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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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13 reputed gang members indicted (Greensboro, NC): A federal grand jury has indicted 13 alleged members of the Latin Kings gang on racketeering charges. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday after 12 of the 13 defendants were arrested or placed under federal detainers while in custody elsewhere.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: December 7, 2011

Greensboro Police say parents need to watch for signs of gang activity (Greensboro, NC): Police says gangs are operating in the Triad, parents need to recognize the signs. Officer Demorrise Anderson is with the Greensboro Police Department's gang unit. He says they even get calls from elementary schools that suspect students are involved in gang activity.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: December 7, 2011

Law enforcement agencies work together to get a handle on gang violence (Greenville, NC): Gunshots and the possibility of gang violence terrorizing one city in the east is the reason the city's chief organized a meeting with all agencies in the county to help fight the violence.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: December 7, 2011

Investigators: Know the signs of gang activity (Greensboro, NC): Police say the state's gang population is steadily growing. Investigators say it will take a community effort to push them out of the state one by one.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: December 7, 2011

Police chief forming task force (Greenville, NC): Greenville’s police chief is forming a violent crime and gang task force and is planning to meet with apartment complex mangers and black community leaders to discuss how to stop a recent spate of violence among young black men.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: December 5, 2011

Gang dispute leads to Asbury bar fight (Asbury Park, NC): A dispute between members of rival gangs at a Main Street bar resulted in the arrest of one man on a weapons charge and another man, who is a federal corrections officer, on a charge of resisting arrest, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: December 5, 2011

Kinston battles gang violence as Greenville heats up (Kinston, NC): Greenville is not the first city with gang problems here in the east. Nine on Your Side has been following Kinston's battle against gang violence for several months now. There are more than 500 known gang members within the city limits of Kinston.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: December 5, 2011

Teen shot and killed at birthday party in Greenville (Greenville, NC): A teen is dead after shots rang out at a birthday party early Sunday at the Pirates Cove apartment complex in Greenville. Police say gang members tried to force their way into the party, resulting in a fight.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: December 4, 2011

Police to perform gang head count. Crip graffiti on Shelby house is latest indicator of possible gang activity (Shelby, NC): Is gang activity up, down or flat? Shelby police confirmed at a Project Safe Neighborhoods meeting Monday that graffiti was spray-painted on a house in western Shelby.
Source: The Star    Date: December 2, 2011

Tracking WNC’s gangs, racial disparities in school discipline, state eugenics task force plans (Raleigh, NC): Some key federal data on criminal gangs recently went missing, but other information collected by local law enforcement is available and suggests that Western North Carolina has some of the lowest rates of gang activity in the state.
Source: Carolina Public Press    Date: December 1, 2011

Administration denies gang activity at West Bladen High School (Bladenboro, NC): In November, there was at least one fight on campus that some people suspected was gang related. Thursday night, the school board said that was not the case, but some parents still disagree.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: December 1, 2011

Asbury man gets head wound in shooting (Asbury Park, NC): A man was shot in the back of the head Saturday night in what appears to be a gang-related incident, the police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: November 29, 2011

State task force takes on gangs (Raleigh, NC): Intervention programs and the need for a standardized program within the state's public school system were the topics of discussion as a task force created by Gov. Bev Perdue to battle criminal gangs met for the first time Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: November 11, 2011

NC gang prevention task force meets for first time (Raleigh, NC): A task force established 13 months ago by Gov. Beverly Perdue to examine North Carolina's gang problems and recommend ways to prevent gang activity is meeting for the first time.
Source: The Sun News    Date: November 10, 2011

Guilty plea in gang-related murder at Pizza Hut (Kenansville, NC): A Duplin County man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to killing a Pizza Hut employee two years ago in a gang-related shooting.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: November 10, 2011

Kinston continues to battle gang violence, makes progress (Kinston, NC): Today deputies took another middle school student into custody - they say he and another student brought a gun to school last week. Investigators say it could be connected to the Latino gang known as "18th Street."
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: November 8, 2011

Police: Beating, abduction part of gang initiation (Huntersville, NC): Huntersville police are searching for four men who allegedly kidnapped, beat, and robbed a man. Police said the violence that happened last month was part of a gang initiation, so Eyewitness News asked if gangs are becoming a bigger problem in Huntersville.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 8, 2011

NC gang task force to meet for first time (Raleigh, NC): The Governor’s Gang Task Force will meet for the first time Thursday at the Governor’s Crime Commission in Raleigh.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: November 8, 2011

Gun on school campus could have gang ties, two students arrested (Kinston, NC): In this Nine on Your Side School Watch Investigation we've got new details about the gun a student brought to Woodington Middle School in Lenoir County last week.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: November 7, 2011

Prisons play key role in growth of gangs (Asheville, NC): Law enforcement officials involved with efforts targeting street gangs in North Carolina say that despite a lack of quantifying data, prevalence of these illegal organizations is likely increasing in rural parts of the state.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot    Date: October 31, 2011

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