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Madison City Council accepts $750,000 grant to prevent youth violence on North Side (Madison, WI): The Madison City Council voted Tuesday to accept a $750,000 federal grant for preventing youth violence on the North Side. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will be distributed by the city to community organizations to reduce children’s exposure to violence, particularly gun and gang violence.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: October 19, 2016

Man Wanted by FBI in Milwaukee Turns Himself In After Gang Round Up (Milwaukee, WI): One of the two men wanted by the FBI after the gang round up has been captured in Southeastern Wisconsin. The man was wanted on federal charges for his alleged involvement in the Maniac Latin Disciples violent street gang is now in custody.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: October 7, 2016

Police: Gang Member Charged with Selling a Gun (Racine County, WI): Officers with the Southeastern Wisconsin Gang Task Force say a 30-year-old Racine man is facing a felony gun charge after selling a handgun to a confidential informant.
Source: Racine County Eye    Date: October 7, 2016

Over 40 Targeted in Gang Roundup in Racine and Kenosha (Racine, WI): In a tweet Thursday morning, the FBI's Milwaukee officer confirmed that the FBI and their partners were currently engaged in significant gang enforcement operations in Racine and Kenosha.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: October 6, 2016

FBI Nabs 28 in Violent Gang Bust (Milwaukee, WI): State, regional and federal officials are announcing the arrest of over two dozen violent gang members in southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Source: 104.1 WIKY     Date: October 6, 2016

Gang-affiliated gun violence on the rise in Madison (Madison, WI): With more than 80 shots fired in Madison since the beginning of the year, the Madison Police Department has seen a recent increase in gang-affiliated shootings since August. But while gang-affiliated shootings are on the rise, MPD Chief Mike Koval said MPD isn’t ready to say the gun violence is a manifestation of gangs fighting other gangs.
Source: The Badger Herald    Date: October 4, 2016

Crime task force targets violent gang, breaks down Bless Team (Milwaukee, WI): A simple internet search and you can find Bless Team music videos, but others describe them as something else. "What I look at this as, is a recruitment video," said Laura Crivello, assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: September 20, 2016

Suspect in shooting is Latin King gang member (Burnett County, WI): A Latin King gang member, gone “goofy” after having smoked methamphetamine, slipped into the home of the man he had just smoked with, shooting him in the thigh and stealing his fanny pack, police reports state.
Source: Washburn County Register    Date: August 4, 2016

Q&A: Brian Chaney-Austin balances prevention and policing with Madison's gang unit (Madison, WI): As a supervisor for the Madison Police Department’s gang unit, Sgt. Brian Chaney-Austin is not often surprised when he learns about individuals involved in gang activity. 37-year-old Chaney-Austin, who has been the unit’s supervisor since 2014, said many persons of interest and suspects who have gang affiliations have been on the unit's radar for years.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: July 17, 2016

3 gang members arrested (Madison, WI): The Dane County Narcotics Task Force arrested three gang members and recovered a loaded handgun following a traffic stop Monday afternoon.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: June 21, 2016

High-tech ballistics tie 3 gang members to string of shootings (Milwaukee, WI): High-powered ballistic technology appears to be central in a new criminal case involving three men tied to a Milwaukee street gang who have been charged in a string of shootings dating to last summer, including one homicide and a shootout on the Marquette Interchange in December.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: June 20, 2016

Racine man allegedly shoots at kids playing basketball in gang-related incident (Racine, WI): A Racine man out on bail is facing four felony charges for firing several rounds during an alleged gang-related incident Monday afternoon in the 1600 block of Charles Street.
Source: Racine Journal Times    Date: June 16, 2016

Gang member, 16, arrested with loaded handgun in his possession, Madison police say (Madison, WI): A 16-year-old gang member from Madison was arrested early Sunday morning with a loaded handgun allegedly found in his pocket, police said.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: June 13, 2016

Madison homicides have ripple effect that reaches into schools (Madison, WI): One day after the third of three connected homicides, Madison Police Department and city officials stood in front of poster-sized images of one suspect and eight persons of interest in various acts of gun violence in the community.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: June 9, 2016

Police round up gang members suspected in smash-and-grabs (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police are rounding up suspected members of a youth gang suspected of smashing out more than 100 car windows in a single night. Police are on the hunt for the crime crew that calls itself the CT Mob. On June 2, it hit a neighborhood near UW-Milwaukee and south along the lake into Bay View, damaging more than 100 cars.
Source: WISN 12 News    Date: June 9, 2016

Home policing: Janesville officers visit 103 known gang members' homes (Janesville, WI): Janesville police hit home over the past few weeks to get the message across to known gang members, trying to reduce illegal activity and the impact gangs can have on society.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: June 3, 2016

Police use home visits to keep eye on gang activity (Janesville, WI): Janesville police have been talking to gang members and outlaw motorcyclists to collect information and prevent trouble, police said Friday.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: June 3, 2016

Former gang members could be bridge between current members, law enforcement (Madison, WI): One of the 15 proposals suggested by the Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, to end violence in Madison involves hiring former gang members to reach out to current gang members to resolve problems.
Source: WISC-TV News 3    Date: May 16, 2016

Former gang leader offers insights on fatal shootings (Madison, WI): Jesse Payton sees the three fatal shootings in the span of 22 days as an indicator of change in the level of street violence in Madison. “These guys are very serious about staying alive and very serious about making their point, getting their point across,” Payton said.
Source: WISC-TV News 3    Date: May 12, 2016

Madison police chief: Number of gun violence incidents increasing, some gang connections (Madison, WI): Madison Police Chief Mike Koval addressed his concern over the city's growing number of gun-related violent incidents Tuesday, calling the trend “increasingly disturbing.”
Source: The Capital Times    Date: April 27, 2016

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