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Man gets 15 years in botched New Haven gang hit (New Haven, CT): A New Milford man who police said was hired by a New Haven woman’s boyfriend to kill her has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison on assault and burglary charges. David Nieman, 25, told police he shot the woman at the request of Terguinten Fulton of New Haven in order to be initiated into a gang, the Grape Street Crips.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: April 11, 2016

1 in parade of Hartford's 'Westhell' gang members gets 10 years for drug trafficking (Hartford, CT): A 25-year-old member of the city's "Westhell" street gang was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. Akeem Manoo, also known as "Keeme," was among 25 gang members indicted by a grand jury in 2014, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 25, 2016

What cities can learn from New Haven's fight to rein in gang violence: Seeking Solutions (New Haven, CT): In the shadow of Yale University, gangs have sprayed this city's streets with bullets for years, leaving a trail of young bodies. That began to change in 2012, when a group of community leaders, law enforcement officers and prosecutors pushed a program designed to prevent the killings and lead gang members away from their lives on the streets.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 24, 2016

Gang leader gets 13 years for role in crack distribution (New Haven, CT): Melkuan Scott, a reputed Hartford gang leader who had a loaded handgun hidden behind a fake air vent in his 5-year-old’s bedroom when law enforcement officers searched his Andover country home in 2014, was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison for drug and gun crimes.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: March 22, 2016

Man gets prison for role in gang-related drug ring (New Haven, CT): Authorities say a Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a gang-related drug trafficking ring.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: March 22, 2016

Hartford Gang Member Headed To Federal Prison (Hartford, CT): A member of a violent north end street gang was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for gang-related narcotics trafficking. Tafarie "Farie" Green, 26, of Hartford, was also sentenced four years of supervised release when he is released from prison.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: February 26, 2016

Police make arrest following local gang violence investigation (Hamden, CT): Hamden police say they have arrested a man after an investigation related to local gang activity. Along with the New Haven Police Department Shooting Task Force, Hamden Police say that in September 2015, they began investigating local gang violence.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: February 18, 2016

Los Solidos Drug Dealer Gets 80 Years In Hartford Double Murder (Hartford, CN): At a Los Solidos gang member's sentencing to an 80-year prison term for two murders Thursday, prosecutor Robin Krawczyk talked about the way street gangs portray themselves as opposed to the reality of life in a street gang.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: February 4, 2016

2 reputed Latin Kings members face drug trafficking charges in Winsted (Winsted, CT): Two members of the Latin Kings gang face drug charges after police and U.S. marshals executed a search warrant of their home at 58 Spencer St. on Wednesday.
Source: Republican-American    Date: January 15, 2016

Hartford Gang Member Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking (Hartford, CT): A 25-year-old member of a city street gang was sentenced to five years in prison followed by four years of a supervised release Friday.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: January 15, 2016

New Haven man connected to 2011 slaying recounts oath sworn as ‘Bloods’ gang member (New Haven, CT): Tevin Williams, who said he joined a street gang called the Bloods after swearing an oath to Jermaine Harris, testified Thursday he saw Harris repeatedly shoot Daryl McIver in the back five years ago to avenge McIver’s attack on another “Blood.”
Source: New Haven Register    Date: January 14, 2016

Glastonbury Police Arrest Alleged Hartford Gang Member For Rash Of Car Burglaries (Glastonbury, CT): A Hartford man is facing a number of charges for his role in a string of car burglaries in town that took place over the summer, police said.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: December 21, 2015

Arrest made in alleged gangland shooting (Bridgeport, CT): Policemade an arrest Tuesday in a gang-related shooting that left one man with five bullet wounds.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: November 24, 2015

Connecticut City Called Model for Police-Minority Relations (New Haven, CT): The city is a model for the nation in improving relations between law enforcement and minority communities that have frayed following highly publicized violence by police, FBI Director James Comey said Monday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: November 16, 2015

Violent rivalries spur shootings in Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT): Gang violence has escalated in the city in recent weeks leading to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old youth, the wounding of several others, and bullet holes in store fronts up and down Stratford Avenue.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: November 6, 2015

Manchester man sentenced for distributing heroin (Manchester, CT): A Manchester man has been sentenced to prison for distributing heroin. On Friday, 50-year-old Jose Colon, also known as “Uncle Benny,” was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised released for distributing heroin.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: October 30, 2015

Year long investigation sends man to jail for gang-related drug trafficking (New Haven, CT): Raymond Rivera of Hartford was sentenced Tuesday in New Haven to 66 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for trafficking crack cocaine.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: October 28, 2015

U.S. Attorney Cites Social-Science Math To Credit “Project Longevity” (New Haven, CT): The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it knows the precise number of shootings prevented each month in New Haven thanks to an anti-gang-violence initiative: 4.6. The office released that official number to argue that the initiative, “Project Longevity,” has succeeded in cutting gun violence in New Haven.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: October 26, 2015

Police: Gang shooting related to trial (Bridgeport, CT): An East End restaurant was peppered with gunfire early Sunday, caught in the crossfire of rival gangs. Police said at least one person was wounded and a young woman arrested after police said she was left holding the bag -or gun in this case.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: October 26, 2015

New Haven’s Project Longevity goes face-to-face in work to end violence (New Haven, CT): Sean Reeves has been around the block. He’s hustled on the streets of New Haven. He’s spent time behind bars. He also encountered tragedy years after he left that life behind: losing a 16-year-old son to gun violence. “It’s been 20 years since I’ve been … different,” Reeves said.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 24, 2015

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