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<strong>Memphis Police Officer B. Johnson stares off into the distance while responding to a homicide call in North Memphis Sept. 17, 2020.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Gangs multiplying, adding younger members

About 28% of last year’s homicides linked to teen groups, police major tells city council

Groups such as the Gangster Disciples, Crips, Bloods and Latin Kings are splintering into neighborhood cells with names like the Choppa Gang in Hickory Hill, Concrete Cartel in East Memphis, 4 Corners in Orange Mound, and Dixie Homes Murder Squad, Major Frank Winston of MPD’s Multi-Agency Gang Unit said.


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Conaway: Megasite renaming is a personal insult

The boys from rural Tennessee are doing what naughty boys in rural communities have always done. They’re metaphorically climbing up to the top of the Memphis Regional Megasite water tower to paint out what they don’t like.

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