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Validated gang member killed in Greenville shooting (Greenville, NC): Police say a validated gang member shot this morning in Greenville has died, the second murder in the city in the past four days.
Source: WITN    Date: November 24, 2014

Law enforcement making move to gang up on gangs (Lumberton, NC): It’s a four-letter word that has been whispered for a long time but not acknowledged loudly and publicly as there has been a reluctance to accept that this national problem is ours as well. Gang activity is no longer the propriety of Inner City USA, but, according to local law enforcement officials, is rampant right here in Robeson County.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: November 24, 2014

City task force targeting gangs (Lumberton, NC): Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill says a Special Enforcement team formed last month to crack down on gang activity has reduced crime overall in the city, and he hopes to take the initiative countywide.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: November 22, 2014

Inmates: Officers at Lanesboro helped gang members wage attacks (Polkton, NC): Five former inmates at Lanesboro Correctional Institution have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that officers at the Anson County prison repeatedly helped gang-affiliated inmates get weapons and wage attacks.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: November 17, 2014

Guns In Eastern North Carolina: Gangs (Greenville, NC): Violent crimes and gangs often go hand-in-hand. 9 On Your Side continues its investigation into guns in the east, with a deeper look at gangs. Violence in the East cannot be ignored. It seems like every day, there's a new sign, both literally and figuratively of the growing gang problem in Eastern North Carolina, which some say will only get worse before it gets better.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: November 11, 2014

Cops: Man charged in Asheville shootout a gang member (Asheville, NC): A man facing charges in a wild shootout two weeks ago at a public housing complex is a member of a Los Angeles-based street gang, police say.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: November 10, 2014

Gang investigation led to arrest of man under house arrest, drug bust (Wilmington, NC): An alleged Wilmington gang member on house arrest for an attempted murder charge was among nine people arrested Wednesday night in a law enforcement raid on 11th Street, according the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 6, 2014

Several gang members arrested in drug bust (New Hanover County, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office arrested nine people, including several known gang members, in connection to a vice and narcotics bust Wednesday night.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 6, 2014

Gang violence contributes to increase in Durham crime (Durham, NC): An 18.23 percent spike in violent crime for the first 10 months of 2014 can be partially attributed to a cycle of gang violence, according to a report by the Durham Police Deparment.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: October 31, 2014

Last of 28 gang members sentenced to prison (Gaston County, NC) : The last of nearly 30 area gang members netted in a five-year investigation was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday. Local police worked with federal and state authorities to garner the convictions.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: October 29, 2014

Man pleads in 2012 Castle Street murder (Wilmington, NC): David Terrell McPhatter refused to join a Wilmington gang. For his resistance he was shot to death, a prosecutor said Monday.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 27, 2014

Seeking Safety: A blueprint for reducing Fayetteville's youth crime (Fayetteville, NC): Almost every time a teenager was gunned down in Minneapolis, Mayor R.T. Rybak took to the street corners to console family and friends of the victim and to search for answers. More often than not, Rybak said, people in those neighborhoods told him they could see it coming.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 26, 2014

Feuding gang factions led spike in violent crime (Durham, NC): Reported violent crime in Durham remains above last year at this time, though not as sharply as a few months ago. After the first six months of 2014, violent crime was up 30 percent over the same period in 2013. As of Oct. 11, the increase was up18.23 percent over a year ago.
Source: The Durham News    Date: October 24, 2014

Gang related (Roanoke Rapids, NC) : One thing 15-year-old Roanoke Rapids resident Joellissa Stokes said she learned at the Gang Awareness Summit Thursday evening was to understand who the people she hangs out with are.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: October 17, 2014

9 On Your Side rides-along with Greenville Police Gang Unit (Greenville, NC): For the Greenville Police Department's gang unit, every situation they pull up to could end in a bad way. "You have to have a mindset to expect the worst and hope for the best," Detective Etheridge of the gang unit said.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Clergy looks to unite versus gang activity (Kinston, NC): On the heels of the announcement of a citywide multi-pronged effort to combat crime and gang activity in Kinston, clergy plan to gather to discuss how to combat gang activity from within their ministries.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: October 15, 2014

State crime rates decline for sixth year (Kinston, NC): Crimes statewide are at the lowest rates in 40 years, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. “The SBI’s Crime Reporting Unit compiles these figures from law enforcement agencies statewide, including campus police and state park rangers,” acting state Department of Public Safety Director B.W. Collier said in a statement.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: October 13, 2014

Kinston leaders present plan to reduce violent crime (Kinston, NC): Kinston leaders presented a plan to reduce gang violence and shootings in the city council hall on Monday. Mayor B.J. Murphy introduced a plan he worked on with Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem, Joseph Tyson.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: October 13, 2014

Kinston Police arrest 6 gang members (Kinston, NC): Several gang members were arrested Sunday in Kinston on a variety of charges, four of the members were under 18.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: October 12, 2014

Be aware of your community, gang expert says at awareness presentation in Fayetteville (Fayetteville, NC): Former Fayetteville police detective Hunter Glass said Thursday that residents looking to combat gang activity should be aware of what's happening in their community. "Know your neighborhood," Glass, an expert in gangs, told a crowd inside the Cumberland Hall Auditorium at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 9, 2014

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