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FOX13 Investigates: What would more federal help to fight crime mean for Memphis? (Memphis, TN): Acknowledging that there is a problem is just the first step. Now, the city of Memphis must fight the growing gang problem, and do so before the violence gets out of control. We have learned that is easier said than done. FOX13 spent the afternoon with a former gang member and learned this old gang problem has a new gang mentality.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: January 24, 2017

23-year-old pleads guilty to killing rival gang member (Memphis, TN): A man pleaded guilty to killing a rival gang member in Southeast Memphis in 2012. Tremarius Avant, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: January 24, 2017

Chattanooga Police To Add 14 Officers After Violent Weekend; New System To Allow Local Testing Of Shell Casings (Chattanooga, TN): In the wake of a weekend in which five people were shot with two dying, the Chattanooga Police Department is adding 14 more officers, Mayor Andy Berke and Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 23, 2017

Strickland asks for federal help to combat gangs (Memphis, TN): After a violent weekend in Memphis that left five people dead, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland released a statement addressed to those responsible.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: January 23, 2017

Three days of gang activity yield gun busts, shootings, death of fugitive kingpin (Chattanooga, TN): Just hours after a double shooting that left a gang kingpin and another man dead on the street in front of her house, a 12th Street woman said she saw another man waving a handgun at the site in broad daylight.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 22, 2017

Police officer discovers bag of loaded handguns in SUV with gang-affiliated teenagers (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga police officer discovered a bag of loaded handguns inside a car he pulled over for a broken taillight on Thursday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 21, 2017

Chattanooga gang leader Jumoke Johnson, 23, slain in a hail of bullets Friday night (Chattanooga, TN): A charismatic man who impressed his teachers at Brainerd High School but failed to break out of three generations of gangs and poverty was killed during a shooting and car crash on Friday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 21, 2017

Residents, Police respond to recent gang incidents (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police arrest four gang members at a bowling alley this week. Local gang members have been involved in several incidents in busy public places recently, from the Brainerd Road Walmart to the Hamilton Place Mall. But police tell News 12 residents shouldn’t worry.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: January 13, 2017

4 Validated Gang Members Arrested On Brainerd Road; 3 Could Face Federal Charges (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police say four validated gang members were arrested on Thursday night on Brainerd Road, and three of them could be facing federal charges.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 12, 2017

Enforcement of Chattanooga's temporary gang injunction to be delayed (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police Department will not immediately enforce a temporary court order that prohibits 31 men accused of being gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts. Although Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman approved a temporary "gang injunction" last month, authorities still need to train specific officers and develop policies and procedures before moving forward with the legal tool, police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said Tuesday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 11, 2017

One third of Memphis homicides gang-related (Mephis, TN): After the city of Memphis experienced the deadliest year on record, a stunning new look at the grip gangs have on violence in Memphis is providing insight on just how that record-breaking year happened. A 37-page Powerpoint lays out the details, complete with charts and graphs, to show crucial information in each homicide case.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: January 10, 2017

Chattanooga sees 32 homicides in 2016; police struggle to stop the violence (Chattanooga, TN): One night in April, Robert "Juicy" Jackson told his parents he was headed out. The 22-year-old told his mom he loved her, that he'd see her later. He asked her if he looked good. "He looked good," said his mother, Renee Jackson. And then her son was out the door, gone.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 3, 2017

Gangster Disciples plead in separate cases (Jackson, TN): Two Jackson men with Gangster Disciples affiliations pleaded guilty to charges connected to a RICO case and gang-related shootings in Jackson.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: December 28, 2016

Memphis Adopts Version of Ceasefire (Memphis, TN): A gun and gang violence program pioneered in Boston 20 years ago is coming to Memphis in the wake of a record year for homicides. What is known nationally as Operation Ceasefire will be called the “Group Violence Initiative” in Memphis, said Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission president Bill Gibbons on the WKNO/Channel 10 program “Behind The Headlines.”
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: December 27, 2016

City leaders pull ideas from other metros to cut gang violence (Memphis, TN): With 2016 nearing an end as the deadliest year on record in Memphis, local leaders are looking to other major cities for answers. One solution hopes to put gang members, community members, and religious leaders in one room—it’s called the Group Violence Initiative.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: December 27, 2016

Some gang members now face jail time or fine for associating with each other in East Lake Courts (Hamilton County, TN): The 31 men accused of being gang members by the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office now face 30 days in jail or a $50 fine apiece for associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 25, 2016

Judge approves part of measure aimed at reducing gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Monday a judge approved part of Hamilton County District Attorney's measure aimed at reducing gang violence. The DA's office says Judge Barry Steelman issued a temporary injunction Monday against more than 20 gang members.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: December 19, 2016

Mayor says gangs and domestic violence leading cause in homicide rate increase (Memphis, TN): As an unprecedented homicide rate looms over the city of Memphis, Mayor Jim Strickland lays out his concrete plan to address our biggest problems in the new year.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: December 19, 2016

Memphis Sees Record-Setting 214th Homicide of the Year (Memphis, TN): With its latest apparent shooting death, Memphis hit 214 homicides this year, a record for this city beset by gang activity and gun crime, police said Friday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: December 9, 2016

Gang member among three injured in separate shootings in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Three people are in the hospital after three separate shootings in less than a day. The first shooting took place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning on the 1300 block of E. 36th Street, according to a press release from the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 6, 2016

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