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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

Chicago gang member arrested in La Crosse gets 15 years (La Crosse, WI): A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a high-ranking leader of a Chicago street gang arrested in April 2013 in La Crosse to 15 years in prison for drug distribution.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: May 1, 2015

Green Bay apartment fire gang-related, complaint says (Green Bay, WI): Two teens suspected of torching an apartment complex and displacing 60 people told police they did it to "send a message" to a rival gang member who reportedly lived in the building.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: May 1, 2015

Federal, state authorities crack down on street gang allegedly dealing drugs in SE Wisconsin (Kenosha, WI): Authorities have announced charges against dozens of people in an alleged drug-dealing operation in southeastern Wisconsin.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 29, 2015

Man, mother injured in gang dispute (Racine, WI): A 27-year-old Racine man was arrested and is being held in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond after he and another man reportedly assaulted a man and his mother over a gang dispute.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: April 23, 2015

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

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