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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 unit works to get handle on violence (Omaha, NE): Police believe some of the recent gun violence is gang-related, however, they won't confirm which. In an effort to keep summer violence from heating up even more, they're reaching out to youth.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: June 12, 2014

Lincoln police to add two officers to anti-gang unit after spate of shootings, robberies (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska's Capital City is seeking to add two police officers to its anti-gang unit to address a recent spate of gang-related shootings and robberies.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 16, 2014

LPD seeks grant to fight gang violence (Lincoln, NE): The Lincoln Police Department plans to apply for a federal grant to add two police officers, allowing LPD to devote more resources to fighting gang-related crimes.
Source: KOLN News    Date: May 15, 2014

LPD looks to add officers as gangs, violence increase (Lincoln, NE): The Lincoln Police Department plans to apply for a federal grant to add two police officers, allowing the department to devote more resources to fight gang-related crime.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: May 15, 2014

Gang violence in Lincoln at tipping point (Lincoln, NE): Gangs in Lincoln are growing and getting more violent, so Mayor Chris Beutler and Lincoln police are trying to get federal money to fight them.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 15, 2014

A voice of experience: Ex-gang member helps lead fight against Omaha violence (Omaha, NE): A valuable tool in the Omaha Police Department's fight against gangs is sitting at a table in the principal's office with three sixth-graders, sorting out board game pieces.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 18, 2014

New police gang intervention specialist knows firsthand about getting involved with wrong crowd (Omaha, NE): South Omaha's new gang intervention specialist knows how to relate to youths entangled with gangs because at one time he, too, got involved with the wrong crowd.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 16, 2014

Omaha gang and firearm crackdown wins regional award (Omaha, NE): Operation "Wipe It Down" not only put nearly three dozen dangerous criminals behind bars, but it also earned regional recognition for the Omaha Gang and Firearms crackdown.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: February 18, 2014

Omaha, Kansas City police share strategies to target gang violence (Omaha, NE): Omaha's efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo. Seven Kansas City gang unit officers met Thursday at Central Police Headquarters with their Omaha counterparts.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 14, 2014

Gang member imprisoned in Omaha slaying of teen (Omaha, NE): A man has been given 55 to 85 years in prison for the slaying of a 16-year-old Omaha boy who was wearing red, the color of a rival gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 30, 2014

Bail withheld for man charged in Payton Benson's death (Omaha, NE): A judge Thursday denied bail for an Omaha man charged in the shooting death of 5-year-old Payton Benson. Vincent Hicks, 20, is charged with first-degree murder on the legal theory that he intended to kill someone when the bullet struck Payton.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2014

Omahans come together after latest gun tragedy (Omaha, NE): Early in the anti-violence rally, its leader, Willie Barney, asked everyone in the audience — numbering about 300 — to hug someone they did not know. And with that, people from across the city reached out to strangers and hugged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 25, 2014

Second man charged in gang-related killings in downtown Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): A second man has been charged in the beating death of two men in downtown Lincoln last summer; beating deaths Lincoln police believe were carried out as part of a gang challenge.
Source: Nebraska Radio Network    Date: December 27, 2013

UNL Police works to address crime through outreach (Lincoln, NE): The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department is planning a series of campus outreach events to get students involved with public safety through the end of 2014. In the City of Lincoln, rates for violent crimes involving gangs are on the rise, even though according to data from LPD, non-violent gang activity is actually on the decline.
Source: The Daily Nebraskan    Date: December 16, 2013

Casady: Nonviolent gang crime drops (Lincoln, NE): Gang crime plummeted in Lincoln over the past few years, even though gang-on-gang violence escalated in the past six months, Public Safety Director Tom Casady said. Officers tied nearly 3,000 crimes — graffiti, attacks, robberies, rapes, drug deals — to gangs in the seven years since police started flagging certain crimes as gang-related, Lincoln Police Department data shows.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: December 5, 2013

Rec centers offer safe haven amid gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Antonio Horton knows what it means to be there when it matters most. Horton is a youth advisor for the Belmont Recreational Center in Lincoln, a community center with after school programs for school students, as well as open doors for any kids looking to get off the streets at night.
Source: KOLN News    Date: December 3, 2013

Local activist looks back at Lincoln's gang history (Lincoln, NE): It may seem like gang violence is on the rise, but one local activist says the violence is nowhere near what it used to be. Lincoln police say two rival gang members are dead and more are behind bars after several unrelated incidents this weekend.
Source: KLKN 8 News    Date: December 3, 2013

Gang-on-gang violence on the rise (Lincoln, NE): A rash of gang violence over the weekend -- an apparent murder-suicide, a shooting and a bloody assault -- led the police chief to declare Monday that Lincoln will not bend to thugs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: December 2, 2013

Lincoln gunfire linked to gang ties (Lincoln, NE): Police in Lincoln are sorting through the city's latest murder that they're describing as a gang-related shooting. Investigators say the suspect, Hector Lopez, killed himself as officers closed in.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: December 2, 2013

Police find 20-year-old man fatally shot (Lincoln, NE): A man identified in a police report as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday near the state Capitol had gang ties, according to court documents, though it is unclear whether gang involvement was to blame for his death.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: December 1, 2013

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