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Push to help former Chattanooga gang members start a new life (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher wants city leaders to consider a partnership with an organization called Father to the Fatherless. The purpose of the proposed partnership would be to help former gang members start new lives, but that partnership won’t come cheap.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 4, 2016

Defense attorneys say district attorney's proposed 'safety zone' violates constitutional rights (Chattanooga, TN): Based on the results of "gang injunctions" in other cities nationwide, some Chattanooga defense attorneys want more time to study a similar proposal here that pits people's personal freedom against increased community security.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 3, 2016

Police search for gang members who posted video of crime on Facebook (Gallatin, TN): Gallatin police say it’s one of the easiest cases they’ve ever solved. That’s because the suspects videotaped themselves allegedly buying and selling drugs and then unbelievably, livestreamed that criminal activity on the internet.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: September 30, 2016

Court documents: Person of interest in Jajuan Latham case is gang member (Knoxville, TN): Court documents allege a person of interest in the shooting death of a Knoxville 12-year-old has a gang connection. Jajuan Latham was shot while sitting in his dad’s car in a Mechanicsville park earlier this year during what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: September 28, 2016

Plan for Chattanooga neighborhood 'safety zone' draws criticism (Chattanooga, TN): Thirty-one gang members may soon be prohibited from partaking in a number of activities with other known gang members within a roughly two-mile "safety zone" in Chattanooga. But the American Civil Liberties Union says the idea is reminiscent of a controversial strategy called "broken windows policing."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 27, 2016

Sheriff says Hamilton County jail overcrowding causes more gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Could the size of the Hamilton County Jail contribute to the city's gang violence? That's a question some county leaders are asking on the heels of a petition filed to declare two groups public nuisances and an entire neighborhood safe from gang violence.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: September 27, 2016

Pinkston files petition against validated gang members in East Lake (Chattanooga, TN): About 45 validated gang members may soon be prohibited from specific activities in a public safety zone that authorities have mapped out in East Lake. At a press conference this morning, Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston announced his plan to enforce a civil injunction on two prominent gangs — the Gangster Disciples and Grape Street Crips — alongside several law enforcement partners.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 26, 2016

More women killed in Chattanooga during 2016 than any year since 2011 (Chattanooga, TN): More women have been killed in Chattanooga this year than any other year since at least 2011, records show. And while domestic violence has historically been responsible for the majority of the women killed in the city, this year, nearly half of the women slain have been part of gang violence, police said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 25, 2016

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

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