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A man associated with a drug gang is busted by Cannon River Drug Task Force (Saint Peter, MN): On April 18th, 2019, Agents with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF) obtained a search warrant for the person of Senif Joel Garza 04/28/1996, his residence located at 1305 Old Minnesota Avenue lot #36 in St. Peter MN, and his vehicle a 2008 Dodge Charger. The search warrant was obtained after an ongoing narcotics investigation involving Garza.
Source: KYMN Radio    Date: May 1, 2019

'I want to see results': Somali community members call for police action following gang violence (Minneapolis, MN): At a community center in the Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, emotions ran high. “We just want the shootings to stop,” said one woman. The meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and members of the department came after a week of gun violence in the Somali community.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: March 6, 2019

East African community reeling from weekend violence, demands solutions (Minneapolis, MN): After the latest spasm of gang violence, Minneapolis' Somali residents and business owners on Monday stepped up their calls for help from City Hall and police headquarters to help curb the senseless shootings that they say too often go overlooked.
Source: StarTribune    Date: March 4, 2019

Federal Jury Convicts North Minneapolis Gang Member For His Role In Violent Drug Trafficking Conspiracy (St. Paul, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the conviction of HAKEEM MALIK DONTAE FLAX, a/k/a “Keem,” 32, for crimes related to violent gang activity, including conspiracy, distribution of heroin, and firearms violations.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 15, 2019

From gang member to a career in health care (Rochester, MN): One of Sophorn Khoun’s crowning moments was when he graduated with his GED. The achievement was all the more remarkable when considering the distance Khoun had come in life. Khoun, of Rochester, once a member of a gang, had been shot four times in a gang-related incident.
Source: Post Bulletin    Date: January 17, 2019

Large Violent Crime Increase in Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood From 2010 – 2017 (Minneapolis, MN): Star Tribune reports that largely driven by a surge in robberies, and assaults the Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has seen over 60% increase in violent crime in 2017.
Source: Alpha News    Date: January 1, 2019

Charges filed in gang-related killing of man in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): Three men motivated by a gang rivalry participated in the fatal shooting of a man and wounding of a woman in St. Paul earlier this month, court documents say.
Source: StarTribune    Date: December 18, 2018

Man shot dead Sunday in St. Paul was in gang-related party bus mayhem months ago (St. Paul, MN): A man who was fatally shot at a scene in St. Paul where another person was wounded was identified as a 19-year-old man.
Source: StarTribune    Date: December 12, 2018

New Minneapolis anti-violence program is showing positive results (Minneapolis, MN): The challenges of planning a holiday party for dozens of rival gang members are not lost on Sasha Cotton. For one thing, location matters. Picking a spot too far north of W. Broadway plays into the territorialism and animosities of north Minneapolis’ gang war, with members of crews like the Skitz Squad or Stick Up Boys wary of venturing into enemy territory unarmed. Too far south, and you risk alienating the Tre Tre Crips and their allies.
Source: StarTribune    Date: November 17, 2018

21-year-old Chicago man gets life in prison for St. Paul gang retaliation killing (St. Paul, MN): A 21-year-old will spend the rest of his life in prison after gunning down a 25-year-old man in St. Paul last spring in what prosecutors described as a “revenge” gang slaying.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: November 13, 2018

Even with crime rates down, Minneapolis bloodshed seems endless (Minneapolis, MN): A recent spate of shootings in Minneapolis has prompted angry soul-searching among police, elected officials and residents of the neighborhoods hardest hit by the violence, which the city’s police chief has declared a “public health crisis.”
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 9, 2018

Hospital program aims to reduce violence (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says gun violence is a public health and safety crisis. But what are we doing to stop the violence?
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: September 11, 2018

Gang expert has met thousands of gang members. None of them monsters, he says. (St. Paul, MN): The Rev. Gregory Boyle has buried far too many young people killed through gang violence. He’s had guns pulled on him by gang members and testified at dozens of their death penalty trials.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 3, 2018

Alleged gang member charged in attempted murder in Minnesota (St. Paul, MN): A northeastern Minnesota man who authorities say is a member of the Native Mob gang has been charged with attempting to kill someone in retaliation for that person’s testimony in an official court proceeding.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 25, 2018

St. Paul gang members plead guilty to illegal gun possession, feds say (St. Paul, MN): Seven young men described by prosecutors as St. Paul gang members admitted in federal court to conspiring to illegally possess guns and six have been sentenced, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Minnesota announced Thursday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 26, 2018

2 cousins are charged in man's fatal shooting at Hmong festival in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): Two cousins were charged Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a man at a crowded festival in St. Paul's Como Park over the weekend that appears linked to gang rivalry.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 3, 2018

Leader of Rochester drug gang heading to federal prison (St. Paul, MN): A Rochester-based drug dealer is heading to federal prison. Marco Antonio Avila, 30 of San Jose, California, has been sentenced to 26 years behind bars after pleading guilty to leading a criminal organization from December 2015 through June 2017 that not only supplied and distributed drugs but engaged in a violent shooting war with a rival drug gang in the Rochester Area.
Source: KIMT NewsChannel 3    Date: May 22, 2018

4 Charged in Connection to South Minneapolis Drug Trafficking Case (Minneapolis, MN): A superseding indictment charged four men Thursday with crimes related to drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: May 10, 2018

2 teens charged in killing during Inver Grove Heights party bus melee (Inver Grove Heights, MN): Hours of arguing between rival groups on a party bus grew more intense until two teenagers with guns opened fire, leaving one person dead and another wounded in the parking lot of an Inver Grove Heights movie theater over the weekend, according charges.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: March 28, 2018

Man gets life for killing Minneapolis woman as he targeted rival (Minneapolis, MN): A man found guilty of killing a Twin Cities woman in a random north Minneapolis shooting was sentenced Monday to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Source: MPR News    Date: February 26, 2018

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