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State rests in murder trial of gang member accused of 12-year-old's murder (Providence, RI): State prosecutors on Friday rested their case against Harriet Street gang member Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez with the medical examiner’s testimony about the injuries that killed a 12-year-old girl last June.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 30, 2014

Murder suspect's brother: Gonzalez urged shooter to 'do it right' (Providence, RI): Harriet Street gang members pulled posts from a porch to arm themselves against rivals they believed had smashed a window in a member's minivan the afternoon of June 15. Five Harriet Street, or H-Block, members headed to Broad Street in search of Hartford Soldiers, with whom they had been feuding for years. They didn't spot any.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 29, 2014

At Gonzalez trial, police officer testifies about stopping car with gang members inside (Providence, RI): The day before someone opened fire on a graduation party at Hartford Park housing project, killing a 12-year-old girl, the police stopped a car carrying Harriet Street gang members in enemy territory, very close to the shooting site.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 28, 2014

Fight among gang members at Colt State Park cookout leaves two hospitalized (Bristol, RI): A Manchester, N.H., man has been arrested in connection with a "violent altercation" at Colt State Park on Sunday that left him and another man hospitalized — one of them with gunshots to the abdomen, forearm and groin, and the other stabbed in the abdomen, the State Police said.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 26, 2014

Police: Two men shot, stabbed at RI state park (Bristol, RI): Police say they have arrested a New Hampshire man following a shooting and stabbing involving gang members at a gathering at a Rhode Island state park.
Source: WHDH 7 News    Date: May 26, 2014

Witness tells jury death of gang associate spurred 12-year-old's slaying (Providence, RI): Jurors hearing the murder trial of Luis "Fat Boy" Gonzalez were told Thursday about a city inhabited by gangs that speak in street code, use hand gestures and perpetuate long-festering feuds marked by shootouts, fights and stabbings.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 22, 2014

Prosecutor at trial of man accused in killing of 12-year-old girl: 'These two gangs had been feuding for years' (Providence, RI): A fire alarm at the Licht Judicial Complex interrupted opening statements Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of plotting with four other gang members to murder a 12-year-old girl and shoot three women during a party outside Hartford Park housing complex last June.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 21, 2014

Jury selection begins in gang member's murder trial (Providence, RI): Jury selection began Monday in Providence Superior Court in the only criminal trial stemming from the killing of a 12-year-old Providence girl.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News    Date: May 19, 2014

Suspected gang members arrested in botched drive-by shooting (Cranston, RI): Cranston Police make arrests in an attempted drive by shooting, which they say was gang retaliation fueled partly by online music videos. As we first reported earlier this month, gangs are using social media to taunt their rivals, but it's also becoming a tool for police.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: May 19, 2014

Social media fuels gang violence (Providence, RI): Local gangs are turning to social media to taunt their rivals. It's blatant, it's violent, and it's working. The messages from various Providence gangs are popping up all over YouTube. In the videos, gang members specifically target their rivals, threatening extreme violence.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: May 6, 2014

Providence gang member sentenced to life in prison for murder of Aynis Vargas, 12 (Providence, RI): Gang member Branden "Blaze" Castro didn’t appear too fazed Friday about spending the rest of his life in prison for killing 12-year-old Aynis Vargas and shooting three other women at a graduation party outside an apartment at the Hartford Park housing project last spring.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 25, 2014

Senate OKs longer sentences for gang-related crime (Providence, RI): The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill stiffening punishments for gang-related crimes. The legislation would add a term of up to 10 years for felonies committed in association with any criminal street gang
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 20, 2014

RI teen pleads guilty in shooting that killed girl (Providence, RI): A teenager has pleaded guilty to his role in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl and injured three women at a graduation party in Providence last year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 11, 2014

Police say gang member sent pit bull to attack officer (Providence, RI): A known gang member has been arrested and charged after police say he allegedly ordered pit bulls to attack an officer during a pursuit.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: April 7, 2014

18 pounds of marijuana seized in Cranston arrest (Cranston, RI): Having just broken a significant heroin case, the police say they now have busted a member of a Providence street gang with 18 pounds of marijuana.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 25, 2014

Cranston Police bust "high ranking" gang member, seize 18 pounds of pot (Cranston, RI): Cranston Police have charged a "high ranking member" of the Young Bloods street gang with possession with intent to deliver after a marijuana bust on Tuesday.
Source: CranstonPatch    Date: March 19, 2014

Youngest of five gang members accused in fatal shooting of 12-year-Providence girl pleads guilty (Providence, RI): The youngest of five gang members accused in the murder of a 12-year-old girl and shooting of three women at an outdoor graduation party in Hartford Park last spring has pleaded guilty to some of the charges.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 17, 2014

Gun, heroin trafficking busts in Rhode Island cripple MS-13 gang, authorities say (Providence, RI): A long-running investigation of heroin and weapons trafficking in Rhode Island drew to a close Thursday, with authorities saying it resulted in the arrest of 36 alleged members of the notorious El Salvador-linked MS-13 gang and the seizure of more than 50 pounds of the drug, 15 guns and nearly $500,000 in cash.
Source: NBC News    Date: December 5, 2013

Taunton woman gets probation in RI drug, gang sweep (Taunton, RI): A 24-year-old Taunton woman was the only one to avoid jail time among dozens who were prosecuted as part of a two-year investigation into drug dealers and armed drug traffickers linked to the notorious MS-13 street gang in Providence, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Rhode Island.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: December 5, 2013

Providence police arrest four, seize gun intended for home invasion (Providenec, RI): A pistol intended to be used in a home invasion Wednesday night was seized by police - after the young men allegedly planning the robbery decided instead to get high.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: November 29, 2013

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