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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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Son killed in Greenville shooting was left to die because he was black (Greenville, NC): Greenville Police say a gang-related shooting resulted in the death of and Ayden man, but his family claims it was police who might have delayed medical care that could have saved his life.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: July 19, 2012

Former gang member now assists at-risk kids (Charlotte, NC): For nearly 20 years, Brian Mack has been trying to pay back a debt. He's spoken at nearly every middle school in Mecklenburg County. He's talked to rooms full of future lawyers and judges. He's worked with inner city youth basketball players, trying to keep them out of trouble.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 15, 2012

Residents of N. Raleigh subdivision worried about possible gang activity (Raleigh, NC): Residents of one neighborhood on the north side of Raleigh are concerned that a series of spray painting incidents may be more than just vandalism.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: July 14, 2012

Fayetteville interim police chief Katherine Bryant takes aim at gangs (Fayetteville, NC): Fayetteville's interim police chief says she wants to develop two programs aimed at arresting gang members and steering vulnerable youths away from crime.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: July 13, 2012

Graffiti vandals tag dozens of northeast Raleigh homes (Raleigh, NC): Dozens of northeast Raleigh homeowners woke up Friday morning to find their neighborhoods hit by graffiti vandals overnight.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: July 13, 2012

Two MS-13 gang members arrested in Salisbury (Salisbury, NC) : The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested two MS-13 gang members Monday, one of whom is wanted in connection with three San Francisco murders.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 10, 2012

Gang-related murder suspect turns self in to cops (Greenville, NC): A suspect has been identified in Saturday's murder of a man in downtown Greenville. Now police say the shooting was gang-related.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: July 5, 2012

Three suspects jailed in fatal gang-related shooting in Greenville (Greenville, NC): Three men have been arrested in connection with a fatal gang-related shooting Saturday in downtown Greenville, police said.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: July 5, 2012

A new law is giving authorities a proactive tool for fighting gangs (Concord, NC): The North Carolina Street Gang Nuisance Abatement Act allows law enforcement officials to prevent criminal gang activity with civil public nuisance laws.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: June 23, 2012

Police hope new law will help fight gangs (Shelby, NC): Less than two months ago, bullets peppered a Jeep Cherokee in a drive-by shooting on U.S. 74 near Wal-Mart. Devosia Chapman, 22, was struck and killed, and two men were arrested and charged with murder. Prosecutors and police say the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Star    Date: June 22, 2012

Statesville police say call-in program helping deter criminal activity (Statesville, NC): For months, police in Statesville have tried to play nice with suspected criminals by offering them a shot at redemption.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: June 20, 2012

State measure would target businesses that enable gang activity (Alamance County, NC): A measure passed in the N.C. House and Senate would make it easier for authorities to sue businesses and property owners who allow illegal gang activities to take place on their property.
Source: Times-News    Date: June 19, 2012

Forum focuses on gang awareness, prevention (Salisbury, NC): Concerned citizens and community leaders met Tuesday at Livingstone College to discuss the problem of gang activity. Salisbury may not be a large city, but it already has some gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: June 13, 2012

Police hope to pressure property owners over gang activity (Gastonia, NC) : A bill widely endorsed by state lawmakers would give more leeway to law enforcement agencies to pressure street gangs into obeying the law. The legislation, known as the N.C. Street Gang Nuisance Abatement Act, was still in the process of being reviewed by Gov. Bev Perdue as of Thursday. It passed the House 111-1 on Wednesday and previously passed the Senate 49-0.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: June 9, 2012

Police search for gang suspects (Greenville, NC): Greenville police still are searching for seven people wanted in connection with an investigation by the Greenville Police Department’s Gang Unit into the criminal activities of suspected gang members.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: June 8, 2012

N.C. House sends gang-suppression bill sought by Fayetteville police to Gov. Perdue (Fayetteville, NC): The state House on Wednesday evening sent to the governor a bill that would make it easier for police agencies to use civil lawsuits to pressure street gangs into obeying the law.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: June 7, 2012

Asbury board approves more anti-gang sessions (Asbury, NC): John Muhammad, a minister with the Nation of Islam and a local community activist, won school board approval to continue his longtime anti-gang workshops with high school and middle school students.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: June 6, 2012

New law would close businesses that allow gang activity (Jacksonville, NC): If a new law is passed this year by the General Assembly, property owners who allow gang activity at their place of business may soon find themselves shut down.
Source: The Daily News    Date: June 6, 2012

Monroe police say graffiti in local park, rec center is gang-related (Monroe, NC): Monroe police say recent graffiti incidents at the Dickerson Recreation Center off of N. Johnston Street are the result of gang tagging.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: June 5, 2012

Preventative lawsuits a new tool for combating gang activity (Fayetteville, NC): A few days before Fayetteville's Dogwood Festival, a fight involving dozens of young people erupted near Seventy-First High School. When participants threatened to retaliate at the Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville police took a new tactic aimed at quelling gang violence: Sue the people making the threats before they can cause any more trouble.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: May 27, 2012

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