Police: Aryan Nations dispute ends in death

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Associated Press | May 7, 2013 COWAN, Tenn. – A 26-year-old volunteer firefighter trying to distance himself from a white-supremacist group was found beaten to death last month in a cornfield in foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, and three fellow members of the group are due in court this week to answer to murder charges. […]

Former Nashville gang prevention counselor faces rape charges

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Chris Echegaray (THE TENNESSEAN) November 16, 2010 Former gang prevention counselor Rodney Britton, already indicted on federal racketeering charges stemming from gang involvement, is facing state rape charges. Britton, 22, is charged with raping a 15-year-old boy earlier this year. Britton is a former employee of the Galaxy Star Drug Awareness and Gang Prevention Center […]

Man wounded during reported gang activity

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Associated Press March 30, 2010 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Nashville police officer has wounded a man in what authorities say was their attempt to intervene in gang activity. Police said they received a tip of possible gang violence at midday Tuesday near Tennessee State University and went to the scene. Police spokesman Don Aaron […]

Feds: Gang leader plotted escape from prison in helicopter to be built, flown by underlings

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from Associated Press October 2, 2009 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a gang leader had developed an elaborate plot to escape from prison in a homemade helicopter flown by his underlings. The Tennessean of Nashville reported Friday that the case against one of the gang leader’s associates, 35-year-old Faith Readus, will be heard […]

Gang member pleads guilty in 11-year-old case

The Associated Press Posted: 03/30/2009 01:49:11 PM PDT NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A leader of a Los Angeles-based street gang that used intimidation, torture and murder to protect a vast multi-state drug enterprise has pleaded guilty in Nashville to murder, drug trafficking and other offenses. The plea Monday by Donnell Young brings to a close the second oldest federal […]