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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

Winston-Salem anti-gang program expanding into after school classes (Winston-Salem, NC): Students at Flat Rock Middle School in Winston-Salem are getting a chance to sign up for extra class time at the end of their school day and they’re jumping at the chance.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: September 30, 2014

Seeking Safety: High Point an example of community, police partnership (High Point, NC): Jacob Walker never knew how much he changed High Point. Jacob was a standout on the local high school football team. After a game in the fall of 1997, he went to a popular hangout in the Five Points neighborhood. As he sat on a car, a gangbanger across the street started shooting randomly. A bullet hit Jacob, killing him.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: September 28, 2014

Police: Man shot Sunday at Arbor Crest a gang member (Greensboro, NC): The survivor of a double shooting on Sunday is known by the nickname “Murder” and has been identified by police as a gang member.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 25, 2014

KDPS gets increased gang unit and more police officers (Kinston, NC): The Kinston Department of Public Safety gets the green light to increase staff for a successful unit. Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson said city council unanimously gave the go-ahead for a larger gang unit and more police officers.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: September 18, 2014

Shooting victim had gang ties (Greenville, NC): A 17-year-old who was shot in the leg near J.H. Rose High School Tuesday afternoon has gang affiliations, and the Greenville Police Department reported it is taking precautions against a possible retaliation.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: September 17, 2014

POLICE: Greenville teen shooting gang-related; police presence around schools increased (Greenville, NC): Police say Tuesday's shooting of a 17-year-old was gang-related and they have increased police presence around schools.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: September 17, 2014

'Operation Southern Snare' nets more than 135 arrests (Charlotte, NC): Federal officials unveiled their ongoing crackdown on gang violence and crime Tuesday in Charlotte, dubbed “Operation Southern Snare.” U.S. Marshals said their focus was to rid the streets of gangs, guns and drugs -- and noted that this operation was the right move at the right time.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 16, 2014

Fayetteville hopes film will help stem youth violence (Fayetteville, NC): Seventh and ninth graders in Cumberland County Schools will soon watch a movie that law enforcement and school officials hope will help reduce the amount of youth violence in the city.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: September 16, 2014

138 arrested in 4-month antigang and violent crime operation (Charlotte, NC): Gangs, guns and drugs were the targets of a four-month operation by federal, state and local law enforcement officers that resulted in 138 arrests in Gaston and Cleveland counties, officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 16, 2014

Police: ‘Gang activity’ to blame for shootings (Laurinburg, NC): A man was wounded and two houses struck during shootings over the weekend that Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams called a result of “escalating gang activity” throughout the city.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: September 15, 2014

Wilmington Police bolster gang prevention efforts (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department has been awarded a grant to aid in their gang prevention efforts. The grant from the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission will fund a new gang prevention program for the WPD.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: September 10, 2014

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