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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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Sheriff, lieutenant attend gang summit in Arizona (Dobson, NC): This week, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson and Lt. Randy Shelton attended the World Gang Control Strategy Summit in Arizona in hopes of getting “ahead of the curb.”
Source: The Mount Airy News    Date: January 27, 2011

Stabbing victim at Rhino Club confirmed 5-Star General in local gang (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police have confirmed Taaron Jones, who was stabbed to death outside the Rhino Club Sunday night, was a confirmed member "Double I" (ii) street gang.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: January 26, 2011

Gang assessment committee concludes work (Warren County, NC): The Warren County Gang Assessment Steering Committee officially concluded its work last week by holding a joint meeting with the local Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.
Source: Warren Record    Date: January 26, 2011

Officer: Black, Latino gang violence to grow (Durham, NC): Last year's murder of Bernardo Medina Ponce, an Hispanic man, was a racially motivated attack, according to Durham County Assistant District Attorney Theresa K. Pressley.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: January 25, 2011

Durham schools settle gang policy suit (Durham, NC): The Durham Public Schools Board of Education settled a nearly 4-year-old lawsuit this week by agreeing to revamp the policy for suspending students wearing or displaying gang-related clothing or symbols.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: January 22, 2011

County works to reduce gangs amidst Knightdale shooting (Knightdale, NC) : The second shooting in Knightdale's history has some people concerned about gang activity. "Gangs are a problem everywhere," Darryl Blevins, Director of the East Wake Gang Prevention Partnership, said. "One gang is too many."
Source: NBC-17 News    Date: January 7, 2011

Councils study report on gangs in local schools (Rocky Mount, NC) : Gangs and their influence are a real problem in Twin Counties schools, according to a final report recently released by the Nash and Edgecombe Juvenile Crime Prevention councils.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: December 27, 2010

Study: Gang problem can be solved by joint effort (Greensboro, NC): Tackling the problem of gangs will require the effort of parents, schools, police and various community organizations working together, according to a recent study by UNCG researchers.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 10, 2010

Asheville-area law enforcement, community groups to use 'focused deterrence' to cut gang crime (Asheville, NC): Those called in are suspects identified as gang members and other young men committing assaults and robberies or peddling drugs.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: December 5, 2010

New Hanover sheriff's department steps up effort to curtail gang activity (Wilmington, NC): Experienced New Hanover County gang detectives are capable of determining at a glance the allegiance of a particular gang member based on the person’s interest in clothing, use of hand gestures, or, yes, even a graphic on a Facebook profile.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 29, 2010

Community and Law Enforcement combat gang activity (Kinston, NC): Gang activity has been on the rise in Lenoir Country for more than 10 years and more than 100 people showed up in Kinston to find a way to deal with it.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: November 9, 2010

Charlotte club has history of violence, gang activity (Charlotte, NC): A complaint filed by attorneys for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says a west Charlotte nightclub has been a magnet for gang activity and violence over the past five years.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 2, 2010

More charges filed in gang-related shootings (Greensboro, NC): Police have made more charges against six men in connection with two shootings involving members of the SUR13 and MS13 gangs.
Source: News & Record    Date: October 28, 2010

Granville GAIN is conducting countywide public gang survey (Oxford, NC): The Granville Gang Assessment and Improvement Network -- Granville GAIN -- is continuing its efforts to conduct a comprehensive, countywide study of gangs and gang activity through a strategic assessment process.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: October 22, 2010

Growth in criminal gangs worries law enforcement (Wilmington, NC): Gangs have migrated across the United States and organized criminal operations in Southeastern North Carolina, engaging in a wide range of illegal activities, everything from graffiti to burglary and even murder, experts said Tuesday.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 5, 2010

Western Carolina University professors study gang violence prevention (Cullowhee, NC): Two Western Carolina University faculty members are assessing gang activity in Haywood and Buncombe counties as part of grant-funded projects in which they will provide local leaders with gang violence prevention, intervention and suppression strategies.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: September 19, 2010

LA gang member arrested in Granite Falls (Granite Falls, NC): Officers with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Hornet's Nest Task Force arrested a man they said is member of a Los Angeles area gang.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 11, 2010

Gang member arrested for assault, faces multiple charges (Charlotte, NC): Police have arrested and charged a gang member who pistol-whipped a man last Wednesday. A man told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that he was beaten and shot at because of a gang rivalry last week.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 7, 2010

Independence High covered with graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating what one school official called "a major case" of vandalism at Independence High School.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 19, 2010

Western Carolina University professors study gang activity in Asheville, Haywood areas (Asheville, NC): Two professors from Western Carolina University hope findings from an ongoing study will help communities prevent gang violence.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: July 20, 2010

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