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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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New North Carolina law imposes harsher penalties for gang-related crimes (North Carolina): A new North Carolina law designed to crack down on gang activity will take effect Dec. 1. The primary sponsors of House Bill 138 (HB138)—Representatives Allen McNeill, John Faircloth, Pat Hurley and Rena Turner—sought to standardize how gang membership is determined, enhance sentencing for gang-related crimes and impose harsher penalties for crimes that aren’t already class A, B1 or B2 felonies.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: August 17, 2017

Tackling Gangs In Forsyth County (Forsyth County, NC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the trip to Winston-Salem to talk with officers at the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association Conference Thursday. One thing he emphasized was working together; that's what Winston-Salem Police Captain Mike Weaver says has helped them better identify gang members and activity over the years.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: August 17, 2017

Durham County turns to national model to “Cure Violence” (Durham, NC): More than 50 people gathered recently to learn about a new Durham initiative to reduce violence by treating it like a disease. “It frames this issue totally different when you look at it as a public health issue and preventing premature death and disabilities, using the same format that we use for the other infectious diseases that we deal with,” ” said Gayle Harris, Durham County’s public health director.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 7, 2017

12 charged in Wilson drug sweep (Wilson, NC): A dozen suspects face a combined total of nearly 100 charges for crimes including the sale of heroin and cocaine in a two-day Wilson Police Department sweep.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: August 2, 2017

National Night Out turns personal for Burlington mom (Burlington, NC): Odds are, if you live in the Triad, you witnessed or were near a National Night Out event Tuesday night. The annual event is a chance for law enforcement to get out into the community and for those communities to connect with one another.
Source:    Date: August 1, 2017

Suspected gang members arrested in connection to deadly Salisbury shooting (Salisbury, NC): Two men, who police say are gang members, have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in Salisbury over the weekend.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: August 1, 2017

New law to increase penalty for crimes by gang members (Charlotte, NC): North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a law that could help Charlotte and other major cities tackle gang violence.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 31, 2017

New ICE ‘surge’ targets undocumented Charlotte youths suspected of gang ties (Charlotte, NC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is rattling Charlotte’s large population of undocumented immigrants by conducting a nationwide “surge operation” to pick up people living illegally in the country.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 28, 2017

City, schools officials at odds. Reasons for G.R.E.A.T. program’s demise differ (Durham, NC): Durham city and school officials continue to provide differing accounts about why the Gang Resistance Education And Training program is being pulled from some public schools.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: July 27, 2017

Durham loses gang prevention program in city schools (Durham, NC): The City of Durham has discontinued its gang awareness program within Durham city schools. The effort is a program which has been operating for at least 15 years.
Source: WNCN News    Date: July 25, 2017

Lawyer tries to undermine key witness in gang-related murder (Fayetteville, NC): On the second day of evidence in Roderick Wilkerson’s trial for the March 2011 murder of Fashaad Lee of Fayetteville, defense lawyer Kris Poppe on Thursday tried to sow seeds of doubt in the testimony of the prosecution’s key witness.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: July 20, 2017

Murder case involved gang, prostitution rings (Wilkes County, NC): Two Winston-Salem residents pleaded guilty in late June in Wilkes Superior Court to charges arising from the June 24, 2014, killing of a Ronda man. The crime was related to prostitution rings and a gang in Winston-Salem, said Assistant District Attorney Leigh Bricker, who prosecuted the cases for the state.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot    Date: July 18, 2017

Durham Public Schools to now have school resource officers at all middle schools (Durham, NC): Durham Public Schools signed an agreement Monday with the Durham Police Department to add school resource officers to every middle school that didn’t have them.
Source: WNCN News    Date: July 17, 2017

Greenville, Ayden PDs announce 86 arrests, major drug and weapons seizures (Ayden, NC): In an effort that lasted nearly eight months and was a joint effort between the Greenville and Ayden police departments, 86 individuals are behind bars on drug and weapons charges, officials said Thursday.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 13, 2017

Rocky Mount murder rate on the rise, but police say violent crime is down (Rocky Mount, NC): There have already been more homicides in Rocky Mount this year than last year, but police still say violence crime is down.
Source: WNCN News    Date: July 13, 2017

Accused Charlotte gang members had military training (Charlotte, NC): Federal authorities knew them by names like 'Billy Solo' or 'Billy Kilo Montana.’ Their military supervisors knew them as Spc. Latif Johnson and Pvt. Rashad King. A Channel 9 review of military and court records found at least three suspects indicted as members of the United Blood Nation gang in May went through military training. It's something the Federal Bureau of Investigation has deemed a dangerous combination.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 10, 2017

Federal agents arrest Garner man they think is in Nine Trey Bloods gang (Garner, NC) : Federal agents last month arrested a Garner man who they think is a member of the Nine Trey Bloods, a dangerous Triangle street gang that has been under investigation for crimes including shootings, attempted murder and the killing of a ranking member of a Mexican drug cartel.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 7, 2017

United Blood Nations gang initiates large-scale prescription forgery ring (Charlotte, NC): Channel 9 has been reporting for months on major crimes in our area by the United Blood Nation gang out of Charlotte. Federal Agents have told us the gang is highly sophisticated.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 6, 2017

Offensive graffiti concerns Fayetteville business owner (Fayetteville, NC): Racist gang graffiti showed up in a Fayetteville shopping center where many of the tenants and owners are African American.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 6, 2017

Hamlet cancels July Fourth events after threats of gang violence (Richmond County, NC): Signs still advertise the annual Independence Day celebration in downtown Hamlet, but Monday, a day before the festivities, city leaders abruptly canceled them. Fourth of July fun that typically packs the downtown streets of Hamlet every year with families won't happen this year.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 4, 2017

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