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Lawmakers pass bill targeting gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Omaha Mayor-elect Jim Suttle plans to use state and local funds made available for anti-gang initiatives through a bill given final approval Thursday by the Legislature.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 22, 2009

Neb. lawmakers pass legislation on gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill that brings stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KMEG 14 News    Date: May 21, 2009

Anti-gang bill gets 2nd-round approval (Lincoln, NE): State lawmakers cast aside concerns about increased prison costs and gave second-round approval Tuesday to a comprehensive anti-gang violence bill that combines tougher penalties with increased prevention efforts.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: May 13, 2009

Neb. lawmakers move to fight gangs, violent crimes (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska lawmakers have given first-round approval to more than a dozen changes to Nebraska's laws, including stiffer penalties for violent and gun-related crimes.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: March 11, 2009

Lawmakers mull tougher gang penalties (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska senators debated three proposals on Friday that aim to break up gang activity and increase penalties.
Source: MSNBC    Date: February 22, 2009

Bruning backs anti-gang effort (Lincoln, NE): A legislative proposal designed to help Omaha establish a gang-violence prevention program has won a key ally. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has agreed to support creation of an office of violence prevention within the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 18, 2009

FBI says gang arrests will make it safer here (Omaha, NE): Bruce Ferrell said Omaha has seen the benefits of taking violent gang members off the streets. Ferrell, chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association and a retired Omaha police gang unit officer, said Thursday that after arresting 12 south Omaha gang members in late 1999 and early 2000, police saw a significant reduction in violence in south Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2009

Lawmakers push anti-graffiti bills (Lincoln, NE): Tougher penalties and barring minors from buying spray paint are the tools needed to attack the growing problem of graffiti, Omaha lawmakers said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 29, 2009

More arrests in graffiti incidents (Omaha, NE): Omaha police announced two new arrests Wednesday by anti-gang officers in a string of graffiti incidents.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 22, 2009

Gang initiation could be illegal in Neb. (Omaha, NE): A Nebraska lawmaker wants to fight gang activity by making their initiation customs illegal. On Wednesday, state Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha introduced a bill (LB508) in the Legislature that would make it illegal to put someone through gang-initiation procedures that might put them at risk.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: January 21, 2009

Bruning joins anti-gang push (Lincoln, NE): Ways to reduce gang violence will get a full hearing this year in the Nebraska Legislature. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning on Tuesday joined Omaha mayoral candidates and at least one state senator in unveiling a proposal to combat gang-related crimes.
Source: Wahoo Newspaper    Date: January 7, 2009

Lawmaker back with anti-gang initiatives (Lincoln, NE): So far this year, Omaha has recorded 43 homicides, and many of the slayings have been gang-related. The city had 42 homicides in 2007.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 29, 2008

FBI, police arrest 17 people in gang raid (Omaha, NE): After targeting suspected gang members for the past year, FBI and local law enforcement officials said they've arrested 17 people.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: December 19, 2008

Three suspected teen shooters are gang members (Omaha, NE): A third teenager was arrested on Sunday in connection with the shooting deaths of two people on Nov. 12.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: November 24, 2008

Omaha and Gangs: Stopping the Violence (Omaha, NE): Thousands of gang members, more gang related crimes. Law enforcement and gang experts say it's something they're fighting more and more all the time.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: November 20, 2008

Gangs spread to the suburbs (Omaha, NE): Disturbing pictures of teenage gang members are splashed across internet web pages. But these kids are not from the inner city. They are from Millard.
Source: Action 3 News    Date: November 6, 2008

Former gang members fighting violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE): A group of former gang members called Universal Soldiers is preaching against violence on Omaha streets.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: October 13, 2008

Single glove tips hand to gang affiliation, guns (Omaha, NE): Golfers wear one glove so their grip won't slip. Michael Jackson wore one glove as a fashion statement. For Omaha gang members, wearing one glove has a different meaning.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 9, 2008

Teen faces nine felonies in shooting (Columbus, NE): Columbus Investigator Greg Sealock said a 16-year-old boy was wearing a bandana to conceal his face when he rolled down the window of his car and fired four shotgun blasts into a crowd of teens in an Aug. 19 drive-by shooting at a local mobile home park.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: September 23, 2008

Columbus, Neb. leaders to take on gang problem (Columbus, NE): Columbus leaders have a plan to address an escalating gang presence. Local leaders say they've organized a group to counteract that trend and are preparing for a public discussion next month focused on gang awareness and what parents can do.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: August 29, 2008

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