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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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N.C. lawmakers seek ideas on battling gangs (Raleigh, NC): Virginia may become North Carolina's model for preventing gang violence. For nearly a year, the neighboring state has teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs that try to stop teenagers from joining gangs and that rehabilitate gang members when they leave prison.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 6, 2005

Police continue search for club shooting suspect (Durham, NC): Police are still searching today for a 20-year-old Durham man charged with shooting a teenage girl at a downtown nightclub. Officers charged Jovan Lamont Leach with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 5, 2005

Sister cites gang brawl in teen shooting (Durham, NC): A 15-year-old Durham girl said a brawl between gang members led to her 13-year-old sister being shot outside a downtown Durham nightclub last week.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: December 30, 2004

Street worker is on front lines of battle against gangs (Forsyth County, NC): After her son was suspended from a Forsyth County high school earlier this year, a worried mother who didn't speak English was referred to Tony Montanez by a group that helps Hispanics in Winston-Salem.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: December 25, 2004

Lawmakers debating proposals to address growing gang problems (Raleigh, NC): State lawmakers have started debating ways to curb and prevent gang violence, including adding 10 years to prison terms for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 22, 2004

Greensboro police use military program to track gang activity (Greensboro, NC): The same software program used by military special forces to capture Saddam Hussein is now used by Greensboro police to track gang activity. Greensboro officials purchased the Analyst's Notebook program in August with the help of federal grant money.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: December 7, 2004

Police believe Charlotte may be stop on gang pipeline (Charlotte, NC): Wilfredo Martinez lived a quiet life while he was in Charlotte, but he had a past — a past that caught up with him with Los Angeles police officers arrested the 25-year-old in connection with a California homicide.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: November 26, 2004

Gang film focuses on hope (Durham, NC): Skipping class, smoking weed, twisting their fingers into gang signs in the name of survival. Yes, there is another film about gangs in Durham. But "Choices and Change: Keeping Durham's Kids Safe in School," is mostly about how to get kids out of gangs.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: November 17, 2004

Ten gang members arrested before planned shooting (Charlotte, NC): Police intervened after hearing that gang members planned a Halloween weekend shooting and arrested ten gang members on minor charges before any gunfire erupted.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 4, 2004

Durham police get a lesson in gang violence (Durham, NC): Durham police officers are getting a lesson in gang violence from the Department of Defense. A training program out of Florida, the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training, is in the Bull City this week teaching about gangs to more than 200 community leaders.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: November 3, 2004

Police gang unit earns recognition (Durham, NC): The gang unit of the Durham Police Department was honored for outstanding leadership during a recent meeting of the N.C. Gang Investigators Association in Charlotte.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: November 1, 2004

Hillside's rescheduled homecoming takes place without incident (Durham, NC): Hillside High School's homecoming football game, which was postponed because of an apparent gang-related fight outside the school Friday, took place Saturday afternoon without serious incident.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: October 23, 2004

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

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