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Investigation into gang activity results in three arrests (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro Police arrested three people and seized a large cache of drugs Monday at Bradyville Pike.
Source: The Murfreesboro Post    Date: November 24, 2015

Police find drugs and gang members during search warrant of Glass Street house (Chattanooga, TN): Because of complaints from the community, Chattanooga Police and other law enforcement agencies carried out an investigation that led to a search warrant being served at 2403 Glass St. Thursday evening where authorities found drugs and known gang members.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 20, 2015

District Attorney Neal Pinkston says he won't give VRI cases priority (Chattanooga, TN): Even though 19 months have passed since the Violence Reduction Initiative launched in Chattanooga, District Attorney General Neal Pinkston appears hesitant to buy into his role, claiming Friday that VRI crosses an ethical line by asking him to target particular defendants.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 8, 2015

Gang members convicted in retaliation murder case (Memphis, TN): The Shelby County District Attorney's Office tells FOX13 3 gang members have been found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with a drive-by shooting in 2013.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 7, 2015

Police: 159 Gang Members Have Heard VRI's Message (Chattanooga, TN): Witnessing a Violence Reduction Initiative call-in provides a unique perspective of Chattanooga's effort to stop gang violence. Every three months, the Chattanooga Police Department and Hope For The Inner City partnership hosts several local and state agencies to speak to the community, including dozens of gang members, at an undisclosed location.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: November 6, 2015

Alleged leader of a Memphis gang convicted by a federal jury (Memphis, TN): The alleged leader of a violent Memphis street gang was found guilty of felony firearm possession and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 6, 2015

Gang member arrested after threat, linked to shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Kadarius Johnson, 19, really wanted to fight on Monday. Johnson, who police say is a known Rollin 20s Crips gang member, pulled up to a home on Sholar Avenue around 5 p.m. and told a woman to send out her son so the pair could fight.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 5, 2015

Johnson City police work to be proactive in targeting drugs, gangs (Johnson City, TN): Using maps to target crime isn't new technology when it comes to police work, but it is is helping Johnson City Police reduce high-crime in specific neighborhoods. News 5's Olivia Bailey went for a ride-along with officers as they patrolled they area.
Source: WCYB 5 News    Date: November 5, 2015

Gang member convicted in fatal Knoxville drive-by shooting (Knoxville, TN): A teen charged in the fatal drive-by shooting of a rival gang member has been convicted of First Degree Felony Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: October 28, 2015

Man convicted in deadly gang-related drive-by shooting in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): A man was convicted in Knox County Wednesday after an altercation between rival gangs in 2014 left another man dead. Jabriel Airece Linzy, 19, was convicted of first degree felony murder, attempted first degree murder, and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: October 28, 2015

Police postpone filling gang unit vacancies until review is completed (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told officers Saturday morning that he has suspended filling 11 vacant positions on the city's gang unit. The unit tasked with the enforcement arm of the Violence Reduction Initiative is now being evaluated.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: October 24, 2015

Gang graffiti no match for Kingsbury Middle students (Memphis, TN): With paint brushes in hand, the students at Kingsbury Middle School quickly made the gang graffiti scrawled on a wooden fence disappear with the maroon and white colors of their school.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: October 23, 2015

Major shakeup in city's gang unit as all officers request transfers (Chattanooga, TN): Multiple sources at Chattanooga Police Department confirm that all 11 members of the Street Crimes Response Team, tasked with carrying out the mayor’s Violence Reduction Initiative, have all requested transfers this month.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: October 16, 2015

Police confirm Alton Park shooting to be gang related; one suspect in custody (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police say gang violence has hit an all time low after gang members shot at groups of children who were on a sidewalk headed to school. Eyewitnesses told News 12 that two vehicles were headed Eastbound along West 38th Street when someone inside one of the vehicles pulled out a blue bandanna and yelled "Crips" before shots were fired from the vehicles.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 13, 2015

First ever gang injunction in Memphis is getting the attention of officials from California (Memphis, TN): People who live in the Riverside area said they now feel safe in their homes because of the first ever gang injunction issued a few years ago.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 2, 2015

Gang member convicted in 2013 murder of a teenager (Memphis, TN): A Memphis gang member has been convicted of first degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of a teen. Eric Sims was automatically sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Montarius Pigrum. Police say the 17-year-old victim was mistaken for a rival gang member.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: October 2, 2015

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

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