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Old 04-04-2013, 12:07 PM
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Originally Posted by kfrant View Post
Has there been anything new as to where & where not to live in far eastern TN? I wanted to come down to visit next month to get a feel for the area, but from what I've read, the Bloomin Barbecue & Bluegrass Festival may just be a big family reunion!
Really, it's very touristy. Nothing wrong with that but I wouldn't consider it a big family reunion. Lots of tourists and slow-moving traffic for the most part.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:49 AM
Location: Tennessee
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I wouldn't say we don't have them, but in most places you won't find trouble unless you're looking for it. I have a few less than respectable family members who have run in drug addict circles and have talked about there being some really scary people living around here. But for the most part they stick to the shadows and will leave you alone so I'm not too concerned about it. One of the oddest moments of my life was when a family member told me she had a parent-teacher conference with a known "drug lord" from the area and told me, "I don't agree with criminal activity, but at least that man is concerned about his child learning to read properly. That's more than I can say for a lot of parents." Of course, I'm suspicious about whether or not that family member would know a "drug lord" if they bopped her on the head, but she isn't the sort to make stuff up, either, so I'm inclined to believe he was at least involved in a drug related gang.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:36 PM
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I live in Nashville and the gangs that are here don't really do much on the street like you would imagine in say Los Angeles or even Atlanta. Every once in a while you may hear about it but most of their activities take place in jail or prison.The only real exception are MS-13. As for Nashville as a whole, most gang members are individual drug dealers on the street and there is not much actual true gang-related violence here or gang warfare etc.... except once in a blue moon.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:38 PM
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There is a very violent gang in Morgan County Tn. Most residents who are aware of their existence are afraid of to say anything. And there have been accusations of bribing police officers.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:48 PM
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Think purge and you have an apt description. But a lot of residents remain oblivious.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nashvols View Post
More like disappear never to be seen again kind of scary.

*cues banjo music*
Same for Morgan County. I was actually afraid to comment too much in my own words.
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:19 PM
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Strange thing occurring in Penn / western NJ border, the " Gated Communities " are becoming a spawning grounds for Gangs, whereas they know the local police don't enter. Haven't read that, that it is occurring in Tenn. well...
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:19 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
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Originally Posted by dad2paisley View Post
Just another question. Does TN have any real gang problems in the rural areas? Where we live near Baltimore, we have so many gangs and gang related murders and shootings, drug violence. Even in the county where I live we have lots of them. It seems they have taken over the area the past few years. Never use to be like this in my area. Seems that the police can't even help.
The FBI released a statement on a well known gang in the Memphis area. All six members of the Gangsters Disciples were indicted yesterday.

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