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9 Investigates: Gangs infiltrate many Charlotte-area neighborhoods (Charlotte, NC): Gangs in the Charlotte area have been linked to a slew of violent crimes. Channel 9 has uncovered new information about a gang network’s reach and a specific group of gang members on the rise.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 27, 2015

Regrouping: Revamped gang task force will add school intervention to mission; neighborhood, national gangs continue activity here (Burlington, NC): Since staff shortages and operational issues led to the hiatus of Alamance County’s gang task force earlier this summer, law enforcement is using the time away to reassess the unit’s effectiveness and goals.
Source: Times-News    Date: July 25, 2015

Gang member pleads guilty to heroin charges, dragging deputy with car (Wilmington, NC): A gang member is headed to prison after pleading guilty to heroin charges and dragging a deputy with his car.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: July 16, 2015

Victim of Raleigh shooting mourned, praised for anti-gang work (Raleigh, NC): A community came together Monday evening to help the family of a father of three shot to death last week in Raleigh. James Alston III recently called for a gang truce and was trying to turnaround his own life. Some people said Alston's murder could be retaliation for him calling for the truce.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 6, 2015

Former gang member-turned neighborhood activist shot dead in Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): James Elvin Alston III was in the process of transforming his life from a gang member to an anti-gang neighborhood activist when someone gunned him down in the streets of Southeast Raleigh before dawn Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 2, 2015

Wilmington teen sentenced to 10 years for gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington teenager will spend the next 10 years in prison for her role in what police say was a gang-related shooting. According to the District Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Dominique Gibbs pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter, attempted first degree murder, and conspiracy to discharge a firearm into an occupied dwelling.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: July 2, 2015

New food truck also re-entry program for ex-cons (Durham, NC): The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has a new program rolling out soon, on wheels. 2econd Helpings will be a new food truck “where a conviction is not a barrier, but a requirement.” The food truck will employ only those Durhamites returning to the community after serving time in prison.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: June 28, 2015

Fargo violent crime tops U.S. for first time (Fargo, ND): In announcing a suspect’s arrest last week in two brutal Fargo killings, interim Police Chief Dave Todd said the city is a “good, safe community” despite the homicides. As police and other authorities here often do, Todd described the region as safe relative to other similar cities.
Source: The Dickinson Press    Date: June 27, 2015

Gang activity results in man's arrest (Thomasville, NC): The Thomasville Police Department has charged a Thomasville man with being a member of the nationally recognized gang Folk Nation, said TPD Detective Chet Jarrell.
Source: The Dispatch    Date: June 23, 2015

Violent crime in Wilmington up even as overall crime rate falls (Wilmington, NC): Violent crimes reported in Wilmington rose from 2013 to 2014, according to reports by the FBI, but officials say overall crime is down to the lowest levels they have seen in years nationally, statewide and in Wilmington.
Source: StarNews    Date: June 14, 2015

Charlotte authorities scour Facebook and Google for clues to couple’s killing (Charlotte, NC): The FBI and other agencies used both old-school and Internet-age investigative techniques to tie a Charlotte gang to the murders of Doug and Debbie London, new documents show.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 12, 2015

Governor's Crime Commission and Kinston police look at growing gang problem (Kinston, NC): Gangs and how to cut crime was on the minds of law enforcement officers in Kinston this morning. The Governor's Crime Commission met with officers from Lenoir and surrounding counties to talk about how to improve engaging the community to fight crime.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: June 10, 2015

FBI: Accused gang members may have watched reporter covering crimes (Charlotte, NC): Gang members accused of targeting and killing a Lake Wylie couple may have been watching a reporter covering their alleged crimes. Court documents lay out daily life details of the reporter the gang was tracking.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: June 9, 2015

Hoke County sheriff says proactive approach needed for gang problem (Raeford, NC): More people could get hurt or killed if residents in Hoke County with information regarding gang activity don't speak to lawmen, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Tuesday. The conversation of gangs in Hoke County was sparked after investigators determined the shooting death of a Raeford teen and a subsequent retaliatory shooting are gang-related. Two arrests have been made, Peterkin said.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: June 2, 2015

Task force releases plan to fight gangs in Chester County (York County, NC): Formed in January, a 19-member gang task force met five times to learn about gangs, and make recommendations to county leaders about how to address the problem. The task force, made up of members of County Council, law enforcement, school leaders, the solicitor's office, and community leaders, released its findings Monday night.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: June 1, 2015

Bond Denied for Alleged MS-13 Gang Members (Charlotte, NC): New details revealed in the federal case against alleged MS-13 street gang members. Last week, the FBI arrested sixteen people reportedly connected with the gang.
Source: WJZY FOX 46 News    Date: May 26, 2015

FBI charges 37 suspected gang members in connection with murders (Charlotte, NC): In a major round-up, federal authorities charged 37 suspected MS-13 gang members Wednesday with racketeering and other charges in connection with a series of murders. Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Rose said the alleged gang members committed many violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and murders.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 20, 2015

U.S. Attorney says ‘There is a gang problem in Charlotte’ (Charlotte, NC): Dozens of federal charges for murders, drugs and guns are linked to 37 suspected members of a violent Charlotte gang. Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose told anchor Natalie Pasquarella the suspected MS-13 gang members arrested Wednesday are part of a younger, more violent group than they've dealt with in the past.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: May 20, 2015

Man accused in gang-related killings appears in court, wants charges dropped (Charlotte, NC): The alleged ring leader of a gang, facing the death penalty for gang-related killings, is requesting that the charges be thrown out.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: May 13, 2015

Kwamne Clyburn’s killing shows a gang’s use of power and fear, indictment says (Charlotte, NC): During his last phone call to his family, Kwamne Clyburn showed a rare vulnerability. He was alone. He was scared. “His voice seemed very timid,” says the family member with whom Clyburn talked that night in August 2013. “He kept saying, ‘These people are setting me up.’ He was afraid for his life.”
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 10, 2015

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