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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

Hamilton County district attorney asks for temporary gang injunction amid case disputes (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston asked a judge Wednesday to approve a "temporary" injunction that prohibits 31 men accused of being gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 1, 2016

2 Teens Shot Outside Hamilton Place Mall In Gang-Related Incident (Chattanooga, TN): Two teens were shot in the parking lot outside a crowded Hamilton Place Mall on Friday afternoon in a gang-related incident.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: November 26, 2016

Bloods gang member wanted in death of 3-year-old child (Knoxville, TN): The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its Top 10 Most Wanted list: a known member of the Bloods gang who is wanted on charges of murdering a 3-year-old child.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: November 22, 2016

Police Say Validated Gang Member Almost Ran Over Members Of The Street Crimes Unit (Chattanooga, TN): Police said a validated member of the Athens Park Bloods almost ran over several members of the Street Crimes Unit in an incident on Saturday.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: November 15, 2016

Violence ends 15-day streak with no shootings in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): A Thursday night shooting ended a two-week stretch of no gun violence in Chattanooga and interrupted a rare calm ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a traditionally violent week in the city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 12, 2016

Defense attorneys want detailed evidence on Hamilton County DA's proposed 'gang injunction' (Chattanooga, TN): It's not specific enough. That's what defense attorneys are saying about the evidence Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston has provided so far on his proposal that would ban 31 accused gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 1, 2016

Citizens search for solutions to gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): People from all walks of life came to Oliver Baptist Church on Saturday. They talked about many things, but they had one goal - to make Chattanooga a better and safer place.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 31, 2016

Community addresses Knoxville gang problem (Knoxville, TN): On Dec. 17, 2015, high school student Zaevion Dobson died protecting three girls from gunfire. Knoxville Police Department Chief of Police David Rausch later called the shooting gang-related and said Dobson was caught in between violence from rival gangs.
Source: The Daily Beacon    Date: October 28, 2016

Two Chattanooga teenagers arrested for allegedly carjacking elderly man at gunpoint (Chattanooga, TN): Two teenagers suspected of carjacking an elderly man's truck at gunpoint in Knoxville last week were captured in Chattanooga over the weekend, records show. Both suspects are validated gang members. To validate someone as a gang member, officers use a series of factors such as tattoos, articles of clothing, social media and confessions.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 20, 2016

Police: Two separate gang disputes sparked latest Chattanooga shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Everyone ran when the shots rang out except a 17-year-old girl, who fell right where she had been standing. Alone on the pavement, she didn't move. Police cars came screaming in minutes later, a witness said, and the girl was rushed to a Chattanooga hospital, where she remained in critical condition Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 18, 2016

181st Memphis homicide victim identified (Memphis, TN): A man shot in August has since died from his injuries, putting the city at 181 homicides for the year. The death comes just after the city has experienced the deadliest week so far in 2016, according to records.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: October 17, 2016

Group to continue handling social services side of program to curb gangs (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga City Council has approved a new agreement with nonprofit Father to the Fatherless to continue to handle the social services side of the Violence Reduction Initiative, a gang deterrence program.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 12, 2016

Chattanooga police chief blames violent weekend on gang turmoil, school break (Chattanooga, TN): The jailing of high-ranking Chattanooga gang members is at least partially responsible for a wave of violence that swept through city streets over the weekend, police department Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 11, 2016

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