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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

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

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