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Minneapolis Police using social media to track gangs (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis Police are finding evidence in the very place where gang members are flaunting their crimes - social media. Often officers don't need a warrant because the videos are public. Last week, charges came down against four alleged gang members in Minneapolis and prosecutors using their own video against them.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: May 21, 2016

4 Suspected Gang Members Charged in Connection to Social Media Videos (Hennepin County, MN): Four suspected gang members have been charged with four counts each of terroristic threats in connection to postings on Facebook and other social media sites.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: May 20, 2016

Minneapolis gang members charged after posting threats on Snapchat, YouTube (Minneapolis, MN): The cinematic productions and social media posts of a north Minneapolis gang have led to criminal charges against 4 members. The Tre Tre street gang gets its name from the geographic area of north Minneapolis its lays claim to, around 33rd Avenue N. One of their rivals is the Skitz Squad, which the Tre Tre members took shots at in videos posted on Snapchat and YouTube.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: May 19, 2016

Minneapolis gang shooting: 1 dead, 7 injured, 48 shell casings (Minneapolis, MN): A 20-year-old man was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting between two rival gangs near the intersection of 16th Avenue and Newton Avenue in north Minneapolis on Wednesday night.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: May 4, 2016

2 charged for gang crimes in fatal Mounds Park shooting in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): Two men are facing gang-related charges following the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man at a barbecue in Indian Mounds Park in St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: April 19, 2016

Gang confrontation led to Mounds Park shooting, charges say (St. Paul, MN): A confrontation over gang names apparently sparked a shootout Sunday in Indian Mounds Regional Park that took a St. Paul man’s life, according to charges filed Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: April 19, 2016

7 members of ‘violent’ Minneapolis gang plead guilty to various crimes (Minneapolis, MN): Seven Twin Cities men have pleaded guilty to various crimes they carried out while members of a “violent” gang based in south Minneapolis. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced in a news release the remaining two defendants from an August 2015 indictment charging seven members of the 10z and 20z street gangs pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
Source: Bring Me The News    Date: February 23, 2016

Guilty pleas complete gang case from 2014 shootout at Minneapolis hospital (Minneapolis, MN): Two gang members linked to a midday gun rampage at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2014 pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, meaning that all seven defendants in the case have now entered guilty pleas to federal charges that include weapons violations and drug trafficking.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: February 23, 2016

A hospital steps in to stop cycles of violence (Minneapolis, MN): A brief, precious window into the lives of young victims of violence opens the moment they arrive in Hennepin County Medical Center’s emergency room. HCMC aims to seize on that critical moment when it launches the nation’s newest hospital-based violence intervention program this year. Similar programs at other hospitals have shown promising results, including lower rates of re-injury and reduced costs for emergency departments.
Source: Southwest Journal    Date: February 11, 2016

Tracking the toll of gun violence (Minneapolis, MN): Gun violence claimed the lives of more than 40 people in Minneapolis in 2015 and two people this year — including a 25-year-old Brooklyn Park man in North Minneapolis on Jan. 26 and a 20-year-old West St. Paul man on New Year’s Day in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.
Source: Southwest Journal    Date: February 11, 2016

Minneapolis Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years on Drug Charges (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member has been sentenced to 10 years for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine throughout Minnesota.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: January 22, 2016

As year's end, violent crime up in Minneapolis for the fifth straight year (Minneapolis, MN): It was around 2 a.m. on a recent Monday in downtown Minneapolis when the pop-pop-pop of gunfire pierced the din of bar closing time. Spotting a rival gang member, a gunman opened fire on a group of people hanging out outside the First Precinct police station, on 4th Street between 1st and Hennepin avenues, setting off a brief shootout that left one woman hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: December 24, 2015

8 Arrested in Gang-Related Drug Busts (Duluth, MN): In an announcement Friday, authorities say they've arrested eight people involved with gang-related drug possession and distribution. Authorities confiscated 260 grams of heroin with a street value of more than $50,000, 80 grams of methamphetamine, and four handguns.
Source: WDIO-TV News    Date: December 11, 2015

Minneapolis gang member pleads guilty in park shooting (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member has pleaded guilty to a shooting this summer in which a mother and child out for a stroll were injured by wild gunfire.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: December 3, 2015

Special gun investigators take aim at Mpls. crime (Minneapolis, MN): Unwilling to sit back and wring their hands at a significant uptick in gun violence on the streets of Minneapolis, city leaders have launched a new strategy to address those violent crime issues. According to Minneapolis police, violent crime has risen more than 5 percent in 2015 over last year, and almost nine percent over two years ago.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: November 13, 2015

2 Accused of Conspiring to Retaliate Against Witnesses in Minn. Gang Trial (St, Paul, MN): Two people have been indicted after prosecutors say they conspired to retaliate against two witnesses in a gang-related trial. Twenty-five-year-old Tywin Bender of Stillwater, also known as “Finn Winn,” and 20-year-old Royal Angel Hines of St. Paul have both been charged.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: November 5, 2015

Police link Dilworth shooting to gangs (Dilworth, MN): Police say gangs may have been involved in a shooting at a Dilworth apartment over the weekend. Masked men firing handguns forced their way into 202 5th St. NW, No.11, on Saturday, according to police.
Source: INFORUM    Date: November 4, 2015

Covering Community Special Report: Gang life in Minnesota (Rochester, MN): What draws someone into a life of violence, drugs, and crime? What entices someone to join a gang? This is the story of two young people with different backgrounds, both involved in gangs in southeast Minnesota. What keeps them? Why is it so hard to leave? What do they want you to know about what’s referred to as “the life”?
Source: News10     Date: November 3, 2015

St. Paul gang member admits role in drive-by shooting (St. Paul, MN): For his role in a drive-by shooting on a busy St. Paul street near the Capitol, a gang member has pleaded guilty. Isaac O'Neal Maiden, 21, was charged in July 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: November 3, 2015

Jury convicts leading Minneapolis gang figure in gun-buying operation (Minneapolis, MN): A prominent member of a Minneapolis street gang has been convicted of two felonies in connection with a gun-buying operation that fueled deadly street violence for years over illicit-drug turf on the North Side.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 26, 2015

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