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Gang Member Sentenced (Nashville, TN) : A federal judge has sentenced a Tennessee gang member after he fired shots in public housing neighborhoods and at responding police officers. According to U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran’s office, 20-year-old Antonio L. Bender of Nashville received the sentence this week on federal firearms and obstruction of justice charges.
Source: WKSR News    Date: June 18, 2018

12-year sentence after Tennessee gang member shot at officer (Nashville, TN): A federal judge has sentenced a Tennessee gang member after he fired shots in public housing neighborhoods and at responding police officers.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 15, 2018

Nashville Gang Member Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison (Nashville, TN): Antonio L. Bender, 20, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger, to 12 years in prison on federal firearms and obstruction of justice charges, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. There is no parole in the federal system.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 14, 2018

City plans to run VRI social services programs (Chattanooga, TN): After six months without a social services contract for its anti-gang efforts, the city of Chattanooga is thinking about doing the work itself. In his 2019 budget, Mayor Andy Berke is proposing to hire three "re-entry navigators" who would work with adults and children to get out or stay out of gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 3, 2018

“Stackz Squad” Street Gang Member Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison (Memphis, TN): A member of the “Stackz Squad” street gang has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for being a drug user in possession of firearms. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentence today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 25, 2018

Childhood friends turn on each other over rival gangs and drug money (Memphis, TN): A man is recovering in the hospital after a childhood friend put a gun to his back. On Wednesday night, a guy was walking at Kirby Avenue and Hope St. in Sherwood Forest. According to the police report, the victim was “walking with childhood friends” when one of those old friend “put a gun in his back and stated, “you gone die today.”
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 25, 2018

Defense attorneys move to dismiss Cortez Sims from RICO case (Hamilton County, TN): Cortez Sims may have shot and killed a 14-year-old boy during a gang feud in 2014, but unless prosecutors can prove he gained financially from the alleged crime, Sims' defense attorneys say he shouldn't be tried for it under Tennessee's racketeering law.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 24, 2018

How active is Kurdish Pride Gang in Nashville? After officer's arrest, question remains (Nashville, TN): The headline was alarming. As news broke in mid-April — before Jiyayi Suleyman was ever arrested — of an internal investigation detailing how the Metro Nashville Police Department had determined its first Kurdish officer was a member of the Kurdish Pride Gang, members of the tight-knit community were caught off guard, said Drost Kokoye.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: May 21, 2018

Gang members convicted of robbing, beating family member in a wheelchair (Knoxville, TN): Two Knoxville gang members were convicted of robbing family member in a wheelchair, according to the Knox County District Attorney's Office.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: May 18, 2018

South Knoxville shooter will serve 38 years in prison (Knoxville, TN): A gang member responsible for a South Knoxville shooting in August 2016 was sentenced to 20 years in prison, which will run consecutive to an 18-year sentence the man is already serving for a separate robbery case. The 6th District Attorney General's office said there is no possibility for parole.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: May 18, 2018

FBI: 'every major gang' operates in the Tri-Cities (Johnson City, TN): According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation there are approximately 9,000 gang members in a span of 46 East Tennessee counties, the Tri-Cities included. The top 10 gangs in East Tennessee, according to the TBI, include the Aryan Brotherhood, Aryan Nation, Bloods, Crazy White Boys, Crips, Gangster Disciples, Juggalos, Outlaws, Surenos 13 (Sur-13), and Vice Lords.
Source: WJHL News    Date: May 17, 2018

Boxing program aims to give Chattanooga youth an alternative to gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Jaden Medley, 8, knows how to scrap. On Monday afternoon, he sat on the edge of a boxing ring, feet dangling off, and held up his right hand. He spread his fingers wide and began winding a strip of pink tape around his wrist and palm, meticulously wrapping and re-wrapping parts of his hand to ensure every joint was protected.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 16, 2018

Former Active Gang Member pleads for violence to stop (Chattanooga, TN): A group is hoping that the community steps up and helps out with the violence plaguing certain communities in Chattanooga. They are calling on gang members to put the guns down and not set that example for young people.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: May 13, 2018

Lookout Mountain, Tn., Police Report Recent Encounters With Gang Members (Lookout Mountain, TN): Police reported recent encounters with gang members on the mountain. There has also been graffiti spraying near Point Park and Sunset Rock. Police Chief Chuck Wells said narcotics have been found when cars or people are stopped for other violations. As examples, one car he said was occupied by five gang members was at a stop in the middle of West Brow Road.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: May 9, 2018

Former MNPD Officer Alleged To Be In Gang (Nashville, TN): A former Metro police officer once praised for being the first Kurdish-American in the local force was a member of the Kurdish Pride Gang, according to internal investigation files.
Source: NewsChannel 5    Date: May 9, 2018

Chattanooga officials say efforts to curb violence is paying off (Chattanooga, TN): Now that the first four months of the year have passed, local officials are cautiously optimistic about the state of violent crime in Chattanooga as the homicide rate remains at a comparatively low level.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 7, 2018

Exclusive look into the task force that tracks down Memphis' violent criminals (Memphis, TN): Violent crime is down this year in Memphis. A big reason why is the Multi-Agency Gang Unit (MGU), which operates under the radar and takes down the most dangerous criminals.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 2, 2018

Dozens of RICO defendants appointed attorneys at first hearing (Chattanooga, TN): About 44 people charged in the state's groundbreaking gang racketeering indictment were appointed legal counsel Friday and pleaded not guilty before a judge. Now, it's just a matter of figuring out their individual roles in the alleged conspiracy.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 27, 2018

Extra Attorneys Called In To Handle Cases Of 54 Alleged Gang Members (Hamilton County, TN): Some attorneys not usually seen in Hamilton County Criminal Court were there on Friday morning when 54 alleged gang members were arraigned on racketeering charges. The defendants were all indicted at the same time under a relatively new state law that allows district attorneys to go after "criminal enterprises."
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: April 27, 2018

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

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