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Feds charge alleged Tre Tre Crips members in gun conspiracy (Minneapolis, MN): Four people allegedly tied to a north Minneapolis street gang embroiled in a turf war are being indicted with conspiracy built around their use of illegal firearms in a series of shootings last year, according to federal charges.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: March 21, 2017

For those aging out of Twin Cities gang life, retirement is no time to kick back (Minneapolis, MN): Demario Jefferson can tell you about vendettas and gangs and guns. His credentials catch the eye when he walks into a room. There’s the twisted bullet scar on his leg, a memento of the time police say a rival shot him in 2015, looking to avenge an earlier attack. And the jagged front tooth, dislodged by a policeman’s baton when he stole his first car at the age of 14 and led officers on a chase through north Minneapolis.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: February 14, 2017

Minneapolis woman turns pain into power after losing fiancé to gang violence (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis woman is turning pain into power. Arica Shetka thought her life was over when her fiancé, Derrick Rodgers was shot and killed as a result of gang violence. It happened last May when gang violence was at a peak in north Minneapolis. But instead of being lost in grief, Arica made a choice to create a bright future for her and her daughter.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: February 14, 2017

Mpls. police arrest suspect in death of grandmother caught in gang crossfire (Minneapolis, MN): The phone call that Sa'Lesha Beeks spent months longing for came on Monday. She was being summoned to police headquarters in downtown Minneapolis for an update about the ongoing investigation into the drive-by shooting death of her mother, Birdell Beeks. The news was good, the detective assured her.
Source: StarTribune    Date: January 23, 2017

New data shows drop in serious crime in St. Paul during 2016 (St. Paul, MN): Preliminary crime data from the St. Paul Police Department for 2016 shows a drop in most serious crimes citywide. According to the data, serious crimes fell by 2.4 percent and violent crimes against people fell by 8.2 percent. Police believe there is connection between gang activity and the increase in the number of shots fired. St. Paul police say cracking down on gang related activity will be a top priority in 2017.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: January 15, 2017

Statistics show Minneapolis violent crime edged up in 2016 (Minneapolis, MN): Violent crime in Minneapolis nudged up slightly in 2016, driven in large part by a wave of gang-on-gang bloodshed sweeping parts of the city, court filings and recently released police statistics show.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: January 4, 2017

Woman charged with hiring gang members to shoot her ex (Minneapolis, MN): A New Brighton woman has been charged with hiring four gang members to shoot her ex-boyfriend. According to the criminal complaint, Chelsey Lanae Majors, 26, contacted four men affiliated with the Minneapolis gang "I-9 Block Dipset" to shoot her ex-boyfriend. Her breakup was characterized as being "acrimonious and violent."
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: December 27, 2016

Police: Latest homicide led to shootings (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police said they have linked two weekend shootings, which left residents frightened and sent some diving to the floor to avoid stray bullets, to an early-morning homicide on the city's North Side last week. All three incidents are believed to be part of a bloody gang conflict that has wracked north Minneapolis for months.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: December 8, 2016

Minneapolis crime fighting plan offers carrot or stick to gang members (Minneapolis, MN): After a gang-related shootout erupted outside a downtown Minneapolis police station one night in early October, city and law enforcement officials announced they had a plan to defuse street violence with a community-oriented approach that wouldn’t just fight crime but would give gang members a chance to straighten out their lives.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 24, 2016

5 alleged gang members are indicted on gun charges in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): Five young members of a St. Paul street gang suspected of carrying out numerous shootings as part of a turf war with rivals were indicted Thursday on federal weapons charges.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 10, 2016

News conference promises alone won't end violence in downtown Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): Once again, weekend shootings added to the growing body of evidence that the downtown Minneapolis entertainment district has a gun violence problem. Mostly during early-morning weekend hours, at least 30 people have been wounded by gunfire in the area this year, according to police statistics.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 6, 2016

Expert: Gangs in the Twin Cities are Evolving (Minneapolis, MN): From a shooting directly in front of a police precinct to using social media to communicate and recruit, experts say its no secret that gangs in the Twin Cities are evolving.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: October 4, 2016

Following overnight shootings, city leaders, law enforcement announce plan to curb downtown violence (Minneapolis, MN): Hours after a pair of overnight shootings Monday in Minneapolis' Warehouse District left six people wounded, fed-up city and police officials unveiled new anti-crime programs aimed at cooling some notorious hot spots — among them just outside the First Precinct police station doors in the heart of downtown.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 3, 2016

Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis Men Charged in Connection to Gang-Related Wal-Mart Shooting (Hennepin County, MN): A Brooklyn Park man and a Minneapolis man have both been charged after police say they were involved in a gang-related shooting at a Brooklyn Center Wal-Mart.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: September 20, 2016

Minneapolis gang member pleads guilty in brazen shooting at HCMC (Minneapolis, MN): A 23-year-old Minneapolis man pleaded guilty this week to his role in a 2014 shooting outside a downtown hospital, a brazen assault that was in retaliation for an earlier confrontation with rival gang members.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 17, 2016

Bloody Minneapolis gang war ends with guilty plea (Minneapolis, MN): After more than 20 shots were fired at the Hennepin County Medical Center back in 2014, the fight has finally ended with Percy Lacey’s guilty plea. A feud between two south Minneapolis street gangs – the Bloods and the 10s - resulted in convictions for those involved along with one case of permanent paralysis.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: September 16, 2016

As shootings continue, Minneapolis police attempt to stem gang bloodshed (Minneapolis, MN): On paper, it had all the makings of a revenge shooting. Minneapolis police detectives figured that the perpetrator crept up to the dining room window under the cover of darkness one night last week, and squeezed off a trio of shots from a semiautomatic handgun.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 13, 2016

With stepped-up patrols, shootings are down, Minneapolis officials say (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police officials said Thursday that they were making steady progress against street violence that has wracked parts of the city, pointing to a recent reduction in the number of shootings and other violent episodes.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 8, 2016

Richfield Man Sentenced for Gang-Related Shooting Outside HCMC (Minneapolis, MN): A Richfield man is the seventh and final defendant to be sentenced for his role in a gang-related shooting outside Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: August 22, 2016

Minneapolis-Based Gang Leader Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking, Firearm Crimes (Minneapolis, MN): United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger has announced the sentencing of Louis Lee Frasier Banks, 26, a leader of two known Minneapolis gangs. On March 4, Banks was charged in a seven-defendant indictment with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, according to a news release.
Source: Southwest Minneapolis Patch    Date: August 19, 2016

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