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TN National Guard soldier latest victim to Chattanooga's gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): A community is in shock after a 20-year-old Tennessee Army National Guard soldier is the latest victim to fall to Chattanooga's gang violence. Police believe the shooting was gang-related but they're still working to determine who was the intended target.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: June 14, 2016

Tennessee lawmakers attempt to fix bill intended to deter gang-related criminal conduct (Nashville, TN): Tennessee lawmakers' April rewrite of a criminal gang sentence-enhancement law after the original statute was struck down in court has caught the interest of Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 13, 2016

Female Crips gang member convicted after stabbing (Knoxville, TN): A female gang member was convicted Tuesday after a man was stabbed in the back in Knox County. Briasha Marie Williams, 21, was charged with two counts of reckless aggravated assault.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: June 8, 2016

Local gang violence experiencing growth (Knoxville, TN): The gang presence in Knoxville has grown steadily over the past twenty years, with the Aryan Nation currently having the most members. According to the Southern Poverty and Law Center, out of the 30 gangs and roughly 1500 members in Knoxville, a staggering 230 of those belong to the Aryan Nation.
Source: Daily Beacon    Date: June 5, 2016

Knoxville gang member convicted of attempted first-degree murder (Knoxville, TN): A Crips gang member was convicted Friday of charges that include attempted first-degree murder, according to a news release from Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: June 3, 2016

Prosecutor says change in gang law could cut sentences for some convicts (Jackson, TN): A change in how Tennessee prosecutes gang members could put criminals out on the street sooner. The district attorney’s office said the new statute could potentially affect dozens of cases in West Tennessee.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: June 3, 2016

‘Major person of interest’ in boy’s killing booked into Knox jail (Knox County, TN): A "major person of interest" in the shooting death of a 12-year-old Knoxville boy was booked into a Knox County jail Wednesday morning after his arrest in Chattanooga.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: June 1, 2016

Flawed gang enhancement law jeopardizes dozens of Knox convictions (Knoxville, TN): The Tennessee attorney general will let stand a ruling striking down the state's gang enhancement law as unconstitutional, a move that will upend dozens of Knox County cases.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: June 1, 2016

Knoxville police chief addresses violent crimes statistics (Knoxville, TN): The tears of Zaevion Dobson's mother were the first of many cries from other parents, who've lost their children to senseless gang violence. "Gangs exist for one reason and one reason only, and that's for criminal activity," said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: June 1, 2016

Judge rules against alleged gang members over constitutionality of safety zones (Shelby County, TN): Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter on Tuesday rejected constitutional arguments against a court order that bars gang members from publicly associating with each other.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: May 31, 2016

Police: 4 major gangs feuding in Knoxville; violence reduction efforts ongoing (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Police Department said Chief David Rausch discussed ongoing violence reduction efforts by Knoxville Police Department at a media briefing Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: May 31, 2016

The few who shoot (Chattanooga, TN): Joshen stumbled away from the tan four-door Toyota on 10th Avenue, away from the shooter who fired four times at 9 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2015. The 18-year-old ran, jumped a gate into the yard of a nearby house, and kept running. His friend ran right behind him, shouting at Joshen, “You got shot, you got shot!”
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 29, 2016

DA: Bloods gang member convicted in cocaine bust (Knoxville, TN): A man authorities say is a member of the East Side Bloods was convicted Thursday of selling 22 grams of cocaine to an informant wearing a wire for the Knoxville Police Department.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: May 27, 2016

Woman creates signs to prevent gang-related shootings (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville woman said she shed tears over the random shooting deaths of Zaevion Dobson and his 12-year-old cousin JaJuan Latham, but now she's spreading the message,"If black lives matter, stop shooting each other." Christine Winton said she could not bear to hear the cries of grieving mothers any longer, so she decided to make her own cry for help.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: May 24, 2016

Groups work to stop gang violence after bloody weekend (Memphis, TN): Being proactive on the streets is the goal of groups attempting to put an end to gang violence. These groups have already had their hands full this year with the rash of violence we've seen, but this weekend's murder of a teenage mother in downtown Memphis is the last straw for one group.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: May 24, 2016

Louisville, Ky., anti-violence program strikes chord with Rogero (Knoxville, TN): When victims of stabbings and shootings from high-crime ZIP codes in Louisville, Ky., arrive at local hospitals, a social worker usually shows up shortly afterward.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: May 23, 2016

Chattanooga youth take aim at local violence, paint over graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): Three students are defying threats of violence and shootings by painting over gang graffiti in Chattanooga neighborhoods. The group, made up of three home-schooled students, spray-painted over the graffiti on buildings in Highland Park, Avondale, East Lake and East Chattanooga this month after the city experienced 14 homicides and more than 60 shootings this year. Police have said several shootings were gang related.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 21, 2016

FBI to help KPD investigate gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville is in a state of emergency and community leaders say a massive gang problem is what got us here. Local 8 News Anchor Lauren Davis talked to the FBI about their involvement in cracking down on the violence in Knoxville.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: May 18, 2016

Community helps raise funds for Change Center (Knoxville, TN): Fundraising efforts for the Change Center in Knoxville are underway. It is hoped that the new community center will help change the lives of young people in Knoxville and provide a safe and entertaining place for teens and young adults to hang out in their free time. After seeing recent acts of gang violence in the Knoxville community, Dan Wilson, founder and graphic designer for The DW designs, said he felt called to do something to help.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: May 18, 2016

Why one Chattanooga woman decided against joining a gang (Chattanooga, TN): Whether to join a gang is a decision many Chattanooga teens must make at an early age. Many choose their colors before graduating middle school. Some will be shot before leaving high school. Others will be murdered before starting a family. Sherry Parker, 26, grew up in the Harriet Tubman neighborhood in East Chattanooga. She had the option to become a gang member but she chose otherwise.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: May 13, 2016

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