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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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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

New Haven Gang Members Charged in Federal Racketeering Case: US Attorney (New Haven, CT): Alleged members of New Haven street gang the Goodrich Street Boys (GSB) face federal charges as a result of a long-term investigation into shootings in the city, according to the US Attorney’s office.
Source: WVIT NBC Connecticut    Date: August 9, 2017

Swedish police take in, take home gang reduction strategies employed in New Haven (New Haven, CT): Since 2015, the city of Malmö in Sweden has had 23 homicides and 56 attempted homicides, all related to gang violence in the city, according to Andy Roberts, the city’s chief superintendent of local police. Tuesday, the Malmö heads of police visited New Haven to learn more about Project Longevity and to see whether any crime prevention tactics could be used across the pond.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 13, 2017

U.S. Attorney: Gang member sentenced for racketeering & firearms offenses (New Haven, CT): Roy Isiah Jackson, a member of the Red Side Guerilla Brim Gang, was sentenced in New Haven to over 9 years in prison for racketeering and firearms offenses, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirde Daly.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: May 31, 2017

Former gang leader nabbed on gun charges (Bridgeport, CT): In 2006, Robert “Pookie” Bowen made headlines as the leader of a gang that terrorized the city’s West Side. For the past month, he has been the subject of a multi-police agency manhunt. following an incident in which he is accused of trying to shoot state troopers following a traffic stop.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: May 9, 2017

Meriden man sentenced to 25 months in prison for Gravel Street shooting last year (Meriden, CT): A local man was sentenced Thursday to serve 25 months in prison for shooting another man on Gravel Street last June.
Source: Record Journal    Date: May 5, 2017

Hartford gang member sentenced for selling drugs, firearms (Hartford, CT): A gang member in Hartford’s south end was sentenced in Bridgeport for selling heroin, crack cocaine and firearms, according to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: April 20, 2017

Cops stumble on suspected gang hangout, seize guns, ammunition (Bridgeport, CT): Police pursuing a car believed involved in a gang-style shooting Tuesday afternoon stumbled into the suspected hang out for the Green Boyz gang, recovering guns, ammunition and arresting the younger brother of notorious gang leader Jamal “Moo Moo” Hamilton.
Source: Greenwich Time    Date: April 12, 2017

Final defendant from New Haven’s deadly gang pleads guilty in federal court (New Haven, CT): After more than three years of investigations and court proceedings, the U.S. attorney’s office announced the federal conviction of the 21st and final defendant Tuesday in cases brought against members of the Red Side Guerilla Brims.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: March 21, 2017

New Haven man pleads guilty to involvement in deadly gang-related drug trafficking ring (New Haven, CT): A 32-year-old New Haven man pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering charges and admitted his involvement four gang-related murders, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: March 17, 2017

Gang ties, retaliation alleged in Danbury shooting trial (Danbury, CT): Concerns about witness intimidation and retaliation took center stage during a murder trial in Superior Court Thursday when a witness appeared in court wearing a bulletproof vest.
Source: The News-Times    Date: March 9, 2017

16 people charged as part of FBI and police investigation into Hartford ‘street gang’ (Hartford, CT): 16 people are facing more than 31 charges following a joint investigation by Hartford Police and the FBI into a local "street gang." The indictment charges all of them with federal drug offenses, related to the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Hartford. Four of them also face gun and robbery charges.
Source: FOX 61    Date: March 8, 2017

Prosecutor: Gang activity, love triangle set stage for Danbury murder (Danbury, CT): A prosecutor said Thursday that gang activity and a love triangle were behind the fatal shooting of a Bridgeport man outside of a downtown night club three years ago.
Source: The News-Times    Date: March 2, 2017

Former Hartford gang member becomes a Peacebuilder (Hartford, CT): After living a life of gang violence for years and spending time in prison for it, Iran Nazario found hope for a better life. He turned his life around and is working to spread that hope to young people in Hartford.
Source: FOX 61    Date: February 27, 2017

Hamden man pleads guilty in connection to gang activity that ‘wreaked havoc’ in Greater New Haven (New Haven, CT): A fourth man has been convicted in connection with a string of drug trafficking arrests made in September 2015, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: February 14, 2017

New Haven Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Connection With 2011 Murder (New Haven, CT): A member of a violent city gang has pleaded guilty to robbery and firearm charges in connection with a 2011 fatal shooting. Trevor Murphy, 28, of West Haven, a member of the Red Side Guerilla Brims gang that operated in New Haven from 2011 to 2015, pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and one count of using a firearm during and in relation to a violent crime, according to the U.S. attorneys office.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: February 10, 2017

Yale study confirms gun violence is contagious (New Haven, CT): In a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers studied the probability of someone becoming the victim of gun violence using the same type of approach scientists might use to track the spread of a disease.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: January 4, 2017

Reputed gang member found guilty of murder (Hartford, CT): A reputed Hartford street gang member has been found guilty of killing a man in 2011. A federal court jury in New Haven on Monday found 27-year-old Arthur Stanley guilty in the killing of 23-year-old Keith Washington of Windsor.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: December 19, 2016

Trial to resume for reputed gang member accused of murder (New Haven, CT): The trial of a reputed Hartford street gang member accused of killing a man in 2011 is set to resume. A jury is scheduled to resume hearing evidence in the case against 27-year-old Arthur Stanley on Monday in federal court in New Haven. He’s charged with committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering in the killing of 23-year-old Keith Washington of Windsor.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 18, 2016

Violent Crime Rate Drops in Connecticut, State Analysis Shows (Hartford, CT): The violent crime rate in Connecticut fell nearly 23% from 2012 to 2015, representing the sharpest decline of any U.S. state, according to the state’s own analysis of federal data.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: December 13, 2016

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