Policeman not charged for shooting Keith Scott in NC protest

Protesters march through uptown Charlotte, North Carolina November 30, 2016, following the decision of the district attorney not to press criminal charges against police in the shooting of Keith Scott. REUTERS/Jason Miczek

By: Greg Lacour December 2,2016 Reuters   A police officer “acted lawfully” when he shot and killed an armed black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September and will not face criminal charges for his use of force, a district attorney said on Wednesday. Officer Brentley Vinson reasonably believed he and several other officers faced […]

GOP Official in N.C. Resigns After Racially Charged “Daily Show” Interview


By Cathy Rainone / NBC 4 News Oct 26, 2013 A Republican official in North Carolina has resigned his post just a day after “The Daily Show” aired an interview with him making racially charged remarks. Buncombe County, N.C. GOP precinct chairman Don Yelton referred to “lazy blacks that wants the government to give them […]

Geographic voting patterns reveal President Obama wins a very close election in 2012


By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer October 17, 2012 | 6:45 p.m. Streetgangs.com is apolitical when it comes to presidential elections, but we are fascinated by the geography of elections and the spatial voting patterns that emerge. For example the Deep South will go for the Republican candidate while urban states such as California […]

NC ABC revokes, denies Club 609 permits after murder; cites ties to slain gang leader

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Marissa Jasek (WWAY) | May 13, 2011 WILMINGTON, NC — The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has revoked temporary alcohol permits for Club 609, the site of a fatal shooting and a stabbing early Sunday morning. According to an official notice of rejection from the ABC Commission, members of the Bloods and the Crips […]

Petey Pablo’s last day to surrender himself to authorities


By Chris Masi STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER October 6th, 2010 Rapper Petey Pablo has waited until his last day to turn himself in to authorities for possession of a firearm by a felon. Authorities are expecting and hoping the North Carolina rapper will turn himself in today (October 13th). If not, the consequence for his absence […]

Petey Pablo arrested en route to MTV VMAs


By Chris Masi STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER September 13th, 2010 Rapper Petey Pablo has been called to court on various gun charges in his home state. The North Carolina rapper was en route to the MTV Music Video Awards, but he didn’t even get a chance to catch his plane flight. He was his arrested at […]

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Death for Double Murder


Associated Press July 27, 2010 CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — A member of a notorious international gang was sentenced to death Tuesday for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant in 2007, providing prosecutors their biggest victory yet in a crackdown on the MS-13 enterprise. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. imposed the death […]

MS-13 gang member sentenced to death in N.C.


By Jerry Markon (Washington Post) April 29, 2010 A federal jury in North Carolina has handed down the first death sentence against a member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang, another milestone in the national and Washington area crackdown targeting the gang known as MS-13, Justice Department officials said Thursday. Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana […]

Sheriff: Bullies Targeted New Members of Soccer, Baseball Teams


Chicago Tribune April 21, 2010 BISCOE, N.C. – At least 10 eighth-graders at East Middle School have been suspended for involvement in alleged sexual bullying and/or hazing over the past week, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Jordan. The suspended students are suspected of bullying sixth and seventh-graders on the soccer and baseball teams, primarily […]

ICE arrests illegal alien gang members in Asheville, NC


by Dave Gibson (examiner.com) April 7, 2010 Over a four-day period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office carried out targeted raids throughout the Asheville area, which resulted in the arrest of 26 violent gang members, several of whom are illegal aliens. In addition to […]

Knightdale student charged in spat over gang symbols


DENISE SHERMAN (newsobserver.com) 03/10/10 KNIGHTDALE NORTH CAROLINA — A Knightdale High School student was charged Tuesday with assaulting a police officer after he refused to take off gang-related paraphernalia. Knightdale School Resource Officer Mark Batey said the 17-year-old student, whose name was not released, was charged as a juvenile. Batey said the student refused to […]

N.C. Supreme Court forces review of anti-gang rules


BY MATTHEW E. MILLIKEN (THE HERALD SUN) FEBRUARY 1, 2010 A state Supreme Court decision filed Friday ordered a lower court to hear arguments about whether Durham schools’ anti-gang policy is constitutional. Several Durham students and their parents filed a lawsuit challenging the Durham public school system’s anti-gang policy in 2006. The suit’s central claim, […]