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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

Gang sign preceded student's killing, criminal complaint says (Milwaukee, WI): A teenager flashed a gang sign at a group of students walking home from Milwaukee's Madison High School before pulling out a gun and fatally shooting one of them, according to a criminal complaint.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: February 13, 2015

MPD working to minimize gang activity in city (Madison, WI): An increase in gang related activity throughout Madison over the past few years has captured the attention of local law enforcement. An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 suspected gang members and associates are believed to be laying claim to not only Madison, but the overall region as well, Madison City Gang Unit Sergeant Brian Chaney said.
Source: The Badger Herald    Date: February 9, 2015

Madison local uses film to keep youth away from gangs (Madison, WI): Two decades ago, Rafael Ragland was 17 years old and faced 126 years in prison. His gang affiliations in Madison made him notorious among local law enforcement officials, and after being arrested in a police raid in 1991, he was charged with numerous counts of drug and gang-related charges.
Source: The Badger Herald    Date: February 9, 2015

Madison gang offenses increase dramatically over last decade (Madison, WI): At the base of Madison’s erupting violence, police records show a dramatic increase over the last decade in known gang members charged with committing crimes.
Source:    Date: February 2, 2015

Vandals spray paint gang symbols on buildings, vehicles (Fon du Lac, WI): Fond du Lac police are searching for the people responsible for spray painting gang symbols on buildings and vehicles over the weekend around the city. Fond du Lac Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein said officers received 11 complaints from property owners regarding black and purple symbols scrawled across vehicles, bar windows, and brick and sheet metal walls.
Source: Fond du Lac Reporter    Date: January 6, 2015

Community leaders discuss Dane Co. gangs (Dane County, WI): After a violent weekend, local leaders are speaking out about Dane County gangs. In the past few days, shots rang through multiple Madison and Fitchburg neighborhoods. Officials believe gang activity may be involved.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: December 31, 2014

Police say series of shootings may be gang-related (Madison, WI): Madison police questioned four people Sunday as they investigated a possible connection among a series of reports of gunshots in Madison and Fitchburg over the weekend.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: December 29, 2014

Police: Unprovoked attack on Water St. part of gang initiation (Eau Clarie, WI): Eau Claire Police have arrested two men for reportedly beating a pedestrian on Water Street two weeks ago. Police say the unprovoked attack was part of a gang initiation.
Source: WEAU 13 News    Date: December 23, 2014

Police: Beating was gang initiation (Eau Clarie, WI): The Dec. 10 random assault of an Eau Claire man on Water Street was part of a gang initiation, Eau Claire police said Tuesday. But this type of incident is rare in the city, Deputy police Chief Matt Rokus said.
Source: Leader-Telegram    Date: December 23, 2014

Minn. and Wis. Governors declare Wednesday 'GREAT Day' (La Crosse, WI): Area kids were choosing to be GREAT Wednesday. Both Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker and Minnesota's Governor Mark Dayton had declared Wednesday 'Choose to be GREAT Day.' It's part of the nationwide gang resistance education and training program.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: October 1, 2014

Target2: Gang Suppression Unit Continues Fighting Gangs (Green Bay, WI): Green Bay police say despite the arrests of top tier leaders last month, the gang problem in the Green Bay area has not gone away. Target 2 has learned the gang unit is working on several more investigations that are as big as the one that led to the dismantling of the Bay City Kings.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News    Date: September 29, 2014

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