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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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Police say gangs not involved in knife attack on Shelby mom (Shelby, NC): Police say gangs weren't involved in the throat-slashing attack on a Shelby mother, despite finding what a city councilman and longtime sheriff's deputy says is a gang symbol at the crime scene.
Source: The Star    Date: February 10, 2012

County: Talk up gang prevention (Durham County, NC): Durham County commissioners told the new gang-reduction strategy manager Monday to make sure the public knows what he's doing and how to get involved. "The mere fact that we are addressing the gang problem in this community seems to go unnoticed," said Chairman Michael Page.
Source: The Durham News    Date: February 8, 2012

Reformed gang task force has its work cut out (Burlington, NC): Once products of urban terrains, street gangs are going country. These days cities are too hot for gang members to flourish, said Sgt. Brandon Jones of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, who is also part of the recently re-formed City-County Gang Task Force.
Source: Times-News    Date: February 8, 2012

Gang violence now 'manageable' in Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, NC): Gangs are still a problem in Bladen County, but it looks like the violence is decreasing, according to Elizabethtown Police Chief Robert Kinlaw.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 8, 2012

Gang violence threat adds security to Charlotte school (Charlotte, NC): There was a heavy presence of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers at M.L.K. Middle School Friday afternoon because of rumors that violence might break out.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: February 3, 2012

Deported immigrant in custody again (Smithfield, NC): Immigration authorities are trying to again deport a suspected gang member who moved to Selma after twice crossing the Mexican border illegally.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 2, 2012

MS-13 gang graffiti found at Garinger, MLK Middle (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools crews are cleaning graffiti left on two schools by a gang overnight. Police officials said the graffiti was written by the MS-13 gang and directed at a rival gang.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 2, 2012

Officers explain signs of gangs (Wilkesboro, NC): Law enforcement officials talked about indicators of the presence of gangs and said they're in Wilkes County during a meeting Saturday morning. "We do have gang-related graffiti. We don't see anywhere near the scale of what's in big cities, but to say they (gang members) are not here, we are lying to ourselves," said Capt. Tommy Rhodes of the Wilkesboro Police Department.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot    Date: January 27, 2012

In school and in a gang? Sign a contract (Gaston County, NC): Nineteen students in Gaston County Schools have signed gang contracts this school year. The contracts either acknowledge that their school believes they are gang members or that they have admitted to being involved in a gang.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: January 25, 2012

Hundreds gather for sixth annual regional gang conference at LCC (Kinston, NC): Educators, law enforcement professionals, and others who work with youth across Eastern North Carolina gathered in the auditorium of LCC’s Waller Building on Monday for the sixth annual Eastern Carolina Gang Conference.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: January 24, 2012

NC Central program aims to fight gang violence (Durham, NC): Criminal justice professors are taking aim at drug and gang-related activity in North Carolina. A group from North Carolina Central University said it's an issue that continues to drive violent crime in our communities.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: January 23, 2012

TPD officer helping students make right choices (Thomasville, NC) : Misty Hartwell, a 12-year veteran of the Thomasville Police Department, is helping students make the right choices in her new role at her law enforcement agency.
Source: The Dispatch    Date: January 19, 2012

Judge postpones Latin Kings trial (Greensboro, NC): A federal judge on Monday agreed to postpone the start of the trial for six Latin Kings members charged with racketeering until at least the beginning of March, citing the complexity and enormity of discovery material.
Source: News & Record    Date: January 10, 2012

Task force makes several gang-related arrests (Pitt County, NC): The Pitt County Gang Task Force makes seven arrests. Thursday's operation focused on people who had outstanding felony warrants or connections to areas known for gang activity.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: January 6, 2012

City sees decades-low number of homicides (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte recorded fewer homicides in 2011 than any year in more than two decades as violent crime continued to decline in the city and across the nation.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 1, 2012

Jose Gonsalo Flores tried to kill Jose Lopez in Gibsonville, turns himself in (Gibsonville, NC): A gang member has been charged after stabbing and attempting to kill his brother on Christmas day, after turning himself in at 11am on Thursday.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: December 29, 2011

Chief of Albemarle PD wants to fight back against gang activity (Albemarle, NC): The chief of the Albemarle Police Department said gang activity is growing. He believes the murder of a teenager in November is gang-related. Now, he wants to transform his department to fight back.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: December 23, 2011

Graffiti is sign of gang activity in Mooresville (Mooresville, NC): Mooresville barbershop owner Anthony Gallo is always looking for ways to attract clients, but the signage on his business isn't exactly what he was thinking. One morning in November, Gallo found gang-related graffiti on three sides of his building.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 21, 2011

Police investigate Gastonia graffiti damage (Gastonia, NC): Gastiona police said seven businesses were tagged with graffiti damage over the weekend.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: December 20, 2011

Gang violence investigated at William R. Davie Middle (Roanoke Rapids, NC): A fight between two William R. Davie Middle students resulted in one being taken to the hospital while charges are pending against the other.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: December 17, 2011

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