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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

Gang shootings, deaths weigh on Lumberton (Lumberton, NC): Four homicides this year, at least some of them thought to be gang-related, have left Lumberton residents grieving, fearful and angry. Much of the ongoing crime stems from gangs attacking each other, Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt told the group.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: May 5, 2015

Judge orders another accused gang member held without bond (Charlotte, NC): A federal judge Friday ordered another suspected Charlotte gang member held without bond in connection with the October killing of a Lake Wylie, S.C., couple.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 1, 2015

Alleged gang member pleads not guilty to charges linked to couple's killing (Charlotte, NC): An alleged United Blood Nation gang member charged in connection to the killing of a Lake Wylie couple pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: April 30, 2015

Gang members charged in Lake Wylie killing appear in court (Charlotte, NC): A federal judged denied the release of several gang members charged in connection to the October 2014 killing of a Lake Wylie business couple. On Monday, they appeared in court for the first time since their arrest.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: April 27, 2015

Kinston Gang Unit offers tips to prevent children from joining gangs (Kinston, NC): Kinston's Gang Unit officers met with parents Saturday on how to keep their children safe against gangs. Parents say they appreciate the Kinston gang unit and other organizations for reaching out and bringing awareness to gangs in the area.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: April 25, 2015

Murder Case Highlights Gang Problems in North Carolina (Charlotte, NC): It was in 2009 when The History Channel aired a one-hour documentary on The Hidden Valley Kings; a gang, based out of Charlotte, that once had 500 members. Since then, not much has changed. "We've got some gangs that are still out of control not only in the streets of North Carolina, and we've got cartels in North Carolina, but we've also have a major gang issues in our prison system," said Gov. Pat McCrory.
Source: TWC News    Date: April 24, 2015

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