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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

Gang study delivers scathing assessment of violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE) : There is a new report out on gangs in Omaha. It says people are being killed over personal jealousies and disputes, while other gangs are suppressing violence to keep their drug trade in business. The University of Nebraska-Omaha conducted the Omaha gang assessment at the request of the city last year.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 10, 2012

Lincoln man gets 60-90 years in G.I. man's shooting (Lincoln, NE) : A judge Monday called a 28-year-old Lincoln man "very dangerous" before sending him to prison for 60 to 90 years for a shooting that left a Grand Island man in a coma.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: June 26, 2012

Anger boiled over at Wagner arrest (Omaha, NE): The crowd was livid. Jimmy Levering, an infamous leader of the 29th Street Bloods street gang, had just been gunned down outside a northeast Omaha bar and pronounced dead at Creighton University Medical Center.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 24, 2012

Shootings were escalation of gang feud (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln police believe a couple of recent shootings, one of which ended with two men wounded, are the latest escalation of a long-festering feud between rival gangs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 5, 2012

Lakeview class makes video on gangs (Columbus, NE): Students at Lakeview High School are taking a stand against gang activity through a video created as part of a nationwide program. Fourteen students from the school’s drama class spent this semester filming and editing a 25-minute documentary entitled “Small Steps: Gang Awareness.”
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: May 3, 2012

Man pleads no contest to gang-related shooting outside Lincoln bar (Lincoln, NE): A 27-year-old has pleaded no contest to a gang-related shooting outside a Lincoln bar. Anthony Escamilla made his pleas Monday in Lancaster County District Court. He's charged with first-degree assault, use of a firearm for a felony and second-degree arson.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: April 24, 2012

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