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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

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

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