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Police to charge suspected Waterbury gang members with murder (Waterbury, CT): A trio of suspected gang members will face charges in connection to the double homicide of two suspected rivals who were gunned down last year on a busy street.
Source: Republican-American    Date: October 16, 2018

Police to charge suspected Waterbury gang members with murder (Waterbury, CT): A trio of suspected gang members will face charges in connection to the double homicide of two suspected rivals who were gunned down last year on a busy street.
Source: Republican-American    Date: October 16, 2018

New Haven man pleads guilty to gang violence (New Haven, CT): Local 21-year-old Dejuan Ward, also known as “Hot Boi,” pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to racketeering and firearm charges stemming from his role in a violent street gang, according to a press release from John H. Durham, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 5, 2018

Bridgeport hip-hop artist produces film to discourage gang violence (Bridgeport, CT): A Bridgeport musician is working to build awareness about gang violence in hope of saving lives. Chad Newton has produced a short film about the subject, which he hopes will discourage membership in gangs.
Source: News 12 Connecticut    Date: October 4, 2018

Federal Authorities: Hartford Latin King Members Kidnapped, Tortured Victim (Hartford, CT): Five Latin King gang members were charged Tuesday after a federal investigation found they kidnapped and tortured a man and forced him to call his father to beg for ransom money, according to a grand jury indictment.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: October 4, 2018

3 New Haven men plead guilty to gang-related violent crimes (New Haven, CT): Three alleged New Haven street gang members pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Friday to attempted murder, firearms and drug-trafficking charges, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney John H. Durham.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: September 28, 2018

Waterbury Police pursuit of alleged gang members results in crash (Waterbury, CT): A police pursuit led to an Acura crashing into the living room of a home on North Main Street on Monday morning. Police arrested three suspected gang members after the crash, which heavily damaged a home at 2179 N. Main St.
Source: Republican-American    Date: September 24, 2018

“Chewie” Killed, Then Struck A Deal (New Haven, CT): After murdering four people, should a gang’s enforcer receive a lighter sentence for turning in other members who participated in the bloodshed? U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall was faced with that dilemma Wednesday in her Church Street courtroom as she weighed the fate of a killer who turned the tables on one of New Haven’s deadly Red Side Guerrilla Brims.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: September 20, 2018

New Haven man admits to gang shooting, racketeering (New Haven, CT): A member of the Goodrich Street Boys, a violent drug gang, admitted he sold drugs and was involved in two city shootings including walking up to a downed victim and shooting him in the head, federal officials said in a release.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: September 17, 2018

Waterbury police arrest "known gang member" on gun charges (Waterbury, CT): An alleged Waterbury gang member was arrested earlier this month after an investigation into shots fired back in January.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: August 30, 2018

Reputed gang member nabbed with gun near park (Bridgeport, CT): A reputed city gang member was arrested at a city park with a gun loaded with a large capacity magazine, police said. Ervin “Swerve” Ezekiel, 34, of Steuben Street, was charged Tuesday with illegal transfer of a gun, possession of a pistol without a permit, possession of a large-capacity magazine and criminal possession of a firearm.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: August 29, 2018

Gang hitman sentenced to 53 years (Bridgeport, CT): Ruing that gang violence, once the purview of late nights in the city, has made it dangerous for citizens to walk city streets during the day, a judge sentenced a gangland hit man to 53 years in prison.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: August 20, 2018

Judge Throws Book At Gang Affiliate (New Haven, CT): A punch over a pickle cost Michael Henderson an extra chunk of his life. That, and the matter of threatening a witness. Henderson, an “affiliate” of New Haven’s brutal Grape Street Crips gang, is now looking at a larger stint in federal prison than he might otherwise have had in part because of how he reacted to a guard taking a pickle from him.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: July 20, 2018

Police: Two More Wanted Felons Nabbed In Hartford, Enfield, After Gang Roundup (Hartford, CT): When Hartford, East Hartford and state police worked with a federal gang task force to round up nine suspected gang members and associates last month, a few wanted people had slipped away.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 6, 2018

Hamden Man Sentenced For Role In Violent Street Gang (Hamden, CT): A Hamden man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in connection to his role in a violent New Haven street gang. Keith Young, also known as "Capo," "Bapo" and "Poncho," 28, of Hamden, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release following the prison term, U.S. States Attorney for Connecticut John H. Durham announced in a press release.
Source: Hamden Patch    Date: June 28, 2018

New Haven gang leader gets 15 years in federal prison (New Haven, CT): Another member of the violent Red Side Guerilla Brims street gang has been sentenced in federal court, officials said Wednesday. According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2014, ATF and the New Haven Police Department began “Operation Red Side” through a series of controlled narcotics purchases and firearms seizures.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 27, 2018

Hartford Gang Member Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin and Crack (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERIC SMITH, also known as “Hood,” 30, of Hartford, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 40 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and crack cocaine in Hartford.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 27, 2018

Alleged Latin Kings Members and Associates Charged with Trafficking Narcotics in Hartford's South End (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief David Rosado today announced that an investigation into the gang-related trafficking of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine and associated violence in Hartford’s South End has resulted in federal charges against 13 alleged members and associates of the Almighty Latin Kings Nation (“Latin Kings”).
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 19, 2018

New Haven gang member gets 6 years in prison (New Haven, CT): A city man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a violent New Haven street gang, according to a federal press release.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 13, 2018

Sentencings Continue For Violent New Haven Gang Who Traded Drugs For Guns In Maine (New Haven, CT): The tedious process of sentencing the 21 men indicted for their part in a deadly New Haven sect of the Bloods continued Monday with one city man getting 11 years for his role in trafficking drugs into Maine that were traded for guns he brought back to Connecticut.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: June 12, 2018

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