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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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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

Play Shares Stories Of Local Gang Violence In Community (Omaha, NE): Inside the Rose theater, Director Tyrone Beasley gives guidance to a cast of new actors. "If you are going to move, you need to move with a purpose," said Beasley. The group of people is rehearsing for an upcoming show called I Dream of An Omaha Where. The cast is not who most people coming to the theater would expect.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: August 5, 2015

Project Harmony responding to gang violence through education (Omaha, NE): Project Harmony is hosting training for professionals in the Douglas and Sarpy County area in the hopes of preventing further gang violence in the Omaha metro.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: August 3, 2015

Police say gang activity linked to fatal Memorial Day shooting (Omaha, NE): Michael Goynes, 21, was back in court Tuesday. He’s accused of fatally shooting Lamond Secret Jr., 26, at a gas station near 72nd and Ames on Memorial Day.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 21, 2015

Former gang member reflects on childhood, his neighborhood and how he made a better life (Omaha, NE): Editor’s Note: After the recent arrest of a 12-year-old Omahan on a first-degree murder charge, The World-Herald asked Jamar Adams to reflect on how that child could have been him. Adams, 33, writes about his own gang involvement at a young age and how he broke away from that lifestyle.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 19, 2015

Man facing charges in 2 double homicides said he'd quit gang life (Omaha, NE): It appeared that Akeem Jones had left the street gang he had been a part of for years. He got a job, a new place to live and different friends. In 2014, he said he had left the gang life, and he had worked to help other gang members do the same.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 18, 2015

Gang Crackdown Nets 32 Illegal Guns, 138 Arrests (Omaha, NE): Nearly 50 gang members were apprehended in the latest anti-gang operation undertaken by Omaha Police and the United States Marshal Service. Law enforcement officials outlined the results at a news conference Thursday morning in Omaha.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: July 16, 2015

Prosecutors: 12-year-old murder suspect member of violent street gang in Omaha (Omaha, NE): At his first court appearance this week, prosecutors said Jarrell Milton, 12, is a member of one of Omaha, Nebraska's, most violent street gangs.
Source: WDSU News    Date: July 11, 2015

Arrest of 12-Year-Old Murder Suspect Puts Spotlight on Midwestern Gang Violence (Omaha, NE): Neighborhoods wrapped in crime tape have become a sobering sight in Omaha, Nebraska, where a fatal shooting allegedly carried out by a 12-year-old boy is the latest case being linked to gangs. While violent gun crime dipped over the past decade in this Midwestern city of more than 430,000, the latest statistics show a resurgence of gun assault incidents this year.
Source: NBC News     Date: July 8, 2015

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

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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