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U.S. Attorney: 3 Gang Members Indicted On Firearms Charges (Minneapolis, MN): Three men will head to trial on charges of illegally possessing a firearm, and are accused of involvement with two violent gangs, according to court documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: September 25, 2015

Rochester Police Street Crime Unit Officer Talks Gangs in the City (Rochester, MN): Last week’s shooting in southeast Rochester left one man dead and two injured. After investigation, Rochester Police say it was not a random act of violence, but instead retaliation. It also held a reminder that violent crime is in our community.
Source: KAAL 6 News    Date: September 9, 2015

Clay County joins anti-gang unit, Moorhead may follow (Moorhead, MN): At least one officer from the Minnesota side of the river is joining Fargo-Moorhead's anti-gang Street Crimes Unit full time, and possibly two.
Source: INFORUM    Date: August 17, 2015

Brooklyn Park Gang Member Sentenced to 7 Years for Illegal Gun Possession (Brooklyn Park, MN): A confirmed gang member has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Martel Javell Einfeldt of Brooklyn Park was indicted Sept. 16, 2014, and pleaded guilty Jan. 21. He was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: August 13, 2015

St. Paul gang violence victim Ray Widstrand hits teen on bicycle in New Brighton, Minn. (New Brighton, MN): The man who was an innocent victim of a brutal gang attack in St. Paul two years ago was involved in a severe car crash in New Brighton, Minn. Ray Widstrand, 28, hit a bicyclist Sunday morning, sending the 14-year-old to the hospital with serious injuries.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: August 9, 2015

At forum, St. Paul residents fret about riverside robbery (St. Paul, MN): Neighbors and members of the University of St. Thomas community had questions about guns, gangs and growing lawlessness Thursday night during a meeting with St. Paul police after an armed robbery just off campus left suspected teenage robber Lavauntai Broadbent dead.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 7, 2015

Charges: Suspected gang member killed two bystanders in Peavey Park shootings (Minneapolis, MN): A suspected member of the 30z street gang was charged in the shooting deaths of two innocent bystanders in Peavey Park last month, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 6, 2015

Teen muralists cover-up Minneapolis graffiti, despite gang intimidation (Minneapolis, MN): Painting a mural in crime-plagued neighborhoods can be risky. One group of teen artists in south Minneapolis found that out the hard way after an intimidating encounter with gang members.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: August 6, 2015

Police: St. Paul robbery victim had permit to carry when he killed armed suspect (St. Paul, MN): Only months before Lavauntai Broadbent, 16, was shot and killed on a St. Paul river bluff in a botched robbery, authorities say he was part of a violent mob of teens that led a rumble inside a downtown St. Paul hotel.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 4, 2015

7 indicted in what authorities call Minneapolis gang war (Minneapolis, MN): Seven members of two south Minneapolis gangs accused of carrying out a bloody gang war have been charged with drug trafficking and illegal gun possession in a series of conspiracy counts laid out in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 4, 2015

Moorhead rap promoter to try third time after show first canceled over gang concern, then shut down (Moorhead, MN): Hip-hop promoter Jason Grant has organized the annual Fargo-Moorhead rap concert, Spring Jam, since he founded it in 1997. The shows have always gone smoothly, he says—until this year.
Source: INFORUM    Date: July 30, 2015

St. Paul gang member gets nearly 38 years in prison for 2012 murder (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul gang member was sentenced Thursday to nearly 38 years in prison for fatally shooting an innocent man caught in the middle of a gang feud.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 30, 2015

2 Charged In Drive-By St. Paul Gang Shooting (Minneapolis, MN): Police say a St. Paul gang was behind a Saturday evening drive-by shooting. Two men, who police say are members of the eastside-based Ham Crazy gang, are charged with committing the shooting for the benefit of a gang.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: July 21, 2015

Two St. Paul men charged in University Avenue gang shooting (St. Paul, MN): Two St. Paul men with gang affiliations were charged Monday in a weekend drive-by shooting on a busy street near the Capitol. Isaac O'Neal Maiden, 21, and Kacey Luke Feiner, 18, were each charged with one count of crime committed for the benefit of a gang and one count of drive-by discharge of a firearm.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 20, 2015

Minneapolis uses citywide plan to reduce youth violence (Minneapolis, MN): A decade ago, Minneapolis had a problem: Too many kids were being shot and killed. R.T. Rybak, who was mayor at the time, remembers the frustration of standing at the scene of a fatal shooting and hearing bystanders say, "I saw this coming." Both the teen lying dead and the shooter had shown signs of trouble.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 18, 2015

12-year-old arrested for murder: Why do gangs recruit children? (Minneapolis, MN): A 12-year-old fugitive who spent more than a week on the run after allegedly killing a man in Nebraska was apprehended Tuesday by the US Marshals Service in Minneapolis. The young boy is one of three juveniles – ages 12, 15, and 17 – suspected of murdering a 31-year-old man during a drug deal in Omaha on June 29.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: July 9, 2015

Boy, 12, wanted for murder in Nebraska shooting is nabbed in Minneapolis: reports (Minneapolis, MN): A 12-year-old Nebraska boy who was wanted for murder in a gang-related shooting in Omaha was arrested Tuesday night nearly 400 miles from the scene, according to reports.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 8, 2015

Man charged in Minneapolis shootings of mother, toddler (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member is charged with shooting a mother and child while firing at a rival’s SUV last week at a south Minneapolis park.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: June 22, 2015

Charges: Gang-related shooting sends 1 to Woodbury hospital (Woodbury, MN): The self-described member of a “stain gang” that commits robberies faces felony charges in connection with a drug-related shooting in St. Paul Park. Luciano V. Nunez, 19, of Inver Grove Heights, was scheduled to appear in Washington County District Court June 17 on gang-related charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.
Source: Woodbury Bulletin    Date: June 18, 2015

New Minneapolis gang unit aims to 'disrupt and defuse' violence (Minneapolis, MN): When a gang-related shooting happens, it often doesn’t end with just one incident. A single shooting can lead to a widening web of violence and chaos. So Minneapolis police have formed a new gang unit designed to take a more sophisticated approach to the threat of retaliatory bloodshed between gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 4, 2015

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