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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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'Connect the Hood' reaches out to at-risk youth, combats gang behavior (Lincoln, NE): Gang violence in Lincoln has steadily increased during the past three years. In 2014, there were 31 gangs established in Lincoln with 965 documented members -- a 15 percent increase from 2013, according to Office of Violence Prevention statistics.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: June 6, 2016

Omaha gang member sentenced in 2012 killing in Old Market (Omaha, NE): It was the first weekend of the 2012 College World Series and a since-closed downtown Omaha nightclub was featuring models in body paint matching the colors of CWS teams. The bar was packed. Members of two rival gangs were present.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 25, 2016

Project Safe Neighborhood seeks more funding (Omaha, NE): Omaha is no stranger to gang and gun violence, but an ordinance before city council is hoping to bring those statistics down. Numbers are slightly down but there still about 30 to 40 murders in Omaha a year, and of those -- roughly 30 percent of them are gang-related.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: May 24, 2016

Effort underway to prevent gang propaganda from hitting airwaves (Omaha, NE): There's an effort underway to prevent gang propaganda from hitting the air waves. KETV NewsWatch 7's Dave Roberts heard a Kanye West song on Power 106.9 Tuesday that made inadvertently references to local gangs, like NIKE, which to some is a shoe brand, but to others means something completely different.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: April 12, 2016

Man pleads guilty to 2012 shooting death at nightclub in Old Market (Omaha, NE): A gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the June 2012 shooting death of a man outside an Old Market nightclub on the opening weekend of the College World Series.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 23, 2016

Man with 'one foot in, one foot out' of gang life couldn't outrun a family legacy of crime (Omaha, NE): Jessica Jackson pleaded with her cousin Jarrell Haynes to change his life. After Jakela Foster, the mother of one of Haynes’ sons, was shot and killed last year at a party, Jackson told Haynes to get his GED and get a job.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 21, 2016

Murder victim was followed from courthouse, family says (Omaha, NE): Relatives say a man who was shot and killed Wednesday was followed from the Douglas County Courthouse where he was attending a murder trial.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: March 2, 2016

A man convicted in a 2008 gang-related shooting that killed two Omaha residents has been resentenced in the case (Omaha, NE): Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon gave Juan Castaneda, 23, a prison term of 105 to 125 years Monday. He had been sentenced to life without parole. The resentencing follows a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision that says it's unconstitutional for juveniles to receive mandatory life sentences without parole.
Source: The Republic    Date: February 23, 2016

Known gang members indicted for running criminal enterprise, authorities say (Omaha, NE): Six men with ties to local gangs are in trouble with the feds. The "Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act" is a federal law that allows prosecutors to go after criminal organizations.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: January 29, 2016

'Major' Omaha gang members indicted in RICO investigation, attorneys say (Omaha, NE): A news conference is scheduled Friday to reveal the results of a three-year federal and local investigation of the members of a local street gang. The investigation resulted in a 15-count indictment under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: January 28, 2016

Yearlong drug, gang investigation snares a dozen suspects in Omaha (Omaha, NE): A probe into a rash of robberies last year eventually led to Thursday’s drug-related arrests, most of them tied to the violent Bloods street gang, authorities said. Members of the Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force, made up of federal, state and local law enforcement officers, swept across Omaha on Thursday morning and took nine people into custody.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 11, 2015

Gang member convicted in slaying of 5-year-old Payton Benson is charged in another killing (Omaha, NE): Across a span of 20 days two years ago, Bloods street gang member Vincent Hicks shot dead two people, law enforcement officials have alleged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 3, 2015

Former gang member who served time for murder arrested on suspicion of possessing firearm (Omaha, NE): A former gang member who was released from prison in June was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Terry Barfield, 49, has served three stints in prison, including time for two second-degree murder convictions.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 2, 2015

Three Arrested Following Gang-Related Homicide (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln Police have now released the name of the man killed early Sunday morning in Lincoln. Officers called to South 48th and M streets just after 3 a.m. found two shooting victims. Nineteen-year-old Richard P. Randall, Jr., of Plattsmouth, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: November 30, 2015

Accused gang member to be tried in 2009 slaying of man at Omaha convenience store (Omaha, NE): An accused gang member awaiting trial in a double homicide and a separate shooting also will be tried in the 2009 slaying of a man inside a north Omaha convenience store, a Douglas County judge ruled Friday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 30, 2015

Powerful Film Tells Stories of Tragedy (Omaha, NE): The documentary captures the stories of family members in Omaha who have either lost loved ones to gang violence or have been impacted by the violence in some way.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: October 19, 2015

Casady: Gang activity down in Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): Gang-related problems in Lincoln are on the decline, public safety director Tom Casady said Friday. He credits the decrease to more gang officers on the streets and early-intervention programs with at-risk youth.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: September 11, 2015

Former Gang Member Says It's Time to Make Amends (Omaha, NE): A convicted killer and former gang member has powerful stories to tell and he’s offering to help break the strong gang ties in Omaha. Our Brian Mastre first spoke to Terry Barfield before his release from jail. Erin Murray checked in with him to see if he is keeping his promise.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: September 2, 2015

Omaha gun crimes trending down, despite perceptions (Omaha, NE): Jazz standards billowed from a small boom box at Jim Henry Eubanks’ feet Wednesday afternoon as he sat on the stoop of his Florence Boulevard home. The 86-year-old has called the area home for more than a decade.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: August 13, 2015

Omaha Is Home To 30 Gangs; Territory Spreads Into West Omaha (Omaha, NE): Today, Omaha Police Department Sergeant John Waller, who leads the Gang Intelligence Unit, brought WOWT 6 News - along with a group of nearly one hundred social workers - inside the underground world of Omaha's gang culture. Waller said: "Some gangs are involved in more violent activity... than others."
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: August 11, 2015

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