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3 gang members found guilty of using 'Plenty of Fish' app to lure brothers, killing 1 (DeKalb County, GA): A jury found three convicted gang members guilty, Thursday, for a deadly online dating scheme that left a man dead and his brother injured, the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office said.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: May 18, 2018

Scores of gang arrests made in Cook County (Adel, GA): More than 20 arrests were made Wednesday in a probation and gang sweep in Cook County, according to the district attorney. The operation, a joint effort with several area law-enforcement agencies, was meant to make contact with and search subjects who were on probation and were known gang members or affiliated with gangs, said Dick Perryman, district attorney for the Alapaha Judicial Circuit.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: May 18, 2018

Cops: Gang activity rare in Cherokee communities (Cherokee County, GA): On Wednesday, the last of 13 people charged in a series of violent clashes between rival factions of the Bloods street gang in Canton last summer was jailed in Cherokee County after being arrested and extradited from Baltimore.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News    Date: May 13, 2018

Gangs Behind Bars (Valdosta, GA): Carol Jensen is a worried mother. Her son has spent the last 27 years of his life in Georgia prisons and will never again see the outside world.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: May 13, 2018

Gang indictments welcome news in Historic Carver Village (Savannah, GA): Police make more progress in a community plagued by gang violence. For the second time in less than two years, alleged gang members are arrested in carver village. Five men were indicted this week.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: May 11, 2018

Five Savannah men named in gang unit’s first major indictment (Savannah, GA): Five men on Wednesday were indicted on criminal street gang charges involving drugs, firearms possession and related offenses targeted by a Savannah Police Gang Squad’s initiative.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: May 10, 2018

Gang ties, drugs discussed as murder trial begins (Hall County, GA): Muddy, wet and rusted, the gun that investigators had searched for in a fatal Hall County shooting was buried in the red Georgia clay, according to the prosecution’s opening statement
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: May 9, 2018

Georgia’s gang situation ‘getting worse,’ investigators say (Georgia): As one gubernatorial candidate promises to crack down on gang activity, some of Georgia’s gang investigators are saying the state is, indeed, facing a “gang problem” — one they say is made worse by public officials’ refusal to acknowledge it.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 8, 2018

Savannah Seniors Group Look for Insight on Gang Violence (Savannah, GA): Sandwiched between two schools in a small, lush Savannah neighborhood, Cann Park residents feared going outside. Until federal agents and Savannah Metro Police swept through the streets in March 2016 — the culmination of a six-month undercover operation — this quarter-of-a-square-mile neighborhood was plagued with gun fire, drug deals, and two feuding neighborhood gangs.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: May 4, 2018

Corruption alleged with hiring, resignation of Savannah anti-gang program manager (Savannah, GA): When advised by the arresting officer that the DUI suspect, George Lee III, claimed to be a district attorney, Savannah Police Cpl. Steven Bland was unimpressed. “So?” was Bland’s response during the downtown stop on March 2. Lee was then arrested after refusing Bland’s request to submit to a Breathalyzer test, thus prompting the end of the local pastor’s nine-month stint as program manager of Savannah’s End Gun Violence anti-gang initiative.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: May 4, 2018

Felon faces nearly 50 charges. Columbus police say he is a member of Ghostface Gangsters. (Columbus, GA): A Columbus man facing gang, forgery, weapons and drug charges was identified in court Thursday morning by a Columbus police detective as a member of the Ghostface Gangsters, a whites-only gang that has been on the local law enforcement radar for nearly a month.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: May 3, 2018

Athens Saw a Rash of Gang-Related Shootings in March and April (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County police have investigated 15 gang-related shooting incidents since the start of the year, according to spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez. Two people have been injured in the violence so far, and bullets have damaged cars and homes in neighborhoods, mobile home parks, apartment complexes and shopping centers all over town.
Source: Flagpole    Date: May 2, 2018

District Attorney talks gang cases (LaGrange, GA): Last week, the LaGrange City Council received an update on gang cases from the district attorney’s office in LaGrange and Troup County. The number of gang shootings in LaGrange has decreased dramatically in the last few years, but Herb Cranford, the district attorney for the Coweta Judicial Circuit, said that there is still plenty of work that needs to be done.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: April 29, 2018

Blood gang members found guilty in DeKalb execution murders (DeKalb County, GA): Miguel Camacho had thought maybe he’d be happy when the verdicts arrived. As he hoped, a DeKalb County jury on Thursday found two men guilty of murder, and a third guilty of a lesser role, in the deaths of his young daughter and her friend, two executions that were purportedly precipitated by an insult to a Bloods gang leader.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 26, 2018

Suspect in gang shootout that killed two sought by police (Canton, GA): Canton police this evening asked for the public's help in locating Bryson Miller, a man indicted April 10 for crimes related to a June 25, 2017 gang shootout that killed two men.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News    Date: April 23, 2018

Two plead to gang, marijuana charges (Glynn County, GA): Two men pleaded guilty Monday in Glynn County Superior Court to two counts stemming from a 10-count indictment regarding felony possession of marijuana and gang associations.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: April 21, 2018

Two gang members convicted in July 2017 murder in southeast Atlanta (Fulton County, GA): A Fulton County Superior Court jury convicted two gang members – 26-year-old Jaquavious Johnson and 21-year-old Scean Mitchell – in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Atlanta man.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: April 20, 2018

Suspects in high-speed U-Haul chase reportedly involved with a gang (Columbus, GA): Suspects involved in a high-speed U-Haul chase in Columbus are reportedly part of a gang known as the Ghostface Gangsters. The gang reportedly originated in a Cobb County jail, according to Columbus police.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: April 20, 2018

Bibb Co. Gang Unit works with kids to keep guns from gangs (Macon, GA): Deputies with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit are working to keep guns away from gangs. Lt. Cedric Penson serves on the Gang Unit and said that whole communities contribute to gangs getting their hands on weapons.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: April 20, 2018

Suspected gang members indicted for Athens shooting (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted two suspected gang members in connection with a daytime shooting in the parking lot of an eastside shopping center.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: April 19, 2018

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