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Boys & Girls Club members learn about dangers of drug, gang violence (La Crosse, WI): A group of La Crosse kids are hearing first hand about the dangers of drug abuse and gang violence. Two years ago, Sherry Hougom's daughter Sara was shot and killed by Kong Vue and his uncle Pao Choua Vue while she was sleeping in an apartment on the Northside of La Crosse.
Source: WXOW 19 News    Date: July 30, 2014

Groups work to quell violence in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Last summer there was a sudden increase in shootings, contributing to a year-end total of 105 homicides in Milwaukee. At the time of writing there have been 39 homicides in 2014, five fewer than last year at the same time. Some new initiatives seek to reduce violence in the city, while groups throughout the city continue previous efforts to put a stop to the shootings.
Source:    Date: July 23, 2014

Wisconsin man killed by gang gunfire in the Chicago area (Stoughton, WI): Regina Kolbow heard the news while she was setting up for her 5-year-old son's birthday party. She said her sister and her husband, Wil Lewis, felt safe in their new neighborhood outside Chicago.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: July 16, 2014

Wisconsin tribes, authorities join forces to stop drug and gang activity (Wisconsin): On rural Wisconsin reservations, drugs, crime and gang activity are escalating problems. But tribes and other authorities are working together to curb the epidemic. Formed in 2007, the Native American Drug and Gang Initiative is a collaboration of 10 tribal police departments throughout Wisconsin, as well as local, state and federal authorities.
Source: Indian Country Today    Date: July 7, 2014

Baldwin commends GREAT officers, tours Chart (La Crosse, WI): A gang prevention training program in La Crosse ended Wednesday with a visit from a United States senator and talk of ripple effects. Police officers from across the country shook hands with Sen. Tammy Baldwin after becoming certified in Gang Resistance Education and Training, a program connecting police with elementary and middle school students to help them make good life decisions.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: July 3, 2014

Officers from across U.S. in La Crosse to keep kids out of gangs (La Crosse, WI): The La Crosse Police Department has been recognized nationwide as a leader in community policing. That's why police officers from across the Midwest and East Coast are in La Crosse this week to learn how to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: June 24, 2014

Milwaukee suspect was out on bail on day of fatal shooting (Milwaukee, WI): A north side gang member suspected in a fatal shooting had been arrested earlier this year by a Milwaukee police and FBI task force, but was out on bail the day of the killing, records show.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: June 23, 2014

La Crosse to host G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training (La Crosse, WI): The La Crosse Police Department will partner with the G.R.E.A.T. Midwest-Atlantic Training Center for Officer Training from Monday, June 23-July 2. The training will be held in La Crosse and will be one of the largest trainings La Crosse has seen with 26 officers from 13 states.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: June 17, 2014

Officers disrupt north side gangs in first sweep of summer (Milwaukee, WI): There were no lights. No sirens. Officers surrounded a house on N. 28th St. early Tuesday. They tossed a flash-bang through a window, burst through the back door and surprised three people inside. A kenneled dog named Kush, slang for marijuana, watched nearby.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: June 17, 2014

Janesville police to present gang initiative at conference (Janesville, WI): Police sergeants Aaron Ellis and Mike Blaser will present Janesville's gang abatement efforts at a state law enforcement conference June 18 in Appleton. The gang initiative began in 2008 with the goal of reducing the impact of criminal street gang influence and criminal behaviors, according to a news release.
Source: GazetteXtra     Date: June 8, 2014

Wisconsin stabbing highlights juvenile crime laws (Milwaukee, WI): When two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls were charged this week with stabbing a friend nearly to death, authorities had no choice but to send them to adult court. In more than half of the nation, kids as young as 10 are often charged as adults automatically using laws intended to crack down on gangs and guns.
Source: Fond du Lac Reporter    Date: June 4, 2014

Police: Gang activity lower -- Violence now often linked to drug trade (Beloit, WI): Although the amount of drugs circulating in Beloit remains high, gang violence has subsided from a few years ago despite the recent homicides, according to Dan Tilley, a supervisor with the Beloit Police Department's Gang and Drug Unit.
Source: Beloit Daily News    Date: May 16, 2014

Social media 'addiction' may be fueling conflict (Beloit, WI): Gang violence may be easing in Beloit, but some say drugs, Facebook, violent video games, transiency and poverty are just as dangerous and may be behind the recent rash of violence.
Source: Beloit Daily News    Date: May 16, 2014

Former gang member turns hardships into art (Milwaukee, WI): "It was all a big dream, a beautiful dream. It doesn't even feel like it was in this lifetime," said Lawrence Madrigal, a 20-year-old native of South Milwaukee, about his childhood before his father’s death and his older brother's incarceration.
Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service    Date: May 12, 2014

Teen attacked on Southwest Side, three arrested in possible gang-related violence (Madison, WI): A 15-year-old boy who was attacked by three suspects Wednesday on the city's Southwest Side was likely a victim of gang-related violence, police say.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: May 8, 2014

Probable gang-related attack on Madison's southwest side (Madison, WI): Three Madison teens were arrested following what police say was a probable gang-related attack on the southwest side Wednesday afternoon.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: May 8, 2014

Defense: Victim in homicide was gang member, drug dealer (La Crosse, WI): Mitrel Anderson argues that the man he fatally stabbed at a La Crosse gas station wasn't an innocent victim but a high-ranking gang member and drug dealer who threatened to kill him.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: May 3, 2014

Former gang member tells youths to 'make positive choices' (Hayward, WI): A former gang member and drug dealer in Milwaukee who turned his life around at age 34 brought his message of avoiding harmful drugs and bullies and "making good choices while you're young" to students in grades 6-12 at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School Wednesday, April 23.
Source: Sawyer County Record    Date: April 30, 2014

Gangs in Green Bay (Green Bay, WI): The number of gang members in the Green Bay area may be double what it was just six years ago. But police say they’re not focused on the numbers. They're focused on the crimes associated with gangs.
Source: WLUK FOX 11 News    Date: April 10, 2014

Taking the gang 'fight' to the community (Green Bay, WI): Green Bay police tell Action 2 News an incident on the city's east side Wednesday night that resulted in six arrests -- and charges against 3 -- was gang-related.
Source: WBAY Channel 2 News    Date: April 3, 2014

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