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Northbird attends gang resistance training (La Crosse, WI): Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Resource Officer Shannon Northbird of the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, attended the National Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) instructors' training Nov. 4-13 in La Crosse, Wis.
Source: The Pilot-Independent    Date: December 5, 2013

Plea possible from gang member arrested during La Crosse raid (La Crosse, WI): An attorney representing a "high-ranking" member of a Chicago street gang arrested in April in La Crosse told a judge Wednesday he's working toward an agreement with prosecutors, according to court records.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: November 21, 2013

One of five accused in cop killing plot to be sentenced (Milwaukee, WI): Eliezer Cruz Jr., one of five gang members accused of plotting to kill two Milwaukee police officers, will be sentenced Thursday, November 14th.
Source: WITI FOX 6 News    Date: November 14, 2013

Shots fired following gang feud (Racine, WI): A Geneva Street home was fired upon Friday night, following a fight between rival gang members, according to the Racine Police Department.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: November 5, 2013

Halloween candy is not grounds to overturn conviction (Racine, WI): A Racine gang member's conviction for murdering a 12-year-old boy was upheld this week after he accused his attorney of making two errors — including one involving Halloween candy.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: October 31, 2013

Gang member with long criminal record gets 10 years for drive-by shooting in La Crosse (La Crosse, WI): Michael Vang's case brings together the community's worst fears: gangs, drugs and felons with guns. "It's hard to imagine anything more serious than this," La Crosse County Circuit Judge Dale Pasell said Tuesday.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: October 23, 2013

First gang member sentenced to life in prison for murder of trans rapper (Milwaukee, WI): Ashanti McAlister, 19, was found guilty of intentional homicide in the killing of 22-year-old Evon Young, a transgender rapper in Milwaukee.
Source: The Advocate    Date: September 16, 2013

City moves to address crime problems on upper State Street (Madison, WI): Madison is increasing police presence and brainstorming with business and neighborhood leaders to address crime and other problems around the crossroads of Capitol Square and State Street.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: September 3, 2013

Prosecutors: Convicted shooter 'heavily involved' in gang activity (Wausau, WI): Sentencing for a Wausau man who prosecutors say is heavily involved in gang activity is expected to be set this week after the man was found guilty on charges he tried to kill two men in a passing vehicle.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald    Date: September 3, 2013

Gang member sentenced in Green Bay murder (Green Bay, WI): A gang member who killed a 15 year-old Green Bay boy last year, thinking he was a rival gang member, will spend 40 years in prison. A Brown County judge sentenced 19 year-old Julio Gonzalez Monday, on charges of first degree reckless homicide and second degree recklessly endangering safety.
Source: WRN News    Date: August 6, 2013

Middle schoolers clean up graffiti in La Crosse (La Crosse, WI): Local seventh, eighth and ninth graders spent the day cleaning up graffiti in our community. It was part of a partnership between the Boys and Girls Clubs and the La Crosse Police Department's G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training) officers. Officer Kurt Weaver says the program helps the kids do something positive for the city and take ownership in their community.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: August 6, 2013

$5 million bond set for alleged shooter in 2010 gang-related killing (Madison, WI): Cash bond of $5 million was set Friday for Ivan Mateo-Lozenzo, charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the 2010 shooting death of a rival gang member in the parking lot of Webcrafters on the North Side.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: July 20, 2013

Gang member arrested in La Crosse pleads not guilty to federal charges (La Crosse, WI): A "high-ranking" member of a Chicago street gang arrested in April in La Crosse pleaded not guilty to the federal drug charges filed against him.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: July 11, 2013

Youngest member of gang attack convicted (Madison, WI): The youngest member of a group that went looking for members of a rival gang, leading to the shooting death in 2011 of a 20-year-old man on Madison's North Side, was convicted Tuesday on reduced charges.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: June 11, 2013

Facebook gang beating video leads to charges (Wausau, WI): At least five juveniles will face criminal charges after a gang initiation beating captured on video was posted to Facebook, and an investigation continues into a possible adult suspect who filmed the assault.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald    Date: June 3, 2013

Witness jailed after failing to appear at gang homicide trial (Madison, WI): The brother of two of the 10 people charged in the 2011 gang-related shooting death of a Madison man was taken into custody Wednesday after he failed to appear as a witness at the homicide trial of the alleged trigger man, police and prosecutors said.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: May 8, 2013

Magistrate orders 'high-ranking' gang member arrested in La Crosse to remain in custody (La Crosse, WI): A U.S. Magistrate today ordered an Indiana man authorities say was a "high-ranking" member of a Chicago street gang when he was arrested earlier this month in La Crosse to remain in federal custody while his case is pending.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: April 22, 2013

Gang problem lessens, but issues continue (Mount Pleasant, WI): In 2005, 15 people were murdered in the city of Racine. Most were gang-related deaths, said Daniel Langendorf, an investigator with the Racine Police Department’s Gang Unit.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: April 20, 2013

Safe & Sound discourages youth gangs (Milwaukee, WI): Youth who participate in Safe & Sound activities are more likely to resist joining gangs, according to a survey of 522 youth ages 10 to 19 who are involved with the organization. The survey also found that 44 percent of respondents were asked to join a gang at some point in their lives.
Source: Urban Milwaukee    Date: April 18, 2013

Three arrested in gang-related fight on West Side, police say (Madison, WI): A man and two teens have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a gang-related fight earlier this month at the Metro Transit west transfer station, Madison police reported.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: March 29, 2013

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