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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

Circles and Ciphers and Cure Violence host panel on inner-city violence (Middletown, CT): The University hosted a discussion panel that tackled the issues of gang- and drug-related violence prominent in low-income areas across the United States on Saturday, Feb. 8. The panel was comprised of two members from Cure Violence, an anti-violence initiative, and three leaders from Circles & Ciphers, a leadership training program for young men entangled in the justice system.
Source: The Wesleyan Argus    Date: February 10, 2014

Bridgeport gangs fight outside court (Bridgeport, CT): Dozens of judicial marshals, and local state and school police kept a large crowd in check inside the courtroom as four young men pleaded guilty Friday to the gang slaying of a popular high school student.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: February 1, 2014

Police make arrests in gang hit squad case (Hartford, CT): It may sound like something out of a movie, but everything from gang warfare and a hit squad to heroin dealing and a large-scale gun theft have been going on in Hartford's North End for the past six years, according to a document obtained by NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters Chief Investigative Reporter Len Besthoff.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: January 2, 2014

Gun violence significantly increased by social interactions (New Haven, CT): It turns out that who you know and spend time with may have more of an influence on your risk of becoming a gun homicide victim, than race, age and gang affiliation, according to a new study from a team of sociologists at Yale University.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 14, 2013

Anti-gang program kicks off in Bridgeport schools (Bridgeport, CT): The Bridgeport Police Department will introduce a gang reduction program in five city schools aimed at giving children the tools to resist the lure of gangs.
Source: The Bridgeport News    Date: November 8, 2013

Police offering anti-gang program in schools (Bridgeport, CT): The Police Department will introduce a gang reduction program in five city schools aimed at giving children the tools to resist the lure of gangs. The GREAT program, short for Gang Resistance Education And Training, will focus on 6th and 7th graders.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: November 5, 2013

Man shot by New Britain cops says he feared Latin Kings gang (New Britain, CT): The felon shot by city officers after refusing to drop his .40 caliber firearm told a police captain he was firing his gun on Glen Street Tuesday morning because he feared the Latin Kings street gang, according to an arrest warrant.
Source: New Britain Herald    Date: October 11, 2013

New Haven alleged gang members called in; media booted from session (New Haven, CT): Members of the Project Longevity list were called to the hearing room in the Hall of Records Tuesday afternoon to listen to another warning and promise from law enforcement officials: Those that are involved in gang gun violence can expect themselves and their associates to feel the full power of local, state and federal law enforcement.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 8, 2013

New Haven police believe last week's homicide was gang-related (New Haven, CT) : Police suspect that Thursday's homicide is gang-related and are preparing for the possibility of the Project Longevity program kicking-in. "We are firming up the fact that it was gang-related," said Assistant Chief Archie Generoso. "From that perspective Project Longevity would kick-in automatically."
Source: New Haven Register    Date: August 19, 2013

Warrants for Hartford gang leader reveal tale of gun violence (Hartford, CT): Donald Raynor, leader of the Money Green Bedroc street gang in Hartford, was looking to shoot a rival gang member at random on June 18, 2007, when he saw Delano Gray on Enfield Street, according to court documents.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: August 7, 2013

New arrest in cold-case shooting (Hartford, CT): Another man has been arrested as a part of an ongoing, cold case probe of gang-related shootings.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: August 7, 2013

Man charged with gun dealing (Waterbury, CT): A man who police say is a member of the Latin Kings street gang and a suspected drug dealer was charged Wednesday in connection with a joint federal and local investigation into gun trafficking.
Source: Citizen's News    Date: July 18, 2013

Conn. man convicted of gang-related killing granted new trial over false testimony (New Haven, CT): The Connecticut Supreme Court granted a new trial Monday to a man convicted of a gang-related killing in 1996, ruling that the false testimony of a key witness deprived him of a fair trial.
Source: The Republic    Date: July 15, 2013

Police Chief at governor's forum on violence: Crime falling in Norwalk (Norwalk, CT): Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik announced Monday morning that the City of Norwalk has posted the "greatest reduction of violent crime" of the six largest cities in the state.
Source: The Hour    Date: July 1, 2013

New Haven police issue Project Longevity warning to young men (New Haven, CT): Members of the Read Street Gang didn’t take it seriously when they were put on notice as part of the city’s anti-crime effort Project Longevity to stop the gun violence.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 22, 2013

Gang terrorizes immigrants in Connecticut (Stamford, CT): A gang is terrorizing immigrants in Stamford, Conn., police say, assaulting and robbing them and making the community fearful of being outside.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: June 21, 2013

Gang members arrested in Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT): Police made two arrests in Bridgeport in connection with ongoing violence between two rival gangs in the city.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: June 1, 2013

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.
Source: Newsday    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

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