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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

Connecticut officers made aware of gang threat to Baltimore police (New Haven, CT): Police departments in Connecticut say they are aware of a threat made to the Baltimore Police Department. Police in Baltimore released a statement on Monday that said they received credible information that members of various gangs have entered a partnership to "take out" law enforcement officers.
Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3    Date: April 27, 2015

Reputed Gang Leader Gets 60 Years In 2007 Slaying (Hartford, CT): Reputed gang leader Donald "Amen" Raynor was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison for the June 2007 murder of rival gang member Delano Gray. Superior Court Judge Hunchu Kwak called Raynor — a two-time convicted felon with a list of pending serious criminal charges — a "very violent and dangerous man who poses a danger to society," before sentencing him to the maximum term.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 20, 2015

Reputed Hartford gang leader convicted of murder (Hartford, CT): A reputed Hartford gang leader has been convicted of murder in a 2007 drive-by killing. Hartford police allege Raynor led the unusually violent Money Green/Bedroc gang in the North End, which engaged in drug trafficking.
Source: FOX CT    Date: March 23, 2015

Second Trial Begins For Alleged Hartford Gang Leader Accused Of Murder (Hartford, CT): Lawyers began presenting evidence Wednesday in the second murder trial of a man accused in the 2007 slaying of a 22-year-old who allegedly was a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: March 11, 2015

New Haven ‘Grape Street Crips’ gang leader gets 15½ years for drug trafficking (Bridgeport, CT): A man described as a leader of the New Haven gang the “Grape Street Crips” was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to more than 15½ years in prison for trafficking in narcotics.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: March 10, 2015

Two arrested in 2011 murder case involving gang violence (Hartford, CT): Two men have been arrested in the April 2011 murder of Anthony Parker. On Thursday the U.S. Justice Department arrested Jimel Frank, also known as “30” and “Velly,” and Karl Roye, also known as “Eagle.”
Source: FOX CT    Date: February 19, 2015

New Milford man charged with New Haven shooting (New Haven, CT): Investigators searching for the suspect who shot and wounded a mother of three children in New Haven last month got a break in the case when police said a New Milford man confessed to the crime a few days later while on a date with a woman.
Source: The Greater New Milford Spectrum    Date: February 18, 2015

Jury selection to start for retrial of alleged gang leader (Hartford, CT): Jury selection for the retrial of a reputed Hartford gang leader charged in a drive-by killing and five other slayings is scheduled to start.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: February 9, 2015

Man Orders Shooting of Girlfriend as Part of Gang Initiation: Cops (New Haven, CT): A New Haven man allegedly arranged the shooting of his girlfriend, the mother of his three young children, as part of a gang initiation, according to police.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: February 9, 2015

PD: Gang member arrested in Hartford (Hartford, CT): The Hartford Police Department arrested a juvenile gang member on Saturday night on an active arrest warrant.
Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3    Date: November 23, 2014

Bridgeport teen charged with murder in August shooting death of rival gang member (Bridgeport, CT): A Bridgeport teen has been arrested and charged with murder in the August shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: The Republic    Date: September 19, 2014

Hartford gang leader to be retried after hung jury (Hartford, CT): A hung jury in a murder case has dealt a blow to Connecticut prosecutors targeting a Hartford man who police say led an unusually violent street gang with a “hit squad” that was involved in numerous shootings and drug dealing in the city’s North End in 2007 and 2008.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: September 17, 2014

Street Gangs Tone Down Use of Colors, Tattoos (Hartford, CT): Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: September 16, 2014

Mistrial Declared In Murder Case Against Alleged Hartford Gang Leader (Hartford, CT): A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the murder case against Donald Raynor, an alleged city gang leader, when the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: September 16, 2014

Murder Trial Of Alleged Hartford Gang Leader Begins (Hartford, CT): Testimony started Wednesday in the murder trial of a man city police say was leader of a well-organized street gang involved in narcotics trafficking and multiple shootings in Hartford in 2007 and 2008.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: September 3, 2014

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