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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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Gangs ‘tear at the fabric of our communities,’ DA says (Alamance County, NC): Although police departments within Alamance County are busy trying to fight gang activity, the school system and District Attorney’s Office have their own techniques to battle gang presences.
Source: The Times-News     Date: April 30, 2018

Graffiti and bandanas are out, making it harder for police to track area gangs (Burlington, NC): Gang activity in Alamance County has grown in the last decade, but it has become harder to detect since gangs have changed their methods of operation. Instead of tagging buildings and flashing signs, they have gone incognito.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 30, 2018

Alamance police target ‘roots’ of established gangs (Alamance County, NC): With 30 gang sets and about 300 validated gang members within Alamance County, police departments here face a daunting task of attempting to stop gang activity and violence.
Source: The Times-News     Date: April 29, 2018

Gangs in Alamance: Gang life has changed, ex-members say (Alamance County, NC): After being initiated into the Crips, Chad Smith and Alex White began their careers as gang members. They admitted to committing a wide range of crimes, some that got them caught, others that didn’t. Crimes they were caught over and subsequently served time for were shootings, burglary, armed robbery, drug offenses, habitual felony, assaults inflicting bodily injury and reckless endangerment.
Source: The Times-News     Date: April 29, 2018

Gangs in Alamance: Gang life ‘is preordained,’ ex-member says (Alamance County, NC): Alex White, 35, and Chad Smith, 47, are both inactive gang members from 8 Tray Gangsters, a set of the Crips. They were given different identities for protective purposes as they could face retribution from other gang members for their testimony. Even though these are not their real names, these are their real stories.
Source: The Times-News     Date: April 28, 2018

Greenville PD arrests known Crip gang member for heroin (Greenville, NC): Members of the Greenville Police Department arrested a known Crip gang member on heroin charges, officials said.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: April 27, 2018

POLICE: Bloods gang member nabbed on multiple drug charges (Greenville, NC): Police say a validated gang member is off the streets of one Eastern Carolina city after his drug arrest on Wednesday. Raheem Harris, who police say is a known member of the Bloods gang, was found with eight bags of crack cocaine that were packaged for sale, according to a news release.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: April 26, 2018

North Carolina gang member receives ten year sentence (Raleigh, NC): An Ahoskie, North Carolina, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: April 19, 2018

WPD: Validated gang member arrested for shooting, assaulting woman (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police arrested Koredreese Tyson, 25, Wednesday for a shooting that happened over the weekend.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: April 19, 2018

Validated gang member could spend nearly 14 years in prison on drug charges (New Hanover County, NC): A validated Bloods gang member was sentenced Tuesday morning to 9.75 to 13.75 years in prison after pleading guilty to several drug charges.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 17, 2018

How Police in One City Are Using Tech to Fight Gangs (High Point, NC): The High Point, N.C., Police Department is nationally known as a leader in innovative policing, particularly on issues of domestic violence. Over the past decade, High Point's dedicated strategy of "focused deterrence" has led to a three-fold drop in domestic abuser homicides.
Source: Governing    Date: April 11, 2018

Plan to fight gang crime defeated in small Richmond County town (Hamlet, NC): A plan to fight growing concerns about gangs in one small, local town was voted down by city council. Hamlet police say gangs have been tied to more than 500 crimes just in the last three years; from murders to drugs.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: April 11, 2018

North Carolina Gang Member Sentenced For Link To Murders (Charlotte, NC): A federal judge has sentenced a Charlotte-area gang member to 13 years in prison for her part in the murders of a Lake Wylie couple.
Source: WFAE    Date: March 30, 2018

A Call for Gun Violence Prevention (North Carolina): If North Carolina can fight opioid overdoses, advocates ask, why not recognize and treat gun violence as a public health threat too?
Source: North Carolina Health News    Date: March 23, 2018

Suspected MS-13 gang members charged in NC with Virginia murder (Raleigh, NC): Members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force on Monday detained two suspected MS-13 gang members who are wanted in Virginia for murder.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 20, 2018

North Carolina Drug Ring Dismantled (North Carolina): One-time major suppliers of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana in North Carolina’s Triangle region will be spending decades behind bars, thanks to local, state, and federal law enforcement partners determined to stop violent gangs that profit from narcotics trafficking.
Source:    Date: March 19, 2018

Dozens of bloods gang members plead guilty in NC (Charlotte, NC): The U.S. Attorney's Office announced a major takedown this week of the Bloods Gang. 83 members were arrested last May and this week U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray said 35 of them have entered guilty pleas.
Source: Spectrum News     Date: March 13, 2018

Gang members take guilty pleas (Gastonia, NC): Five Cleveland County residents are among 35 gang members who recently pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and other charges. Members of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation include high-ranking leaders within the organization.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: March 12, 2018

New Hanover looks at more SROs, measures to secure schools (New Hanover County, NC) : When Lt. Eric Brown walked the halls of Wilmington’s Hoggard High School Monday, he was one of several law enforcement officers at the school.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 12, 2018

Brothers, rival gang members face drug charges (Burlington, NC): Two Burlington brothers in rival gangs were arrested Friday, March 9, on various drug charges after a search of a Burlington residence.
Source: Times-News    Date: March 12, 2018

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