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Albemarle man sentenced in shooting (Albemarle, NC): Federal officials' successful prosecution of an Albemarle man earlier this month on firearms charges marked a success in the battle against gang violence in Stanly County, authorities said this week.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 29, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

Two charged after three-hour standoff (Laurinburg, NC): A teenager is among two men who have been charged following a three-hour standoff Sunday morning that followed what lawmen are saying was a gang-related shooting that injured a teenager.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange    Date: August 27, 2013
http://laurinburgexchange.com/...

CMPD can continue efforts to stop local gang (Charlotte, NC): Thursday morning, the members of the Hidden Valley Kings were in a Mecklenburg County Courtroom fighting a civil injunction. It's a new tactic in the war against gang violence, one that has never been tried in North Carolina before.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: August 22, 2013
http://www.wcnc.com/...

City takes Hidden Valley gang to court (Charlotte, NC) : The Hidden Valley Kings have their day in court Thursday – along with the city that hopes to close them down. The Kings, who police say dominate the north Charlotte neighborhood from where they take their name, could be the target of North Carolina’s first restraining order against a gang.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 21, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

Ban of gangs from parks could see vote in September (Wilmington, NC): Portia Mills Hines Park was the site of violence and near-violence in recent weeks, with a 17-year-old shot Aug. 5 and a 4-year-old boy finding a gun under stairs July 23. Now, Wilmington City Council might take action to stop violence at city parks.
Source: StarNews    Date: August 21, 2013
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

Police handle Greenville gang problem (Greenville, NC): Over 18 different gangs exist in Pitt County. According to the N.C. Department of Crime and Public Safety, a gang is defined as three or more members who associate and engage in criminal acts. Identifying gang members can be difficult according to the N.C. Gang Investigators Association.
Source: The East Carolinian    Date: August 20, 2013
http://theeastcarolinian.com/...

Elementary Schools to implement G.R.E.A.T. program (Salisbury, NC): This fall the Gang Resistance and Education Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program is coming to an elementary school near you. The federally sponsored gang and violence prevention program, which has already been implemented in the middle schools, will soon make its way to local elementary schools and private schools.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: August 16, 2013
http://www.salisburypost.com/...

Latin Kings leader Jorge Cornell sentenced to 28 years in prison (Winston-Salem, NC): Federal Judge James A. Beaty sentenced Latin Kings leader Jorge Cornell to 28 years in federal prison Wednesday. Last year, a jury convicted Cornell of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, and using a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: August 14, 2013
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City satisfaction survey to include questions about gangs (Durham, NC): Senior officials agreed Wednesday to add a few questions to an upcoming city survey to gauge what residents know or think they know about the gang situation in Durham. The decision came after members of a joint gang-reduction committee were briefed on the results of an unscientific poll whose participants listed gang activity as their second-leading concern about the community.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: August 14, 2013
http://www.heraldsun.com/...

Police: N.C. gangs are evolving (Greensboro, NC): Photos posted on Facebook of toddlers flashing gang signs were among the images shared Tuesday of a growing gang problem. Law enforcement officers from North and South Carolina gathered to listen and strategize at the 12th annual Gangs Across the Carolinas conference.
Source: News & Record    Date: August 13, 2013
http://www.news-record.com/...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to seek injunction to suppress gang (Charlotte, NC) : Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for an injunction to place restrictions on suspected members of the Hidden Valley Kings – a new tactic for battling one of the city's oldest gangs. It’s the first time a North Carolina law enforcement agency has taken civil action against a gang, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 13, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

Two suspected gang members indicted in Henderson mall shooting (Henderson, NC): Two men suspected in a gang shooting at Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson were indicted Friday by the Clark County Grand Jury on 15 total charges including attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: August 10, 2013
http://www.lasvegassun.com/...

Repairing bikes to keep kids off the streets, out of gangs (Greenville, NC): More than a dozen bicycles, formerly used for Greenville Police patrols, are now part of a teen gang prevention program. Officers delivered the surplus bikes to the Building Hope Community Life Center on 9th Street Friday.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: August 9, 2013
http://www.wnct.com/...

Greenville police launching new teen gang prevention programs (Greenville, NC): Greenville police are launching two new programs to protect your children from gang recruitment. Police Chief Hassan Aden says he considers gangs and the criminal activity that comes with them to be one of the top threats to public safety.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 18, 2013
http://www.wnct.com/...

Police arrest five suspected of gang affiliation in Albemarle (Albemarle, NC): Albemarle police rounded up five suspects associated with a major gang in a crackdown on criminal activity in the city.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 17, 2013
http://www.wsoctv.com/...

Chief: Shooting was gang-related (Greenville, NC): A teen turned himself in today after warrants were secured for his arrest in connection with a gang-related shooting that left one man dead, the police chief said.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: July 14, 2013
http://www.reflector.com/...

WPD hits the streets in full force in an effort to reduce gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Dozens of officers with the Wilmington Police Department hit the streets in full force Wednesday night to carry out "Operation Tranquility." The task force will focus on ending the violence connected to gang activity, according to Captain Jim Varrone with WPD.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: July 4, 2013
http://downtownwilmington.wect.com/...

Durham leaders seek end to violence (Durham, NC): City leaders in Durham are trying to tackle the crime surge in the Bull City. Tuesday, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez made a plea to the community to end the violence. At the same time, a gang outreach organizer told ABC11 that enough is enough.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 2, 2013
http://abclocal.go.com/...

Sheriff: Gang member, accomplice arrested (Cleveland County, NC): A local man authorities identified as a gang member faces drug and weapons charges after selling cocaine to a sheriff's office informant and leading authorities on a vehicle chase northeast of Shelby this week, according to the sheriff's office.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: July 2, 2013
http://www.shelbystar.com/...

Gang violence, 270 'shots fired' this year prompt police chief to call for 'cease fire' (Wilmington, NC) : Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous gathered with local clergy and community supporters in the Hillcrest Community on Thursday to call for a “cease fire” in light of recent violent gang activity throughout the city.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: June 28, 2013
http://portcitydaily.com/...

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