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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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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

Trial Sheds Light On Violent Hartford Gangs (Hartford, CT): One of the prosecution witnesses admits he once tried to hire a hit man to kill his best friend. Then, after reflecting, the witness said he decided to kill the best friend's girlfriend and the couple's 2-year old daughter as well, because he didn't want to leave any loose ends.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: December 11, 2016

Witness in gang murder admits he’s often lied to authorities (New Haven, CT): The man who says he saw Arthur Stanley commit the 2011 drive-by shooting that killed Keith Washington of Windsor admitted Wednesday during Stanley’s racketeering murder trial that he has an extensive history of lying to law enforcement authorities.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: December 8, 2016

Federal murder trial begins for reputed Hartford gang member (New Haven, CT): A federal trial is underway for a reputed Hartford street gang member charged with gunning down a Windsor man in 2011. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Arthur Stanley, known on the street as “Wiggs,” was looking to improve his standing in the West Hell gang when he shot 23-year-old Keith Washington.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: December 5, 2016

Split verdicts in New Haven gang slaying, weapons trial (New Haven, CT): A jury Monday found Vincente Ayala guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Thomas Mozell Jr., but the judge concluded the state’s witnesses were “unconvincing,” so he found Ayala not guilty on two gun charges.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: November 21, 2016

Trial begins in alleged gang-related slaying in New Haven (New Haven, CT): During the opening day Monday of Vincente Ayala’s trial on a murder charge, a police officer and paramedic testified about seeing Thomas Mozell Jr. sitting in the driver’s seat of his car with a fatal gunshot wound.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: November 14, 2016

New Haven drug dealer gets 3 years in prison; ordered to stay away from gang members (New Haven, CT): A former gang member charged with assault and drug dealing was sentenced Monday to three years in prison and has been forbidden by the court to associate with gang members in the future.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: November 14, 2016

Gang member gets life for plotting to murder witnesses (Hartford, CT): A Hartford man who was convicted in April of conspiring in the fatal shooting of a man who had dared to discuss turning him in to face a federal drug charge — then of plotting to kill a potential witness in the first murder case — was sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: November 2, 2016

Former Latin King gets 30 years for mistaken identity murder on I-84 (Danbury, CT): Former Latin Kings gang member Alex Garcia was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for shooting a motorist in a case of mistaken identity on Interstate 84 more than 15 years ago.
Source: The News-Times    Date: October 19, 2016

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

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