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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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School T-shirt case goes to jury (Omaha, NE): A jury is deliberating a case that could change how at least some area schools deal with gang violence. At issue: shirts that say R.I.P.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 13, 2012

Jury backs Millard Schools for suspending students (Omaha, NE): A federal jury has found that Millard Public Schools acted legally when it suspended students for wearing T-shirts and other items in memory of a student who was shot to death in June 2008.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: April 13, 2012

Gang arrests to break up 'family' (Omaha, NE): A months-long investigation by federal and local authorities resulted in 12 arrests Friday and the seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 24, 2012

Inside the gang life: An interview with an Omaha gang member (Omaha, NE): Gang activity runs rampant in some Nebraska neighborhoods. In Omaha there are 3,000 alleged gang members, and in Lincoln there are at least 600 members, according to the Omaha and Lincoln police departments.
Source: KVNO News    Date: February 13, 2012

Fighting gangs with basketball (Omaha, NE): The Salvation Army Blackhawks and Omaha Street School are tied at 41-41, and the atmosphere is tense. This north Omaha basketball league, hosted by the Hope Center for Kids and organized by violence prevention groups, is fun and exciting. Along with the games, organizers aim to teach players life skills and encourage them to make good choices.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 11, 2012

Judge sets hearing for gangster dismissed from McCook camp (Lexington, NE): A probation hearing has been scheduled on Feb. 24 for Rene Garcia after he was terminated from the Work Ethics Camp at McCook.
Source: Kearney Hub    Date: January 21, 2012

Neb. high court OKs murder conviction, sentence (Omaha, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and sentence of an Omaha man who received life in prison without parole for his part in a 2009 gang-related shooting.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: January 20, 2012

County gang recruiters are aiming younger (Lexington, NE): With evidence of gang activity in Dawson County, law enforcement and other officials have been diligent to implement intervention programs.
Source: Gothenburg Times    Date: January 6, 2012

Dawson Co. backs anti-gang plan for kids (Lexington, NE): The Dawson County Commissioners have endorsed a program to counter juvenile gangs. After hearing a presentation from Steve Garcia, chairman of the county’s anti-gang program, and Deb Jensen, grant writer for Dawson Area Development, the commissioners on Friday authorized chairman Dean Kugler to sign documents requesting funding from the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Kearney Hub    Date: January 2, 2012

Sudanese refugees in Omaha wrestle with rise of street gangs (Omaha, NE) : When government soldiers from the north attacked Mun Nam Koak's village in southern Sudan nearly 20 years ago, he fled on foot to safety in neighboring Ethiopia. With his infant son on his back, the 22-year-old Nam and his wife took only what they could carry on their three-day trek to the crowded refugee camps across the border.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: December 23, 2011

Former gang member fighting gang violence (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man believes he can make a difference when it come to crime by helping kids avoid the choices he made as a gang member years ago.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: December 15, 2011

Video: Omaha's gangs…A numbers game (Omaha, NE): According to the Omaha Police Department's own numbers—numbers emblazoned on the department's website—gang crime in Omaha has been skyrocketing: It's up 120 percent for the first nine months of 2011.
Source: Nebaraska Watchdog    Date: December 13, 2011

Leaders hope gun amnesty will reduce violence (Omaha, NE): One day after Omaha's mayor told KETV NewsWatch 7 the city has a gang problem, police and community leaders are helping him try to stop it.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: December 9, 2011

Kelly: Man leaves gang behind (Omaha, NE): The life of former Omaha gang member Latron Louis, 27, could make a book. But not yet — because he is trying to write a new chapter.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 27, 2011

City may stop releasing gang stats (Omaha, NE): From the beginning of the year through September, police recorded 11 homicides in Omaha where the suspect or victim was affiliated with one of the city's 80 suspected street gangs or associated cliques. There were at least 54 drive-by shootings matching those criteria during that time period.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 19, 2011

Swift prosecution follows 2010 Neb. gang raid (Omaha, NE): Eleven people arrested in a federal raid last fall in central Nebraska have been sentenced to a combined 106 years on gang- and drug-related charges, according to the FBI special agent who oversaw the investigation.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: November 19, 2011

One year later, most gang cases wrapped up (Grand Island, NE): In a year's time, 11 of the 14 cases stemming from a multi-agency, mass gang member arrest have made their way through the criminal justice system. One year ago today, 120 law enforcement officers gathered in Grand Island to seek out 14 gang members.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: November 19, 2011

Task force monitors gang activity in central Neb. (North Platte, NE): As gang activity increases in the eastern half of the state, area law enforcement agencies continue to monitor activity in central Nebraska.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: October 30, 2011

School district kicks rosary policy over to lawyers (Fargo, NE): Fargo school officials say a school dress code policy meant to discourage gang-related attire is now in the hands of the district's attorneys. They say they're concerned it may have legal problems on grounds of freedom of religion.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: October 13, 2011

New gang law leads to prison (Omaha, NE): Steve Scott, the first person convicted under a Nebraska law that makes it illegal to coerce someone into gang activity, was sentenced Wednesday to 8 to 10 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 4 years.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 12, 2011

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