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Omaha gang leader's pattern: arrest, jail time, release, repeat (Omaha, NE): Not long after being released from prison for accidentally shooting and killing a teenage friend in a botched car theft, Michael Liggins was back in handcuffs.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 1, 2013

Raid on gang leaders could cut violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The arrests of leaders from two Omaha street gangs could bring a significant reduction in violent crime over the next few years, a gang expert said. Bruce Ferrell, a former Omaha police officer and the chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association, said the arrests early Thursday of four men will most likely thwart the gangs' gun- and drug-trafficking efforts.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 31, 2013

Second brother sentenced in gang-related attack (Columbus, NE): A 16-year-old Columbus boy convicted of wounding a city man with a pellet gun in connection with a gang-related attack at a Ninth Street residence last fall has been sentenced to two to four years behind bars.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: May 22, 2013

Omaha man serving life for fatal shooting appeals (Omaha, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear arguments in the appeal of an Omaha man given life in prison for the gang-related shooting death of a 20-year-old man.
Source: KGWN 5 News    Date: May 9, 2013

City teenager gets prison in gang-related attack (Columbus, NE): An 18-year-old Columbus man already on probation for a burglary is headed for a prison cell for wielding an aluminum baseball bat in a gang-related attack at a Ninth Street residence last fall.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: May 7, 2013

City teen pleads no contest to charges (Columbus, NE): A 16-year-old Columbus boy pleaded no contest to wounding a city man with a pellet gun in connection with a gang-related attack at Ninth Street residence last fall.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: April 11, 2013

City to form civilian 'steering committee,' hire gang specialist to combat violence (Omaha, NE): A civilian steering committee will soon be formed to help direct the city's response to street violence. A new, scholarly report on violent crime trends in Omaha is close to completion. The city plans to hire an additional civilian gang specialist for southeast Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 14, 2013

Homicide detectives, gang units working hand in hand (Omaha, NE): Thirty-nine times this year, Omaha police detectives took hold of a yellow tape stretched across a street, lifted it over their heads and walked into a killing scene. They found spilled blood and exceptional grief.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 30, 2012

Nebraska supreme court upholds anti-gang law (Omaha, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court Friday upheld a state anti-gang law challenged by an Omaha man who styled himself as a mobster straight out of the television series "The Sopranos."
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: November 30, 2012

Teen attack goes to trial (Columbus, NE): An 18-year-old Columbus man accused of beating a city man with a baseball bat in a gang-related attack Oct. 6 has been bound over for trial in district court on three felonies.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: November 2, 2012

Gang member previously accused of 1st-degree murder, assault beats another felony rap (Omaha, NE): Asked why he was carrying two loaded guns in his waistband, gang member Akeem R. Jones responded: "Because one might run out."
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 31, 2012

Omaha mayor: End furloughs for violent inmates (Omaha, NE): Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle asked state officials Monday to keep inmates who were convicted of violent or gang-related crimes from getting a chance at furlough programs or early release from prison.
Source: NECN News    Date: October 29, 2012

Gang increase in the Heartland (Nebraska): Gang activity is on the rise in Nebraska and Iowa, according to brand new numbers Monday. A report by the National Gang Intelligence Center says there's a rise in gangs all over the country. Since 2009, there's been a 40% increase in gang members from 1,000,000, but what's more surprising is where gangs are popping up.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: October 29, 2012

Brothers face court for attack (Columbus, NE): Two Columbus brothers are accused of wielding an aluminum baseball bat and firing several shots from a pellet gun at two other city men during a gang-related attack in the yard of a Ninth Street home.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: October 12, 2012

Hire gang specialist and increase amnesty programs (Omaha, NE): A gun violence task force suggests the City of Omaha should expand local gun amnesty and buyback programs, hire an additional police gang specialist and push for new ways to intervene with at-risk youth while imposing stricter punishments on violent offenders.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 6, 2012

Man challenges 2009 Nebraska anti-gang law (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man who styled himself as a mobster straight out of the television series "The Sopranos" is asking the Nebraska Supreme Court to declare a relatively new Nebraska anti-gang law unconstitutional — the first challenge of the law to make it to the state's high court.
Source: NECN News    Date: August 26, 2012

Teens and gangs: A discussion (Omaha, NE): We often hear about gangs after a shooting or some other trouble they've caused. But rarely do we hear about the majority of teenagers -- those who choose to not only stay out of gangs -- but follow the law.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: August 17, 2012

14-week operation nets 300 arrests (Omaha, NE): Authorities collared more than 300 criminals, confiscated dozens of firearms and took several thousands of dollars worth of narcotics off the streets in a 14-week, multi-agency operation.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 31, 2012

Study of Omaha gangs offends officials, may not be released (Omaha, NE): Omaha Police Department officers have dropped suspected gang members in their rivals' territory. Police have harassed suspected gang members with questionable traffic stops. Authorities have interfered with the work of local gang interventionists.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 16, 2012

Gang assessment report sheds light on how to stop violence (Omaha, NE): This year's Omaha Gang Assessment reports on the status of gang activity in the city and lays out steps the researchers believe will help alleviate the problem.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 11, 2012

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