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'I just wish he would have showed ... remorse': Omaha teen sentenced to 90-140 years in prison for murder of rival gang members (Omaha, NE): Sentenced to 50 to 95 years in prison for the murders of two rival gang members, Charles Trotter turned around to his mom and family. “I’m good, I’m good, I’m good,” he said as he left court for prison. The 18-year-old was trying to reassure family members, including his mother Barbara Robinson, an anti-gang activist in Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 10, 2016

As gangs turn to social media, so do the police (Omaha, NE): Social media has changed how local gangs recruit new members and even make threats. Threats that used to be made in person can also now be done with a click of a button on Facebook and Twitter. As a result, the Omaha Police Department gang unit checks social media pages. It’s just one of the many efforts to track, combat and prevent gang violence in the city.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 27, 2016

Omaha gang member tried to put a hit on woman, authorities say, but he was talking to federal agent (Omaha, NE): In the police telling, Dionte Dortch is a significant force in the 44th Avenue Crips, a potent contributor to gangland violence in Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 17, 2016

Programs in Omaha aim to get people away from gangs (Omaha, NE): There are programs that work to impact and stop violence in the Omaha area.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: September 13, 2016

Dozens of gang members, violent offenders arrested after operation, police say (Omaha, NE): A three-month operation to get violent offenders off the streets netted dozens of arrests, police said Tuesday.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: September 13, 2016

Omaha officer opens fire on pickup after gang unit car rammed (Omaha, NE): An Omaha police officer fired a shot at a pickup truck Tuesday night after the pickup was driven into a police car, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 31, 2016

OPD increase presence in North Omaha due to recent shootings (Omaha, NE): The City of Omaha has at least a dozen new shooting victims this week after an active weekend of gunfire. Omaha Police responded to several shootings in North Omaha, with most of them being drive-bys.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: August 18, 2016

Former gang rivals unite at Black Lives Matter protest: ‘We’re tired of all the violence’ (Omaha, NE): Rival gang members Travis Bennett and Markail Channel were about to fight each other in high school five years ago. But then their Millard South High School principal sat them down and had them talk out their differences — conflict resolution using dialogue.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 12, 2016

Omaha man convicted in gang-related killings of 2 men (Omaha, NE): The 18-year-old son of a gang-prevention activist was convicted Friday of two counts of first-degree murder in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 25, 2016

Cemetery damage no longer connected to gang initiations (Grand Island, NE): About 10 years ago, cemetery expert Skip Meyer was told by Grand Island police that gang members ask prospective members to commit vandalism at local cemeteries. The new members were supposed to bring them something from the cemetery as part of a gang initiation. Representatives of the Grand Island Police Department and Hall County Sheriff’s Department do not remember the practice.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: June 11, 2016

'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

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