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Feds, New Haven police announce charges for 6 gang members (New Haven, CT): In downtown New Haven, police and the Department of Justice gathered to make an announcement, six members of the Red Side Guerrilla Brims, a street gang associated with “the Bloods,” were federally charged for crimes that include murder, racketeering, firearms, drugs, and money laundering.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: October 1, 2015

2 teens arraigned in gang-related Norwich drive-by shooting (Norwich, CT): Two teens were arraigned last week on charges of accessory to first-degree assault in the gang-related drive-by shooting in Norwich on July 20.
Source: The Bulletin    Date: September 9, 2015

Gangs battle for East Side territory (Bridgeport, CT): A battle between two gangs for a narrow piece of real estate on the city’s East Side is threatening to spill over into the rest of the city. So far, six people have been shot in just the past week in the wake of the two gangs’ warfare, city Police Chief Joseph Gaudett said.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: August 30, 2015

Man Arrested in Hartford's Sixth Homicide Is Suspected Gang Member (Hartford, CT): A suspected gang member has been arrested and charged with the murder of another suspected gang member in Hartford.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: August 25, 2015

Latin Kings member pleads guilty to Bristol, Plainville burglaries (Bristol, CT): A New Britain man reportedly part of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday in connection with burglaries in Bristol and Plainville.
Source: New Britain Herald    Date: August 10, 2015

Gang Member Who Killed Two, Helped Police Solve Shootings, Is Sentenced (Hartford, CT): Jose "Chamo" Rivera is already serving a 42-year prison sentence for the July 1, 2011, murder of Angel Gomez on Martin Street. On Tuesday in Superior Court in Hartford, he pleaded guilty to a killing that occurred just as the 2008 West Indian parade ended and that another man was wrongly convicted of committing.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: August 4, 2015

New Haven Pairs Teens, Veterans To Curb Gang Activity (New Haven, CT): A program in New Haven, Connecticut is hiring U.S. military veterans as mentors to help steer teens away from gang-related activity. Last week it received a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Source: WSHU News    Date: July 28, 2015

Hartford police make arrests (Hartford, CT): Hartford police have arrested two men after getting a tip about members of a street gang having a firearm in the area of Sterling street.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: July 17, 2015

Hartford man sentenced for crack cocaine trafficking (Hartford, CT): A United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jaime Coleman, also known as “City,” of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in Bridgeport to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for his role in a crack cocaine trafficking ring.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: June 23, 2015

FBI Arrests 29 People in Gang-Related Drug, Gun Trafficking Operation (Hartford, CT): The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charging 29 people in connection to gang-related heroin, crack cocaine and firearm trafficking in the South End of Hartford, according to the FBI, Hartford police and the United States attorney for Connecticut.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: June 17, 2015

Convicted Murderer Pleads Guilty To Firearms Offenses (Hartford, CT): Convicted murderer and alleged city gang leader Donald "Amen" Raynor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to four firearms charges as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors to resolve the remaining cases against him.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: May 27, 2015

Reputed Gang Leader Offered Deal To Resolve All Cases (Hartford, CT): Reputed gang leader Donald "Amen" Raynor, who was sentenced last month to 60 years in prison for the June 2007 murder of a rival gang member, was offered a plea agreement Monday that would resolve the remaining cases against him.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: May 4, 2015

Ackeem Riley Sentenced In Another Murder, Another Shooting (Hartford, CT): A 25-year-old Hartford man already serving a long prison term for killing a Bloomfield honor student was convicted Thursday for his role in the murder of a Hartford teen and the shooting of a man that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 30, 2015

Connecticut officers made aware of gang threat to Baltimore police (New Haven, CT): Police departments in Connecticut say they are aware of a threat made to the Baltimore Police Department. Police in Baltimore released a statement on Monday that said they received credible information that members of various gangs have entered a partnership to "take out" law enforcement officers.
Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3    Date: April 27, 2015

Reputed Gang Leader Gets 60 Years In 2007 Slaying (Hartford, CT): Reputed gang leader Donald "Amen" Raynor was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison for the June 2007 murder of rival gang member Delano Gray. Superior Court Judge Hunchu Kwak called Raynor — a two-time convicted felon with a list of pending serious criminal charges — a "very violent and dangerous man who poses a danger to society," before sentencing him to the maximum term.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 20, 2015

Reputed Hartford gang leader convicted of murder (Hartford, CT): A reputed Hartford gang leader has been convicted of murder in a 2007 drive-by killing. Hartford police allege Raynor led the unusually violent Money Green/Bedroc gang in the North End, which engaged in drug trafficking.
Source: FOX CT    Date: March 23, 2015

Second Trial Begins For Alleged Hartford Gang Leader Accused Of Murder (Hartford, CT): Lawyers began presenting evidence Wednesday in the second murder trial of a man accused in the 2007 slaying of a 22-year-old who allegedly was a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: March 11, 2015

New Haven ‘Grape Street Crips’ gang leader gets 15½ years for drug trafficking (Bridgeport, CT): A man described as a leader of the New Haven gang the “Grape Street Crips” was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to more than 15½ years in prison for trafficking in narcotics.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: March 10, 2015

Two arrested in 2011 murder case involving gang violence (Hartford, CT): Two men have been arrested in the April 2011 murder of Anthony Parker. On Thursday the U.S. Justice Department arrested Jimel Frank, also known as “30” and “Velly,” and Karl Roye, also known as “Eagle.”
Source: FOX CT    Date: February 19, 2015

New Milford man charged with New Haven shooting (New Haven, CT): Investigators searching for the suspect who shot and wounded a mother of three children in New Haven last month got a break in the case when police said a New Milford man confessed to the crime a few days later while on a date with a woman.
Source: The Greater New Milford Spectrum    Date: February 18, 2015

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