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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:    Date: June 1, 2015

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

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

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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