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Hamilton County district attorney asks for temporary gang injunction amid case disputes (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston asked a judge Wednesday to approve a "temporary" injunction that prohibits 31 men accused of being gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 1, 2016

2 Teens Shot Outside Hamilton Place Mall In Gang-Related Incident (Chattanooga, TN): Two teens were shot in the parking lot outside a crowded Hamilton Place Mall on Friday afternoon in a gang-related incident.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: November 26, 2016

Bloods gang member wanted in death of 3-year-old child (Knoxville, TN): The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its Top 10 Most Wanted list: a known member of the Bloods gang who is wanted on charges of murdering a 3-year-old child.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: November 22, 2016

Police Say Validated Gang Member Almost Ran Over Members Of The Street Crimes Unit (Chattanooga, TN): Police said a validated member of the Athens Park Bloods almost ran over several members of the Street Crimes Unit in an incident on Saturday.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: November 15, 2016

Violence ends 15-day streak with no shootings in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): A Thursday night shooting ended a two-week stretch of no gun violence in Chattanooga and interrupted a rare calm ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a traditionally violent week in the city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 12, 2016

Defense attorneys want detailed evidence on Hamilton County DA's proposed 'gang injunction' (Chattanooga, TN): It's not specific enough. That's what defense attorneys are saying about the evidence Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston has provided so far on his proposal that would ban 31 accused gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 1, 2016

Citizens search for solutions to gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): People from all walks of life came to Oliver Baptist Church on Saturday. They talked about many things, but they had one goal - to make Chattanooga a better and safer place.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 31, 2016

Community addresses Knoxville gang problem (Knoxville, TN): On Dec. 17, 2015, high school student Zaevion Dobson died protecting three girls from gunfire. Knoxville Police Department Chief of Police David Rausch later called the shooting gang-related and said Dobson was caught in between violence from rival gangs.
Source: The Daily Beacon    Date: October 28, 2016

Two Chattanooga teenagers arrested for allegedly carjacking elderly man at gunpoint (Chattanooga, TN): Two teenagers suspected of carjacking an elderly man's truck at gunpoint in Knoxville last week were captured in Chattanooga over the weekend, records show. Both suspects are validated gang members. To validate someone as a gang member, officers use a series of factors such as tattoos, articles of clothing, social media and confessions.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 20, 2016

Police: Two separate gang disputes sparked latest Chattanooga shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Everyone ran when the shots rang out except a 17-year-old girl, who fell right where she had been standing. Alone on the pavement, she didn't move. Police cars came screaming in minutes later, a witness said, and the girl was rushed to a Chattanooga hospital, where she remained in critical condition Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 18, 2016

181st Memphis homicide victim identified (Memphis, TN): A man shot in August has since died from his injuries, putting the city at 181 homicides for the year. The death comes just after the city has experienced the deadliest week so far in 2016, according to records.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: October 17, 2016

Group to continue handling social services side of program to curb gangs (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga City Council has approved a new agreement with nonprofit Father to the Fatherless to continue to handle the social services side of the Violence Reduction Initiative, a gang deterrence program.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 12, 2016

Chattanooga police chief blames violent weekend on gang turmoil, school break (Chattanooga, TN): The jailing of high-ranking Chattanooga gang members is at least partially responsible for a wave of violence that swept through city streets over the weekend, police department Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 11, 2016

City Council OKs new social services agreement for gang deterrence program (Chattanooga, TN): The City Council has approved a new agreement with nonprofit Father to the Fatherless to handle the social services side of the Violence Reduction Initiative, Chattanooga's gang deterrence program.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 11, 2016

Latest murder in Chattanooga places spotlight on women and deadly violence (Chattanooga, TN): The Wednesday night murder of an East Lake mother has placed a spotlight on a growing trend of deadly violence against women.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 7, 2016

KPD working to educate Knox Co. teachers to spot gang behavior (Knoxville, TN): Inside Bearden Middle School, teachers are getting the tools to spot dangerous behavior in their students. In an hour-long presentation recently, KPD investigator Jim Quick outlined the dress, graffiti and tattoos parents and teachers need to look out for.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: October 6, 2016

City Council asks leaders how to measure success of gang deterrence program (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga may continue its partnership with Father to the Fatherless, which has long provided social services for the Violence Reduction Initiative, the city's gang deterrence program. VRI offers gang members two options: Stop the shooting or face tough consequences.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 5, 2016

Coaches, Cops and Community Event Gathers Public to Talk About Gang Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Community members continue to gather with Chattanooga Police to address gang violence in our city. An organization that aims to open channels of communication held an event this evening on McCallie’s campus.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 5, 2016

Witnesses blame gangs for making East Lake a hub of criminal activity (Chattanooga, TN): For nearly five hours in a packed courtroom, witness after witness relayed the same message: East Lake is a hub of criminal activity, thanks to 31 men who belong to violent gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 4, 2016

Defense lawyers speak out against East Lake Safe Zone injunction (Hamilton County, TN): A hearing to make the East Lake area of Chattanooga a safe zone against two area gangs took place Monday afternoon at the Hamilton County Courthouse.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 4, 2016

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