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Omaha, Kansas City police share strategies to target gang violence (Omaha, NE): Omaha's efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo. Seven Kansas City gang unit officers met Thursday at Central Police Headquarters with their Omaha counterparts.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 14, 2014
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Gang member imprisoned in Omaha slaying of teen (Omaha, NE): A man has been given 55 to 85 years in prison for the slaying of a 16-year-old Omaha boy who was wearing red, the color of a rival gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 30, 2014
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Bail withheld for man charged in Payton Benson's death (Omaha, NE): A judge Thursday denied bail for an Omaha man charged in the shooting death of 5-year-old Payton Benson. Vincent Hicks, 20, is charged with first-degree murder on the legal theory that he intended to kill someone when the bullet struck Payton.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2014
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Omahans come together after latest gun tragedy (Omaha, NE): Early in the anti-violence rally, its leader, Willie Barney, asked everyone in the audience — numbering about 300 — to hug someone they did not know. And with that, people from across the city reached out to strangers and hugged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 25, 2014
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Second man charged in gang-related killings in downtown Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): A second man has been charged in the beating death of two men in downtown Lincoln last summer; beating deaths Lincoln police believe were carried out as part of a gang challenge.
Source: Nebraska Radio Network    Date: December 27, 2013
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UNL Police works to address crime through outreach (Lincoln, NE): The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department is planning a series of campus outreach events to get students involved with public safety through the end of 2014. In the City of Lincoln, rates for violent crimes involving gangs are on the rise, even though according to data from LPD, non-violent gang activity is actually on the decline.
Source: The Daily Nebraskan    Date: December 16, 2013
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Casady: Nonviolent gang crime drops (Lincoln, NE): Gang crime plummeted in Lincoln over the past few years, even though gang-on-gang violence escalated in the past six months, Public Safety Director Tom Casady said. Officers tied nearly 3,000 crimes — graffiti, attacks, robberies, rapes, drug deals — to gangs in the seven years since police started flagging certain crimes as gang-related, Lincoln Police Department data shows.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: December 5, 2013
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Local activist looks back at Lincoln's gang history (Lincoln, NE): It may seem like gang violence is on the rise, but one local activist says the violence is nowhere near what it used to be. Lincoln police say two rival gang members are dead and more are behind bars after several unrelated incidents this weekend.
Source: KLKN 8 News    Date: December 3, 2013
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Rec centers offer safe haven amid gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Antonio Horton knows what it means to be there when it matters most. Horton is a youth advisor for the Belmont Recreational Center in Lincoln, a community center with after school programs for school students, as well as open doors for any kids looking to get off the streets at night.
Source: KOLN News    Date: December 3, 2013
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Lincoln gunfire linked to gang ties (Lincoln, NE): Police in Lincoln are sorting through the city's latest murder that they're describing as a gang-related shooting. Investigators say the suspect, Hector Lopez, killed himself as officers closed in.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: December 2, 2013
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Gang-on-gang violence on the rise (Lincoln, NE): A rash of gang violence over the weekend -- an apparent murder-suicide, a shooting and a bloody assault -- led the police chief to declare Monday that Lincoln will not bend to thugs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: December 2, 2013
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Police find 20-year-old man fatally shot (Lincoln, NE): A man identified in a police report as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday near the state Capitol had gang ties, according to court documents, though it is unclear whether gang involvement was to blame for his death.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: December 1, 2013
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Two gang members accused in fatal beatings of two strangers in Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): Gang members are accused of beating two strangers to death with a baseball bat last summer, and another gang's challenge may have been the trigger, according to authorities.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 20, 2013
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True Blue Soldiers has community on edge (Lincoln, NE): A man who wishes to keep his identity a secret said his neighborhoods in the GasLight Village area is no stranger to gang activity. "I know a lot of people around here that are affiliated and they have done things like a bunch of my friends are in jail now because of that," he said.
Source: KLKN 8 News    Date: November 20, 2013
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Break comes in Lincoln double murder case; random acts of violence (Lincoln, NE): A 19-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested and charged with beating two men to death this past summer, apparently random acts of violence as part of gang activity.
Source: Nebraska Radio Network    Date: November 13, 2013
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Gang member convicted in Omaha slaying of teen (Omaha, NE): A man has been convicted in the slaying of a 16-year-old Omaha boy who was wearing red, the color of a rival gang.
Source: The Independent    Date: November 7, 2013
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Gang member convicted in Omaha slaying of teen (Omaha, NE): A man has been convicted in the slaying of a 16-year-old Omaha boy who was wearing red, the color of a rival gang.
Source: KGWN 5 News    Date: November 7, 2013
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Gang member pleads guilty to reduced charge in killing of teen dressed in Husker red (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in last year's death of a 16-year-old targeted for the color of his clothes.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 6, 2013
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Anti-gang sweep of north Omaha nets 10th suspect (Omaha, NE): Police on Friday arrested a 10th person in an anti-gang sweep of north Omaha. Clarence "J.R." Dennis was taken into custody near 42nd and Spaulding Streets by the Metro Fugitive Task Force. Authorities had received a tip on his whereabouts.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 1, 2013
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Ninth person arrested in anti-gang sweep (Omaha, NE): A ninth person has been arrested as part of Operation Wipe it Down, an anti-gang sweep jointly operated by local and federal authorities.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 31, 2013
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