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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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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

Witness intimidation 'out of control' in Milwaukee County (Milwaukee County, WI): The threats are made in high-profile homicides and little-known domestic violence cases, delivered over jail phones, on social media and even in old-fashioned letters.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: November 14, 2015

Police arrest 19, seize guns & drugs in operation to dismantle “organized, dangerous gang” (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced on Tuesday afternoon, November 3rd the arrest of 19 members of a violent street gang in Milwaukee known as the Wild 100s. Additionally, drugs and guns were seized.
Source: FOX6 News    Date: November 3, 2015

Hearing held on bill that would let prosecutors expand prison time for gang members (Madison, WI): Criminals who are also found to be gang members could end up spending more time in prison under a bill in the legislature. One of the bill's co-authors said law enforcement officials wanted them to introduce it. It would give prosecutors the option to add anywhere from six months to five years of extra prison time to gang members who commit crimes that promotes their gang in some way.
Source: WKOW 27 News    Date: October 28, 2015

Man convicted in ‘gang retaliation’ fire at apt. complex (Green Bay, WI): An 18-year-old man has reached a plea deal in an arson that destroyed a Green Bay apartment complex, leaving dozens of people without a place to live.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News    Date: October 21, 2015

2 with ties to Milwaukee street gang charged in 3 homicides (Milwaukee, WI): Two Milwaukee men associated with the Uptown Street Boys gang have been charged in connection with a string of shootings and homicides dating back to 2011.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: October 15, 2015

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: WISC-TV News 3    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

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