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Rocky Mount police chief under fire after teen murder (Rocky Mount, NC): Rocky Mount's police chief is under fire for refusing to join a task force that would target drug trafficking and gang activity along I-95. Chief James Moore tells Eyewitness News he opted out of the regional task force for several reasons. He said his priority since taking office in 2012 has been to engage in constitutional policing.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 9, 2015

Statesville police: 8 charged in gang-related cases (Statesville, NC): More than a half-dozen people with ties to a local gang were charged in a variety of crimes, including two robberies and more than two dozen break-ins and burglaries in the south Statesville area, said Statesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division supervisor Capt. David Onley.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: October 30, 2015

State leader of the "Bloods" gang from Greenville pleads guilty to murder (Greenville, NC): A Greenville man prosecutors say is the statewide leader of a powerful and dangerous gang has pleaded guilty for his role in the murders of a couple at their lake house.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: October 21, 2015

6th 'Blood' associate pleads guilty in murder of Lake Wylie couple (Charlotte, NC): Another reputed associate of the United Blood Nation street gang has pleaded guilty to charges related to the murders last year of Debbie and Douglas London in their Lake Wylie home.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: October 21, 2015

5 alleged gang members plead guilty in connection with Lake Wylie murder case (Charlotte, NC): The case of the reputed gang killings of a Charlotte-area couple took a major turn Tuesday with five accused members of United Blood Nation pleading guilty for their roles in the 2014 killings of Doug and Debbie London.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 20, 2015

Wilmington man pleads guilty to gang member's murder (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a fellow gang member while he and others in the gang were in the process of shooting up a rival's home.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 16, 2015

Former gang members, police discuss how to curb recent violence (Charlotte, NC): Former gang members came to Nations Ford Community Church in an effort to keep teens from making the same mistakes they've made. "Violence was just me. I was possessed with violence," Stan Wilson said. As a teenager, Wilson founded one of Charlotte's most notorious gangs.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: October 8, 2015

Jury convicts gang members in 2012 Rocky Mount murders (Rocky Mount, NC): Two Rocky Mount men who police say are linked to the Crips street gang were convicted Thursday of gunning down two men more than three years ago.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Salisbury on track for decrease in crime reported (Salisbury, NC): In the week following four consecutive gang-related shootings, city council candidates sharpened their views on crime and policing. However, statistics show Salisbury is on track for a 19 percent decrease in crime reported.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 27, 2015

High school football impacted by gang violence (Salisbury, NC): Salisbury Police say violent gang activity is up, and community events are being effected. After a shooting near the football game last week the school moved the game kickoff time earlier so it would be finished by dark. The school hopes this helps keep students safe.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 26, 2015

Police: 20 arrested from rival 'gang-like' Charlotte groups (Charlotte, NC): A multiple-agency task force has resulted in the arrests of 20 young men, most of them living in north Charlotte, who authorities say belonged to two groups that were engaged in "gang-like" violence against each other.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 24, 2015

Salisbury sees uptick in gang-related crimes (Salisbury, NC): A special law enforcement team is on the streets gathering intelligence on gangs in Salisbury after police reported earlier this week there was an uptick in gang related violent crimes. “There's random shooting all the time,” said William Peoples, who helps lead Salisbury’s NAACP and has lived in Salisbury for decades.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 23, 2015

City awarded grant to add 4 police officers (Lumberton, NC): The Lumberton Police Department plans to use a $455,449 grant to hire four new officers who will focus on cracking down on crime in public housing.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: September 23, 2015

Police seek public’s help to stop violence (Salisbury, NC): Police are asking for the community’s help in stopping a rash of gang violence in Salisbury. On Sunday, the Salisbury Police Department announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a recent uptick in violence and shootings that have been linked to gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 22, 2015

Gang violence on the rise in Salisbury (Salisbury, NC): Gang violence is up in another one of our local cities. Weeks ago it was Charlotte. Now Salisbury authorities alerting the public to this rise in violent crime.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 21, 2015

Sheriff, police chief announce partnership following string of shootings (Salisbury, NC): A string of recent, gang-related shootings will result in staffing changes within two of Rowan County’s law enforcement agencies. The Salisbury Police Department on Sunday announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to combat crime within the city limits as a result of a “recent uptick in violent crime.”
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 21, 2015

Local pastors meet to offer solutions for gang violence (Charlotte, NC): The leaders of some of the largest churches in Charlotte met Thursday, hoping to come up with some concrete solutions to help stop the gang violence that has grown over the past year in Charlotte.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 17, 2015

Extra Police to Patrol "Troubled" Neighborhood after Teenager Brawl (High Point, NC): Extra police will be noticed in certain neighborhoods in High Point, following a large brawl Wednesday afternoon. Police said about 40 teenagers and one adult were involved in the fight, although when police arrived on scene, many fled the area.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: September 16, 2015

Student arrested at Broughton H.S. on gang-threat charge (Raleigh, NC): Police arrested a 17-year-old at Broughton High School in Raleigh on Monday morning, charging that he had threatened to hurt a 15-year-old for withdrawing from a gang.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: September 15, 2015

Former Gang Members, Police Team Up to Stop Violence (Charlotte, NC): There are still no arrests in a rash of shootings over Labor Day weekend. Twelve shootings in all killed five people, including a 7-year-old boy. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police called the shootings "gang-like."
Source: TWC News    Date: September 14, 2015

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