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Massive mural gets rid of gang graffiti in Brooklyn Center (Brooklyn Center, MN): It's an eyesore that can still be spotted in parts of the Twin Cities, but one group is painting giant murals to cover up unsightly gang-related graffiti -- and the masterpiece near a Brooklyn Center school is a big improvement.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: September 7, 2014

St. Paul Police Sources: City Employees Tied to Gangs Disrupt Work (St. Paul, MN): 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has found there are former gang members, some with lengthy rap sheets, working on the payroll with the city of St. Paul. St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) sources say James Jones Fields works at the Wilder Recreation Center and is supposed to help kids stay away from crime and gangs, but just two weeks ago Fields was arrested and charged with second-degree assault for firing a gun at another man behind a local bar.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: August 31, 2014

St. Paul teen gets 16 years for gang shooting that injured girl (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in prison for a gang-related shooting that injured another teen.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 29, 2014

Man charged in Minn. shooting was praised for leaving gang (St. Paul, MN): After being held up as an example of how to escape gang life, the alleged founder of one of the largest street gangs in St. Paul, Minn. has fallen back in to trouble and is charged with shooting a man at a bar last week, reports CBS Minnesota.
Source: CBS News    Date: August 29, 2014

St. Paul man charged after shots fired in parking lot, bystander hit (Saint Paul, MN): A 29-year-old man took aim at a man who had testified against his brother at a murder trial and shot someone else in the leg instead, court documents indicate.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 27, 2014

Jury convicts college football star in gang-related double shooting outside Blue Nile (Minneapolis, MN): A jury on Thursday convicted a star college football player of aiding a gang-related murder and attempted murder during a gunfight outside a Minneapolis nightclub.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 14, 2014

St. Paul carjacker who died in shootout was gang member, police say (St. Paul, MN): A 20-year-old man who took a car's occupants hostage in St. Paul and got into a shootout with police, which ended in his death, had told police he was a gang member, according to a search warrant filed Thursday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 14, 2014

St. Paul man sentenced to 18 years for gang-related shooting (St. Paul, MN): A judge sentenced a St. Paul man to 18 years in prison after he shot a rival gang member outside of a Lake Street food store last September.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: August 13, 2014

Mpls. man gets eight years for videotaped beatings (Minneapolis, MN): A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his part in two violent, gang-related crimes last fall, both filmed on cellphones.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: August 7, 2014

Terrell Mayes loses another birthday to Minneapolis gang violence (Minneapolis, MN): It was nearly 3 years ago, on the day after Christmas, that Terrell Mayes was struck by a bullet while carrying a plate of spaghetti upstairs. The 3-year-old and his family were running for the safety of an upstairs bedroom as a gang battle sprayed bullets in their Minneapolis neighborhood.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: July 29, 2014

St. Paul man with pit bulls was drug-dealing gang member, informant told police (St. Paul, MN): The St. Paul home where police fatally shot two dogs last week was the subject of a "no knock" search warrant because Minneapolis police had information that a resident was involved in drug dealing, carried a semiautomatic handgun and has a "violent criminal history," according to an affidavit made available by the court Tuesday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 15, 2014

Minneapolis gang member in jail gun ring pleads guilty (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member who romanced a Hennepin County corrections officer and convinced her to buy guns for him while he was jailed pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to illegal possession of firearms.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 10, 2014

St. Paul man convicted in gang-related shooting that injured girl (St. Paul, MN): A Ramsey County jury has convicted a St. Paul man of attempted murder and nine other felonies in the gang-related shooting of a teenage girl.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 16, 2014

St. Paul police officer linked to gang member charged in drive-by shootings (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul police officer lauded for her work with gangs is now accused of helping a violent gang member by sending him money in prison.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 6, 2014

St. Paul gang member convicted of attempted murder of rival gang member (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man known to have associated with gangs was convicted Thursday of attempted second-degree murder of a rival gang member outside a Minneapolis food store.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 5, 2014

A reluctant witness in gang-related shooting trial (St. Paul, MN): Mohamed Omar, 21, walked slowly to the witness stand Friday morning in Hennepin County District Court slightly favoring his right leg.
Source: MPR News    Date: May 30, 2014

Judge gives lighter sentence to Mpls. gang member (Minneapolis, MN): When Ashimiyu Alowonle walked into Hennepin County District Court on Monday, he knew he was going to prison. But Alowonle had no idea that he was about to narrowly escape a sentence of 18 years behind bars. Telling Alowonle he would give him a chance to turn his life around, Judge Jay Quam sentenced him to six years.
Source: MPR News    Date: May 19, 2014

Three charged in gang-related shootings in downtown Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): A pair of ambush-style shootings that injured three people near Target Field and Hennepin County Medical Center last month were fueled by a long-running "tit-for-tat" dispute between two violent Minneapolis street gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 5, 2014

Gang feud leads to charges in two separate Mpls. shootings (Hennepin County, MN): The victim of a mid-April shooting in Minneapolis is one of three people charged in two separate gang-related shootings last month, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Source: KAAL 6 News    Date: May 5, 2014

St. Paul gang member gets life terms in saloon drive-by killing (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man was convicted Wednesday on the 14 counts he faced in the murder of a rival gang member at the Moonshine Saloon.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: April 9, 2014

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