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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Attorneys want to suppress gang validation forms in East Lake injunction case (Chattanooga, TN): A defense attorney for the 31 men accused of being public nuisances in East Lake Courts wants to suppress any mention of the forms that police use to validate people as gang members during a civil trial later this month.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 7, 2018

One Member of Gangster Disciples Pleads Guilty to Rico Conspiracy (Memphis, TN): This week, one of 16 alleged Gangster Disciples members and associates indicted on racketeering charges in May 2016 pleaded guilty to RICO conspiracy.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 6, 2018

Knox County gang member convicted of 1st degree murder (Knoxville, TN): A man the Knox County District Attorney's office says is a member of the Crips gang was convicted Wednesday of first degree murder.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: April 4, 2018

Police still looking for 10 suspects after gang indictment (Hamilton County, TN): Police are still on the lookout for 10 suspects who have yet to be taken into custody after last week's massive indictment of 54 Athens Park Bloods gang members.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 2, 2018

Chattanooga residents grateful, feel safer after Athens Park Blood gang indictments (Chattanooga, TN): A Tennessee grand jury indicted dozens of members of the Athens Park Blood gang on racketeering charges on Wednesday, including seven who are charged in five slayings.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: March 29, 2018

More than 4 dozen gang members indicted on racketeering charges; 7 indicted in 5 homicides (Hamilton County, TN): This week the Hamilton County Grand Jury handed down a thirteen-count indictment charging more than four dozen Athens Park Bloods gang members with violating the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, according to District Attorney Neal Pinkston's office.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 28, 2018

Former gang leader tells his story to students (Hamilton County, TN): A former Memphis gang leader who is now a motivational speaker shared his message to Tennessee Valley students. Students at Boyd Buchanan School were able to get motivated Wednesday morning by a special guest speaker.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: March 21, 2018

Former gang members give teen criminals a second chance (Nashville, TN): From charges of assault to attempted murder, possession of guns and drugs - at a time when youth violence in Metro is at an all-time high - teens are getting a second chance.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: March 21, 2018

Former gang member featured in 'The Blind Side' speaks to Tennessee Valley students (Chattanooga, TN): A former high ranking gang member visited local schools Wednesday with a message of hope and new beginnings. His story is most famously depicted in the movie 'The Blind Side' as the main drug dealer named Alton.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 21, 2018

Dunavant Says Gangs ‘Prime Problem’ In West Tennessee (Memphis, TN): U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant says street gangs in various forms and coalitions are “the prime problem and concern here in West Tennessee and Memphis.”
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 20, 2018

Knoxville non-profit using basketball to change lives (Knoxville, TN): Eternal Life Restoration Outreach is hoping to use Knoxville's basketball fever for a high purpose: to combat gang violence. The outreach is a non-profit that is working with local communities to drive peace and reconciliation in troubled neighborhoods. They are hosting a basketball tournament, along with faith-based crusades to reach young men and women.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: March 14, 2018

What are the next steps for Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative? (Chattanooga, TN): The social services arm of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative was crippled when the city council rejected a provider contract in January.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 13, 2018

Defendant charged in Tennessee gang racketeering plot killed (Nashville, TN): Prosecutors say a person among more than a dozen Tennessee gang members and associates accused in a racketeering conspiracy was kidnapped and killed. His whereabouts had been unknown when 15 gang members and associates were charged in January.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 9, 2018

Crips gang member convicted of January 2016 murder, DA's office says (Knoxville, TN): A Crips gang member who turned himself in for murdering a man in East Knoxville over a drug debt has been convicted of first degree murder.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: February 28, 2018

Springfield Police warn of 'Felony Lane Gang' (Springfield, TN): The Springfield Police Department is warning residents of a Florida-based gang whose influence has reached the mid-state.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: February 22, 2018

Detective: Shooting outside Chattanooga night club was gang-related (Chattanooga, TN): For the first time, we learned that the shooting death of a man outside of Coyote Jack's Saloon back in December was gang-related.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: February 20, 2018

Morristown man recovers after gang related assault (Morristown, TN): A Morristown man, who was shot in the leg and suffered a more serious internal injury during alleged gang-related disciplinary action West Louise Avenue on Feb. 9, has been released from the hospital and is expected to fully recover. The alleged shooter’s rehabilitation could take much longer, according to the Morristown Police Department.
Source: Citizen Tribune    Date: February 16, 2018

Group agrees that Chattanooga's anti-gang program needs changes, more money (Chattanooga, TN): It takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a bank account. And community members at a public meeting Thursday night agreed that bank account needs to be fatter than the $600,000 proposed for social services in Chattanooga's signature anti-gang effort, the Violence Reduction Initiative, over the next two years.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 9, 2018

Twenty-five indicted in Major Stackz Entertainment gang bust (Memphis, TN): Twenty-five alleged gang members have been indicted on charges related to drug distribution and money laundering, federal justice officials in Memphis said Thursday.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: February 8, 2018

Looking for VRI solutions: Council, mayor weigh options for social services program (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's mayor and city council are looking for a way forward after the impasse over the Violence Reduction Initiative social services contract. Council members support the administration's idea of taking the city's anti-gang initiative in a new, youth-focused direction.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 4, 2018

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