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2 arrested, 2 guns seized in possible gang dispute in Providence (Providence, RI): City police officers seized two guns late Saturday night while working on information that a dispute between rival Massachusetts gangs could occur in the Providence nightclub area.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: November 27, 2016

Jury convicts one gang member, acquits another in rival's 2014 slaying (Providence, RI): Minutes after a jury convicted one gang member of the 2014 slaying of a rival and cleared another, the victim's father pleaded for peace on the streets.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 18, 2016

Jury deliberations begin in 2014 Providence gang murder trial (Providence, RI): It will now be up to a jury to decide whether two gang members plotted to kill their rivals in a deadly October 2014 shooting at the Chad Brown housing complex. A jury of six men and six women began deliberating around 3 p.m. Monday in the murder trial of Young Niggas In Charge street gang members Bruce Moten and Antonio "Tone" Fortes.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 17, 2016

Suspect's girlfriend testifies about deadly gang shooting at Chad Brown (Providence, RI): Yahaira Montanez had been dating gang member and murder suspect Henry Lopez about a month before a deadly shooting in October 2014. That day, Lopez and two other Young Niggas In Charge, or YNIC, street gang members —Bruce Moten and Tevin Briggs — came to her Tappan Street apartment and asked her to park Lopez's black Infinti behind a house on Alaska Street, Montanez said.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 14, 2016

Courthouse gang clash preceded deadly 2014 shooting in Providence (Providence, RI): Hours before a deadly shooting in October 2014, associates of the YNIC and Chad Brown street gangs clashed at the Garrahy courthouse in downtown Providence. "They was talking about how they got surrounded by those Chad kids," said Henry Lopez, 27, in Superior Court before Judge Robert D. Krause.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 11, 2016

Witness in murder trial describes beginning of Providence gang feud (Providence, RI): The conflict between the Chad Brown and YNIC street gangs grew from a shooting incident at a Broad Street car wash in the summer of 2013, a witness testified Friday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 7, 2016

Video shows gang suspects headed to 2014 murder scene, detective says (Providence, RI): Video surveillance footage shows three gang members suspected in the 2014 shooting death of a rival heading into the Garrahy Judicial Complex around 10 a.m. the day of the murder, a Providence detective told jurors Thursday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 6, 2016

Trial starts for 2 men charged in 2014 Providence gang slaying (Providence RI): Charlene Rainey heard gunshots as she left Dunkin' Donuts on Admiral Street just before noon on Oct. 24, 2014. Seconds later, two men in black hooded sweatshirts ran by, one almost hitting her car.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 5, 2016

Authorities: Gang member gets prison for gun charges (Providence, RI): A Rhode Island man who told police he was part of a street gang has been sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm after he was convicted of a violent crime.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 17, 2016

Violent crime down 2% in Providence this summer compared to last (Providence, RI): Back in May, Providence saw its first homicide of the year – the latest date for a first homicide the city has had in the past 16 years.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: August 11, 2016

Gang members admit to roles in 2013 Providence fatal brawl (Providence, RI): Three gang members on Monday admitted their roles in a melee that left a 19-year-old father dead in May 2013. Joseph Shepard, 24; Gerrod Crowell, 24; and Juan Oliver, 22 — all members of the Manton street gang — pleaded guilty in Superior Court to charges related to a May 24, 2013, brawl with Hartford Soldiers rivals.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 11, 2016

Providence police: 1 teen arrested, another sought in incident related to gang feud (Providence, RI): A man affiliated with the East Side gang is arrested and a second gang member is still sought Thursday after their car crashed into a house on Smith Hill while trying to flee the police. The incident is believed to be connected to a violent feud between gangs affiliated with the East Side and Chad Brown Housing Development that's flared up again in the last several months with gunfire and threats.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 16, 2016

Gang member sentenced for shooting outside Providence club (Providence, RI): A Providence man was sentenced to prison Friday for a shooting a rival gang member outside a city nightclub in December.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: June 3, 2016

Police arrest suspected gang member on gun charges (Providence, RI): A member of a local street gang was arrested Wednesday after police said they found him in a car with an illegal gun and an assortment of unusual items — a roll of duct tape, zip ties, crow bar, ski mask and gloves.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 19, 2016

Providence gang member, out on bail, arrested on gun charge (Providence, RI): A gang member out on bail was caught with a loaded gun on gang turf in Upper South Providence Friday evening, according to the Providence police. Jakial Smith, 20, was in a group of men at Pine and Somerset streets, an area that the police say is popular with the Clowntown, Comstock and Chad Brown street gangs, now known as "Triple C."
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 25, 2016

Pawtucket gang member guilty of trafficking cocaine (Providence, RI): Jaheeim Benton, 26, of Pawtucket, a member of the YNIC street gang, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence Wednesday to trafficking crack cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha and Daniel Kumor, special agent in charge of the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Source: The Valley Breeze    Date: April 15, 2016

Gang member pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine (Providence, RI): A Pawtucket gang member pleaded guilty to trafficking crack cocaine in Federal Court Wednesday. Jaheeim Benton, 26, is a member of the YNIC street gang, according to the U.S. Attorney’S office.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: April 13, 2016

Providence man pleads guilty in gang shooting (Providence, RI): Authorities say a Providence man has pleaded guilty to a gang-related shooting outside of a city nightclub. Denzel Barboza, 24, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a pistol without a license and related crimes, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Monday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 21, 2016

2 Providence shootings could be gang-related, police say (Providence, RI): Two men were shot within hours of each other Sunday, in incidents that police say are "possibly" gang-related.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 25, 2016

Providence gang member sentenced to prison on gun, drug charges (Providence, RI): Miguel Wynns, 20, of 15 Ruggles St., a member of the Throwback for Days street gang in the city, has pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges and been sentenced, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 23, 2016

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