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‘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

Suspects face gang charges (LaGrange, GA): Four teens accused of breaking into more than 20 vehicles last week now also face more than 30 gang charges. Troup County sheriff’s officials said Monday that the department’s continued joint investigation with the LaGrange police Special Investigation Unit revealed the crimes were gang related.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: June 28, 2016

Officials link rash of Troup Co. break-ins to gang activity (Troup County, GA): Authorities have linked a rash of auto break-ins in Troup County to gang activity, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office announced today on its Facebook page.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: June 28, 2016

Younger generation ditches old style gang concept in Columbus (Columbus, GA): A former gang leader in Columbus spoke candidly about his involvement with gangs during the 1990s, which is a stark comparison to how gangs function today. The unidentified ‘Original Gangster’ of the Gangster Disciples said the Crips, Bloods and Disciples have been around for decades in urban and small communities.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: June 28, 2016

Police: Gangs are a serious problem in Georgia (Morrow, GA): Federal, state and local agencies are coming together to fight gangs. Walter Marchant Jr., a retired special agent and member of the Georgia Gang Investigation Association is leading a four day training course in Morrow. Marchant said gangs are a major concern in Georgia.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: June 28, 2016

Finding alternatives to gangs (Newton County, GA): For the most part, there has been little evidence of gang activity in Newton County, according to local law enforcement. However, in March of 2015, eight alleged members of the Ghost-Faced Gang, a violent gang thought to be operating out of prisons, were indicted in Newton County Superior Court on three counts of the racketeering influenced corrupt organizations (RICO) act.
Source: The Covington News    Date: June 27, 2016

Athens street gang members arrested after neighborhood complaint (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County police last week arrested four young men, two of them known gang members, after responding to a complaint they were acting suspiciously in a northside neighborhood.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 27, 2016

Learning the signs of gang interest (Newton County, GA): Newton County Sheriff’s Office Captain Keith Crum suggested that if parents start seeing gang symbols on their child’s school, the need to pay attention.
Source: The Covington News    Date: June 26, 2016

Man charged with threatening police, gang activity (Rome, GA): A Rome man was arrested Thursday night on charges that he claimed to be a member of a gang and threatened a police officer.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: June 25, 2016

New gang culture emerges in Columbus (Columbus, GA): As details unfold concerning recent Columbus shootings, a new picture is emerging of the city’s gang culture. Even a former gang member says there’s a difference in the way young criminals operate these days, and he’s surprised at how cold-blooded some of the crimes have been.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: June 25, 2016

Fulton County approves two anti-gang positions (Fulton County, GA): Fulton County will soon have two new troops in the battle against gang violence. A gang prevention and intervention coordinator will be in charge of keeping track of gang-related trends, working with at-risk youth and former gang members and engaging in community outreach projects. The coordinator will be assisted by a community resource program specialist.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: June 22, 2016

2 plead guilty in shooting (LaGrange, GA): Two members of the Gangster Disciples street gang pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Troup County Superior Court for beating and shooting a man they believed was stealing drugs from their gang.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: June 21, 2016

Violent Athens gang members arrested at unrelated police investigation (Athens, GA): Three Athens gang members, with a history of arrests for offenses ranging from armed robbery to a murder charge that was later dropped, were arrested recently when they showed up at the scene of an unrelated police investigation.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 18, 2016

Man sentenced for shooting into crowd (LaGrange, GA): A man accused of shooting into a crowd of people on Harwell Avenue after a heated verbal argument pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in a Troup County Superior Courtroom. Quarderius Shavonte Ferrell of LaGrange was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: June 17, 2016

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