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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Growth in criminal gangs worries law enforcement (Wilmington, NC): Gangs have migrated across the United States and organized criminal operations in Southeastern North Carolina, engaging in a wide range of illegal activities, everything from graffiti to burglary and even murder, experts said Tuesday.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 5, 2010

Western Carolina University professors study gang violence prevention (Cullowhee, NC): Two Western Carolina University faculty members are assessing gang activity in Haywood and Buncombe counties as part of grant-funded projects in which they will provide local leaders with gang violence prevention, intervention and suppression strategies.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: September 19, 2010

LA gang member arrested in Granite Falls (Granite Falls, NC): Officers with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Hornet's Nest Task Force arrested a man they said is member of a Los Angeles area gang.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 11, 2010

Gang member arrested for assault, faces multiple charges (Charlotte, NC): Police have arrested and charged a gang member who pistol-whipped a man last Wednesday. A man told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that he was beaten and shot at because of a gang rivalry last week.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 7, 2010

Independence High covered with graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating what one school official called "a major case" of vandalism at Independence High School.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 19, 2010

Western Carolina University professors study gang activity in Asheville, Haywood areas (Asheville, NC): Two professors from Western Carolina University hope findings from an ongoing study will help communities prevent gang violence.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: July 20, 2010

Nearly a dozen MS-13 gang members sentenced to prison (Charlotte, NC): Seven members of the gang known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their participation in a racketeering enterprise, according to Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: June 30, 2010

Police win grant to stop gang activity (Charlotte, NC): Suspected gang members will soon have additional mentors to help them avoid a life of crime. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will hire three case managers to work with juveniles who are currently behind bars at the Cabarrus Youth Detention Center.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 29, 2010

Council to get youth gang report (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte City Council is scheduled to get an update this evening on a six-year-old program designed to curb gang activity among the city’s youth population.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 28, 2010

Gang crimes drop in Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): Criminal gang activity in North Carolina's Capital City was down by more than 40 percent last year, according to a report released on Monday by the Raleigh Police Department's Gang Unit.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: June 15, 2010

Investigation leads to arrest of 10 gang members (Lexington, NC): Officers with the Lexington Police Department and the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office recently completed a nine-month investigation that led to the arrests of 10 members of the Tiny Rascals Gang.
Source: The-Dispatch    Date: June 3, 2010

Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests (Charlotte, NC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents assigned to the Charlotte Gang Unit continue making arrests in North Carolina with its recent weekend effort yielding 12 arrests and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana and brass knuckles.
Source: Borderfire Report    Date: May 29, 2010

Gang member arrested after weapons seized in traffic stop (Greensboro, NC): A member of the Latin Kings was arrested during a traffic stop Saturday morning after police said they found two firearms and more than 90 rounds of ammunition in a vehicle he was riding in.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 29, 2010

Southeast Raleigh street gang program aims to curb crime (Raleigh, NC): After a string of gang-related homicides in southeast Raleigh last year, a group of area citizens came together to talk about ways to redirect teenagers away from gangs.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: April 26, 2010

ICE arrests illegal alien gang members in Asheville, NC (Asheville, NC): Over a four-day period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office carried out targeted raids throughout the Asheville area, which resulted in the arrest of 26 violent gang members, several of whom are illegal aliens.
Source: Examiner    Date: April 7, 2010

Raid targets gang activity (Asheville, NC): Gang members, associates and other law violators were arrested over the weekend following a multi-squad raid of an Asheville nightclub and other locations, authorities said.
Source: Times-News    Date: April 6, 2010

Gang problems can't be arrested away (Shelby, NC): If you’ve passed the intersection of South Post and Marion streets, you’ve seen the billboard. Nicky Cruz – coming to the Cleveland County Fairgrounds May 1. Cruz cut his teeth as a gang leader in Brooklyn, N.Y. Now he’s trying to teach others not to follow in his footsteps.
Source: The Star    Date: April 5, 2010

Protect yourself; read gang signs (Greenville, NC): Gang violence is all over eastern Carolina. It plagues big cities and small towns. The state’s seen gang membership rise by 3,000 in just a year.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: March 26, 2010

Brunswick County kids arm to resist gangs (Leland, NC): Brunswick County Deputy Jason Fennell calls five sixth-graders to the front of the small auditorium at Leland Middle School, handing them each a script and assigning each a part to read in a gang-resistance skit.
Source: The Sun News     Date: March 25, 2010

New method counts N.C. gang involvement at 13,700 (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina is getting a fuller picture of gang activity by relying more on hard data from police and prison officials.
Source: News & Record    Date: March 25, 2010

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