MEMPHIS & TENNESSEE: Gangland TV -
18,693. This city breeds killers. One gang in particular has drenched these streets in blood: LMG. On the Mississippi delta its watchword is Kill or be Killed. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee) Gangland s4e5: Kill or be Killed, History 2009
18,694. Memphis is also one of the most dangerous cities in America. In 2007 according to the FBI Memphis was the most violent city in the United States. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee) ibid.
18,695. LMG: Love Murdering Gangsters. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee) ibid.
18,696. The LMG’s most hated rivals, the Gangster Disciples. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee) ibid.
18,697. Those forgotten people enjoyed generation after generation of hopelessness. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee & Hope) ibid.
18,698. The district deteriorated even further in the 80s when crack cocaine arrived. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
18,699. By 1993 the LMG were running the streets. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee) ibid.
18,700. The LMGs identify themselves with the colour red. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee) ibid.
18,701. The LMGs and G-Train decided it was time to kill or be killed. The LMG were involved in a turf war with the Gangster Disciples and anyone else who threatened their drug profits. (Gangstas: Tennessee & Tennessee) ibid.
74,166. There’s a war raging in the music city [Nashville]. One gang is taking on all-comers. And there’s no limit to their violence. They kill for sport. This is Brown Pride. Gangland s5e11: Hunt & Kill, History 2009
74,167. Brown Pride, or BP, is notorious for beatings, murders, robberies and getting high. ibid.
74,168. Memphis Tennessee: ‘There’s 15,000 to 20,000 active gang members in the city of Memphis.’ Gangland s7e11: Road Warriors, Ray Lepone, History 2010
74,169. One of the biggest gangs is the Travelling Vice Lords, the TVL. More than 500 strong, they’re also the city’s most violent. ibid.
74,170. Their biggest rivals – the Gangster Disciples. ibid.
74,428. In 2010 Tennessee busted 2,157 meth labs – a national record. (Drugs & Tennessee & Gangstas US: Tennessee & Crystal Meth) Drugs Inc Compilation: Breakdown, National Geographic 2015