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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

Stopping youth gun violence (Providence, RI): Ray Duggan was in middle school when he made friends with a crowd of young men who gave him a much-needed sense of belonging and camaraderie. A few years later, his involvement with that crowd – the Young Bloods gang – left him paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by members of a rival gang.
Source: Rhode Island College News    Date: November 13, 2013

R.I. high court upholds gang member's murder conviction in rival's death (Providence, RI): The state Supreme Court has upheld has upheld the murder conviction of Donald Young, a gang member from South Providence, who killed a rival and wounded another man four years ago.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: November 7, 2013

Providence gets $150K to reduce gun, gang violence (Providence, RI): The city of Providence is getting $150,000 in federal funding for efforts to reduce gun and gang violence. The grant is being formally announced Thursday morning by Rhode Island's U.S. senators, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and state and local law enforcement. It is through the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: October 24, 2013

Man charged as adult in shooting of 12-year-old girl (Providence, RI): A fifth suspect in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Aynis Vargas in Providence is being tried as an adult, though he was a juvenile when the incident happened.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: October 23, 2013

The cost of a bullet: Former gang lives with challenges of a new reality (Providence, RI): Ray Duggan, a former gang member with a violent past, never considered being stuck in the middle. He was ready to die or bounce back from a shooting with bullet wounds that would only enhance his reputation on the street.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 13, 2013

Undercover work by Providence police leads to arrests of gang members (Providence, RI): Investigations into drug-dealing throughout the city are helping the police pull apart some of the gangs behind shootings and murders.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 11, 2013

R.I. Supreme Court hears gang member's appeal of murder conviction (Providence, RI): A lawyer for a 24-year-old man convicted of murdering a rival gang member argued the jury shouldn’t have learned about his gang affiliation or an unsolved stabbing death.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 4, 2013

Gang member sentenced to life in slaying of 12-year-old girl and triple-shooting (Providence, RI): One of the five gang members accused in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl and wounded three women at a graduation party in June is sentenced to life in prison.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 27, 2013

Three more gang members arraigned in connection with murder of Aynis Vargas (Providence, RI): Three more members of a South Providence gang are accused in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl and wounded three women at a high school graduation party in June.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 26, 2013

Providence shooting suspected to be gang-related (Providence, RI): A late-night shootout Wednesday night has left two in custody and one juvenile gang member in the hospital.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 19, 2013

Two arrested in gang-related altercation (Providence, RI): A teenager was struck in what police are calling a gang-related shooting, and a pair of officers were caught in the crossfire.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: September 19, 2013

Spread thin, Providence PD adjusts how they investigate gangs, violent crimes (Providence, RI): Crime hasn't dropped by much in the city, but the number of police officers has. The foot patrols are gone. There are fewer patrol officers, fewer detectives, fewer narcotics officers, fewer people investigating gangs and violent crime, and fewer officers posted in the city’s public schools.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 15, 2013

RI institute for nonviolence highlighting street interventions for Chicago, Newark officials (Providence, RI): Providence's Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence is highlighting its street intervention programs for officials from Newark, New Jersey, and Chicago.
Source: The Republic    Date: August 8, 2013

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