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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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Apparent gang fight delays game (Durham, NC): Hillside High School's Friday homecoming game was postponed until today after an apparent gang-related fight erupted outside the school as students were dismissed Friday afternoon.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: October 22, 2004

Police: Immigration crackdown has reduced violent gang crime (Charlotte, NC): A yearlong crackdown on immigration violations has led to a drop in gang-related violence in the Charlotte area, according to police. More than 100 members of Charlotte street gangs have been arrested on immigration violations in the last 16 months.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 3, 2004

NC Gangland (Durham, NC): Durham, NC, is home to Duke University and its world-class medical center. Most residents consider it a good place to live. But in some neighborhoods, it's easy to find drugs, guns and young men who carry the harsh souvenirs of gang life.
Source: ABC News    Date: September 19, 2004

Glenn High students told of dangers in gangs, drugs (Kernersville, NC): A month after 16 students were arrested for taking part in a racially charged brawl at Glenn High School, law-enforcement officials told students to make better choices.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 18, 2004

Anti-KKK law used in gang case (Durham, NC): A state law traditionally aimed at Ku Klux Klan cross burnings has been successfully used against a Durham gang member, setting what the prosecutor called a daring precedent. The statute makes it a low-level felony to "place an exhibit for the purpose of intimidation."
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: September 17, 2004

Police report gang activity, shootings up in East Spencer (East Spencer, NC): East Spencer Police officers alarmed town officials Monday night with reports that gang and random-shooting activities seem to be increasing dramatically over recent months. Officers said it also appears that perpetrators are as well armed and protected as police themselves.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 14, 2004

Durham County officer has become an expert in troublesome street cultures (Durham County, NC): Up close, they're just washed-out squiggles and splotches. But with a trained eye, Deputy Keith Dodson steps back to look at the big picture. The faint letters spell "Locos."
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 8, 2004

15-year-old to be tried as an adult (Durham, NC): A 15-year-old boy was allegedly gunned down on a city street earlier this year because he looked at his killer "the wrong way" and the shooting was gang-related, according to evidence presented in juvenile court this week, sources said.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: August 27, 2004

Gangs making smaller cities home (Durham, NC): Durham, North Carolina, is a thriving city - with a growing gang problem. Deputy Keith Dodson of the Durham Sheriff's Office says, "There's Hispanic or Latin gangs, black gangs, white gangs. Gangs know no color but one -green - making money."
Source: CBS News    Date: August 21, 2004

Durham leaders back gang aversion effort (Durham, NC): The Durham City Council voted 7-0 Monday to continue funding a Durham Public Schools gang aversion program and contract out management responsibilities for certain city-issued loans.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: August 3, 2004

Gang signs rising (Roxboro, NC): According to Roxboro police Capt. M.A. (Tony) Kirby, people often refer to members of gangs as wannabes since many reportedly become affiliated with gangs due to low self-esteem. "I always say that a wannabe is a gonnabe," Kirby said Tuesday.
Source: The Courier-Times     Date: July 28, 2004

Gang of One to get a leader (Charlotte, NC): A Gang of One is looking for a leader. For six months the city's first anti-gang program has relied on volunteers, but it now has funding to hire a full-time director. "We need someone with experience to place volunteers where they will do the most good," Sgt. Beth Boggess of the police department's gang unit said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 9, 2004

Durham man hurt in shooting in south Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): A 17-year-old Durham man was injured in a drive-by shooting in southwest Raleigh early Wednesday morning. Police arrested one suspect and are searching for at least one more.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: June 17, 2004

Sheriff may get gang officers (Durham, NC): The Durham County Commissioners sparred Tuesday over whether the Sheriff's Office needs gang specialists, but they ultimately found the money for a compromise plan that could fund two new positions.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: June 16, 2004

Durham County commissioner wants more money to fight gang problems (Durham County, NC): A Durham County Commissioner wants the sheriff to have more money to fight the gang problem. The sheriff says Durham has more than 3000 confirmed gang members. County lawmakers are ready to buy new patrol cruisers and provide raises of nearly 9% for Durham deputies.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: June 14, 2004

Gang members arrested in thefts (Stoney Creek, NC): Guilford County sheriff's deputies arrested 13 alleged gang members this week following a rash of car thefts and vehicle break-ins throughout Forest Oaks and Pleasant Garden. Police believe the suspects belong to the TRG, short for Tiny Rascals Gang. The group targeted unlocked vehicles with keys in the ignition or valuables visible from outside, according to police.
Source: News & Record    Date: June 12, 2004

Gang finding brings harsher sentence (Durham, NC): A jury convicted a reputed gang member Monday of shooting a rival in the chest at point-blank range. The jury found Kenneth Roberson guilty of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury. Superior Court Judge Abraham Jones found that Roberson committed the crime as a member of a street gang and sentenced him to more than 10 years, twice what he would have received without the aggravating circumstance.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: May 25, 2004

Gang activity leaves big cities for rural areas (Dobson, NC): Hispanic gangs are moving out of North Carolina's big cities and targeting more rural areas where law enforcement is less likely to be aware of their activities, law enforcement officials say. Until this month, gang graffiti was the only sign Surry County's law enforcement officials had been aware of, interim Dobson Police Chief Sgt. Shaun Meyers said. That was before law officers diverted about 60 young men and children from a vacant lot behind Dobson's library May 14. Rival Latino gangs planned to meet there to battle over which would claim the library as their turf, Meyers said.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: May 24, 2004

Grant sought to curtail gangs (Charlotte, NC): The Charlotte City Council tonight is expected to approve a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police application for a nearly $36,000 state grant to help fund a gang-prevention program begun in February. It would be the second significant expenditure related to gangs approved by city officials this month. About two weeks ago, the council approved more than $100,000 for new software police will begin using later this year to track and analyze gang activity.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 24, 2004

Gang members held in Durham slayings (Durham, NC): With one swoop Wednesday morning, police say they think they solved two homicides and snatched five of an estimated 300 confirmed gang members off Durham's streets. Investigators raided a home at 719 Holloway St. and found five "validated Crip" gang members connected with two homicides and four other shootings, a Durham police news release said. Police arrested Demario Fortune, 23, of 1012 Franklin St. and Philipe Parker, 18, of 1006 Worth St. in connection with the Jan. 24 shooting death of Carlos Clayton of North Elizabeth Street.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: May 20, 2004

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