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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Student threatened to join gang while walking home (Memphis, TN): A Booker T. Washington student was threatened with a gun to join a gang while walking home from school, police said. The victim told officers he was in the school resource class when one of the suspects approached him. The suspect put an orange bandana in the victims face and claimed to be a Crip.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: August 18, 2017

Alleged gang member wanted for violent crimes found hiding in bedroom closet (Memphis, TN): An alleged gang member wanted for a number of violent crimes, including attempted murder, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Friday.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: August 18, 2017

Two dozen arrested in overnight crime, gang sweep (Jackson, TN): A multi-jurisdictional police sweep in West Tennessee targeted violent crime and gang activity overnight, resulting in two dozen arrests throughout the area.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 17, 2017

Chattanooga councilwoman shares info about private meeting with gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police have used gang call-ins for years as a way to convince participants to turn away from violence. For the sake of safety, and to encourage gang members to show up, police have insisted that access is restricted.
Source: FOX Chattanooga    Date: August 14, 2017

City holds first VRI call-in since Mayor announces Roddy as Chief (Chattanooga, TN): The violence has to end, that was the message at Thursday evening’s VRI meeting. Speakers echoed that message to a group of men, known for being involved in various gangs around Chattanooga.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 11, 2017

12 gang members indicted for string of pharmacy robberies (Memphis, TN): Twelve gang members were indicted on Friday for breaking into multiple pharmacies across the Mid-South. It was a crime encouraged by "The Concrete Cartel," which is one of the gangs believed to be involved.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: August 11, 2017

Validated gang member shot dead, ID'ed (Chattanooga, TN): A check on a suspicious car near the railroad tracks on Lightfoot Mill Road leads to the discovery of a man's body, Tuesday night. Chattanooga police say 23-year-old Deonte' James was found shot to death, inside of the vehicle.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 9, 2017

FBI joins search for Most Wanted man out of Tennessee (Nashville, TN): The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the search for a man on Tennessee’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. Brandon Bradford is wanted for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: August 8, 2017

Memphis teen beaten and hospitalized after refusing to join a gang (Memphis, TN): A Memphis teen is recovering after being attacked and beaten for refusing to join a gang.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: August 7, 2017

Gang member sentenced to federal prison for gun, drug crimes in East Nashville (Nashville, TN): Metro Nashville Police said a Bloods street gang member was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison this week for a series of gun and drug crimes.
Source: FOX 17 News    Date: August 3, 2017

Accused gunman in deadly 2015 shooting awaits verdict (Jackson, TN): A Madison County jury began deliberations Wednesday following a two-day trial for an accused gunman facing a first-degree murder charge.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: August 2, 2017

Tennessee's highest ranking Gangster Disciple Byron Purdy pleads in RICO case (Jackson, TN): A high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in an ongoing RICO case in federal court in Jackson.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 1, 2017

Trial begins for accused gunman charged with first-degree murder (Jackson, TN): Opening statements began Tuesday for the trial of Trimon Pruitt, who is accused in the December 2015 shooting death of Tony Willoughby near Allenton Heights Apartment Complex in midtown Jackson.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: August 1, 2017

Murfreesboro gang activity on the rise; Younger kids targeted (Murfreeesboro, TN): Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation but with growth come other unwanted issues. “Growth is good most of the time, but also you have your problems that come with it,” said longtime Murfreesboro resident Goldy Wade.
Source:     Date: July 29, 2017

To stop the rise of gang violence, a community response is needed, panel says (Murfreesboro, TN): Law enforcement, clergymen, educators and lawmakers gathered with members of the community Saturday afternoon at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: July 29, 2017

Some Gangs In Rutherford County Recruit Middle School-Aged Kids (Murfreesboro, TN): Officials in Rutherford County said gang recruitment starts as early as middle school. It's an ongoing issue that was discussed at a summit Saturday regarding street violence.
Source: NewsChannel 5    Date: July 29, 2017

Man seriously injured in gang-related shooting (Jackson, TN): Police believe a man shot early Tuesday morning on Mitchell Street was targeted due to his gang affiliation.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 25, 2017

Surveillance video led to arrest of gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The three men charged with the attempted murder of Dequan Jamal Duke were identified by surveillance video footage that captured the shooting.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 20, 2017

Man With Bomb In Backpack On Highway 153 Said He Had It For Protection From Street Gang (Chattanooga, TN): A man found with an explosive device in his backpack in front of a Highway 153 title loan company said he had it for protection from a street gang.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: July 6, 2017

'Rambo,' 'Ren,' 'Lil Folk' sentenced to jail for 2014 shooting (Memphis, TN): Three Gangster Disciples members were each sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for their role in a 2014 shooting.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: July 6, 2017

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