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New Haven police engage gangs to stop violence (New Haven, CT):
Fed up with gun violence, authorities in New Haven decided to try a radically different approach to the traditional crackdown. Reputed gang members were called in to a room in the basement of City Hall, where they met not only police but also clergy, social service providers and a mother of a murder victim.
Date: May 26, 2013
Police, feds raid drug traffickers, say New Britain man was the ringleader (New Britain, CT):
A New Britain member of the Los Solidos street gang, named as the ringleader of a Hartford area heroin and cocaine trafficking ring, is facing federal charges along with 18 others including his 18-year-old son after a major drug raid staged by federal, state and local agencies Thursday.
Source: New Britain Herald
Date: April 11, 2013
Triple shooting in the Cove (Stamford, CT):
A birthday party for a 15-year-old girl turned a quiet beach neighborhood in the Cove into a combat zone early Saturday morning as suspected rival gangs from the East and West sides of the city traded gunfire sending three men to Stamford Hospital with gunshot wounds.
Source: Stamford Advocate
Date: April 6, 2013
Known Norwalk gang member arrested for trespassing with loaded gun (Norwalk, CT):
Officers from the street team of the Special Services Unit caught a known gang member allegedly carrying a loaded handgun while trespassing in a rival gang's neighborhood Saturday night, police said.
Source: The Hour
Date: March 31, 2013
Bridgeport PD: Gang members charged with conspiracy to commit robbery (Bridgeport, CT):
Two men police describe as "known gang members" were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery in connection with a crime foiled by police in October.
Source: The Hartford Courant
Date: March 21, 2013
Bradford man sentenced in CT gang, drug case (Bridgeport, CT):
A Bradford man, involved with Westerly police since he was a teen, has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in "facilitating a narcotics felony" as part of a gang led large-scale distribution ring in and around New Haven.
Source: The Westerly Sun
Date: March 20, 2013
Man charged with shooting at New Haven teen (New Haven, CT) :
New Haven police have charged a man with shooting at a Wilbur Cross High School basketball player after a game this week in what authorities believe was a gang-related dispute.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Date: March 13, 2013
FBI investigation results in sentencing of Blood gang members (New Haven, CT):
Today it was announced that two more gang members from the FBI's investigation named Operation Slim Fast, were sentenced in the New Haven, Connecticut federal court.
Date: January 30, 2013
Safety committee considers violence reduction initiatives (New Haven, CT):
The Board of Aldermen's Public Safety Committee met with Dean Esserman, New Haven chief of police Tuesday evening to discuss two recent violence reduction initiatives. The first, Project Longevity, a Department of Justice program to reduce gang violence in Connecticut cities, was launched with federal, state and local sponsorship in late November.
Source: Yale Daily News
Date: January 16, 2013
Suspected Latin Kings gang member held on murder charge in Waterbury (Waterbury, CT):
A suspected member of the Latin Kings street gang is being held on a $3 million bond after he was transported back to the city from Puerto Rico to face a murder charge.
Date: January 1, 2013
Groups clash during arraignment (Bridgeport, CT):
Rival factions erupted into a spitting duel in the courtroom Wednesday prior to an arraignment in the gang-related slaying of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: The News-Times
Date: December 19, 2012
Anti-violence effort launched by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (New Haven, CT):
Underscoring the seriousness of the message, representatives of Connecticut's entire law enforcement community called in U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to announce the launch of a multi-jurisdictional program designed to dramatically reduce shooting deaths in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport.
Source: Connecticut Law Tribune
Date: November 30, 2012
Gang-violence project kicks off (New Haven, CT):
First they called in the Tre. Then they called in the 'Ville. Finally, they called in the governor and President Obama's attorney general—to launch a new project to stop gang-fueled carnage on the streets of Connecticut's cities.
Source: New Haven Independent
Date: November 27, 2012
Gang members keep South Green Park in Hartford clean (Hartford, CT):
For years, members of an infamous Hartford gang ruled the streets of the capital city, but now their members said they are cleaning them up. Members of the Los Solidos gang explained to Eyewitness News how they have served prison time and now want to serve the community.
Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3
Date: November 15, 2012
Teen charged with murder in Justin Thompson shooting (Bridgeport, CT):
Laheen "Heeme" Jones' assignment was to kill 14-year-old Justin Thompson. The 18-year-old Jones had tried days earlier at Washington Park -- but missed. Then he tried again.
Source: Connecticut Post
Date: November 6, 2012
New Haven residents worried of back-and-forth violence in wake of toddler shooting (New Haven, CT):
Residents of Stevens Street say they can't help but fret for their safety a week after a 16-month-old boy was shot two neighborhoods away in a gang-related drive-by.
Source: New Haven Register
Date: October 16, 2012
New Haven police make arrests in shooting of baby (New Haven, CT):
Two people have been charged in the Kensington Street shooting of a 1 1/2 year-old child, who was wounded in the stomach on Wednesday afternoon but is expected to recover.
Source: The Register Citizen
Date: October 15, 2012
'Gang member' out to kill rival (Norwalk, CT):
A Bridgeport man who police say has been trying to kill a Norwalk man was arrested early Friday for the third time in three days in Norwalk, police said.
Source: The Daily Voice
Date: October 12, 2012
Task force targets gun violence in central Conn. (New Britain, CT):
Law enforcement officials in central Connecticut are combining forces to crack down on gun violence following several gang-related murders involving firearms.
Source: WPRI 12 News
Date: October 10, 2012
Two arrested in shooting with possible gang ties (Waterbury, CT):
City police have made two additional arrests in a recent shooting involving suspected members of the Bloods street gang.
Date: October 10, 2012