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City Council Member Targets Community Inclusion of Gang Members (Salisbury, NC): A new member of Salisbury’s City Council is sharing how he’s going to help the city become more inclusive.
Source: TWC News    Date: November 23, 2015

Groups seek 'real solutions' to Durham violence (Durham, NC): Community groups in Durham are urging citizens to take an active role in stopping a recent spike in homicides and violent crime. The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance have joined forces to promote a new crime fighting campaign. They'll kickoff the anti-violence effort with public forums on December 8 and 15.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 19, 2015

Gang rivalries, drug disputes behind gunfire spike, police say (Wilmington, NC): Wanda Richmond has a front-row seat to violence in her neighborhood from her salon, Wanda's Creative Hair Studio. At the corner of 10th and Castle streets, she has seen shootings, violence and sat with the victim of a fatal accident as he took his last breath.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 19, 2015

Local children being targeted as gang recruits (Charlotte, NC): You've probably heard of the Bloods and the Crips, MS-13 and the Hidden Valley Kings. They're all gangs that have terrorized Charlotte neighborhoods. But police tell Channel 9 that "non-traditional" gangs are growing in numbers. Those groups don't always have street names, but some do have members as young as 11 years old -- and they could be in every neighborhood.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 17, 2015

2 Point brothers sentenced in gang-related stabbing (Wilmington, NC): Two Wilmington brothers were sentenced to prison Monday in a 2014 gang-related stabbing, while a third brother cut off his ankle bracelet and fled.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 16, 2015

Prison gang-related fight results in two stabbings (Kinston, NC): A correctional officer and inmate were stabbed during a fight among a four inmates.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: November 10, 2015

Rocky Mount police chief under fire after teen murder (Rocky Mount, NC): Rocky Mount's police chief is under fire for refusing to join a task force that would target drug trafficking and gang activity along I-95. Chief James Moore tells Eyewitness News he opted out of the regional task force for several reasons. He said his priority since taking office in 2012 has been to engage in constitutional policing.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 9, 2015

Statesville police: 8 charged in gang-related cases (Statesville, NC): More than a half-dozen people with ties to a local gang were charged in a variety of crimes, including two robberies and more than two dozen break-ins and burglaries in the south Statesville area, said Statesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division supervisor Capt. David Onley.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: October 30, 2015

State leader of the "Bloods" gang from Greenville pleads guilty to murder (Greenville, NC): A Greenville man prosecutors say is the statewide leader of a powerful and dangerous gang has pleaded guilty for his role in the murders of a couple at their lake house.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: October 21, 2015

6th 'Blood' associate pleads guilty in murder of Lake Wylie couple (Charlotte, NC): Another reputed associate of the United Blood Nation street gang has pleaded guilty to charges related to the murders last year of Debbie and Douglas London in their Lake Wylie home.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: October 21, 2015

5 alleged gang members plead guilty in connection with Lake Wylie murder case (Charlotte, NC): The case of the reputed gang killings of a Charlotte-area couple took a major turn Tuesday with five accused members of United Blood Nation pleading guilty for their roles in the 2014 killings of Doug and Debbie London.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 20, 2015

Wilmington man pleads guilty to gang member's murder (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a fellow gang member while he and others in the gang were in the process of shooting up a rival's home.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 16, 2015

Former gang members, police discuss how to curb recent violence (Charlotte, NC): Former gang members came to Nations Ford Community Church in an effort to keep teens from making the same mistakes they've made. "Violence was just me. I was possessed with violence," Stan Wilson said. As a teenager, Wilson founded one of Charlotte's most notorious gangs.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: October 8, 2015

Jury convicts gang members in 2012 Rocky Mount murders (Rocky Mount, NC): Two Rocky Mount men who police say are linked to the Crips street gang were convicted Thursday of gunning down two men more than three years ago.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Salisbury on track for decrease in crime reported (Salisbury, NC): In the week following four consecutive gang-related shootings, city council candidates sharpened their views on crime and policing. However, statistics show Salisbury is on track for a 19 percent decrease in crime reported.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 27, 2015

High school football impacted by gang violence (Salisbury, NC): Salisbury Police say violent gang activity is up, and community events are being effected. After a shooting near the football game last week the school moved the game kickoff time earlier so it would be finished by dark. The school hopes this helps keep students safe.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 26, 2015

Police: 20 arrested from rival 'gang-like' Charlotte groups (Charlotte, NC): A multiple-agency task force has resulted in the arrests of 20 young men, most of them living in north Charlotte, who authorities say belonged to two groups that were engaged in "gang-like" violence against each other.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 24, 2015

Salisbury sees uptick in gang-related crimes (Salisbury, NC): A special law enforcement team is on the streets gathering intelligence on gangs in Salisbury after police reported earlier this week there was an uptick in gang related violent crimes. “There's random shooting all the time,” said William Peoples, who helps lead Salisbury’s NAACP and has lived in Salisbury for decades.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 23, 2015

City awarded grant to add 4 police officers (Lumberton, NC): The Lumberton Police Department plans to use a $455,449 grant to hire four new officers who will focus on cracking down on crime in public housing.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: September 23, 2015

Police seek public’s help to stop violence (Salisbury, NC): Police are asking for the community’s help in stopping a rash of gang violence in Salisbury. On Sunday, the Salisbury Police Department announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a recent uptick in violence and shootings that have been linked to gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 22, 2015

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