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Teens, alleged gang member charged with north Macon Starbucks stickup (Macon, GA): Two teenagers arrested Wednesday night are accused of robbing at gunpoint a man and woman outside of a north Macon Starbucks last month.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 4, 2016

15-year-old girl dead, 2 injured in DeKalb County shootout (DeKalb County, GA): A grieving mother says her daughter was just shy of turning 16 years old when she was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting outside a DeKalb County convenience store Wednesday morning.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: August 3, 2016

GA teens ask for jobs to avoid gang violence (LaGrange, GA): The heart of four boys and their desires not to be swept up in growing gang violence in their Georgia town has spread across social media – and all they wanted to do was work. In a Facebook post made by Zsa Zsa Heard on July 27, she wrote they the boys – who call themselves the Ninja Turtles – were adamant about finding work before the summer ended.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: August 1, 2016

Athens gang member nabbed for Friday shooting that injured 7, additional suspects sought (Athens, GA): One gang member has been arrested for the Friday night shooting that injured seven people outside a party on a residential street in east Athens, and police said they are attempting to identify additional shooters.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 31, 2016

Seven injured in Athens gang shooting (Athens, GA): Seven people were injured late Friday night in what authorities are calling a gang-related shooting that occurred in front of a house in east Athens where some of the gang members were attending a party.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 30, 2016

NYC Bloods gangster sentenced in Brunswick gun deal (Brunswick, GA): A federal judge sentenced a New York City gang leader to six years and eight months in prison last week, stemming from his arrest last October in a drugs-for-guns deal in a Brunswick motel.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: July 27, 2016

Police fired upon at gun shop (Marietta, GA): Three people — all confirmed Bloods gang members — were arrested Tuesday following an hours-long SWAT standoff in which shots were fired at police officers responding to a report of a break-in at a Marietta gun store.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 19, 2016

What you think may be wrong: Juvenile crime down in Savannah (Savannah, GA): In 2015, the most prominent crime among juveniles was theft. Last year, police filed 364 charges against juveniles, down from the 524 charges filed in 2010. So far this year police have filed 106 charges. Following behind were burglary and robbery, both of which are slated to continue to decline in 2016.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: July 18, 2016

Shooter in Wings Cafe killings sentenced to 30 years (Macon, GA): A fourth man charged in the 2014 fatal shootout at Macon’s Wings Cafe nightclub pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 18, 2016

4 Rome men facing additional charges of gang activity (Rome, GA): Four Rome men accused in a June robbery are facing additional charges of gang activity due to their affiliation with the Gangster Disciples and the Bloods, reports stated.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: July 14, 2016

Authorities: Teens charged under gang statute in July 1 death investigation (White County, GA): Three more teenagers were charged after further investigation into the July 1 shooting death in White County, according to authorities.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: July 13, 2016

19-year-old arrested in gang-related attack (Statesboro, GA): A gang-related confrontation between teenagers at Park Place Apartments on Saturday ended with one 19-year-old and a younger juvenile under arrest.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: July 11, 2016

Man who flicked cigarette, sparking fatal Wings Cafe melee, shooting takes ‘best interest’ plea (Macon, GA) : On a December night nearly two years ago, Emmanuel McGhee flicked a lit cigarette at a man, sparking a deadly fight inside Macon’s Wings Cafe nightclub that resulted in three deaths. McGhee, 29, pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault and violating the state’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. He was sentenced to 20 years, eight of them in prison.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 8, 2016

‘Drenched in blood itself’: 8 indicted in Savannah violent drugs/guns gang probe (Savannah, GA): A federal judge ordered the alleged leader of a Carver Village-based violent drug/guns gang and his brother detained pending trial in what the judge called a scheme “drenched in blood itself.”
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: July 6, 2016

Gangs continue to thrive in South Georgia (Valdosta, GA): Many say it’s an expression of art, but to police, there’s more to that piece of graffiti than most people will ever know. “Graffiti is all about marking territory," says Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress. He says they come from many different gangs that can be found in any city.
Source: WCTV News    Date: July 6, 2016

HCPD applies for grant to enhance gang enforcement (McDonough, GA): The Henry County Police Department applied for a federal grant last week to step up enforcement of gangs. The police department’s Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit, or CAGE Unite, was formed under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Targeting Violent Crime Initiative in 2007 in response to a crime surge attributed to individuals involved in gang activity.
Source: Henry Herald    Date: July 5, 2016

Judge Orders Three Teens To Youth Detention Center After Alleged Gang Attack (Douglas, GA): Three teenage boys alleged to have been involved in last week’s attack of a local freshman football player following football practice at Coffee High School were ordered to be detained in the Youth Detention Center during a juvenile court hearing held in Douglas on Friday, July 1. The three are alleged to have been involved with the “Gangster Disciples,” and the attack occurred after the victim refused an invitation to join the gang.
Source: The Douglas Enterprise    Date: July 5, 2016

Several Georgia prisons on lockdown (Calhoun County, GA): Several Georgia prisons have been placed on lockdown because of rising tensions between gangs.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: July 4, 2016

74 arrested during 'Operation Chip Shot,' targeting gangs, violent crime (Richmond County, GA): The Richmond County Sheriff's Office launches 'Operation Chip Shot' and arrests 50 people in connection to gangs and violent criminal activity. It's the third summer initiative, officials say, to improve the quality of life and overall safety of citizens.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: July 1, 2016

Settlement Ends Suit Over Fatal Brawl at Underground's Latino Fest (Atlanta, GA): The children of a man who died after a gang-related brawl at Underground Atlanta during the 2010 Festival Peachtree Latino have settled their claims with the attraction's management and a now-defunct security company. The confidential settlement included the claims of another man, a relative of the children, who was beaten during the attack by members of the Vatos Locos gang.
Source: Daily Report    Date: June 30, 2016

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