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City wants schools to help pay for gang-resistance program (Durham, NC): City officials want Durham Public Schools to pick up some – if not all – of the cost of having the Police Department's Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program in elementary schools.
Source: The Durham News    Date: May 29, 2014

Council avoids hard-line position on gang-resistance funding (Durham, NC): Key City Council members were reluctant on Wednesday to slash spending on an in-schools anti-gang program to free Police Department resources for use elsewhere in the city.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: May 28, 2014

City renewing scrutiny of G.R.E.A.T. (Durham, NC): City officials are going to try this month and next to prod the Durham Public Schools into picking up part of the check for operating an in-school "gang-resistance" program.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: May 18, 2014

Hope Mills board meeting: Limits aimed at gang activity (Fayetteville, NC): The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved restrictions on certain activities within 1,000 feet of schools. The restrictions prohibit conduct which "disrupts, disturbs or interferes" with school activities or presents a "clear and present danger" to students or school staff.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: May 7, 2014

Gangs responsible for violence in Bladen County (Bladen County, NC): Parents in Bladen County are speaking out about their concerns of growing gang violence in the rural area. Their children were leaving a party over the weekend where they said they were shot at by members of a gang. The windows of the car are shot out and the four passengers barely escaped gunfire.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: May 5, 2014

Durham police to welcome Central American visitors (Durham, NC): The Durham Police Department will partner will several other local agencies to welcome Central American community leaders and law enforcement officials to Durham this week as part of a cross-cultural exchange for the visitors to learn about anti-gang strategies involving community partnerships.
Source: The Durham News    Date: May 2, 2014

City manager suggests UNCW take lead on youth violence prevention (Wilmington, NC): UNCW could soon be asked to play a major role in curbing the gang violence that flared up across the city last summer and fall. About 45 people on Tuesday attended a meeting at Wilmington City Hall to provide feedback about the "Reducing Youth Gun Violence in Wilmington" report compiled by City Manager Sterling Cheatham following a series of seven public meetings.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 29, 2014

Community leaders set to take action against youth violence (Wilmington, NC): The issue of gang and youth violence exploded in Wilmington last summer. Police have since fought the battles on the streets. Despite months of debates and public forums, many are upset that there's still very little being done by the City of Wilmington.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 29, 2014

Women aid gang's crimes, police community relations officer says (Wilmington, NC): Linda Rawley's message Monday was simple: Women are supporting the criminal activities of Wilmington's gangs. "Whenever you find a gang you normally have a group of women working with them," she said.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 28, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority applying for safety grant (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Housing Authority is doing its part to cut down on gang violence. The organization announced Wednesday that it's pursuing a new million dollar safety grant.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 23, 2014

Wilmington police have downtown location for their task forces (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office now have a location near downtown to house their joint gang, housing and downtown task forces as well as the sheriff's office's Elements program for at-risk youth.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 23, 2014

Nine indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father (Charlotte, NC): As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: April 22, 2014

City manager brings youth violence report to county commissioners (New Hanover County, NC): Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham presented his report on youth violence to the New Hanover County Commissioners Monday morning.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 21, 2014

Man speaks on gang leader accused of NC man's kidnapping (Charlotte, NC): The FBI is looking for one man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a prosecutor's father in Wake Forest. Investigators have identified the two suspects as Jakym Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson. They believe a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang, Kelvin Melton, serving life in prison, ordered the kidnapping.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: April 17, 2014

Two arrested in pair of gang-related shootings in Ayden (Ayden, NC): Two people were being booked for a pair of shootings police believe are gang-related in the Pitt County town of Ayden Thursday morning.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: April 17, 2014

Two more charged in gang-linked kidnapping of N.C. prosecutor's father (Winston-Salem, NC): Two additional suspects have been charged in the gang-related abduction of a North Carolina man whose daughter had prosecuted one of the eight people now accused in the plot, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters    Date: April 16, 2014

Imprisoned street gang leader used smuggled cellphone to plot kidnap of prosecutor's dad, DOJ says (North Carolina): A leader of a street gang serving a life sentence in maximum security at a North Carolina prison was federally charged Friday with using a smuggled cellphone to orchestrate the kidnapping of the father of the Wake County prosecutor who convicted him, the federal Department of Justice says.
Source: ABA Journal    Date: April 14, 2014

Accused ringleader in kidnap plot is Bloods gang member (Raleigh, NC): The inmate accused of masterminding the abduction of a Wake Forest man to get back at the prosecutor who put him behind bars is a high-ranking member of the notorious Bloods street gang, according to court documents.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: April 11, 2014

Four in five Durham residents say city has gang problem (Durham, NC): According to the city's latest resident survey, 78 percent of citizens think Durham has a gang problem. Durham authorities want to find out if they're right; and if so, how to tell if what they're doing about it is doing any good.
Source: The Durham News    Date: April 11, 2014

Kidnapping of prosecutor's father called gang retaliation (Wake Forest, NC): A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 10, 2014

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