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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

New Haven Gang Member Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison (New Haven, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILLIE GARVIN, also known as “Tank” and “Black,” 27, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 132 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a violent New Haven street gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 11, 2018

2nd in command of violent New Haven gang sent to federal prison (New Haven, CT): A 37-year-old city man was sentenced Friday to 90 months in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang, officials said in a release.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 8, 2018

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: The 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

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