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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

Alleged Aztec Soul gang member sentenced to prison (Crown Point, WI): An alleged member of the Aztec Souls street gang was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison after admitting to his role in intimidating a rival gang member.
Source: The Times    Date: April 22, 2016

Gang Member Charged With Armed Robbery (Racine, WI): A man could spend the rest of his life in prison if he is convicted for his role in a home invasion/armed robbery that he and two other members of the Latin King street gang are accused of doing in March.
Source: Racine County Eye    Date: April 11, 2016

Bray Center shooting occured 13 days after alleged gang member's jail release (Racine, WI): Thirteen days after a Racine man bailed out of jail on gun and marijuana possession charges, he allegedly was involved in a triple shooting inside the George Bray Neighborhood Center.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: April 1, 2016

Criminal complaint: Bray Center shooting was gang-related (Racine, WI): Bond was set at $100,000 cash on Friday for a Racine man who investigators believe was involved in a triple shooting last month inside the George Bray Neighborhood Center after a fight erupted between rival gangs.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: April 1, 2016

Former gangbanger now does street outreach for Clarke Square initiative (Milwaukee, WI): It was Nov. 6, 1999, recalls Jose Vasquez, when six bullets, shot from point-blank range by a rival gang member, tore holes through various limbs of his body. `“At the time I knew that something like that could happen to me but I didn’t care. It was just another scar,” said Vasquez, now a street outreach worker for the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI).
Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service    Date: March 11, 2016

Suspected gang member wanted by Madison police (Madison, WI): Madison police are looking for a suspected gang member who has failed to appear in court on multiple charges.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: February 16, 2016

Death of 5-year-old the result of a gang-retaliation attempt, document indicates (Janesville, WI): The story of the death of Austin Ramos Jr. reads like 1920s gangland Chicago, with shots fired at one moving car from another.
Source: Janesville Gazette    Date: February 1, 2016

Sheriff, community groups work to limit impact of gangs on community (Beloit, WI): Gangs are not new in Rock County, but officials with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said crimes connected to gang members are becoming too common. “It’s like not as much respect of human life. They will shoot anywhere and everywhere, all times of day and night. The calls come in, it could be 12 in the afternoon and there have been shots-fired calls,” Rock County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Christiansen said.
Source: WISC-TV News 3    Date: January 28, 2016

Beloit police: Four named suspects in boy's shooting death (Beloit, WI): Four people have been named suspects in the Jan. 22 fatal shooting of a 5-year-old boy, Beloit interim Police Chief David Zibolski announced Thursday at a press conference.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: January 28, 2016

Suspected Gang Member Charged with Plotting Witness’ Murder (Racine, WI): Investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office say a man facing felony firearm charges was communicating with his gang to plot the murder of a witness in his case.
Source: Racine County Eye    Date: January 27, 2016

Beloit police arrest one, seeking two in shooting of 5-year-old (Beloit, WI): Police have identified three persons of interest in Friday's shooting death of 5-year-old Austin R. Ramos Jr., but none has been named as a suspect, at least so far.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: January 27, 2016

2 men arrested in apartment shooting as Madison police look to crack down on gun violence (Madison, WI): Madison police on Thursday announced the arrest of two suspects in a brazen, broad-daylight shootout over drugs that occurred just two days prior at a Far East Side apartment building, part of a recent uptick in serious gang and gun violence that authorities are eager to stem.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: January 15, 2016

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval 'fed up' with gang activity, gun violence (Madison, WI): Madison police are asking for the community’s help in preventing and halting gun and gang violence in the city. Police Chief Mike Koval said Thursday he needs the eyes, ears and willingness of the public to help the police by reporting information about shootings. He highlighted a shooting that happened Tuesday in an apartment on MacArthur Road.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: January 14, 2016

Police: Two in custody, one is a gang member (Madison, WI): Two people are behind bars after police say shots were fired when a drug deal went wrong. It happened Tuesday afternoon inside an apartment on MacArthur Road on Madison's east side. Police say this latest incident of gun violence turned out to be connected to gang activity.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: January 14, 2016

Toughest Sentence for Role in Sheboygan Fight (Sheboygan, WI): A Sheboygan man involved in a large fight between two groups back in October that was suspected of being gang related got the toughest sentence of the four charged.
Source: WHBL News    Date: December 30, 2015

Wisconsin Senate committee advances bill allowing longer sentences for gang crimes (Madison, WI): Wisconsin criminals who are found guilty of gang-related crimes could be given longer prison sentences under a bill approved by a Senate committee on Wednesday.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: December 17, 2015

FBI seeking 3 fugitives tied to Milwaukee street gang investigation (Milwaukee, WI): The FBI is asking for the public's help in finding three fugitives who are wanted in connection with an ongoing street gang investigation in Milwaukee.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: December 10, 2015

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