gangs

Why can't we stop the increasing violence in Lincoln?

I wonder if we will ever learn how to live peacefully with our friends, neighbors and acquaintances. I’m especially frustrated over the most recently publicized Lincoln stabbin ...

Good news, bad news comes out of government affairs meeting

A Tuesday Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored meeting had good news and bad news. Lincoln businesses, the bypass and drug and gang activity were discussed during Tuesday m ...

Ex-member’s view of life in the gang

Editor’s note: The 17-year-old’s identity is not being revealed because of possible retaliation. Like many other Lincoln High School students, John Doe likes sports, especial ...

Gang activity on the rise

While the number of gang members has not grown since last year, the crimes committed by members have become more violent. That’s what the top two officers in the Lincoln Police ...

We have to stop gangs from increasing in California

Once or twice a year, I write about the increased presence of gangs in Lincoln. This time, I’ll echo the past messages with an addendum: gang activity is increasing and it’s be ...

Stabbing suspect not yet known

Although there are no suspects yet from the March 19 stabbing of a teen in a downtown Lincoln neighborhood, police say it was probably gang-motivated. That’s according to Lincoln ...

Be aware of gangs in Lincoln

No one likes gangs. Using Lincoln Police figures, gang members in Lincoln have increased from between 8.7 to 14 percent since June 2009. Forty-six gang members lived here, as of ...

It takes a community effort to prevent gangs from spreading here

There’s no question that police, teachers, parents, youth and residents don’t want gangs in Lincoln. The question is, how much of a gang presence is already here and can it b ...

Forum on gangs packs Lincoln High theater

Residents concerned about a recent surge in youth-led violence packed the Lincoln High School Theater April 30 for the police department’s forum on local gang activity. The sess ...

Free community forum to focus on gang awareness

Following a recent uptick in gang-related violence, Lincoln police have scheduled a town forum on gang awareness for Wednesday. The free event, hosted by police, the school and th ...