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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Knightdale student charged in spat over gang symbols (Knightdale, NC): A Knightdale High School student was charged Tuesday with assaulting a police officer after he refused to take off gang-related paraphernalia.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 10, 2010

Gang activity affects education in Asheville schools (Asheville, NC): About 15 years ago, Lisa Sessions had a conversation with a bored group of students plotting what to do over the weekend. "They were going to drive down to Charlotte to fight," Sessions said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: March 5, 2010

Fayetteville man charged in gang-related shooting (Fayetteville, NC): A Fayetteville man was charged Wednesday with trying to shoot a man because he was trying to get out of a street gang.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: March 4, 2010

Commissioners OK $54,000 gang assessment (Newton, NC): The Catawba County Board of Commissioners gave final approval Monday night to a $54,000 assessment of gang activity. The project covers the 25th Judicial District — Catawba, Caldwell and Burke counties.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: February 18, 2010

New specialist to combat gangs while giving members second chance (Hickory, NC): At one time, criminal street gangs were considered a big-city problem — a destructive force associated with squalid high-rise buildings and urban blight.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: February 7, 2010

Court forced to review anti-gang rules (Durham, NC): A state Supreme Court decision filed Friday ordered a lower court to hear arguments about whether Durham schools' anti-gang policy is constitutional.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: February 1, 2010

Kernersville says it won't tolerate gangs (Kernersville, NC): Noel Allen moved to Kernersville from Miami recently with the peace of mind that she was escaping big-city crime and problems. Then this week, her 12-year-old son was asked to join a gang while riding the bus to Southeast Middle School.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: January 30, 2010

Six members of notorious MS-13 gang found guilty (Charlotte, NC): Six members of the notorious MS-13 gang were convicted Tuesday on a variety of charges involving violence and conspiracy, wrapping up a two-week trial marked by extraordinary security and testimony about gang life and crimes across Charlotte.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 27, 2010

44 accused gang members arrested in Charlotte area (Charlotte, NC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday morning the arrest of hundreds of gang members, associates and other criminals during "Project Big Freeze."
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 27, 2010

Students discuss problem of gangs (Winston-Salem, NC): Many gang members are immature and carry unloaded guns in their neighborhoods to scare people, a student said yesterday at a panel discussion about local gangs.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: January 26, 2010

Gang member in NC turns on friends to help family (Charlotte, NC): The young gang member decided to help police bring down his MS-13 gang in Charlotte after his mother found out what he was up to - and his brothers began to follow in his footsteps.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 16, 2010

FBI: Informants recorded gang acts (Charlotte, NC): Investigators turned MS-13 gang members into informants to help bring down the violent gang in Charlotte, an FBI agent testified in federal court Wednesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 14, 2010

Hickory weighs graffiti solution (Hickory, NC): Graffiti is marring vacant buildings and some of the run-down areas that the city is trying to redevelop, police told the Hickory City Council on Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 10, 2010

Stopping Gangs Early: Forsyth gets $450,000 to strengthen center's intervention, prevention efforts (Winston-Salem, NC): The Forsyth County Youth Detention Center is getting $450,000 in federal money to strengthen its anti-gang programs, U.S. Rep. Mel Watt said yesterday.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: January 6, 2010

Two accused of beating man who wanted out of gang (Raleigh, NC): Police arrested a man and a woman Sunday, after a 20-year-old man reported that they beat and stripped him naked because he wanted out of the "Bloods" street gang, court records show.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: December 22, 2009

Graffiti in Reidsville gang related? (Reidsville, NC) : A home abandoned after foreclosure is now a source of fear in one Reidsville community. Neighbors say the home on the corner of Piedmont Street and Washington Avenue has set empty for at least a year.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: December 12, 2009

Latin King pleads guilty to federal firearm charge (Greensboro, NC): A member of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a federal firearm charge.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 8, 2009

Group helps rid center of vandalism (Statesville, NC): The buildings at the Scotts Recreation Center bear witness to an increasing gang graffiti problem. A variety of gang symbols and profanity-laced graffiti were painted on the center's two brick buildings.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: November 29, 2009

CMS tackles gangs (Charlotte, NC): One way Charlotte - Mecklenburg school district (CMS) is snuffing out gangs is to give students more alternatives.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: October 27, 2009

What you should know about gangs in Gaston (Gaston, NC): Gang members say their loyalty binds them to the Bloods or Crips for life. To Nancy Capistran, it can look a lot like fear.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: October 24, 2009

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