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Beating blamed on girl gang (Omaha, NE): Chasity Wright saw trouble coming when she spotted a group of seven or eight girls outside Burger King at lunchtime Friday. She told her friend Portia Loyd that they should walk the other way when they left the restaurant at 24th and H Streets, said Deidra Loyd, Portia's mother.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 26, 2004

15 of Omaha's 35 homicides tied to gang activity in 2003 (Omaha, NE): Gang-related homicides accounted for nearly half of Omaha's 35 homicides last year, according to year-end crime statistics released by the Police Department. Police said there were 15 gang homicides in 2003, nine more than the previous year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 21, 2004

Five arrested in nasty gang graffiti spree (Omaha, NE): A week after Omaha officials announced an anti-graffiti initiative, five men face charges from allegedly spray-painting gang graffiti on cars and businesses, then assaulting the people who saw them. Those arrested are allegedly from the same street gang as three people arrested for painting graffiti on buildings near the Omaha Police Department. The men were arrested on suspicion of crimes ranging from misdemeanor assault and graffiti, to being minors in possession of alcohol.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 12, 2004

Gunfire injures three in separate shootings (Omaha, NE): In Omaha, three men were wounded in a series of shootings. A 35-year-old man was in critical condition after two men confronted him outside his home and opened fire. In the second shooting, witnesses told police that a 21-year-old man and two friends were standing outside of their vehicle when an unknown vehicle pulled up and fired several shots. One of the men was reported to be in critical condition. In the last incident, a 45-year-old man was injured after a drive-by shooting on Interstate 480.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 21, 2004

Probe leads to drugs and cash (Omaha, NE): A six-week investigation by local and federal law enforcement agencies led to the arrests of seven men, including two members of the Los Angeles-based 18th Street Gang. The men are accused of operating in and around Omaha, selling drugs to gang members in the city, a sergeant from the Omaha Police Department's gang unit said. Five of the men, ranging in age from 21 to 30, have been charged in Douglas County Court with drug possession with intent to deliver. The other two men, ages 25 and 37, were charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Police do not believe any of the men are from Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 5, 2004

Judge says pair should stand trial in shooting (Omaha, NE): Two men, ages 16 and 22, will stand trial for their connection in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man last April. A detective testified that the shooting was part of a feud between the Murder Town Gangsters gang, of which the victim was a member, and another local area gang. Both men were charged with first-degree murder. In addition, the 22-year-old man has been charged with killing a 4-month-old boy during a drive-by shooting last February. He is also awaiting trial on federal drug charges.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 28, 2004

Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, state get federal funds (Omaha, NE): Omaha Public Schools will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and enhance the district's Smaller Learning Community Project. In addition, the U.S. Justice Department granted $225,000 to the city for its North Omaha Weed and Seed project, a program to reduce drug use, gang activity, and street violence. A $761,000 Justice Department grant will also go to the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice aimed at helping combat juvenile crime and gang activity.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: September 29, 2003

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