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Court upholds murder conviction of gang leader with SW ties (Hartford, CT): The state Appellate Court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a notorious Hartford gang leader who graduated from South Windsor High School — despite two national studies cited by his lawyers raising questions about the type of firearms identification evidence used against him.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: May 7, 2018

Hartford Gang Investigation Leads to 41-Count Indictment (Hartford, CT): An investigation into drug dealing in Hartford has resulted in a 41-count indictment against 10 alleged members of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: May 7, 2018

Gang member who trafficked cocaine in Maine gets 13 years in federal prison (New Haven, CT): A Connecticut gang member who trafficked cocaine and other narcotics in the Bangor area a few years ago was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: April 23, 2018

Stamford gang member gets 8 years for shooting up wrong apartment (Stamford, CT): A city man has pleaded guilty to mistakenly shooting up a Cove apartment where a father was grazed by a bullet while in bed with his sleeping child.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: April 11, 2018

Gang member sentenced for multi-state trafficking ring (New Haven, CT): A New Haven gang member has been sentenced for 12 years in federal prison for taking part in a drug and gun trafficking ring.
Source: The Tribune    Date: April 10, 2018

Hartford Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHARLES TURNER, also known as “Rell” and “CJ,” 27, of Hartford, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 3, 2018

Associate of Red Side Guerilla Brims Gang To Serve 12 Years (New Haven, CT): A New Haven man and former associate of the Red Side Guerilla Brims gang has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for racketeering, gun and drug offenses.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: March 7, 2018

Waterbury lawmaker fights for more money to combat youth violence (Hartford, CT): Wednesday was a day at the State Capitol to salute Boys & Girls Clubs across Connecticut for the jobs they do caring for kids. Workers here give kids positive programs to be involved with instead of being out on the streets, susceptible to negative influences like gangs, which could lead kids down a path of violence.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: February 21, 2018

Alleged gangsters nabbed outside deli (Bridgeport, CN): Police this week broke up a congregating area for an East End gang, arrested two men and seizing a gun with a high-capacity magazine.
Source: CT Post    Date: February 14, 2018

Teen gang member charged with killing rival (Bridgeport, CT): Gang colors were in evidence among a large crowd that filled the spectator section of the Golden Hill Street arraignment court Monday morning as an alleged soldier of the city’s gangs was presented on murder charges.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: January 22, 2018

Fatal Bridgeport Shooting was Gang-Related: Police (Bridgeport, CT): Bridgeport police have arrested a man charged with murder in the death of a man shot on Kossuth Street in December, and say the incident was gang-related.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: January 20, 2018

Where were the shootings in Bridgeport? We mapped 231 of them (Bridgeport, CT): By the time the homicide rate doubled in September, violence in the Park City showed a clear trend: a spike in gun violence and an increased rate of gang-related deaths. Data obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media detail the trend, and map each injurious shooting across the city, including fatal and non-fatal shootings.
Source: The News-Times    Date: January 17, 2018

New Haven homicides hit new low (New Haven, CT): New Haven saw just seven homicides in 2017, the city’s lowest total in half a century. According to New Haven Police Department reports, last year’s number, down from 13 in 2016, represents a steep drop from the peak of 34 homicides in 2011, when the Elm City was plagued by gang violence.
Source: Yale Daily News    Date: January 17, 2018

9 Gang Members Arrested After Shooting Outside Waterbury Courthouse: Police (Waterbury, CT): Waterbury police have arrested nine alleged gang members after a shooting outside the Superior Courthouse in Waterbury Tuesday morning.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: January 3, 2018

Man gets 13 years for role in New Haven fatal shooting (New Haven, CT): Tevin Williams, who last year testified against Jermaine Harris in Harris’ murder trial, has been sentenced to serve 13 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: January 2, 2018

Waterbury cracks down on crime with Gang Task Force (Waterbury, CT): Mayor Neil O’Leary put it bluntly: “It’s out of control, quite frankly,” he said. That was his response when News 8 asked him about gunfire outside The Duggan School in broad daylight in late October. “Having beefs with each other, whether it’s over guns, drugs, women,” said Waterbury Police Chief Vernon Riddick. “We’ve learned that there are two rivalry neighborhood-related gang activities going on so one neighborhood in Waterbury versus another neighborhood in Waterbury,” said Mayor O’Leary.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: November 29, 2017

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

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