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Several gang members arrested, bonds total more than $15M (New Hanover County, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is targeting gang members in response to increased gang activity. Several gang members have been arrested and charged in separate incidents over the past two months.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 21, 2016

‘Folk Nation’ gang suspect sought in connection with weekend shooting (Rowan County, NC): The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Charlotte man who allegedly shot someone five times Saturday near China Grove. The victim survived.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 20, 2016

Wilmington gang member pleads guilty to gun charge (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member from Wilmington is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a firearm charge. According to the District Attorney's Office, Terry Hooper, 29, entered a guilty plea in New Hanover County Superior Court Monday for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 11, 2016

Gang members plead guilty to double slaying (Gaston County, NC): Two area gang members pleaded guilty to killing a Lake Wylie couple with ties to Gaston County. Jamell Lamon Cureton, 24, and Malcolm Jarrel Hartley, 23, pleaded guilty Wednesday killing Douglas and Deborah London at their Lake Wylie, S.C., home in 2014.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: September 22, 2016

NC gang member charged after police-involved shooting (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member is in the New Hanover County Detention Center on a $1 million bond after a police-involved shooting with a Wilmington Police Department detective Wednesday.
Source: WNCN News    Date: September 8, 2016

Police and community unite to limit and clean gang graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Police are tracking gang graffiti in several Charlotte neighborhoods. Experts say there has been a surge in summer months, but now there is a way for community members to report it through a service called Code Enforcement.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: August 31, 2016

Durham Officials Hope to Replicate a Raleigh Gang Truce (Durham, NC): Police chief Cerelyn "C.J." Davis made her way to the front of a quiet meeting room inside the Criminal Justice Resource Center on East Main Street. "Can I touch you?" she asked a man in a black T-shirt. He was sitting hunched over in his chair, focusing on the meeting's speakers, who were talking about their past lives in gangs.
Source: Indy Week    Date: August 17, 2016

NC man sentenced to up to 7 years for gang-related shooting (Elizabethtown, NC) : A 25-year-old man was sentenced to five to seven years in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Monday for his role in a gang-related shooting in January.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: August 16, 2016

Durham’s violent crime rate levels off; property crime down 12 percent (Durham, NC): For the first time in nearly three years, violent crime in Durham remained virtually unchanged, according to six-month crime statistics presented Monday night.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 16, 2016

McCrory pledges help to curb Goldsboro gang violence (Goldsboro, NC): Gov. Pat McCrory and the Governor’s Crime Commission are pledging support as authorities work to combat gang violence in this community rattled by eight gang-related killings this year.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: August 7, 2016

Local police officers, community members work to stop gang violence (Washington, NC): Community members and law enforcement officers across the East are coming together Friday to combat gang violence as part of the Gang Free NC Symposium. Local law enforcement officers say gangs are a growing problem in the East. That’s why they’re working with city leaders and concerned community members to talk about how to solve it.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: August 5, 2016

Community, law enforcement come together to tackle gangs (Greenville, NC): More than a hundred community members and law enforcement officers came together to try to tackle the issue of gangs. There are more than 5,000 active gang members in North Carolina and the numbers keep growing.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: August 5, 2016

Goldsboro on track to double homicide rate; leaders look to reverse trend (Goldsboro, NC): Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen said during a news conference Friday morning that, with eight murders in the first seven months of 2016, the city is on pace to nearly double last year's homicide rate.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: August 5, 2016

Washington Police Department hosts symposium about preventing gangs (Washington, NC): Community leaders in the east spent Friday learning how to reduce gang activity and help prevent kids from joining gangs. Washington Police Department hosted a symposium with the non-profit Gang Free NC at the Temple of Jesus Christ Family Life Center.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: August 5, 2016

NC police capture gang member, who was sought in man’s murder (Laurinburg, NC): The Laurinburg Police Department captured a known gang member wanted in a murder that happened in June. Andre Lamar Johnson, 28, is a validated “Crip” gang member and was sought in the murder of Raheem Anthony Brown, Laurinburg Police said.
Source: WNCN News    Date: August 2, 2016

Anti-gang efforts expand in New Hanover County schools (New Hanover County, NC): As a teacher writes on a classroom whiteboard, a student scribbles gang symbols in the margins of his notes. In the shuffle between classes, a group of teenagers talk about a fight happening after school. When the dismissal bell rings, a girl gets into a car with people the school resource officer recognizes from old mugshots.
Source: StarNews    Date: July 31, 2016

Organizers of Raleigh gang truce to take their message to Durham’s gang leaders (Raleigh, NC): Former gang members who this month declared a truce to end violence in their Raleigh neighborhoods are taking their message of unity to Durham next week. Former leaders of the Crips, Bloods, Folk, 52hoovers and 74hoovers in Raleigh will participate in a town hall meeting on N.C. Central University’s campus Monday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 29, 2016

Former Raleigh gang ‘First Lady’ tells kids that women in gangs ‘get no respect’ (Raleigh, NC): Nearly 80 summer campers listened intently late Thursday while Channell “Mama G” Braxton spoke to them about the perils faced by girls who join street gangs. Those perils, she said, include rape, sexual exploitation, the possibility of going to prison, romantic infidelity and violence.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 28, 2016

Raleigh gang truce inspired by the views of children (Raleigh, NC): The seeds of this month’s truce among members of five street gangs in Raleigh were sown last summer when gang member James Elvin Alston III, a 23-year-old father of three, was shot to death just before speaking at a gang truce meeting he helped organize at Southeast Raleigh’s Chavis Park.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 22, 2016

Judge increases bond amounts for gang members (Kinston, NC): A new policy for Lenoir, Wayne and Greene Counties is upsetting some community members and local attorneys. The new Bail and Pretrial Release Rules took effect on July 15th and means if you’re a gang member and are arrested; your bond will be up to 5 times higher than normal.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 22, 2016

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