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Murder Case Highlights Gang Problems in North Carolina (Charlotte, NC): It was in 2009 when The History Channel aired a one-hour documentary on The Hidden Valley Kings; a gang, based out of Charlotte, that once had 500 members. Since then, not much has changed. "We've got some gangs that are still out of control not only in the streets of North Carolina, and we've got cartels in North Carolina, but we've also have a major gang issues in our prison system," said Gov. Pat McCrory.
Source: TWC News    Date: April 24, 2015

Mecklenburg County Sheriff: Gangs are growing (Charlotte, NC): Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael and his deputies keep watch on suspected gang members daily when they are locked up in jail. Carmichael says there are about 1,400 inmates in jail right now. Of that number there are about 200 gang members.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: April 23, 2015

Local gang members face federal charges in couple's murder (Charlotte, NC): Six alleged United Blood Nation gang members are charged with the murders of a Lake Wylie couple. Prosecutors say gang member James Cureton gave the order while he was behind bars because he could be identified as the man who robbed a local mattress store and was wounded in a shootout with the owner Doug London.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 22, 2015

Fix for violence is in the community, gang committee told (Durham, NC): Coming out of prison, former inmates need jobs, school, society’s acceptance – and something else. “I needed healing I didn’t even know I needed,” Umar Muhammad said. “Healing after what I just went through.”
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 10, 2015

Alleged NC gang member with ties to Horry County arrested (Colubus COuntym NC): An alleged North Carolina gang member with ties to Horry County has been arrested following an investigation.
Source: WMBF News    Date: March 31, 2015

Seven charged in Princeville gang shootings (Princeville, NC): Edgecombe County deputies arrested seven people and are searching for two others in connection with a series of recent gang-related shootings.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: March 27, 2015

Conference Aims to Reduce Teen Violence (Charlotte, NC): The 10th annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference, hosted by the Carolinas Medical Center Violence Prevention Committee, was held Friday in hopes of reducing dating violence, bullying, gang activity and gun violence among teens.
Source: Time Warner Cable News    Date: March 27, 2015

Gang activity a wide-ranging destructive force (Kinston, NC): “Get ‘em while they’re young.” That saying and others like it are often attributed to the behavior of the tobacco industry. But another entrenched group in Eastern North Carolina has its sights set on children as young as those in elementary schools.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: March 19, 2015

School board unlikely to expand G.R.E.A.T program (Durham, NC): School board members were generally in agreement Monday that the Gang Resistance Education and Training program has a benefit to Durham Public Schools and the larger community. But given the financial hardship the school district now faces, it is unlikely the board will expand the program as was recommended by a team of researchers who studied the effectiveness of the G.R.E.A.T. program.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 16, 2015

School board to discuss G.R.E.A.T. program (Durham, NC): A team of researchers hired by the school board to determine what impact G.R.E.A.T. has on children attending Durham’s public schools and to what extent the program has been a good value to the county and school district, has recommended expanding the program from just the fourth and sixth grades to additional elementary and middle school grades.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 15, 2015

Kinston community tackles correlation between bullying and gang violence (Kinston, NC): The city of Kinston hosts a community forum Wednesday night to discuss ways to prevent bullying and gang violence. The forum included a panel of experts involved in local law enforcement, schools, and the justice department. The panelist along with members of the community shared dialogue on ways to correct the bullying, gang, and crime correlation.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: March 4, 2015

Police: Gang that prompted extra security for judges, city attorney has strong prison ties (Charlotte, NC): The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and a former FBI special agent in charge in North Carolina say that the gang that allegedly prompted extra security for two Charlotte judges and the city attorney has strong ties to the members who are in the state’s prisons.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 23, 2015

Researchers urge G.R.E.A.T. expansion (Durham, NC): A group of researchers are recommending that the school district expand its Gang Resistance Education and Training program, which is designed to reduce youth gang involvement and decrease school and community violence.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: February 15, 2015

Gang prevention a long-term process (Durham, NC): Gang authority James C. Howell reads research reports on airplanes, and when passengers sitting beside him notice, they usually want to talk about what causes the gang problem. “What they say is, ‘It’s the family; it’s those bad families,’ ” Howell said. “Well, yes – but there are a lot of other factors.”
Source: The Durham News    Date: February 12, 2015

Search underway for escaped NC inmate considered dangerous (Brunswick County, NC): Authorities in Brunswick County, North Carolina have issued a BOLO for an escaped inmate considered dangerous.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: February 1, 2015

Greensboro Police Attack Gang Activity (Greensboro, NC): Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan recently emailed the city manager’s office and requested that the Greensboro Police Department reinstitute the gang unit. The gang unit was first started when former Greensboro Police Chief Tim Bellamy told the council that Greensboro’s gang problem warranted the creation of a gang unit.
Source: Yes! Weekly    Date: January 21, 2015

Wilmington native, tennis pro talks community reaction to gang violence (Wilmington, NC): With Wilmington police cracking down on gang violence here in the Port City, community leaders like One Love Tennis program's Lenny Simpson are also reaching out to help at-risk kids find alternatives to joining gangs.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: January 15, 2015

Mayor Saffo speaks about Wilmington gang crime (Wilmington, NC): They say it takes a village to raise a child. It's that village, or in this case the Cape Fear community, Wilmington's mayor says needs to step up to stop the gang violence.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: January 13, 2015

Gang violence the root of community shootings (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington police are now saying that a violent weekend of shootings is connected to gang violence. Several different incidents happened over the past weekend, including the shooting of a teenager on Henry Street.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 12, 2015

Local agency holds conference on gang problem (Lumberton, NC): With gangs becoming an increasing problem in communities throughout the state, including in Robeson County, Eastpointe is holding its ninth annual Eastern North Carolina Gang Conference on Monday in Mount Olive. This year’s theme is “Violence, Gangs, Human Trafficking: a Call for Community Action.”
Source: The Robesonian    Date: January 3, 2015

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