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Task force monitors gang activity in central Neb. (North Platte, NE): As gang activity increases in the eastern half of the state, area law enforcement agencies continue to monitor activity in central Nebraska.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: October 30, 2011

School district kicks rosary policy over to lawyers (Fargo, NE): Fargo school officials say a school dress code policy meant to discourage gang-related attire is now in the hands of the district's attorneys. They say they're concerned it may have legal problems on grounds of freedom of religion.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: October 13, 2011

New gang law leads to prison (Omaha, NE): Steve Scott, the first person convicted under a Nebraska law that makes it illegal to coerce someone into gang activity, was sentenced Wednesday to 8 to 10 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 4 years.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 12, 2011

Fremont girl banned from wearing Rosary at school (Omaha, NE): The Catholic church said something that should be a symbol of love has been adopted and abused by gang influences. A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can't wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools.
Source: MSNBC KETV    Date: October 3, 2011

California gang dons Husker Red for street cred (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel. The reason? The Norteños, a Mexican street gang in northern California, have taken a liking to Husker gear. It's red -- their color -- and it usually has a big "N" -- for Norteños, in their world.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: September 23, 2011

Informant tips police to alleged plot (Omaha, NE): An Omaha gang with roots in El Salvador did quite the background check on one prospective member. They didn't do their homework on another. Ultimately, that second gang member wore a wire and infiltrated MS-13 — a notoriously violent gang from El Salvador — helping investigators as they unraveled a plot to kill the first gang prospect.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 15, 2011

Gang member sentenced to jail (Grand Island, NE): Before being sentenced to 10 months in jail, a man convicted of two misdemeanors connected to gang activity told a Hall County judge he'd changed a lot since his November 2010 arrest.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: September 14, 2011

California members wear Husker gear to rep their street gang (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: September 9, 2011

Youth violence hurts communities (Omaha, NE): The University of Nebraska Medical Center hosted its weekly Science Café, with a discussion on youth violence in Omaha this week. A mother, who lost her son in a gang-related shooting, shared her personal story with KVNO News after the event.
Source: KVNO News    Date: September 9, 2011

Nebraska teen imprisoned for gang shooting (Columbus, NE): A 17-year-old Columbus youth convicted as an adult for a gang-related shooting last year has been given 11-to-22 years in prison.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: August 9, 2011

Neighborhoods target graffiti (Omaha, NE): The sight of crude graffiti "tags" near Barry Wells' southeast Omaha home brings a familiar feeling to the longtime resident's mind.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 22, 2011

City businesses hit with graffiti (Columbus, NE): Calls started coming into the Columbus Police Station reporting incidents of graffiti about the time people were getting to work Tuesday morning and didn’t let up for more than five hours.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: July 21, 2011

Gang life tempted shooting victim, foster father says (Lincoln, NE): Police said Monday that a weekend shooting at a downtown Lincoln bar likely was gang-related -- something the victim's former foster father and former boxing coach assumed from the start.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 16, 2011

Man stabbed, several other people arrested after gang fight at South Sioux City apartment (South Sioux City, NE): One person was hospitalized with stab wounds and more than a half-dozen people were arrested after what police say was a gang fight at an apartment complex in South Sioux City.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: April 19, 2011

Graffiti on the rise in Columbus (Columbus, NE): The messages scrolled in spray paint across city playground equipment and park facilities vary from gang-related to offensive language and the classic “Jack + Jane” declaration.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: April 9, 2011

Gang violence prevalent in city, but still safe, says expert (Omaha, NE): "Our gang members are some of the smartest, most intelligent kids we have," said President of Midwest Gang Investigators Association Bruce Ferrell, Omaha.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: April 7, 2011

Gang recruitment case bound over to district court (Grand Island, NE): The case of a man charged with illegally recruiting a 13-year-old boy into the East Side Locos gang was bound over to district court on Friday.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: February 25, 2011

Three Omaha health centers partner to curb violence (Omaha, NE): Three Omaha health centers are partnering on a new effort to prevent gun and gang violence in the city.
Source: NTV News    Date: February 19, 2011

Cuts hit anti-gang efforts in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The streets and schools of north and South Omaha will have two fewer anti-gang counselors because of federal cutbacks that have trickled down to local Boys & Girls Clubs.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 22, 2011

Gang-related killings spike (Omaha, NE): Gang- and drug-related deaths drove Omaha's 2010 homicide total, accounting for roughly half of the city's 34 slayings last year. While the overall number of homicides was only slightly higher than the decade's average of 32, police statistics show that gang-related killings spiked last year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 15, 2011

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