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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

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

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