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Omaha police step up efforts to keep guns out of gang members' hands (Omaha, NE): Two burglars carried a 300- to 400-pound gun safe out of Kurt Falkner’s Omaha apartment in mid-January. The locked safe held eight firearms and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 8, 2015

Gang expert talks about the problem and solutions after gang violence outbreak in Omaha (Omaha, NE): Pete Simi, Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha: One of the things that we’ve seen looking at gang violence in Omaha, one of the main factors are interpersonal disputes, and these kind of rivalries and conflicts that get generated and aren’t resolved over time.
Source: KVNO News    Date: February 6, 2015

3 more pleas mean no trials in death of 5-year-old Payton Benson (Omaha, NE): Three more pleas Tuesday mean there will be no trials in the death of 5-year-old Payton Benson.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 4, 2015

Gang violence fueled by clicks on social media (Omaha, NE): Social media are making it easier for gang members to retaliate against rivals quickly, both online and face to face.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 1, 2015

'I'm sorry,' Omaha man says after pleading no contest to second-degree murder in 5-year-old girl's slaying (Omaha, NE): Tabatha Manning cried softly as she sat mere feet from the man who killed her daughter, 5-year-old Payton Benson.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 29, 2015

Mayor Says Witnesses Who Come Forward Will Be Protected (Omaha, NE): There is still no suspect in a shooting that killed three people and wounded five others according to Mayor Jean Stothert.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: January 27, 2015

Trial ordered for 16-year-old charged in double slaying (Omaha, NE): The 16-year-old son of an anti-gang activist will stand trial in the gang-related shooting deaths of two Omaha men at a party, a Douglas County Judge ordered Tuesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 27, 2015

‘Gang-related’ shooting in Omaha leaves three dead, five wounded (Omaha, NE): Three people been killed and five people were hospitalized after a gang-related shooting in an unoccupied home in Omaha, Nebraska, according to police.
Source: National Monitor    Date: January 25, 2015

Fight breaks out at Sunday's prayer walk (Omaha, NE): Hate-filled screaming between rival gang members drowned out messages of love and peace Sunday.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: January 25, 2015

Gang prevention targets kids as young as 5 (Omaha, NE): A new after-school program is gaining steam in Omaha, aimed at early intervention to keep kids out of gangs. Compassion in Action is an organization that's been doing prison intervention for years.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: January 18, 2015

16-year-old charged in double homicide was connected to gang, mother says (Omaha, NE): An anti-gang activist whose 16-year-old son is charged in the shooting deaths of two men at a party acknowledged Tuesday that the teen has ties to the 37th Street Crips.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 6, 2015

New program aims to cut gang crime (Lincoln, NE): Lancaster County and Lincoln police have started Operation Tipping Point, a program aimed at helping keep at-risk youth from joining gangs.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: December 1, 2014

LPD, county program aims to fight gangs (Lincoln, NE): Jonathan Chavez knows he needs to stay busy. Fresh out of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, the 18-year-old has tried a lot of methods to stay out of trouble. He’s hopeful he’s found the solution in a program that keeps him busy on Fridays, typically one of his more troublesome nights.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: November 29, 2014

Operation Purple Haze sweeps Omaha streets with wiretaps (Omaha, NE): For nine months, investigators patrolled the streets of Omaha and listened to drug deals taking place. The officers listened to wiretapped conversations of Omaha’s crack dealers who talked in code.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: November 23, 2014

Online Omaha gang activity prompts community response (Omaha, NE): Members of Omaha 360 are joining police in the fight against online gang activity. Members of the community advocacy group’s newly formed social media committee talked about pushing positive online music and messages to counteract the ones gang members are putting out.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: November 12, 2014

Omaha police say videos starring gang members with guns can inspire violence, retaliation (Omaha, NE): A dozen teenagers are holding firearms and flashing gang signs while a few others rap in front of them, pointing guns directly at the camera.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 3, 2014

Social media fueling gang violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE): Social media is playing a major role in fueling crime in Omaha.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: November 3, 2014

Student arrested with gun, ammunition outside of school (Omaha, NE): In order to keep all 141 students and staff safe, Blackburn Alternative High School has a security crew and two school resource officers. Those officers saw signs of trouble on Oct. 16 when a student flashed gang signs.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: October 27, 2014

Nebraska Supreme Court: Failure to challenge anti-gang violence law not grounds for appeal (Lincoln, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by an Omaha man who had argued that his lawyer should have challenged as unconstitutional an anti-gang violence law.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 25, 2014

A Child's Birthday With A Message Against Gang Violence (Omaha, NE): It isn't the birthday party Tabatha Manning originally would have planned for her daughter Payton Benson. But Sunday, October 19th's celebrations did have many of the same elements.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: October 19, 2014

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