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South Knoxville nightclub closed as public nuisance after shootings, gang activity (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville lounge was closed under Tennessee state nuisance laws. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen’s office said Sunnight Lounge, located at 1045 Maryville Pike, was closed by Judge Steve Sword because of gang activity, shootings and extremely violent behavior at the club.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: March 31, 2017

KPD: Gang violence declining in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): More than a year after the Knoxville Police Department introduced its gang task force, the police chief says gang violence is declining. The program launched on Jan. 10, 2016, a few weeks after 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson died shielding his friends from gang-related gunfire.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: March 29, 2017

Lonsdale on edge after fatal gang-related shooting (Knoxville, TN): One man is dead after a firefight erupted on Saturday evening in Lonsdale Homes between members of the same gang, police said Monday.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: March 27, 2017

Local, Federal Authorities Target Southwest Memphis Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): When two men were shot to death in January in front of a house at 477 Delta St. in a drive-by shooting, it was part of spike in homicides to start the new year.
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: March 26, 2017

2 gang members found guilty of Knoxville murder, carjacking (Knoxville, TN): Two men were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of a Knoxville man as well as the carjacking of a pastor. Prosecutors say the two were both members of the Rollin 20s Crips street gang from Chattanooga.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: March 24, 2017

14 gang members indicted following drug trafficking investigation (Memphis, TN): On Tuesday afternoon, the acting United States Attorney Lawrence J. Laurenzi and Steve Gerido, ATF Special Agent in Charge will hold a news conference in regards to the Department of Justice’s investigation into an armed drug trafficking organization.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: March 21, 2017

Two on trial in East Knoxville gang-initiation slaying (Knoxville, TN): Defense attorneys for two men charged in the November 2013 fatal shooting of a respected Knoxville handyman and father of eight don't want a jury to hear any mention of the pair's alleged gang ties.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: March 20, 2017

Raid shuts down gang drug house in Memphis (Memphis, TN): A southwest Memphis home was closed Monday as a public nuisance and its occupant arrested. Charlie “Loddie” Miller, 36, was arrested on drug charges following an investigation by the Multi-Agency Gang Unit. His home was also closed and sealed by court order.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: March 20, 2017

Jackson Police say recent shootings are gang related (Jackson, TN): A fight between two rival gangs is what the Jackson Police Chief said is behind three houses being shot up in a 12-hour span; and one man being sent to the hospital after gunfire erupts during the lunch hour Friday in West Jackson.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: March 17, 2017

Violent fight at Gallatin High School was gang-related (Gallatin, TN): A violent school fight at Gallatin High School now appears to be gang-related, according to the incident report.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: March 4, 2017

Prosecutors say trail of gang activity explains 2015 College Hill Courts shooting (Chattanooga, TN): The year-long feud in 2014 started just before midnight with a flurry of bullets. Behind a closed door at 1501 E. 50th St., 13-year-old Deontrey Southers asked who was outside that Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The knocker replied with gunshots, and the teenager died with bullets in his chest.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 3, 2017

Man charged in 2015 death of teenager Alan Johnson (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville man has been arrested and charged with murder for the 2015 shooting that killed innocent teenager Alan Johnson.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: February 24, 2017

Rival Memphis gang members make truce...and a movie (Memphis, TN): A jaw dropping amount of graffiti covered the walls of a Memphis high school as students arrived for classes one day in 2016. Word spread that members of a Hispanic gang, the Playboy Sorrentos, spray painted the school to send a clear message to one member of a rival gang.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: February 21, 2017

Validated Gang Members Charged In Holdup At Murphy Express On Lee Highway (Chattanooga, TN): Police said two validated gang members carried out an armed robbery at the Murphy Express on Lee Highway.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: February 21, 2017

KPD: Gang violence down (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said his team is working to put an end to gang violence, citing that activity is down more than 25 percent from this time last year. "I won't rest until we don't have gangs in our community," said Chief Rausch.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: February 20, 2017

Two arrested in slaying that appears gang-related (Memphis, TN): Memphis police have arrested two men in a killing that appears to be gang-related, according to an affidavit.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: February 16, 2017

Sources: Police believe they have gang kingpin's killer in custody (Chattanooga, TN): The inmates beat Jermichael Brooks so badly that officers had to guide the nearly blind 23-year-old man into a federal courtroom Friday. Before the judge, Brooks pleaded not guilty to drug and gun accusations — but the charges assure he sits in jail while police build a high-profile murder case against him.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 11, 2017

Sale of drugs leads to evolution in how gangs operate (Nashville, TN): The opioid epidemic is creating a demand for painkillers and heroin that street gangs are working to supply. Charles Consiglio is a narcotics detective in Springfield and also spent years working as a gang detective.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: February 2, 2017

Police Say 2 Gang Members Robbed Murphy Express On Lee Highway At Gunpoint (Chattanooga, TN): Police say two validated gang members robbed the Murphy Express on Lee Highway at gunpoint o Jan. 18.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 30, 2017

Jumoke Johnson's death sheds light on lure and dangers of gang life (Chattanooga, TN): On Christmas Day 2011, Jumoke Johnson Jr. sat on a bench in the Police Services Center waiting for investigators to question him about a shooting hours earlier that wounded nine people at a downtown club.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 29, 2017

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