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Man sentenced to six years for drug trafficking (Providence, RI): An alleged member of an Asian-American street gang in Rhode Island has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for trafficking in ecstasy, heroin and cocaine.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News    Date: December 15, 2011

Meeting on youth violence held (Providence, RI): Lawmakers held a special meeting at the State House this afternoon to discuss the rising problem of youth violence in Providence.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: December 14, 2011

Wave of youth violence in Providence (Providence, RI): Providence Police are investigating several unsolved crimes connected to a recent rash of youth violence.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: December 1, 2011

RI gang member sentenced on firearms offense (Providence, RI): A Rhode Island street gang member has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on a firearms violation.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 23, 2011

Police warn citizens of possible gang activity (East Greenwich, RI): They may not be harassing you, or walking down Main Street in packs displaying their colors. But there are gang members passing through East Greenwich every day, whether it’s to work or go about their everyday tasks.
Source: Southern Rhode Island Newspapers    Date: November 4, 2011

JPD assists in gang arrests (Johnston, RI) : The Johnston Police Department assisted the Central Falls Police Department in arresting four men described as dangerous Providence and Pawtucket street gang members in Johnston on June 7.
Source: JohnstonPatch    Date: June 13, 2011

Providence police share anti-gang strategies with visitors (Providence, RI): Police leaders from Los Angeles, Chicago, Newark and Cincinnati are visiting Providence to learn about the city's success at reducing gang violence and open-air drug trading, the city administration said in a news release.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 17, 2011

Providence man pleads guilty to gun charges (Providence, RI): The twin brother of Kasean Benton, a gang member who was killed in a South Side ambush two years ago, pleaded guilty on Monday to five felony weapons charges for firing a gun at two men in Pawtucket last year.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 20, 2011

Providence man convicted in gang slaying (Providence, RI): A Providence man has been convicted of killing a city teenager in a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 13, 2011

Expert on WHS: 'Are there gangs here? No, I don't think so' (Westerly, RI): An investigator with the state Department of Corrections who delivered the gang identification portion of a parents forum on school safety Thursday was not familiar with at least some aspects of the case which initiated the event.
Source: The Westerly Sun    Date: April 1, 2011

Officer patrols Westerly High School (Westerly, RI): There's a new face in the halls of Westerly High School. A police officer is patrolling the campus and giving some peace of mind to parents. Dozens of parents went to the School Committee worried about their children's safety because of rumors of gang activity.
Source: NBC 10 News    Date: March 21, 2011

Parents of traumatized teens blame gang activity (Westerly, RI): Billy Jo Bariteau and Deb Campbell have something in common they wish they didn't. Both Westerly women are the mothers of teenagers who are afraid to stray far from their homes after encountering a group of their peers they find dangerous, violent and intimidating.
Source: The     Date: March 6, 2011

Rhode Island says no to gang violence (Providence, RI): Dana Gallop Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Sentences for 2008 Murder of Anthony Parish Outside Club Passions. Gallop also sentenced to an additional 20 years consecutive for assault with dangerous weapon, and an additional 25 years consecutive without the possibility of parole.
Source: Gov Monitor    Date: February 15, 2011

Reputed RI gang leader pleads guilty (Providence, RI): A Providence man federal authorities describe as the leader of a violent street gang has pleaded guilty to weapons and drug charges that could send him to prison for more than a century.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 27, 2011

Second Beach surfers help teach non-violence to gang kids (Providence, RI): This weekend Second Beach was the host site to a three-day Nonviolence Surf Camp, a program aimed at teaching Providence's high-risk youth both a new sport and an alternate positive lifestyle.
Source: Middletown Patch    Date: August 29, 2010

Providence gets grant to combat gangs (Providence, RI): Providence Police Gang Intervention Unit and the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence are getting a big boost from Uncle Sam.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: July 22, 2010

Two injured in gang-related shooting in Providence (Providence, RI): Just hours after the city's third homicide of the year, two men were shot Thursday night in a separate incident in what the police describe as a gang-related drive-by shooting in the West End.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 2, 2010

Three teens sentenced in mall attack on family (Providence, RI): Three teenagers who spat on and roughed up a family at Providence Place mall have been sentenced in Family Court to punishment ranging from probation to a residential correctional program.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: February 9, 2010

Providence gang violence takes toll in young lives lost (Providence, RI): Two months before he was murdered, David Delacruz was running from the police with a loaded .38 handgun at his waist. At just 17, Delacruz was known by the police for a violent reputation and running with the C-Block street gang.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 29, 2009

Arrests in North Providence target Latin Kings (Providence, RI): Two men affiliated with the violent street gang Almighty Latin King Nation, including a man the police say is its Rhode Island leader, were arrested Wednesday during an early morning drug raid at a two-story house on Allendale Avenue.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 17, 2009

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