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Police announce roundup of gang members in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police and federal authorities arrested 11 people Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into a street gang known as the Wild 100's based on the city's northwest side. The roundup brought the total number of arrests to more than 100 since fall.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: April 16, 2015

34 of “the most dangerous criminals” taken off the street as U.S. Marshals complete Oper. Violence Reduction (Southeast Wisconsin): U.S. Marshals made 34 arrests in Wisconsin in connection with a national warrant initiative called “Operation Violence Reduction” that took place from March 2nd through April 10th.
Source: WITI FOX 6 News    Date: April 16, 2015

Hmong parents briefed on cyber security at forum (Wausau, WI): Parents shouldn’t hesitate to oversee and regulate their children’s social media use, said Wausau Police Department officials at a bilingual forum Thursday evening.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald    Date: April 16, 2015

Dozens attend Wausau forum on protecting kids from gang violence (Wausau, WI): About 70 people attended a forum in Wausau Thursday night on keeping kids safe in the wake of a gang related stabbing death three weeks ago.
Source: WTAQ News    Date: March 20, 2015

Possible new signs of gang activity (Wausau, WI): There could be new signs of gang activity in Wausau. This after police say a deadly stabbing last month could be linked to gangs. The Wausau Police Department was called this week after possible gang related graffiti was found on five separate buildings on one street.
Source: WAOW 9 News     Date: March 13, 2015

Robbery crew with gang ties busted after spree in three counties (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee Police, with the help of several law enforcement agencies, executed multiple search warrants on March 11 and arrested eleven suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery spree that spanned three counties.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: March 11, 2015

Rival gang members charged in West Towne, Southwest Side shootings (Madison, WI): Two men who police say exchanged gunfire during a gang dispute at West Towne Mall last weekend were charged Friday with a combined 10 criminal counts.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: March 7, 2015

$10,000 cash bond set for driver in gang-related stabbing death (Wausau, WI): The adult female that drove a youth gang to the site of a fatal fight last Friday remains in jail on a cash bond. 19-year-old Nia Phillips was arrested Monday in relation to the death of 13-year-old Isaiah Powell.
Source: WSAU News    Date: March 5, 2015

Alders speak out on gang violence after West Towne Mall shooting (Madison, WI) : Three days after shots were fired at Madison’s West Towne Mall, Ald. Maurice Cheeks, District 10, and Ald. Matt Phair, District 20, announced plans to combat gang violence Tuesday, according to a city of Madison press release.
Source: The Daily Cardinal    Date: March 4, 2015

Police: Problem of Madison gangs can no longer go 'under the radar' (Madison, WI): If you’re looking for Madison gang members, police officials say, you won’t find them protecting turf on local street corners, or walking in mobs with color-coded clothing.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: March 3, 2015

Program focuses on keeping teens out of gangs (Madison, WI): After a series of shootings over the weekend, there is growing concern about gang violence in Madison. But the violence isn't a surprise to the kids and mentors at a local group, Mentoring Positives, that works to keep young people away from gangs.
Source: WKOW 27 News    Date: March 3, 2015

Wausau Stabbing Sheds Light on Youth Violence (Wausau, WI): Wausau is still shocked by the stabbing that killed 13-year-old Isaiah Powell. Investigators say several kids claiming to be gang members started arguing on social media Friday. Later that day, court documents show 15-year-old Dylan Yang told investigators Powell started shooting a BB gun at him.
Source: WSAW 7 News    Date: March 3, 2015

Madison needs to 'get a grip' on its gang problem, police chief says (Madison, WI): Three shootings in Madison on Saturday, including one which caused a lockdown of West Towne Mall, have Police Chief Mike Koval declaring that the city needs to face its gang problem. All three events have gang ties, the chief said.
Source: The Chippewa Herald    Date: March 2, 2015

Resnick attacks Soglin's gang violence record (Madison, WI): As quickly as questions during Monday’s Madison mayoral forum turned to the city's growing gang violence, Alderman Scott Resnick was taking issue with Mayor Paul Soglin's gang record.
Source:    Date: March 2, 2015

Madison officer says gang violence 'happening in our front yards' (Madison, WI): A local leader said there's a need for alternatives to keep Madison area teens out of gangs. Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, has seen the gang violence that the Madison area has experienced in recent months. He also sees the need for the community to provide teens with an alternative to gangs.
Source:    Date: March 2, 2015

Police: 3,000 gang members and associates in Dane County (Madison, WI): How much of a gang problem is there in Madison and Dane County? About 3,000 members and associates worth, affiliated with 40 gangs, police say. That estimate, made by police gang intervention officers, illustrates just how gunfire incidents, such as three that happened on Saturday in Madison, are almost becoming commonplace.
Source:    Date: March 2, 2015

Wausau police identify 13-year-old killed in suspected gang fight (Wausau, WI): Police have identified a Wausau boy who died after being stabbed twice in the back during an apparent gang fight as 13-year-old Isaiah Powell.
Source:    Date: March 1, 2015

Madison police say recent shootings are gang related and likely connected (Madison, WI): Madison police are investigating a possible connection between three shootings on the west side that happened just hours apart. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says at least two of the shootings are gang related.
Source: WKOW 27 News    Date: March 1, 2015

Duo convicted in Water Street gang assault case (Eau Claire, WI): A gang-inspired assault on a stranger on Water Street in December has resulted in felony convictions for two Eau Claire men.
Source: Leader-Telegram    Date: February 25, 2015

Professor studies impact of Chicago gang violence (Madison, WI): Robert Vargas, an assistant professor of sociology at UW-Madison, didn’t set out to study gang violence in impoverished Chicago neighborhoods, but once he saw its power over the community, he quickly shifted his area of research.
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison    Date: February 24, 2015

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