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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Accused Charlotte gang members had military training (Charlotte, NC): Federal authorities knew them by names like 'Billy Solo' or 'Billy Kilo Montana.’ Their military supervisors knew them as Spc. Latif Johnson and Pvt. Rashad King. A Channel 9 review of military and court records found at least three suspects indicted as members of the United Blood Nation gang in May went through military training. It's something the Federal Bureau of Investigation has deemed a dangerous combination.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 10, 2017

Federal agents arrest Garner man they think is in Nine Trey Bloods gang (Garner, NC) : Federal agents last month arrested a Garner man who they think is a member of the Nine Trey Bloods, a dangerous Triangle street gang that has been under investigation for crimes including shootings, attempted murder and the killing of a ranking member of a Mexican drug cartel.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 7, 2017

United Blood Nations gang initiates large-scale prescription forgery ring (Charlotte, NC): Channel 9 has been reporting for months on major crimes in our area by the United Blood Nation gang out of Charlotte. Federal Agents have told us the gang is highly sophisticated.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 6, 2017

Offensive graffiti concerns Fayetteville business owner (Fayetteville, NC): Racist gang graffiti showed up in a Fayetteville shopping center where many of the tenants and owners are African American.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 6, 2017

Hamlet cancels July Fourth events after threats of gang violence (Richmond County, NC): Signs still advertise the annual Independence Day celebration in downtown Hamlet, but Monday, a day before the festivities, city leaders abruptly canceled them. Fourth of July fun that typically packs the downtown streets of Hamlet every year with families won't happen this year.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 4, 2017

Rewrite of North Carolina Criminal Gang Laws Heads to Cooper (Raleigh, NC): The General Assembly has agreed to change North Carolina's current criminal gang laws because police and prosecutors say they're difficult to enforce.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: June 28, 2017

This NC prison manager is accused of helping inmates attack other prisoners (Polkton, NC): Two federal lawsuits accuse a former prison manager of helping inmates carry out attacks on other prisoners at Lanesboro Correctional Institution.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 31, 2017

Feds say ‘godfather’ of Bloods ran the Charlotte gang from New York prison cell (Charlotte, NC): A sweeping, federal indictment issued in Charlotte last week identifies Pedro Gutierrez by the nicknames “Magoo,” “Inferno” and “Light.” The 15,000 members of the United Blood Nation had their own name for the 44-year-old New Yorker, federal prosecutors say. They call him “Godfather.”
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 23, 2017

3 SC Men Among 83 Gang Members Indicted On Federal Charges (Charlotte, NC): Three South Carolina men are among eighty-three alleged gang leaders and members indicted on federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: May 20, 2017

Battling Cleveland’s gangs (Cleveland County, NC): The gang population in Cleveland County was hit hard this week, but there is still more work to be done, according to local police.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: May 20, 2017

FBI: 3 more gang members arrested; 7 still sought (Charlotte, NC): Three more people have been taken into custody in connection with a five-state sweep that targeted members of the United Blood Nation gang, and seven more are still being sought.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: May 20, 2017

'Bigger, better things than gang life,' former gang members say (Charlotte, NC): As suspected gang members sit behind bars in the Mecklenburg County Jail, community leaders are in Charlotte neighborhoods trying to connect with young men.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: May 19, 2017

Feds charge 83 gang members with murder, other crimes across Charlotte region (Charlotte, NC): A massive federal crackdown on gang operations in four states led to the arrest Thursday morning of dozens of alleged members of United Blood Nation, an organized crime group with ties across Charlotte and along the East Coast, a new indictment says.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: May 18, 2017

Officials: 26 Cleveland County people tied to gangs (Shelby, NC): Twenty-six Cleveland County residents have engaged in gang activity, according to federal indictments filed Thursday. The roundup was a joint operation by the FBI, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: May 18, 2017

Uniforms don't deter gang activity, parents say (Pitt County, NC): Pitt County Schools uniform policy does not stop bullying or behavioral issues, prevent gang activity in schools or eliminate financial barriers, parents said during listening session on the policy at Wellcome Middle School.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: May 15, 2017

Drug sweep snares 20 suspects (Tarboro, NC): A daylong drug sweep Thursday by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of 20 county residents. Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson made the announcement Friday during a press conference at the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests were part of what was dubbed Operation Fresh Start.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: May 6, 2017

Lancaster High basketball player died as gang gunfight exploded around him (Lancaster, NC): Lancaster Police believe the killing of a Lancaster High student Wednesday after a community basketball game is one of two recent teen shootings that are gang related.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 1, 2017

Lake Wylie killers sentenced to life in prison (Charlotte, NC): Two gang members convicted of killing a Lake Wylie couple were sentenced to life in prison.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 25, 2017

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

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