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Victims' relatives upset with sentence for gang member who killed Durham man, boy (Durham, NC): More than three years have passed since 9-year-old Jaeden Sharpe was shot and killed, but the passage of time didn't ease the pain for his family members when they heard his killer would serve no more than 20 years for Jaeden's death and the fatal shooting of a Durham man.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: April 13, 2017

Gang Free NC symposium held in Washington (Washington, NC): Phase two of a program designed to teach people the signs of gang activity in their community took place in Washington Friday. The symposium is part of an initiative to teach social workers, educators, community leaders and citizens what to look out for when it comes to an increase in gang activity.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: April 7, 2017

JPD addresses the danger of gangs (Jacksonville, NC): After a presentation on gangs that lasted about an hour, a woman stood up with a message that had others in attendance applauding her. “If you’re not in your child’s business, there’s a problem,” said Melanie Williams.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 30, 2017

Pitt county DA wants harsher penalties for gang members who commit violent crimes (Greenville, NC): According to Pitt County’s District Attorney, 75 percent of violent crimes in the county are gang related. That’s why District Attorney Kimberly Robb is the main advocate for a new piece of legislation. “I think if we can eradicate the gang activity we can lessen the violent crime that occurs in the city.”
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: March 28, 2017

Police chief: Gangs cause for most Salisbury gun violence (Salisbury, NC): Crime problems in the city limits are homegrown and gang-related, Police Chief Jerry Stokes told City Council members this week. During a detailed presentation about the Police Department, Stokes talked about gangs in Salisbury, budget requests and a number of other topics.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: March 25, 2017

JPD to address gangs in school (Jacksonville, NC): For the second time in recent months the Jacksonville Police Department will address the issue of gangs in Onslow County schools.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 25, 2017

Partial rewrite of N Carolina criminal gang law clears House (Raleigh, NC): The state House has agreed to a partial rewrite of North Carolina's criminal gang law that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute gang members and those who are directing violence.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 23, 2017

'Violence Driven by Blood and Heroin': High Point Police (High Point, NC): Nine shootings resulting in two deaths since the weekend have forced High Point Police to draft a plan to combat the sharp increase in violence. Officers believe the shootings stem from drug and gang activity.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: March 22, 2017

N Carolina criminal gang activity bill clears House panel (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina's nearly decade-old law designed to punish and deter gang crimes and violence would be rewritten with new crimes and new definitions of gang activity in legislation that cleared a House committee on Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: March 21, 2017

Straight talk enlightens community about gang life (Greenville, NC): More than 75 Greenville residents got first-hand information about gang life in Greenville on Tuesday evening from an unexpected guest — a gang member.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: March 15, 2017

CMPD arrests 28 in 'gang-like' violence roundup (Charlotte, NC): Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced they’ve arrested 28 people and have removed 20 firearms from off city streets after an agency crackdown on two rival groups.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: March 8, 2017

How gang members could be using emojis (Charlotte, NC): If you use emojis in your text messages and social media posts, you might want to be careful how you use them. Channel 9 anchor Stephanie Maxwell learned that some of them have a secret meaning that parents might not know about, even those who are trying to keep an eye on their children and how they're communicating.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: March 1, 2017

Feds: Raleigh street gang imposed fear through violence (Raleigh, NC): When 16-year-old Adarius Fowler was killed in a drive-by shooting on North Tarboro Street a week before Thanksgiving in 2008, residents pleaded with police, city leaders and each other to bring peace to their neighborhood.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 1, 2017

Bill would increase penalties for gang-related crimes (Burlington, NC): The Gang and Violent Crimes Unit at the Burlington Police Department investigates gang members and the violent crimes they usually commit. Sgt. Drew Gerringer, with the unit, says there has been somewhat of an increase in those violent crimes over the past year.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: February 21, 2017

Gang-related incident involved rifle in the park (Bessemer City, NC): Playing in a city park came to a halt when a man was beaten and nearly shot Monday night. Parents scooped up their children and ran for shelter as a violent fight broke out on the basketball courts of Bessemer City Park shortly after 7 p.m.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: February 21, 2017

Bloods gang member found guilty of killing rival gang member in Greensboro (Greensboro, NC): Jurors found a Greensboro man affiliated with the Bloods gang guilty on Thursday in the 2015 shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: News & Record    Date: February 20, 2017

Ten charged with being members of violent Raleigh street gang (Raleigh, NC): Federal prosecutors say 10 members of a violent street gang who operated east of downtown Raleigh have been indicted on racketeering charges and other related offenses, including the murders of two rival gang members in 2008 and 2009.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 15, 2017

Ten Alleged Members and Associates of Bloods Gang Indicted for Federal Racketeering and Other Related Offenses (Raleigh, NC): The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that ten alleged members of the Black Mob Gangstas/Donald Gee Family (BMG/DGF) Raleigh-area Bloods street gang, including its leaders, have been indicted in Raleigh, for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise and related offenses.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 13, 2017

Police: California gang member selling drugs in N.C. (Lincolnton, NC): Local police say a California gang member has been selling drugs in Lincoln County. Police began watching Ryan Joseph Gutierrez after getting complaints from area residents. Working with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Lincolnton Police pulled over a car at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Hubbard Street.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: February 9, 2017

Second gang member charged in Castle Street armed robbery (Wilmington, NC): A second validated gang member has been charged in connection with an armed robbery on Castle Street last month. Tykeke Monte Hines, 18, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 9, 2017

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