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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

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

Ruben Rosario: Resentencing in 1994 St. Paul firebombing stirs emotion (St. Paul, MN): He sat next to me, nervously rubbing the brim of his fedora at times, a look of apprehension and, yes, anger on his face.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: December 11, 2014

Coon Rapids resident among gang members indicted (Coon Rapids, MN): A Coon Rapids resident was among 11 people arrested on federal indictments for allegedly organizing two street gangs operating throughout Hennepin County.
Source: ABC Newspapers    Date: November 26, 2014

Twin Cities gang sweep nets 11 on gun, violence charges (Minneapolis, MN): Local and federal law enforcement officials say they've stopped a violent gang feud that's killed and injured more than a dozen people in the Twin Cities over the past few years.
Source: MPR News    Date: November 21, 2014

Spokeswoman: Mayor Not Flashing Gang Sign (Minneapolis, MN): The mayor of Minneapolis isn't flashing a gang sign in a photo quickly gaining traction online, but rather pointing at a man helping in a voting campaign, her spokeswoman and community groups said Friday in response to allegations made in a television report and by a police union.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: November 7, 2014

Gang member convicted of killing man outside of Minneapolis restaurant (Minneapolis, MN): Prosecutors announced Tuesday that a gang member has been convicted of killing an innocent bystander outside a Minneapolis restaurant last year.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 4, 2014

Unaccompanied children's cases put immigration system to the test (Fort Snelling, MN): The teens sit before Judge Susan Castro, some flanked by anxious relatives, others casual in jeans next to business-suited attorneys. The youths nod as Spanish translation seeps into their court-issued headphones.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 16, 2014

Two with gang ties charged in HCMC shooting (Hennepin County, MN): Two men have been charged in connection with the brazen daytime shooting Aug. 26 outside of Hennepin County Medical Center, apparently a gang retaliation for an altercation a few hours earlier, prosecutors said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 3, 2014

Feds wind up major prosecution of American Indian gang (Cass Lake, MN): Two members of the Native Mob crime gang — one of them its “undisputed leader” — were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Tuesday, as federal authorities wrapped up their crackdown on the American Indian gang that prosecutors said had terrorized reservations and urban communities in Minnesota and other states.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 30, 2014

Get ready to have a GREAT day (Red Wing, MN): Wednesday will be recognized locally and statewide as “Choose to be G.R.E.A.T. Day” due to efforts by the Red Wing Police Department.
Source: Republican Eagle    Date: September 30, 2014

Latest gun violence has groups seeking meeting with Mayor Hodges (Minneapolis, MN): A recent series of shooting deaths and injuries in Minneapolis is frightening and frustrating residents who want police and city officials to do more to curb what they call a wave of unchecked gang violence.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 24, 2014

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

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