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Grass-roots Omaha 360 becomes leader in tackling the root causes of gun violence (Omaha, NE): Each meeting of the anti-violence Omaha 360 task force begins with a report by Omaha police captains on the previous week’s gun assaults in north Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 6, 2017

Rival gang members taken to Colorado in anti-violence effort (Omaha, NE): The challenge of whitewater rafting or rock climbing is a first-of-its-kind experience for a group of people too familiar with overcoming obstacles.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: August 3, 2017

Omaha gang member sentenced to 20 years for trying to hire hitman to kill woman (Omaha, NE): A man who wanted a woman he blamed for his legal entanglements to be shot to death was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years in prison.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 25, 2017

Omaha gang member is sentenced to eight years in prison for racketeering conspiracy (Omaha, NE): Greg Bahati once attempted to shoot in the head a person he believed provided information about him to rival Omaha gang members, federal law enforcement authorities have alleged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 23, 2017

FBI task force arrests 10 alleged street gang members (Omaha, NE): Law enforcement authorities on Thursday arrested 10 people who they say are Surenos street gang members who trafficked in cocaine, methamphetamine and guns in the Omaha area.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 2, 2017

Sureños Gang Busted in Omaha (Omaha, NE): A joint operation between the Omaha Police Department, the FBI, and several law enforcement agencies landed several people in jail for narcotics and weapons trafficking.
Source: News Channel Nebraska    Date: June 2, 2017

Violence in Nebraska prisons can be traced to gangs, Scott Frakes says (Lincoln, NE): The state corrections director said Thursday that gang problems within the Nebraska prison system are significantly worse than he anticipated when he took the director’s job.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 21, 2017

Judge warns that released Omaha gang member sentenced for RICO conspiracy could be in danger (Omaha, NE): Much was looking up Wednesday for former murder defendant Kendell Tealer. At midday, manacles linked his legs in U.S. District Court in Omaha. By nightfall, he had been freed from jail with a time-served sentence. It had been 2½ years. A girlfriend awaited.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 23, 2017

Racketeering plea deal not a good sign for federal gang case; murder charge dropped against man (Omaha, NE): Less than a year ago, law enforcement authorities hailed the indictments a grand jury had returned against local gang members using federal racketeering law. Six members of Omaha’s 40th and 44th Avenue Crips gangs were arrested under the indictments in U.S. District Court, which represented a new prosecutorial tack for Nebraska in the fight against gang violence.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 3, 2017

‘Disrespect’ for gang tied to September stabbing, kidnapping of man (Omaha, NE): Alberto Delgado-Ceballos was blindfolded, bound and stuffed into a Jeep by a handful of gang members in September. The 27-year-old man was stabbed three times, then taken to a South Omaha garage, where gang members splashed him with cold water to keep him awake while they continued to assault him, authorities allege.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 27, 2016

'I just wish he would have showed ... remorse': Omaha teen sentenced to 90-140 years in prison for murder of rival gang members (Omaha, NE): Sentenced to 50 to 95 years in prison for the murders of two rival gang members, Charles Trotter turned around to his mom and family. “I’m good, I’m good, I’m good,” he said as he left court for prison. The 18-year-old was trying to reassure family members, including his mother Barbara Robinson, an anti-gang activist in Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 10, 2016

As gangs turn to social media, so do the police (Omaha, NE): Social media has changed how local gangs recruit new members and even make threats. Threats that used to be made in person can also now be done with a click of a button on Facebook and Twitter. As a result, the Omaha Police Department gang unit checks social media pages. It’s just one of the many efforts to track, combat and prevent gang violence in the city.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 27, 2016

Omaha gang member tried to put a hit on woman, authorities say, but he was talking to federal agent (Omaha, NE): In the police telling, Dionte Dortch is a significant force in the 44th Avenue Crips, a potent contributor to gangland violence in Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 17, 2016

Programs in Omaha aim to get people away from gangs (Omaha, NE): There are programs that work to impact and stop violence in the Omaha area.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: September 13, 2016

Dozens of gang members, violent offenders arrested after operation, police say (Omaha, NE): A three-month operation to get violent offenders off the streets netted dozens of arrests, police said Tuesday.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: September 13, 2016

Omaha officer opens fire on pickup after gang unit car rammed (Omaha, NE): An Omaha police officer fired a shot at a pickup truck Tuesday night after the pickup was driven into a police car, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 31, 2016

OPD increase presence in North Omaha due to recent shootings (Omaha, NE): The City of Omaha has at least a dozen new shooting victims this week after an active weekend of gunfire. Omaha Police responded to several shootings in North Omaha, with most of them being drive-bys.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: August 18, 2016

Former gang rivals unite at Black Lives Matter protest: ‘We’re tired of all the violence’ (Omaha, NE): Rival gang members Travis Bennett and Markail Channel were about to fight each other in high school five years ago. But then their Millard South High School principal sat them down and had them talk out their differences — conflict resolution using dialogue.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 12, 2016

Omaha man convicted in gang-related killings of 2 men (Omaha, NE): The 18-year-old son of a gang-prevention activist was convicted Friday of two counts of first-degree murder in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 25, 2016

Cemetery damage no longer connected to gang initiations (Grand Island, NE): About 10 years ago, cemetery expert Skip Meyer was told by Grand Island police that gang members ask prospective members to commit vandalism at local cemeteries. The new members were supposed to bring them something from the cemetery as part of a gang initiation. Representatives of the Grand Island Police Department and Hall County Sheriff’s Department do not remember the practice.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: June 11, 2016

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