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Gang members arrested after fleeing police (Kinston, NC): Police arrested two known gang members Wednesday afternoon after they feigned going for their guns, then took off running.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: July 12, 2014

Scrubbing out gang violence in Kinston (Kinston, NC): Kinston Police, Fire & Rescue, and community volunteers kick out graffiti to fight gang violence. On Saturday, dozens of people came out to remove graffiti from homes and commercial buildings. The effort was part of the Kinston Department of Public Safety’s K.I.C.K program, or Kinston in Control of Kinston.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 12, 2014

Community gangs up on crime (Kinston, NC): Patrol officers with the Kinston Department of Public Safety were up early Saturday morning with members of the community to clean up gang graffiti.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 12, 2014

Greenville Police work to keep gangs out (Greenville, NC): Greenville Police are working to keep gang-related crimes low within city limits. "Our homicides are down by 50 percent and I'd like it to be down by 100 percent," said Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 10, 2014

CoastLine: Gang violence - after all the community conversations, what have we learned? (Wilmington City, NC): Gang violence – and the steady conversion of at-risk children into gang members is an issue that is on the rise across the country. Gun violence within Wilmington City limits has crept into neighborhoods that haven't previously seen this kind of activity.
Source: MSNBC WHEC    Date: July 9, 2014

DPS working to lower truancy rates (Durham, NC): Last month, Durham city and county governments released a joint assessment on the state of gang involvement in the community that shed light onto the gang activity in the community. One of the more troubling findings presented by the Durham County Department of Criminal Justice Resource Center pinpointed five high schools and two middle schools in the Durham Public Schools System ranked in the bottom 10 percent of attendance rates in the state.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: July 9, 2014

Mom who lost son in gang gun battle - 'When will it end?' (Wilmington, NC): Kinwan Long peeked around the living room wall in his mother's Wilmington apartment and waited patiently until she paused during her conversation.
Source: StarNews    Date: July 8, 2014

Police target alleged gang members, arrest 20 (Charlotte, NC): A joint effort by local, state and federal law enforcement officials led to the arrest of 20 people on a variety of firearms and drug charges, authorities say.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 6, 2014

Clergy, police, community join forces to Stop the Violence (Asheville, NC): Following concerns of escalating gang violence in Asheville's housing projects, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Asheville & Buncombe County announced a new initiative on July 3 from the clergy, the Asheville Police Department, City Council and community members called Stop the Violence.
Source: Mountain Xpress    Date: July 4, 2014

Two gang members busted on drug charges (Greenville, NC): After a brief vehicle and foot chase, police say they nabbed two validated gang members who are suspected drug dealers.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: July 4, 2014

GPD chief discusses recent gang violence (Greenville, NC): In the wake of a recent gang-related murder occurring in downtown Greenville, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden put many rumors and concerns to rest when discussing the safety of the city.
Source: The East Carolinian    Date: July 2, 2014

InterAct's National Data Sharing Network helps Indiana collect and share information on gang members (Winston-Salem, NC): Recently, Indiana's INGangNetwork and their database technology partner, CI Technologies, collaborated with the Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC) to provide gang activity alerts via InterAct's nationwide data sharing network, InterDEx. Now, InterDEx members from all across the country can run a query on a person, place, or thing they're investigating through InterDEx enabled applications and receive an alert that indicates possible gang-related activities from Indiana.
Source: Digital Journal    Date: July 1, 2014

Fayetteville struggles to stem tide of youth gun violence (Fayetteville, NC): In his Facebook pictures, Kire McNeil flashes gang symbols and shows off his ink. "Fear no Evil" is tattooed in fancy cursive just below his neckline. Jewelry juts from his ears and under his mouth, his navel and an eyebrow. In one picture, he holds what appears to be a marijuana cigarette.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 29, 2014

Officials investigate corruption, gang activity at prison (Polkton, NC): Court documents revealed new details about an ongoing investigation into corruption and official misconduct at a local prison. Lanesboro Correctional Institution, the subject of a federal investigation into allegations of gang-related crime and violence, has been the focus on an ongoing State Bureau of Investigation case since December of 2012.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: June 26, 2014

Study finds 5% of crime gang-related in Durham (Durham, NC): Five percent of reported crime in Durham is gang-related, but violent gang-related crime is up and Durham ranks among the worst in the state for truancy, according to an assessment report released by the Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: June 26, 2014

Federal, state agents, troopers at prison for 'show of force' (Anson County, NC): State prison officials initiated a "security procedure" at Lanesboro Correctional Institution today following a rash of gang-related violence and crime, according to authorities. FBI and SBI agents questioned prison staff for hours about a flow of illegal contraband into the prison, including illegal cellphones that experts said gang members use to organize criminal activity.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: June 25, 2014

Fayetteville reacts to recent gang-related shooting (Fayetteville, NC): The Fayetteville chief of police is outraged after more than 70 gun shots were fired from five high powered guns in a neighborhood off Raeford Road in Fayetteville early Sunday morning.
Source: TWC News    Date: June 24, 2014

Teen slain Sunday in west Fayetteville had urged City Council to fight gun violence (Fayetteville, NC): A well-spoken high school graduate known for his flamboyant flair and boisterous personality, Ravon Jordan's death stunned family and friends, his brother and school officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: June 24, 2014

Gangs in Greenville: How do we fix it? (Greenville, NC): The shooting death of Jamar Clark was an eye opener for many. Despite public outcry---police maintain that Clark was a validated gang member. Chief Hassan Aden says Clark met at least 3 of 12 requirements to attain the title.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: June 19, 2014

Greenville murder victim related to woman killed last summer (Greenville, NC): A family friend of the man police say was murdered in Greenville early Wednesday was a close family relative to a woman murdered in the city in 2013.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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