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Providence teen to serve 2 life sentences for gang murder (Providence, RI): A Providence gang member, who was just 17 when he ambushed and killed a gang rival in a Pawtucket housing project on Christmas Eve 2013, has been ordered to serve two consecutive life sentences.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 3, 2015

Man with gang ties arrested in weekend shooting in Cranston (Cranston, RI): Police say a suspect with ties to a Providence street gang has been arrested in a weekend shooting at a Cranston mini-market that left another man injured.
Source: WPRO 630    Date: March 31, 2015

Worcester gang member charged with bringing 2 loaded guns on party bus to Providence (Providene, RI): A member of a violent street gang in Worcester is charged with bringing two guns on a party bus headed for the Ultra nightclub last week.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 31, 2015

Cranston man, accused of being gang member, arrested on drug charges (Providence, RI): A Cranston man police say is a gang member has been arrested on federal drug trafficking and firearms charges.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 27, 2015

Man said to be gang member sentenced in shooting (Providence, RI): A Providence man who is an alleged member of the Hartford Soldiers street gang has pleaded guilty to shooting another man last year after a fight over money.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: March 24, 2015

Cranston man accused in Providence gang-related murder (Providence, RI): A Cranston man charged with carrying stolen guns in Providence last month is now connected to a gang-related murder in the city last fall.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: February 27, 2015

Final Harriet Street gang member sentenced in 2013 murder of 12-year-old girl (Providence, RI): The final Harriet Street gang member linked to the 2013 murder of 12-year-old Aynis Vargas was sentenced Friday to serve 7½ years in prison for his role in the shooting that led to her death.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 16, 2015

Murder in Providence is up, but violent crime overall is down (Providence, RI): The city saw an increase in homicides in 2014, from 14 in 2013 to 20, but other violent crimes, including sex offenses and robberies, were less frequent. The total number of crimes declined 15 percent from the 2013 calendar year and violent crimes, including murder, sex offenses, robbery and aggravated assault, dropped 20 percent, according to preliminary data released Friday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 2, 2015

Man to be sentenced in 2013 Providence shooting (Providence, RI): A Providence man faces sentencing for crimes related to the June 2013 shooting death of a 12-year-old girl. Luis Gonzalez, known as "Fat Boy," was found not guilty of the most serious charges in the killing of Aynis (EYE'-nees) Vargas but convicted of felony assault and weapons charges.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: December 19, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 30 years in killing of Aynis Vargas, 12 (Providence, RI): A judge on Friday sentenced Harriet Street gang member Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez to serve 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of a 12-year-old girl and the shooting of three others attending a Hartford Park party in June 2013.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 19, 2014

Another gang member sentenced in shooting death of 12-year-old (Providence, RI): One of the five gang members implicated in the murder of a 12-year-old Providence girl was sentenced in Superior Court Tuesday.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News    Date: November 18, 2014

Alleged Providence gang member charged with carrying gun (Providence, RI): A young man who police say is part of the Chad Brown street gang was charged with carrying a loaded pistol in the city’s South Side on Halloween.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: November 3, 2014

Violence flares up in Chad Brown development (Providence, RI): A fatal shooting last Wednesday in the North End’s Chad Brown housing development revived memories of the neighborhood’s history of gun violence. Terry Robinson, a 22-year-old Providence resident, was fatally shot after attending the arraignment hearing of Justice Andrade, a suspect in the murder investigation of a young man killed in the area in July.
Source: The Brown Daily Herald    Date: October 28, 2014

Fatal shooting at Providence housing development may be gang-related (Providence, RI): One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting Wednesday morning at the Chad Brown housing development. The police have some leads on a suspect but there had been no arrest as of Wednesday evening, said Providence police Maj. David Lapatin.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 22, 2014

Legislation on gang activity faces fervent backlash (Providence, RI): When Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 signed gang sentencing enhancement legislation into law on July 1, he did so amidst widespread community opposition. Under the legislation, known as “criminal street gang enhancement,” prosecutors can seek an additional 10-year sentence for “any person who is convicted of any felony that is knowingly committed for the benefit, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang or criminal street gang member.”
Source: The Brown Daily Herald    Date: October 7, 2014

Recent Violence in Providence Raises New Safety Questions (Providence, RI): Recent shootings in Providence related to gang violence in the Mt. Hope neighborhood on the East Side over the weekend, and a shoot-out that lead to a lock down Asa Messer elementary school on Tuesday, have led to questions about how crimes are being accounted for - and counted -- in the Providence community.
Source: GoLocalProv    Date: October 1, 2014

Providence licensing board orders temporary closure of Fête in Olneyville following weekend gang-related disturbance (Providence, RI): Citing the responsiveness and good record of ownership, the city’s Board of Licenses dealt a 14-day closure to an Olneyville establishment on Wednesday, penalizing Fête for a gang-related weekend disturbance, but allowing the venue to punctuate the shutdown by temporarily reopening on Oct. 6.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 1, 2014

Police: Gun violence in Providence gang-related (Providence, RI): Providence police say weekend gun violence appears to have been gang-related. Five shootings that injured two people were reported between early Sunday morning and Sunday night.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 30, 2014

Taunton man, reputed Fall River gang leader, gets two additional years added to 22-year prison sentence (Providence, RI): A Massachusetts man previously sentenced to nearly 22 years on federal drug and gun charges has gotten two additional years for possessing a makeshift weapon.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: August 8, 2014

Call for gang members to be prosecuted like mobsters (Providence, RI): The recent increase in suspected or confirmed gang violence in Providence, is prompting a new call for a crackdown. Republican State Senator Dawson Hodgson - who is running for Attorney General - wants the state's racketeering law - used for busting up organized crime, to now be used against gangs, too. As with the mob, a judge could declare a gang a criminal enterprise.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: July 28, 2014

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