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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Jury finds New Haven gang member guilty of murdering friend (New Haven, CT): In a courtroom filled with emotional spectators, a Superior Court jury Friday declared Ricky Bunn was guilty of murdering his friend, 16-year-old Torrence Gamble, and conspiring to do so.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 13, 2017

Gangbanger Sentencing: A Tale Of Betrayals (New Haven, CT): Robert Short fired a single bullet into his childhood best friend’s head and left the body in a darkened stairwell. Short then walked out of the building with the victim’s baseball cap on his head and called up two mutual friends, asking help to find their buddy who’d gone “missing.”
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: October 5, 2017

New Haven gang members who ‘terrorized’ city get long prison terms (New Haven, CT): Tears and cracked voices reverberated through the court room Wednesday as family members of victims gave their impact statements in federal court during the sentencing of a local gang leader.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 4, 2017

Waterbury man charged with murder in Norwalk cold case (Norwalk, CT): Norwalk police said a Waterbury man was arrested and charged with murder after a cold case investigation into gang-related violence in Norwalk.
Source: FOX 61     Date: September 27, 2017

Alleged gang members face the judge (Bridgeport, CT): A large crowd filled the arraignment courtroom at Golden Hill Street Wednesday as seven alleged gang members, netted in a sweep by a local/state police task force, were brought in.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: September 27, 2017

Task force sweeps up alleged drug dealers (Bridgeport, CT): At least a half-dozen alleged drug dealers, connected to recent violence between two gangs that led to the death of a teenager earlier this month, were rounded up late Monday night.
Source: Greenwich Time    Date: September 26, 2017

New Haven man gets 80-year sentence for 2011 murder (New Haven, CT): Six years after he shot Daryl McIver in a late-night ambush, Jermaine Harris has been sentenced to serve 80 years in prison for murder and other charges.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: September 26, 2017

New Haven gang member sentenced to 80 years for 2011 murder (New Haven, CT): A man who shot and killed another man in New Haven in 2011 has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: September 22, 2017

Talk explores gang intervention (New Haven, CT): After the acquittal of the four police officers who brutally assaulted Rodney King in the early 1990s, the city of Los Angeles erupted into chaos. But the Dolores Mission Church, nestled between two large public housing projects with the highest concentration of gang activity in the city, remained calm.
Source: Yale Daily News    Date: September 21, 2017

Connecticut Against Violence to host Back to School summit (Bridgeport, CT): Connecticut Against Violence, a city based organization, will host its 5th Annual Bridgeport Back to School Youth Summit on September 22 at Housatonic Community College.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: August 25, 2017

Warrant: Rival Gang Members Targeted In Hartford Shooting That Claimed Innocent Man (Hartford, CT): Deykevious Russaw, the teen charged with murder in the shooting death of Jeff Worrell in a North End park last month, was targeting rival gang members when he fired the fatal shots from the back seat of a stolen car, police allege in an arrest warrant that was unsealed Wednesday.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: August 23, 2017

New Haven Gang Members Charged in Federal Racketeering Case: US Attorney (New Haven, CT): Alleged members of New Haven street gang the Goodrich Street Boys (GSB) face federal charges as a result of a long-term investigation into shootings in the city, according to the US Attorney’s office.
Source: WVIT NBC Connecticut    Date: August 9, 2017

Swedish police take in, take home gang reduction strategies employed in New Haven (New Haven, CT): Since 2015, the city of Malmö in Sweden has had 23 homicides and 56 attempted homicides, all related to gang violence in the city, according to Andy Roberts, the city’s chief superintendent of local police. Tuesday, the Malmö heads of police visited New Haven to learn more about Project Longevity and to see whether any crime prevention tactics could be used across the pond.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 13, 2017

U.S. Attorney: Gang member sentenced for racketeering & firearms offenses (New Haven, CT): Roy Isiah Jackson, a member of the Red Side Guerilla Brim Gang, was sentenced in New Haven to over 9 years in prison for racketeering and firearms offenses, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirde Daly.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: May 31, 2017

Former gang leader nabbed on gun charges (Bridgeport, CT): In 2006, Robert “Pookie” Bowen made headlines as the leader of a gang that terrorized the city’s West Side. For the past month, he has been the subject of a multi-police agency manhunt. following an incident in which he is accused of trying to shoot state troopers following a traffic stop.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: May 9, 2017

Meriden man sentenced to 25 months in prison for Gravel Street shooting last year (Meriden, CT): A local man was sentenced Thursday to serve 25 months in prison for shooting another man on Gravel Street last June.
Source: Record Journal    Date: May 5, 2017

Hartford gang member sentenced for selling drugs, firearms (Hartford, CT): A gang member in Hartford’s south end was sentenced in Bridgeport for selling heroin, crack cocaine and firearms, according to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: April 20, 2017

Cops stumble on suspected gang hangout, seize guns, ammunition (Bridgeport, CT): Police pursuing a car believed involved in a gang-style shooting Tuesday afternoon stumbled into the suspected hang out for the Green Boyz gang, recovering guns, ammunition and arresting the younger brother of notorious gang leader Jamal “Moo Moo” Hamilton.
Source: Greenwich Time    Date: April 12, 2017

Final defendant from New Haven’s deadly gang pleads guilty in federal court (New Haven, CT): After more than three years of investigations and court proceedings, the U.S. attorney’s office announced the federal conviction of the 21st and final defendant Tuesday in cases brought against members of the Red Side Guerilla Brims.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: March 21, 2017

New Haven man pleads guilty to involvement in deadly gang-related drug trafficking ring (New Haven, CT): A 32-year-old New Haven man pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering charges and admitted his involvement four gang-related murders, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: March 17, 2017

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