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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

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

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