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Chattanooga City Council Renews $290,000 Violence Reduction Initiative Contract (Chattanooga, TN): On Tuesday the Chattanooga City Council passed a resolution to renew a contract with Hope for the Inner City, part of the Violence Reduction Initiative (VRI).
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: September 30, 2015

‘So senseless’: Man on trial in shooting death of 17-year-old boy (Memphis, TN): A fist fight between two gang members over a look one man allegedly gave another man preceded the shooting death of a 17-year-old Memphis boy who was simply walking through a neighborhood, according to testimony this week in the trial of Eric Sims.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 30, 2015

Knox Co. DA: Convictions show we're tough on gangs (Knoxville County, TN): The Knox County District Attorney’s office is pointing to recent gang violence convictions as proof they’re continuing to crack down on organized crime in Knoxville. But as of last year, the office found every public middle school and high school in Knox County had a confirmed gang member in it.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: September 29, 2015

Gang in-fighting led to fatal shooting (Knoxville, TN): Four members of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang pleaded guilty Monday in a shooting that left two members wounded and a recruit dead.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: September 28, 2015

Federal authorities indict alleged gang members on attempted murder charges (Memphis, TN): Seven alleged members of the Gangster Disciples were indicted on charges pertaining to the attempted murder of five teens in South Memphis last summer, U.S. Atty. Ed Stanton announced Monday.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 28, 2015

Police Say Gang Retaliation Motivated Multiple Shootings in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Thursday morning, teddy bears and candles line North Willow Street, yards away from the charred remains of a memorial for 20-year-old Jordan Clark. In an act of gang retaliation, someone set fire to it early Saturday morning.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: September 24, 2015

Convicted murderer hears verdict, lashes out in courtroom (Jackson, TN): A man is found guilty of 16 counts in first trial to use gang enhancement statutes in Jackson. Christopher Minor's two-day murder trial ended with guilty charges on all 16 counts. The counts ranged from, first degree murder to aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: September 23, 2015

Police say latest outbreak of Chattanooga shootings are gang-related (Chattanooga, TN): Monday night's shooting on Third Avenue happened on the street where 9-year-old Shariff Benford lives. "I was right out here playing when I heard a pop like a gun or firecrackers," Benford said Monday night while standing in her front yard. "I heard that sound and ran inside."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 22, 2015

Detective Says Man Charged In "Execution" Of Rival Gang Member Had Strong Smell Of Bleach On His Hands (Chattanooga, TN): A detective testified Tuesday that a man charged in the "execution" slaying of a rival gang member had a strong smell of bleach on his hands a short time after the Aug. 25 murder of 20-year-old Jordan Clark in East Chattanooga.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: September 22, 2015

Chattanooga police to embed social workers with officers (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police Department will use $600,000 in grant money to hire social workers who will embed with officers, respond to calls and help victims through the trauma of a crime, according to police.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 18, 2015

Chattanooga hits 20 homicides in 2015 (Chattanooga, TN): Eight days after Jordan Clark was shot and killed on a Chattanooga street, his mother stood on a corner two miles away and asked strangers to help pay for her son's funeral.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 6, 2015

'His life mattered': Friends and family mourn as police investigate another deadly gang shooting (Chattanooga, TN): Hours after 20-year-old Jordan Clark was gunned down on an East Chattanooga street, his mother, sisters, cousins and friends huddled near the bullet-ridden fence where he died.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 27, 2015

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher: "Shooting was gang related." (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have confirmed a recent deadly shooting to be gang related. During a Wednesday morning press conference, Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told reporters that his department has confirmed Tuesday night's shooting on North Willow Street to be gang related.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: August 26, 2015

Man Who Was Recently Shot By Rival Gang Member Facing Aggravated Robbery, Car Theft, Forgery Charges (Chattanooga, TN): A man who was shot in July "in broad daylight" by a rival gang member with an assault rifle is now facing charges that include aggravated robbery.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: August 25, 2015

Former gang member loses family member to violence (Memphis, TN): A former gang member made it his mission for young people to put down their guns. The very crime he's fighting against, is what killed his nephew.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: August 18, 2015

Straight Outta Compton: A local perspective (Chattanooga, TN): The Movie "Straight Outta Compton" is now showing at theaters across the country but not without concerns. Universal Pictures has offered to pay for added security to theaters showing the movie. A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police told WDEF no additional officers will be assigned to work security at any of the theaters.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: August 14, 2015

Knoxville gang member won’t get parole after trying to sell crack in school zone (Knoxville, TN): A gang member that goes by the name of “Hood” or “Hood Rich” and repeat cocaine dealer will serve 100 percent of his 30 year sentence thanks to tougher laws for gang members and harsher Drug Free School Zone laws.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: July 31, 2015

Inmates Injured In Gang Fight At Tennessee State Prison (Tiptonville, TN): Tennessee prison officials said a fight between rival gang members inside a northwestern Tennessee prison sent eight inmates to hospitals. A release from the state Department of Correction said the group of inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex clashed on Friday afternoon.
Source: NewsChannel 5    Date: July 25, 2015

Man says he’s not in gang, gets stabbed (Clarksville, TN): A man was stabbed outside his home late Tuesday night after another man asked him what gang he belongs to, and he responded that he was not in a gang, according to a Clarksville Police Department report.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: July 17, 2015

Alleged Crips gang member arrested with loaded gun near several Murfreesboro schools (Murfreesboro, TN): Suspicious movement and a revealing bulge got the attention of Murfreesboro Police on Thursday, which landed an alleged Crips gang member behind bars for a short time until bond was made.
Source: WGNS Radio    Date: July 10, 2015

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