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Council delays vote on gang task force funds (Green Bay, WI): The Green Bay City Council delayed a decision Tuesday about funding four police officers for a dedicated gang task force.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: September 16, 2015

'Justice for George,' accused shooter's father pleads (La Crosse, WI): The father of a man accused in the fatal shooting of George Miller on Aug. 21 joined La Crosse residents and community leaders in calling for an end to the violence at a gathering Wednesday in Powell Park.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: September 10, 2015

Subcommittee discusses preventing gangs (Sun Prairie, WI): A Sun Prairie meeting on gang activity had almost come to a close when District 3 Alder Al Guyant stood up. “We’re going to go into whether the city district and school are going to spend some money; I can already hear that,” Guyant said. “How many of you are former gang members? Raise your hand. Anybody?”
Source: The Star    Date: August 24, 2015

Sun Prairie leaders consider public transportation to deal with gang problem (Sun Prairie, WI): Calling gang activity an "inescapable truth," Sun Prairie city leaders were presented with recommendations Wednesday for what to do about the growing issue.
Source:    Date: August 19, 2015

Committee’s call for gang task force inches forward (Green Bay, WI): The city’s Finance Committee Tuesday night put its stamp of approval on a Green Bay Police Department proposal to build a gang task force of four dedicated officers.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: August 4, 2015

Sun Prairie releases report on gang activity (Sun Prairie, WI): In response to concerns about a growing level of gang activity, the City of Sun Prairie recently published a report that follows nearly three years of research and analysis. The report was compiled by The Sun Prairie Youth and Families Commission’s Subcommittee to Assess Gang Activity. One component looks at current gang presence in the city, while the second component suggests recommendations for how to prevent it from increasing.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: July 30, 2015

First Look: Police Unveil Plan for Permanent Green Bay Gang Task Force (Green Bay, WI): Green Bay’s Personnel Committee is discussing the future of the city’s gang unit. It has become a contentious issue. City leaders are demanding more attention on gangs after investigators arrested two teens for setting fire to an east side apartment complex in April.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News    Date: July 15, 2015

Green Bay Gang Task Force Tackling Large-Scale Investigations (Green Bay, WI): Green Bay’s Gang Task Force is once again patrolling city streets. Action 2 News has been reporting for more than a year about the specialized unit, which has come and gone on a temporary basis.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News    Date: July 14, 2015

Six arrested in gang drug investigation (Madison, WI): The Madison Police Department arrested six gang members in a drug investigation Monday, finding more than $51,000 in drugs. Since early 2015 the department has been collaborating with the Dane County Narcotics Task force, Drug Enforcement Agency, and FBI to monitor members of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang. They were suspected of distributing illegal narcotic drugs.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: July 1, 2015

Janesville police banning some offenders from Fourth Ward (Janesville, WI): Several local residents are being told to stay out of the Fourth Ward neighborhood or risk going to jail. These are no ordinary residents. They are on probation as part of their sentences in criminal cases.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: June 12, 2015

3 more arrests made in Milwaukee gang crackdown (Milwaukee, WI): Three more people targeted in an MPD-FBI Gang Task Force investigation were arrested on Wednesday, an FBI spokesman said.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: June 10, 2015

Police-FBI task force executes Milwaukee gang crackdown (Milwaukee, WI): The MPD-FBI Gang Task Force fanned out across Milwaukee's north side just after dawn Tuesday, executing eight search warrants and targeting more than a dozen suspected gang members for arrest.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: June 9, 2015

Aldermen, Police Chief at Odds over Gang Task Force (Green Bay, WI): Green Bay’s police chief announced his sudden retirement Thursday. Tom Molitor joined the Green Bay Police Department in 1982. In 2012 be came out of retirement to serve as interim chief. One year later he was named permanent chief.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News    Date: June 4, 2015

Police chief discounts need for expanded gang unit (Green Bay, WI): City aldermen calling for a full-time gang task force in Green Bay have good intentions but the wrong idea, police Chief Tom Molitor says. He made the statement recently after several aldermen, reacting to news of recent high-profile gang-related crimes, called for him to draw up a plan, even if it would require adding staff to the police department.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: May 29, 2015

Police believe recent gun violence is gang-related (Madison, WI): After two more cases this weekend, Madison police are now investigating nearly three dozen reports of shots fired since the beginning of April. Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says this is the department's top priority. There's been injuries and close calls and he says gang activity is playing a big role.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: May 18, 2015

Committee directs chief to plan for expanded gang unit (Green Bay, WI): Aldermen worried that Green Bay may have an expanding gang problem put Police Chief Tom Molitor on the defensive Wednesday night, demanding he come up with a plan for an expanded fulltime gang task force for the department.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: May 13, 2015

Busted: 23 charged in heroin ring in Milwaukee, Chicago; many part of “Four Corner Hustlers” street gang (Milwaukee, WI): United States Attorney James Santelle on Tuesday, May 12th announced the following 23 defendants have been charged in a criminal complaint with drug trafficking offenses related to the distribution of heroin in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Source: WITI FOX 6 News    Date: May 12, 2015

Green Bay sees violent shift in gang activity (Green Bay, WI): Green Bay city leaders are expressing major concern about an apartment fire last month now that investigators ruled it arson and say it was connected to gangs.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News    Date: May 11, 2015

Police change tactics for managing gangs (Green Bay, WI): For more than a year, Target 2 Investigates as been looking into the gang activity in the area and examining what is being done to combat the problem.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News    Date: May 11, 2015

Youth programs help keep kids safe & off the streets (Milwaukee, WI): The Holton Youth and Family Center has 9 locations in Milwaukee and they offer programs to keep youth safe and off the streets. Its main site is on East Burleigh Street. Above the Clouds is an arts educational program that offers ballet, cheerleading, hip hop, step, theater and music classes to kids from 5 to 17 years old for free.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: May 11, 2015

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