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KPD chief: 'Persons of interest' in boy's death arrested on unrelated charges (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville police have arrested "persons of interest" in the April 16 death of a 12-year-old boy killed at a Mechanicsville park, but the charges are not related to the drive-by shooting, Police Chief David Rausch said Thursday.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 29, 2016

Knoxville, Chattanooga police chiefs talk regularly about gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said he's been speaking almost daily with Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher over the last week.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 28, 2016

Knoxville church groups work to stem violence by reaching ex-offenders (Knoxville, TN): In the wake of gang-related shootings that killed two teenagers in five months, Knoxville leaders have largely turned to programs working with the city's young people as a solution to ending inner-city violence — even announcing plans last week for a $2.9 million youth center.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 27, 2016

Knoxville non-profit leaders learn about community violence prevention, gang mediation (Knoxville, TN): Stopping gang violence has been on the mind of many in Knoxville since the deaths of Zaevion Dobson in December and his 12-year-old cousin Jajuan Lathum just a couple weeks ago. They were two kids, innocent victims, caught in the middle of gang shootings.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: April 27, 2016

Mayor to triple funding to youth organizations in wake of gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Wednesday she plans to triple funding to youth organizations with grants to 17 agencies and a new "Change Center" in the wake of a spate of gang violence that killed two young boys in the last five months.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 27, 2016

Mayor commits $1 million for camera system to cut gang violence in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): More security cameras overlooking Chattanooga streets are needed to combat violent crime, Mayor Andy Berke said in his third annual State of the City address on Monday. To that end, the city will commit an additional $1 million toward public safety cameras and network infrastructure for the police department, said Berke, citing frustration caused by police having to rely on outdated and time-consuming technology when tracking down drive-by shooters.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 26, 2016

Chattanooga Police Arrests Total 174, Including 44 Gang Members, To Try To Curb Gang Shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told the City Council on Tuesday that police have recently made a total of 174 arrests, 44 of which were gang members. Chief Fletcher said that the jails are “very, very full right now,” and that officers are patrolling “aggressively and in force.” As many as 19 guns have been taken off the street.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: April 26, 2016

TBI tracking gang members through database; guess who is on it! (Chattanooga, TN): While many Chattanooga residents endured several days of gang related shootings making headlines in the local paper and leading the evening news, most people probably had no clue that TBI agents were working behind the scenes to assist Chattanooga police track down suspects through a gang database.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: April 25, 2016

Residents say shootings have paralyzed their neighborhoods as Chattanooga vows to put an end to the violence (Chattanooga, TN): Marie McCallie scrutinizes every car that rolls down her street. She tenses, sitting on her porch, and stares. How many people are in the car? Are the windows down? Is anyone hanging out the sides? How fast is it moving? If it feels wrong, she runs. Or ducks. Or hides behind the thick columns of her porch.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 24, 2016

Gang membership becomes focal point of 2013 Lupton City murder trial (Hamilton County, TN): Hunched over and gripping both sides of the podium Thursday in Hamilton County Criminal Court, the prosecutor asked the police officer a question.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 22, 2016

City takes new measures to combat recent gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): The City of Chattanooga announced two new safety measures to combat recent gang violence Friday after a recent string of more than 10 shootings in the city. The newly-announced programs consist of two measures: a partnership to add technology to enhance investigations and increase prosecution, and a new community coalition to "strengthen citywide efforts."
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 22, 2016

Change Center releases powerful video on gang violence in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): The Change Center in Knoxville released a powerful video that discusses the prevalence of gangs. It features clips of community leaders, law enforcement and former gang members. The Change Center calls itself a safe place for teens and young adults that's centrally located. It will provide a space for recreational, relational and leadership development.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 22, 2016

Woman attacked, man shot in Chattanooga as violence continues (Chattanooga, TN): A man was shot late Tuesday and a pregnant woman was cut Wednesday afternoon as a week of violence continued in Chattanooga. At least one of the incidents involved gang members, according to police, but it's unclear whether either incident is directly related to the ongoing gang war that has resulted in at least six shootings since Saturday, including the killing of a 17-year-old man and the wounding of two pregnant women.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 21, 2016

Change Center will be a safe place for teens to gather (Knoxville, TN): It's hoped a new community center will help change the lives of young people in Knoxville. Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero joined community and religious leaders on Wednesday to announce the Change Center, a new facility that will provide a safe and entertaining place for teens and young adults to hang out on evenings and weekends.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: April 21, 2016

Former gang member on Chattanooga violence: "Something sick is going on" (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga is still shaken by a week marred by bloodshed. The Chattanooga Police Department says a gang member's shooting death at a night club two weeks ago ignited a war between two groups.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 21, 2016

Gang war reaches a boiling point as second pregnant woman shot in past two days (Chattanooga, TN): An ongoing gang war that has already resulted in the death of a 17-year-old man continued to claim victims Tuesday when a pregnant woman was shot in the stomach outside a store on Grove Street.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 20, 2016

Police, mentors give tips to talk to kids about gangs (Knoxville, TN): Gangs are widespread in Knoxville. An investigator with the city's police department said there's gang activity in every middle school and high school in Knox County. So how do you talk to your child about gangs? Investigator Jim Quick said approaching the topic should be just like any other conversation.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 20, 2016

Chattanooga gang wars pass through several generations (Chattanooga, TN): After a violent start to this week, NewsChannel 9 is connecting the dots between gang members who are related and how that affects the retaliation police say they are seeing right now in the city. Police say two groups of violent criminals are fighting. As a result, almost a dozen people have been shot and a community is living in fear.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 20, 2016

Pregnant Tennessee woman loses baby after fleeing gang shooting (Knoxville, TN): A pregnant Knoxville woman ended up losing her baby as she fled for her and her 3-year-old son’s life while shots were being fired at Danny Mayfield Park in Mechanicsville Saturday night.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: April 20, 2016

Police chief: "Gangs do not run the city of Chattanooga" (Chattanooga, TN): Police in Chattanooga say they are taking steps to stop a rash of gang violence over the last few days. Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told media outlets on Tuesday that the department is sending more officers to at-risk areas, pulling manpower from the traffic division, K9, street crimes and command staff.
Source: CBS News    Date: April 20, 2016

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