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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

Feds: Gang Member Killed Man in 2000 Over Mistaken Identity (Hartford, CT): Fifteen years after a man was gunned down on a state highway on his way to work, federal prosecutors say they've solved the case and a gang member has been indicted on murder, assault and gun crimes.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: October 23, 2015

"Focused Deterrence" Helping to Curb Gun Violence Among New Haven Gangs (New Haven, CT): A Yale University initiative is helping to reduce gang violence in the Elm City. It's called focused deterrence, and the strategy is simple: focus resources, like social services and more police, on those most likely to be affected by gun violence. In New Haven's case, that was street gangs.
Source: WNPR News    Date: October 23, 2015

Hartford Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Crack Dealing (Hartford, CT): A 24-year-old Hartford man who sold crack cocaine for the West Hell street gang has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: October 22, 2015

Shots fired near Ganim campaign HQ in Bridgeport amid gang violence (Bridgeport, CT): An official in Joe Ganim’s mayoral race says that no one was injured when shots were fired at campaign staffers’ cars near the campaign headquarters on Thursday.
Source: FOX CT    Date: October 15, 2015

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

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