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Valdosta man named in federal gang indictment (Valdosta, GA): A Valdosta man is one of 48 alleged gang members indicted in federal court recently, accused of conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, attempted murder and drug crimes, according to court documents. Indictments handed down in north Georgia and Tennessee federal courts targeted accused members of the Gangster Disciples organization, described in a Department of Justice press release as a national gang active in 24 states with a highly organized structure.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: May 17, 2016

Gangs of Valdosta (Valdosta, GA): Organized crime is nothing new. Gangs are a reality in nearly every city — Valdosta is no exception. Gang activity is on the rise in Valdosta, according to reports from Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department. There are approximately 12 gangs currently operating in Valdosta, according to both the Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: May 16, 2016

Cordele gang leader pleads guilty in Cordele man murder trial (Crisp County, GA): A Cordele gang leader charged with murder pled guilty on Friday in the Superior Court of Crisp County. Rontavious Dominic Towns, leader of the Cordele Division of the Rollin 20s (20 Gang) a division of the Bloods Street Gang pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of a violation of the Street Gang Terrorism Act for his role in the murder of Jasperin 'Baby J' Armstrong.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: May 13, 2016

Mayor DeLoach on crime and gangs in Savannah: "We have come full circle." (Savannah, GA): Mayor Eddie DeLoach took a stand on Thursday, making a plea to the public as well as fellow Savannah City Council members, to take action before violent crime gets out of control. The mayor made a connection between what we are seeing now – and the crime wave that swept that city 25 years ago, during the age of the Ricky Jivens gang.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: May 13, 2016

Gang member wanted for stabbing in LaFayette (LaFayette, GA): A recent stabbing in Lafayette has police wondering if Chattanooga's gang violence is crossing state lines into Georgia. According to Lafayette Police, a known Chattanooga gang member is wanted for stabbing a man at his home earlier this week.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: May 11, 2016

Police: Columbus man arrested after claiming criminal gang on Facebook (Columbus, GA): A Columbus man wanted on an outstanding burglary warrant was arrested on Booker Avenue Tuesday evening after he allegedly claimed a criminal gang on his Facebook account.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: May 11, 2016

Ex-DeKalb Co. officer served as hitman for gang, indictment alleges (DeKalb County, GA): A former DeKalb County Police officer admitted to killing people while serving as a hitman for a gang, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: May 5, 2016

Feds Indict Cop, Alleged Members of Gangster Disciples (Atlanta, GA): Alleged members of the Gangster Disciples, including some high-ranking leaders of the violent street gang and an Atlanta-area police officer, have been charged with racketeering in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Source: ABC News    Date: May 4, 2016

Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust (Gainesville, GA): With Joe Amerling’s blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the only way out.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: May 1, 2016

Despite history of gangs, arrests, some north Ga. residents feel safe (Gainesville, GA): An area of Hall County has a history of gang-related activity, but some residents say they feel safe. A grand jury recently indicted 12 people on federal drug charges, after drug agents said they’d broken up one of the largest drug rings in the north Georgia area.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 1, 2016

Two highly anticipated murder trials to go to court Monday (Gwinnett County, GA): Two long-anticipated murder trials are set to begin Monday at the Gwinnett County courthouse. The most widely-known of the two is for Amy McGarity, the so-called ringleader in the brutal killing of 20-year-old Kayla Weil in a drug house on Buford’s Cloud Street in 2013.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: April 30, 2016

Man charged in Wings Cafe killings pleads guilty to gang charge (Macon, GA): One of the six men charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shootout at Macon’s Wings Cafe pleaded guilty Friday to violating the state’s gang act and two misdemeanor charges.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 29, 2016

Brunswick rapper charged in federal drug indictment arrested anew on state street gang charges (Brunswick, GA): A Brunswick man released April 19 after his arrest on charges in a 30-count federal drug gang indictment is back in jail on state street gang charges.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 25, 2016

Mentoring group wants male role models to join the cause (Moultrie, GA): As a newly formed group seeking to reduce youth violence and gang activity, Boys to Men has had no problem finding the boys part of the equation, as interest and participation are increasing.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: April 25, 2016

Brunswick arrests aim to dismantle violent gangs (Brunswick, GA): Law enforcement officials in Brunswick and Glynn County said they put a dent into organized crime after a four year-year, multi-agency, operation uncovered a vast drug enterprise with possible ties to the national street gang known as the Bloods.
Source:    Date: April 22, 2016

CPD detectives said alleged gang activity connected to Peachtree Mall shooting death (Columbus, GA): The main suspect from the Peachtree Mall shooting on March 26 made his first court appearance on Wednesday. Xzavaien Jones, 18, of Columbus, is accused of shooting 24-year-old Anthony Meredith outside of the food court at the Peachtree Mall the day before Easter.
Source: WFXG FOX 54 News    Date: April 21, 2016

Murder weapon identified in killing of innocent bystander during Athens gang shootout (Athens, GA): The gun that fired the bullet yhat killed an innocent bystander during a shootout between rival gang members in west Athens five months ago has been identified, Athens-Clarke County police said on Monday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: April 18, 2016

Ashburn police: Shooting result of gang activity (Ashburn, GA): Police say a recent shooting is tied to gang activity in the city. Ontario Hall and Markeal Knight are charged with aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: April 18, 2016

Metro agencies work to target gang activity (Atlanta, GA): Metro Atlanta law enforcement agencies are working together to fight gangs activity and crimes that cross city and county lines. Atlanta police recently announced the arrests of a gang based in Clayton County whose members they say committed crime in at least six different areas.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: April 17, 2016

Suspects nabbed in connection with gang-fueled armed robberies (Atlanta, GA): The Atlanta Police department announced on Friday that they and other area departments nabbed five suspects connected to a rash or auto parts store and restaurant robberies around metro Atlanta.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: April 16, 2016

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