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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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Authorities say major roundup will impact gang's organization nationally (Charlotte, NC): More than two dozen alleged members of the United Blood Nation gang were arrested earlier this month in Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties. The U.S. Attorney's Office says the roundup will have a significant impact on the organizational structure of the gang, nationally, from leadership down to street level.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: May 24, 2012

Police: Indictment deals blow to Gaston's gangs (Gastonia, NC): Police say they’ve struck a major blow against violent gang members involved in gun thefts and home invasions, who also controlled a large part of the city's illegal drug trade.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: May 23, 2012

Shelby residents stand up to gangs after shootings (Shelby, NC) : Since the first day of April, there have been nine shootings and one murder in Shelby. The outbreak in violence has sparked a vigorous response by the community.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 18, 2012

From a gang to community outreach (Durham, NC): Rashard Johnson is 19 years-old. He never had a father. He was abused as a child. He joined a gang for a family. He went to jail for stealing and was a convicted felon by 18.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: May 18, 2012

Shelby neighbors march to end gang violence (Shelby, NC): Faced with increased gang activity in their community, some 30 neighbors joined hands in prayer outside of the Hoppers Missionary Baptist Church Friday evening.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: May 18, 2012

Authorities say murder suspect has gang ties (New Hanover County, NC): Corey Guerrero, a reputed gang member suspected in a weekend murder, was no stranger to violence. He was stabbed during a brawl outside a downtown nightclub last year.
Source: StarNews    Date: May 16, 2012

Greenville gang member arrested for shooting (Greenville, NC): A gang member in Greenville is behind bars today, accused of shooting a fellow gang member one week ago.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: May 10, 2012

Fayetteville police drop anti-gang lawsuit (Fayetteville, NC): The Fayetteville Police Department on Thursday dropped the lawsuit it filed last week against three Fayetteville street gangs, but it it kept its option open to reinstate the suit in the next 12 months.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: May 4, 2012

Warrant issued in shooting (Greenville, NC): Greenville police have identified a suspect and issued an arrest warrant in a shooting that occurred Thursday on River Bluff Road.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: May 4, 2012

Fellow gang member wanted for Thursday shooting (Greenville, NC): Police say they now have warrants out for a man wanted for Thursday afternoon's gang-related shooting outside of a Greenville apartment.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: May 3, 2012

One injured in Hickory shootout; Two arrested (Hickory, NC): At least 30 shots were fired outside a Hickory gas station after police say rival gang members got into a fight at a nearby nightclub.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: April 29, 2012

Teen Court opens the eyes of first-time offenders (Raleigh, NC): False rumors of gang involvement and whispers of a coming fight swirled around Dalvin Jordan as he stepped off a school bus at Daniels Middle School in Raleigh two years ago. Looks were exchanged, smack was talked and Dalvin, now 14, let his fist fly.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 20, 2012

Police try new strategy to combat crime (Wilmington, NC): While Chris Cromartie Jr. was growing up in the neighborhoods that checker Wilmington's north side, violence usually meant a few of the boys fighting with their fists. Now, Cromartie says, hands have given way to guns as an all too common mediator of conflict.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 7, 2012

Teens accused of recruiting students for gang fight (Boone, NC): Two high school students were charged in suspected gang activity in Boone. Enrique Rivera Alvarez, 17, and Noe Hernandez Lopez, 19, students at Watauga High School, were each charged with one felony count of soliciting gang activity.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 5, 2012

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

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