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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

Gang member incited fight, tried to flee authorities (Middletown, CT): A Portland man was arrested June 4 after witnessing a fight with members of the Blood street gang and interfering with police, according to a report.
Source: The Middletown Press    Date: June 13, 2014

Gang-linked heroin dealer with East Hartford ties draws 10-year prison sentence (Hartford, CT): A man whose family fled the Middle East when he was a child was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for becoming a large-scale heroin dealer in Hartford, where authorities believe he supplied the leader of a notoriously violent street gang, who served as his "muscle."
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: June 2, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison (New Britain, CT): A 37-year-old New Britain man in the Los Solidos street gang — described as the kingpin of a Hartford-based drug trafficking ring that included his family members — was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Friday.
Source: New Britain Herald    Date: May 19, 2014

Andover man accused of leading Hartford drug gang (Hartford, CT): Federal authorities say a man who has lived in Andover and Hartford is the leader of Hartford's West Hell street gang, which was the focus of a federal drug investigation in which he and 24 other people have been arrested.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: May 5, 2014

Indictment charges 25 with involvement in Hartford gang's drug operation (Hartford, CT): A year-long investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in the city's North End has resulted in federal charges being filed against 25 alleged members and associates of the West Hell street gang, the U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: May 1, 2014

Suspected gang member arrested for murder of Hamden teen (New Haven, CT): Police have arrested a man for the murder of a Hamden teen. According to an arrest warrant, sources told police both the victim and suspect were gang members.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: April 17, 2014

PD: Latin King gang member charged with pot sale in Middletown (Middletown, CT): A Meriden man was arrested Monday after being found with 3.9 grams of marijuana, police said. Julio Sanchez, 27, of 114 Prann Court, was charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, possession within the zone of a housing project and possession of drug paraphernalia within a housing project.
Source: The Middletown Press    Date: March 27, 2014

13 arrested as New Haven police target alleged gang members in drug raids (New Haven, CT): Police say they sent another message that the Project Longevity promise stands. Thirteen people were arrested after drug raids targeted members of the Playboys and the 88 Boys gangs, police said.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: February 19, 2014

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