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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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

Cape Fear High was second highest in discipline problems in 2010-11 school year (Fayetteville, NC): Cape Fear High School, where a 15-year-old student was shot Monday, had the second-highest number of major discipline problems among Cumberland County high schools during the past school year, school records show. Cape Fear was tied for the most instances of gang activity with three such incidents. Jack Britt and Pine Forest also had three reports of gang activity.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 30, 2011

Salisbury mayor appointed to gang task force (Salisbury, NC): Mayor Susan Kluttz has been appointed to serve on the newly formed N.C. Governor’s Gang Task Force. The task force will work to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure a well-coordinated, statewide enforcement program, while increasing the flow of gang-related information among various law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions and the judicial system.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: October 28, 2011

Cumberland superintendent Frank Till won't speculate on gangs at Cape Fear High (Fayetteville, NC): The Cumberland County schools superintendent sought to reassure the public Tuesday that Cape Fear High School does not have a major problem with gangs, as some parents speculated following Monday's shooting of a student.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 26, 2011

FBI: Gang violence grows in Charlotte, nation (Charlotte, NC): A new study by the FBI shows gang violence in Charlotte and across the nation is growing. The study estimates that 50 percent of all violent crime is the result of gang-related activity.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 25, 2011

Gang activity drops in Asheville despite national increase (Asheville, NC): While the number of gang members increased nationally, authorities report gang activity is decreasing in Western North Carolina. City police Sgt. Mike Lamb said there are 81 gangs with 735 members in the metro Asheville area, which includes Buncombe and surrounding counties.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: October 25, 2011

Teens accused in gang-related jailhouse brawl (Kinston, NC): Three teenagers already in a Kinston jail could face more charges for what lawmen are calling a gang-related jailhouse brawl.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: October 4, 2011

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