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'I shot about 17 of my own people.' Former gang leader shares his story of street violence to warn others away from crime (Winston-Salem, NC): In order to listen to “Vegas Don” speak about life on the streets, the cocaine he’s sold and the 17 people he says he’s shot, you first have to empty your pockets and subject yourself to the metal detectors wielded by sheriff’s deputies guarding the entrance to Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: November 8, 2019

Police: Gang member caught with weapon in rap video (Shelby, NC): Shelby Police say they were able to use a YouTube video to charge a known United Blood Nation Nine Trey Gangstas gang member and felon with having multiple weapons.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: November 6, 2019

City-county task force created to break dangerous cycle of gang violence (Winston-Salem, NC): The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with nearby police departments to reduce gang violence across the county. Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough said they currently have more than 330 validated gang members within the area under the department’s jurisdiction and more than 1,650 in the entire county.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: November 5, 2019

How You Can Help Fight Gang Activity In Your Neighborhood (Greensboro, NC): Police have arrested a 15-year-old in connection to the death of another teen in High Point. Back in early October, police say a car pulled up on the corner of Triangle Lake and Hickory Chapel roads and fired about 30 shots killing 17-year-old.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: November 1, 2019

Local leaders, Winston-Salem police teaming up to prevent gang violence one family at a time (Winston-Salem, NC): The Winston-Salem Police Department reports that currently, there are nearly 600 validated gang members in Winston-Salem. In the last year, police report almost 400 gang-related incidents. However, from 2017-2018, reports show a decrease in gang crime and gang membership.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: October 31, 2019

Durham chief, youth groups work to curtail, prevent gang-related violence after recent shootings (Durham, NC): Durham Police Chief CJ Davis discussed the department's response Thursday in the days after the recent gang-linked shooting spree, saying this is a "priority."
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: October 31, 2019

Durham police chief: Gangs responsible for some of 6 shootings in past 48 hours (Durham, NC): Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis confirmed Wednesday that some of the six shootings that have taken place in the last 48 hours are gang-related. “Based on our preliminary investigative efforts, we believe some of the recent shootings are gang-related, a result of continued retaliation between groups. There is no evidence that suggest the disputes are turf related,” Davis said Wednesday in a statement.
Source: WNCN News    Date: October 30, 2019

‘Impressive’ amount of ammunition seized from Sureños 13 gang member (Wilmington, NC): A validated Sureños 13 gang member was arrested in Wilmington Saturday afternoon after a routine traffic stop.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 30, 2019

Two separate deadly Castle Street shootings end very differently for suspects (Wilmington, NC): Two separate deadly shootings on Castle Street ended very differently for two suspects Monday. 20-year-old Tyrek Anderson entered a plea deal, pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Anderson shot and killed 16-year-old Shane Simpson in 2015 in Castle Street.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: October 28, 2019

Shelby gang members found guilty (Cleveland County, NC): Four Cleveland County gang members were found guilty in federal court for their part in the slayings of three men and other crimes. A federal jury handed down the guilty verdict Thursday after a nearly three-week trial in Charlotte.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: October 25, 2019

Raleigh Gang Leaders Convicted Of Rico Charges And Gang Related Murders (Raleigh, NC) : The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announces that DEMETRICE R. DEVINE, a/k/a “Respect,” 37, of Garner, NC, and BRANDON JOWAN MANGUM, a/k/a “B-Easy,” 31, of Knightdale, NC, were found guilty by a jury sitting in Raleigh today, for Conspiracy to Participate in a Pattern of Racketeering (RICO conspiracy), 2-counts of Murder in Aid of Racketeering, 2-counts of Murder with a Firearm During and in Relation to a crime of Violence, Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances, and Conspiracy to Commit Witness Tampering.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 24, 2019

North Carolina Bloods Gang Members Found Guilty of Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murders (Charlotte, NC): A federal jury convicted four North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or Bloods) street gang of charges including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy involving multiple murders. In May of 2017, 83 UBN gang members were indicted in the Western District of North Carolina for crimes including RICO conspiracy. This trial resulted in the convictions of the last four defendants in the active case.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 24, 2019

‘That ain’t him.’ Raleigh Bloods trial concludes with gang members’ defense. (Raleigh, NC): In his closing argument Wednesday, defense attorney Christian Dysart asked jurors to remember what Rodney Burrell said when shown a picture of Brandon “B-Easy” Mangum, the man on trial for killing his son.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: October 23, 2019

As Bloods gang trial continues in Raleigh, some former members working to repair the damage (Raleigh, NC): To hear federal prosecutors tell it, the Bloods gang members on trial at the federal courthouse terrorized southeast Raleigh for years with unspeakable violence, drug money that was hard to pass and little way out.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: October 18, 2019

Ex-Raleigh gang member: ‘It’s like the plague ... We’re just killing each other off.’ (Raleigh, NC) : Timothy Collins first joined the Bloods at age 19 — a Raleigh teen sent to youth prison for robbery. The prison had a gang affiliation, he said, so any inmate who stayed neutral branded himself an outcast.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: October 17, 2019

Gang-run brewery announces plans for Wilmington facility (Wilmington, NC): They say it’s more than just a brewery. Plans submitted to the City of Wilmington reveal a daycare, a gym, a studio, and much more could be coming at the future site of TRU Colors Brewery.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: October 17, 2019

Federal trial starts for Bloods gang members accused of terrorizing Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): For more than a decade, the Black Mob Gangstas operated around Haywood Street in Southeast Raleigh, controlling cocaine and marijuana traffic, enforcing their street rules with extortion and murder, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: October 15, 2019

Wilmington gang members sentenced in federal court (Wilmington, NC): A convicted gang member from Wilmington received an 11-year sentence in federal court Wednesday for selling heroin. Jaquaries Washington, 20, was sentenced to 132 months in federal prison with another 3 years of supervised release. His conviction stems from a 2018 investigation by New Hanover County Sheriff’s vice unit detectives who ordered a quantity of heroin undercover from Washington to be delivered to a hotel in Wilmington.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 9, 2019

OCSO: 9 signs your child may be involved in a gang (Jacksonville, NC): Following a Jacksonville gang-related shooting last month, law enforcement is offering tips on how to prevent your child from getting involved in gang-related activity. While gang activity may be cause for alarm, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Col. Chris Thomas said that it’s not an every day or weekly occurrence.
Source: The Daily News    Date: October 7, 2019

OCSO confirms gang-related shooting, investigation slows (Jacksonville, NC): The investigation into a drive-by shooting that left two people injured last month continues, and law enforcement is facing a lack of cooperation due to the gang-related nature of the shooting. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Offices continues to search for answers in a drive-by shooting last month that left two people injured.
Source: The Daily News    Date: October 4, 2019

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