illegal activity.
Source: WZTV FOX 17    Date: June 1, 2017

Attorney general warns gang members: 'We're targeting you' (Memphis, TN): U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning Thursday to gang members in Tennessee and around the country, saying their criminal networks will be devastated as police and prosecutors take a stronger stance on fighting violent crime.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: May 25, 2017

Security guards fill the gap for MPD in crime-ridden Binghampton neighborhood (Memphis, TN): Security guards at local apartment complexes are paid to protect their given location. It sounds simple enough, but there is often more than meets the eye. Guards told FOX13 the problem isn’t who lives in the apartments. It’s who is lurking outside.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 24, 2017

The impact of gang injunctions in Memphis (Memphis, TN): It has been more than four years since the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office announced Gang Injunction Zones. The zones were created to prevent known gang members from gathering together in public areas, in an effort to reduce violent crime.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 18, 2017

Coaches using sports to save Memphis kids from the streets (Memphis, TN): A Memphis youth football team is coached by former gang members. It’s not a script for a movie, although it could be. On a given night, you’ll find dozens of boys practicing football in a field near a North Memphis community center. More than 40% of the children in the neighborhood live in poverty.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 18, 2017

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