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No one hurt, but Cobb DA asks for 345 years for gang member (Atlanta, GA): The prosecutor asked for a sentence of 345 years for a gang member who shot randomly at red cars — and only red cars — frightening dozens but hurting no one. Instead, Cobb County Superior Court Judge Lark Ingram this week sentenced Johannes Lopez to 50 years in prison to be followed by 50 years probation for 26 counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 18, 2015

Jeezy's 'Where I'm From' video highlights Macon gangs (Macon, GA): On the day rapper Jeezy's "Where I'm From" video hit last week, Lt. Chuck Whittaker's cell phone blew up. The Bibb County sheriff's investigator was off that day, but it didn't stop the calls from coming in about the music video featuring Macon gangs.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 18, 2015

12 arrested on drug, gun, gang charges (Statesboro, GA): A dozen men involved in a fight Friday at the scene of a music video filming face drug, gang and gun charges after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team responded to calls about the fight.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: November 16, 2015

Gang member gets 50 years in prison for shooting at cars (Cobb County, GA): A Cobb County judge sentenced a Marietta man to 50 years in prison Friday for shooting at people driving in their cars in order to show loyalty to his gang.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 13, 2015

Gang member faces more than 300 years in prison (Marietta, GA): A Marietta man is expected to be sentenced today for shooting at people driving in their cars in an act of gang loyalty.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: November 12, 2015

Marietta man convicted of shooting at cars in act of gang loyalty (Marietta, GA): A Marietta man was convicted Thursday of shooting at people driving in their cars as an act of gang loyalty, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 12, 2015

Community meeting will focus on DeKalb gang violence (Atlanta, GA): The rise of gang-related violence in DeKalb County will be discussed during a community forum Saturday hosted by District Attorney Robert James.
Source:    Date: November 11, 2015

Shooting at Madison County home may be gang related (Athens, GA): A Madison County home containing three adults and two children was riddled with 60 bullets Friday night and now authorities believe the violence is linked to a similar shooting of a house two days later in Athens.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: November 10, 2015

Second man indicted in 2011 Macon murder (Macon, GA): A second man was indicted Tuesday in the 2011 shooting death of 32-year-old Alveno Culver in east Macon.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 10, 2015

Gang-themed hand signs appear on APS football game flyer (Atlanta, GA): Some parents say a flyer promoting a big high school football game also promotes gang activity. And they don't like it. The flier is for the Mays vs. Stephenson High School football game Friday. The flier says “Eastside vs. Westside.” But the "e" and the "w" are hand signs some say are obvious gang signs.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: November 4, 2015

Macon woman pleads guilty in gang racketeering case (Macon, GA): A 42-year-old Macon woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to her part in a bail bond kickback scam fueled by money stolen in fraudulent credit card transactions. Denise Krieger pleaded guilty to racketeering and violating the state's Criminal Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act during a Bibb County Superior Court hearing.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 4, 2015

Shooter with gang ties to serve 10 years in prison; Stephen Rasheed Miller also banned from Floyd County (Floyd County, GA): A professed gang member pleaded guilty to shooting a man in the back after after a fight in South Rome. Stephen Rasheed Miller of Riverdale pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and participating in street gang activity on Monday.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: November 3, 2015

Columbus man charged with stealing guns in Troup Co. (Columbus, GA): A Columbus man has been charged with one count of first-degree burglary by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other charges in Muscogee County.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: October 29, 2015

Gang Members Attending Trial Alarmed Prosecutor, Defense Lawyers (Fulton County, GA): Lawyers said a recent murder trial in which the two defendants were members of the Crips street gang and the victim—and most of the witnesses—were members of the archrival Bloods was unusually disconcerting.
Source: Daily Report    Date: October 29, 2015

Muscogee County high school restricts wearing camouflage because of area gang (Columbus, GA): Concerned about an increase in discipline problems possibly related to gang activity, a Columbus high school has banned large book bags and restricted the wearing of camouflage.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: October 26, 2015

A founder of Macon's MOE gang pleads guilty to violating the state's gang act (Macon, GA): One of the founders of Macon's Money Over Everything gang pleaded guilty Thursday to felony violation of the state's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and misdemeanor assault.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: October 22, 2015

GA woman arrested in bizarre NC gang-related kidnapping (Albany, GA): A woman wanted in the kidnapping of a North Carolina state prosecutor's father that spawned a nationwide search has been arrested, the FBI confirmed.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: October 22, 2015

LaGrange, Carrollton police agencies create gang database (Carrollton, GA): Three west Georgia law enforcement agencies will work together to create an online database to track and combat gang violence. LaGrange and Carrollton police departments, along with the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office have pledged a total of $50,000 to invest in the software with an additional $10,000 from each agency yearly to maintain the program.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: October 16, 2015

3 sentenced in slaying of Augusta man (Lousiville, GA): Three men charged in the gang-related murder of Kenneth Quarterman Jr. of Augusta pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Superior Court.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: October 16, 2015

Purported Athens gang member facing murder charge in DeKalb County (DeKalb County, GA): A purported Athens gang member is facing a murder charge in DeKalb County. George Lebron Houser, 22, allegedly shot and killed one man and wounded another the night of June 24 at the Willow Ridge apartment complex near Avondale Estates.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: October 13, 2015

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