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DA: Bloods gang member convicted in cocaine bust (Knoxville, TN): A man authorities say is a member of the East Side Bloods was convicted Thursday of selling 22 grams of cocaine to an informant wearing a wire for the Knoxville Police Department.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: May 27, 2016

Woman creates signs to prevent gang-related shootings (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville woman said she shed tears over the random shooting deaths of Zaevion Dobson and his 12-year-old cousin JaJuan Latham, but now she's spreading the message,"If black lives matter, stop shooting each other." Christine Winton said she could not bear to hear the cries of grieving mothers any longer, so she decided to make her own cry for help.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: May 24, 2016

Groups work to stop gang violence after bloody weekend (Memphis, TN): Being proactive on the streets is the goal of groups attempting to put an end to gang violence. These groups have already had their hands full this year with the rash of violence we've seen, but this weekend's murder of a teenage mother in downtown Memphis is the last straw for one group.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: May 24, 2016

Louisville, Ky., anti-violence program strikes chord with Rogero (Knoxville, TN): When victims of stabbings and shootings from high-crime ZIP codes in Louisville, Ky., arrive at local hospitals, a social worker usually shows up shortly afterward.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: May 23, 2016

Chattanooga youth take aim at local violence, paint over graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): Three students are defying threats of violence and shootings by painting over gang graffiti in Chattanooga neighborhoods. The group, made up of three home-schooled students, spray-painted over the graffiti on buildings in Highland Park, Avondale, East Lake and East Chattanooga this month after the city experienced 14 homicides and more than 60 shootings this year. Police have said several shootings were gang related.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 21, 2016

FBI to help KPD investigate gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville is in a state of emergency and community leaders say a massive gang problem is what got us here. Local 8 News Anchor Lauren Davis talked to the FBI about their involvement in cracking down on the violence in Knoxville.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: May 18, 2016

Community helps raise funds for Change Center (Knoxville, TN): Fundraising efforts for the Change Center in Knoxville are underway. It is hoped that the new community center will help change the lives of young people in Knoxville and provide a safe and entertaining place for teens and young adults to hang out in their free time. After seeing recent acts of gang violence in the Knoxville community, Dan Wilson, founder and graphic designer for The DW designs, said he felt called to do something to help.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: May 18, 2016

Why one Chattanooga woman decided against joining a gang (Chattanooga, TN): Whether to join a gang is a decision many Chattanooga teens must make at an early age. Many choose their colors before graduating middle school. Some will be shot before leaving high school. Others will be murdered before starting a family. Sherry Parker, 26, grew up in the Harriet Tubman neighborhood in East Chattanooga. She had the option to become a gang member but she chose otherwise.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: May 13, 2016

Task Force makes 39 arrests (Jackson, TN): The Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force conducted operations throughout the 26th and 28th Judicial Districts beginning Wednesday morning and continuing into the night, according to a press release.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: May 12, 2016

Chattanooga police take multiple guns off the streets after questioning two suspicious people (Chattanooga, TN): A verified gang member and another man are both facing illegal weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop in Chattanooga. Malcolm Johnson, 22, of Chattanooga and Clifford Lindsey, 18, of Chattanooga are both facing three counts of unlawful gun possession charges and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: May 11, 2016

Gangster Disciples Case Alleges Attempted Murder, Threats (Memphis, TN): When reputed members of street gangs are indicted on federal charges, the indictments are usually brief and technical. They will allege that the accused had a firearm and was a felon and thus could not legally carry a gun. Or they will allege the defendant was dealing an amount of drugs that exceeds the threshold for federal charges.
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: May 11, 2016

Two murders, multiple shootings reported in gang injunction zones in past 24 hours (Memphis, TN): A South Memphis man was murdered on his 25th birthday. Police said Terry Figgs was shot outside a home in the Riverside community, which is a gang injunction zone. Police and city leaders claim their ban on gangs in several neighborhoods reduced crime, but WREG found out several shootings within the past 24 hours occurred in these supposed gang-free zones.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: May 11, 2016

Chattanooga's shootings count for 2016 rises to 60 after deadly Mother's Day (Chattanooga, TN): Several Chattanooga communities are reeling after four Mother's Day shootings left one man dead and three people injured in separate incidents that brought this year's shootings total for the city to 60.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 10, 2016

Variety show aims to stop gang violence in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): Heal the Land, a Knoxville organization, welcomed rappers, poets, comedians to Overcoming Believers church. It was part of a concert called "Silence the Violence", a free show to help stop gang violence in the area.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: May 7, 2016

Medical examiner reports detail how three Chattanooga men were killed (Chattanooga, TN): Two of Chattanooga's last three homicide victims were shot multiple times, while a 17-year-old who was killed was struck once in the back, according to reports from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 6, 2016

Proposed youth center in Chattanooga would be more than double the size of previous facility (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke wants a bigger and better Youth and Family Development center for Avondale. On Thursday, Berke shared details with a gathering of residents and officials at the center, stating he was willing to put $6 million toward building a brand-new facility that would double the square footage of the current site.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 6, 2016

Knoxville community leaders attend conference to find strategies to stop youth violence (Knoxville, TN): Stopping youth violence is the goal for Knoxville community leaders after a tragic year. Two young lives were lost in Knoxville. Zaevion Dobson and Jajuan Latham were both killed in gang related shootings. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and nine other local leaders just returned from the Cities United Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, to find new strategies to stop youth violence.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: May 6, 2016

How the takedown of Memphis gang leaders could increase crime (Memphis, TN): A federal indictment against the leadership of the Gangster Disciples should send a message to gangs across the city, and the impact on crime in the city should be obvious.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 5, 2016

Suspected gang members arrested in surprise sweep (Memphis, TN): ore suspected gang members are off the Memphis streets and behind bars. It was the result of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit conducting a surprise sweep of a Howze Park in Binghampton.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 5, 2016

Coalition calls for adding jobs, not cameras, in fight against gang violence in city (Chattanooga, TN): The community needs fewer police cameras and more summer jobs, according to a presentation made Tuesday evening to the Chattanooga City Council.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 4, 2016

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