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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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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

Greene tapped for new fed post (Mecklenburg County, NC): Beth Greene, Mecklenburg County's assistant district attorney who has helped prosecute some of the county's biggest homicide cases over the past decade, is part of a new push by local law enforcement to prosecute violent drug and gang crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 4, 2011

Police outreach helps make it safer in Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): In January 2009, Christopher Dontez Wright was gunned down in front of his grandmother's home on Camden Street in Southeast Raleigh. It was the third homicide on the street in four years. Meanwhile, gang-related crime is down 40 percent in the Southeast District and gang-related robberies are down by 36 percent since Project 110 Percent started working in the area, according to statistics compiled by the Raleigh Police Department.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: October 2, 2011

Gang threats cancel pep rally at Charlotte high school (Charlotte, NC): Harding University High School was on high alert Friday afternoon after a fight and threats of violence canceled homecoming events. "It's been a lot of commotion since school been started, and stuff like that fight and stuff due to gang related," said Matthais Jackson a Harding student.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 30, 2011

Thomasville officials to consider funding for gang prevention program (Thomasville, NC): The Gang Resistance Education and Training Program, a nationally known program that would take a proactive approach in curbing gang activity among students who attend Thomasville City Schools, will be under consideration by the Thomasville City Council on Monday night.
Source: The-Dispatch    Date: September 16, 2011

The Winston-Salem Police Department's Gang Unit recognized statewide (Winston-Salem, NC): The Winston-Salem Police Department's Gang Unit is considered the best around. They were recently named "Gang Unit of the Year" by the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: August 31, 2011

Durham looks to teens to battle gang violence (Durham, NC): City leaders inducted 35 teenagers into the Durham Youth Commission Monday evening, as part of an ongoing effort to battle gang-related and teen-on-teen violence.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: August 15, 2011

Gangs at heart of violence problem in Wilmington's nightlife (Wilmington, NC): It was 2:12 a.m. on a frigid Monday in January when Taaron Jones collapsed onto a sidewalk in downtown Wilmington. Last call had passed, and the late-night crowds streamed out of the clubs and bars straight into a chaotic scene in the middle of Market Street, where dozens of people who had just left the Rhino Club were brawling.
Source: StarNews    Date: August 7, 2011

28 arrested in enforcement effort (Greenville, NC): Greenville police reported Monday they had arrested 28 people as part of an ongoing gang suppression effort. The arrests are the result of increased patrols in west Greenville and other areas between Thursday and Sunday in response to gang-related violence and other criminal activity.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: August 2, 2011

Greenville residents speak up about police gang suppression plan (Greenville, NC): The recent gang violence has Greenville residents like Andre Dixon calling for change. "It's crazy, it's crazy and I believe the police department and the mayor need to do something about it," Dixon said. The spike in violence has led police to start a gang suppression plan targeting areas of West Greenville that have been considered hot spots, but it is working? Andre Dixon doesn't think so.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 27, 2011

Is Greenville PD's gang suppression plan working? (Greenville, NC): Greenville police have made dozens of arrests they're attributing to a new gang suppression program targeting west Greenville and other high risk areas. Even after Saturday night’s string of shootings and armed robberies, Greenville police Sgt. Carlton Williams says the fact that crime is moving outside of the usual hotspots is a sign the suppression plan is working.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 26, 2011

Gang push nets 32 arrests (Greenville, NC): Greenville police reported late Monday they had arrested 32 people as part of its ongoing gang suppression effort. The arrests are the result of increased patrols in west Greenville and other areas July 18-24 in response to gang-related and other violent activity.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: July 25, 2011

Concerned citizens say lack of jobs and parenting responsible for gang violence (Greenville, NC): Working to take the community back was the goal of Thursday night’s town hall. Residents spent a lot of time talking about what they think led to the gang violence in neighborhoods.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 21, 2011

Focus in gang areas increases arrests (Greenville, NC): Arrests in neighborhoods affected by a recent violent crime spree have increased significantly because of a greater police presence in those areas, a department spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: July 20, 2011

33 arrests from Greenville gang suppression plan (Greenville, NC) : The recent Greenville crime wave has police investigating the seven shootings that occurred in nine days, but they have also arrested 33 people as part of their gang suppression response plan.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: July 19, 2011

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