Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Can A Craft Brewery Solve Gang Violence? (Wilmington, NC): This spring about 60 local gang members – including top leaders of Wilmington’s main gangs – gathered on the couches at tech company Untappd’s downtown office and watched a PowerPoint.
Source: WilmingtonBiz    Date: November 2, 2017

Sheriff, schools start off GREAT (Halifax County, NC): Law enforcement and the schools are teaming up to help kids deal with gang, bullying and anger issues. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said his office and Halifax County Schools, led by Superintendent Eric Cunningham, sent School Resource Officer Diyrone Solomon to Miami for certification in the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program, a step Tripp said is a step forward in helping the children of Halifax County.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: October 31, 2017

Wilmington gang member pleads guilty in officer-involved shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington gang member is headed to prison for his role in an officer-involved shooting last year near the Creekwood community. According to the District Attorney's Office, Deshon Katkai Rucker, 20, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, breaking and entering, and felony larceny.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 27, 2017

Deputies assaulted in car stop involving validated Crips member (Wayne County, NC): A man police say is a validated member of the Crips street gang is facing charges after allegedly assaulting and injuring Wayne County sheriff's deputies who were arresting him for cocaine possession during a traffic stop Tuesday.
Source: Goldsboro News-Argus    Date: October 26, 2017

Police: Graffiti signifies gang activity in Hamlet (Hamlet, NC): Police say there is more than just a rash of shootings over the last 16 months to signal gang activity in the area. They also point to graffiti on buildings, street signs and even streets to show there is a problem.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: October 26, 2017

Police sweep nets 26 guns, 13 arrests (Rocky Mount, NC): A recent effort by Rocky Mount police to curb a spike in gang-related gun violence in the city has resulted in the arrest of more than a dozen people on weapons charges and almost 30 firearms being seized.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: October 24, 2017

Gang members found guilty of Lake Wylie murders, other killing (Charlotte, NC): Three years after Doug and Debbie London were gunned down in their Lake Wylie home, a federal jury closed the loop on the killings Friday, finding three Charlotte gang members guilty of murder and other crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 13, 2017

Greenville implements community policing unit to build trust with residents (Greenville, NC): When you see an officer, your first thought might be that there could be some trouble around. One police department wants to change that and create new perceptions that are more positive. Dorothy Daniels lives in an area of Greenville where crime was a common occurrence.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: October 11, 2017

Halifax County Sheriff: Reason to believe quadruple murder gang-related (Halifax County, NC): Authorities in Halifax County say they believe an August home invasion in which four elderly people were shot and killed was gang-related.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: October 8, 2017

Gang member charged with murder in Elm City man’s killing (Sharpsburg, NC): A dispute between rival gangs led to a fatal shooting that claimed an Elm City man’s life last week, Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard said.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: October 2, 2017

Photo of couple’s bodies shown at gang killing trial (Charlotte, NC): Jurors deciding the fate of three people who prosecutors say were involved in gang retaliation killings of a couple were shown the bodies of the husband and wife in their South Carolina home.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: October 1, 2017

Accused gang members could be called to testify against own gang (Charlotte, NC): Prosecutors could call accused gang members to testify against their own gang for the murders of three people.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 27, 2017

Jurors in federal trial of three alleged members get glimpse into gang's inner workings (Charlotte, NC): Jurors in a federal trial of three alleged gang members are learning about the Bloods gang and its power in the Charlotte area. Prosecutors have said the local members and leaders of the Bloods gang "operated according to a common set of Bloods' rules and participated regularly in gang meetings to discuss among other things, the commission of crimes such as robbery and murder."
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 27, 2017

Video shows aftermath of shooting investigated by Winston-Salem police gang unit (Winston-Salem, NC): Video obtained by FOX8 shows the bloody aftermath of a drive-by shooting now being investigated by the Winston-Salem Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: September 26, 2017

Five alleged members of violent Raleigh street gang face federal indictments (Raleigh, NC): A federal grand jury has returned indictments against four men and one woman accused by federal authorities of being members of a violent street gang that carried out many of its activities, including murder, near the downtown Raleigh district.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: September 22, 2017

Wimington gang leader sentenced to 27 years (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man who was the leader of a Blood-connected Wilmington gang was sentenced Wednesday to more than 27 years in prison, according to release from the U.S. Attorney’s Eastern District of North Carolina Office.
Source: StarNews    Date: September 13, 2017

Drive-by shooting suspects apprehended (Roanoke Rapids, NC): The Enfield Police Department sought two suspects in a drive-by and attempted murder case, and officers have since arrested both.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: September 12, 2017

Group launches mentoring program (Rocky Mount, NC): A local nonprofit organization is looking to help the development of young boys in the Twin Counties. The Bridge Builder Foundation that was formed this summer and designed to empower local youth by equipping them with the necessary tools to be successful in life is starting a mentoring program called “Manhood Monday” for boys ages 13 to 18.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: September 11, 2017

Surry sheriff targets gang activity (Dobson, NC): Gang activity is a growing concern around the country, including in Surry, where law enforcement officials are mobilizing to prevent infiltrations locally. “Occasionally we’ll have encounters with gang members in Surry County, mainly involved with narcotics trafficking, guns and human trafficking,” Sheriff Jimmy Combs said Tuesday.
Source: The Mount Airy News    Date: August 24, 2017

Gang member arrested after colliding with Gaston County police car (Gaston County, NC): A wanted gang member from Lincoln County was jailed on Monday after he smashed into a Gaston County Police car after officers went to arrest him.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 21, 2017

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