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Attorney General calls for battle with gangs, drugs (Minneapolis, MN): In a Twin Cities appearance United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that violent crimes and drug trafficking is on the rise in the nation, and called on prosecutors to aggressively battle street gangs.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: July 18, 2017

Coon Rapids man gets decades in prison in fatal shooting during gang dispute (St. Paul, MN): A Coon Rapids man will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting an 18-year-old during a chaotic altercation between rival gangs in St. Paul in the spring of 2016.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 6, 2017

Investigators see gang ties in Uptown shooting (Minneapolis, MN): Three people were injured within minutes in shootings in Uptown early Saturday morning. Police said Wednesday that they haven’t identified any suspects, and investigators believe the shootings may be gang-related. The condition of one critically-injured victim is improving, police said.
Source: Southwest Journal    Date: July 5, 2017

St. Paul police reshuffle staff, boost community outreach to fight gun violence (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police have shifted officers’ duties and crafted plans to reach out to neighbors as part of an attempt to curb gun and gang violence across the city this summer.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 29, 2017

Gun, gang violence 'No. 1 priority,' St. Paul police chief says one year into job (St. Paul, MN): One year into his tenure as head of the St. Paul police, Chief Todd Axtell told the City Council about numerous major changes the department has made in how it operates.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 21, 2017

Suspected gang member sentenced for role in shooting death at St. Paul park (St. Paul, MN): A 19-year-old will be nearly a decade older when he is released from prison for his role in a chaotic altercation between rival gangs that left an 18-year-old slain at St. Paul’s Indian Mounds Regional Park last spring.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 19, 2017

St. Paul man sentenced in Indian Mounds Park killing (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man was sentenced Thursday to more than 11 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a teenager last year at St. Paul’s Indian Mounds Park.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 18, 2017

St. Paul Man Charged In Gang-Related Light Rail Shooting (Minneapolis, MN): An 18-year-old St. Paul man faces felony charges after a man was caught in the crossfire of an apparent gang-related shooting on a light rail platform Monday.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: April 21, 2017

Mpls. Gang Member Found Guilty Of Shooting 2 Men, 1 In The Neck (Minneapolis, MN): A 44-year-old Minneapolis gang member has been found guilty of shooting two men who were sitting inside a parked car last March, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: March 29, 2017

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

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