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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Officials: 26 Cleveland County people tied to gangs (Shelby, NC): Twenty-six Cleveland County residents have engaged in gang activity, according to federal indictments filed Thursday. The roundup was a joint operation by the FBI, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: May 18, 2017

Uniforms don't deter gang activity, parents say (Pitt County, NC): Pitt County Schools uniform policy does not stop bullying or behavioral issues, prevent gang activity in schools or eliminate financial barriers, parents said during listening session on the policy at Wellcome Middle School.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: May 15, 2017

Drug sweep snares 20 suspects (Tarboro, NC): A daylong drug sweep Thursday by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of 20 county residents. Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson made the announcement Friday during a press conference at the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests were part of what was dubbed Operation Fresh Start.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: May 6, 2017

Lancaster High basketball player died as gang gunfight exploded around him (Lancaster, NC): Lancaster Police believe the killing of a Lancaster High student Wednesday after a community basketball game is one of two recent teen shootings that are gang related.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 1, 2017

Lake Wylie killers sentenced to life in prison (Charlotte, NC): Two gang members convicted of killing a Lake Wylie couple were sentenced to life in prison.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 25, 2017

Victims' relatives upset with sentence for gang member who killed Durham man, boy (Durham, NC): More than three years have passed since 9-year-old Jaeden Sharpe was shot and killed, but the passage of time didn't ease the pain for his family members when they heard his killer would serve no more than 20 years for Jaeden's death and the fatal shooting of a Durham man.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: April 13, 2017

Gang Free NC symposium held in Washington (Washington, NC): Phase two of a program designed to teach people the signs of gang activity in their community took place in Washington Friday. The symposium is part of an initiative to teach social workers, educators, community leaders and citizens what to look out for when it comes to an increase in gang activity.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: April 7, 2017

JPD addresses the danger of gangs (Jacksonville, NC): After a presentation on gangs that lasted about an hour, a woman stood up with a message that had others in attendance applauding her. “If you’re not in your child’s business, there’s a problem,” said Melanie Williams.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 30, 2017

Pitt county DA wants harsher penalties for gang members who commit violent crimes (Greenville, NC): According to Pitt County’s District Attorney, 75 percent of violent crimes in the county are gang related. That’s why District Attorney Kimberly Robb is the main advocate for a new piece of legislation. “I think if we can eradicate the gang activity we can lessen the violent crime that occurs in the city.”
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: March 28, 2017

Police chief: Gangs cause for most Salisbury gun violence (Salisbury, NC): Crime problems in the city limits are homegrown and gang-related, Police Chief Jerry Stokes told City Council members this week. During a detailed presentation about the Police Department, Stokes talked about gangs in Salisbury, budget requests and a number of other topics.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: March 25, 2017

JPD to address gangs in school (Jacksonville, NC): For the second time in recent months the Jacksonville Police Department will address the issue of gangs in Onslow County schools.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 25, 2017

Partial rewrite of N Carolina criminal gang law clears House (Raleigh, NC): The state House has agreed to a partial rewrite of North Carolina's criminal gang law that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute gang members and those who are directing violence.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 23, 2017

'Violence Driven by Blood and Heroin': High Point Police (High Point, NC): Nine shootings resulting in two deaths since the weekend have forced High Point Police to draft a plan to combat the sharp increase in violence. Officers believe the shootings stem from drug and gang activity.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: March 22, 2017

N Carolina criminal gang activity bill clears House panel (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina's nearly decade-old law designed to punish and deter gang crimes and violence would be rewritten with new crimes and new definitions of gang activity in legislation that cleared a House committee on Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: March 21, 2017

Straight talk enlightens community about gang life (Greenville, NC): More than 75 Greenville residents got first-hand information about gang life in Greenville on Tuesday evening from an unexpected guest — a gang member.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: March 15, 2017

CMPD arrests 28 in 'gang-like' violence roundup (Charlotte, NC): Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced they’ve arrested 28 people and have removed 20 firearms from off city streets after an agency crackdown on two rival groups.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: March 8, 2017

How gang members could be using emojis (Charlotte, NC): If you use emojis in your text messages and social media posts, you might want to be careful how you use them. Channel 9 anchor Stephanie Maxwell learned that some of them have a secret meaning that parents might not know about, even those who are trying to keep an eye on their children and how they're communicating.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: March 1, 2017

Feds: Raleigh street gang imposed fear through violence (Raleigh, NC): When 16-year-old Adarius Fowler was killed in a drive-by shooting on North Tarboro Street a week before Thanksgiving in 2008, residents pleaded with police, city leaders and each other to bring peace to their neighborhood.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 1, 2017

Bill would increase penalties for gang-related crimes (Burlington, NC): The Gang and Violent Crimes Unit at the Burlington Police Department investigates gang members and the violent crimes they usually commit. Sgt. Drew Gerringer, with the unit, says there has been somewhat of an increase in those violent crimes over the past year.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: February 21, 2017

Gang-related incident involved rifle in the park (Bessemer City, NC): Playing in a city park came to a halt when a man was beaten and nearly shot Monday night. Parents scooped up their children and ran for shelter as a violent fight broke out on the basketball courts of Bessemer City Park shortly after 7 p.m.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: February 21, 2017

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