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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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Gang violence threat increases WHS security (Boone, NC): There was a statement from Watauga Schools on the cause of the increased security at Watauga High today, a police presence that was impressive as students and staff arrived this morning.
Source: GoBlueRidge    Date: April 4, 2012

Police seeing early signs of gang crime here (Elizabeth City, NC): Eddie Rodriguez knows just about all there is to know about street gangs. As a gang officer with the Elizabeth City Police Department since 2007, he has seen his fair share of crimes and violence.
Source: The Outer Banks Voice    Date: April 1, 2012

Vigil peaceful despite gang threats (Charlotte, NC): After a Vance High student’s weekend shooting death, gang-related threats on social media have police on alert at several Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 23, 2012

Gang threats leave five CMS schools on alert (Charlotte, NC): On-line gang threats are the driving force behind beefed up security at five CMS high schools. It's all after 17 year-old John Kempson Jr. was shot and killed at an off-campus party last weekend. Fear of retaliation has everyone on high alert.
Source: WJZY FOX 46 News    Date: March 23, 2012

FBI gives award to Charlotte based anti-gang program (Charlotte, NC): A Charlotte-based anti-gang program received a national award from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In two years, the Gang Alternatives Principles, or GAP, program has helped to educate 200 young men about the dangers of gang life. The nine week course also teaches these youth other like skills like financial management.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: March 22, 2012

Teen charged in alleged gang shooting that wounded woman (Rocky Mount, NC): A Braswell Alternative School student is behind bars for allegedly shooting at a rival gang member, but hitting the rival’s aunt instead.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: March 22, 2012

Guilford schools panel may offer new anti-gang initiative (Greensboro, NC): Gang-related offenses represent a tiny portion of student violations in Guilford County Schools. But a committee of parents, student advocates and district staff want to help schools prevent gang activity from becoming a bigger problem.
Source: News & Record    Date: March 21, 2012

Seven girls faces charges in alleged gang fight at school (Wilmington, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is preparing juvenile petitions against seven girls allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilmington middle school last week. A Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says investigators believe the fight Thursday at Williston Middle School was gang related.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: March 20, 2012

Detectives: Gang violence begins in elementary school (New Hanover County, NC): A cell phone captured video of some girls at Williston Middle School violently fighting each other last week. The cell phone video shows two girls initiate the fight, and then others join in.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 19, 2012

Sheriff's Gang Task Force investigating middle school girl fight (New Hanover County, NC): According to Sgt. Jerry Brewer, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Gang Task Force Unit is investigating an incident that happened Thursday at Williston Middle School.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 16, 2012

Fighting youth crime a 'complicated' problem (Durham, NC): Durham does not have a major problem with gangs. Durham does have a major problem with violent kids. And authorities have organized to deal with it.
Source: The Durham News    Date: March 13, 2012

John Avery club gets $60,000 for anti-gang efforts (Durham, NC): More Durham children at risk for joining gangs will be served by the John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham, thanks to a $60,000 grant the club got Monday from DPR Construction. The club will begin serving 150 youths, up from 100.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 12, 2012

Asheville murder suspect involved with Charlotte gang member (Asheville, NC): One of the men charged in the shooting death of an Asheville High student housed a Charlotte gang member who was involved in hiding what may have been the murder weapon, according to a search warrant application returned this week.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: March 10, 2012

Gang violence results in N.C. prison lockdowns (Laurinburg, NC): A wave of gang violence led to lockdowns at six North Carolina prisons earlier this year, officials confirmed Thursday, an unusually strong response that illustrates how serious the situation was.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 9, 2012

Town Hall meeting to focus on gang activity (Rocky Mount, NC): Jose Hernandez understands the appeal of gang life to teenagers. He joined a Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood gang when he was 9 years old and left the gang when he was 17 to join the U.S. Army.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: March 9, 2012

North Carolina school district allegedly forced Latinos into saying they belong to gangs (Gastonia, NC): The U.S. Education Department is investigating a school district in North Carolina for allegedly forcing Hispanic students to sign contracts admitting that they belong to gangs.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: February 28, 2012

Battling the gang problem behind bars (Pitt County, NC) : While lawmen battle gang activity in communities across the east, they're also doing it behind bars when gang members get locked up. The Pitt County Detention Center currently has about 500 inmates. Officials say about 20 of them are known gang members, and that can present additional problems.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: February 23, 2012

Why youths choose gangs over church (Durham, NC): Nine youths who know what the street life is like shared their take on why at-risk youths choose gangs versus church during "Gangs and Faith: A Dialogue on Driver Street" held Tuesday at the Holton Center on Driver Street.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: February 21, 2012

Supporters say anti-gang bill would reduce violence (Wilmington, NC): Last year, as Wilmington confronted a bloody tide of gang violence that resulted in a killing at the Rhino Club, law enforcement officials turned to a civil courtroom in a successful bid to shutter the nightspot they considered a hub of criminal activity.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 20, 2012

Durham County: Talk up gang prevention (Durham County, NC): Durham County commissioners told the new gang-reduction strategy manager this week to make sure the public knows what he's doing and how to get involved.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 10, 2012

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