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What programs are already working to keep kids out of gangs (New Hanover County, NC): Styrus Daniels was one of close to 100 people to attend a forum Monday night about mental health, education and gang violence in downtown Wilmington. Hosted by New Hanover County, a panel of five experts explained the services they offer to students and families, in hopes of improving the community.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 13, 2014

N.C. fugitive apprehended in Beckley (Benson, NC) : The coordination of multiple state and national agencies resulted in the arrest of a North Carolina fugitive and gang member in the Beckley area Dec. 31, 2013, according to a press release from the Benson, N.C., Police Department.
Source: The Register-Herald    Date: January 6, 2014

Conference highlights gang crimes in NC (Mount Olive, NC): The Crypts, the Bloods and MS-13 are no longer just in New York City or Los Angeles. The infamous gangs have made their way to our state and are wreaking havoc in even some of the smallest towns. "Gangs are really omnipresent in this state," said Mark Bridgeman, president of the N.C. Gang Investigators Association.
Source: TWC News    Date: January 3, 2014

Anti-gang efforts to focus more on female associates (Wilmington, NC): Local police will be homing in on the female associates of local gangs in 2014, Wilmington Police Department Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham told an assembled group of law enforcement, social workers and assorted other personnel on Friday.
Source: StarNews    Date: January 3, 2014

WPD seeking grant for gang prevention program (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department is in the process of applying for a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission. According to Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham with the Wilmington Police Department, the request is for just under $100 thousand that will be used to fund a new gang prevention program.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: December 23, 2013

Virginia gang member charged in murder (Fairmont, NC): After nearly three straight days of investigation and court proceedings, a Virginia gang-member has been arrested in the shooting death of 33-year-old Travis Brown, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: December 20, 2013

Saying goodbye to the program Gang of One (Charlotte, NC): The anti-gang prevention program called The Gang of One will shut down on Friday. The program has been in Charlotte for a decade. Over the past 10 years, Gang of One has received a nearly $4 million federally funded grant. The money has run out and local politicians are not coming to the rescue.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: December 17, 2013

Murder trial opens in gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A disagreement and disrespect -- that's what prosecutors say led Christopher Spence to pull out a shotgun at a birthday and graduation party last year after midnight on July 8, 2012, pumping the trigger again and again, destroying rival gang member Kirt Williams.
Source: WDEL News    Date: December 4, 2013

Communication, collaboration the focus of most recent gang-violence meeting (Wilmington, NC): When it comes to curbing the recent rise in gang-related crimes in Wilmington, three words are at the core of finding a long-term solution–cooperation, collaboration and communication.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: December 3, 2013

Teens plead guilty in slaying of 16-year-old rival gang member (Raleigh, NC): A Wake County judge on Wednesday accepted guilty pleas from two teen brothers charged in the 2012 slaying of a 16-year-old rival gang member, who was shot in the head while walking home from the store.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: November 20, 2013

County commits deputies to public housing task force, funds seven new positions (New Hanover County, NC): Responding to an increase in gang-related crime that has resulted in several deaths and a sheriff's detective shot, New Hanover County commissioners are funding seven new positions for a city-county initiative focused on patrolling, and protecting, Wilmington’s public housing communities.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: November 18, 2013

Pastor and District Attorney refute "excessive force" claims by NAACP (New Hanover County, NC): When an increase in gang violence erupted in the city of Wilmington, the voice of Reverend James Jamison could be heard over many others in the effort to solve the problem.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 13, 2013

Autopsy: Garner man shot 16 times in home invasion (Raleigh, NC): A Garner man who was killed along with his wife during a home invasion 10 months ago was shot 16 times, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: November 13, 2013

Gang violence crackdown will cost more than first thought (New Hanover County, NC): A combined effort to combat gang violence in New Hanover County may end up costing taxpayers more than first thought.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 13, 2013

Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI (Wilmington, NC): Members of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 7, 2013

Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI (Wilmington, NC): Members of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 7, 2013

Tracking gang activity in Greensboro (Greensboro, NC): Greensboro detectives say local gangs are finding new ways to communicate with members, including turning to social media. Officers with the Criminal Intelligence Unit actively use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to uncover information about gangs, meetings and members.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: November 6, 2013

GPD arrests 53 in gang-related crimes roundup (Greenville, NC): 53 people are behind bars for crimes involving illegal guns and hardcore drugs, and Greenville Police say some of them are in local gangs.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: November 6, 2013

Shots spark police chase (Greenville, NC): A man who fired a pistol at an Ayden home then led officers on a high-speed chase into Lenoir County is believed to have opened fire as part of gang-related retaliation, officials said.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: November 5, 2013

Community forum seeks causes, solutions to gang violence (Wilmington, NC): About 150 people gathered Monday evening in Wilmington's city hall to figure out how to root out the systemic causes of the city's gang violence. The gang violence came to a head in September with the Forest Hills killing of Joseph David Williams, which sparked a chain reaction throughout the city over the next six weeks.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 4, 2013

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