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Council continues anti-gang ordinance to November meeting

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video It was being viewed as a tool to help Wilmington Police combat gang activity, but the ACLU of North Carolina viewed a gang ban in area parks as a potential excuse for profiling in at risk communities. Full story...
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ACLU concerned about Wilmington plan to ban gangs from parks

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videoThe American Civil Liberties Union says it has "serious concerns" about a proposal Wilmington City Council is considering that would ban gang members from city parks. If adopted, Wilmington would be the first city in the state to enact such a law. Full story...
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City Council questions law to ban gangs from parks

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Some Wilmington City Council members are questioning how successful an ordinance banning known gang members from parks will be. Their first concern: is it constitutional? The second: isn't it just moving gang members to other areas of the city? Full story...
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Neighborhood watch hosts cook out to gain support from other neighbors

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videoYou could smell the food from a few blocks away, and that was the point. One Wilmington community used food and friends as a way to gain support against crime this weekend. Full story...
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Chief says new strategies needed in fight against gangs

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video Ralph Evangelous says Wilmington's gang problem is the worst he's seen since becoming police chief nine years ago. Now that a 90-day cease fire is over, the chief says more than police need to be part of the fight. Full story...
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WPD: Void in gang leadership behind rash of violence

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videoWilmington Police are trying to figure out if multiple shootings this weekend are connected. The first shooting in Forest Hills Saturday left a teenager dead. Now police think most of the shootings are gang related. Full story...
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Day after search, wanted MS-13 gang member still on the loose

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videoA member of the MS-13 gang is still on the loose after yesterday's manhunt near Mayfaire was called off. Now both law enforcement and neighbors are left wondering where he will turn up next. Full story...
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NC judge OKs Charlotte gang crackdown with new law

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A Mecklenburg County judge is the first to use a North Carolina law that forbids members of a street gang from having any contact with each other. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City considers law banning gang members from parks

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video City parks are designed to be fun, safe places that people of all ages can enjoy. But after a four-year-old boy recently found a gun in a Wilmington Park, some city employees started designing a plan to try and prevent a similar situation in the future. Full story...
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Clergy joining fight against gangs after Chadbourn murder

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video For the second time in a month, Chadbourn Police are investigating a murder. Now police and the community are looking at the past to fight for the future. Full story...
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Police, clergy call for 90-day 'cease fire' in gang violence

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video With a wave of violence sweeping through parts of the Port City, community leaders are banding together with a unified message. Full story...
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Neighbors say gangs behind increase in shootings

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video An undermanned Wilmington Police Department is working overtime after another shooting in the Port City. Meanwhile community leaders say they have had enough, and it's time to stop the violence. Full story...
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Wilmington Police hope to help parents with problem children

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If you need help keeping your child out of trouble, you might want to stop by a free seminar at the Wilmington Police Department Saturday. video Full story...
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NC Latin Kings gang head convicted by feds

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The head of a North Carolina Latin gang who twice ran for Greensboro's City Council faces a long prison sentence after his conviction on federal racketeering charges. Full story...
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Investigators say gang member among arrests in fast food heroin bust

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New Hanover County Sheriff's investigators say one of three people arrested for allegedly selling heroin at a Wilmington fast food restaurant is a gang member. Full story...
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