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Governor Kemp proposes seven new GBI positions to fight gangs in Georgia (Atlanta, GA): The Georgia Bureau of Investigation — or the GBI hopes to get more state funds to tackle a growing problem in Georgia — gangs. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wants to create 7 new GBI positions to eliminate gangs — at a budget of $2 million dollars.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: February 14, 2020

Local program alternative to gang life (Augusta, GA): De’Angelo Burns, the south Augusta teen killed last week, went to school in south Augusta. He dropped out of school and joined a gang in the same area, according to people who knew of him and he died at a south Augusta gas station.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: February 12, 2020

Atlanta police chief details expanding influence of gangs operating inside city (Atlanta, GA): The Atlanta Police Department has a database of some 2,600 names of individuals who align themselves with a gang. The tracking goes back nearly eight years.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: February 12, 2020

Governor Kemp sets sights on reducing gang crime (Atlanta, GA): Georgia’s Attorney General Office says nearly half of all violent crimes in America are gang related. In Georgia, the number of gang recruits continues to increase with 71-thousand gang affiliates and more than 1500 suspected gang networks. One of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s priorities is to fund public safety and reduce gang activity.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: February 11, 2020

Chief: Guns in unlocked vehicles a boon to street gangs (Brunswick, GA): Street gangsters do not bother with petty crimes like breaking into vehicles. They leave that stuff to junkies. And when a junky starts slinking around in the dark on quiet neighborhood streets and in apartment parking lots, he knows what the gangsters really want. Like that Smith & Wesson 9 mm automatic swiped last month from inside a Ford F-150 on Satilla Drive in southern Glynn County.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: February 11, 2020

2 Gwinnett men get life plus combined 345 years in prison for gang-related shooting (Gwinnett County, GA): Two Gwinnett County gang members were convicted on a litany of charges Monday, receiving several lifetimes worth of prison time as a result, authorities said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 10, 2020

Kemp: Georgia's Gang Database Now Operational (Atlanta, GA): Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database (GCSGD) is now operational, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Department of Community Supervision, (DCS), and Department of Corrections (GDC). The database will serve as a statewide information bank on criminal street gangs, members, associates, and activities.
Source:    Date: February 7, 2020

2 gang members convicted in teen’s 2016 murder in NW Atlanta (Fulton County, GA): Two men have been convicted of a botched 2016 robbery and shooting that left a 16-year-old dead and another man injured, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 7, 2020

Gang members arrested after armed robbery at Marietta motel (Marietta, GA): A couple of gang members forced two women to perform sex acts in a Marietta Motel 6 room while waiting for a man, who they beat and robbed at gunpoint, police say.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 7, 2020

Another gang member convicted in 'most horrific death' in recent Atlanta history linked to other crimes (Atlanta, GA): Three separate crimes - two murders and an armed robbery - each have something in common: 23-year-old Shakur Wright. Wright will now spend the rest of his life behind bars. The Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Wright pleaded guilty to his involvement in each case.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: February 7, 2020

New software could help curb criminal street gang activities (Pelham, GA): State and local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on criminal street gang activities. A new statewide database issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation could help investigators identify and curb criminal gang activities.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: February 7, 2020

Man gets life for killing police witness, leaving body in trunk at MARTA station (Atlanta, GA): A sixth suspect has been convicted in the brutal killing of a police witness who was tortured, sodomized and shot twice in the back of the head before his body was stuffed into the trunk of a Toyota Camry and left at the H.E. Holmes MARTA station.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 7, 2020

Rep. Gilliard Introduces Legislation to Create Georgia Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force (Atlanta, GA): State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) recently introduced House Bill 883, legislation which would create the Georgia Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force. Rep. Gilliard will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the proposed legislation on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at 1 p.m. in room 341 of the State Capitol.
Source: Savannah Business Journal    Date: February 6, 2020

Roberta police chief clarifies details of Crawford County High School fight (Roberta, GA): A fight that broke in Crawford County High School has several parents worried. Roberta Police Chief Ty Matthews says some information spread on social media about the fight was false.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: February 6, 2020

Another arrest in gang-related RICO case (Floyd County, GA): An Atlanta man is the latest to be implicated in a gang-related series of break-ins, primarily at convenience stores across the region.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: February 5, 2020

State street gang database operational (Georgia): Georgia police and prosecutors now have a new tool to use in their fight against street gangs. The Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database (GCSGD) is now operational, according to the GBI. The statewide database contains information about street gangs, gang members and associates, and criminal activities. It currently contains information on over 100 gangs and more than 17,000 gang members and associates.
Source: Now Habersham    Date: February 5, 2020

Georgia gang database has law enforcement hopeful, critics worried (Atlanta, GA): The GBI on Wednesday announced the roll-out of its long-anticipated statewide gang database, a tool called necessary by Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration and a cause for concern by critics who warn it could be misused.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 5, 2020

More than 17,000 gang members, associates of 100 gangs in new Georgia Criminal Street Gang database (Jonesboro, GA): The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a statewide database of more than 17,000 gang members and associates is now online and operational—and the Morrow Police Department is one of the first agencies to try it out.
Source: Clayton News Daily    Date: February 5, 2020

Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database Operational (Decatur, GA): Through the collaborative efforts of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Department of Community Supervision (DCS), and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database (GCSGD) is now operational. The GCSGD is a statewide repository and intelligence database that contains information about various criminal street gangs, criminal street gang members, and associates and criminal street gang activities.
Source:    Date: February 5, 2020

District Attorney: College basketball players, 1 other plead guilty to gang-related charges, attempted murder (Atlanta, GA): Three people - including two who were college athletes - are behind bars after pleading guilty to attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity. Naya Hunter, Devin Durham, and Jalen Hunt were all sentenced. According to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, Durham and Hunter were on the Atlanta Metropolitan College men’s and women’s basketball team at the time of the crime.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: February 4, 2020

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