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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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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

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

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

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

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

Man gets 65 years for bullet that killed Omaha 5-year-old (Omaha, NE): A man accused of spraying bullets at a rival gang member and killing a 5-year-old Omaha girl who was inside her house a block away was sentenced to 65 years in prison Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 9, 2015

Gangs Brag About Vandalizing Murdered Teens' Graves (Omaha, NE): The grave sites of two murdered teenagers were vandalized, and two rival gangs have taken credit for the crime on social media. Martini Swift, mother of slain teenager Johntavious Swift, said her son's grave site at Mt. Hope Cemetery off 78th and Military Road was vandalized on what would be his 17th birthday.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: March 10, 2015

2013's 'Operation Wipe it Down’ — which targeted gun, drug crimes — aims for more arrests (Omaha, NE): The last of the “Wipe it Down” defendants convicted of gang-related gun and drug crimes is scheduled for sentencing today — but authorities say the sweep isn’t over yet.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 6, 2015

2 gang members among 3 arrested in fatal stabbing (Reno, NV): Three people, including two gang members, are under arrest in the stabbing death of a 55-year-old man near Placerville.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: February 22, 2015

Lex grade schools doing GREAT (Lexington, NE): LexingtonPublic Schools and the Lexington Police Department teamed up to teach elementary students about gang violence, bullying, and respect. The GREAT program stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training.
Source: Lexington Clipper-Herald    Date: February 20, 2015

Nebraska Proposals Would End Certain Mandatory Minimums (Lincoln, NE): Prison reform advocates are asking Nebraska lawmakers to end mandatory minimum sentences for certain gun and drug crimes, saying the get-tough-on-crime approach has backfired.
Source: NBC Nebraska    Date: February 12, 2015

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

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