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Drop in gang crimes credited to arrests, education programs (Grand Island, NE): The number of crimes committed by gang members in Grand Island has decreased the last two years, according to police.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: September 11, 2006
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Rise in gang activity (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Police Department says the city is facing a gang problem. Crime statistics show the number of suspected gang members is up 16 percent in the last year.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: August 31, 2006
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Woman feels helpless to her children's gang membership (Omaha, NE): A Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation has broken up a large drug ring in south Omaha, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, and one parent said she knows the struggles of keeping a child away from the lure of gangs.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 7, 2006
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Police link three shootings to gangs (Omaha, NE): Omaha police think three holiday season shootings, including a New Year's Eve homicide at a strip mall, are linked through the victims' affiliations with the 29th Street gang.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2006
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Immigration officials arrest, deport gang suspects (Omaha, NE): Omaha-based immigration officials have arrested 47 suspected gang members and associates since the February launching of a national anti-gang effort, authorities said.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: November 29, 2005
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Man stabbed in parking lot of Lincoln bar (Lincoln, NE): A Lincoln man, 18, was stabbed Tuesday just before 6 p.m. in the west parking lot of Risky's Sports Bar & Grill, 4680 Leighton Ave., said police Capt. David Beggs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: July 20, 2005
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Anti-gang strategy: Go where the kids are (Omaha, NE): After attending a national gang conference, Omaha police and youth groups say they need to borrow a page from the gangsters they're working to change.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 22, 2005
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Police seeking man in slaying (Durham, NC): Police are looking for Reshaun Cates, who has been charged with murder in the shooting death of George R. "Bull" Perry.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: May 28, 2005
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Gang unit takes threat seriously (Omaha, NE): Members of an Omaha gang threatened to retaliate against police for shooting a man who had fled a traffic stop and shot at an officer.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 2, 2005
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Police give fourth-graders vivid anti-graffiti lesson (Omaha, NE): The graffiti in the video are scrawled over walls, trees and sidewalks - an ugly yet common sight in some parts of Omaha. To the 100 or so Spring Lake Magnet Center fourth-graders staring from the gym floor Wednesday, the Omaha police officer standing in front of the video screen had a message: This is your neighborhood - keep it clean.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 18, 2004
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Grant will fund anti-gang program (Omaha, NE): A $98,948 U.S. Justice Department grant should allow the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha to "ratchet up" their gang prevention program, the clubs' president said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 21, 2004
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Immigration officials say they'll target gang members (Omaha, NE): Immigration officials considering deporting illegal immigrants who threaten the community pre-emptively- before they're convicted of crimes - would act under the guidance of police and prosecutors, an official said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 19, 2004
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South Omaha gangs targeted (Omaha, NE): Law enforcement and community leaders responding Wednesday to an outbreak of violence in south Omaha pledged a strong police presence, more federal prosecutions and deportation of gang members who pose threats to the community.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 18, 2004
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Police strive to keep kids out of line of fire (Omaha, NE): As a 12-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were being treated for gunshot wounds, Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren said Monday that police had stepped up efforts to make arrests and to keep the community safe. Police have increased patrols in the south and north Omaha neighborhoods where the shootings occurred, he said, and the gang unit has joined the investigations.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 9, 2004
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Father of slain man says his son recently left a gang (Omaha, NE): Russell Wiley sat outside his north Omaha apartment building Thursday, staring at the blood on the ground where his son lay dying eight hours earlier. "Don't clean it up. Let it stay there. I want to remember my son, where he died," he told the friends and family members surrounding him.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 5, 2004
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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