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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

Fremont girl banned from wearing Rosary at school (Omaha, NE): The Catholic church said something that should be a symbol of love has been adopted and abused by gang influences. A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can't wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools.
Source: MSNBC KETV    Date: October 3, 2011

California gang dons Husker Red for street cred (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel. The reason? The Norteños, a Mexican street gang in northern California, have taken a liking to Husker gear. It's red -- their color -- and it usually has a big "N" -- for Norteños, in their world.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: September 23, 2011

Informant tips police to alleged plot (Omaha, NE): An Omaha gang with roots in El Salvador did quite the background check on one prospective member. They didn't do their homework on another. Ultimately, that second gang member wore a wire and infiltrated MS-13 — a notoriously violent gang from El Salvador — helping investigators as they unraveled a plot to kill the first gang prospect.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 15, 2011

Gang member sentenced to jail (Grand Island, NE): Before being sentenced to 10 months in jail, a man convicted of two misdemeanors connected to gang activity told a Hall County judge he'd changed a lot since his November 2010 arrest.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: September 14, 2011

California members wear Husker gear to rep their street gang (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: September 9, 2011

Youth violence hurts communities (Omaha, NE): The University of Nebraska Medical Center hosted its weekly Science Café, with a discussion on youth violence in Omaha this week. A mother, who lost her son in a gang-related shooting, shared her personal story with KVNO News after the event.
Source: KVNO News    Date: September 9, 2011

Nebraska teen imprisoned for gang shooting (Columbus, NE): A 17-year-old Columbus youth convicted as an adult for a gang-related shooting last year has been given 11-to-22 years in prison.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: August 9, 2011

Neighborhoods target graffiti (Omaha, NE): The sight of crude graffiti "tags" near Barry Wells' southeast Omaha home brings a familiar feeling to the longtime resident's mind.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 22, 2011

City businesses hit with graffiti (Columbus, NE): Calls started coming into the Columbus Police Station reporting incidents of graffiti about the time people were getting to work Tuesday morning and didn’t let up for more than five hours.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: July 21, 2011

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