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Organizers of Raleigh gang truce to take their message to Durham’s gang leaders (Raleigh, NC): Former gang members who this month declared a truce to end violence in their Raleigh neighborhoods are taking their message of unity to Durham next week. Former leaders of the Crips, Bloods, Folk, 52hoovers and 74hoovers in Raleigh will participate in a town hall meeting on N.C. Central University’s campus Monday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 29, 2016

Former Raleigh gang ‘First Lady’ tells kids that women in gangs ‘get no respect’ (Raleigh, NC): Nearly 80 summer campers listened intently late Thursday while Channell “Mama G” Braxton spoke to them about the perils faced by girls who join street gangs. Those perils, she said, include rape, sexual exploitation, the possibility of going to prison, romantic infidelity and violence.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 28, 2016

Raleigh gang truce inspired by the views of children (Raleigh, NC): The seeds of this month’s truce among members of five street gangs in Raleigh were sown last summer when gang member James Elvin Alston III, a 23-year-old father of three, was shot to death just before speaking at a gang truce meeting he helped organize at Southeast Raleigh’s Chavis Park.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 22, 2016

Judge increases bond amounts for gang members (Kinston, NC): A new policy for Lenoir, Wayne and Greene Counties is upsetting some community members and local attorneys. The new Bail and Pretrial Release Rules took effect on July 15th and means if you’re a gang member and are arrested; your bond will be up to 5 times higher than normal.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 22, 2016

Police: Ongoing gang dispute led to fatal Greensboro shooting (Greensboro, NC): An ongoing dispute between rival gangs led to the Beck Street shooting that left Jay Jay Allen dead and injured a 34-year-old man.
Source: News & Record    Date: July 21, 2016

A candid conversation about Durham’s gangs (Durham, NC): All gangbangers are violent. If a gang member shoots someone, it was ordered by gang leaders or is part of a gang war. Once you’re in a gang, you can’t get out. Those are some of the common misconceptions about gang culture, say two local experts who work with gang-involved youth in Durham.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 17, 2016

A step toward peace? Raleigh gangs declare truce (Raleigh, NC): As music blared and curious neighbors looked on from their porches, a powerful message of unity played out in southeast Raleigh on Monday night. What neighbors witnessed on Quarry Street may be a first -- red bandannas and blue bandannas held in the air, together. Members of rival gangs, Bloods and Crips, were marching united. The gangs announced they had declared a "truce."
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 12, 2016

Vehicle vandalism may suggest gang activity (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives are investigating some vandalism on vehicles, and detectives say the messages spray-painted on them they could be gang-related.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: July 12, 2016

Former Triad Gang Members Asking Gangs to Unite, Help End the Violence (Greensboro, NC): What happened in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas last week has, without a doubt, had an impact across the country and right here in Greensboro. Since the deaths of the 5 Dallas police officers and the two men killed by officers, there has been numerous 'Black Lives Matter' marches, including several in the Triad. Now some former gang members are hoping to unite current gang members and join the nationwide push to end the violence.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: July 11, 2016

Five Charlotte gang members plead not guilty to couple’s murder (Charlotte, NC): Four of the alleged Charlotte UBN gang members prosecutors say are tied to the murders of Doug and Debbie London pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Friday morning, requesting a trial by jury.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 8, 2016

New indictment adds murder, other charges against alleged Charlotte gang (Charlotte, NC): The alleged Charlotte gang members tied to the murders of Doug and Debbie London have now been linked to other acts of violence, from murder and robbery to retaliatory shootings of rivals.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 1, 2016

Probation violators arrested during state, local operation (Alamance County, NC): Gang members and sex offenders were among those targeted by state and local authorities Wednesday and Thursday during a roundup of offenders violating probation and parole in Alamance County.
Source: The Times-News     Date: June 23, 2016

21 arrested in regional drug suspect sweep (Nashville, NC): Small-town drug dealers aren’t living large with gold chains and fistfuls of cash, Sheriff Keith Stone says. When his deputies lock them up, some can’t even scrape together bond money.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: June 23, 2016

Burlington Police Blame Gang Violence for Rash of Recent Shootings (Burlington, NC): Burlington police continue to investigate a rash of shootings across the city. On Monday, there were two shootings, just four hours apart and less than a mile away from each other. "We are obviously seeing an increase in this type of activity,” said Capt. Brett Taylor with the Burlington Police Department. “I hope this is a rash, because they go away."
Source: Time Warner Cable News    Date: June 21, 2016

Gang leader convicted in kidnapping of Wake prosecutor's father (Raleigh, NC): A federal court jury on Tuesday found a gang leader guilty of masterminding the kidnapping of a Wake County prosecutor's father two years ago as payback for putting him behind bars.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 21, 2016

Dozens arrested in Nash County round-up targeting drugs, guns and gangs (Spring Hope, NC): Undercover police officers expect to arrest dozens of suspects tied to drugs, guns and gangs in a Nash County initiative this week. The drug round-up, called Operation Spring Break, started Monday and is expected to last two days. Some suspects have already been arrested and are facing charges in connection to crimes involving drugs, guns and gang violence.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 20, 2016

20 people, including HS student, arrested in Nash County drug roundup (Nash County, NC): About 20 people, including a Southern Nash High School student, were arrested Monday as part of "Operation Spring Break," - a two-day drug roundup in Nash County.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: June 20, 2016

Gang leader denies role in kidnapping, calling it 'stupid' (Raleigh, NC): A gang leader accused of masterminding from behind bars the abduction of the father of a Wake County prosecutor two years ago said Friday that he never would never have risked his empire on a "stupid" caper.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 17, 2016

Florida gang member sentence in Market Street heroin sales (New Hanover County, NC): A Florida gang member will spend up to two years in jail after being sentence for heroin sales at a Market Street hotel.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: June 14, 2016

NC prison officials knew of threat to Wake prosecutor months before kidnapping (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina prison officials were aware that a reputed gang leader had threatened a Wake County prosecutor for more than a year before her father was kidnapped, a witness testified Wednesday.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 8, 2016

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