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APD investigates recent uptick in gang-related shootings (Atlanta, GA): The numbers are going up. Atlanta Police said they are investigating an uptick in gang-related shootings, just within the past month. For months, 11Alive News has told you about rising gang problems across the country. But what’s different, now, Atlanta Police say they are noticing the shootings are happening back to back.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: June 2, 2016

Conyers police requesting an intelligence officer devoted to gang activities (Conyers, GA): Pretty soon youthful gangs in Rockdale County may find themselves viewed through an investigator’s spyglass, so to speak. An item in the proposed Conyers budget for fiscal year 2017 includes funding for a new gangs intelligence officer to gather all information available about gang activities in the city and county and identify who are the participants.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: June 2, 2016

4 alleged gang members arrested in Cobb County car chase (Cobb County, GA): I love you – those were the last words four alleged gang members exchanged before being hauled off in squad cars by Cobb County police following a police chase. Those words are even more fitting since a street gang charge could keep them from seeing each other, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 28, 2016

Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court (Hall County, GA): Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court. Magistrate Court Judge Tracy Loggins also ordered gang-related charges be sent during a preliminary hearing Friday morning.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: May 27, 2016

Wisconsin man seeks freedom in Gangster Disciples case (Atlanta, GA): Lawyers for a Wisconsin man targeted in a nationwide probe of Gangster Disciples street gang members say he should be freed while awaiting trial and allowed to return home, where he contributes to the arts and music scenes there.
Source: Herald & Review    Date: May 26, 2016

Gang Leader Orders Baby’s Murder, Highlighting Georgia Gang Problem (DeKalb County, GA): The baby was in the bathtub, dead. When police arrived at the two-story home on To Lani Farm Road just outside the ring road that encircles Atlanta, they found four people with gunshot wounds in the upstairs master bathroom—two women lay injured on the floor and another woman was in the bathtub with KenDarious Edwards Jr., her 9-month-old son.
Source: Newsweek    Date: May 23, 2016

Police catch three suspected gang members in Winder during stakeout (Winder, GA): Four people, including three who had alleged ties to a gang called Bloods, were arrested in Winder last week as law enforcement officers targeted a house where they believed three people involved in a shooting in Gwinnett County were hiding out.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: May 22, 2016

Man shot in 'gang-related' activity (Moultrie, GA): A Moultrie man was shot multiple times early Thursday morning at a northwest Moultrie intersection where apparent retaliatory gunfire erupted the following night, in what was thought to be gang activity. Monterrius Haynes, 31, had slugs lodged in his head and right elbow after being struck by three bullets fired from small-caliber handguns, Moultrie Police Department Inv. Freddie Williams said on Friday.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: May 20, 2016

Atlanta, Fulton County, United Way Create Citizen Gang Coordinator (Atlanta, GA): The city of Atlanta, Fulton County Government and Atlanta’s United Way have joined forces to create a Citizen Gang Prevention Office. The creation of the office is in direct response to growing gang violence in Fulton County. The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office reports that in the last 10 years, defendants charged with gang-related offenses increased by 2,225 percent.
Source: CascadePatch    Date: May 18, 2016

Four men indicted in 2014 shooting death of man whose car crashed into duplex (Brunswick, GA): Four men, including two in federal prison for leading a drug ring, were indicted Wednesday on murder and other charges in a 2014 shooting death on a city street.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 18, 2016

DeKalb gang leader indicted for ordering death of infant (DeKalb County, GA): He died in his mother’s arms on the eve of Mother’s Day 2014. Despite being only 9-months-old, KenDarious Edwards Jr. was not too young to be targeted by a gang leader.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 17, 2016

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

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