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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

​Gang members seeing more hard time (Coweta County, GA): Negotiated pleas by suspected gang members have resulted in long-term sentences for several local offenders recently. On June 2, Devonte Derelle Jennings pleaded guilty in three separate gang-related cases. Because the state was able to prove Jennings was operating as a member of the Bloods during the offenses, an additional charge of violating the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act tacked on another 15 years.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: June 17, 2016

7th person charged in connection with possible gang-related beating, robbery (Sycamore, GA): A DeKalb man remained in the county jail Friday on charges stemming from a possibly gang-related February beating and robbery.
Source: Daily Chronicle    Date: June 17, 2016

Five arrested after beating at Ashburn basketball court (Ashburn, GA): Cell phone video captured a massive brawl at an Ashburn park. Five suspects are now in custody. One of the victims is just 13. The group is charged with gang participation and simple assault. Police said they continue to combat gang activity in the city.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: June 15, 2016

Alleged gang member indicted on attempted murder charge in drive-by shooting (Perry, GA): A 19-year-old alleged gang member has been indicted on an attempted murder charge in an April drive-by shooting in Houston County. Damian Sharon Jackson of Warner Robins was also indicted Tuesday on four counts of aggravated assault for each of the four people inside the 2013 Dodge Dart. Jackson is allegedly affiliated with the Kick Doe gang.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: June 15, 2016

Ghost Face Gang Member Booked into Floyd County Jail for Extortion, Theft, More (Floyd County, GA): Christopher Dale Hudgins, 31 of Rome, was booked into the Floyd County Jail Tuesday on numerous charges including extortion, fraud, theft and participating in street gang activity. Reports said that Hudgins, a member of the Ghost Face gang, contacted a victim and posed as a police officer and in the process extorted over $900 when he told them that they would be arrested for missing jury duty.
Source: Coosa Valley News    Date: June 15, 2016

Suspected gang members arrested at Athens apartments (Athens, GA): Several purported gang members were arrested at Rolling Ridge Apartments last Wednesday night by police who went there to investigate a complaint about a large group of people loitering in the breezeway of Building 18 who were drinking and smoking pot, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 13, 2016

Athens gang members indicted for Rolling Ridge Apartments shooting (Athens, GA): Three purported Athens gang members were indicted this week in connection with an April shooting at Rolling Ridge Apartments.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 10, 2016

Fatal shooting prompts new tips in string of Milledgeville drive-bys (Milledgeville, GA): Captain Brad King of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office says since Tonya Massey's murder last week, they've gotten more information on her homicide and the string of drive-by shootings that have plagued the city in the past year.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: June 7, 2016

New Black Panther Party is hoping to negotiate pledges to stop violence Saturday (Rome, GA): The New Black Panther Party is calling for a gang truce this Saturday, inviting local gang members to meet and sign a pledge to stop the violence. “We want them to sign the pledge for the summer,” said Selahdeen Muhhammad, local NBPP chapter leader. “We hope to make that truce longer, but we are starting with this summer.”
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: June 7, 2016

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