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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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Gang study delivers scathing assessment of violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE) : There is a new report out on gangs in Omaha. It says people are being killed over personal jealousies and disputes, while other gangs are suppressing violence to keep their drug trade in business. The University of Nebraska-Omaha conducted the Omaha gang assessment at the request of the city last year.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 10, 2012

Lincoln man gets 60-90 years in G.I. man's shooting (Lincoln, NE) : A judge Monday called a 28-year-old Lincoln man "very dangerous" before sending him to prison for 60 to 90 years for a shooting that left a Grand Island man in a coma.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: June 26, 2012

Anger boiled over at Wagner arrest (Omaha, NE): The crowd was livid. Jimmy Levering, an infamous leader of the 29th Street Bloods street gang, had just been gunned down outside a northeast Omaha bar and pronounced dead at Creighton University Medical Center.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 24, 2012

Shootings were escalation of gang feud (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln police believe a couple of recent shootings, one of which ended with two men wounded, are the latest escalation of a long-festering feud between rival gangs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 5, 2012

Lakeview class makes video on gangs (Columbus, NE): Students at Lakeview High School are taking a stand against gang activity through a video created as part of a nationwide program. Fourteen students from the school’s drama class spent this semester filming and editing a 25-minute documentary entitled “Small Steps: Gang Awareness.”
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: May 3, 2012

Man pleads no contest to gang-related shooting outside Lincoln bar (Lincoln, NE): A 27-year-old has pleaded no contest to a gang-related shooting outside a Lincoln bar. Anthony Escamilla made his pleas Monday in Lancaster County District Court. He's charged with first-degree assault, use of a firearm for a felony and second-degree arson.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: April 24, 2012

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

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