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FBI charges 37 suspected gang members in connection with murders (Charlotte, NC): In a major round-up, federal authorities charged 37 suspected MS-13 gang members Wednesday with racketeering and other charges in connection with a series of murders. Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Rose said the alleged gang members committed many violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and murders.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 20, 2015

U.S. Attorney says ‘There is a gang problem in Charlotte’ (Charlotte, NC): Dozens of federal charges for murders, drugs and guns are linked to 37 suspected members of a violent Charlotte gang. Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose told anchor Natalie Pasquarella the suspected MS-13 gang members arrested Wednesday are part of a younger, more violent group than they've dealt with in the past.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: May 20, 2015

Man accused in gang-related killings appears in court, wants charges dropped (Charlotte, NC): The alleged ring leader of a gang, facing the death penalty for gang-related killings, is requesting that the charges be thrown out.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: May 13, 2015

Kwamne Clyburn’s killing shows a gang’s use of power and fear, indictment says (Charlotte, NC): During his last phone call to his family, Kwamne Clyburn showed a rare vulnerability. He was alone. He was scared. “His voice seemed very timid,” says the family member with whom Clyburn talked that night in August 2013. “He kept saying, ‘These people are setting me up.’ He was afraid for his life.”
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 10, 2015

Gang shootings, deaths weigh on Lumberton (Lumberton, NC): Four homicides this year, at least some of them thought to be gang-related, have left Lumberton residents grieving, fearful and angry. Much of the ongoing crime stems from gangs attacking each other, Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt told the group.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: May 5, 2015

Judge orders another accused gang member held without bond (Charlotte, NC): A federal judge Friday ordered another suspected Charlotte gang member held without bond in connection with the October killing of a Lake Wylie, S.C., couple.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 1, 2015

Alleged gang member pleads not guilty to charges linked to couple's killing (Charlotte, NC): An alleged United Blood Nation gang member charged in connection to the killing of a Lake Wylie couple pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: April 30, 2015

Gang members charged in Lake Wylie killing appear in court (Charlotte, NC): A federal judged denied the release of several gang members charged in connection to the October 2014 killing of a Lake Wylie business couple. On Monday, they appeared in court for the first time since their arrest.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: April 27, 2015

Kinston Gang Unit offers tips to prevent children from joining gangs (Kinston, NC): Kinston's Gang Unit officers met with parents Saturday on how to keep their children safe against gangs. Parents say they appreciate the Kinston gang unit and other organizations for reaching out and bringing awareness to gangs in the area.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: April 25, 2015

Murder Case Highlights Gang Problems in North Carolina (Charlotte, NC): It was in 2009 when The History Channel aired a one-hour documentary on The Hidden Valley Kings; a gang, based out of Charlotte, that once had 500 members. Since then, not much has changed. "We've got some gangs that are still out of control not only in the streets of North Carolina, and we've got cartels in North Carolina, but we've also have a major gang issues in our prison system," said Gov. Pat McCrory.
Source: TWC News    Date: April 24, 2015

Mecklenburg County Sheriff: Gangs are growing (Charlotte, NC): Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael and his deputies keep watch on suspected gang members daily when they are locked up in jail. Carmichael says there are about 1,400 inmates in jail right now. Of that number there are about 200 gang members.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: April 23, 2015

Local gang members face federal charges in couple's murder (Charlotte, NC): Six alleged United Blood Nation gang members are charged with the murders of a Lake Wylie couple. Prosecutors say gang member James Cureton gave the order while he was behind bars because he could be identified as the man who robbed a local mattress store and was wounded in a shootout with the owner Doug London.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 22, 2015

Fix for violence is in the community, gang committee told (Durham, NC): Coming out of prison, former inmates need jobs, school, society’s acceptance – and something else. “I needed healing I didn’t even know I needed,” Umar Muhammad said. “Healing after what I just went through.”
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 10, 2015

Alleged NC gang member with ties to Horry County arrested (Colubus COuntym NC): An alleged North Carolina gang member with ties to Horry County has been arrested following an investigation.
Source: WMBF News    Date: March 31, 2015

Seven charged in Princeville gang shootings (Princeville, NC): Edgecombe County deputies arrested seven people and are searching for two others in connection with a series of recent gang-related shootings.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: March 27, 2015

Conference Aims to Reduce Teen Violence (Charlotte, NC): The 10th annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference, hosted by the Carolinas Medical Center Violence Prevention Committee, was held Friday in hopes of reducing dating violence, bullying, gang activity and gun violence among teens.
Source: Time Warner Cable News    Date: March 27, 2015

Gang activity a wide-ranging destructive force (Kinston, NC): “Get ‘em while they’re young.” That saying and others like it are often attributed to the behavior of the tobacco industry. But another entrenched group in Eastern North Carolina has its sights set on children as young as those in elementary schools.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: March 19, 2015

School board unlikely to expand G.R.E.A.T program (Durham, NC): School board members were generally in agreement Monday that the Gang Resistance Education and Training program has a benefit to Durham Public Schools and the larger community. But given the financial hardship the school district now faces, it is unlikely the board will expand the program as was recommended by a team of researchers who studied the effectiveness of the G.R.E.A.T. program.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 16, 2015

School board to discuss G.R.E.A.T. program (Durham, NC): A team of researchers hired by the school board to determine what impact G.R.E.A.T. has on children attending Durham’s public schools and to what extent the program has been a good value to the county and school district, has recommended expanding the program from just the fourth and sixth grades to additional elementary and middle school grades.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 15, 2015

Kinston community tackles correlation between bullying and gang violence (Kinston, NC): The city of Kinston hosts a community forum Wednesday night to discuss ways to prevent bullying and gang violence. The forum included a panel of experts involved in local law enforcement, schools, and the justice department. The panelist along with members of the community shared dialogue on ways to correct the bullying, gang, and crime correlation.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: March 4, 2015

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