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Chattanooga Police arrest two with RICO indictments over the weekend (Hamilton County, TN): Chattanooga Police say they've arrested two more individuals on RICO charges. On March 28th, Chattanooga police served 54 indictments. Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston said he is using the state racketeering law to go after a Chattanooga gang for the first time.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 22, 2018

Gang member infiltrates Metro Police Department (Nashville, TN): Jiyayi Suleyman became Nashville's first Kurdish police officer in 2012. It was a source of pride for both the community and the department. "He was the first Kurdish cop, so he made all of us proud," said Hamid Hasan, the owner of House of Kabab in Nashville.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: April 20, 2018

Gangster Disciples member charged in Clarksville mystery slaying from 2007 (Clarksville, TN): A Clarksville man was indicted Thursday on federal charges in a murder case that started with a fatal car wreck mystery.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: April 19, 2018

Memphis gang feud blamed for fatal shooting; two arrested (Memphis, TN): Two men, reputed to be gang members, have been charged in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member because of an ongoing feud, Memphis police said.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: April 18, 2018

Judge Steelman Studying Whether To Make 2016 Temporary Gang Injunction Permanent (Chattanooga, TN): Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman has taken under advisement a request to make a temporary gang injunction permanent. Defense attorneys said the action taken in September 2016 should be thrown out, noting that no criminal enforcements have been brought under it.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: April 17, 2018

Ranking Nashville gang member sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison (Nashville, TN): A ranking Nashville gang member with a history of violence will spend the next 24 years behind bars in prison, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: April 16, 2018

Gang Member Assaults Fellow Inmate; Sentence Extended (Nashville, TN): A Nashville gang member's prison sentence was extended after he assaulted another inmate, leaving him to spend the next two decades behind bars in federal prison.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: April 16, 2018

Chattanooga Police hunting down 6 remaining indicted gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police Department needs your help locating six gang members who are wanted for various crimes. These six individuals are said to be members of the Athens Park Blood street gang.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 13, 2018

Gang member convicted in Lonsdale shooting (Knoxville, TN): The Knox County District Attorney's office has obtained multiple felony convictions for a gang member guilty of robbing and shooting a man in Lonsdale.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: April 13, 2018

Convicted felon, gang member gets 30 years after KPD finds drugs, gun (Knoxville, TN): A convicted felon and gang member is back behind bars for 30 years after a traffic stop led to the discovery of crack cocaine, molly and a handgun, the district attorney's office said.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 12, 2018

Chattanooga gang racketeering indictment raises questions of legal overreach (Chattanooga, TN): Most of the 54 people charged in last month's racketeering indictment against a Chattanooga street gang don't know what they're specifically accused of doing, but legal experts say it's designed that way to pressure them into testifying.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 9, 2018

Attorneys want to suppress gang validation forms in East Lake injunction case (Chattanooga, TN): A defense attorney for the 31 men accused of being public nuisances in East Lake Courts wants to suppress any mention of the forms that police use to validate people as gang members during a civil trial later this month.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 7, 2018

One Member of Gangster Disciples Pleads Guilty to Rico Conspiracy (Memphis, TN): This week, one of 16 alleged Gangster Disciples members and associates indicted on racketeering charges in May 2016 pleaded guilty to RICO conspiracy.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 6, 2018

Knox County gang member convicted of 1st degree murder (Knoxville, TN): A man the Knox County District Attorney's office says is a member of the Crips gang was convicted Wednesday of first degree murder.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: April 4, 2018

Police still looking for 10 suspects after gang indictment (Hamilton County, TN): Police are still on the lookout for 10 suspects who have yet to be taken into custody after last week's massive indictment of 54 Athens Park Bloods gang members.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 2, 2018

Chattanooga residents grateful, feel safer after Athens Park Blood gang indictments (Chattanooga, TN): A Tennessee grand jury indicted dozens of members of the Athens Park Blood gang on racketeering charges on Wednesday, including seven who are charged in five slayings.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: March 29, 2018

More than 4 dozen gang members indicted on racketeering charges; 7 indicted in 5 homicides (Hamilton County, TN): This week the Hamilton County Grand Jury handed down a thirteen-count indictment charging more than four dozen Athens Park Bloods gang members with violating the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, according to District Attorney Neal Pinkston's office.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 28, 2018

Former gang leader tells his story to students (Hamilton County, TN): A former Memphis gang leader who is now a motivational speaker shared his message to Tennessee Valley students. Students at Boyd Buchanan School were able to get motivated Wednesday morning by a special guest speaker.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: March 21, 2018

Former gang members give teen criminals a second chance (Nashville, TN): From charges of assault to attempted murder, possession of guns and drugs - at a time when youth violence in Metro is at an all-time high - teens are getting a second chance.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: March 21, 2018

Former gang member featured in 'The Blind Side' speaks to Tennessee Valley students (Chattanooga, TN): A former high ranking gang member visited local schools Wednesday with a message of hope and new beginnings. His story is most famously depicted in the movie 'The Blind Side' as the main drug dealer named Alton.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 21, 2018

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