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'Clique' gangs vex prosecutors, youth workers (St. Paul, MN): Enrique 'Chacho' Estrada glanced into the crowd, looking for the kid with the bullet in his leg. The young man had come to the prior week's meeting of Jóvenes, the anti-gang group Estrada leads on St. Paul's West Side, but he'd refused to seek help for the wound and didn't come back.
Source: MPR News    Date: April 22, 2015

Mpls. police will launch new gang unit (Minneapolis, MN): Hoping to stem retaliatory shootings this summer, the Minneapolis police department is launching a new unit solely focused on gang-related crime. Chief Janeé Harteau announced the change Wednesday during a City Council briefing about summer crime strategies. Details were sparse Wednesday, but she said the unit would consist of five officers and one sergeant
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 22, 2015

"It's all about the Crips" - West Fargo man accused in gang-related beating (Moorhead, MN): A West Fargo, N.D., man is accused in the gang-related beating of a Moorhead man just as it was being announced that a multiagency street crimes unit has been formed to fight gang activity in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Source: Grand Forks Herald    Date: April 10, 2015

Making of gang video leads to charges against 8 (St. Paul, MN): A feud in which rival St. Paul gang members taunted each other through amateur rap videos resulted in criminal charges against eight people Friday, after they were caught allegedly waving a gun on the city's West Side.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 27, 2015

Man sentenced to 28-plus years in Target Field double shooting (Minneapolis, MN): A man who authorities say shot two men outside Target Field last spring in a retaliatory gang shooting was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison on Thursday, authorities said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: March 26, 2015

7 gang members charged in St. Paul skyway, rail platform assaults (St. Paul, MN): A group of St. Paul gang members has initiated several assaults in downtown since January, sometimes targeting people with no gang ties, according to recent criminal charges.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 23, 2015

Court records reveal spiral of Mpls. gang feuds, guns, death (Minneapolis, MN): For nearly a decade, members of four rival gangs based in north Minneapolis have shot at each other in a feud that has left nearly half a dozen dead and several others wounded. Members of YNT — which stands for Young and Thuggin — and their allies, the Taliban, are in a bloody feud with members of the 1-9 Block Dipset and their allies, the Stick Up Boys.
Source: MPR News    Date: March 17, 2015

St. Paul teen charged in gang-related shooting near Capitol (St. Paul, MN): A 17-year-old has been charged with second-degree attempted murder in a shooting that wounded a man March 4 on Rice Street in St. Paul. Davyon Omar Williams, 17, of St. Paul was charged Wednesday in Ramsey County Juvenile Court by a petition that said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 11, 2015

Gang member receives six years for shooting (Minneapolis, MN): A Hennepin County judge on Thursday sentenced a Brooklyn Park man to six years in prison for firing shots that struck a pregnant woman last year.
Source: MPR News    Date: March 5, 2015

7 gang members indicted in crack cocaine ring (Minneapolis, MN): Seven members from a pair of local gangs have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy that distributed crack cocaine from Minneapolis all the way up the I-94 corridor to Fargo.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: March 4, 2015

Suspect in Shooting Near Lake George Pleads Guilty (St. Cloud, MN): The man accused of firing gunshots near Lake George last summer has pleaded guilty. The Stearns County Attorney’s office says 19-year-old Bryant Garth II has pleaded guilty to a charge of committing a crime for the benefit of a gang involving a dangerous weapon.
Source: WJON News    Date: February 27, 2015

In gang-related shooting outside Target Field, an attempted murder conviction (Minneapolis, MN): A Brooklyn Center man has been found guilty of shooting and wounding two gang rivals outside of Target Field in Minneapolis.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 24, 2015

St. Paul gang member convicted on all counts for 3 drive-by shootings (St. Paul, MN): A Ramsey County jury on Tuesday night found Ramone Davay Smaller, a St. Paul gang member, guilty of 10 felonies stemming from three drive-by shootings in 2013.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 18, 2015

Imprisoned Gang Member Convicted in 2013 Metro Shootings (Ramsey County, MN): A 22-year-old man was convicted Tuesday for his role in three drive-by shootings in the metro in 2013. The convictions include charges of committing crimes to benefit gang activity, assault and drive-by discharge of a firearm.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: February 18, 2015

Alleged Gang Member Assaulted by Rival Gang Near St. Paul Light Rail Stop (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police have identified 10 alleged gang members who punched and kicked a member of a rival gang near a light rail platform.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: February 17, 2015

Gang attacked teen on St. Paul street, charges say (St. Paul, MN): A group of teens assaulted a 14-year-old associated with a rival gang, kicking and punching him when he was on the ground in St. Paul, according to charges filed Friday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 13, 2015

Charges follow beating by alleged gang members (Rochester, MN): Three men were arrested Wednesday for their roles in a witness-tampering case, and law enforcement has issued an arrest warrant for a fourth, citing a public safety concern.
Source: Post-Bulletin    Date: February 12, 2015

Bullets ripped through house, sisters testify at gang member's trial (St. Paul, MN): Two widowed sisters in their 70s were settled in for the night when gunfire jolted them awake, they said. They hit the floor as bullets tore through their Carroll Avenue home in St. Paul, hitting walls, breaking windows and destroying family keepsakes.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 10, 2015

Man convicted of fatal 1994 St. Paul firebombing gets sentenced reduced (St. Paul, MN): A federal judge on Thursday approved a lighter sentence for a man convicted as a juvenile in the 1994 firebombing that resulted in the deaths of five young St. Paul siblings.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: January 29, 2015

Former St. Paul gang member gets 3-plus years in 'snitch' shooting (St. Paul, MN): A 30-year-old self-professed reformed gang member was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court this week for shooting a man outside a St. Paul bar this summer. James Jones Fields of St. Paul pleaded guilty in November to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced Monday to concurrent prison terms of 36 and 39 months.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: January 6, 2015

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