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Suspects hear charges in alleged gang robbery of LaGrange teen (LaGrange, GA): Two of the four suspects in the alleged savage gang beating and robbery of a 16-year-old boy on his way to play basketball made their first appearance in court Thursday.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: September 18, 2015

Notorious DeKalb gang linked to series of murders (DeKalb County, GA): They were the in-house enforcers of one of DeKalb County’s most notorious gangs, so unforgiving they killed fellow members who failed to attend mandatory meetings or pay dues to fund the syndicate’s criminal enterprises, according to law enforcement.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 18, 2015

Four Atlanta men indicted in Houston County gas station killing (Warner Robins, GA): Four suspected gang members from Atlanta have been indicted on murder charges in connection with the killing of a Macon man as he pumped gas at a Booth Road station last year.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 16, 2015

Bibb murder trial witness says killing was gang related (Macon, GA): Late on a Friday afternoon -- well past 5 p.m. -- Jedarrius Treonta Meadows Jr. sat in a witness chair looking at the jurors who will soon determine his fate. Meadows, 18, is charged with murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and violating the state’s gang act.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 11, 2015

Prosecutor: Ball field became “killing field” for 16-year-old Macon boy (Macon, GA): Testimony began Wednesday in the trial for a 18-year-old Macon man accused of murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy at a Macon Little League ball park.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 9, 2015

Grand jury indicts gang-related shooting death (Jonesboro, GA): A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a suspected gang member in the shooting death of a Jonesboro man last September.
Source: Clayton News Daily    Date: September 4, 2015

Gang activity suspected in a number of local crimes (Conyers, GA): An 18-year-old male who claimed to be a member of a Crips-related gang has been arrested in connection with the beating of another teen earlier this year, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office. Lenny Mejias, who previously lived on Chestnut Oaks Ridge in Lithonia, but who reportedly recently moved out of state, was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with battery and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: Newton Citizen    Date: September 1, 2015

Sheriff issues warning to street gangs (Cordele, GA): With the first ever gang murder trial taking place last week and recent gang-involved shooting Sheriff Billy Hancock has issued a warning to gangs, “You can bet your bottom dollar if you’re in a gang, I’m coming.”
Source: Cordele Dispatch    Date: August 31, 2015

Albany Gang Unit to share information with other law enforcement (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Gang Unit is sharing information with other South Georgia gang officers, hoping to control gang crime better. The Gang Unit Commander says gangs across the country are combining and morphing into new units.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 27, 2015

LaGrange police arrest third suspect in alleged gang robbery of teen (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange police said a third suspect has been taken into custody for suspected participation in the beating and robbery Monday evening of a teen on Easy Street.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: August 26, 2015

Gangs are warned in Cordele (Cordele, GA): After a guilty verdict in the district's first ever gang-related murder trial, the DA and Crisp County sheriff have a warning for other gang members. Rocquel Chavers was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years, after a jury in this courthouse convicted him Friday of killing Jasperion Armstrong last September.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 24, 2015

Savannah's residents call for end to violence (Savannah, GA): There was, somewhat fittingly, a rainbow over east Savannah on Saturday evening as about 200 people wearing “We Must Do Something” T-shirts prayed for the city’s violence to stop.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: August 22, 2015

Guilty verdict in district's first ever gang-related murder trial (Crispo County, GA): A man on trial for murder has been found guilty on all counts. Rocquel Chavers was convicted on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to murder, street gang terrorism, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 21, 2015

Houston Co. forum aims to shed light on gang crime (Houston County, GA): Some Houston County leaders want to address concerns about gang violence. In a forum next Tuesday, August 25th, police officers and even a former gang member will answer questions.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: August 21, 2015

Bullying, gang activity continues decline in Gwinnett Schools (Suwanee, GA): Ninth-graders were part of a positive change this time. For the first time in recent memory, Gwinnett County Public Schools saw about a five percent drop in the number of in-school suspensions by ninth-graders, down to 26 percent from 31 percent of the total incidents in that category. Overall last school year, there were 33,067 in-school suspensions in the district.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: August 20, 2015

Marietta gang member convicted of murder in drug killing (Marietta, GA): A Cobb jury convicted a Marietta man on Monday for killing a drug dealer last year, the Cobb District Attorney’s Office reports. Nehemiah “Miami” Anglin, 21, was convicted of felony murder and felony drug possession in the death of Damion Wright, 26.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: August 19, 2015

Anti-violence rally held, gang member speaks about gang culture (Savannah, GA): Several groups in Savannah joined together Wednesday night in a rally against the latest shooting in the city. What was different about this rally is one of the young men in attendance said he was born and raised in a gang, the same people police are blaming for a lot of this violence.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: August 19, 2015

Alleged gang member arrested in McDonough (Jonesboro, GA): A McDonough man wanted since May in Clayton County for alleged gang-related activities was arrested Tuesday morning, said officials.
Source: Henry Daily Herald    Date: August 18, 2015

Troup County grand jury indicts alleged Gangster Disciples in LaGrange shooting (LaGrange, GA): A Troup County grand jury indicted six alleged gang members, including the gang’s supposed leader, in a street gang conspiracy case in early August.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: August 17, 2015

Milledgeville police say man wounded in suspected gang shooting (Milledgeville, GA): A man was shot twice Monday night in what Milledgeville police suspect is a gang related shooting. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at Riverbend Apartments on E. McIntosh Street, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 12, 2015

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