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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Acting ‘godfather’ of East Coast Bloods among those pleading guilty to Charlotte-based charges (Charlotte, NC): Almost three dozen accused United Blood Nation gang members – including a “godfather” who helped run East Coast operations from a New York prison cell – have pleaded guilty to charges outlined in a sweeping federal indictment issued in Charlotte last year.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 12, 2018

Wilmington Bloods Gang members sentenced in federal court (Wilmington, NC): Several Wilmington gang members who gathered guns to prepare for a confrontation with a rival gang in Goldsboro are going to prison.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: March 9, 2018

Wilmington Bloods member sentenced in plot to hit rival gang (Raleigh, NC): A Wilmington man was the last of 11 members of a local Bloods street gang subset to be sentenced to federal prison in a plot to carry out a hit on a rival gang in Goldsboro, according to a news release.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 9, 2018

Fayetteville's 'Priority No. 1' gang leader gets 35 years in prison (Fayetteville, NC): A gang leader authorities dubbed "Priority No. 1" has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for orchestrating shootings, home invasions, carjackings and other crimes in the Fayetteville area, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: March 7, 2018

Let the jury decide, says judge who released accused murderer from jail (Durham, NC): A prosecutor says Elijah Everett bought toboggans and gloves preparing to retaliate after his friend was shot to death.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 5, 2018

Six charged in gang shootout in Princeville (Princeville, NC): Local and state authorities arrested six suspects last week in connection to a broad daylight gangland-style shootout between Bloods and Crips in Princeville that caught in the crossfire a loaded school bus and a bystander who sustained injuries.
Source: Rocky Mountain Telegraph    Date: March 3, 2018

N.C. Supreme Court to hear Racial Justice Act death row cases (Fayetteville, NC): The North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether three death row inmates from Fayetteville-area homicides will get another chance to commute their sentences to life without parole, the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty said Friday.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: March 2, 2018

Sheriff: 8 gang members arrested in Edgecombe drug bust (Rocky Mount, NC): A multi-agency operation has yielded the arrests of eight documented gang members in a drug bust in North Carolina
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 22, 2018

8 ‘Sex Money Murder’ Blood gang members arrested in Rocky Mount drug bust (Rocky Mount, NC): Eight documented gang members were arrested in a Rocky Mount drug bust that led to the seizure of more than 500 bags of heroin, nearly $14,000 in cash, and guns, the Edgecombe County sheriff announced Wednesday.
Source: WNCN News    Date: February 21, 2018

Giving gang members a future off the streets (Wilmington, NC): Before Lamar Wheeler spent one day at his new construction job, he spent three weeks working out at the gym, doing yoga and taking classes on financial management and team building. Each event was part of TRU Colors Brewing’s new apprentice program preparing gang members for life after the streets.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 21, 2018

7 Arrested in Undercover Drug Operation Led by Southern Pines Police (Souther Pines, NC): Authorities say a year-long drug investigation has led to arrest of a “prominent member of an organized street gang” and six other people accused of contributing to the distribution of cocaine and heroin in Southern Pines.
Source: The Pilot    Date: February 21, 2018

2nd Wilmington gang member jailed under association law (Wilmington, NC): A judge in Wilmington last week sentenced an alleged gang member to one month in jail for violating an injunction against two dozen members of a Port City street gang.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 20, 2018

44 arrested in “coordinated takedown” aimed at violent crimes, guns and drugs (Charlotte, NC): In what authorities are calling a “coordinated takedown” aimed at violent and repeat criminals, federal and local law enforcement agencies arrested 44 people in the Charlotte area over a two-day period that began early Monday.
Source: Qcitymetro    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang alternative program empowers with life skills and leadership (Charlotte, NC): The largest gang prevention program in Mecklenburg County, Gang Alternative Principals (GAP), will begin its spring session on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang alternative program empowers with life skills and leadership (Mecklenburg County, NC): The largest gang prevention program in Mecklenburg County, Gang Alternative Principals (GAP), will begin its spring session on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 14, 2018

New Hanover school maps work around gang rivalries (New Hanover County, NC): As New Hanover County Schools officials redraw high school maps, they’re working to ensure students from rival gangs don’t end up in neighboring desks. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office estimates there are fewer than 50 validated gang members sitting in local high school classrooms.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 10, 2018

Gang violence touches the Valley (Roanoke Rapids, NC): Members of two rival gangs came together in December to have a party at the AMVETS building on East 8th Street in Roanoke Rapids. The party ended with gunshots and one male victim on the ground, gravely wounded. When police arrived, everyone scattered.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: February 4, 2018

Gang suspected in Charlotte-area restaurant thefts (Charlotte, NC): Members of a Charlotte gang are suspected of breaking into numerous Charlotte-area restaurants and stealing cash from the registers.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 31, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Four People Following Gang Related Fentanyl Drug Investigation (New Hanover County, NC): According to Lieutenant J.J. Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department, during the month of January 2018, Detectives with the New Hanover County Gang Task Force began a narcotics investigation involving members, associates and affiliates of the 720 Gang set.
Source: Island Gazette    Date: January 30, 2018

Trump called out MS-13 violence in speech. This NC teen is in hiding from the gang. (Charlotte, NC): When Maria Velasquez’ son was 10, he was forced to act as a messenger for the violent gang MS-13 in Honduras, according to documents filed in federal court this week in Charlotte.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 30, 2018

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