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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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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

High court upholds Omaha man's murder conviction in gang-related slaying (Lincoln, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld Friday the murder conviction of an Omaha man found guilty in a gang-related revenge slaying on a downtown street.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 17, 2014

Anti-violence advocate praises stats showing decrease in Omaha gun violence (Omaha, NE): An influential leader working to improve the quality of life for all Omaha residents said Wednesday that he’s encouraged by the Police Department’s latest release of gun violence statistics.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 16, 2014

Lincoln adds 2 police officers to fight gang activity (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln police will hire two officers to fight gangs with a $250,000 federal grant won by the city, Mayor Chris Beutler announced Wednesday.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: October 1, 2014

Suspected Lincoln gang member sentenced for beating deaths (Lincoln, NE): A suspected gang member has been sentenced to prison for helping beat to death two Lincoln men last year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 1, 2014

"Operation Tipping Point" Fights Gang Activity In Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): For 10 years the Hub has tried to help Lincoln kids graduate high school and find a job.
Source: 1011 News    Date: August 28, 2014

City hires new gang intervention specialist (Omaha, NE): Omaha's two gang intervention specialists don't work out of the office, and they call that one of their strengths. Both men work the streets, and it's familiar to them because they once walked in those same shoes.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Two sisters make trek from gang-plagued El Salvador to new life in Nebraska (Omaha, NE): The river was dirty, full of trash and discarded clothes from previous migrants. Sisters Carolina and Liseth were standing on Mexican soil. The Rio Grande separated them from the United States and their dreams for a safe future.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 17, 2014

Lincoln suspects enter plea agreements in gang beating deaths (Lincoln, NE): Two suspected gang members have pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges for the beating deaths of two Lincoln men last year.
Source: KLKN 8 News    Date: July 21, 2014

Gang crackdown sends Omaha man to prison (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a drug and firearms investigation. Jarez Wilson had entered a guilty plea in the case.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: July 11, 2014

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