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D.A. Pinkston to file petition to create "Safety Zone" in East Lake (Chattanooga, TN): The office of Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston says Pinkston, along with Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher, Chattanooga Housing Authority Police Chief Felix Vess, and others, will hold a news conference on Monday to announce the filing of a petition "to abate certain gangs as a nuisance and to create an East Lake Safety Zone.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: September 22, 2016

Ruling means new trial for one of four confessed Knox gang members in shootout (Knoxville, TN): A state appellate court has ordered a new trial for an admitted Bloods gang member involved in the shooting of an innocent Vine Middle School student in a decision that changes the way gun violence is prosecuted in Tennessee.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: August 31, 2016

Crips gang member convicted of robbing 79-year-old man (Knoxville, TN): A jury convicted a member of the Crips street gang on Thursday of robbing a 79-year-old man, according to a news release from Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: August 24, 2016

Toddler wounded in Alton Park drive-by shooting is victim of ongoing gang war, police say (Chattanooga, TN): The car spun around the corner and the bullets flew. One bullet slammed into a car, another shattered the window of a house across the street, one cut through a pink toy truck parked by the house on the corner — and one bullet hit the leg of a 22-month-old boy.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 12, 2016

Police: Shooting of One-year-old gang related; connected to three other shootings (Chattanooga, TN): A 22-month-old baby was shot in the leg in Alton Park on Wednesday in a drive-by attack that police say is linked to a rash of violence this week.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 11, 2016

Shooting of 22-month-old baby "gang-related" (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Thursday morning that a 22-month-old baby was shot in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night, and that the shooting is gang-related.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 10, 2016

Chattanooga officials eye new social service provider proposals for Violence Reduction Initiative (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga leaders soon will consider new social service provider proposals for the Violence Reduction Initiative, the city's flagship gang deterrent program.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 3, 2016

Alleged gang member arrested in June homicide (Memphis, TN): An alleged Vice Lords gang member has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man reportedly in a rival gang, according to an arrest affidavit.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: August 3, 2016

GANG TIES: Legal process for identifying gang members is far from settled (Knoxville, TN): Donald "Deno" McCoy says he was never a gang member before authorities labeled him one. The Lonsdale native heard his name was on a local law enforcement list of known gangbangers in the early 2000s while working with Tribe One, an inner-city ministry led by former Knoxville City Councilman Chris Woodhull and by Danny Mayfield, who died in 2001.D
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 30, 2016

Need for belonging, lack of opportunity drive Knoxville gang membership (Knoxville, TN): Once University of Tennessee sociology assistant professor Robert Duran began to learn about the concept of statistics as a teenager, he realized he was on his way to becoming one. Duran joined a street gang at age 15 in Ogden, Utah, for many of the same reasons he said lure local teens to Knoxville's gang scene — lack of opportunity and a desire to belong.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 30, 2016

Judge: Recordings of witness favorable to defense ‘suppressed’ (Knoxville, TN): In a rare move, a federal judge has ordered up a new trial for an alleged gang member accused of drug-dealing after law enforcers failed to disclose recordings of a witness' account that buttressed the defense case.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 29, 2016

Man killed in Chattanooga was known gang member and brother of TN House candidate (Chattanooga, TN): A 28-year-old who was shot and killed on Glass Street just after 1 a.m. Friday was the brother of Dennis Clark, a Democrat who is running for Tennessee House District 28 seat.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 29, 2016

Six alleged members of Mafia Insane Vice Lords charged with racketeering (Knoxville, TN): Six alleged members of the Mafia Insane Vice Lords street gang have been indicted in a heroin conspiracy in what prosecutors say is the first use in Knox County of the state's racketeering law.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 22, 2016

Former leader of Memphis gang gets 10-year prison sentence (Memphis, TN): Federal prosecutors say the former leader of a Memphis street gang has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 28-year-old James Earl McCracken was sentenced this month by U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. McCracken pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in December.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 21, 2016

Judge appoints attorney to man charged with murdering rival gang member (Chattanooga, TN): The 21-year-old man charged with murder in a fatal August drive-by shooting now has an attorney. Attorney Jay Perry was appointed Thursday to represent Christopher Walton in Hamilton County Criminal Court.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 15, 2016

Retrial in Knoxville gang initiation slaying case set for October (Knoxville, TN): A Knox County jury deadlocked Thursday on whether a gang recruit whose initiation led to a fatal shooting of an innocent man should be held accountable for crimes committed by others.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 14, 2016

Knox jurors to begin deliberations in murder case against alleged gang recruit (Knoxville, TN): If these 12 Knox Countians walked into a courtroom with the notion that gang violence amounts to nothing more than criminals victimizing criminals, a trial this week has disabused them of it.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 13, 2016

Admitted Gang Member Says He's Working To Make Memphis Better (Memphis, TN): Rival gangs in Memphis are uniting for the greater good. That's according to gang members who are joining protests for change. Wednesday, Local 24’s Tish Clark Spoke with admitted gang member Frank Gottie.
Source:    Date: July 13, 2016

Teen charged with murder failed to make the cut as a Crip in fatal gang initiation (Knoxville, TN): An innocent man died, and the teenager whose gang initiation prosecutors say led to the killing didn't even make the Crips cut. "I wanted to get down, but they wouldn't put me down," Quantavious Williams said, describing the Rolling 20s Crips gang he sought to join when Jack Hutchins wound up dead in a crime spree required for membership. "I'm a (expletive). I froze up. They said, 'He ain't 20 material.' "
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 12, 2016

Trial underway for alleged Chattanooga gang members who allegedly killed man in Knoxville during initiation (Chattanooga, TN): A crew of alleged gang members did not just steal the Rev. Larry J. Mathis' car, keys and wallet at gunpoint. They threatened his faith. "Most things I do, I do on faith," Mathis explained to a Knox County Criminal Court jury Monday. "The first thing I thought of was why did this happen to me? We've never had any trouble with these guys, never. It almost changed my whole idea of the world."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 11, 2016

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