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Georgia prisons: Gangs, rising violence, thousands of cellphones (Atlanta, GA): A surge in violence in Georgia prisons over the past few weeks has left at least two inmates dead and dozens of others injured, put staff in danger and forced the lock-down of as many as eight of Georgia’s 33 prisons.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 22, 2016

4 gang members plead to armed robbery of Cobb gas station (Cobb County, GA): Four Atlanta gang members pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of a Marietta gas station, officials announced Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 22, 2016

Local community raises gang awareness (Clayton County, GA): Residents, religious leaders and even some members of the Clayton County Police force came together Saturday to raise awareness about gangs. "A lot of these kids that get involved in gangs have nothing outside of school life," said resident Gloria James.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: August 20, 2016

Albany gangs work toward peace with truce (Albany, GA): People upset by violence yelled out as they marched from the Civic Center to the Albany Civil Rights Institute Saturday morning. Many cried out for peace, but some of those calls were coming from somewhere you might not expect. Gang members from four groups in Albany have come together to coordinate a 100-day truce.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 20, 2016

Police: 15-year-old Savannah gang member shoots at home, endangers children (Savannah, GA): Police in Savannah say they’ve arrested a 15-year-old gang member for firing shots into a home occupied by two small children.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: August 19, 2016

FBI: Gang member charged in DeKalb teen girl's murder flees Georgia (DeKalb County, GA): Keaira Palmer should've turned 16 on Thursday. Instead, the FBI is searching for a man accused in her death. Tahja T. "Mayhem" Williams, who already had the letters “RIP” tattooed on his Adam’s apple, is one of seven purported gang members charged in the Aug. 3 shootout that left the Stone Mountain High student dead.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 19, 2016

Prosecutors re-indict Savannah men in two slayings they said were gang-related (Savannah, GA): Chatham County prosecutors have re-indicted three Savannahians in the 2013 murder of Savannah State University student Rebecca Lorraine Foley outside her southside apartment in what they charge was a gang-related slaying.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: August 18, 2016

Frost Street residents concerned by suspected drug and gang activity (Albany, GA): People who live on Frost Street in East Albany tell us they're worried about crime on their street. They say they see signs of drug and gang activity. WALB News Ten received a letter from a Frost Street resident, detailing three pages of times and dates of suspicious activity witnessed just last month. Now they are counting on Albany Police for help.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 16, 2016

Police: Teen suspects in cop shooting are gang members (Marietta, GA): Two juveniles arrested in connection with the shooting of an on-duty Marietta cop are Bloods gang members, police said Monday. The juveniles, both 15 years old, face charges of violation of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, aggravated assault on a police officer, unlawfully entering an automobile, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and theft by receiving.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 15, 2016

Cobb DA after police shooting: 'We have a gang issue' (Marietta, GA): The day after the shooting of a Marietta Police officer, Cobb County's district attorney said there's a gang problem in Marietta and wants something done about it.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: August 15, 2016

Mentoring Program hosts conference to talk Anti-Gang education (Savannah, GA): It’s something law enforcement have said can help make an impact on public safety here in Savannah. With the help of one of the city’s largest mentoring programs, it could soon become a reality.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: August 13, 2016

Gwinnett Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Murder in Shooting (Norcross, GA): A Gwinnett County gang member known as "Demon" has pleaded guilty to murder in a gang-related shooting sparked by arguments at a nightclub, prosecutors say.
Source: NorcrossPatch    Date: August 11, 2016

Trial begins for Norcross-area gang-related murder (Lawrenceville, GA): The color of a bandana led to the shooting death of a 21-year-old newlywed woman near Norcross, a prosecutor alleged Wednesday in court.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: August 10, 2016

Brunswick gang member gets 2 life sentences plus 45 years in rape of girls, 11 and 14 (Brunswick, GA): A gang member and registered sex offender was sentenced Friday to two life sentences plus 45 years in the rape of two minor girls, one as part of a gang initiation, the district attorney said.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: August 5, 2016

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

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