Gang-Related News Articles

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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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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

'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

Group debuts new in-school gang intervention program (Omaha, NE): The halls of Omaha North High Magnet School are buzzing with students who overcome daily obstacles just to attend. The challenge for educators is to beat the odds and help teens succeed.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: November 13, 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

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