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2 adults, 2 teens charged in Douglas County burglaries (Douglas County, GA): Four people, including three self-proclaimed gang members, have been charged in a recent rash of burglaries and car thefts in Douglas County. Many of the crimes happened over the July 4 weekend in the area of Lee Road and Highway 92.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: July 13, 2015

Gangs not a problem yet (Monroe County, GA): A new case has people talking about whether gangs are on the rise in Monroe County. We reported last week that firefighter Shane Cook is challenging John Bittick in next year's election. Cook said the Sheriff's Office needs to do more to combat gang crimes, but Bittick said Monroe County is just now starting to see gang activities.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: July 13, 2015

‘Bloods’ gang-member sentenced to life for killing fellow gang mate (Atlanta, GA): A “Bloods” gang member ambushed, killed a fellow member last fall after overhearing a dispute about his former girlfriend. On Thursday, the shooter was sentenced to life in prison.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 10, 2015

Video of "Gang" Beating in Monroe County (Forsyth, GA): There's an interesting question going around the city of Forsyth in Monroe County, after cell phone video of a brutal beating was made public this week. When is a gang a gang? The victim in the beating says he was beaten by gang members. The suspects regularly identify themselves as being in a gang in social media posts.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: July 9, 2015

Macon NAACP president: Charges need to be fair in Wal-Mart case (Macon, GA): The president of the local chapter of the NAACP said Wednesday that she would like law enforcement officials not to charge those involved with the vandalism of the Wal-Mart on Zebulon Road with criminal gang activity. Gwen Westbrooks said she wants those involved to receive similar charges to other vandalism cases in Macon, some of which didn’t include gang activity charges.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 8, 2015

Bloods gang member gets 2 life terms in DeKalb double slaying (DeKalb County, GA): A Bloods gang member was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Tuesday in the DeKalb County murders of two people despite his lawyer’s pleas for leniency because the gang had been his “family” since age 12.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 7, 2015

Two gang members to be sentenced in DeKalb double killing (DeKalb County, GA): Two Bloods gang members face sentencing Tuesday in DeKalb County for luring a friend to her death because she was the witness to a crime, the DeKalb District Attorney office announced Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 6, 2015

3 men, 1 juvenile arrested for gang activity and drug distribution (Tifton, GA): A three-month investigation by the Tift County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from other agencies, led to the arrest of three men and a juvenile. According to a press release by Lt. Col. Bobby Brannen with the TCSO, a three-month investigation into gang activity and drug distribution resulted in a search warrant being served Thursday at 603 W. Golden Road in Tift County.
Source: The Tifton Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

Atlanta police now tracking 120 gangs (Atlanta, GA): While the rise in Atlanta's violent crime in 2015 may be incremental, there’s little debate over who’s driving it: Police say they are now tracking approximately 120 gangs, more than double the number they identified just six years ago.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 2, 2015

Gang activity alleged in arrests related to shooting death of 19-year-old (Covington, GA): A 19-year-old Rockdale County teen has been charged in the murder of a Newton County teen earlier this week and three other people have been arrested in connection with the crime, with more arrests expected.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: June 26, 2015

Indictment: Gang members killed teen to ‘maintain their status’ (Atlanta, GA): The 17-year-old killed outside a Carroll County bar last month was shot by two gang members hoping to “maintain (their) status,” an indictment alleges. As many as 100 people — some alleged members of rival gangs — were gathered in the streets outside Carrollton’s Westside Bar and Grill when Timbaland Crowder was shot and killed in the early hours of May 31.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 23, 2015

Smyrna Man Indicted for Alleged Gang Activity (Cobb County, GA): A Smyrna man has been indicted on 16 charges related to his alleged participation in a criminal street gang, the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Source: Smyrna-Vinings Patch    Date: June 16, 2015

New suspects named in fatal Wings Cafe shootout (Macon, GA): A 72-count indictment adds five new names to the list of people accused in the December fatal shootout at Macon’s Wings Cafe that left three men dead.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: June 16, 2015

Cobb County heroin trafficking ring busted, dozens charged (Cobb County, GA): A Cobb County grand jury returned a 269-page indictment Thursday involving 46 people accused in an investigation of a heroin and methamphetamine distribution ring, District Attorney Vic Reynolds said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 11, 2015

Arrest made in gang shootout in west Athens (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County police this weekend made a second arrest in a shootout between rival gang members that occurred last week in west Athens.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 9, 2015

Shooting injures 2 in LaGrange (LaGrange, GA): Two people were injured Monday afternoon in a shooting at a gas station in south-central LaGrange.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: June 9, 2015

DeKalb makes more arrests in 2012 gang-related killing (DeKalb County, GA): DeKalb County deputies arrested two more men on gang-related charges Friday, contending they were involved in murdering a young man more than three years ago.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 5, 2015

Police: Praised war hero also a local gang member (Gwinnett County, GA): No one disputes Jean Carlo Bermudez is a war hero. He recieved a Purple Heart, but police say he is also a known gang member. Although he insists he's being targeted, Norcross police say his arrest prevented a crime.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: June 3, 2015

Believed leader of ‘La Gran Familia’ among 13 arrested in raids (Gwinnett County, GA): A two-year investigation conducted by Gwinnett and federal authorities led to the arrest of the believed leader of the “La Gran Familia” street gang, as well as a dozen of his underlings, police said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 2, 2015

Teen killed during fight possibly involving 100 people, gangs (Carrollton, GA): Police believe as many as 100 people — rival gang members among them — may have been involved in the Sunday morning melee that ended with a teenager’s shooting death outside a Carrollton bar.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 31, 2015

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