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Jury convicts gang members in 2012 Rocky Mount murders (Rocky Mount, NC): Two Rocky Mount men who police say are linked to the Crips street gang were convicted Thursday of gunning down two men more than three years ago.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Salisbury on track for decrease in crime reported (Salisbury, NC): In the week following four consecutive gang-related shootings, city council candidates sharpened their views on crime and policing. However, statistics show Salisbury is on track for a 19 percent decrease in crime reported.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 27, 2015

High school football impacted by gang violence (Salisbury, NC): Salisbury Police say violent gang activity is up, and community events are being effected. After a shooting near the football game last week the school moved the game kickoff time earlier so it would be finished by dark. The school hopes this helps keep students safe.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 26, 2015

Police: 20 arrested from rival 'gang-like' Charlotte groups (Charlotte, NC): A multiple-agency task force has resulted in the arrests of 20 young men, most of them living in north Charlotte, who authorities say belonged to two groups that were engaged in "gang-like" violence against each other.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 24, 2015

Salisbury sees uptick in gang-related crimes (Salisbury, NC): A special law enforcement team is on the streets gathering intelligence on gangs in Salisbury after police reported earlier this week there was an uptick in gang related violent crimes. “There's random shooting all the time,” said William Peoples, who helps lead Salisbury’s NAACP and has lived in Salisbury for decades.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 23, 2015

City awarded grant to add 4 police officers (Lumberton, NC): The Lumberton Police Department plans to use a $455,449 grant to hire four new officers who will focus on cracking down on crime in public housing.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: September 23, 2015

Police seek public’s help to stop violence (Salisbury, NC): Police are asking for the community’s help in stopping a rash of gang violence in Salisbury. On Sunday, the Salisbury Police Department announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a recent uptick in violence and shootings that have been linked to gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 22, 2015

Gang violence on the rise in Salisbury (Salisbury, NC): Gang violence is up in another one of our local cities. Weeks ago it was Charlotte. Now Salisbury authorities alerting the public to this rise in violent crime.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 21, 2015

Sheriff, police chief announce partnership following string of shootings (Salisbury, NC): A string of recent, gang-related shootings will result in staffing changes within two of Rowan County’s law enforcement agencies. The Salisbury Police Department on Sunday announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to combat crime within the city limits as a result of a “recent uptick in violent crime.”
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 21, 2015

Local pastors meet to offer solutions for gang violence (Charlotte, NC): The leaders of some of the largest churches in Charlotte met Thursday, hoping to come up with some concrete solutions to help stop the gang violence that has grown over the past year in Charlotte.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 17, 2015

Extra Police to Patrol "Troubled" Neighborhood after Teenager Brawl (High Point, NC): Extra police will be noticed in certain neighborhoods in High Point, following a large brawl Wednesday afternoon. Police said about 40 teenagers and one adult were involved in the fight, although when police arrived on scene, many fled the area.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: September 16, 2015

Student arrested at Broughton H.S. on gang-threat charge (Raleigh, NC): Police arrested a 17-year-old at Broughton High School in Raleigh on Monday morning, charging that he had threatened to hurt a 15-year-old for withdrawing from a gang.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: September 15, 2015

Former Gang Members, Police Team Up to Stop Violence (Charlotte, NC): There are still no arrests in a rash of shootings over Labor Day weekend. Twelve shootings in all killed five people, including a 7-year-old boy. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police called the shootings "gang-like."
Source: TWC News    Date: September 14, 2015

Violence erupts in Charlotte, CMPD sticks to their guns (Charlotte, NC): With violence erupting in the Queen City the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is sticking to their guns. "Continue to be assertive and aggressive going after the right people," said Police Chief Kerr Putney.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 13, 2015

Former gang members trying to bring positive change to Charlotte communities (Charlotte, NC): Dozens of people gathered in the Tuckaseegee Recreation Center Sunday for the eighth ‘Cops and Barbers’ event hosted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The event designed to bring members of the public and police together lasted over two hours.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 13, 2015

Gang member pleads guilty to selling heroin near child care center (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man pleaded guilty in court Thursday to several heroin charges, including possession with intent to sell heroin within 1,000 feet of a child care center.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: September 11, 2015

Grim statistics behind Charlotte-Mecklenburg homicides (Charlotte, NC): For the last few days, much of Charlotte has been focused on homicides. Labor Day weekend saw five homicides in a two-day period, including the tragic death of a 7-year-old during a birthday party. Police say they believe those killings are gang-related, and several victims were innocent people caught in the crossfire.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 9, 2015

Police chief: Charlotte weekend shootings 'gang-like' (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says Labor Day weekend shootings that left five people dead involved retaliation between at least two gangs.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: September 8, 2015

Putney: Police suspect gangs in weekend shootings in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney on Tuesday said a violent Labor Day weekend in which 12 people were shot and five people killed – including a 7-year-old boy – stemmed from retaliatory shootings between gangs.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 8, 2015

Feds release new documents in MS-13 probe around Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Documents released Thursday in the sweeping criminal investigation of a reputed Latino gang in Charlotte reveal new details of the federal probe.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 27, 2015

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