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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

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

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