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Reputed Hartford gang leader convicted of murder (Hartford, CT): A reputed Hartford gang leader has been convicted of murder in a 2007 drive-by killing. Hartford police allege Raynor led the unusually violent Money Green/Bedroc gang in the North End, which engaged in drug trafficking.
Source: FOX CT    Date: March 23, 2015

Second Trial Begins For Alleged Hartford Gang Leader Accused Of Murder (Hartford, CT): Lawyers began presenting evidence Wednesday in the second murder trial of a man accused in the 2007 slaying of a 22-year-old who allegedly was a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: March 11, 2015

New Haven ‘Grape Street Crips’ gang leader gets 15½ years for drug trafficking (Bridgeport, CT): A man described as a leader of the New Haven gang the “Grape Street Crips” was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to more than 15½ years in prison for trafficking in narcotics.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: March 10, 2015

Two arrested in 2011 murder case involving gang violence (Hartford, CT): Two men have been arrested in the April 2011 murder of Anthony Parker. On Thursday the U.S. Justice Department arrested Jimel Frank, also known as “30” and “Velly,” and Karl Roye, also known as “Eagle.”
Source: FOX CT    Date: February 19, 2015

New Milford man charged with New Haven shooting (New Haven, CT): Investigators searching for the suspect who shot and wounded a mother of three children in New Haven last month got a break in the case when police said a New Milford man confessed to the crime a few days later while on a date with a woman.
Source: The Greater New Milford Spectrum    Date: February 18, 2015

Jury selection to start for retrial of alleged gang leader (Hartford, CT): Jury selection for the retrial of a reputed Hartford gang leader charged in a drive-by killing and five other slayings is scheduled to start.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: February 9, 2015

Man Orders Shooting of Girlfriend as Part of Gang Initiation: Cops (New Haven, CT): A New Haven man allegedly arranged the shooting of his girlfriend, the mother of his three young children, as part of a gang initiation, according to police.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: February 9, 2015

PD: Gang member arrested in Hartford (Hartford, CT): The Hartford Police Department arrested a juvenile gang member on Saturday night on an active arrest warrant.
Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3    Date: November 23, 2014

Bridgeport teen charged with murder in August shooting death of rival gang member (Bridgeport, CT): A Bridgeport teen has been arrested and charged with murder in the August shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: The Republic    Date: September 19, 2014

Hartford gang leader to be retried after hung jury (Hartford, CT): A hung jury in a murder case has dealt a blow to Connecticut prosecutors targeting a Hartford man who police say led an unusually violent street gang with a “hit squad” that was involved in numerous shootings and drug dealing in the city’s North End in 2007 and 2008.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: September 17, 2014

Street Gangs Tone Down Use of Colors, Tattoos (Hartford, CT): Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: September 16, 2014

Mistrial Declared In Murder Case Against Alleged Hartford Gang Leader (Hartford, CT): A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the murder case against Donald Raynor, an alleged city gang leader, when the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: September 16, 2014

Murder Trial Of Alleged Hartford Gang Leader Begins (Hartford, CT): Testimony started Wednesday in the murder trial of a man city police say was leader of a well-organized street gang involved in narcotics trafficking and multiple shootings in Hartford in 2007 and 2008.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: September 3, 2014

New Haven’s Project Longevity loses another leader (New Haven, CT): The Rev. William Mathis will be resigning from his role as New Haven coordinator for the anti-gang violence Project Longevity in two weeks. Mathis said Friday that he is leaving because of “administrative matters and widening philosophical divides.”
Source: New Haven Register    Date: August 29, 2014

Drug, gang crackdown in New Haven sends two to prison (New Haven, CT): Two men arrested during a crackdown on gang activity in the city were sent to prison Thursday, according to the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: August 15, 2014

Man sentenced to three years in prison for role in Hartford beating (Hartford, CT): A 27-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a drug-related beating in 2009. Altaurus Spivey, who has several previous felony convictions, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree assault as part of a plea agreement with the state.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 23, 2014

Verdict could be fuse for gang violence (Bridgeport, CT): Police are planning for a busy weekend that they concede has now become more complicated with the acquittal Friday in the gangland slaying two years ago of 14-year-old Justin Thompson.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: July 12, 2014

Bridgeport unites in remaining vigilant in efforts to crack down on violence (Bridgeport, CT): "Gang-related and intimate partner shootings are both preventable crimes," said Mike Lawlor, undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. In Bridgeport, crime is down by more than 6%. Shooting incidents are down by about 20%. The number of people injured by gunfire is down by about 34%.
Source: The Bridgeport News    Date: July 10, 2014

Bridgeport looks to fight violence in city (Bridgeport, CT): City leaders will get together in Bridgeport today to talk about cracking down on violence in the city, after three separate shooting incidents in the early morning hours of Sunday. It was a terrible weekend for Bridgeport; 6 people shot, two of them dead. In two of the cases police are still looking for leads.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: July 8, 2014

Man faces possible life prison sentence for apparent gang-related killing outside Derby bar (Milford, CT): An Ansonia man is facing a potential life prison sentence for a fatal shooting outside a bar in Derby that authorities say was related to a drug gang dispute.
Source: The Republic    Date: June 23, 2014

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