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Charges rare despite gang violence in WNC (Asheville, NC): North Carolina is keeping tabs on more than 5,000 known gang members statewide. A News 13 investigation found those with gang affiliations in the mountains may be slipping through the system. News 13's investigation uncovered law enforcers may not be using all of the laws and resources at their disposal.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: April 28, 2016
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Hidden Valley Kings have long history with Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Police say the Hidden Valley Kings are all but gone. Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced that they’d arrested a dozen people connected to a drug-dealing operation in the Hidden Valley neighborhood in northeast Charlotte. Two of the people arrested had been identified as members of the Hidden Valley Kings, a homegrown gang that police have been systematically trying to dismantle for decades.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 21, 2016
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Federal jury delivers guilty verdicts against 4 MS-13 gang members (Charlotte, NC): A federal jury delivered guilty verdicts Tuesday against four members of the street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” who were on trial for participating in a racketeering conspiracy.
Source: WMYT FOX 46 News    Date: April 12, 2016
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What we get wrong about gangs (Wilmington, NC): Perceptions of what gang members and gangs alike are all about can sometimes be wrong. Movies and television shows have tried to portray gang life for years -- sometimes successfully and at other times not so much.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 11, 2016
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Sixth person arrested in Raleigh shooting linked to gang membership (Raleigh, NC): A sixth suspect in a March 16 shooting that detectives said was related to gang membership was arrested Wednesday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 7, 2016
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Burlington police forming new gang, violent crimes unit (Burlington, NC): Nearly a year after the local city-county gang unit was dissolved, the Burlington Police Department is set to launch its own similar task force next week. Burlington’s gang and violent crimes unit, a new branch of the department’s criminal investigation division, will begin with two members April 11.
Source: The Times-News     Date: April 3, 2016
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WPD: Efforts to reduce crime are paying off (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department said their efforts to prevent and reduce crime, after seeing an increase in youth gang violence are paying off. The gang unit, which works to identify violent gang member, identified 115 new gang members and made 55 arrests in 2015.
Source: FOX Wilmington    Date: April 2, 2016
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How gang violence can start on social media (Wilmington, NC): Like businesses and brands, gangs often use social media to promote their image. In a local music video filmed in backyards, a front porch and the roof of a downtown parking garage, the high quality production shows teens flashing guns, gang signs and rhyming about gang culture.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 31, 2016
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Durham man arrested; suspected in rash of shootings in the city (Durham, NC): A suspected Bloods gang member has been arrested in Durham for outstanding warrants while federal law enforcement sources tell CBS North Carolina that he could be the one responsible for a rash of recent drive-by shootings in the city.
Source: WNCN News    Date: March 31, 2016
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Five charged so far in Raleigh shooting that police called gang-related (Raleigh, NC): With five people in custody, police are still investigating a March 16 shooting and attempted shooting in southeastern Raleigh that arrest warrants indicate was gang-related.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 22, 2016
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Anti-gang programs try to keep others from Denkins' path (Raleigh, NC): The life and recent death of Akiel Denkins shined a new spotlight on the issue of gangs in Raleigh. Sources told WRAL News that he was a known gang member.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: March 7, 2016
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Rocky Mount residents on edge after recent gang-related shootings (Rocky Mount, NC): Authorities have made four arrests recently in a string of gang-related shootings in Rocky Mount. On Feb. 18, Rocky Mount resident Harold Bunn said gunfire from a car traveling on Burton Street hit his home.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 25, 2016
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Wilmington, New Hanover said they will redouble efforts against youth violence (Wilmington, NC): City and county agencies Monday said they are redoubling their resources to combat and prevent youth violence. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo stood with New Hanover County Chairwoman Beth Dawson, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and District Attorney Ben David to announce their focus on the violence issue and public safety.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 22, 2016
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Victim of gang-related stabbing pleads guilty to attempted robbery (New Hanover County, NC): A man involved in a 2014 gang-related stabbing incident entered an Alford plea Friday to several charges in connection to an attempted robbery later that year. According to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office, Edvis Miquem Galloway, 26, pleaded to attempted common law robbery, conspiracy to commit common law robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced to one to two years in prison.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 22, 2016
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Charlotte gang linked in court to another killing (Charlotte, NC): The alleged members of a Charlotte gang already have been charged with three killings. Now there could be a fourth. On Monday, federal prosecutors for the first time said the unsolved murder of a man described in court as “Mr. Martin” is now part of their case.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: February 22, 2016
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Fourth suspect arrested in Greensboro, charged in gang-related shooting that killed student (Greensboro, NC): A fourth suspect has been charged with murder in connection with a morning gang-related shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured several others in December 2015.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: February 20, 2016
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Kinston police net 60+ arrests as part of Operation Cool Down (Kinston, NC): One city in the east is seeing positive results from an effort to cut down on crime. Two days after the City of Kinston reported two gang-related shootings on the same day, the police department launched Operation Cool Down.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: February 17, 2016
http://www.witn.com/...

Wilmington police arrest validated gang member after shooting near Creekwood (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington police officers arrested a validated gang member after shots were fired near the Creekwood area Monday night. According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers with the Housing Task Force in the Turnkey area heard gun shots from the 1100 block of Stewart Circle at around 9:49 p.m.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 16, 2016
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Last of three brothers pleads guilty in March 2014 gang-related stabbing (Wilmington, NC) : The last of three brothers charged in a gang-related stabbing that injured a 25-year-old man in March 2014 has pleaded guilty to felony charges in the case and was sentenced to more than three years in prison.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: February 12, 2016
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Durham teen says Honduran gangs will kill him if he's deported (Durham, NC): A Durham teen who was taken into custody by immigration agents two weeks ago said Monday that he fears he will be killed if he is deported.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 8, 2016
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