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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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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

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

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