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Student speaks on gang tension in Green Bay (Green Bay, WI): Brown County Law Enforcement agencies report gang activity is flaring up in in some areas. Now a student is speaking out about the violence after five teens are charged with attempted homicide.
Source: WGBA NBC26 News    Date: February 18, 2014

Five arrested in possible gang-related fights (Green Bay, WI): Investigators in Brown County say it was a birthday party that ended in a gang fight. On Monday night, at least four teens were still in jail.
Source: WLUK FOX 11 News    Date: February 17, 2014

Homicide defendant tells police he killed as gang initiation (Milwaukee, WI): A 19-year-old man was charged Monday with fatally shooting a man in the back in what the shooter thought was a gang initiation.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: February 10, 2014

'Gang' fight at Preble prompts increased police presence Friday (Green Bay, WI): Police had extra officers at Green Bay Preble High School Friday in the wake of a Thursday fight between what one officer described as rival "gangs."
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: February 8, 2014

Lone suspect in Madison gang-related homicide found dead (Madison, WI): The only suspect who was still wanted for a gang-related murder in Madison has been found dead in his home country of Guatemala.
Source: WTAQ News    Date: January 24, 2014

Sheboygan Falls teens under fire for "gang signs" photo (Sheboygan Falls, WI): Three Sheboygan Falls teenagers have caught the attention of their community after being photographed for the local newspaper holding up what some have identified as gang signs.
Source: WITI FOX 6 News    Date: January 16, 2014

Three arrested, two sought in drug operation with Murda Mobb gang ties (Milwaukee, WI): A months-long investigation into a drug trafficking operation affiliated with the notorious Milwaukee street gang Murda Mobb has led to arrest warrants and criminal charges against key players in the network.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: January 8, 2014

Gang infighting helped fuel 16% increase in Milwaukee homicides (Milwaukee, WI): An explosion of violence in August and September — driven in part by gang infighting — led to a 16% increase in Milwaukee homicides during 2013 compared with the prior year.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: January 2, 2014

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

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