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As gang violence spikes, city points to progress (Omaha, NE): Omaha has less violent crime than it did four to eight years ago although gang-related shootings have spiked this year, city leaders say. In a joint interview Monday, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Mayor Jean Stothert laid out why violent crime is happening and the city’s efforts to stop it.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 7, 2015
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Omaha police announce plan to combat gang violence (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Police Department is sharing its plans to combat an increasing number of gang-related shootings in the city. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Mayor Jean Stothert spoke Monday about what's driving violent crime and how they're going to stop it. Although Omaha has less violent crime than it did four to eight years ago, gang and gun violence caused it to increase in January, May and June, according to Schmaderer and Stothert.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: July 7, 2015
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Omaha's Hope Center for Kids continues to provide resources for youth (Omaha, NE): Groups in Omaha are committed to making a difference, helping teens who've seen their friends and loved ones shot and killed and are feeling hopeless about their future. Omaha 360 is one of those groups. They held a neighborhood peace rally and prayer walk Tuesday afternoon near 24th and Kansas streets.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 7, 2015
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Neighbors react to recent youth violence, gang activity (Omaha, NE): Police said gang members get younger each year. "This is just, you know, a lot of mayhem," neighbor Robin Wells said. "At least twice to three times out of the year, you know, it's been a homicide or someone getting shot."
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 6, 2015
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OPD Chief, Mayor talk recent gang related shootings (Omaha, NE): In a two day span last week about a dozen people were either injured or killed by gunfire. Most were overnight drive-by shootings. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Mayor Jean Stothert say the outburst can be attributed to continued gang retaliation.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: July 6, 2015
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Mayor Stothert discusses recent shootings in metro (Omaha, NE): Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert went on record Thursday with frustrations and focused efforts to end the recent shootings in the area. "The majority of homicides in our city are all gang-related," Stothert said. "They're not random, they're gang-related and retaliation."
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 2, 2015
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Summer gang sweep by Omaha police has netted 21 arrests, 18 gun seizures since May 29 (Omaha, NE): It started when Earl Johnson Jr. tossed out a cigarette in front of a cop. During a May 29 traffic stop near 41st and Boyd Streets, Johnson — a 19-year-old gang member who was suspected of shooting and critically injuring a man in a rival gang — was ticketed for littering.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 15, 2015
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Gun violence 'has torn at the fabric of so many neighborhoods': Officials seek public's help to shut down Omaha gang (Omaha, NE): A north Omaha gang is being targeted for criminal activity by multiple law enforcement agencies, and officials have put out a flier asking the public for information. Authorities are seeking tips on members of the 40th Avenue/44th Avenue Crips in relation to numerous state and federal crimes, including narcotics distribution, firearms possession, racketeering, attempted murder and murder.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 11, 2015
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Authorities seek public's help in stopping Omaha gang (Omaha, NE): Authorities are seeking the public's help in stopping a north Omaha gang suspected of participating in several crimes, including drug sales. Law enforcement are seeking tips on members of the 40th Avenue/44th Avenue Crips in relation to cases that also include murder, attempted murder, firearms possession and racketeering.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: June 11, 2015
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Police union issues warning to gang members (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Police Officers Association is sending a message to gang members: Local authorities and several federal agencies are looking for you. On Tuesday, OPOA posted this message on Facebook: "ATTENTION: Everyone associated with or belonging to criminal organizations known as the 40th Ave Crips and 44th Ave Crips...YOU ARE BEING PLACED ON NOTICE!!"
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: June 10, 2015
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Police Department's new north Omaha gang specialist aims to get kids 'going in the right direction' (Omaha, NE): Terrence Mackey regularly keeps in touch with the youths he has mentored. There’s the young athlete Mackey spoke to at the Boys & Girls Club who got in trouble after some bad decisions. The boy didn’t like school, but Mackey kept telling him to stay involved.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 4, 2015
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Police Investigating 40th Ave/44th Ave Crips (Omaha, NE): WOWT 6 News has learned Omaha Police are investigating a specific gang for members' roles in a slew of recent crimes.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: June 4, 2015
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Study signals risk factors for gang involvement among Native youths (Lincoln, NE): Over the last three decades, street gangs have seeped into rural areas—including Native reservations, where youth gang involvement has been steadily rising since the 1990s.
Source: Phys.org    Date: June 1, 2015
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Gang Specialist Says Recent Shootings Have Community On Alert (Omaha, NE): Nearing what was declared “No murders in May,” there have been 10 separate shootings in the last week of the month. Thursday, one of the victims died. Police found the suspect in that shooting in a hospital. It turned out he was the victim of another shooting that happened hours later.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: May 29, 2015
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Man charged in Monday shooting; police see gang ties in multiple shootings (Omaha, NE): Gang members are tied to some of the nine shootings that have injured 10 men in Omaha this week, police said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 28, 2015
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Omaha 360 discusses violence concerns (Omaha, NE): Omaha police said gun violence is on the rise over the last several days, and they believe it’s stemmed from gang leaders.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: May 27, 2015
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Investigation zeroes in on gang tied to Omaha bank robberies, drugs (Omaha, NE): Federal and local law enforcement officers have been conducting a long-term investigation into a gang they say is responsible for drug trafficking and a slew of robberies, according to a federal court document.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 19, 2015
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New North Omaha Gang Specialist Hired (Omaha, NE): The north Omaha gang prevention specialist position has been filled with a long time youth worker. Terrence Mackey, who is from north Omaha, worked at the Douglas County Youth Center for 15 years.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: May 13, 2015
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Program aimed at preventing Lincoln boys from joining gangs (Lincoln, NE): Officials hope a community program serving at-risk Latino boys in Lincoln provides them with a positive outlet that prevents them from joining gangs.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: May 8, 2015
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In fight for Lincoln's Latino boys, program gives city, family tool against gangs (Lincoln, NE): Olga Miranda knows firsthand why she must keep an eye on her youngest son, Bryan, and on his clothes, his friends and his behavior. And so does the 13-year-old who encounters drugs and gangs in his Lincoln middle school. "He can see the consequences of when somebody can make the wrong decision," Miranda said.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 7, 2015
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