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Daily intel meetings help New Haven’s Project Longevity prevent violent crime (New Haven, CT): When Stacy R. Spell knocks on the door of the home of an at-risk teen or young adult, he has one goal in mind. “We want to stop the crime from happening, we want to save lives before they are either destroyed or taken.” Spell said. “That’s the bottom line; it’s about prevention.”
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 16, 2016

Cops nab Fab (Bridgeport, CT): When Fabian “Fab” Francis was found not guilty earlier this year of a gang-related slaying bets were exchanged on whether a rival gang or police would get him first.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: October 6, 2016

Meriden residents concerned about gang violence, alleged lack of police transparency (Meriden, CT): On Wednesday night, Meriden residents spoke out about concerns over gang violence and an alleged lack of police transparency. Their comments to FOX 61 come on the heels of comments made at a packed city council meeting on Tuesday night.
Source: FOX 61    Date: September 7, 2016

Teens latest victims of gang violence (Bridgeport, CT): The city is seeking State Police assistance and has diverted cops from other units in an effort to combat recent gang violence that threatens to take over Bridgeport neighborhoods. “I’m calling in every available officer and doing everything possible to curb the violence that is occurring in the city of Bridgeport,” Police Chief Armando Perez said Tuesday.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: August 31, 2016

Police chief: Bridgeport gangsters intimidate jurors (Bridgeport, CT): Although state officials deny it, city Police Chief Armando Perez believes members of the Green Boyz Gang may be getting away with murder because of jury intimidation.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: August 27, 2016

Gang member found guilty in 1998 murder (Waterbury, CT): A jury found an admitted gang member guilty of murder Friday in connection with the killing of a father and bar owner in 1998. It’s now the second time that Victor Santiago, 41, has been convicted of murder in the same case. A jury in Waterbury Superior Court convicted him in 2010 of murder and felony murder in the killing of Wilfred “Freddy” Morales, a hard-working father who owned Morales Cafe.
Source: Republican-American    Date: August 26, 2016

Authorities: Gang Member Sentenced For Assault, Drugs (New Haven, CT): A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison for federal assault and narcotics offenses. Prosecutors say the New Haven resident was a member of a local street gang in 2014. They say he violently assaulted someone in December 2014 over a stolen pistol as part of his gang membership.
Source: CBS Connecticut    Date: August 25, 2016

4th not guilty in gang-related shooting trial (Bridgeport, CT): For the fourth time in a row a jury came back with a not guilty verdict in a city gang-related shooting case. This time a six-member jury deliberated less than an hour before finding Undrea “Spooda” Kirkland, 20, a reputed member of the Green Boyz gang, not guilty of attempted murder first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit and reckless endangerment despite eyewitness testimony.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: August 24, 2016

Marshals on edge as witness testifies in gang trial (Bridgeport, CT): The fatal shooting of two Michigan courtroom bailiffs earlier in the day was on the minds of judicial marshals Monday as more than 50 family and supporters of Jamal “Moo Moo” Hamilton piled out of the elevators on the third-floor of the Main Street courthouse.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: July 12, 2016

Trial begins in gang shooting spree case (Bridgeport, CT): It was chaos. Gunfire seemingly came from everywhere as dozens of people enjoyed a summer evening in the parking lot of the Trumbull Gardens housing project last year, witnesses testified in court Wednesday.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: July 6, 2016

State troopers guard some courthouses to thwart gang violence (New Haven, CT): State troopers will be guarding courthouse perimeters in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury for a second week over continued concerns about potential gang violence.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 26, 2016

Bridgeport police probing gang ties in latest drive-by shooting (Bridgeport, CT): Police are investigating whether a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning that injured a young woman is connected to a larger wave of gang violence in the city.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: June 26, 2016

Stamford’s fierce female drug dealer gets 10 years (Stamford, CT): The 25-year-old woman police have called the city’s fiercest female criminal will be off the streets for the next decade. An informant said she was the leader of a subset of the Bloods street gang known as The Green Team. Federal authorities were also told her gang provided protection to and obtained drugs from members of the Albanian Boys Incorporated, an organized crime enterprise also known as the Albanian Mob.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: June 23, 2016

Danbury man pleads guilty in gang-related murder case from 2000 (New Haven, CT): A Danbury man has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms offense related to a murder dating back to 2000. According to court documents and statements made in court, an ongoing dispute in 1999 between the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation and another criminal gang, the Crips, escalated as a result of the shooting of a high-ranking member of the Crips.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: June 16, 2016

Cops, marshals foil downtown hit (Bridgeport, CT): Police and judicial marshals foiled an apparent gangland hit outside the Golden Hill Street courthouse Thursday. Fabian “Fab” Francis, 18, may have been seconds from being riddled with bullets as he stood on Golden Hill Street at noontime when police intervened, arresting three of the would-be shooters and seizing two loaded handguns as horrified spectators looked on.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: June 16, 2016

Gangland slaying suspect continues to ‘roll the dice’ (Bridgeport, CT): Fate is apparently fleeting even for a teen charged with a gangland-style slaying. While nearly a hundred people had crowded the Main Street court last month for the arraignment of 19-year-old Deonte “DT” Tomlinson - there didn’t even appear to be one person present Tuesday for his second court appearance.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: June 14, 2016

What Cleveland can gain from New Haven's fight against gangs: Pathways to Peace (New Haven, CT): The retired cop, now a church deacon, goes deep into this city's bleakest neighborhoods, seeking to save not just the souls of New Haven's most dangerous gang members, but also their lives. Stacy Spell spreads his message to a troubled flock. Put your guns down. Stop the violence. End the suffering. If you want out, there are options.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 6, 2016

Suspected gang shooting leaves Bridgeport teen dead (Bridgeport, CT): Three months after he was acquitted by a jury of charges in connection with a gangland shooting on a downtown street, 18-year-old Kahlil Sloan-Diaz was shot to death Friday in a car in the Hollow section of the city.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: May 14, 2016

Gun violence downtown prompts greater community outreach in Meriden (Meriden, CT) : Local police, neighborhood association members and school officials are working to reassure residents after three incidences of gun violence in April. Five people were injured in the three incidents. The first was April 10 at Noiise Sports Bar on Lewis Avenue. Three people were shot around closing time at the bar.
Source: Record-Journal    Date: May 1, 2016

Rising gang violence in Meriden according to police report (Meriden, CT): An arrest report in the case of a local teen accused of firing a gun at a house on Springdale Avenue over the weekend references escalating gang violence in the city.
Source: Record-Journal    Date: April 25, 2016

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