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East Side Locos only gang known to be operating here (Kearney, NE): The East Side Locos are the only known street gang operating in the city of Kearney, and they’ve done so for some time. The East Side Locos, or ESL, are a branch of the Surenos gang, which originated in Mexico.
Source: Kearney Hub    Date: February 18, 2010

GI school 'back to normal' after officers attempt to quell gang violence rumors (Grand Island, NE): Officials at a south-central Nebraska high school remained on alert Thursday, a day after rifle-toting police officers were stationed outside the school in an attempt to quell gang violence rumors following the shooting of a 15-year-old student nearly a week ago.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: February 4, 2010

Police seize letter detailing Lincoln gang's inner workings (Lincoln, NE): While searching the site of a suspicious house fire, a Lincoln police officer last November picked up a five-page, handwritten letter to see if it hinted at possible insurance fraud.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: January 30, 2010

Alleged gang member jailed, accused of threatening caseworker (Kearney, NE): A Kearney teen with gang ties who has been sent to Kearney’s Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center five times is in custody again after being accused of threatening a state case worker.
Source: Kearney Hub    Date: January 8, 2010

State awards anti-gang grants (Lincoln, NE): Helping youthful offenders re-enter society. Hiring a gang-intervention specialist to analyze gangs and gang trends. Educating the parents of gang members and wannabe gang members about the risks their kids face.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 24, 2009

A call for an end to violence (Omaha, NE): Ruth Bush left her north Omaha home to pick up some barbecue sauce on Friday afternoon. Bush's daughter was outside braiding her child's hair. Bush's husband was nearby, and two acquaintances of the family were sitting at a picnic table in the yard.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 18, 2009

Law enforcement breaks up Hispanic street gang (Omaha, NE): Federal agents team up with Omaha police to haul in nearly 70 guns and bust three-dozen alleged gang members and their associates. The 14-month-long investigation targeted members of the Hispanic street gang known as the Surenos.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: June 3, 2009

Neb. governor signs bill aimed at gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that promises stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4    Date: May 27, 2009

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

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