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2 Charged In Drive-By St. Paul Gang Shooting (Minneapolis, MN): Police say a St. Paul gang was behind a Saturday evening drive-by shooting. Two men, who police say are members of the eastside-based Ham Crazy gang, are charged with committing the shooting for the benefit of a gang.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: July 21, 2015

Two St. Paul men charged in University Avenue gang shooting (St. Paul, MN): Two St. Paul men with gang affiliations were charged Monday in a weekend drive-by shooting on a busy street near the Capitol. Isaac O'Neal Maiden, 21, and Kacey Luke Feiner, 18, were each charged with one count of crime committed for the benefit of a gang and one count of drive-by discharge of a firearm.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 20, 2015

Minneapolis uses citywide plan to reduce youth violence (Minneapolis, MN): A decade ago, Minneapolis had a problem: Too many kids were being shot and killed. R.T. Rybak, who was mayor at the time, remembers the frustration of standing at the scene of a fatal shooting and hearing bystanders say, "I saw this coming." Both the teen lying dead and the shooter had shown signs of trouble.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 18, 2015

12-year-old arrested for murder: Why do gangs recruit children? (Minneapolis, MN): A 12-year-old fugitive who spent more than a week on the run after allegedly killing a man in Nebraska was apprehended Tuesday by the US Marshals Service in Minneapolis. The young boy is one of three juveniles – ages 12, 15, and 17 – suspected of murdering a 31-year-old man during a drug deal in Omaha on June 29.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: July 9, 2015

Boy, 12, wanted for murder in Nebraska shooting is nabbed in Minneapolis: reports (Minneapolis, MN): A 12-year-old Nebraska boy who was wanted for murder in a gang-related shooting in Omaha was arrested Tuesday night nearly 400 miles from the scene, according to reports.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 8, 2015

Man charged in Minneapolis shootings of mother, toddler (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member is charged with shooting a mother and child while firing at a rival’s SUV last week at a south Minneapolis park.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: June 22, 2015

Charges: Gang-related shooting sends 1 to Woodbury hospital (Woodbury, MN): The self-described member of a “stain gang” that commits robberies faces felony charges in connection with a drug-related shooting in St. Paul Park. Luciano V. Nunez, 19, of Inver Grove Heights, was scheduled to appear in Washington County District Court June 17 on gang-related charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.
Source: Woodbury Bulletin    Date: June 18, 2015

New Minneapolis gang unit aims to 'disrupt and defuse' violence (Minneapolis, MN): When a gang-related shooting happens, it often doesn’t end with just one incident. A single shooting can lead to a widening web of violence and chaos. So Minneapolis police have formed a new gang unit designed to take a more sophisticated approach to the threat of retaliatory bloodshed between gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 4, 2015

Reputed St. Paul gang member convicted in 2012 murder, acquitted of first-degree murder (St. Paul, MN): Jurors on Wednesday convicted a reputed St. Paul gang member for firing the fatal shot in 2012 that killed Leonard Christian Sr., an innocent man caught in the middle of a violent gang feud.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 27, 2015

St. Paul man cut down in gang feud called out, 'Daddy, daddy, daddy' (St. Paul, MN): Sprawled across the kitchen floor, a St. Paul man called out for his father as he died in a gang-related shooting in 2012, a bullet shot through his spinal column and both of his lungs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 20, 2015

Suspect pleads guilty in 2012 gang-related St. Paul murder as trial begins for co-conspirator (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a 2012 gang-related murder and agreed to testify against his co-conspirator in a trial that starts this week.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 18, 2015

St. Paul gang member sentenced for 3 drive-by shootings (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul gang member who will spend the rest of his 20s behind bars promised the court Wednesday he will come out a better man. "I'm looking to change my life," Ramone Smaller, 22, told the court. "I don't want to be on this side of the law no more."
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 13, 2015

For gang shooting at St. Paul bus stop, teen gets prison (St. Paul, MN): A 17-year-old St. Paul youth has been sentenced to seven years in prison for shooting a rival gang member at a bus stop on Rice Street in March.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 11, 2015

Six charged in gunfire skirmish at Hmong Village (St. Paul, MN): Six men are charged for participating in a fight at Hmong Village after shots were fired inside the indoor food market in January 2015. According to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office: Police were summoned to Hmong Village on Jan. 20, 2015, on reports of shots fired.
Source:    Date: May 3, 2015

Judge bars St. Paul gang from Cinco de Mayo festival (St. Paul, MN): Attempted murder, drive-by shootings, aggravated assaults and robberies, rioting — all are crimes committed by members of the Hit Squad street gang since last year’s Cinco de Mayo festival. And all were enough to convince the St. Paul City Attorney’s office that gang members shouldn’t be welcome at the celebration this time around.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 1, 2015

Surge of youth violence in St. Paul prompts a show of unity (St. Paul, MN): March in St. Paul came in like a violent lion, with dozens of young people throughout the city committing assaults with guns and knives. In response, community, faith and law enforcement leaders gathered at the Hallie Q. Brown Center Wednesday to offer help to those who have felt the pull of gang and street violence. They also urged parents and young people to enjoy a safe and law-abiding summer.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 29, 2015

St. Paul seeks court ban on gang activity at Cinco de Mayo festival (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul authorities are seeking a court order to forbid gang activity at this weekend’s Cinco de Mayo festival on the city’s West Side. The city attorney’s office filed an injunction Monday against the Hit Squad gang and eight of its members, a tool the office has used since 2009 in an attempt to prevent violence at public celebrations.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 27, 2015

'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

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