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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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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to seek injunction to suppress gang (Charlotte, NC) : Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for an injunction to place restrictions on suspected members of the Hidden Valley Kings – a new tactic for battling one of the city's oldest gangs. It’s the first time a North Carolina law enforcement agency has taken civil action against a gang, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 13, 2013

Two suspected gang members indicted in Henderson mall shooting (Henderson, NC): Two men suspected in a gang shooting at Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson were indicted Friday by the Clark County Grand Jury on 15 total charges including attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: August 10, 2013

Repairing bikes to keep kids off the streets, out of gangs (Greenville, NC): More than a dozen bicycles, formerly used for Greenville Police patrols, are now part of a teen gang prevention program. Officers delivered the surplus bikes to the Building Hope Community Life Center on 9th Street Friday.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: August 9, 2013

Greenville police launching new teen gang prevention programs (Greenville, NC): Greenville police are launching two new programs to protect your children from gang recruitment. Police Chief Hassan Aden says he considers gangs and the criminal activity that comes with them to be one of the top threats to public safety.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 18, 2013

Police arrest five suspected of gang affiliation in Albemarle (Albemarle, NC): Albemarle police rounded up five suspects associated with a major gang in a crackdown on criminal activity in the city.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 17, 2013

Chief: Shooting was gang-related (Greenville, NC): A teen turned himself in today after warrants were secured for his arrest in connection with a gang-related shooting that left one man dead, the police chief said.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: July 14, 2013

WPD hits the streets in full force in an effort to reduce gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Dozens of officers with the Wilmington Police Department hit the streets in full force Wednesday night to carry out "Operation Tranquility." The task force will focus on ending the violence connected to gang activity, according to Captain Jim Varrone with WPD.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: July 4, 2013

Durham leaders seek end to violence (Durham, NC): City leaders in Durham are trying to tackle the crime surge in the Bull City. Tuesday, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez made a plea to the community to end the violence. At the same time, a gang outreach organizer told ABC11 that enough is enough.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 2, 2013

Sheriff: Gang member, accomplice arrested (Cleveland County, NC): A local man authorities identified as a gang member faces drug and weapons charges after selling cocaine to a sheriff's office informant and leading authorities on a vehicle chase northeast of Shelby this week, according to the sheriff's office.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: July 2, 2013

Gang violence, 270 'shots fired' this year prompt police chief to call for 'cease fire' (Wilmington, NC) : Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous gathered with local clergy and community supporters in the Hillcrest Community on Thursday to call for a “cease fire” in light of recent violent gang activity throughout the city.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: June 28, 2013

Survey seeks citizen information about gangs (Durham, NC): Are gangs present in your neighborhood? That's one question in a survey that aims to determine how Durham citizens feel about gang activity in Durham.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: June 26, 2013

Neighbors say gangs behind increase in shootings (Wilmington, NC): An undermanned Wilmington Police Department is working overtime after another shooting in the Port City. Meanwhile community leaders say they have had enough, and it's time to stop the violence.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: June 24, 2013

WPD calls in extra patrols after gang violence (Wilmington, NC): The number of reported shots fired in the Wilmington area is at a high for 2013. So far in June, Shot Spotter technology with the Wilmington Police Department has picked up more than 65 shootings, making it the busiest month this year.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: June 21, 2013

Teenager participated in Gang of One Program (Charlotte, NC): WBTV has learned new information about how police tried to help 17-year-old Jaquaz Walker stay out of trouble. He was a graduate of the Police Department's Gang of One program. That program helps teenagers stay out of gangs.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: June 21, 2013

Teen shot during undercover drug sting at elementary school dies (Charlotte, NC): Police in northeast Charlotte say they were forced to shoot a teenager in a gang-related undercover drug operation. The teen has since died. The incident forced an elementary school to go on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: June 18, 2013

Alamance County authorities try to control gang problem (Alamance County, NC): Alamance County authorities, along with Alamance-Burlington School Board members, are trying to prevent an increase in gang activity.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: June 12, 2013

Task force: Gang activity more prevalent in schools (Burlington, NC): Members of the Burlington Police Department's gang task force warned Monday that gang activity is spreading through the Alamance-Burlington School System.
Source: Times-News    Date: June 11, 2013

Henderson police, federal agents link gang in arrest (Henderson, NC): Jasmine Sade Hargrove, a 22-year-old from Henderson, appeared in federal court Monday facing drug charges linked to a criminal gang.
Source: The Daily Dispatch    Date: June 10, 2013

Schools label kids gang members, but they're not (Gaston, NC): Mario and Enrique Avila's names aren’t in a gang database. But other teenagers could be on the statewide gang members list used by law enforcement if their school systems use gang contracts and share the names of those students with police.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: June 1, 2013

Council questions spending on schools' gang training (Durham, NC): A couple of City Council members are signaling that they think City Manager Tom Bonfield was on the right track earlier this month when he questioned the funding of an in-schools anti-gang program. The "Gang Resistance Education and Training" program costs the city $934,638 to place five officers in local middle schools and rotate five more among 17 elementary schools.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: May 30, 2013

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